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stringent restrictions will he need to be implemented "very soon" in england to prevent covid hospital admissions reaching 3,000 a day. ghislaine maxwell, who's on trial in the us on sex trafficking charges, has told the court she won't be giving evidence. ms maxwell said there was no need to testify because the prosecution hadn't proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. she denies grooming girls for the late convicted paedophilejeffrey epstein. borisjohnson says he takes "personal responsibility" for the conservatives�* by—election defeat in north shropshire. he said there had been too much focus on the conduct of politicians, rather than measures which could improve people's lives. some of his mps have urged him to make changes. the chancellor rishi sunak has held talks with business leaders about the impact of 0micron, after cutting short a trip to the united states. many businesses are calling for urgent help from the government. retail sales have been hit,
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and hotels and restaurants are reporting cancellations at what is normally one of the busiest times of the year. danny savage reports from leeds. merry christmas! the other area is credited with _ merry christmas! the other area is credited with saving _ merry christmas! the other area is credited with saving this - is credited with saving this business from covid. they say they affirm about cancellations. ~ , ., cancellations. we sent an e-mail on _ cancellations. we sent an e-mail on tuesday - cancellations. we sent an e-mail on tuesday to - cancellations. we sent an - e-mail on tuesday to everyone e—mail on tuesday to everyone who had booked in december and told them you will be charged if you don't let us know, let us know limit of the circumstances and we had 150 councils but we had 6000 bookings so 150 is not that bad. , . ., , bookings so 150 is not that bad. , ., ., , bad. pub landlords call this mad friday _ bad. pub landlords call this mad friday such _ bad. pub landlords call this mad friday such as - bad. pub landlords call this mad friday such as the - mad friday such as the expectation of trade levels. it should be the biggest day of the year. it's very hard when boris is telling you to work from home et cetera and people are getting worried and they are getting worried and they are going to be worried. i am pretty worried for my business, obviously, because it will be a lot quieter. i have all the
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staff in today to make sure that mad friday is mad friday and we have a full saturday. and shortly after 11 this morning, the first customers were in. everyone fully aware of covid but also wanting the traditional christmas drink. i have toned down my plan for today. we are supposed to be out all day and going to another function out all day and going to anotherfunction this out all day and going to another function this evening i'm going around about teatime before the town gets too busy. just carrying on and i am boosted _ just carrying on and i am boosted and got myjibes so mitigating the risk as much as possible _ mitigating the risk as much as ossible. ~ . . , mitigating the risk as much as ossible. ~ ., .,, ., , , .,, possible. what was happening as --eole possible. what was happening as peeple were _ possible. what was happening as people were starting _ possible. what was happening as people were starting to - possible. what was happening as people were starting to pull- people were starting to pull out of — people were starting to pull out of the _ people were starting to pull out of the party... - people were starting to pull out of the party... coughran employs _ out of the party... coughran employs 70 _ out of the party... coughran employs 70 people - out of the party... coughran employs 70 people but - employs 70 people but reluctantly cancelled this week's work christmas party. i just thought it was terrible if somebody— just thought it was terrible if somebody went _ just thought it was terrible if somebody went back- just thought it was terrible if somebody went back and - just thought it was terrible if| somebody went back and got covid — somebody went back and got covid and _ somebody went back and got covid and perhaps _ somebody went back and got covid and perhaps could - somebody went back and got covid and perhaps could notl somebody went back and got . covid and perhaps could not go home, — covid and perhaps could not go home, spend _ covid and perhaps could not go home, spend christmas - covid and perhaps could not go home, spend christmas with i home, spend christmas with their— home, spend christmas with theiraiemann_ home, spend christmas with their aiemann starting - their aiemann starting grandparents - their aiemann starting grandparents and- their aiemann starting grandparents and i- their aiemann starting - grandparents and i wanted to preserve _ grandparents and i wanted to preserve their— grandparents and i wanted to preserve their family- grandparents and i wanted to l preserve their family christmas because — preserve their family christmas because we _ preserve their family christmas because we can _ preserve their family christmas because we can have _ preserve their family christmas because we can have another. because we can have another christmas _ because we can have another christmas party— because we can have another christmas party at _ because we can have another christmas party at another i christmas party at another time _ christmas party at another time. �* , , ., , . , time. at this stage in december the shepping — time. at this stage in december the shopping streets _ time. at this stage in december the shopping streets should - time. at this stage in december the shopping streets should be| the shopping streets should be busy about retailers like this one in northampton could really
