Thursday, March 10, 2016

Oculus Better than Playstation VR? 3D Mapping Drones, Rocket League Batmobile!





Stories mentioned:

Audio Module For LG G5’s Magic Slot Works With Other Phones
http://gizmodo.com/audio-module-for-lg-g5-s-magic-slot-works-with-other-p-1762860159

Google I/O 2016 Registration is Now Open!
http://www.droid-life.com/2016/03/08/google-io-registration-is-now-open/

$299 handheld Windows 10 gaming console fits right in your pocket
http://www.geek.com/news/299-handheld-windows-10-gaming-console-fits-right-in-your-pocket-1649247/

The founder of 4chan joins Google, presumably to work on Google+
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/the-founder-of-4chan-joins-google-presumably-to-work-on-google/

A Smartphone Can Copy a 3D Model By Just Recording the Sounds of a 3D Printer
http://gizmodo.com/a-smartphone-can-copy-3d-a-model-by-just-recording-the-1762851946

Xerox Photocopiers Can Now Translate Whatever You're Copying
http://gizmodo.com/xerox-photocopiers-can-now-translate-whatever-youre-cop-1764028266

This app uses a neural network to describe the world around you
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/10/11187816/neuraltalk-ai-scry-app

3D Robotics partners with Sony on a drone that can map the world in 3D
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/7/11172874/3d-robotics-solo-drone-sony-autodesk-partnership-3d-modeling

The Batmobile bursts onto the scene in latest Rocket League DLC
http://www.windowscentral.com/batmobile-bursts-scene-latest-rocket-league-dlc

Sony: PlayStation VR Brings Tech to Masses, Oculus Might Have Superior Quality
http://news.softpedia.com/news/sony-playstation-vr-brings-tech-to-masses-oculus-might-have-superior-quality-501567.shtml

Sony announces hands-free wearable as part of new Future Lab Program
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/4/11159858/sony-n-wearable-future-lab-program

Google's AI Just Won Its Second Match Against Go World Champion Lee Sedol
http://gizmodo.com/googles-ai-just-won-its-second-match-against-go-world-c-1763987402

Researchers grow crops in simulated Martian and Lunar soil
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/09/researchers-grow-crops-in-simulated-martian-and-lunar-soil/

Volvo puts weight behind a single charging standard for all EVs - Roadshow
http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volvo-single-charging-standard-for-all-evs/#ftag=CADf328eec

We finally know how Mercury gets its dark gray color: an ancient carbon crust
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/7/11174232/mercury-carbon-crust-discovered-nasa-messenger-dark-gray