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Have a phony Pixel? A counterfeit Chromecast? Google now wants you to report it

Counterfeits are a sad reality for any moderately popular company. Not only does it lose all the sales that go to fake products, it also has to tend to its reputation which might get destroyed when consumers buy a fraudulent item and blame it for a faulty build or function. Google is trying to catch fakes by launching several pages for you to report them.

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Google and LG share details on 1,443ppi OLED display designed for next-gen VR headsets

The virtual reality game is getting interesting, but the displays on the current generation of headsets are still getting in the way of truly immersive experiences. To solve this, Google and LG Display teamed up to produce an ultra high-resolution OLED panel intended for the next generation of VR headsets. This display was first discussed back in March, but it's now been officially unveiled at the Display Week 2018 expo.

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The Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream headset and Mirage VR Camera are available today

There are a handful of phones that support Google Daydream, but it's still far from a universal feature on Android devices. Now, you don't even need a phone. The previously announced Lenovo Mirage Solo is available, but it's not cheap. Also in the "not cheap but available" category is the Lenovo Mirage Camera, the first camera for Google's VR180 platform.

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[Deal Alert] Google Daydream (2017) is 50% off again at several retailers

The Daydream View (2017) virtual reality headset was announced last October along with the Pixel 2 devices, bringing better lenses, a better fabric material, and a controller that matches its color. Ever since, it has dipped from its $99 MSRP price a few times, the last of which was a half-off at Best Buy in March. Now the offer is back, but it's not just Best Buy that is discounting it: the same $49 price is available on the Google Store and a few other retailers.

If you're intrigued by Virtual Reality and don't want to invest in thousands of dollars worth of equipment, the Daydream View remains one of the cheapest ways to dip your toes and see the potential uses.

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Catan VR available on Oculus store for Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is the less discussed virtual reality headset for Android, and because of that, you often don't hear about the newest Gear VR games hitting the virtual shelves. Well, today I have a big one to announce. Asmodee Digital and Experiment 7 have released Catan VR on the Oculus store and you can grab the Gear VR version right now for $9.99.

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[Deal Alert] Google Daydream (2017) is 50% off today at Best Buy

Augmented Reality and ARCore are the hottest games in town nowadays, but if you're still grappling with the idea of Virtual Reality to begin with or if you prefer to immerse yourself completely instead of superimposing something on top of your existing world, then there's a nice deal for you at Best Buy.

The retailer is offering the 2017 edition of the Daydream View headset for 50% off. This is the one that has the better materials, better lenses, and the matching colored controller. The discount brings the price down from $99 to a more palatable $49.95. All three colors are available - charcoal, fog, and coral - and shipping is free.

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Lenovo's Mirage Solo Daydream headset and VR camera both available for pre-order, shipping May 11

Way back at CES in January, Lenovo and Google announced they had partnered on two new virtual reality hardware products, but gave no indication as to a release date. But thanks to two listings at B&H Photo, the cat is out of the bag...and you can record the cat as it emerges from that bag in glorious 4K virtual reality starting on May 11.

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Google to share fantastically high-density screen for next-gen VR headsets

Virtual reality technologies are at a place now where they're actually fun to use, after decades of early efforts where the big dreams of VR evangelists simply couldn't quite be realized by available hardware and software. But for as good as things are today, there's a deep well of potential for them to get much, much better. One of the keys to the next evolution of VR will be the arrival of headsets with incredibly pixel-dense displays, making it that much easier for users to suspend disbelief and feel that what they're seeing is as real as they are. And now from the looks of things, Google is preparing to share just that kind of tech with us in only a few short months.

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30 of the best games for Google Daydream

Daydream virtual reality games may not have a huge following, but that doesn't mean there aren't quite a few quality titles out there for those of you who enjoy dabbling in mobile VR entertainment. So I have taken it upon myself to compile what I think are the best games on the platform in this Daydream roundup here. There are a total 30 VR games in this list, and almost all of them are either free or paid upfront. This way you won't have to worry about any expensive hidden costs. So what are you waiting for, go ahead and dive on in.

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Google and Lenovo announce first standalone Daydream headset and new VR180 consumer cameras

Last summer, Google announced a new video format to simplify the creation of virtual reality content, VR180. Now at CES, they've partnered with Lenovo and Yi Technology to bring VR180 to consumer hardware in the form of a new Daydream headset and two VR cameras.

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