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do with some bumper days. it’s do with some bumper days. it's even more _ do with some bumper days. it�*s even more important this year just to bring as much money as we can so we can fight another day. it's definitely affected us in the last week or two but not so many people around. staff being hit by covid is a worry too. staff being hit by covid is a worry toe-— staff being hit by covid is a worry too. the biggest thing that retailers _ worry too. the biggest thing that retailers are _ worry too. the biggest thing that retailers are certainly . that retailers are certainly worried about and monitoring on a daily almost hourly basis is absence rates because that is really critical when the labour market is so this time of year. hospitality bosses are not feeling particularly festive. businesses are looking for help again from the government in the form of tax breaks. but they have not come yet. danny savage, bbc news. now on bbc news, it's time for click. this week, getting set for the metaverse but what should we wear? where should we go? what are the latest specs? and how far and how high can we get?
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the victoria and albert museum in london is a treasure trove of beautiful artwork, some 3—dimensional wonders and some masterpieces so realistic you could walk into them. which is precisely what's about to happen in the painting gallery, where in amongst the turners and the constables, kelly and a lewington are about to get stuck into some very modern art. , ., ., . ., , art. there is a dancer and she is wearing _ art. there is a dancer and she is wearing pyjamas? - art. there is a dancer and she is wearing pyjamas? or - art. there is a dancer and she is wearing pyjamas? or is - art. there is a dancer and she | is wearing pyjamas? or is that fashion these days?— is wearing pyjamas? or is that fashion these days? that's the fashion. that's _ fashion these days? that's the fashion. that's the _ fashion these days? that's the fashion. that's the fashion? i fashion. that's the fashion? don't you — fashion. that's the fashion? don't you know _ fashion. that's the fashion? don't you know about - fashion. that's the fashion? i don't you know about fashion? i've got three sets of those.
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this— i've got three sets of those. this is— i've got three sets of those. this is an _ i've got three sets of those. this is an augmented reality performance you can see using the hollowing headset and specifically designed to take place in this space. it is the brainchild of roland lane who had dancer mavis's performance captured in a volumetric space and a c6! landscape built around her. and a c61 landscape built around her.— and a c61 landscape built around her. it's worth if you can taking _ around her. it's worth if you can taking a _ around her. it's worth if you can taking a step _ around her. it's worth if you can taking a step back - around her. it's worth if you can taking a step back to i around her. it's worth if you | can taking a step back to see the whole, if you can see the whole — the whole, if you can see the whole structure from a distance you can — whole structure from a distance you can get the whole of the top and _ you can get the whole of the top and bottom that is going on. top and bottom that is going 0h and _ top and bottom that is going on. and in some ways it is more impressive _ on. and in some ways it is more impressive when you stand back because — impressive when you stand back because you feel you are a theatre _ because you feel you are a theatre-— theatre. sonzai is also interactive. _ theatre. sonzai is also interactive. reach - theatre. sonzai is also interactive. reach out| theatre. sonzai is also - interactive. reach out and helped one of the globes of the flowers and they will react. that is the hollow lens looking at my hands as well as the space. at my hands as well as the sace. , at my hands as well as the space.- although - at my hands as well as the space. yes. although some of the objects — space. yes. although some of the objects look _ space. yes. although some of the objects look really guilty and i really did not feel like touching them.— and i really did not feel like touching them. they were not real, touching them. they were not real. you _ touching them. they were not real, you know— touching them. they were not real, you know that? -- - touching them. they were not i real, you know that? -- gooey. real, you know that? —— gooey.
