While the world catches up with VR, imperfect but affordable options for entry like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR will get the job done. But augmented/mixed reality is also proving itself to be a ripe new field and for anyone looking to dip their toes in the water of this brave new world, the Holokit has come…
The best Kinja Deals aren’t on the products you’ve been waiting months for a price drop on (unless you’re a gamer), they’re on products you didn’t know you needed, or didn’t even know existed.
Every time you turn on the news, open Twitter, or do anything other than hide under a blanket, there’s another good reason to just stop and scream for a couple of minutes. But to ensure you don’t disturb your neighbor’s own screams, grab yourself one of these soundproof cardboard boxes.
The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it’s pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your spine. After all, it’s Friday and everybody can use a little bit of…
If you’re looking to dabble in VR using the smartphone you’ve already paid for, instead of spending over a $1000 on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive setup, Google Cardboard is a great affordable alternative. But why spend $20 on some folded cardboard when for $40 you can get Mattel’s upgraded View-Master VR that’s more…
Welcome to the Wikkelhouse, a building that’s made not from concrete, brick or wood—but cardboard.
Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cozy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room.
If this year’s Sundance Film Festival is any indication, virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream. Under a program called New Frontier, the festival is promoting eleven independently produced VR films on a smartphone app. The finalists have been chosen from hundreds of entries, and among them are some short…
When you strap on a VR headset, you’re immediately in awe of the new digital world that’s slowly manipulating your brain. The visuals sell the sensation, but sound is what makes it stick. Google’s taking strides towards making that sound more convincing.
Turning a giant refrigerator box into an intergalactic spaceship is easy with enough imagination and tin foil. But why wait for an appliance to fail when this detailed cardboard space pod kit will inspire even more imaginary space missions?
I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I’m in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month’s tragic…
I went to Pyongyang today: I stayed in an immaculate North Korean hotel room, watched as the country’s ballistic missiles paraded past me, and saw thousands of followers wave flags and flowers in honor of their leader.
The future promise of VR headsets is immense, but perhaps the biggest impediment to their wider adoption is the lack of actual content you can watch on them. To its credit, Google’s really pushing hard to solve the problem. It’s latest effort is Cardboard Camera, which makes taking a 360 degree snapshot a breeze.
Before the new Star Wars movie hits cineplexes next month, you can use one of these limited edition Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers to see exclusive content related to the film in glorious VR. Starting today, they’re available at select Verizon stores while supplies last.
As new technology appears, news agencies have constantly been reinventing themselves. That’s why the New York Times is rolling out a new smartphone app today that lets you dive into their stories–literally–using virtual reality.
This year, the most amazing thing I saw at Google’s annual developer conference wasn’t a phone, a tablet, or even a head-mounted display. It was a 360-degree 3D video that took me to Japan. Now, filmmakers can spend $15,000 on the tech that made it possible: the GoPro Odyssey. It’s one heck of a camera.