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Using Dialogflow to make smarter Twitch bots

Twitch bots can be a whole lot of fun, they respond to key words, commands like !shoutout and common actions like users joining chat. However, what …

Particle Mesh: Easily add mesh networking to your next IoT creation!

Particle had a pretty darn exciting announcement this week — their latest series of devices available for pre-order have mesh networking built in! …

Internet of Things

This group is using 360 video and VR to help stop sexual harassment

Sexual assault and harassment is a serious problem across many cultures and industries, the ever growing list of #metoo stories of the past two …

Virtual Reality

Particle for Good — empowering groups using IoT for social good!

The team at Particle have put together a fantastic new program to help groups who are looking to use the IoT for social good called “Particle for …

Internet of Things

Bringing image recognition and image tracking to web AR

Rob Manson and his team at awe.media have managed a fantastic achievement this year — image recognition and image tracking working in web AR! I …

Augmented Reality

What is Windows Mixed Reality?

Microsoft’s HoloLens and their range of VR-style headsets are all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. How can this be? One is an augmented reality …

Augmented Reality

11 lessons on building & shipping a smart device from Ray Wu, founder of Wynd

Wynd is one of the best Kickstarter projects I own. It has both an air purifier and air quality tracker that work together to help improve the air …

Air Purifiers

Free ways to learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning

In the lead up to my own talk on artificial intelligence at Web Directions Code, I thought I’d put together a list of resources for others looking to …

SpatialStories — a new toolset for VR/AR storytelling

SpatialStories is a new way to put together interactive real-time VR/AR content. Michaël Martin, CTO at Apelab, shared a few quick bits of info on …

Have we properly considered personal space in virtual reality?

There is a level of basic personal space which is understood in VR. You don’t want things floating in people’s faces constantly or information too …

Lessons from giving Melissa, a virtual assistant, its own UI interface

Tanay Pant has done some great work making a virtual assistant that is open for others to learn from and use. Melissa has been improving, recently …

This team have already built 20 educational games in VR and AR

Bringing emerging tech into education is something which we need much more of. The team at arludo are powering forward doing just this — using VR and …

Teaching the joys of STEM with robots and multiplayer programming

StarLAB is something we need more of — tech built by a team of engineers to help students learn together. In this case, they get to learn to build …

This team wanted a 3D scanner, so they built their own

This is the sort of team I love to meet. The Sydney-based team at EORA 3D decided that 3D scanners were too expensive for their needs and built their …

Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED, chats about the future of tech!

Greg Williams is Executive Editor at WIRED magazine and has spent a whole lot of time exploring emerging tech. In this video interview, we chat about …

Building dragons and our mixed reality future with Daniel Newman at CeBIT Australia

Daniel Newman is a best-selling author with insight on how to be successful in the digital age. He shared his thoughts with us on mixed reality, …

Insertables — why wear tech when you can have it inside you?

There’s a whole area of emerging tech which I’ve honestly never tried to get into before. It takes things to the next level in a way that nothing …

Inflammation

Porting an existing game into VR with Radiant Crusade

Moving an existing game into virtual reality is a tough challenge. There are a lot of challenges involved and not every game can make the switch …

Virtual Reality

Mongoose OS — an open source IoT operating system

Mongoose OS is an open source, cross-platform operating system for connected microcontrollers. It works with a range of microcontrollers and is …

Microcontroller

Building Forestry, a sandbox destruction and construction VR game

Forestry is “a sandbox destruction and construction game built for maximum madness”. Chop trees and build elaborate creations with their remnants! …

Virtual Reality

Using virtual reality for autism therapy

It’s always great to see emerging tech being used to make a difference. Floreo is working to put together VR content to help children with autism. …

Autism

The game studio with grand VR cat tracking ambitions!

Katie and John reached many news feeds this year after their efforts to track their cat while using the Vive — no more stepping on a cat while in a …

Virtual Reality

How do I fix the Onion Omega2 when seeing "Index of /console/"?

The Onion Omega2 is a new platform for makers and tinkerers to build some pretty neat things. It provides a web console to manage everything over …

Using virtual reality to help reduce unconscious bias

Annie Harper and her team at Equal Reality have been putting together an app that has some high aspirations. They are looking to reduce unconscious …

Virtual Reality

Getting started with image recognition and artificial intelligence today with Clarifai's Matt Zeiler

Clarifai provides a fantastic service that developers can use to bring image recognition into their apps. Matt Zeiler, CEO and founder of Clarifai, …

Machine Learning

What you need to know when building a Gear VR app in Unity

Building virtual reality apps for each platform in Unity can sometimes have a few gotchas. I’ve spent the past month or so moving a Unity Google …

Virtual Reality

Striving to do good in the world with virtual reality and 360 video

Taryn Southern has spent the past decade telling stories in creative ways through her video series, weekly YouTube videos and music. Her current …

Virtual Reality

The path to strong AI — could a biological approach be the answer?

Building truly strong AI is an incredibly fascinating area. Companies like Numenta are working to understand the neocortex of the human mind to …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Make Your Own HTC Vive Carrying Case

Bringing your whole body into virtual reality with Immotionar

After a while with VR, you forget that your full body isn’t being tracked… until you try to kick something, or you look down at your non-existent …

Virtual Reality