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 […]

Google introduces Daydream 2.0 Euphrates for phones, standalone VR headsets

About half a year after the launch of Google’s Daydream View, it’s still the only headset compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. But the company says there are currently 8 phones with Daydream support, and several more on the way including upcoming models from LG, Asus, and Motorola. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 […]

Google unveils Android Go: optimized for entry-level smartphones

Google has been working with smartphone makers over the past few years to offer entry-level devices with decent performance and updates delivered straight from Google. The initiative is called Android One… and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag, since Android One phones have had to compete with cheap phones that aren’t part of the program. […]

Smart text selection might be one of Android O’s best features

Google’s Android O update is coming later this year, but you can sign up to join the public beta program today. Google already outlined some of the key new features earlier this year, but at the Google I/O developer conference the company is giving us a better look at some of the changes coming to […]

Google Photo Book: buy a a printed book with your best photos (made with machine learning)

Odds are that you take a lot of photos with your smartphone camera… but getting them off your phone can be a bit of a pain. Google Photos helps by offering an option to automatically back up your pictures to the web. But if you want to print them and store them in a photo […]

Google Assistant launches for iPhone (and other Google Assistant & Google Home updates)

Google Assistant is expanding to new devices. Google recently launched an SDK that developers can use to integrate the company’s intelligent assistant software into third-party devices. But now the company says Google Assistant is also available for iPhone. Google Assistant updates The iOS version of the app supports most of the features that are already […]