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Google Daydream’s experimental new features include smartphone apps in VR, 6 degrees of freedom

Google jumped into virtual reality in a low-cost, low-key way a few years ago when the company introduced Cardboard: a platform that literally let you put a smartphone into a cardboard headset to experience 360-degree videos and other basic VR content. The company stepped things up a bit in 2016 with the launch of the […]

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Standalone Daydream VR headsets feature “Worldsense” position tracking

Lenovo and HTC plan to launch some of the first standalone Daydream VR headsets later this year, and Google has developed a reference platform with Qualcomm that will let other companies bring their own to market. Since these devices don’t use your phone or a computer, all you have to do is put on the […]

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Google DayDream View VR headset review (with Google Pixel XL)

It’s been more than two years since Google showed that you could transform a smartphone into a virtual reality device by placing it in a headset made of nothing more than cardboard and lenses. Sure, Google Cardboard isn’t as powerful or versatile as an expensive VR device like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. But it’s […]

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New VR apps hit Google Play ahead of Daydream View launch

Google’s Daydream View headset begins shipping to customers Thursday, and Google has started rolling out an update to Google VR Services for Android to make sure that owners of Pixel phones can use their Daydream devices on day one. But what kind of virtual reality experiences will you actually be able to have? Google say dozens of […]