Best Tech stories around the web #185

This week: Microsoft demonstrates Surface Hub 2 hardware for the first time, Disney is preparing a three-part VR series on Darth Vader for the release of the Oculus Quest in 2019, a jellyfish-like 3D printed robot protects the coral reefs and the digital arts festival BAM in Liège.

INNOVATION

Microsoft’s latest Surface hardware could pave the way for a modular PC by theverge.com 

Microsoft is planning to ship its Surface Hub 2S conferencing room product in the second quarter of 2019. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENTS

"Star Wars" VR Series "Vader Immortal" Puts You Inside Darth Vader’s Castle by variety.com

Lucasfilm’s immersive R&D unit ILMxLab and Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus are getting ready to release a new three-part VR series called “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series” early next year. Read more

QUERKY

This Supple, Squishy Robo-Jellyfish Can Explore Ocean Reefs by wired.com

Jellyfish float through the ocean like drones of the sea. Their simple nature makes them a natural muse for robot engineers building devices that can squeeze through tight spaces, check the ocean’s health, and eventually, explore the human body. Read more

EVENT

 BAM Festival : technologies and digital cultures by bamfestival.be

For the fifth consecutive year, the BAM presents its annual festival consisting of two days of activities that will combine performances, installations, exhibitions and workshops. Since its creation, the strong purpose of the BAM Festival’s team is to share and spread digital arts to its audience. Read more