This week, we had the first virtual being to win an Emmy, retro game AI translation, real-time hand tracking on mobile cameras, YouTube has been removing robot combat videos due to "animal cruelty" and more!
This week, we've got Snoop Dogg in AR, the Blocks smartwatch startup is sadly shutting down, we've got a robot dog with a pretty neat looking 3D printed head, Meta lost their lawsuit and we're still hearing about more contractors listening to audio recordings — this time focused on Facebook and Microsoft.
This week, we've had a woman implant her Tesla key into her arm successfully, one circus trading in real animals for holograms, bungee VR, Apple is doing super well with wearables and lots more!
This week, we've got progress in AR tech with more compact smartglasses called "Norm Glasses", Adobe's AR stationary displays and Samsung's new smart contact lens patent. Facebook is working on mind-reading tech and all three of the top smart speakers are addressing privacy concerns for stored recordings. Massive week!
This week, we've got a few Magic Leap mentions, Firefox Reality is out on Oculus Quest, we've got AI generated emoji mashups, machine learning powered code autocomplete and Facebook are helping map out areas in communities not covered by Google or Apple Maps.
This week, Little Bird worked out how to print way more colourful PCBs, Facebook have a haptic wristband prototype for AR/VR, Apple have a patent for an AR headset that can track your whole face and Microsoft demoed a multi-language virtual avatar clone we may one day all make of ourselves!