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Watch Google’s keynote at its I/O conference live and in virtual reality

By Alice Truong

Google’s developer conference is kicking off today (May 17) with a two-hour keynote.

The I/O conference is typically Google’s biggest news event of the year, where it previews and releases new technologies in an attempt to entice developers to build for its platforms.

This year, the confab is taking place in Google’s backyard. The Shoreline Amphitheatre, an outdoor concert venue steps from the famed Googleplex, will host thousands of eager developers the next three days. At its keynote address, Google is expected to pull back the curtain on the next version of Android and debut a standalone virtual-reality headset.

To follow the announcements as they happen, tune into the livestream below. The keynote starts at 10 am US Pacific Time.

Here’s an added bonus for virtual-reality enthusiasts: Google will broadcast the stream in 360 degrees, so those with VR headsets (even lo-fi ones like Google Cardboard) can watch and feel like they’re actually there in the audience.