Daydream VR Apps : Youtube VR, Fantastic Beasts, CNN VR, Google Arts & Cultures and more

Back when Google first launched Cardboard into the Play Store, it was viewed as little more than an experiment, a neat little gimmick that would never make it to the mainstream. This week, however, marks the launch of the proper, version 1.0 product that Cardboard was laying the groundwork for; Daydream. Compatible only with the Pixel and Pixel XL right now – with Nexus device and more devices to support it soon – Daydream is a platform that is finding its legs still, but rather than walking as Cardboard did, Google is hitting the ground running.

Unsurprisingly, a bunch of VR focused apps have hit the Playstore. Here’s a look. Continue reading “Daydream VR Apps : Youtube VR, Fantastic Beasts, CNN VR, Google Arts & Cultures and more”

Some Google Daydream VR headset units shipped early, but will not work just yet

Generally, a product shipping early is a good news for customers, but in case of Google’s Daydream VR headset, it sort of doesn’t matter. Sure yo get the hardware, but it’s nothing more than a blinding headset for your eyes for when you want to get away from the world.

Apparently since the early shipping of the headsets is accidental, and several days before the official November 10 shipping date, there’s no app available on the Playstore yet. Continue reading “Some Google Daydream VR headset units shipped early, but will not work just yet”

Google acquires Eyefluence eye-tracking startup, how it matters

Today, Eyefluence quietly announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google. The company has developed a suite of technologies for tracking eye behavior for virtual reality and augmented reality applications.  Google’s extensive interests in the realm of VR have been no secret, especially with its made by Google VR ready Pixel devices and Daydream VR headset. Continue reading “Google acquires Eyefluence eye-tracking startup, how it matters”

Sprayscape : A perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera from Google

It seems Alphabet Inc is well aware of what the customers are enjoying these days, with 3D being replaced by VR. The tech company is now juggling with a different VR camera application, called the Sprayscape. It’s a VR camera app for Android devices and it offers more than what traditional VR apps provide. According to Google, they combined two things they love—virtual reality (VR) and taking pictures—and calls the app “perfectly imperfect.”

This experimental application has been one of the many awesome projects that are launched every month, such as Google ‘Cardboard Camera’. Sprayscape operates by using the gyroscope and even Natcam Unity plugin of the smartphone for capturing and controlling images, giving a 360 degrees view.

Continue reading “Sprayscape : A perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera from Google”

Made by Google : Daydream VR headset announced, will cost $79

We already knew Google will not only use its Oct. 4 hardware event to unveil two new flagship phones, but the also its first-ever Daydream virtual reality headset. So its not a big surprise that Google did indeed announce it, however, its still every bit as exciting as it would be had I not known anything. Daydream VR is Google’s affordable answer to Samsung VR.  Continue reading “Made by Google : Daydream VR headset announced, will cost $79”

Pixel themed snapchat filter; Google Fiber is also Wireless ISP; Google’s first Daydream VR headset; Android October Security patch

Today is Monday and that does inevitably mean that tomorrow is Tuesday. However, this particular upcoming Tuesday is a little different to most others, as it is October 4. To anyone interesting in Google, Android or tech in general, that means it is the day that Google is hosting (what is turning out to be) a fairly big event.

The scale of the event has been neatly demonstrated over the last few weeks by what seems to be a much larger than usual marketing effort by Google ahead of time. Continue reading “Pixel themed snapchat filter; Google Fiber is also Wireless ISP; Google’s first Daydream VR headset; Android October Security patch”

Made by Google : What to expect from Google’s hardware focused October 4 event

We’re already in October now. Google has invited the media to an event scheduled for 4 October in San Francisco. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must have heard that the company is going to reveal something “made by Google” on October 4th. Perhaps you’ve read it on the Internet, or have seen it somewhere on the streets or TV. Until now Google has been shy of it’s hardware business, but if the reports are even half true, October 4th will mark the official change in stance for Google as a hardware maker.

Continue reading “Made by Google : What to expect from Google’s hardware focused October 4 event”

Google on October 4th will probably announce 4K chromecast, Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR and more

Google released Android 7.0 Nougat last month, but unlike in previous years, the company didn’t reveal any new hardware alongside that launch. We’ve known for a while that the company has been working on two new smartphones with HTC, and it looks like we may now know when they’ll make their official debut. Continue reading “Google on October 4th will probably announce 4K chromecast, Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR and more”

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