Hulu hackathon leads to eye-tracking controls for Roku

By accessibility, av, Business, campfire, chat, disabilities, engadget, entertainment, eye tracking, gear, hackathon, home, hulu, immersion, Inclusion, inclusive, IoT, mobility, roku, services, smart home, video chat

Of the 40 project ideas that came out of Hulu’s annual hackathon this summer, more than a quarter addressed the needs of users with disabilities. Today, Hulu shared some of those accessibility-focused concepts.

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Fitbit faces ill-timed lawsuits over haptic feedback

By activitytracker, alta, altahr, blaze, charge, charge2, chargehr, engadget, fitbit, fitnesstracker, flex, flex2, gear, haptic, hapticfeedback, immersion, lawsuit, patents, surge, wearable, wearables

Fitbit is facing hard times between slowing fitness tracker sales and a reportedly floundering smartwatch project. Unfortunately, there’s more bad news to add to the pile. Immersion is suing Fitbit in China and the US for allegedly violating multip…

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Inside The Mill’s mind-bending alternate reality art showcase

By applenews, AR, art, augmentedreality, cgi, design, engadget, entertainment, epicgames, hololens, HTC, htcvive, immersion, immersiveart, Microsoft, mixedreality, moveme, reepsone, Robotics, robots, themill, tomorrow, unrealengine, video, virtualreality, VR

I stepped inside a small, dark room in a large, airy loft space in New York’s Soho district early Wednesday morning. Our host fitted me with an HTC Vive and told to explore the world around me. Within moments, I was trapped in a glass box, surrounded…

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Fashion and tech collide in this VR-friendly connected shirt

By applenews, clothing, computex2017, engadget, Fashion, gear, gearvr, hands-on, immersion, machina, motiontracking, obe, virtualreality, VR, wearables

Virtual reality is inescapable here at Computex — you’re either stumblng into another Vive demo area or bumping into the occasional VR backpack. What’s often missing is a sense of true immersion, though, and a startup called Machina is trying to fix…

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