Google Cardboard // a new way to look ridiculous in public
The keynote for the Google I/O 2014 developer conference was short and sweet and announcements covered Android L, Android Wear, Android Auto and Android TV but our favourite was Google Cardboard, a no-frills virtual reality headset.
From the Google Cardboard website: "We want everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way. That's the goal of the Cardboard project."
And hats off to them, in an industry dogged by often super-inflated development costs, google is once again being open in sharing a development platform, including software, so that anybody and everybody has the opportunity to push the VR technology forward.
Still, looking at all those journalists trying really hard not to look ridiculous while wearing the headsets is ruddy good fun:
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