Countering the dismal state of security in the Internet of Things
Security has been a huge concern with Internet of Things devices, with connected devices turning up in botnets and having rather concerning security vulnerabilities. Terry Dunlap, founder and CEO of Tactical Network Solutions, helps businesses and developers ensure their systems are built securely. He was kind enough to share some of his thoughts and advice for securing the IoT.
This week, we heard about a spooky ghost girl Magic Leap app demo, Samsung revealed the next Gear VR headset will have a controller, there's a new Raspberry Pi Zero with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Popular Mechanics totally took apart their Echo to look inside so you don't have to!
The path to strong AI — could a biological approach be the answer?
Building truly strong AI is an incredibly fascinating area. Companies like Numenta are working to understand the neocortex of the human mind to achieve great strides in AI. Matt Taylor from Numenta will be speaking at AI with the Best on their work with strong AI that follows principles learnt from neuroscience, here are some of his insights.
This week, developers found a way to bring roomscale to Google Daydream using the HTC Vive tracker, an AR headset is helping legally blind people to see and you can now have a piano duet with Google's AI!
This week has more augmented reality news than ever before, which is a great sign for 2017! We had a Magic Leap R&D test rig photo leaked, a look at a Magic Leap AR shopping patent, multiple demos of new ways to share HoloLens experiences and so much more! Oh, and Beyonce tried Magic Leap and thought it was boring.
Bringing your whole body into virtual reality with Immotionar
After a while with VR, you forget that your full body isn't being tracked... until you try to kick something, or you look down at your non-existent body. Immotionar is a group in Italy who are working on a way to enable full body tracking. Here's how it works and how developers can give it a go in their own apps.