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Light Start – Android list of shame, Samsung’s Batphone, Brian May’s VR play and EasyJet’s smart footwear

Google’s ranking Android device makers so they offer updates faster If you’ve ever owned an Android handset or tablet (that isn’t a Nexus device) you’ll know the annoyance of having to wait for the manufacturer to get around to updating it with the latest version of the mobile operating system. See, even when Google puts out a new version of its OS end users are still behol...[Read More]

Don’t bin the box – Alcatel’s phone packaging turns into Google Cardboard

The more we hear about Alcatel’s Idol 4S, the better it sounds – and now it looks like it’ll be ready for VR too, thanks to some clever packaging. According to @evleaks himself, Evan Blass, over at Venturebeat, the Idol 4S will ship in a hard plastic case that unpacks into a Google Cardboard-compatible VR viewer. It would certainly be a step up from Google’s cardboard original, but still a h...[Read More]

The New Dimensions virtual reality exhibition will blow your mind

The Goethe-Institut in Parkwood, Johannesburg is playing host to a virtual reality (VR) exhibition called New Dimensions this weekend, and it’s pretty darn amazing. From interactive documentaries and music videos to a VR news broadcast and photo-realistic CGI projects, New Dimensions brilliantly demonstrates the possibilities VR presents for immersive, narrative storytelling — not that...[Read More]

LG releasing plastic VR headset shell for G3 based on Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard has become a much larger thing than many of us expected, and now LG is keen to take advantage of its popularity, building a plastic version to lure in prospective G3 buyers. Announced yesterday, the VR for G3 is a simple, plastic shell for LG’s flagship smartphone that allows you to put it up to your face and use it as a makeshift virtual reality headset. And it’ll come free with ...[Read More]

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