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If you have $3,000 to drop on Microsoft's HoloLens or $799 for HTC's Vive headset, more power to you. But for those of you who suffered sticker shock even at Oculus Rft's $599 price tag, there's still Cardboard, the ultra-cheap alternative that works with your smartphone. It's just $15, and it's now available to purchase directly from Google online store.This is the first time Google's sold Cardboard in its store. Up until now, it was only available through third-party sellers, sometimes as part of a bundle. Not anymore—it's available to purchase and in-stock for just $15, or $25 for a two-pack, both with free shipping. You can't beat the price, unless of course you hack a cardboard box at home... Read more...
It’s the time of the year again; time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue to hit newsstands across the country. And while the release of the swimsuit issue has been a time honored tradition for young boys and men alike, the rise of the Internet has somewhat blunted the visual impact of the issue. Rather than stick with the tried and true formula, SI is adding a bit of tech-infused flavor with this year’s issue, and the sports publication has turned to none other than Google for some help. Starting this week, you’ll be able to purchase two editions the SI Swimsuit issue: a regular version for $7.99 and a premium edition for $9.99 that includes a Google Cardboard VR viewer (around half a... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to experience the White House when it’s all decked out for Christmas, but just don’t want to make the effort (or spare the expense)? Well, the folks at Google have the next best thing available right at your fingertips. Google used GoPro’s 16-camera Odyssey virtual reality rig and its own Jump platform to capture 360-degree footage of the numerous Christmas trees and decorations scattered throughout the various rooms and corridors of the residence. The elaborate display is enough to make Clark Griswold blush, and you don’t even have to worry about Uncle Lewis burning down the trees with a lit stogie. An informative voiceover gives you a guided tour through the residence and... Read more...
In December, Google proudly announced that its innovative Cardboard VR contraption had made it into the hands of over 500,000 consumers since its introduction in mid-2014. With a price tag of $20 or less, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many enthusiasts were willing to give Google a shot with its vision of virtual reality considering that competing solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR cost $199. Google is now taking everything that makes Cardboard great and is pairing it with a household name that many of us came to know very well as children: Mattel. Together, Google and Mattel have developed the next generation of the View-Master, a photo viewer that I spent countless hours starting through... Read more...
It appears that Sir Paul McCartney is joining The Who in providing a virtual experience. But rather than relive history, VR enthusiasts will be able to experience McCartney’s final concert, which took place earlier this year, at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 3D. VR startup company Jaunt has released the 3D experience, its first piece of content, which can be used with Google Cardboard. “Today we have released this spectacular experience to the public, “said Jaunt co-founder Jens Christensen.” Feel as though you’re by Sir Paul’s side as he plays “Live and Let Die” - see it in 360-degree, stereoscopic 3D, hear it with ambisonic audio, and immersive yourself in cinematic VR. It’s like nothing... Read more...