Fusfoo Five: Tech ( Microsoft Holograms, Jibo, Virtual Reality Trauma)

Microsoft Goes Holographic

Microsoft is opening three mixed reality capture studios in San Francisco, London and it's Redmond, Washington headquarters. The facilities will allow third party developers and creators to create holograms that can be used on 2D screens, a HoloLens device, and Microsoft’s new Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets. 

With the augmented reality wars heating up between Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook, tech companies are looking for the path to victory by spending big bucks on production. Probably a win for consumers. 

Learn more here.

Amazon is Opening Your Door

The next step in home delivery is here and it's got the key to your door. Amazon Key relies on a Amazon’s new Cloud Cam and compatible smart lock. The camera is connected to the internet via your Wi-Fi. Using a wireless protocol called Zigbee, the camera actually communicates with your lock, opening your door when you have a delivery. Sounds a bit scary letting a courier into your home. Would you trust this? 

Read about it here.

Spotify’s Creepy Stranger Things Easter Egg

Travel into the upside down with a super spooky easter egg that Spotify created in honor of the 2nd season of Netflix's "Stranger Things." How do you get there you ask? Open Spotify and play the Stranger Things soundtrack for season 1 or 2, wait a few seconds, and watch the screen change into the tunnels of the Demogorgon. Make it disappear by a simple mouse over. Happy Halloween! 

Learn more here.

Stay Jibo, Stay

Move over, Alexa! Jibo is here and he's way cuter. Jibo launched three years ago on Indiegogo, a crowd funding site. Since then, the startup has raised more than $3 million to create and develop its 11-inch-tall countertop family robot. Jibo can even differentiate between the voices and faces of it's family and it has a cute personality to match. 

VR Takes on Brain Injuries

Sideline medicinemay be getting a new tool that can help identify trauma from concussions before secondary injuries develop. The Eye-Sync device developed by  SyncThink, is an eye-tracking technology for VR headsets that can indicate head-related injury symptoms in under a minute.  With the growing concern about the repercussions from brain injuries in sports the technology is sorely needed. The Centers for Disease Control reports that nearly 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury every year and traumatic brain injury was the cause of more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million emergency department visits.

Learn more here.

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