Augmented reality treasure hunting app Seek pivots to become a hub for AR projects

One year after launching at South by Southwest with an augmented reality treasure hunting app, the Utah-based startup Seek has returned with an update transforming its service into a “YouTube for AR”. Rather than being focused on disappearing, site-specific augmented reality experiences, the company now wants to be a hub … More…

Education technology meets its limits

Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor: With emerging last-mile training programs, is college necessary? The ‘last mile’ in education and training This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the U.K., a prankster … More…

Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a “large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of information on social networks” and found that “good” tweets spread just as quickly as bad tweets. Further, they confirmed … More…

Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device

Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebooks hardware-focused Building 8 product development lab, and will include a notebook-sized display. Its intended to make video chat participants separated geographically feel like … More…

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become regularly used in research. … More…