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GoogleCardboard - DIY VirtualReality Headset using your smart phone

Discussion in 'Style' started by BOATS N HOES, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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    http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-28120953

    Google Cardboard: The 'Oculus thrift' virtual reality headset
    1 July 2014 Last updated at 23:41 BST

    Google has produced a cheap DIY virtual reality headset made solely of cardboard, embedded with two lenses.

    When a user places a smartphone in the front of the device, the viewer receives an immersive 3D experience comparable in many ways to more expensive hardware like the Oculus Rift.

    The device began as a side project by a single engineer, and was developed over a period of just six months. Google now says it wants to spur development of the emerging field of VR by handing out the devices to software developers to create new experiences.

    The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor had a chance to experience the device and met the head of its research team, Christian Plagemann.
     
  2. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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  3. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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  4. CALIgula

    CALIgula Moderator Crew

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    i saw this on the news a few days ago....looks cheap as hell and people will probably laugh at you, but i see what they were trying to do.

    id rather see google focused on bringing google fiber to my neck of the woods!
     
  5. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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    From what I gathered a single guy at google develope this an they are using it as a way for small developers to further Vr tech in an inexpensive way

    Something called Ocular Rift is the only other alternative and is super expensive





    What's google fiber??
     
  6. CALIgula

    CALIgula Moderator Crew

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    but virtual reality technology has been around forever...youd think the technology would be cheap by now anyways.

    google fiber is apparently a gay bunny rabbit...

    [​IMG]


    lol....such a terrible logo....but seriously...this is google fiber...

    [​IMG]

    i would love to download 528 megabytes per second.



    heres the wikipedia link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Fiber
     
  7. theprotester

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    Not cheap due to not being popular? Does it really have any practical application?
     
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