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IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

  • This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon.
  • Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston.
  • At a conference in San Francisco yesterday, Google let loose a flurry of announcements covering everything from smart, wearable cameras to new phones.
  • Of the smart devices, first up is the Google Mini – it’s got all the know-how of the Google Home, but crammed into much smaller packaging.
  • There’s a new Daydream VR headset (Daydream View), and perhaps most interesting of all, Google Clips: a machine learning device that clips onto your clothing / bag / bike (delete as appropriate) and automatically snaps ‘interesting’ photos as you go about your day.

This week, the connected world brings you new Echos, edible sensors, a talking fish and an augmented reality art platform from Snap.

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This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon. Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston. Read on for the latest news from the connected world.

At a conference in San Francisco yesterday, Google let loose a flurry of announcements covering everything from smart, wearable cameras to new phones. Of the smart devices, first up is the Google Mini – it’s got all the know-how of the Google Home, but crammed into much smaller packaging. At the other end of the spectrum is the Google Max, retailing in December at $399 and designed to rival Apple’s HomePod. There’s a new Daydream VR headset (Daydream View), and perhaps most interesting of all, Google Clips: a machine learning device that clips onto your clothing / bag / bike (delete as appropriate) and automatically snaps ‘interesting’ photos as you go about your day.

Snap announced a plan for an augmented reality art platform in partnership with pop artist Jeff Koons. Koons’ famous balloon animals and large-scale installations will be recreated as digital art installations that can be viewed via smartphone at particular locations. This follows Snap’s Word Lens feature, introduced earlier this year, which lets users drop 3D digital objects (most famously, a dancing hot dog) into their surroundings and take a picture.

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

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