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yes. do you think the artist who painted these amazing paintings on the world would have use this technology had been available to them at the time? i been available to them at the time? ., �* ~ ., , been available to them at the time? ., �* ~ ., time? i don't know, is a difficult _ time? i don't know, is a difficult question. - time? i don't know, is a difficult question. art i time? i don't know, is a. difficult question. art can time? i don't know, is a - difficult question. art can be cutting—edge and classical and ithihk— cutting—edge and classical and ithihk it's _ cutting—edge and classical and i think it's an interesting just— i think it's an interesting just position, surrounded by turners _ just position, surrounded by turners and constables. turner may— turners and constables. turner may have — turners and constables. turner may have liked it uncomfortable may have liked it uncomfortable may not — may have liked it uncomfortable may not have! may have liked it uncomfortable may rrot have!— may not have! this five-minute performance — may not have! this five-minute performance is _ may not have! this five-minute performance is an _ may not have! this five-minute performance is an experiment i performance is an experiment into how a mixed reality art experience might work in the future. and once the dancer disappears, the whole thing simmons down to work more in harmony with its surroundings. but i say simmons down... 0h, but i say simmons down... oh, wow! i am loving that! it is every doctor who and star wars experience i have ever wanted so that has made my day. marvellous. wow, that feels very weird to be back in the room. ., ., �* , room. oh, hello! that's where ou are room. oh, hello! that's where you are mr— room. oh, hello! that's where you are mr mark _ room. oh, hello! that's where you are mr mark that - room. oh, hello! that's where you are mr mark that was - you are mr mark that was lovely, wasn't it?- you are mr mark that was lovely, wasn't it? the normal world now — lovely, wasn't it? the normal world now seems _ lovely, wasn't it? the normal world now seems strange - lovely, wasn't it? the normal| world now seems strange and lovely, wasn't it? the normal. world now seems strange and i say the normal world but we are
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in this room. irate say the normal world but we are in this room.— in this room. we work on click, we do not _ in this room. we work on click, we do not live _ in this room. we work on click, we do not live in _ in this room. we work on click, we do not live in the _ in this room. we work on click, we do not live in the normal. we do not live in the normal world. and someone who is taking that concept to the next level is much is like who has been asking where all of this could go next. and the answer, of course, is the metaverse. so, what actually is the metaverse? well, if we think of the internet as something that we look at, the metaverse is a version of the internet that we are inside. the idea is that we will experience the metaverse as an avatar, a veritable version of ourselves that we control as we explore this new online frontier. but what we actually do in here?- online frontier. but what we j actually do in here?- i actually do in here? whoa! i would say — actually do in here? whoa! i would say that _ actually do in here? whoa! i would say that our- actually do in here? whoa! i| would say that our examples actually do in here? whoa! i. would say that our examples of metaverse are out there in already. _ metaverse are out there in already, video games for instance are digital worlds that— instance are digital worlds that you can interact with as an avatar~ _
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that you can interact with as an avatar. i would see the metaverse as an extension of technology that we currently have — technology that we currently have i — technology that we currently have. i think a lot of people see — have. i think a lot of people see the _ have. i think a lot of people see the future metaverse is expanding on that experience to include — expanding on that experience to include notjust gaming but maybe _ include notjust gaming but maybe things like a digital workspace or digital events, digital— workspace or digital events, digital socialising.— digital socialising. andrew izvosworth _ digital socialising. andrew bosworth is _ digital socialising. andrew bosworth is from - digital socialising. andrew bosworth is from matter, | digital socialising. andrew i bosworth is from matter, the company formerly known as facebook and the tech transfers it is transforming itself from a social media company into a metaverse company —— meta. we spoke using oculus virtual reality headset, appearing as avatars inside software designed for virtual meetings called workrooms. 0k, designed for virtual meetings called workrooms. ok, so here we are in what may be considered a representation of what the metaverse could be. yes, for us the metaverse is a special constructed as opposed to the previous web which was really a very linear kind of zd, flat really a very linear kind of 2d, flat thing. we want this one to be immersive, something that you could, were you so inclined, really experience in an embodied way. of course it does not mean it has to be
