Daydream Labs experiments with teaching skills in VR

Daydream Labs recently experimented with teaching skills in VR using a training prototype that asked users to slip on a headset and learn to make coffee using an espresso machine.

Software Engineer at Google VR Ian MacGillivray espressed in a blog post that while people learned faster and better inside of VR as opposed to individuals who were trained by watching YouTube tutorials, using coffee for the experiment may have bean a mistake.

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MLB’s At Bat app will soon be VR-compatible on Google Daydream

Baseball fans may not be able to virtually step up to the plate just yet, but Major League Baseball will be providing a new way for viewers to experience live-streamed sports events with VR features.

MLB’s At Bat app is a subscription service that includes features like video library archives to interactive rosters for every team. A VR accessible version of the app will be available on June 1st for Google Daydream and Android devices.

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Google announces support for standalone Daydream VR headsets

Google has announced during Google I/O that it will be supporting standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform which will not require a PC or phone in order to use.

The upcoming hardware will utilize a new headset tracking technology called Worldsense, which enables positional tracking without installing external sensors. Google worked with chipmaker Qualcomm to create a reference design for Daydream-powered standalone headsets.

Such technology is important for VR’s success. Standalone headsets that are independent of additional components and free of wires are the next evolution of VR hardware, as they’re more fit for a mass-market audience.

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