Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

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Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app. Assuming your Earth VR app is up-to-date, you’ll now be able to drop down to street level in

How much important for Google the virtual or augmented reality

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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?

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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

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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

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

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Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye. It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a new

Google VR headset removal tech gets facial expressions support

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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?

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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

Google Street View’s adds the International Space Station

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It allows users to peer inside the ISS from their computer 396km below with 360-degree, panoramic views You’ve used Google Street View to check out a new apartment, map traffic before you hit the road and search for haunting slices of the everyday world.Now, the comprehensive terrestrial mapping system has gone

Google’s Newest AI Images into Landscape Art

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Google Art Most of us are probably familiar with Google Street View; a feature of Google Maps that allows users to see actual images of the areas they’re looking up. It’s both a useful navigational feature and one that allows people to explore far-off regions just for fun. Engineers at Google

Best VR Headsets

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Virtual reality headsets provide a fully immersive entertainment experience, whether you're looking to watch 360-degree videos, play games or go places you've always wanted to vislt.After testing and reviewing over a dozen VR headsets, here's our recommendations.Mobile: Our top mobile VR headset is the Oculus-backed Samsung Gear VR ($129).

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