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How to take the best Cardboard Camera photos

Flawless Cardboard Camera photos are not complicated, and so much fun to share. Grabbing a good panorama of that perfect sunrise is often quite rewarding, but if you’re a fan of VR photos you can one-up your game with Cardboard Camera. Instead of a 2D panorama, you’re capturing a full 360-degree panorama with depth. This means the viewer gets to really feel like they are a part of the photo, as long as the photo you captured is something worth sharing. A lot of people struggle to capture that perfect…

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Best headphones for Daydream View

Headphones make a massive difference in your Daydream View experience. Few things improve your Daydream View experience quite like a good set of headphones. It’s the difference between having a mediocre VR trip through a game and feeling totally immersed in the world around you. Sometimes that immersion can be a little too real, like when you’re having the daylights scared out of you, but in most situations you need some good headphones to really complete the experience! Read More at VR Heads! … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Best headphones…

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HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap: Should you buy it?

What is this Deluxe Audio Strap all about, anyway? The first of many accessories slated for the HTC Vive this year has shipped to those who pre-ordered, and it’s all about adding audio and structure to the Vive experience. It’s called the Deluxe Audio Strap, and HTC is asking $100 for this upgrade to what is already the most expensive — though also most feature complete — virtual reality kit you can buy today. Is this new strap worth the upgrade fee? Lets break it down. Read more at VR…

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Best Smartwatch For Kids

Best overall Best value Best on Verizon Best overall VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX Find on Amazon Instead of a tool for connecting to a smartphone, VTech created an experience that is mostly toy but partially useful. Amid all the games and onboard camera tricks you’ll find a functional calendar for appointments, a voice memo app, and several other tools that work well with the smartwatch aesthetic. This is a great way to get kids thinking about using technology for more than entertainment, without completely pulling them away from the shiny…

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How to get the Pride flag reaction on Facebook

Share some love on Facebook during Pride Month! Android Central loves, well, love. With that in mind, we’re sharing something fun for those who feel the same. If you’re celebrating Pride Month and have a Facebook account, you’ve already seen most of the account tweaks you can add, like temporary profile banners. If you want to go a little deeper, Facebook now lets you share the Pride flag as a reaction to both posts and comments. It’s not a takeover of an existing reaction, it’s an entirely unique reaction you…

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Raids are coming to Pokémon Go, here’s what you need to know!

Pokémon Go Gyms are dead. Long like Pokémon Go Gyms! Niantic is killing the Gym system in Pokémon Go, and replacing it with a more complex and interactive system. The actual Gym locations aren’t going anywhere, but it’s clear you’re going to be spending a lot more time to stay at the top of the increasingly complicated (and cooperative) system in place. Here’s what we know so far about the new Gyms, and the more interesting Raids system coming to live on top of them. Meet the new Pokémon Go…

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The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Welcome to the Bridge, Ensign. You have a lot to learn. The best cross-platform multiplayer VR game you can play right now is, without a doubt, Star Trek: Bridge Crew. With no shortage of people to play with at any point of the day and plenty of things to keep your whole crew busy while you’re exploring the frontier, it’s time to get busy. To help you along, we’ve assembled this Ultimate Guide for getting the most out of your Star Trek: Bridge Crew experience. Ready? Punch it! Read more…

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What you need to know when considering a smart lock for your home

Not all smart locks are created equal. In fact, many aren’t even all that smart. There are some incredible benefits to home automation, but when it comes to securing your home, it’s important to not simply buy the cheapest thing on the shelf. There’s a lot to these “smart” locks, and not all of them live up to the promises in the packaging. Here’s a quick look at what you can do to make sure your smart lock is both convenient and safe. Understand how the lock you want works…

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Sphero made a Spider-Man your kids can talk to like an Amazon Echo

Sphero’s contract with Disney now includes Marvel, which is great for all of us nerds. I guess kids will like it, too. We’ve seen Sphero bring BB-8 and Lightning McQueen to life over the last year, but now is the time of superheroes. A little Spider-Man can now stand on a pedestal and interact with anyone who taps the logo on his chest, in a way that is not terribly unlike an Amazon Echo speaker without the wake command. What makes this little Spidey worth adding t your house? It’s…

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Using Alexa Scenes to control your home like magic

How do I use Alexa Scenes? Most connected home gadgets have a way to do things automatically or based on specific conditions. That’s the whole appeal after all: being able to automate parts of your life. That might be changing the color temperature in your living room when it’s time to watch a movie or maybe just making sure the cable box is set to a specific channel when you turn on your television. Either way, Amazon collects these little scripted behaviors and puts them in a voice-controlled system called…

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