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Opportunities and hurdles with Google’s Daydream VR vision

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Upcoming virtual-reality headsets based on Google’s new Daydream VR system won’t be as sophisticated as Facebook’s Oculus Rift. But they could give more people a taste of VR and make better games and applications affordable. On Wednesday, Google said it will develop a range of VR headsets that promise to be more comfortable and durable than its ultra-cheap Cardboard headset. Google will make one and share design guidelines with other manufacturers. There will also be a wireless motion controller —…

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Virtual Reality Check: Reporter spends week with VR system

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I’m no stranger to virtual reality. For the past three years, I’ve been reporting on and experiencing the evolution of modern VR at various trade shows, entertainment studios and industry events. It wasn’t until I set up the most immersive VR system on the market in my own home that I understood just how amazing — and frustrating — the interactive 360-degree medium can be. After testing Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR prototypes for 10 to 30 minutes…

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