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View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

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As you have no doubt heard, Mattel wants to re-launch its classic View-Master toy with a fresh injection of virtual reality, Google Cardboard style. This leverages the iconic red viewer from the late 50s that used disc-mounted photos, one for each eye,... >>

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?

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It's been nearly 20 months since Google Chromecast debuted, but after all this time, there's some growing doubts about whether the inexpensive HDMI dongle has lived up to all the initial hype. If you're keen to stream media content, you have many options... >>

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

As unlikely as it may seem, Apple has its own version of Google Cardboard

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It's official: virtual reality headsets are "in". Although every tech company was jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon last year, it appears the new hot item on trend is virtual reality headsets. Oculus VR was among the first in recent years to make such... >>

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

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Until now, upgrading the camera on a smartphone meant splashing out on an entirely new device. Google's Project Ara uses interchangeable parts to keep upgrades specified and affordable though and Toshiba has been hard at work so it can be the first to reveal... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

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It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day

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Google wants Chromecast owners to stay home this Valentine's Day and rent a film. The company has quietly launched a giveaway, in which Chromecast owners can collect up to $6 worth of Google Play credit and more. Google hasn't said how long the promotion... >>

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

Google and Mattel have an event next week for some mystery product, possibly VR-related

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Mattel and Google are working on something together. The two companies have sent invites to the press for an event scheduled for 13 February in New York City. The invite appears to display an illustration of a View-Master reel, a popular toy from the... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

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It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one. Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

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Google launched Android 5.0 Lollipop in November 2014, making its debut on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. At the same time, the code is then released to manufacturers, and the process of updating existing Android devices beings. We've already published... >>

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

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Project Tango is no longer an ATAP thing. It is now officially a Google thing. Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, which used to be a division of Motorola, works on experimental hardware, including Project Tango 3D-sensing devices and Project... >>