Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019 – TechCrunch

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Analyst Gartner, best known for crunching device marketshare data; charting technology hype cycles; and churning out predictive listicles of emergent capabilities at software’s cutting edge has now put businesses on watch that as well as dabbling in the usual crop of nascent technologies organizations need to be thinking about wider impacts next year — on both
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Facebook rolls out 3D photos that use AI to simulate depth – TechCrunch

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What if you could peek behind what’s in your photos, like you’re moving your head to see what’s inside a window? That’s the futuristic promise of Facebook 3D photos. After announcing the feature at F8 in May, Facebook is now rolling out 3D photos to add make-believe depth to your iPhone portrait mode shots. Shoot one,
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The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations – TechCrunch

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David Gorodyansky Contributor More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom Congressman Ro Khanna’s proposed Internet Bill of Rights pushes individual rights on the Internet forward in a positive
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Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018 – TechCrunch

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On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether you’re an early startup founder, an investor, a developer or a student, if you’re focused on AR/VR, you don’t
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Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up – TechCrunch

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More posts by this contributor The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big China could beat America in AR/VR long-term Last year, 30 leading venture investors told us about a fundamental shift from early-stage North American VR investment to later-stage Chinese computer vision/AR investment — but they didn’t anticipate its ferocity. Digi-Capital’s AR/VR/XR Analytics Platform showed
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CEOs from Mindshow, SVRF and TheWaveVR are talking social VR at TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

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With Facebook holding a dominant role in the VR space, one would think that the social networking implications are all taken care of — but for the time being, it actually seems to be one of the best areas for virtual reality startups to get creative and find an audience. VR and AR has the
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Hands-on with Oculus Quest, Facebook’s best shot at a mainstream VR device – TechCrunch

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Most mobile VR headsets have left me with the impression of, “well… you have to start somewhere,” but after spending some time with Facebook’s newly-announced Oculus Quest, it’s clear that the standalone hardware is far less caged by its limitations and has a lot to offer as what is clearly the company’s most balanced consumer
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At Oculus Connect keynote, original co-founders absent onstage – TechCrunch

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As Facebook execs took to the stage during the opening keynote for the company’s VR-focused Oculus Connect 5 conference, one thing was clearly missing, the founding team that had built the virtual reality startup Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014. None of the five original OculusVR co-founders took to the stage at the company’s
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