Best Tech Stories around the web #192

This week: VR footwear designed to make you feel like you’re walking, the first 3D printed electric motorcycle, VR games during Muse’s concerts and an advertisement created by an AI.

INNOVATION

Google patents 'virtual reality footwear' designed to make you feel like you're walking by cnet.com

Have you ever put on a virtual reality headset but hesitated to walk around because you might smack into a wall? If so, Google may have a fix for you. The search giant filed a patent application, published last week, that details "motorized footwear" for "augmented and/or virtual reality." Read more

DESIGN

BigRep reveals 'nera', the world’s first fully 3D-printed electric motorcycle by designboom.com

BigRep has revealed the world’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle with groundbreaking features like airless tires, embedded electronics, and forkless steering. developed by marco mattia cristofori and maximilian sedlak, part of the german manufacturer’s innovation lab and consultancy NOWlab, nera features fully 3D-printed parts such as tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat, excluding only electrical components. Read more

QUERKY

Lexus’s New Spot Is Written by AI: Driven by Intuition by studiodaily.com

Remember that movie trailer that was purportedly edited by an AI? Lexus is taking the next step, allowing the IBM Watson platform to “write” a new automobile advertisement. The AI was trained on 15 years of Cannes Lions award-winning advertisements as well as “emotional intelligence data” about what elements really connect with audiences. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

Muse Announce Next World Tour Will Feature VR by vrfocus.com

Rock band Muse partner with Microsoft for special VR pre-show. Read more