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Virtual reality has been treading water for a long time now. There have been some releases and announcements, but for the most part, the water’s been stagnant. That all may finally change though. Today at Google’s announcement, they revealed Daydream, a VR platform designed with immersive experience and mobile technology in mind. Hundreds of apps and games are incoming, including Harry Potter games, Hulu programming, YouTube channels, and Street View tours. Google’s throwing a ton of weight behind VR technology, so expect some significant advancements to come out of this announcement. But tech’s not the only aspect to this announcement. They also showcased their VR headset, called the Daydream View. It’s a significantly different approach, emphasizing comfortable fabrics over hard plastics and further reducing the distance between the average consumer and VR technology. And the tech’s not going to be proprietary. Other phone manufacturers and tech developers will have access to the Daydream platform, making it even more accessible. Overall, we’re excited. It’s about time VR got some energy back.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.