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virtual reality. we can also be on a foreign or on a desktop computer. on a foreign or on a desktop computer-— on a foreign or on a desktop comuter. ., ._ ., ., . computer. you may have noticed we are using _ computer. you may have noticed we are using the _ computer. you may have noticed we are using the tools _ computer. you may have noticed we are using the tools of- computer. you may have noticed we are using the tools of the - we are using the tools of the metaverse to create a good portion of this item —— a phone. 0ne portion of this item —— a phone. one has been created by a couple of companies, ready player me and is, they already create. people who make avatars from a photograph. it is this veritable vote —— version of us which will travel between online experiences in any metaverse. bosworth believes new online economies will spring up around these pixelated people.- spring up around these pixelated people. spring up around these ixelated --eole. �* ., pixelated people. and then over time, pixelated people. and then over time. what _ pixelated people. and then over time, what i'm _ pixelated people. and then over time, what i'm most— pixelated people. and then over time, what i'm most excited - time, what i'm most excited about is an economy there. and i mean an economy not because of digital goods, sure, and entertainment, that's great, but also services in an immersive environment, i will have an avatar. i'm going to need a stylus, i'm going to have a home space, i will need a decorator. and these are, i will invite my friends over to my home space.— will invite my friends over to m home sace. ~ , my home space. when we consider video games _ my home space. when we consider video games already _ my home space. when we consider video games already salvageable .
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video games already salvageable goods like clothes or vehicles, we can see where this idea draws its inspiration but there's other parts of online culture which these companies may be less enthusiastic about. in the contemporary online experience, there is a lot of online hatred out there and a lot of online abuse and misinformation and things of that nature. how are you going to avoid those kinds of experiences seeping into a metaverse?— experiences seeping into a metaverse? ., ., metaverse? yeah, so one thing that's really _ metaverse? yeah, so one thing that's really interesting - metaverse? yeah, so one thing that's really interesting about l that's really interesting about metaverse experiences is that we imagine them being real—time. do you really want the system or a person standing by, listening in? probably not. i don't. that feels like a real violation of privacy. but if the conversation is happening in real time, the conversation is happening in realtime, and how can the conversation is happening in real time, and how can we modify content without listening in? and so i think we have a privacy trade—off against, you know, if you want to have a high degree of content safety or what we would call integrity, but trade—off against privacy, but do think we are going to have as a society a lot of hard
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conversations ahead of us about the trade—offs between privacy, content and interoperability. the more time we spend in these digital— the more time we spend in these digital worlds, the more data of ourselves we may be giving up of ourselves we may be giving up and — of ourselves we may be giving up and obviously, but is a privacy— up and obviously, but is a privacy concern. especially if you are _ privacy concern. especially if you are going from one domain to another, you are going from a digital— to another, you are going from a digital work saying to a digital— a digital work saying to a digital gaming zone. do you want — digital gaming zone. do you want the same identity to be associated with both? there are calls _ associated with both? there are calls that — associated with both? there are calls that maybe you would have to verify — calls that maybe you would have to verify your identity and magic— to verify your identity and magic to your avatar, so that people — magic to your avatar, so that people know who you are. but that _ people know who you are. but that in — people know who you are. but that in itself raises a whole bunch _ that in itself raises a whole bunch of _ that in itself raises a whole bunch of privacy concerns are maybe — bunch of privacy concerns are maybe not everyone will be comfortable doing that. microsoft has adapted its workplace meeting software teams for the metaverse by creating a system called mesch, designed to work with a variety of different devices including virtual and augmented reality. ar as at his nine projects graphics on top of the real world using headsets like microsoft's hollow men's or mobile phones. but after nearly
