Thalmic Labs has developed Myo, a gesture control arm band that interprets electronic impulses of muscle actions to wirelessly control devices. They have an SDK/Framework for creating applications that can communicate with the armband. In addition to the SDK, Thalmic plans on soon releasing open source APIs to garner a community of developer support and interest.
Google isn't going to let Apple steal its augmented reality thunder. The search giant this week announced ARCore, a new software development kit that will bestow augmented reality powers upon the majority of existing and future Android smartphones, with no special hardware required.
The WebUSB API grants USB-connected devices direct access to web services. The draft API was recently published at WICG and the creators are open to feedback on GitHub. While the API is not a universal solution, it could have major implications for the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT).