As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.
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Well, this is interesting. Microsoft announced today that the new Xbox Wireless Controller that shipped alongside Xbox One S will soon be compatible with controller-enabled games on Samsung Gear VR. And the first game that will support this controller is Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, of course.
While Google Cardboard has been available on both Android and iPhone for over two years now, a key part of the inexpensive virtual reality platform has been Android-only until now. But that changed today, when Google released its Cardboard Camera app for iPhone.
Going into Google I/O this year, I was most interested to see where the search giant would take its dominant Android mobile OS. And not surprisingly, there were many Android-related announcements in the day keynote. Here's a quick rundown.
I had the chance to check out Rafael's Oculus Rift this week and---wow--it really does deliver an impressive and immersive virtual reality experience. The only disappointment is that it leaves me wanting more.
Some tech tidbits from around the web: a claim that the Windows kernel is slower than Linux, Microsoft and app design, Stephen Elop ends up at Telstra, Google Inbox gets Smart Reply on the web, Sony is open to cross-network play, more.