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two years of lockdowns and meetings with friends, family and colleagues live video call, is now the right time for an idea like this one? there's quite a few people that have got fatigued by having to have video chat meetings and things of that nature and they realise they are now craving human contact. ., ., , ., contact. communication is about 596 contact. communication is about 5% speech _ contact. communication is about 5% speech and — contact. communication is about 596 speech and 9596 _ contact. communication is about 596 speech and 9596 everything i 5% speech and 95% everything else and i've been in my living room with the entire team around the table, right, making eye contact, working all the gestures coming into the right place and i can touch the digital object and instead of having the person next to me, having the person next to me, having a one on one, i can have the avatar version of the person one on one next to me so it changes completely the, you know, call it fatigue we feeling today.— know, call it fatigue we feelin: toda . . . feeling today. the next piece ofthe feeling today. the next piece of the metaverse _ feeling today. the next piece of the metaverse puzzle - feeling today. the next piece of the metaverse puzzle is i feeling today. the next piece | of the metaverse puzzle is not just about seeing these virtual worlds but feeling them as well. work on haptic or forced feedback, the ability to touch and feel while inside a virtual
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space, has been going on for years now. the outermost of artist formerly known as facebook metter has revealed it is working on a glove that will formally let the user feels inflation like holian object —— meta. glove has sensors that measure the wearer's movements and our pockets across the's surface increased to inflate to create sensation. they are not ready for prime time yet but our indicator of the kind of research that's going on behind the scenes. the question though is well people embrace this new vision for our online lights? i think it depends on the specific application —— lives? we've seen on gaming people enjoy those experience and use avatars and interact with the world in that way but would you want to sit in a virtual office as an avatar? i want to sit in a virtual office as an avatar?— want to sit in a virtual office as an avatar? i am less assault on that idea. _ as an avatar? i am less assault on that idea. it _ as an avatar? i am less assault on that idea. it seems - as an avatar? i am less assault on that idea. it seems the i on that idea. it seems the metaverse is coming. but its success rests solely on our hands —— i am less sold. hello
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and welcome to the week in tech. it was the week instagrams said sorry for wrongly disabling the account of artist metaverse for a month, it has since been restored. ibm and samsung unveiled virtual transistors on a semiconductor, why is this interesting, stacking more transistors on a ship could one day extend phone battery life. and metter has opened its vr space horizon worlds to quest app uses over 18 in the us and canada. the metaverse has gained a notable real—world interest is clothing giant 90 has bought a company that makes virtual sneakers. pronounced artefact it is an nft studio that alongside footwear builds other digital collectible items. a research lab is making polymer lenses in parabolic freefall flights which stimulate weightlessness. it looks fine, doesn't it? the research was led on this method which health manufacture cheap glasses for the billions of us who need to correct our vision. the mixture is dropped into a
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mould, suspended in over lens can take shake for being cured by uv light. and finally, even though it's around 93 million miles away, the sun is no longer outside of humanity's reach. nasa's spacecraft parker solar probe has been confirmed to have touched the sun. the craft, launched in 2018, first flew through the corona, the sum's atmosphere, in april but the data has only been confirmed. been there, sun that. now we had a jolly good time earlier at the vna museum, didn't we? irate time earlier at the vna museum, didn't we? ~ ,., ., didn't we? we did. i saw art and felt like _ didn't we? we did. i saw art and felt like i _ didn't we? we did. i saw art and felt like i was _ didn't we? we did. i saw art and felt like i was in - didn't we? we did. i saw art and felt like i was in art. if i and felt like i was in art. if we are all going to be sucked into the metaverse we're going to need to populate with realistic looking people. that realistic looking people. at the realistic looking people. git the moment i'm not sure if i want my avatar to be of me, completely verged to make fake version of or a photorealistic
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meat. at least you and i already have a few versions of ourselves on file. we already have a few versions of ourselves on file.— ourselves on file. we sure have. ourselves on file. we sure have- its _ ourselves on file. we sure have- as i _ ourselves on file. we sure have. as i mentioned i ourselves on file. we sure i have. as i mentioned earlier, the dancer was very real and she was recorded not using motion capture but using volumetric capture, something that we have seen before on click, most notably when mark visited the intel studios. he was very — visited the intel studios. tie: was very pleased with himself. i'm not sure it really happen, to be honest. but this technology is different from motion capture because it doesn't turn you into an avatar oran doesn't turn you into an avatar or an alien. it captures what you actually look like and what you actually look like and what you are wearing on the day. so i popped along to dimension studios in wimbledon, whose little green space has been graced by some pretty big faces. who is the most famous person you have had in here? most recently madonna. really?
