No, YouTube’s mobile live streaming is not yet open to all – but it’s very close

No, YouTube’s mobile live streaming is not yet open to all – but it’s very close
 YouTube appears to be further opening up mobile live streaming by dropping requirements on subscriber counts in order to gain access to the feature, according to reports out today. Google, however, has disputed claims saying the new functionality is now available to all users, instead stating that only a subset of YouTube’s users have access for the time being. That said, mobile… Read More


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Google Tango shows how AR can improve virtual field trips

Google Tango shows how AR can improve virtual field trips
Google didn't have a ton new to say about its Tango augmented reality tech today from the I/O 2017 stage. Instead, the company wanted to flaunt what Tango is already good at, in a fresh way. Namely, the type of educational Expedition experiences that…
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What the Conservative election manifesto means for UK tech

What the Conservative election manifesto means for UK tech
Strong and stable. Strong and stable. Strong and stable. Following Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party has put forward its manifesto for the UK general election in June. Many of its 86 pages focus on strong leadership, a strong e…
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Amazon Charts ranks books by what people are actually reading

Amazon Charts ranks books by what people are actually reading
Bestseller lists like the one at the New York Times measure a book's success by how many copies its sold. What it doesn't do is tell you how many of those books are being read, nor how fast. Amazon Charts aims to fix this problem with a new, weekly b…
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Google’s Seurat for mobile VR means you can finally truly step into Star Wars

Google’s Seurat for mobile VR means you can finally truly step into Star Wars
 At Google’s I/O developer event on Thursday, the company revealed Seurat, a new tool that allows for rendering of very high resolution immersive content even on mobile VR devices that don’t necessarily have the best specs. To demonstrate Seurat’s capabilities, Google showed off a collaboration with ILMxLAB, which brings cinematic-quality renders from Star Wars to… Read More


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Google Cast beams Daydream VR to your TV

Google Cast beams Daydream VR to your TV
As slick as Google's Daydream VR can be at times, there's a simple problem: you can't easily share your experiences with others. That's about to get better. When the Daydream 2.0 Euphrates update arrives, it'll include support for Google Cast — if y…
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Google Daydream gives you access to more without leaving VR

Google Daydream gives you access to more without leaving VR
After a year, Google's Daydream VR platform is ready for an update. Announced today at Google I/O, the 2.0 release is codenamed Daydream Euphrates and it's designed to elevate the OS into more than just a mobile operating system. Indeed, one of its f…
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YouTube VR adds shared rooms and live voice chat

YouTube VR adds shared rooms and live voice chat
At its I/O event today, Google has revealed more details about YouTube VR, part of its Daydream virtual reality expansion that will feature 360 degree videos. Rather than having an (often abuse-filled) comments section like the regular YouTube site,…
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Chrome is coming to augmented reality and Google Daydream

Chrome is coming to augmented reality and Google Daydream
 At Google I/O today the company chatted a bit about what’s next for Daydream as it preps the next update, codenamed “2.0 Euphrates” The big highlight is that Google will be building a version of Chrome especially for use inside virtual reality. The browser will be coming later this year. Oculus launched a browser for the Gear VR in its most recent big software update,… Read More


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House Science Committee asks Trump to stop relying on fake news

House Science Committee asks Trump to stop relying on fake news
Donald Trump, science skeptic and 45th president of the United States of America, woke up to a message (PDF) this morning from some of his harshest critics. Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space and Technology have issued…
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