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Future News: Headlines for Futurists


Inspired by our Residency program, Headlines for Futurists is focused on AR with a little VR, AI + robotics in the mix. Spread the word. 

HOLOLENS

accessIbIld* An AR solution for assessing ADA compliance in buildings, facilities and other spaces with one tap made @ MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon, * Winner Best use of AR and IOT in industrial, manufacturing and field service (PTC)
This is How a Complex Brick Wall is Built Using Augmented Reality – Arch Daily
Facebook and Microsoft patent filings offer dueling visions of small AR headsets – Venture Beat

MAGIC LEAP

Magic Leap Plans to Expand to Mobile AR – Variety
Magic Leap Seeks Agency To Help Boost Its Flagging Image – The Holmes Report  
Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your LIghts, Play Your Music, or Give Directions – R2VR
ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission – Next Reality

AR

8th Wall Instant augmented reality for any website
Ice Breakers Multiplayer mobile AR Game made @ MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon
Blippar finds life after death as former investor buys assets to relaunch AR startup – Tech Crunch
Bhad Bhabie Gets Augmented Reality Billboard In Los Angeles – Hot New Hip Hop
ARCore and Unity: A look at 2018 and the road ahead – Unity Blog (December 2018)

NEWS

These developers are trying to make virtual reality more useful  – Boston Globe
Mozilla Fosters the Next Generation of Women in Emerging Technologies – Mozilla Blog
Fable Studio Pivoting to “Virtual Beings,” Building Stories Around Persistent AI-powered
Characters – Road to VR
Epic Games buys 3Lateral, maker of super-realistic ‘digital humans’ – Tech Crunch
Live Planet Launches All-in-one System for 360 3D Livestreaming – Road to VR
VR Games Forecast To Hit $1.2B In 2019 – Mobile Insider
Silicon Valley: investments in VR decreased by 81% – Android Pit
SuperData: VR grew 30% in 2018 thanks to PSVR, Oculus Quest will be 2019’s hit – Venture Beat
Virtual Reality Lets You Escape the World. Augmented Reality Improves It. – New York Magazine
Sennheiser and Dear Reality Present End-to-End Workflow for 3D Audio – Sennheiser
New Intel RealSense Camera Adds Inside-Out Tracking to AR/VR Headsets, Robots, & DronesNext Reality
Google’s I/O developer conference will kick off on May 7th – The Verge
Apple’s finger-controller patent is a glimpse at mixed reality’s future – Fast Company

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Hack for Inclusion @ MIT Media Lab Friday February 22nd- Saturday 23rd
Unity for Humanity Challenge 2019 DEADLINE FEB 18th. 12AM

FUN STUFF

Here’s the Trailer to Eminem’s Upcoming VR Video from Felix & Paul – Road to VR
Self-driving robots can deliver your groceries from Fry’s in Scottsdale – AZ Central

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