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Interactively mapping and labelling your 3d environment
Very cool 2 min demonstration of not just scanning a 3d environment, but being able to rub your foot or hand over objects, vocally name them, and then have the system recognise that object.  And not just that specific object, but others like it.
With Microsoft's SemanticPaint, stroke the chair, say "chair", it changes colour all over the chair, not just where you stroked it, and then classifies that thing as a chair.  Then when the camera pans around and sees other things like that, it starts colouring them as well, because it's identified them as being like the first thing.
Very cool, no special setup, no detailed knowledge for users of the system.
Obvious uses for hololens are obvious ... and extensive ...

More details at : http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/projects/semanticpaint/valentin2015semanticpaint.pdf
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Yep, "wow" indeed. Just . . . wow
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Holograms in the home

Now running on kickstarter - fling content from your phone or other source in to be run as a hologram.  Support for leap motion, occipital, emotiv neural headsets, kinect and 3d printers.  Gaming, video calls, general projection.  Lots of possibilities.  The pro version has an SDK.

3 min video.  Very exciting!
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Well in a sense augmented reality does invalidate it +Stewart Gee - just not here, not now.
If we were somewhere in the late 2020s enjoying Rainbows End, with everyone getting quality AR feeds overlaying reality at large, then yes, I could see this providing nothing.  But when this ships, we won't all have AR.  Sure, some of us will have something - and I'm curious as to how decent that might actually be - but you won't be sitting around the lounge with your siblings and friends all enjoying a shared AR experience.  So in the short term, things like this will most definitely fill a niche.
Whether or not there are many looking to have that niche filled though...

Personally I was enthused enough to back it, so hopefully they actually ship something next year!
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Synthetic blood to soon be available, but not intended to replace blood donation

"A key aim is to make red cells for patients with complex blood types, where compatible donors are hard to find"

I don't see why they wouldn't just produce this for any needs they have, as opposed to still relying on donors.

Other salient point: "Red blood cells manufactured from stem cells have the advantage of being infection free because the cells have never been inside the human body"
The first attempt at giving human volunteers “synthetic blood” made in a laboratory for the first time will take place within the next two years, the NHS has announced.
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+Ninja On Rye Running a donation center still costs money, but having someone stick a needle in your arm is relatively cheap.

They specifically want to use this to generate more blood of rarer types. 
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A hands-on report for the StarVR 210 FOV HMD

The large vertical and horizontal FOV combined with the high pixel count makes it very immersive, but still have some way to go to improve panels (on latency, contrast, update rates).  Nothing insurmountable, and probably won't see it for awhile yet as it's still prototype hardware.
We go hands on with the latest StarVR headset prototype from Starbreeze Studios, sporting a 210 degree field of view and dual quad-HD
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That's news to me - I thought Vive and Rift were both sticking with a single panel
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A very dark blue polish, maybe by w7, with a somewhat shimmery metallic appearance. Goes on smooth, quite recommended. The photos don't do it justice.
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Discussing the abuse in Australia's immigration detention centres, face two years jail

Australia's descent continues, with both major parties supporting the passing of an act to give jail sentences to people reporting human rights abuses in immigration detention centres.

"If for example a psychologist is working in a detention centre, that psychologist then comes back from the centre and writes an article, for the ABC or for a newspaper documenting in that person's clinical opinion - the long-term physical and mental harm that's being meted out to asylum seekers - that person could go to jail," [spokesman for the Australian Lawyers Alliance Greg Barnes] said

As Greg Barnes goes on to say, "this is the sort of legislation that you wouldn't find unsurprising in countries that don't have real democracy"
Surprise surprise.

The law goes into effect as of today.
Lawyers and asylum seeker advocates are concerned for new laws that will apply to some people working in detention centres.
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And freedom of speech, just like that, with just a whimper, is gone
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Musings on de facto relationship status: tends to get awarded when you're sharing a residency, there's a sexual relationship going on, perhaps some other financial co-dependence.  What happens when there's 3 of you in such a situation?  Is there no de facto status at all then?  That would seem to be odd.  General Australian de facto pages didn't seem to clarify.
And no, there's no personal context here, just looking for thoughts or further info (from any country, really).
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Actually thinking about it property ownership won't be that hard as you can all buy into property together (say each partner has 33.3% share in it).

Finances and parenting could be entertaining, may need some structural overhaul :)

Sorry for being rambly.  [goes back to animating]
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Oculus Touch described as 'gold standard' for VR input control

Said to be similar to the Wii Nunchucks in use, light and comfortable, and better than the wand inputs that Valve have been showing off for the Vive.
Of course, some of this will come down to what gets demoed for the controllers, which would also indicate that Oculus have developed a good demonstration of using their input.  Table tennis, in this case, was said to be quite natural to play virtually with these devices.

No doubt all the headsets and their controllers will get refined, and the software continually revamped to better work with new controls, before release.

Nevertheless, looks like there should be multiple viable platforms coming out.
One of the biggest challenges in VR is the control interface, and with its new Touch controllers, Oculus has leapfrogged its competitors.
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They come out second quarter next year, so a few months after the Oculus ships, it seems.
Always a concern, Steward, though they do have some sort of loop strap around the wrist which should help.
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Of symphonies and cacophonies for Aural Management
Pondering what it would be like taking Visual Management and translating it into Aural Management.
Instead of seeing graphs of trending project status, or other visual indicators of success and failure, have that turned into a symphony ... or a cacophony.
In a sense it takes ideas from MIT's ambientROOM - have threads of sound running in the background, as ambient.  Everything's fairly good, everything sounds fairly fine. A soothing hum you barely notice.  A few things are breaking, there are odd events occurring and errors arising, then some discordance can be heard and people are rectifying them, almost without consciously hearing it.  And then as things start getting bad, it becomes immediately obvious to people.

Possibly impractical, but there are already so many visual cues struggling for our attention as we look at screens and attend to work that maybe pushing these signals to other senses would have more success.  And pushing them to other senses of developers might be just a little beyond what could happen tomorrow .... despite the fact that it would give new meaning to "code smells" ;)
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I long for some kind of aural input like this. I feel like the auditory system in our brain is capable of a fair amount of complex input, with the right training. 
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Impressive they've managed to push through this level of automation.  As the article mentions, the ports in Australia have been very resistant to change over the years, and are still labelling this current automation less efficient and more costly.

h/t +Wayne Radinsky 
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They look like Star Wars All terrain Armoured Transport. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Armored_Transport
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