Later in the year, the two devices will be receiving an update that makes them compatible with Daydream, Google's mobile virtual reality (VR) platform. The new platform is now on the works and the new VR is scheduled to come out later this year via HTC and Lenovo.
Both HTC and Lenovo are expected to release their standalone VR headsets sometime later this year, for a price roughly in the same range as the current HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR. Key to the design is what Google calls "World Sense", which means the headsets can monitor the environment and accurately track your position without the need for extra sensors.
"We're already at a point where millions of people are beginning to enjoy some of what these new developments can offer, but it's early days", he said, using a phrase popular with Google executives trying to rein in expectations.
Google's annual Google I/O developer conference kicks off this week and ahead of the event whispers have emerged that the firm plans to unwrap a standalone VR headset. "Getting into VR is as easy as picking the thing up". They are free-form and wireless, yet still capable of providing full 360 degree tracking using what Google calls WorldSense.
Nothing can snap you out of an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience faster than tripping over a cord, which is why VR companies have been scrambling to develop wireless systems. WorldSense headsets come with self-contained software, including everything they need to operate without a phone or PC. Google VP for VR, Clay Bavor announced the next flagship of LG will support the Google VR headset. Tango was used in the creation of WorldSense and it also backs Google's new Visual Positioning Service (VPS). VPS works today in partner museums and select Lowe's stores. Google made it clear that this positional tracking works without users having to install any external sensors.
Yes, folks. While you're in your VR universe, you'll be able to search web pages, visit your bookmarks, and even view WebVR content via actual Google Chrome.
Earlier this week, the former top-ranked Russian had her request for a French Open wild card rejected by Roland Garros officials. But Sharapova has now signed a two year deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to participate at Birmingham's Aegon Classic.
Indonesia's Minister of Communication and Informatics, Rudiantara says that Ransomware is exclusive to old versions of Windows. Europol provides free decryption downloads for most ransomware already detected, though not yet for this particular attack.
Enda Kenny is due to address the topic of his leadership when he speaks to the Fine Gael parliamentary party tomorrow evening. Kenny is due to visit the US and Belgium early next month in his final trips as Ireland's Taoiseach, or prime minister.
To celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's fourth wedding anniversary here are their relationship in pictures. Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle will reportedly be in attendance alongside the Royal Family.
The debate over whether the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, is part of Israel has boiled over this week. An official in Netanyahu's office said on Monday that Israel has contacted Washington about the matter.
If Trump allies fail to paint Comey as a discredited figure, he could impose deep political damage on the President. Indian American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi termed the revelations as "a serious breach of the law".
Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea . Meanwhile, the United States has also urged China to use its influence over North Korea to de-escalate tensions.
The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that Comey told him on three separate occasions he is not under investigation.
Four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic overcame Britain's Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 for a place in the third round. Lucic-Baroni, the world number 22, will now face top seed Angelique Kerber or Anett Kontaveit in round three.
Nicky Hayden in critical condition after bicycle crash
The dangers of training on public roads have been highlighted in recent weeks by other accidents affecting professional athletes. He has been joined by his fiancée Jackie as well as his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived from the U.S.
Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2
Curry meanwhile had nothing but praise for Warriors youngster McCaw, who filled in for the injured Andre Iguodala with 18 points. Meanwhile, Jonathon Simmons, who started in place of Leonard, led the Spurs with 22 points and shot 8-of-17 from the floor.
Network announces new shows, lineup for 2018 — ESPN Upfront
We now know more about what the new daytime ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Radio schedules will look like, including a pair of new shows. The network also announced that it reached multi-year contract deals with hosts John Buccigross, Kenny Mayne and Hannah Storm.
A$AP Rocky's home broken into by armed robbers
TMZ reports the rapper was not home at the time of the robbery, and the woman in the house was one of his relatives. The incident was reported when three men were seen entering a home on 300 block of the area's North Flores Street.
Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace
Abbas has been in power since 2005, and new elections were blocked partly because of a rivalry with the Hamas militant group. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress.
Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder
Trea Turner, with just seven hits in his previous 44 at-bats, lined a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Smoak went 2-for-3 and is batting.290 (16-for-55) in his career against the Mariners with three homers and 15 RBIs in 19 games...
Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny: spokesmen
But the "apology", which was delivered in a televised ceremony, was viewed with scepticism by numerous mutinous soldiers. Ivory Coast has an army of around 22,000, but falling cocoa prices have severely crimped the government's finances.
North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude
South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features. The test is the 10th missile launch of this year and follows a string of unusual activity from Kim Jong-un.
Playboy Model's Body-Shaming Case Is Going To Trial
Under California law, it is illegal to secretly photograph another identifiable person in a changing room without their consent. She added the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", while posing with her hand over her mouth as if shocked.
Officer accidentally overdoses during traffic stop
Wright added that the incident is an example of how the drug epidemic has forced officers to change aspects of their jobs. You can absorb it through contact with your skin, but the severity of the overdose made Hoyt suspect Green inhaled it.