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coldla , most recently madonna. really? coldplay. bts- — most recently madonna. really? coldplay, bts. drop— most recently madonna. really? coldplay, bts. drop the - most recently madonna. really? coldplay, bts. drop the names. | coldplay, bts. drop the names. simon thinks volumetric capture is going to take on more of the load of the growing trend to hold events in visuality. brute hold events in visuality. we sin . hold events in visuality. we sing music— hold events in visuality. - sing music performances in the metaverse, fashion shows where holograms have been captured and they have been brought to life on stage as part of the catwalk experience. we ascend the adoption in film and television where movies are using it for crowd scene generation, which has an advantage over traditional cgi roots. and holograms to represent a superhero as part of the next marvel film, for example. of the next marvel film, for example-— of the next marvel film, for example. of the next marvel film, for examle. �* . ., _ g; example. i'm surrounded by 53 normal cameras _ example. i'm surrounded by 53 normal cameras and _ example. i'm surrounded by 53 normal cameras and 53 - example. i'm surrounded by 53| normal cameras and 53 infrared cameras. infrared cameras capture my geometry, be normal cameras capture what i look like. so the computer can work out what i look like from every
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conceivable angle. that means you can decide on your shot and your camera move after the take. and of course you can put your performer anywhere you want. and then you can go to bullet time. nice move as smack. currently this kind of stuff still takes a lot of processing to render, a lot of time to manually tidy up, and a lot of space to store the data. it is 10 gigabytes of footage per second. it is 10 gigabytes of footage persecond. but, it is 10 gigabytes of footage per second. but, as always, this technology is only heading in one direction.— in one direction. volumetric video is evolving _ in one direction. volumetric video is evolving fast i in one direction. volumetric video is evolving fast and i in one direction. volumetric. video is evolving fast and the stage you are in today, we have two other stages, a mobile truck, one of the first of the world of its kind, which is an upgrade from the system disease, so capturing in ak. and it is on a truck. it disease, so capturing in ak. and it is on a truck.- disease, so capturing in ak. and it is on a truck. it can go to film studios _ and it is on a truck. it can go to film studios into - and it is on a truck. it can go to film studios into sports i to film studios into sports stadiums or music venues, and capture talent on location. but we are heading towards a future with this technology also goes
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live and becomes stream of all. so we are working on systems that will become available in 2022, where you will be able to capture volumetric performance in one location, stream it in vivo to another.— in one location, stream it in vivo to another. what they can be experienced _ vivo to another. what they can be experienced in _ vivo to another. what they can be experienced in augmented | be experienced in augmented virtual reality, spare a thought for the designers like eddie mcnamara who for the most part are trying to design immersive environments on a 2d screen. ~ ., ~ .., ., , screen. we work with cameras, which is the _ screen. we work with cameras, which is the problem _ screen. we work with cameras, which is the problem with i screen. we work with cameras, | which is the problem with being a cga artist. there have been things and with visuality in the past where you can the ground but it is still clunky. augmented reality holography is the ultimate way. you can react with what you are seeing on screen. in with what you are seeing on screen. ., ., a screen. in the meantime i asked and to screen. in the meantime i asked andy to try _ screen. in the meantime i asked andy to try out _ screen. in the meantime i asked andy to try out this _ screen. in the meantime i asked andy to try out this little - andy to try out this little holographic display. it is called the looking glass portrait. the device converts a
