Friday, May 29, 2015

Google Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device - NYTimes.com

A new "reality-capture system" and other Google VR investments

"Beyond the virtual reality videos it plans on putting on YouTube, Google is also using its Cardboard device in its growing education efforts. Over the last year, the company has been running a trial called Expeditions in about 100 classrooms, in which teachers can use the viewers to take their students on a tour of world sites. Last year, Google invested $542 million in Magic Leap, a Florida company that is developing augmented reality technology that creates imaginative images like an elephant that can fit in one’s hand. And Mr. Bavor said the company had made “a significant investment” in virtual reality that goes well beyond the efforts presented at I/O."
Google Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device - NYTimes.com
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