Future News: Headlines for Futurists

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


HoloLens2 Reveal – I4News

Magic Leap Highlights Award-Winning Augmented Reality Apps Revealed at Reality Virtually Hackathon – Next Reality

Augmented Reality App Maker Houzz Reveals Major Data Breach – Next Reality

Apple employees met with AR waveguide technology suppliers at CES 2019  – Apple Insider

AB InBev Is Experimenting with Augmented Reality Advertising via Devils Backbone Packaging – Paste

Japanese kids can get boo-boos treated by augmented reality anime characters in Bandai-d form – SoraNews24

Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually ‘try on’ your next pair of kicks – Tech Crunch

Amazon is working on an AR shopping app that could make the Clueless wardrobe possible – Evening Standard

10 Cool Augmented-Reality Apps That You Might Actually Use – New York Magazine

Developing Immersive Experiences With ARCore (November 2018) – Unite LA


Security flaw allows for spying over 5G, researchers warn – CNET

Samsung debuts first 1TB storage chip for smartphones, likely destined for Galaxy S10 – 9To5 Google

Samsung’s new Apple Watch rival looks sleek in leaked render – MS Power User

Jaunt Founder Arthur Van Hoff Joins Lucid to Advance Multi-Camera Capture on Mobile Phones – Digital Journal

Marshmello makes history with first ever Fortnite in-game concert – The Guardian

Moodpod Creator LumiereVR Acquires VR Analytics Company RetinadVR – VR Focus

30% Of VRChat’s Daily Users Wear HMDs — That’s About 40,000-100,000 Monthly VR Users, Which Would Make VRChat The Most-Used VR Game! – New World Notes

Epic Games Files Legal Action to Stop Augmented Reality Startup Nreal from Using Name in the US – Next Reality

Teen who discovered Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug playing Fortnite speaks out about experience – CNET

Afrofuturist Artist Creates Stunning Portraits Of Black Artists With Deep Dream AI Algorithms  – New World Notes

Hartford girls headed to Facebook HQ to pitch chat bot-mentor for young, black professionals – Hartford Courant

Microsoft is helping visually impaired children learn to code with physical blocks  – The Verge

Computer Vision for the Classroom “Engagement Detection”: Is It Ethical? – E Learning Inside

WarnerMedia Leans In to Future Tech and Launches Content Innovation Lab – AP

CarVi Launches Computer Vision Built Pothole Pilot Detection in San Francisco – Cision PR Newswire

Virtual reality helps reduce pain among patients with sickle cell disease – Healio

Unity and USC film school team up on online game design course – Venture Beat

5th Annual BlackTech Week Welcomes Array of Tech Geniuses – South Florida Caribbean News


Van Jones Talks About His Lumiere Award-Winning, Winston Duke-Starring VR Experience ‘The Messy Truth’  – Variety

VR Pioneer Jessica Brillhart Proves Immersion Takes Many Forms In ‘Beethoven’s Fifth’ VR Experience  – Forbes

‘Groundhog Day’ Sequel in Works — But It’s a VR Game, Not a Movie – Variety

New virtual reality experience transforms you into a majestic tree – Mother Nature Network

Wired’ is a multi-scene movie painted and animated in VR – Endgadget

Missoula Airport giving virtual reality tours of $67 million construction project – Fox Montana

VR Video Formats Explained 360 Labs


Sundance Film Festival 2019: 3 Hot Emerging Tech Trends To Watch – Forbes

VR Documentary ‘Traveling While Black’ Debuts at Sundance – AfroTech

At Sundance, Virtual Reality Filmmakers are Evolving Beyond VR – Wired

Augmented reality to grow into trillion dollar industry, Sundance panel hears – Screen Daily

At Sundance’s New Frontier, VR and AR go epic, weird and theatrical – CNET

VR Still Lacks Its ‘Jazz Singer,’ a Game-Changing Breakthrough – Indie Wire

Your body is driving a new wave of AR, VR experiences – CNET

Filmmakers Speak Out On the Reality of Sundance’s Inclusion Efforts  – Broadly


Unity for Humanity Challenge 2019 DEADLINE FEB 18th. 12AM

XR EDU Challenge 2 Saturday February 23rd – This event is for ALL students, developers and educators who want to code and/or learn about XR development.

Hack for Inclusion @ MIT Media Lab Friday February 22nd- Saturday 23rd

Developer Week Hackathon Feb 23-24th – Join 800+ Developers at the Nation’s Largest Challenge-Driven Hackathon.


Lasers can send a whispered audio message directly to one person’s ear – The Download

Tesla rival faces online heat as Nio smart car comes to a halt in Chinese capital – South China Morning Post

This robot valet will soon be parking your car at the airport – The Download

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