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sd portrait. the device converts a 3d image into dozens of different perspectives and then shows them all at once. but depending on the angle from which you are looking at it, each of your eyes sees only one of these perspectives at a time, which means as you move from side to side cover background and foreground move relative to each other, giving a real illusion of depth. this is something called a lenticular screen, which is not in itself a new idea, but this device is the best example of it that i have seen. it can even show a photo taken from your phone and use the extra depth information from your second lens.— depth information from your second lens. ., second lens. you could actually see this as _ second lens. you could actually see this as being _ second lens. you could actually see this as being the _ second lens. you could actually see this as being the future i second lens. you could actually see this as being the future of. see this as being the future of what a lot of people have in their homes in order to show, you know, their relatives from family photos, because this will take standard photos in a simple format and it will turn them into a 3d representation, so it has an immediate application. i think even for works of art is really interesting to see how you could add depth to paintings or
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give it to a proper fine artist and seeing what they could do with it and have large on a wall as a display. i think that is a really good application of it. fit is a really good application of it. �* ., it. at the moment the resolution _ it. at the moment the resolution is - it. at the moment the resolution is not i it. at the moment the resolution is not high| it. at the moment the i resolution is not high enough for andy to find useful and at $349 it is a pretty expensive bit of decor. but as i say it is a really good job of creating an illusion of 3d without the need for a headset. it would certainly be nice not to have to wear the glasses for this kind of experience. thea;r this kind of experience. they are chunky. _ this kind of experience. they are chunky, aren't _ this kind of experience. they are chunky, aren't they? i this kind of experience. they are chunky, aren't they? sol this kind of experience. they i are chunky, aren't they? so we each wore _ are chunky, aren't they? so we each wore a — are chunky, aren't they? so we each wore a hololens. - are chunky, aren't they? so we each wore a hololens. i - are chunky, aren't they? so we each wore a hololens. i was i each wore a hololens. i was impressed _ each wore a hololens. i was impressed with _ each wore a hololens. i was impressed with them i each wore a hololens. i was impressed with them as i i each wore a hololens. i was i impressed with them as i say. they were quick to sell out when they were released in the us, and chris fox has been testing them for us. but do they deliver the augmented reality future we have all been promised? i reality future we have all been promised?— promised? i have tried a few augmented _ promised? i have tried a few augmented reality _ promised? i have tried a few augmented reality headsets| promised? i have tried a few. augmented reality headsets in this job augmented reality headsets in thisjob and augmented reality headsets in this job and these are probably the closest to a practical consumer product i have seen.
