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Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same sources at the headset. The headset doesn't physically connect to the smartphone, but the smartphone does require a certain set of features in order to work. Is this Google's next big thing, or an unnecessary addition to Google's already decent start in VR with Cardboard?

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Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Ever fancied being a wizard? Almost everyone has, at one point in their in their life or another. While we are still far away from technology that will let us fully live out those fantasies, we can use a bit of imagination to make dreams happen. Partnering with Warner Bros. to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Google is turning a few of its services, like OK Google and Street View, into portals into the magical world of Harry Potter.

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Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

Google Daydream View worldwide release detailed

This morning Google revealed the pricing and release date of their first non-cardboard VR headset, Daydream View. This accessory works with any Daydream-ready smartphone - first Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It'll be available starting on the 10th of November, 2016, both online and at several retailers around the world.

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You can now buy the Daydream View headset, Chromecast Ultra

You can now buy the Daydream View headset, Chromecast Ultra

The Google Pixel smartphone isn’t the only thing that went on sale today. While we’re still waiting for word on some of Google’s more “unique” products, like the Google Home and Google Wi-Fi, Google fans can already put in an order for the Daydream View VR headset and the extra large but also extra capable Chromecast Ultra. That said, you might have to wait for a few weeks before you actually get your hands on either or both. Especially if they go out of stock immediately.

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Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

In addition to all of the new hardware Google has announced today, the new Daydream View headset stopped by the keynote to make an appearance. Google is looking to corner the mobile VR market with this new headset, making it work with the Pixel or any Daydream-compatible phone. At first blush, the Daydream View seems similar to Samsung's Gear VR, but there are a few notable differences worth pointing out.

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Google Daydream headset to debut tomorrow with a low price

Google Daydream headset to debut tomorrow with a low price

As if the hype train weren’t already full, another one jumps in at the last-minute. Destination: Google’s October 4th press event. Although the intended highlight is, of course, the two new Pixel smartphones, given how those have been practically leaked to death, we might be easily distracted by other things. Like the very first Google Daydream VR headset that will allegedly also make an appearance Tuesday. And while details are still slim, one piece of rumor already has our curiosities piqued: the wallet-friendly price tag.

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Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Google's next move with Android looks beyond the display of the smartphone and expands on in to the virtual realm. Right off the side of the screen goes the user interface, buttons, controllers and all, in a series of images made public by the USPTO after submission from Google earlier this year. These images show the future of Google's VR initiatives - Cardboard, Daydream, and the rest. Inside is not just virtual reality, but augmented reality, and mixed reality as well.

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iOS Google Cardboard Camera: just in time for iPhone 7

iOS Google Cardboard Camera: just in time for iPhone 7

This week the folks at Google responsible for virtual reality action have released the Cardboard Camera app for iOS. This app had previously been released for Android devices only - now with an update to the Android app and a release to iOS, it's available for iPhone and iPad too. Users will be able to quickly take spherical photos with their iPhone or iPad, piece by piece, then upload them to the internet with Google's Cardboard Camera system.

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Nexus phones to be called Pixel, Pixel XL, debuting October

Nexus phones to be called Pixel, Pixel XL, debuting October

The HTC-made, Google sold “Nexus” smartphones won’t be called Nexus anymore, according to sources. Instead, Marlin and Sailfish, as they were believed to be codenamed, will be called the Pixel and the Pixel XL. This would seem to corroborate earlier insider tips that the Nexus line is practically being put to pasture. The indications of that may be strong but it doesn’t sufficiently answer the questions on why Google would suddenly change direction and what the move means for its OEM partners.

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Google Daydream Labs tackle virtual reality’s social problems

Google Daydream Labs tackle virtual reality’s social problems

As hot or cool virtual reality may be right now, it is still primarily a solitary experience, especially considering how it visually and physically isolates your from everyone and everything else. Of course, there are attempts at making VR a more social experience, but, as the Internet has proven time again, adding more, sometimes anonymous, humans in a virtual space can spell trouble. That's why Google's VR-focused Daydream Labs has taken upon itself to delve into the virtual social problems of virtual reality, and suffice it to say, the answers are far from clear yet.

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Google dropped plans to make its own VR headset

Google dropped plans to make its own VR headset

You would think with all the excitement around the growing VR market following the release of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets that Google would be one of the next big tech companies to announce their own hardware. Turns out, they were considering just that. A new report from Recode reveals that Google was once working on stand-alone VR hardware — not just a successor to the Cardboard, but something on the same level as the Rift and Vive.

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Google’s Expeditions app is now open to all Androids

Google’s Expeditions app is now open to all Androids

Google's most awesome VR experience for Android has been released to the public. This is Expeditions, an app originally intended for classroom use, now available for the masses - everyone who ever wanted to go on a trip to a strange place without having to pack their bags. You'll be able to select from a "growing list" of over 200 Expeditions, all available for free to Android users right this minute. You might want a Cardboard headset to go along with this app, but you could always try it out without one first.

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