Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation

Pixel

One of the surprises we got today from Google’s hardware event were a pair of bluetooth headphones called Pixel Buds. They’re wired behind the neck but they’re every bit a competitor to Apple’s AirPods. They’re $159, they’re available in November and they’ll let you understand 40 different languages. Seriously.The onstage demo

Google May Be Buying the Company Behind the Vive VR System

HTC

Today, pioneering tech brand HTC announced that they will halt trading of their shares tomorrow pending “the release of material information.”The company has been rumored to be negotiating a takeover with Google, and this announcement may be a sign that such a buyout is happening. HTC’s official response has simply been that

How much important for Google the virtual or augmented reality

Google

This October, several weeks after Apple's event, Google is expected to launch the Pixel 2, its new flagship Android smartphone and the follow-up to last year's original Pixel. What will be interesting to see is if Google uses the event to talk about augmented reality.Just recently, the company released ARcore, an augmented

Google Daydream VR Headset, New Model on the Way?

Daydream View

Google’s Daydream View headset got a big price cut this week, courtesy of Verizon: The telco is selling the headset for 50% off, or just $39.99, on its website. This is the cheapest Daydream View has ever been, making one wonder whether a new version may be on its way.Daydream

Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts

Spotify

For all of the talk of how voice assistants could be the future of IoT or computing in general, the only consistently engaging use of home assistants like Echo or Google Home seems to be audio playback. Today, Google is making it a bit easier for the cheapos to get in

Google VR headset removal tech gets facial expressions support

removal virtual reality

Google has detailed an experimental method of bringing facial expressions into virtual reality. It creates a more social experience by letting spectators see the facial expressions and gestures of people wearing a virtual reality headset.The work builds on Google's previous headset removal research announced back in February. The company is

Is the future VR or AR?

Google VR headset

Google isn’t trying to hide what it’s doing with virtual reality. The long-term goal, said Google VR boss Clay Bavor on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, is rethinking “any experience with sight and sound.”“It’s not that hard to see where this all goes,” Bavor told Recode’s Kara

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