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the glasses have to be tethered to your android smartphone to provide the visuals and also the battery power, which means you don't have to charge your glasses, but it will charge the phone because they battery a little quicker. it has built—in speakers and microphones and cameras on the front to track the room so that the visuals all stay in the right place where they're supposed to. and you have full freedom to get up and walk around and look things and walk around and look things and perspective changes as you move. it is quite cool. the visuals come from to high definition 0led panels on the glasses that are beamed into your eyes by the glasses. the visuals do look bright and sharp. it is like a projector is shining images on the walls around you. the visuals don't fill your entire field of vision. turn your head and pink start to disappear. they say it has a 250 degree field of view. things start to telephone your
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peripheral vision. that squeeze all of this into a fairly ordinary looking pair of glasses, but whether you think these look fashionable is probably subjective. i have had a few people say they look like dad sunglasses and also the meme sunglasses. they have developed an app called nebula, and you use it tethered phone to look at what you want to tap the screen to click. you can launch apps or use a browser in your room. i have penned a virtual recipe to the wall and that i could look at my cooking and then turn my head and look at the wall and see my recipe. i suppose it was a little more convenient than having to check my phone and unlock my phone when i have raw ingredients on my hands. you can also pin a huge virtual display on the wall so it looks like you're watching television or a film on there, on a huge cinema screen, but i already have a large television in my living
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room, and unless on the hotel or train, room, and unless on the hotel ortrain, i can room, and unless on the hotel or train, i can usually get by watching the tv iphone. there are some games to play. 0ne watching the tv iphone. there are some games to play. one is are some games to play. one is a ghost shooting game where the ghosts are overlaid on your living room. another app turns your desk into a tower defence game where you can walk read and see in three dimensions. these were called to try it i think anyone who has ago and this would say it was very impressive as a tech demo. i don't know how often you would go back to these games. for me the real potential in this lies in productivity. imagine being able to go to a coffee shop, putting his arm and seeing three huge virtual monitors so you could do some video editing without needing to bring a display with you. because they got was plugging it into my laptop and the glasses then act as a second monitor, so i can look down on my laptop to see my timeline and then look up into the display and see the footage i was editing on a huge screen. even though you can
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move around the room wearing these, they still feel like quite a stationary experience to me. i don't think you would want to wear these on your commute or while you are out shopping. they are not the kind of glasses where you are going to see notifications flying in orsee to see notifications flying in or see real world maps and directions superimposed on the street in front of you. itjust isn't that kind of augmented reality experience. although it is an idea of what we make it in the future. for that to happen i expect these glasses to get lighter and secure less of your field of view. you would need to get rid of this tether, and you don't use the phone as a control. you want some hand recognition which nreel is working on. once big companies like apple and facebook enter the space and through their big apps onto the platform, you can see the potential. but as an early entry into the space it gives you a flavour of what the technology can do. i don't know about you, but i do think that augmented reality is pretty much there now, which means in the future of the 3d services that use a around you might actually be in the room. true.
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it will gradually turn cooler as that weekend goes on, as well. there is an area of high pressure right across the united kingdom giving plenty of settled weather as we go through the weekend. but trapped underneath that, there is a lot of cloud. now, where there have been clear spells overnight and into the morning, in scotland and northern england in particular, this is where we will wake up to the lowest temperatures and there will be frost in places too. but there will also be some sunny spells and fog across the eastern side of england in particular, dense in places, some patches lingering all day in a few spots and thick enough to be affecting travel. in terms of where we see some sunny spells, scotland, northern england, westernmost parts of wales, far south of england, maybe a few brighter breaks in northern ireland at times. temperatures mainly around six or 10 celsius, but there it will be colder, fog lingers and there will be parts of scotland that stay just above freezing all day long. as we go on through saturday night, again, its way out for all those breaks in the cloud, particularly
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into parts of northern england and scotland, you'll find the lowest temperatures that create the risk of seeing a frost going into sunday, picking up the areas in blue here. the cloud, temperatures will not fall too far from where we've been during the day. but that cloud will be back again on sunday and again, there's a risk of seeing some dense fog patches in places to begin the day. in terms of any sunshine on sunday, notjust the higher ground in scotland, northern england and wales venturing into the hills you're most likely to see some sunshine through the valleys below, may well be stuck underneath cloud. and overall, it is trending cooler on sunday and getting colder still as we go into the new week. now, high pressure will eventually give way as we go deeper through the week. but then the big question mark about how quickly these weather systems from the atlantic, or indeed if they will at all, move—in and provide a change to more unsettled weather in time for christmas.
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so, colderfor a time next week, more widespread overnight frost. but if you're looking at your app and the forecast online, yes, it may look as if it turns unsettled just before christmas, but there's still a lot to play for in the details. confirmed. been there, sun that.
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