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Future News: Headlines for Futurists

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


HOLOLENS 2

HoloLens 2 announced for $3,500, available to preorder now, ships later this year – Cnet

HoloLens 2 is coming: What you need to know – Unity Blog

Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens 2 headset means business – CNN

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer On Your Face – Wired

HoloLens 2 could represent Microsoft’s next significant step in mobile – Windows Central

Hololens 2 gets Firefox Reality browser as the web adapts to AR – CNet

Augmented reality surgical technology unveiled by Philips and Microsoft – Vascular News

Trimble Announces Next Generation Mixed-Reality Device with Microsoft HoloLens 2 Technology for Front-Line Workers in Construction, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Mining – Cision PR Newswire

Epic Games Announces Unreal Engine Support for Microsoft HoloLens 2 – Unreal Engine

Microsoft puts mixed reality, high-speed 3D rendering, and Kinect vision into cloud – Ars Technica

Microsoft workers push against selling augmented-reality headsets to Army – LA Times

Microsoft CEO Defends Army Contract for Augmented Reality – Wired


AR

Magic Leap CEO: We’re dead serious about the ‘Magicverse’ – Venture Beat

Google Adds UI Tools to ARCore Kit for Augmented Reality Apps – ADT Mag

Augmented Reality Is The Operating System Of The Future. AR Cloud Is How We Get There. – Forbes

An AR Installation Submerges the Whitney Museum in a Coral Reef of Plastic Debris – Hyperallergic

Chinese broadcasters celebrate New Year with augmented reality – Newscast Studio


VR

The Varjo VR-1: Everything You Need To Know About The Highest-End VR Headset In The World – Forbes

HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus with 6DOF Controllers, Built for Enterprise – Road to VR

The Alternative Top 50 VR People To Follow – 2019 – Virtual Umbrella

VIDEO: Footage of Universal Everything’s immersive VR experience Dezeen/YouTube

Inside look: Macy’s tech lets customers visualize furniture options in their home – Memphis Business Journal

The Man Behind ‘I Am A Man,’ a VR Experience That Chronicles the Fight for Civil Rights – Siggraph Blog

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted’ Game Leaks – Comic Book

Bigscreen Patches Potential Hack That Could Have Spelled Disaster for the Platform – Road to VR

“We Didn’t Stop Until 5AM”: The Story Behind VRFocus – Virtual Perceptions


5G

Qualcomm is pushing to make VR and AR headsets work with 5G phones – The Verge

U.S. Senators Demand The Ban On Huawei Goes Beyond 5G To Include IoT – Forbes

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations – Tech Crunch

Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity – Tech Crunch

China’s role in 5G ‘much bigger’ than Huawei, British spy chief says – CNBC

“The stakes have never been higher” – Ericsson warns Europe on 5G rollout, and industry on 5G security – RCR Wireless News


NEWS

Ricoh Theta Z1 is a pocketable prosumer 360 camera for $999 – Cnet

All you need to know on Azure Kinect – The Ghost Howls

How to begin regulating a digital reality world – Deloitte Insights

The Future Is Here, Almost: Virtual Travel Becomes More of a Reality – New York Times

LG’s latest flagship uses your hand veins to unlock – TechCrunch

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America – The Verge

China blocks 17.5 million plane tickets for people without enough ‘social credit’ – Independent

The Secret History of Women in Coding – The New York Times

The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes – The Atlantic

Researchers use computer vision to better understand optical illusions – Tech Xplore

How ‘Green Book’ And The Hollywood Machine Swallowed Donald Shirley Whole – Shadow and Act

Spirit Awards: Best Director Winner Barry Jenkins Calls on Hollywood to Champion More Female Creators  – The
 Hollywood Reporter

Madam C.J. Walker’s Mansion to Become a Think Tank for Women of Color Entrepreneurs – Diversity Inc. (December 2018)


OSCARS

USA Today Launches Oscars AR Experience to Highlight Work of Costume Designers – Variety

The Magnitude of Black Panther’s Technical-Oscar Wins  – The Atlantic

Oscars: What ‘Green Book’s’ Best Picture Win Says About Film Academy – The Hollywood Reporter

Everyone was speaking Spanish at the 2019 Oscars – Vox


DESIGN

New Social Plastics Or When Art Meets Augmented Reality – Society Bite

Net Art Anthology – Rhizome

New Robot Science Museum Will Construct Itself in Seoul – Design Boom


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Disrupt Aging Game Jam: Implications of Living 100, March 2nd Calling All Public Middle and High School Students in NYC: G4C challenges you to learn the fundamentals of game design and kickstart your creativity.

Gem 2019: Papers, projects, artworks, performances – Submission deadline extended until March 10th, for all tracks of the 2019 IEEE GEM conference. GEM encompasses all aspects of interactive digital media ranging from game design, theoretical advances in algorithmic and mathematical techniques, new enabling technologies, advanced consumer electronics systems, and novel sensing technologies such as motion capture.

Women Startup Challenge at Google in  Partnership  with  Craig  Newmark Philanthropies – $50,000 cash grant to be awarded.
Applications close March 28, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT.

Data 360 Labs Women’s Initiative for funding up to $2 million in partnership with Google, Faster Capital, KiwiTech and numerous investor networks. We are providing support for female and diverse founders who are looking for technical co-founders. Please register with our Data 360 Labs Women’s Initiative Group for more information. Additional information will be provided mid to late March 2019.


FUN STUFF

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Reaches Space With First Passenger On Board The Verge

Japan Just Landed a Robot Spacecraft on an Asteroid – Futurism

Autonomous Shuttles Make Debut at California State University – GovTech

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