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Google Expeditions to get AR Support This Year

It's essentially a great tool to use at a store to direct you to where in the store you'll find the milk, or take you to where a specific exhibit is in a museum you're visiting. Google's Daydream VR platform got a lot of love on the Google I/O stage, but the company has some intriguing plans for augmented reality (AR) as well.


Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

Some of the unveiled products won't be out until later this year. Earlier this month Google announced a partnership with AIY by releasing a co-produced build-your-own Google Home kit . The latter sees users able to long-press an app icon to get a notification, instead of using the dropdown menu. The most attention at the Google I/O 2017 will be on Android O, Google Assistant, Android Wear and Daydream VR.


Pound climbs to one-week high as United Kingdom inflation accelerates

Pound climbs to one-week high as United Kingdom inflation accelerates

However, things are looking up for the pair now and GBP AUD jumped to a high of 1.7492 on Wednesday. As a result the exchange rate hit highs of $1.28909 on the morning of the 12th. Federal Reserve interest rate hike bets for June have fallen from over 80% to under 70% in the last week. Some have even speculated about the possibility of impeachment.


Guernsey States 'unaffected' by the ransomware attack

Guernsey States 'unaffected' by the ransomware attack

Europol senior spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth told AFP Monday: "The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe, which is a success". "For Microsoft to say that governments should stop developing exploits to Microsoft products is naive", said Brian Lord, a managing director at PGI Cyber and former deputy director at the Government Communications Headquarters, one of the U.K.'s intelligence agencies.


'You either support North Korea or you support us,' United States envoy says

'You either support North Korea or you support us,' United States envoy says

Any country that did not look at putting new sanctions on North Korea was, in effect, helping the isolated nation, she said . Military action is likely to be left out of the options, and the threshold of the proper conditions for resuming dialogue with North Korea is likely to be raised or lowered according to North Korea's subsequent actions and South Korea and China's skill at diplomacy and mediation.


Oculus to wind down Story Studio VR

Oculus to wind down Story Studio VR

This groundbreaking team that won an Emmy Award previous year for Henry , the adorable VR story about a porcupine on his birthday, is being shut down . A California-based technology licensing firm called Techno View IP Inc. sued Oculus for infringing a 3D-imaging technology. While Story Studio is closing down, Oculus will still be supporting VR filmmakers and content creators.