In the space of three and a half years, virtual reality has matured from a long-dead relic of ’90s futurism to a platform that’s received billions of dollars of funding and attracted the best and brightest minds in the tech world. Three and a half years since John Carmack surprised journalists and developers at the E3 gaming expo with a duct-taped monstrosity that would eventually become the Oculus Rift. Three and a half years since Palmer Luckey, the kid who had built it, was at home thinking up the Kickstarter campaign that would jumpstart everything. And through those three and a half years, there hasn’t been a single consumer-grade VR product available in stores.
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There was something holding me back, though: I just couldn’t stop remembering that I was sitting there, on a crowded plane, with a phone strapped to my face, actively trying to pretend like I wasn’t actually there. It’s a weight on your face that’s hard to ignore, especially on a flight when you don’t have much else to think about. And it doesn’t look even slightly cool.
A nice choice to get a hit of that travel rush without leaving the sofa, Streetview in VR is surprisingly easy to navigate with really great controls for selecting tourist attractions enter to win a free Gear VR or natural beauty spots around the world and looking around the area. They are stills of course but it’s still freaky when you re-visit a panorama that you’ve visited before.
Marshmallow first came out on Nexus devices in Oct. 2015, and Nougat , aka Android 7.0, will probably arrive around the same time later this year. The new release is full of interesting features, including a multi-window mode, improved settings and, most important to me, a new VR mode. For those reasons and also the fact that I like having the latest software (and, since I write about it , I kind of need it), I would like to get it as soon as it arrives.