Google announces on-sale date for its Daydream View VR headset

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You’ll soon be able to buy one of Google’s VR headsets.

Daydream View, the virtual reality headset Google launched alongside its Pixel phones last month, will be available in stores and online beginning Nov. 10, the company announced.

The headset will sell for $79 in the U.S. where it will be available at Best Buy and Verizon, in addition to Google’s online store. (Google is also partnering with retailers in the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany.)

Of course, you’ll need one of Google’s Pixel phones in order to take advantage of the headset at least for now. Though most major Android manufacturers have committed to making Daydream-ready devices, Google’s pair of new flagships are the only ones currently available.

If you do have a Pixel, Google already has a decent amount of VR content lined up, including virtual reality versions of Hulu and YouTube as well as games and experiences from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Daydream View also has the unique distinction of being the first headset to offer a Harry Potter VR experience (based on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.)

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Girl Uses Google Translate To Invite Her New Classmate Who Was Isolated To Sit With Her At Lunch

Elementary school student Rafael Anaya had just moved from Mexico to California, and, not knowing English, was having a hard time finding new friends – until one girl used google translate to reach out and write a letter to him. A 10-year-old classmate Amanda Moore saw the boy eating lunch alone, and didn’t think it was right. See, Amanda is a girl who believes that everyone should have a buddy, so she used technology to invite Rafael to have lunch with her. Her letter reads: ‘Would you like to sit with me today? Look for me and I will show you where I sit. We can color or simply tell scary stories. Thank you for your time, signed Amanda.’


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The girl’s mother Kindard told ABC7 News that since her daughter gave Rafael the note, the two have become friends. The classmates who proved that friendship is stronger than language barrier, they even went trick-or-treating together on Halloween. Rafael told the news channel that Amanda and him would be friends ‘forever.’

(h/t: huffpost)