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Google Daydream VR vision: With opportunity comes challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — Upcoming virtual-reality headsets based on Google's new Daydream VR system could give more people a taste of VR and make better games and applications affordable.<p>But there are hurdles, including a need to buy a new Android phone — no iPhones.<p>On Thursday, Google offered more details …

Virtual Reality

Google will compete with its partners and sell its own Daydream virtual reality headsets

Think Nexus, but for VR.<p>While focusing yesterday on its new virtual reality headset as a design that will be licensed to partners, Google also plans to sell a version of Daydream itself.<p>The Daydream headset is designed as an evolution of the low-end Cardboard, relying on a phone to provide the …

Virtual Reality

In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

Oracle and Google are in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. The case, first decided in favor of Google, bounced up to an appeals court and was reversed, then …

Virtual Reality Startups Aim For B2B Market

Virtual reality conjures up images of 3D video games and recreational simulations which involved players sitting in large pods with heavy head gear or online avatars which traversed through virtual worlds such as Second Life. That was the first wave of virtual reality. A lot has changed. Today’s …

Virtual Reality

Snowden: FBI's claim that it requires Apple's help to unlock iPhone is 'bullshit'

Speaking at Common Cause’s ‘Blueprint for Democracy’ conference today, Edward Snowden used his time to speak out about surveillance, personal liberties and of course, the San Bernadino iPhone.<p>“The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone,” Snowden said. “Respectfully, …

Inland Empire

Don't look now, but Spotify might be in trouble

Yesterday, we learned that Coldplay intended to withhold its new album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams,’ from Spotify, at least for now.<p><i>Note: A previous version of the story may have indicated that the hold on Coldplay’s latest album could be indefinite. The story has been updated to reflect the delay was</i> …

Music Industry

The Evolution Of The Browser

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Karl Mattson is vice president of international at Maxthon.</i><p>The browser wars have always been cyclical, moving from periods of monoculture dominated by one or two browsers to periods of comparative competition characterized by multiple, strong, second-tier browsers and a growing list …

Seedcamp Reveals 7 New Startup Investments

When we last caught up with Seedcamp, it had just invested in seven new startups. Now it’s ready to announce its latest batch of investments with five springing from Seedcamp Berlin and two graduates of previous Seedcamp weeks emerging from working in stealth.<p>At Seedcamp Berlin, the micro-seed …

Bitcoin wallet Coinbase now has an official iOS app

Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet, now has an official iOS app.<p>Today, the company announced it has “acquired and taken over development” of the app that developer Andrew Vilcsak has been working on using Coinbase’s open source code, making it Coinbase’s first official app on …

Google Earth's third-party app support is going away, for now

Google Earth's technology has led to some pretty cool third-party projects over the past six years, but you may not see many of those efforts for at least a little while. Google has announced that it's retiring Earth's app programming interface within a year. Any mapping software built using that …

Facebook launches app for Google Glass

The app allows users to upload photos from Google's computing eyewear directly to their Facebook timelines.<p>Facebook on Thursday launched a version of its app for Google Glass, becoming the latest technology company to release software for the computing eyewear.<p>The app allows users to upload photos …

Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?

As the CEO steps down, he leaves the Intel machine poised to take on the swarming ecosystem of competitors who make smartphone chips.<p>Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company. While almost every …

BlackBerry 'phablet' rumour runs rampant at RIM conference

Research In Motion Ltd. executives delivered a lengthy list of new announcements this week at the smartphone maker's annual conference, but the buzz has already shifted to what the company may be still hiding up its sleeve, including the possibility of a small tablet device.<p>The rumours piqued the …

Google Shutters Quickoffice R&D Offices In Russia And Ukraine

<i>Editor’s note: This article was written in collaboration with our partner East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity.</i><p>One thing Google apparently forgot to announce yesterday at its annual I/O developer conference (see our …

Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry in Smartphone Shipments, Not That It Matters

In the race for third mobile platform, there’s a new favorite: Windows Phone.<p>According to new research from IDC, Microsoft’s mobile operating system …

Mobile

King Reveals It Has 70M Daily Players And 21B Monthly Gameplays

Social gaming company King, revealed new growth statistics today and has announced plans to launch its popular ‘Pet Rescue Saga game‘ on mobile this summer. It is now seeing 70 million players on its platform daily, totaling to 21 billion gameplays each month.<p>King’s games have certainly challenged …

iOS and Android Tripled the Games Revenue of Sony, Nintendo et al

Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making three times more revenue in Q1 2013.<p>Apple led the pack, overtaking the …

Huge population of YouTube copyright owners denied class action status | Ars Technica

Class action against YouTube would create "Frankenstein monster," judge says.<p>The same judge who handed Viacom another defeat in its copyright …

Google+ Games shutting down on June 30th in favor of Google Play game services

One of yesterday's big Google I/O announcements was the launch of Google Play game services, a cross-platform tool that will sync progress, achievements. and other gaming data on Android, the web, and even iOS. So what's to become of Google+ Games, a feature ripped pretty closely from Facebook that …

New ‘Part Leaks’ Suggest Major Internal Overhaul, Multiple Color Options for iPhone 5S

With Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S widely expected to feature a similar overall design to the iPhone 5, most of the changes and improvements are likely …

Google Glass lead industrial designer talks modular fashion at I/O 2013

This week at Google I/O 2013, the company’s yearly developer conference, the wearable technology device Glass was discussed as a scalable fashion …

Wearable Tech

Google Says All 2,000 Glass Explorers Have Been Invited To Pick Up Their Device

Today, Steve Lee of the Google X and Glass Team, announced that as of last week, all 2,000 developers who signed up for the Glass Explorer program at last year’s I/O conference have now been invited to pick up their devices from Google’s offices in Mountain View, New York City or Los Angeles.<p>Of …

Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblr?

Earlier this week, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JP Morgan’s Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley …

Advertising

Now With More Than 1.5B Page Views A Month, Secret Sharing App Whisper Launches On Android

Secret sharing app Whisper has seen tremendous growth since launching last fall. But until recently, it’s only been available on iOS. With a launch on Android’s Google Play store this week, Whisper is going to be available to a whole bunch of new users, particularly in its key demographic of young …

Yahoo, Twitter partnership brings tweets to your newsfeed

The ever-changing web portal that is Yahoo under Marissa Mayer will receive its next tweak with help from Twitter. In addition to providing summarized stories, Yahoo newsfeed will soon include occasional tweets based on your interests. Folks in the US can expect to see the change in the coming days …

Government Lab Admits to Using Quantum Internet for Two Years

This might be the biggest tech humblebrag ever. A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Labs has quietly shrugged its shoulders and admitted to …

Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

Users of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, …