Tagged: Google Cardboard

Edible Google Cardboard VR headset made from graham cracker and icing

Edible Google Cardboard

Debate about the best VR headset is not going to fade away, since it is going to be an integral part of our life. Google Cardboard, so far, has emerged as the most affordable virtual reality headset that turns your smartphone into a tool for viewing VR applications. The dirt cheap VR headset has been around for a long time and we were bound to see an interesting take on Google Cardboard.
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Google’s Daydream VR motion controller to be shipped this fall

Daydream motion controller 2

Daydream – Google’s Android –powered VR platform announced at the I/O conference has raised hopes of consumers who want to have refined experience of virtual world. This fall, the world awaits smartphones that support all Daydream features. But in the meanwhile, a motion controller with the headset wear has made people curious what it actually does. We already know about Google’s ‘Cardboard’ and existing VR platform, but new motion controller sounds interesting. Read More…

Learn to play piano and drums in augmented reality with Teach-U: VR

Teach U VR

In today’s busy life gadgets, especially wearables loaded with VR applications can be a really helpful. Another example of virtual reality coming to the fore to teach students how to play musical instruments, and a deeper understanding of music itself has surfaced. Teach-U: VR pitches to improve creativity of students by giving them a virtual teacher capable of making them learn music. All this from the comforts of their school lab without the need to go to a specialist in musical instruments or in this case a music teacher. That is what inspired NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi to develop Teach-U: VR, a virtual reality application which helps young students learn music.
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World’s first – Cancer surgery live streamed to public using VR headsets

Medical Realities cnacer surgery in VR using VR headsets

For the first time in medical history a live operation got streamed on VR glasses and anyone could watch it on their Samsung Gear VR or Goggle Cardboard VR headset. The operation of a 70 year old patient took place yesterday and the man behind this daring project ‘Medical Realities’ is Shafi Ahmed who performed the surgery at the Royal London NHS hospital in the UK at 1PM BST (8AM ET). Surgeons operated the patient suffering from cancer of the colon and 360 degree view of the operating theater made the VR viewers experience the surgery as if they were present at that moment.
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Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Google Cardboard? Which VR headset should you opt for

HTC Vive Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard

Looks like this is the week of VR headsets. You can preorder HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard with all of them looking to expand their market share in the not so explored VR market which is still a goldmine. While Oculus Rift has got the luxury of being a dominant VR headset from the very beginning, HTC Vive brings with it the experience of Valve, developer of industry’s most loved games. Add Google to the tally who has been trying to bring affordable VR experience to the users in the easiest way possible.
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Google to launch new virtual reality headset in plastic body

Google virtual-reality headset

Going into 2016, virtual reality is going to be of great interest to all tech companies and most geeks out there. The inexpensive Google Cardboard, introduced back in 2014, has somehow made virtual reality headsets accessible to random users, but it has its own limitations. According to a report on Financial Times, Google Cardboard, which comprises cardboard housing, a pair of lens stuck up together with Velcro, could soon be released as a new VR headset in a better, stronger plastic housing with more support for VR programs built directly into Android OS. Read More…

Verizon introduces Star Wars: The Force Awakens Google Cardboard

Star Wars The Force Awakens Google Cardboard

In a bid to promote the upcoming blockbuster movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Verizon Wireless has found a handy new tool. Google Cardboard themed in Star Wars theme. So why would Verizon promote a Star Wars movie? To directly prompt users to switch to their faster and reliable 4G LTE network. A promotion campaign that will bring a smile to the faces of Star Wars fans.
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Now you can watch Youtube videos in virtual reality mode with Google Cardboard

Youtube VR videos

Whatever Youtube is doing seems to be right as their videos load in a jiffy, there are many options and everything is falling in their court. Now, they are taking things forward by pushing support for Google Cardboard VR headset to view Youtube videos. That means you can now view 360-degree virtual reality worlds in a 3D like environment using your Android smartphone.
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PowerUp FPV turns your paper plane into a flying drone

PowerUp FPV paper plane drone_1

With the kind of technology at our disposal, it is not hard to achieve what was earlier unattainable. Flying paper planes was a favorite pass-time in the yesteryears and today we have things like drones/quadcopters and of course smartphone games that let you fly paper planes. Giving a new dimension to the good old paper plane flying paired with augmented reality, PowerUp Toys has partnered with acclaimed drone maker Parrot to come-up with first person view paper plane flying.
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Israeli start-up wants to change the way we interact with AR applications

GemSense Amber and Gem VR hardware

Israeli start-up GemSense has come-up with a plug & play VR computer that makes possible the development and implementation of augmented reality applications that are useful for wearable gadgets, in particular 360-degree view hardware. Their prototype version is a button-sized computer that can be used for development of wearables and IoT gadgets, anything that requires a brain small enough to fit inside the compact form-factor if current age as-well-as future wearables.
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