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Future News: Headlines for Futurists

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

AR

New UI tools and a richer creative canvas come to ARCore – Google Developers

Google Releases ARCore 1.7 Update, Adds Face Filters & Expands Animation Support – Next Reality

Inside Nike’s DIY studio for Snapchat selfie Lenses – Engadget

Artist Johanna Jaskowska Creates Futuristic Instagram Filters That Are Taking Over Social Media – Design You Trust

What Is 5G Good For? A Futuristic Fashion Show With Magic Leap Has The Answer – Forbes

How to watch Microsoft HoloLens 2 launch live stream – Tech Advisor

Microsoft’s New Light Capture Tool Adds More Realistic Lighting to HoloLens & Mobile AR Apps – Next Reality

VIDEO: Creating High Quality XR Content for the Web | Mike Festa | ARIA 2019

Visual Scripting brings AR app creation to non-coder masses – ZDNet

New Pokémon GO Augmented Reality Photo Feature Lets You Strike a Pose with Pikachu – Next Reality

Proposed ‘Pokémon Go’ Lawsuit Settlement May Remove Poké Stops, Gyms – Variety

LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets – Tech Crunch

Brands are testing augmented reality’s influence on e-commerce – Digiday

10 best ARKit apps: Our pick of iOS augmented reality apps – Pocket-lint


VR

Snapchat launches VR gallery featuring black millennial artists – Mashable

Glitch and Mozilla launch WebVR starter kit for building VR websites – Venture Beat

90 VR Education Apps for Vive, Rift and WMR –
VirtualiTeach

BrainRap could change how we see hip-hop–and neuroscience  – Fast Company

VR Opens Up New Possibilities For Disabled Musicians – VR Scout

Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy Shows Lasting Effect in Phobia Treatments For Children with ASD – Neuroscience News

Accenture to use virtual reality for inclusive hiring practices – Computer Weekly 

VR needs to be led by creatives, not hardware cycles – Tech Radar

PlayStation exec says PSVR will see a dramatic change in next 10 years – The Verge

Dark Slope Secures $1.5M to Bring Location-based VR to Toronto – Road to VR

Vortex Plans to Open 2,500-Seat Dome Multiplex for Headset-Free VR Experiences (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Iberia Offers Virtual Reality on Flights – Iberia

Caterpillar Launches Virtual Reality Training Module at World of Asphalt – For Construction Pros 

Could A VR-Related Switch Announcement Be Approaching? – Nintendo World Report


NEWS

Founder Gym and Google are Teaming Up to Help Minority Founders – AfroTech

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S10 early hands-on video leaks confirming most of what we already know – 9to5 Google

Samsung Internet has been installed 1 billion times on the Play Store – Android Community

Ubisoft And Mozilla Announce A.I. Coding Assistant Clever-Commit – Variety

Apple, Alphabet Face Outrage for Hosting App That Tracks Saudi Women – The Street

Microsoft Store apps caught illegally mining cryptocurrencies – Tech Radar

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release – Tech Crunch

Police across the US are training crime-predicting AIs on falsified data – MIT Tech Review

Artificial Intelligence Has a Problem With Gender and Racial Bias. Here’s How to Solve It – Time

ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks – Tech Crunch

Facebook lets you search for pictures of your female friends, but not your male ones – The Next Web

Tyra Banks Reveals Next Business Venture: Modelland – Variety

No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo – Hollywood Reporter

David Fincher’s NSFW Series ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Hits Netflix – Hypebeast


DESIGN

5 Year-Old Recreates Photos Of Iconic Women Every Day Of Black History Month – Design You Trust

Google acquires Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million – ABS CBN  (January)

Using Global Localization to Improve Navigation – Google Blog

Creating an Interactive Vertex Effect using Shader Graph – Unity Blog

Unreal Awards: Experience Design competition winners announced! – Unreal


CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

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.

Multi-Con VR: Characters in Animation! / Avatar Cosplay Contest Saturday March 16th  – High Fidelity –  Create your favorite characters from animated TV and movies for the 3D metaverse. Then wear them up the runway. The winner will be selected by the community.


FUN STUFF

$100bn for every human? Space missions to explore gold and iron-rich asteroids – International Business Times

Peeqo the Robot Speaks Only in Videos and GIFs – Engineering.com

IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion – Engadet

Insects could be extinct within a century, scientists say – Engadget


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