Friday, November 13, 2015

Boston Globe Cardboard

If it isn't already it one day will be:

"Virtual reality doesn’t taste like Cardboard" by Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff 1 day ago

If the current fascination with virtual reality begins to wane — and I suspect it will — we’ll know the exact moment the tide turned. Sunday, Nov. 8.

That was when about a million Americans received a gift along with their Sunday New York Times — a Google Inc. gadget that turns any Apple or Android smartphone into a virtual reality (VR) viewing system. It works quite well. At least as well as 3D television, and we all know how popular that’s proven to be.

The gadget is named Google Cardboard, and that’s pretty much what it is — precut pieces of cardboard with plastic lenses, Velcro fasteners, and a slot for inserting a smartphone....