Novelist and creative director of Magic Leap, Sean Stewart sits down for an interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily on Thursday prior to giving a speech at the Immersive Content Fair. [KOCCA]Immersive content - the likes of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and extended reality (XR) - may still seem like something out of a distant sci-fi future, but this technology is expected to dominate the culture of the next generation and Korea is where it’s likely to arrive fastest, according to Sean Stewart, creative director of Magic Leap.Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca) kicked off its first Immersive Content Festival (ICF) on Thursday to run until today at M Contemporary, an art gallery inside the Le Meridian Seoul Hotel in southern Seoul. The ICF was held as a part of the government’s content innovation plan announced earlier this year, during which President Moon Jae-in vowed to fund and support content creators in Korea, develop immersive … [Read more...] about That sci-fi future? It’s already here.
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Google’s AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones.The Recorder app uses the power of AI to automatically transcribe the users audio recordings and it also lets its users search for specific parts of a clip.The search engine giant also claims that the app is able to label users’ recording based on what it hears. In other words, it can tell the difference between the spoken word and, say, a recorded jam session in the studio, The Verge reported on Thursday. Additionally, with the December security update, Google’s older Pixel phones recently received a few other Pixel 4-exclusive features. The Pixel 3, Pixel 3A, and Pixel 2 now have the same theme customization feature as the Pixel 4, along with the Live Caption feature. The new update also added gesture navigation support on third-party launchers. … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update.The biggest of the new features is the inclusion of the infinite scrolling timeline, username colours, images in DMs, the option to DM right from profiles and much more for Apple Watch, news portal iMore reported on Thursday.Chirp first debuted last year with the goal of bringing full Twitter support to Apple Watch and includes support for 13 new languages and the iOS app gets Dark Mode support.Meanwhile, anyone who purchases the Chirp Pro addition can also take advantage of a live complication on a watch face where a user can see the most recent tweet on their timeline. Tapping the tweet will automatically open up Chirp where one can like, retweet, or even reply.Chirp is a free download on the App Store. … [Read more...] about Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
One Saturday last May, Shane Heath woke up with an idea: the young serial entrepreneur would market the drink he had been sharing with friends in Venice Beach – a muddy concoction of tea, cocoa, spices and four kinds of mushrooms – to the wider world. “Over the weekend I designed the brand, ordered a minimal amount of inventory, and put up a website,” says Heath. By Tuesday, he was online selling 15-serving tins of the dry drink mix he dubbed Mud\Wtr for $30 each. Six months later, revenues exceeded six figures, he says, and with the start of the new year, “we secured a million-dollar investment fund and moved into an office in Los Angeles”. Mushrooms are having a moment. And the market goes far beyond the portobellos, shiitakes and button mushrooms you find in the produce section. Whole Foods named so-called “functional mushrooms”, used for centuries in traditional medicine, as one of the top 10 food trends of 2018. Suddenly, exotic … [Read more...] about Mushroom magic: why the latest health fad might be on to something