Researchers show AuraRing, a low-power 5DoF gesture ring and wristband

While computer vision-based hand tracking is beginning to become a viable input solution for AR and VR headsets, optical tracking precision remains a challenge that mightn’t fully be resolved without assistance. That’s where AuraRing comes in. Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, the new electromagnetic tracking system promises a combination of high-resolution tracking […]

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“Cache issue” causes Xiaomi cameras to show other people’s camera feeds

Xiaomi’s two home security cameras. Someone else’s sleeping baby. The camera feeds all show weird distortion, missing data, and incorrect cropping like this. Dio-V Sometimes the images are very distorted. Dio-V “Baaaang!” I guess this is someone’s office. Dio-V A checkout counter? Dio-V Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has shut down the Google Home Hub integration […]

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A Harvard Business School professor says that it might be a good idea to shut down Facebook or Google for ‘a day or a week in order to show that it is democracy that rules here’

Shoshana ZuboffTill Rimmele/Getty Images Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School and author of works including “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is this year’s Axel Springer Award winner. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, sat down with Zuboff to talk about her work on the internet economy. Axel Springer is Business Insider’s parent company. […]