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I'm a Nintendo Switch N00b Who Just Got a Hands-On with Labo

I'm a Nintendo Switch N00b Who Just Got a Hands-On with Labo | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nintendo's latest set of Switch peripherals bring the whimsy back into gaming.
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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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What Is XR, and How Do I Get It?

What Is XR, and How Do I Get It? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new shiny thing called XR—an umbrella term encompassing augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies—is the industry's new favorite buzz word.
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Hold on...I just figured out what MR is!! ;)

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Why a computer may be your next manager

Why a computer may be your next manager | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As we continue to instrument every facet of modern work, it's beginning to enable data-driven management. The flip side of this data-driven augmentation, however, is that it may make the act of management the prime target for automation.
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At least it won't want me to play golf with it. ;)

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Digital farming using drones and remote sensing analytics

Digital farming using drones and remote sensing analytics | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The $5T global agriculture industry still relies on the observations of human scouts to determine crop conditions. Read how farming with drones and remote sensing is helping farmers make the digital transformation.
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Is there anything drones can't do?? ;)

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 20, 11:35 PM
For those schools considering drone projects in their STEM+ initiatives.  They are a key part of future food security, agriculture and textile farming.
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A Computer Co-Wrote this Sketch

Sit back, relax and await the utter domination of reality by unfeeling quasi-sentient algorithms with DROPOUT.TV! Now available WORLDWIDE: https://bit.ly/2BZ...
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Microsoft Reveals 'Maquette', a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

Microsoft Reveals 'Maquette', a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft Maquette is a VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. First teased in October 2018, the company has now released Maquette for free on Steam. Update (January 16th, 2019): Microsoft has released Maquette for free on Steam supporting HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets. The company first released the app on …
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What Kept Drone Deliveries from Taking Off in 2018 | Drone Delivery Year-in-Review and Predictions for 2019

What Kept Drone Deliveries from Taking Off in 2018 | Drone Delivery Year-in-Review and Predictions for 2019 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Back in 2013, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was interviewed on 60 Minutes. One of the topics of interest during the conversation was when...
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I'm still waiting for my first drone-delivered pizza. ;)

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What is CNC Milling? – Simply Explained

What is CNC Milling? – Simply Explained | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How much do you know about 3D printing's subtractive rival, CNC milling? We take a deeper look into the technology, including what it is and what types of machines and tools exist.
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Bio-Printers Are Churning out Living Fixes to Broken Spines

Bio-Printers Are Churning out Living Fixes to Broken Spines | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new study shows that 3D-printing a section of spinal cord, living cells and all, restored movement in injured rats.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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How augmented reality is changing the way we work

How augmented reality is changing the way we work | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented and virtual reality technology is still in the very early stages of development, but it's already rapidly changing how we do business and innovate.
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How Does AI Affect Social Analytics?

How Does AI Affect Social Analytics? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Social analytics is supported by several technologies - which change all the time. Nowadays, AI is a crucial component of cutting edge social analytics tools. Here's why.
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Sci-Fi Promised Us Home Robots. So Where Are They?

Sci-Fi Promised Us Home Robots. So Where Are They? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It seemed like 2018 was going to be the year when robots made a big leap toward the fabled Rosie from the Jetsons. Consumers, though, had other ideas.
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Yeah, I wanna know too! ;)

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Social Robots for Special Needs Schools

Social Robots for Special Needs Schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
La Trobe University researchers have unveiled a social robot designed as a classroom companion for special needs schools.
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VR Tops Faculty Wish List for the Classroom

VR Tops Faculty Wish List for the Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In our 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey, faculty members told us about their most-wanted hardware and software, feelings on tech's value for learning, technologies they're using in class and more.

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Are you listening, Santa Claus?? ;)

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Weekend Project: Cell Phone Etch-A-Sketch

Weekend Project: Cell Phone Etch-A-Sketch | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Revisiting a classic, we create a digital version of the Etch-A-Sketch. Learn how to convert your cellphone into a digital plotting toy using 3D printing technology.
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Just in case you have lots of time on your hands. ;)

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87% of companies will add workers this year, despite rise of robots

87% of companies will add workers this year, despite rise of robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some 84% of employers plan to upskill their workforce by 2020 due to the rise in digitization, according to a ManpowerGroup report.
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I'm tellin' ya, Best Future Job: Robot Repairman. ;)

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Watch an AI robot program itself to, er, pick things up and push them around 

Watch an AI robot program itself to, er, pick things up and push them around  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why can't robots just learn to do things without being told?
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This is really cool. ;)

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CES 2019: HumanEyes Technologies powers Vuze, world's first 5.7K VR camera

CES 2019: HumanEyes Technologies powers Vuze, world's first 5.7K VR camera | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HumanEyes Technologies improves VR photography and videography with the Vuze XR camera.
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A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon

A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A bot trained to beat poker stars could offer strategic lessons to generals simulating a future war.
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3 Ways You Can Use Virtual Reality to Boost Member Engagement in Your Facebook Groups

3 Ways You Can Use Virtual Reality to Boost Member Engagement in Your Facebook Groups | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get your foot in the door early and use this technology to attract its increasing number of devotees.
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5 Must-Have Cura Plugins

5 Must-Have Cura Plugins | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Ultimaker's Cura are good examples. Check out our top 5 picks.
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Wish I had the time to check this out! Maybe later. ;)

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How Τo Boost Employee Performance With Virtual Reality Training

How Τo Boost Employee Performance With Virtual Reality Training | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Discover how to boost employee performance with Virtual Reality Training (VR) and get the innovative educational technology to work for you.
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The Future Of Intelligent Assistants In Online Training

The Future Of Intelligent Assistants In Online Training | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wondering about the future of Intelligent Assistants in Online Training? Check 9 future uses of Intelligent Assistants in Online Training.
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Postmates' Quest to Build the Delivery Robot of the Future

Postmates' Quest to Build the Delivery Robot of the Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The company has spent the past two years stealthily learning how to design and build its own delivery robots, coming soon to a city near you.
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New brings life to the virtual world

New brings life to the virtual world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New looks at challenges through fresh eyes. That’s especially true for midwife Dr Donovan Jones and his team, Shanna Fealy and Associate Professor Rohan Walker. With the assistance of Craig Williams of the IT Innovation team they seek to bring Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality to the age-old experience of childbirth—and through these technologies, teach future midwives to save newborn lives.

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The Age of the Drone - Doc Zone

The Age of the Drone - Doc Zone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Age of the Drone, an eyebrow-raising new documentary, reveals a game-changing revolution that’s happening overhead. The drones are here — pilotless flying bots, usually equipped with cutting-edge cameras and GPS navigation. Whether you know it or not, they’re up there  and soon there will be many, many more of them.

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John Evans's curator insight, December 10, 2018 5:40 PM

The documentary is only available in Canada.

eGrimesDirect's curator insight, December 27, 2018 1:14 PM
How far off is the personal people-mover drone bot? I can imagine it from here.