What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at high-tech horticulture, Rolling Stone’s Twitch Channel, and Apple’s default-app concession. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more musings from Maher.

🌱 MIT Researchers have found a way to engineer spinach plants with nanosensors to communicate with us. This is not a joke.

📕 Rolling Stone signs with Amazon to launch a channel on Twitch. We discuss who the real winner is in this deal.

📲 Apple will allow users to change their ‘default’ iOS services like mail and music. Is this an olive branch or about antitrust? We debate.

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