Tech News Weekly

May 12th 2022

Tech News Weekly 234

Open-Sourcing Microsoft 3D Movie Maker

Hosted by Mikah Sargent

3D Movie Maker, mental health apps, Google I/O, Meta VR/AR

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Category: News

Microsoft makes available the video-creation tool 3D Movie Maker. The Mozilla Foundation shares its research regarding mental health apps and their privacy policies and protections. Google announces new hardware at its Google I/O developer conference. Meta's Mark Zuckerberg shares a short demo of the company's next AR/VR headset.

First, Scott Hanselman of Microsoft stops by to share how he successfully published the archive of Microsoft 3D Movie Maker after a developer on Twitter "nerd-sniped" him. Self-proclaimed software necromancer, Foone, is now working to modernize the movie-making tool.

Then, Misha Rykov of the Mozilla Foundation shares the foundation's work on “*Privacy Not Included,” a guide that details the privacy practices and protections of smart home hardware, apps, and services. The Foundation's latest focus? Mental health apps.

Then, Mikah recounts the exciting — and numerous — hardware announcements at Google I/O. The company revealed a new Pixel 6 smartphone, a Pixel Watch smartwatch, and true-wireless earbuds with active noise cancelation. Google also shared some details about the Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, a Pixel tablet, and augmented-reality glasses.

Lastly, Mikah discusses a new reveal from Meta's Mark Zuckerberg. The company is working on a mixed-reality headset, currently called Project Cambria, that will use high-quality cameras to stream a person's environment and overlay augmented reality experiences.

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