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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, Mobile, Entertainment + Robotics in the mix. Spread the word. 

AR

Microsoft posts HoloLens 2 teaser ahead of February 24th launch – Engadget

The Inventor of the Hololens Just Left Apple (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality – Apple Insider

Magic Leap Lumin OS Beta Update Delivers Map Merge Feature for Multi-User Experiences – Next Reality

Madefire Releases 3D Comics App for Magic Leap One – Road to VR

Google Maps is using giant virtual arrows to stop people from getting lost – CNN Business

Huawei patent shows AR glasses with a smartwatch connection– Gizbot

Apple turns Ariana Grande and other musicians into Memoji for its latest ads – Tech Crunch

Google and Apple brought the emoji arms race to the Grammys – Fast Company

Snapchat Scores Viral Hit with Nike Augmented Reality Experience Starring Lebron James – Next Reality

Warby Parker’s new app combines AR and face mapping so you can try on virtual glasses – The Verge

Shazam Pours a Tall Glass of Augmented Reality Marketing for Shackleton Whisky – Next Reality

Ice Breakers: How to make a multiplayer mobile AR game in 2 days – Quirkeley

AR will replace MOCAP – hand-tracking puppetry clip – Leadlines

Rats in Augmented Reality Help Show How the Brain Determines Location – R & D Magazine

Scape Raises $8M for Visual Positioning System Which Could be a Key Component of the AR Metaverse – Road to VR (January)


VR

Macon teacher’s Black History Month door decor earns class virtual reality field trip – 13WMAZ

Tour Alien Worlds with New Multimedia Treats – NASA

Bringing the Star Wars Universe into VR: The Making of Secrets of the Empire AIXR

YUR – New Fitness Startup Is Helping People Get Fit Using VR – VR Fitness Insider

Cinemark and Spaces open new VR experience in Silicon Valley – Shack News

The reality of virtual travel: could it replace actual holidays?– The National

British Army tests innovative virtual reality training – UK.gov

Why Virtual Reality Is A Terrible Solution For Mainstream Inflight Entertainment – Forbes


NEWS

‘It’s definitely going to break things’: Apple is prepping an iOS change that may hurt AR and VR advertising – Digi Day

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city – The Verge

Future of video? Watch our first interview shot with volumetric tech, with help from a Seattle startup – Geek Wire

This scientist used imaging techniques to rescue sound from the Nuremberg trials – PRI

Samsung confirms launch of its first foldable phone later this month – MS Power User

Vivox Nintendo Switch voice chat aims to make in-game talk easier – Slash Gear

Former robotics head at Amazon joins Onfido as VP of research – Biometric Update

A new model introduces the concept of adaptive virtual organisms (VOs) – Tech Xplore

Matterport Launches Software to Make 3D Tech Widely Accessible for AEC– Civil and Structural Engineer

Black Excellence: Chinonye Chukwu Becomes First Black Woman To Win Sundance’s Highest Award – Shadow and Act

Michael B. Jordan’s Production Company Signs First-Look TV Deal At Amazon, Including Inclusion Riders – Shadow and Act

‘Another Day Of Life’ Wins Goya Award For Best Animated Feature – Cartoon Brew

The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store – Tech Crunch

The Rise of the Robot Reporter – The New York Times


DESIGN

Protest Game – MIT Press

Show Don’t Tell: Decolonize your classroom, syllabus, rules, and practices – Liberated Genius (September 2018)

This Artist Uses LEGO to Repair Structures All Over the World – Apartment Therapy


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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.

AEC Hackathon Feb 22-24 The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers.

Center Awards and Call for Entries – various competitions


FUN STUFF

3-D printed robot taught itself to skate! – BBC

Here’s a Roundup of All the Super Bowl Ads About Robots and AI – Futurism

Next 10 Discovery Science Experiments Chosen – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF)

Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave – Ars Technica

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