You could climb El Capitan in virtual reality, or use the new Wist app to interact with real memories. Simply download the app (currently in beta), record a video, and then watch it be turned into a 3D memory that can be interacted with using a virtual reality headset such as the Meta Quest 2. Think of this as Black Mirror’s The Entire History of You episode brought to life.
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You’ve seen how historical figures would look today, now use MyHertiage’s AI Time Machine app to see how you’d look through different eras. To get started, just upload 10-25 photos of the same individual taken in a variety of settings and poses to have these cast as a protagonist in dozens of predefined themes set in different historical eras.
University of Washington researchers have developed an underwater messaging app that works on existing smartphones and smartwatches. This software utilizes the audio sensors (microphones, speakers, etc.) to enable acoustic underwater communication between these mobile devices.
The Google Pixel Arena NBA app essentially a virtual space that follows live in-game action to immerse you in the 2022 Playoffs. Fans will be able to access this experience during halftime or between games directly from the official NBA app. Once inside, simply choose a game to enter and enjoy a 3D virtual arena that utilizes your smartphone’s gyroscope for navigation. Create a custom avatar and then outfit it with accessories as well as gear from all of your favorite teams. Read more for additional information.
Yes, there’s an iOS app that can actually blow out candles, and it’s not just a gimmick. Called Blower, this piece of software makes use of your iPhone / iPad / iPod speaker hardware to modulate the air around the grille. Simply put, when the speaker cone inside of an iPhone moves out, it pushes a little bit of air out.
Have you ever wondered how your cat is feeling, or what kind of mood they are in? The developers at Sylvester.AI did as well, and that’s why their team created an app that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to determine their mood. This software is also capable of examining a cat using their image and transmit potential conditions, like respiratory infections and skin issues.
YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) has a gargantuan following on the video sharing platform, or somewhere along the lines of 38-million, so it’s no surprise that he decided to create an app-based challenge unlike any other. Called “Finger on the App,” this piece of software was developed in partnership with internet startup MSCHF, and the winner would have been the player who could keep their finger in constant contact with the app the longest.
April is set to have a Super Pink Moon on the night of Tuesday, April 7, but for those who want to explore Earth and other exoplanets in space, there’s an app for that. It’s called NASA Eyes, and this free software lets you venture through the galaxy and explore beyond our solar system like never before. You’ll be able to view asteroids, comets, planets and their moons and the spacecrafts exploring them. Read more for a video and additional information.
People working from home or students taking online classes are probably familiar with communication apps like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but there’s one that you may not have heard of. Called Houseparty, it’s essentially a video-chatting app that lets hold virtual parties with up to 8 people. For those who don’t know, the makers of Fortnite, Epic Games, acquired this platform back in June 2019 for an undisclosed amount, so they definitely have the infrastructure to handle the influx of new users. Read more for a video and additional information.
Coronavirus cases are surging in South Korea and app developers are looking to help stop its spread. Developers are now using public government data to enable users to see how close they are to where a confirmed Covid-19 patient has been. Once downloaded, the app shows the date a patient was confirmed with the disease, their demographic data, and most importantly, their location history. Read more for a video and additional information.