YouTube's Ready To Blow Your Mind With 360-Degree Videos

We told you that YouTube would support 360-degree videos. Now, they're here: as of today, Google's streaming video service now serves up videos that let you look in any direction—not just where the camera is pointing. Needless to say, this could be a Big. Freaking. Deal. » 3/13/15 2:00pm 3/13/15 2:00pm

Cardboard Table Tennis Folds Down Into a Portable Cardboard Suitcase

The next time you're stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard… » 2/20/15 2:52pm 2/20/15 2:52pm

Inside The Galaxy Note 4's Virtual Reality Ambitions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now the best big phone you can buy, but it's also something more. It's the first smartphone designed with virtual reality in mind — just slot it into the Gear VR headset and a whole new world opens up. I say "the first" because I learned something intriguing at Oculus Connect last month:… » 10/15/14 7:15pm 10/15/14 7:15pm

You Can Build a Cardboard Surfboard That Holds Up To Waves Just Fine

If you're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of cardboard's enemy list, you'll probably find water up near the top alongside cats and fire. The two just don't mix, which is why it's incredibly impressive that Ernest Packaging Solutions, working with the folks from Signal Snowboards, were able to make a surfboard out of… » 9/25/14 12:29pm 9/25/14 12:29pm

Create Whatever Furniture You Need With This Cardboard Building Set

If you're not going to be living too long in a place, decking out your temporary abode in recyclable cardboard furniture actually makes a lot of sense. It's cheaper than real furniture, you don't have to bring it next time you move, and with these modular TapeFlips sets you can actually build exactly the pieces you… » 9/24/14 3:40pm 9/24/14 3:40pm

Leonardo Da Vinci would be proud of these cardboard flying machines

These flying machines created by Daniel Agdag make me think of those designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century. The difference is that Leonardo based his designs in precise calculations while Daniel builds his spectacular cardboard sculptures guided only by his intuition, with no previous sketching. » 8/11/14 11:19pm 8/11/14 11:19pm

Chrome Will Now Let You Surf In Virtual Reality

Today's not only a great day for barbecue lovers, it's also a red letter day for anyone who loved 1992's The Lawnmower Man and has lamented a future without virtual reality everywhere. According to Google's Brandon Jones, Chrome, at least the Windows and OS X versions, now support WebVR letting you use virtual… » 7/04/14 11:17am 7/04/14 11:17am

What Building Google Cardboard From Scratch Looks Like

So you want Google Cardboard. It's awesome! Except that you weren't at I/O and you don't want to have to wait for a kit from DODOcase. Luckily Google put the plans online so you build one yourself from scratch. Here's what that process looks like. » 7/01/14 11:42am 7/01/14 11:42am

Why a Chunk of Cardboard Might Be the Biggest Thing at Google I/O

I've been showing friends something I picked up at Google's developers conference yesterday, and it's been inspiring ooohs, and wows, and squeals of joy and delight. No, it isn't a smartwatch. It isn't even a gadget. It's a cheap piece of cardboard, and it's getting even the tech-jaded people here excited. » 6/26/14 2:57pm 6/26/14 2:57pm

Google Cardboard Turns Your Android Into a DIY Virtual Reality Headset

Want a virtual reality headset, but can't afford the hefty pricetag on most existing models (or to hold out for the future)? Google dropped an inexpensive solution today following its I/O keynote: Google Cardboard, an app that lets Android users transform their phones into VR headsets with the help of a DIY cardboard… » 6/25/14 3:20pm 6/25/14 3:20pm

Folding Cardboard Stools Only Make It Look Like You're a Hoarder

If you're a student who knows you'll only be living in a cheap apartment for a couple of semesters, what's the point of buying and moving heavy furniture? Especially when there are so many flat-packed, lightweight cardboard options to choose from, like these wonderful stools designed to look like stacks of pizza boxes » 6/13/14 11:00am 6/13/14 11:00am

A Recyclable Cardboard Snowboard That Redefines Shredding

Signal Snowboards has made a name for itself—at least outside of snowboarding circles—with its experiments using unorthodox materials to make decks. The company's glass snowboard was surprisingly resilient on the slopes, as is its latest creation which was actually made from recyclable corrugated cardboard. » 2/20/14 2:20pm 2/20/14 2:20pm

This Wonderful Cardboard Robot Proves the Box Is Always More Fun

There's a long running joke that kids would rather play with the cardboard box than the toy inside. And that's especially true if that cardboard can then be transformed into an articulated 20-inch tall robot like our friend here. » 12/13/13 9:28am 12/13/13 9:28am

8 Amazingly Clever Lamps Made From Plain Old Cardboard

Paper and extreme heat are never a good combination. Yet the following eight designers have made it work, creating lamps that are light, inexpensive, and less wasteful than traditional versions. » 8/12/13 9:03am 8/12/13 9:03am

Kinetic Creatures: Cardboard Creations That Roam Your Living Room

There's a longstanding joke that kids would rather play with the cardboard box than the toy inside, but that's especially true with these wonderful Kinetic Creatures toys. Made entirely from pre-cut cardboard, clever mechanisms inside Elly the elephant, Geno the giraffe, and Rory the rhino allow them to walk around… » 8/06/13 5:08pm 8/06/13 5:08pm

Refoldable Cardboard Furniture Makes It Cheap And Easy To Mosey On

When you're moving and you have a lot of IKEA furniture, you know what you should do. You should take it apart, transport it and then put it back together on the other end. You know this. You consider this. And then you create a last minute flash sale on Craig's List, get whatever money you can from all that MALM, and… » 8/04/13 11:35am 8/04/13 11:35am

Don't Spill Anything On This $55 Foosball Table

You'd assume that a foosball table made from 100 percent renewable materials—cardboard and wood—would be best suited for college frat houses on a limited budget. But even with a handy cup holder, the odds are the Kartoni would be soaked in spilled beer after just a couple of games, destroying its structural integrity. » 4/11/13 8:49am 4/11/13 8:49am

Your Next Block Party Needs This Giant Car-Powered Cardboard Boombox

Bartek Elsner, an artist who uses cardboard to build things far more awesome than your childhood fridge box fort, created this monstrous paper boombox for a Mini Cooper dealer in Zurich, Switzerland. What's even more awesome is that the creation works, and is powered by the car battery from a Mini that's actually… » 10/11/12 12:40pm 10/11/12 12:40pm

Everything You Need To Live a Cheap and Disposable Cardboard Lifestyle

Whether you're looking to minimize the amount of crap you own, reduce your footprint on the environment, or just don't have enough money to buy nice things—you can find cardboard equivalents of almost everything you can think of. And besides being cheap, they're easy and guilt-free to dispose of. » 9/11/12 5:00pm 9/11/12 5:00pm