A few years ago, Google announced that they would be getting into virtual reality (VR) through a couple of initiatives, one of which is its Daydream VR platform, and the other would be Cardboard, a very affordable VR headset that would make it easier for anyone to get into VR technology.
Long before Google came out with its Daydream View virtual reality headset, it introduced a VR viewer called . It was a barebones solution that enabled people to experience virtual reality at little or no cost at all. Cardboard has since become very popular for those looking at a relatively cheap entry point into the world of virtual reality. The company today revealed that it has shipped more than 10 […]
Google’s interest in virtual reality is obvious. The company has unveiled several initiatives, such as with Google Cardboard, their semi-DIY VR headset, and also with the Google Daydream VR platform for smartphones. Now it has been a while since we’ve seen Google make changes to the Cardboard, so does that mean a change/update is coming?
One of the upsides of the Google Cardboard is that it is relatively easy to piece together if you have the materials. Alternatively you can always buy one fully assembled, but basically at the end of the day, it is simple to make. In fact it is so simple to make to the point where the folks at Make have decided to create an edible Google Cardboard headset.
When it comes to VR headsets for iOS users, unfortunately it seems that one of the few options available to them would be Google Cardboard (versus Android where you have your pick of Samsung’s Gear VR or the LG 360 CAM). The good news is that if you’re an iPhone user looking for more VR content, YouTube has recently been updated to help fulfill your needs.
Google launched the Cardboard virtual reality headset back in 2014 where customers could purchase it for themselves, or to be more specific, Google sold them the materials they needed to put it together, and at the same time offered up third-party viewers that were premade using Google’s specifications.
In October last year, The New York Times teamed up with Google to ship more than one million Google Cardboard VR viewers to its home delivery subscribers with a copy of The New York Times. The iconic scribe is doing this once again. It has confirmed that in conjunction with a new VR experience that’s going to be published in The New York Times, it’s going to team up with […]
Virtual reality or VR is increasingly being used as a marketing strategy by companies and festivals alike so it’s not surprising to see the Coachella music festival jump on the bandwagon as well. Attendees will find a VR headset in the Coachella 2016 welcome box which also contains the requisite tickets and wristbands. A companion Coachella VR app will work with the Cardboard headset and Gear VR to provide VR […]
Google has expressed interest in virtual reality in the past and launched devices like the Cardboard. However there are rumors that Google has plans to launch a more dedicated virtual reality headset, like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the company has since launched a dedicated VR page for its store.
With the amount of Coca-Cola that is consumed every year, it also means that there are a lot of packaging and Coca-Cola cartons that get thrown away. While recycling is a possibility, what about reusing them? Turns out Coca-Cola has a potential idea for its packaging, and that is to turn it into a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset.
One of virtual reality’s more obvious uses would be for video games, or just entertainment in general. However recently we have seen how the technology could be used for medical purposes, and now it seems that thanks to virtual reality technology and the Google Cardboard, it has allowed a woman to see for the first time in 8 years.
It looks like Google is really getting into the Star Wars fever. Just yesterday we revealed that Google is giving its users the choice of choosing either the Light or Dark Side, in which their choice will more or less apply the corresponding theme across Google’s products and services. There was even a Star Wars-related Easter Egg.Now if you’ve always wondered what it might be like to experience Star Wars […]
It looks like Google’s Cardboard app has expanded its wings, where it is now available in 39 languages as well as over 100 countries on both the iOS and Android platforms. Those who are interested to know more will be able to peruse through the Cardboard developer documents which happen to be available in 10 languages so that even more developers worldwide will be able to do their bit to […]
Many of us happen to operate on a particularly tight budget each month, and this would also mean careful spending in areas where it is not deemed to be necessary. Having said that, the Google Cardboard is a new way of introducing virtual reality on the cheap, which would certainly lead to the issues of clones, of course. Having said that, Google has also gotten that bit covered with certification […]