LG 360 Cam to provide the full view via Google Street View

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LG joined several other manufacturers at MWC 2016 in revealing hardware designed to help people capture 360-degree content. Putting creation of this content in the hands of consumers will be a key component to the future success of virtual reality devices. Along with easing creation through devices like the LG 360 Cam, an easy method for others to access this content is needed and more people are turning to the Google Street View platform. This has prompted LG to ensure the LG 360 Cam supports the Open Spherical Camera (OSC) API backed by Google and used in the Street View app. Read more

Google set to open Google I/O 2016 registration next week

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Google’s web site for Google I/O 2016 is now live and headlining is the announcement regarding registration for the event scheduled to be held May 18 – 20, 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google will be opening the registration window on March 8th at 9:00 am PST and will keep it open until 5:00 pm PST on March 10th. As in the past, Google will be doling out registrations using a raffle system that chooses from all of the registrants, so you do not need to hit the registration site right at opening. Read more

Google Store sets up section for virtual reality

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Virtual reality headsets capable of working with Google’s Cardboard platform have never been sold directly by Google. Instead the company only provided those interested in the platform with a portal to other sites to purchase Cardboard viewers. Today though, the Google Store went live with a new section dedicated to virtual reality. This puts virtual reality headsets alongside phones, tablets, Chromebooks, media players, and smartwatches as the items offered directly to consumers by Google through its online retail store.

Three Cardboard viewers are currently being sold, one of which is made by Google.

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