Welcome to Cyber Dump number 47, your look at what's happening in this insane age of technology that we live in. As always, all source links mentioned are below.
More developments with Apple's ARKit, this time ManoPong have introduced what they claim to be the first example of hand gestures on the platform. I know I keep saying this, but I am curious to see what Apple's AR headset or glasses will be like.
Zach Lieberman showed off another great augmented reality video on twitter this week. This demo visualizes sound in 3D space, allowing you to travel back and forth through the visual and audio representation.
And speaking of sound in AR, Daniel Schneider showed off his open source augmented echolocation system, which aims to enable sightless perception of environments. Daniel's also made a hackaday page detailing the project.
As well as that, Microsoft have teamed up with security company Securitas to test out augmented reality for security guards.
Japanese robotics company ATOUN showed off their new Koma exoskeleton recently at a robotics fair. It looks like it's aimed at the industrial sector for helping factory workers. One cool thing is that it allows the user to both walk, as well as converting to a wheeled mode too.
We've seen things like this before, but now famous weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov has released their own anti drone gun, which can jam signals up to 1km away. It also looks like it can hijack unencrypted signals too, taking control of consumer drones.
As a sign of where we are, Sandisk just announced a new 400GB micro SD card, which claims transfer speeds of up to 100Mb/s. This little beast will set you back $250.
Here's a unique soft robot design. This snakebot has no rigid motors, instead using air bladders to move around, climb walls, and pick objects up.
Josiah Zayner uploaded a few videos from the recent Biohack the Planet event, which features a bunch of talks from biohackers and grinders doing very curious things to their bodies. There's hours of footage here for those interested.
The next video by Strange Parts is the epitome of what hardware hacking is all about. This time Shenzen based Scotty figures out whether it's possible to add a headphone jack to the iPhone 7. The process is particularly fascinating.
THIS WEEK ON NODE
This week I made a video on the latest iteration of the USB charging keychain. This time, I've been dabbling with some simple PCB design, and I've released the files if you want to make your own.
Alright, that's it for this week, thanks for watching, I'll see you in the next one.