Google unveils standalone VR headsets with Daydream

As revealed today at the Google I/O conference, Google has announced a new Vive headset that uses Daydream, Google's VR platform that launched past year.

Both HTC Vive and Lenovo are also working on Daydream-supported standalone VR headsets, and the first models are expected to be released later this year. Moving past smartphone-based VR, Google will be partnering with hardware makers to launch standalone VR headsets that cut the cord and have no reliance on PC, console or smartphone.

Bavor said that Google is working with the computer chip company Qualcomm to create a design that other manufacturers can use to build their own versions. The idea is that the headset will be able to run straight out of the box, making VR more accessible for a mass market.

Pippa Middleton's 'elegant' wedding dress design revealed
It has been erected in the rear of Michael and Carole Middleton's garden in Bucklebury, West Berkshire. Prince Harry is also expected to be in attendance on the big day with his girlfriend Meghan Markle .

Positional tracking has always been a feature of high-end PC headsets like the Rift and Vive, but bringing the tech to mobile VR headsets in a practical way has been remained challenging.

Google has long said it doesn't consider virtual reality to be a direct competitor to augmented reality, considering the two complementary.

VR just took a major step forward. In addition, you also won't need to install external tracking devices around the room. Yet none of these apps - Google Earth, Tilt Brush or Job Simulator - are available with the Daydream headset.

Diamondbacks' Iannetta hit in face with pitch, walks off
Iannetta fell to the ground and was down for a couple minutes, but was able to walk off the field and exit the game. That's when he made a diving catch of a ball hit by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen in the opening inning.

Google announced new details about Android O (it's gotta be nicknamed Android Oreo, right?) and it's not going to be a big feature-packed update. The company says each headset will feature Vr-optimized displays, optics, and sensors. By intelligently using the phone's camera to "see" your location, VPS promises to guide you to your destination.

It's a bold move for Samsung, whose current mobile headset, the Gear VR, is powered by Facebook-owned Oculus.

Google also showcased its Expeditions AR program as part of its educational outreach efforts.

Super Mario Odyssey to be Showcased at E3 2017
Not a few analysts have the impression that Nintendo has learned from its mistakes with its previous console, the Wii U. The company has sought to make it easier to create games for the Switch by expanding the scope of development tools.

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