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Review: Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

What to expect from Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

google cardboard vr virtual reality headset google streetviewAs a gadget-lover this product really suprised me. Fold a piece of cardboard into a VR headset and place your smartphone in it. For me it was a very nice intuitive, experience to walk and look around in Paris. If you want to give Virtual Reality a try (and don’t want to spent a lot of money) I found this a very good value for money deal.

1) Get your own VR headset
2) Download the Android App
3) Place your Smartphone into the VR headset
4) Enjoy!

Some possibilities in the Google Cardboard App:

Google Earth: Fly like superman over and in 3D cities
YouTube: Watch YouTube videos on a 360° dome
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
Street Vue: Watch 360°  in Paris on a summer day.

The experience was performed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. Small remark, check the source for compatible phones.

Update: 21 nov. Watch Paul McCartney Concert in 360 degrees

paul mccarthny jaunt 360 concert google cardboad experience
The company Jaunt just posted a 360 degree concert from Paul McCartney you can watch on your google cardboard.




Update: 19 dec. Watch Google Streetview on your Cardboard device

Cardboard users can use a new feature in Google Maps, use a VR mode in Street View.

Google Streetview available in Google Cardboard

Website Google Cardboard

Source: https://cardboard.withgoogle.com/

Get the Google Cardboard App on Google Play


Price Cardboard VR Headset: $ 8.49

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Google Maps indoor with Slam Technology

Today Google releases six indoor maps created with their new mapping tool called Cartographer. Cartographer is a backpack equipped with Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology.

Example map: Hotel (click in the hotel, you can select the floorplans at your right).

source: Google Latlon Blogspot

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Google’s unmanned delivery system: Drone Project Wing

“Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of our research, we built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland, Australia for some test flights. There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers. We’re only just beginning to develop the technology to make a safe delivery system possible, but we think that there’s tremendous potential to transport goods more quickly, safely and efficiently.”

I guess it looks a bit like the Atmos UAV from Delft, The Netherlands.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTNvWcx9Oo

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