This week, co-founder & Oculus Rift creator, Palmer Luckey, left Oculus and Facebook! I'm still surprised at the news days later... Meanwhile, Samsung has new Gear VR, Gear 360 and smart home hub tech on the way and Volkswagen revealed an "autonomous pod" concept!
How do I fix the Onion Omega2 when seeing “Index of /console/”?
The Onion Omega2 is a new platform for makers and tinkerers to build some pretty neat things. It provides a web console to manage everything over Wi-Fi, however, if something goes wrong and you end up with a screen that just says "Index of /console/" — here's how to fix that.
This week, Elon Musk started a company (yes, another company!) that aims to bring computing into your brain so we can keep up with robots, he also reportedly invested in DeepMind early on to keep tabs on AI's progress. Amazon's Go store has been delayed, one team hacked a Chevy Volt to be their Mario Kart 64 controller and more!
Using virtual reality to help reduce unconscious bias
Annie Harper and her team at Equal Reality have been putting together an app that has some high aspirations. They are looking to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace by using virtual reality to change workplace behaviours and attitudes, and were recently accepted into the MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane! I had a chat with them about unconscious bias and how their app came about.
This week hit a record for the amount of smartwatch news! So much Android Wear news in particular — great news for those on the market for a new watch! We've also got an easy way to make multiplayer WebVR and researchers found a way to confuse accelerometers with WAV files.
Getting started with image recognition and artificial intelligence today with Clarifai’s Matt Zeiler
Clarifai provides a fantastic service that developers can use to bring image recognition into their apps. Matt Zeiler, CEO and founder of Clarifai, spoke with me about their service and explained the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and neural networks.