MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality

MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality. “If you believe tech optimists, 10 years from now self-driving cars will be ubiquitous, drones will deliver our parcels, and robots will bring us our groceries. And one day soon, our cities will be painted with augmented reality that feels as if it belongs to the street corner where it was placed.”

Nevada Today: University Libraries using Virtual Reality technology to preserve the past

Nevada Today: University Libraries using Virtual Reality technology to preserve the past. “Technology, entertainment and design. These three topics make up the acronym TED, a media organization that continues to spur and share new ideas worldwide. TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized event, recently took place, and featured 22 talks and performances, all with big ideas worth spreading. The event saw record-setting attendance with more than 1,700 people present in the audience. The University of Nevada, Reno’s own Michelle Rebaleati was one of the events speakers. She is a multimedia production specialist for University Libraries. Rebaleati captivated the audience with her big idea worth spreading: Using virtual reality to preserve the past.”

EurekAlert: Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment

EurekAlert: Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment. “Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3D images from inside a patient’s blood vessels. New research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting shows that the interactive technology could provide faster, more efficient treatment, with less radiation exposure and greater precision, ease and confidence.”

EurekAlert: How virtual reality may provide a new non-invasive therapy for autism

EurekAlert: How virtual reality may provide a new non-invasive therapy for autism. “Autism was first described by U.S. researchers more than 70 years ago, and today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affecting more than 3.5 million Americans.”

Mashable: Facebook announces $399 Oculus Rift S to launch in spring

Mashable: Facebook announces $399 Oculus Rift S to launch in spring. “The $399 Rift S isn’t a minor upgrade. With new features such as built-in cameras and sensors for tracking your hands in the virtual world, improved image quality, and a new head strap design that makes long-term wear more comfortable, the Rift S is everything the original should have been.”

MakeUseOf: How to Use Filters on Snapchat Quickly and Easily

MakeUseOf: How to Use Filters on Snapchat Quickly and Easily. “Snapchat filters have grown increasingly popular since their introduction in 2015. But if you’re new to Snapchat, you may be confused about how to use filters on Snapchat. However, once you start, filters can prove addictive. So, how do you use filters on Snapchat? And what’s the difference between filters, geofilters, and lenses? In this article, We explain everything you need to know about using Snapchat filters.”

Tubefilter: YouTube’s ‘Stories’ Feature Adds AR Selfie Filters, Like Snapchat Lenses

Tubefilter: YouTube’s ‘Stories’ Feature Adds AR Selfie Filters, Like Snapchat Lenses. “YouTube is going full-blown Snapchat. After launching its own version of the Stories format in Nov. 2017, YouTube has now integrated AR effects — familiarly known to Snapchat users as Lenses — enabling users to adorn themselves with real-time selfie filters. In a blog post, Google confirmed that YouTube users would now be able to sport digitally animated masks, glasses, hats, and more.”