Latest Google Brain project makes sci-fi’s ‘zoom and enhance’ a reality

Google Brain’s work with neural networks has led to a plethora of interesting projects. Over the past several months, the team has been working on using these neural networks to enhance images, and now, it has been able to bring the infamous “zoom and enhance” abilities from sci-fi to reality…

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Report: Google’s main focus in the long run is augmented reality, not VR

According to a new report from The Information, behind closed doors Google is much more interested in augmented reality than it is in virtual reality. Google of course has publicly marketed its Cardboard VR product heavily, but that’s apparently not the end-goal for the company — augmented reality is.

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Google is reportedly still working on a standalone mixed reality Daydream successor

A report from Recode a few days ago said that a project in Google X to create a “high-end standalone” VR headset was recently cancelled in favor of more focus on Android — and, specifically, the Mountain View company’s new Daydream platform. Now, another report (via Engadget) says that Google is indeed still working on a standalone headset, albeit one “that blurs the line between virtual reality and augmented reality.”

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As HTC shifts focus to virtual reality, executive teases upcoming mobile VR headset

These are not the best days for HTC. The Taiwanese company has been stumbling for quite a while, both financially and in the eye of critics and consumers. One thing seems to have paid off, however: its VR efforts. That’s why, as per a CNET interview, the company is looking forward to progressively shifting its core business to that…

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Daydream Keyboard hits the Play Store, shows what manual text input is like in virtual reality

While Daydream headsets are not yet available, the first Daydream-ready phones will be available starting next week. Yesterday, Google published Daydream Keyboard on the Play Store showing the “on-screen virtual reality keyboard for text entry in Daydream applications.”

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Xiaomi just introduced the Mi Mix, its full ceramic, edgeless engineering marvel concept turned reality [Video]

Xiaomi‘s event today may have introduced the largely expected Mi Note 2, but chances are that will not be the device this event will be remembered for. As it turns out, the Chinese OEM had a much more interesting, innovative and eye-catching ace up its sleeve, which literally turned from concept to sheer reality …

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