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Fitbit collaborates with Tory Burch to make fitness tracker more fashionable.

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Adidas wants you to improve your skills with miCoach Smart Ball.

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Blackthorn Media’s Dragonflight

Brief film on Blackthorn Media, a company investing it’s time into VR. What is interesting here is in the US, visual special effects companies are suffering as most work is being offshored - companies are going bankrupt. VFX talent can now be employed and invested in VR - video embedded below:

VR be dragons! Vrboom reveals Blackthorn Media’s new dragon simulator combat game coming to a head mounted display near you. Regrouping from the ashes of Rhythm and Hues, these VFX pros are now creating amazing, high quality virtual worlds.

Put together by VRboom, an upcoming web series on art, science and technology [Link]

(Source: youtube.com)

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fastcompany:

EyeQuant is a startup which isn’t too unusual in the fact that it deals with machine learning and artificial intelligence and has big-name clients like Google and Spotify. But the company’s current fascination—using machine learning to train their AI to recognize bad aesthetics and poor website design—takes it into uncharted waters. “We use machine learning and computational neuroscience to build predictive models of how humans look at web ites,” founder Fabian Stelzer told Co.Labs. “We focused on attention before but we are now branching out to more general things like why people prefer one image instead of another or what are the factors that drive trustworthiness of image.” And he’s betting that machines can be trained to detect web pages that most of us think are ugly.
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fastcompany:

EyeQuant is a startup which isn’t too unusual in the fact that it deals with machine learning and artificial intelligence and has big-name clients like Google and Spotify. But the company’s current fascination—using machine learning to train their AI to recognize bad aesthetics and poor website design—takes it into uncharted waters. “We use machine learning and computational neuroscience to build predictive models of how humans look at web ites,” founder Fabian Stelzer told Co.Labs. “We focused on attention before but we are now branching out to more general things like why people prefer one image instead of another or what are the factors that drive trustworthiness of image.” And he’s betting that machines can be trained to detect web pages that most of us think are ugly.

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diy:

Artist animates over real life with sharpies, whiteout, & cels. Get the Animator Skill at DIY.

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engadget:

Watch an artist bring cartoons to the real world using his phone

Very cool AR! 
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VR Kinect Demos of Drew Skillman

Interactive experiments which utilize the Oculus Rift, Kinect 2, Unity game engine (and sometimes Leap Motion) that have an undeniable Cyberpunk aesthetic - various examples embedded below:

You can find out more at Drew’s blog here

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Snappers Facial Rig

3D modelling software plugin by Snappers Tech can edit facial expressions simply with amazing photo-realistic detail - video embedded below:

Snappers Facial Rig for Maya (also available for 3dsMax) + dx11 or Cg skin shader with multiple wrinkles maps + Rig Manager to handle selection and to create/save poses.

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Thermal Touch comes to Augmented Reality in the coolest way. Interacting with Augmented content through real world objects is a huge step forward.

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engadget:

First Unreal Engine 4 mobile game built in a week with no coding skills