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Facebook can predict a musician’s movement using only an audio clip | EngadgetWe're used to seeing the likes of Wii avatars crudely banging at pianos or sawing away at violins, but Facebook is now working on an application that uses music alone to govern the movements of an augmented reality avatar.
UW student virtual reality projects demonstrate empathy, education, entertainment use casesWhat is it like to be homeless? How do you navigate around a crowded room in a wheelchair? Is teaching math in three dimensions a more effective learning tool? University of Washington students showed how virtual and augmented reality technology can provide answers to these questions as part of a 10-week course that just wrapped up this week.
This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image resultsEver wonder what you would look like with long, wavy hair? I think you'd look great. But how can you try on a few looks without spending a fortune at the salon, or hours in photoshop? I'm glad you asked. All you need is a selfie and Dreambit, the face-swapping search engine.
What will I look like at 60? New computer program gives sneak peekIn only 30 seconds, with a single photograph and a new software program, you could see what you will look like up to age 80.The software, developed by computer and engineering researchers at the University of Washington, changes the structure of the face and it is the first program to be able to take a photo of a 3-year-old child and age it through adulthood, according to computer scientist Ira Ke