Google VR Camera Takes White House’s Christmas Tour

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google VR Camera Takes White House’s Christmas Tour

Google Launches Holiday VR Tour of White House. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. Though for a better experience of the tour, users would need a Cardboard or similar mobile headset and an Android phone, since YouTube VR does not support iOS. We much prefer the moving bits that give the entire presentation a bit more vibrancy. (Would it have been that hard for Google to just set up a VR camera and drive it around authorized areas?) According to reports, Google actually used the 16-camera setup of its Jump camera rig to do all of the filming for its White House video. Google wants ...

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Watch: Take a holiday tour of the White House via Google’s 360-degree VR video

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Watch: Take a holiday tour of the White House via Google’s 360-degree VR video

Google Launches Holiday VR Tour of White House. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. We much prefer the moving bits that give the entire presentation a bit more vibrancy. (Would it have been that hard for Google to just set up a VR camera and drive it around authorized areas?) According to reports, Google actually used the 16-camera setup of its Jump camera rig to do all of the filming for its White House video. Google wants this sort of content to be useful for education, so it made a Google Expedition for schools participating in its Expeditions Pioneer Program. “We’ll continue ...

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Celebrate Christmas with a VR tour of the White House with Google

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Celebrate Christmas with a VR tour of the White House with Google

Celebrate Christmas with a VR tour of the White House with Google. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting.With most of the tech giants seriously in pursuit of multiple VR devices, there can be no doubt that technologically, we are heading in the direction of VR. We much prefer the moving bits that give the entire presentation a bit more vibrancy. (Would it have been that hard for Google to just set up a VR camera and drive it around authorized areas?) According to reports, Google actually used the 16-camera setup of its Jump camera rig to do all of the filming for its White House ...

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Google Launches Holiday VR Tour of White House

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google Launches Holiday VR Tour of White House

Google Launches Holiday VR Tour of White House. Don’t expect to see any crazy classified information or, really, much of anything beyond some pretty Christmas decorations. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. We much prefer the moving bits that give the entire presentation a bit more vibrancy. (Would it have been that hard for Google to just set up a VR camera and drive it around authorized areas?) According to reports, Google actually used the 16-camera setup of its Jump camera rig to do all of the filming for its White House video. Google wants this sort of content to be ...

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Google teams up with the White House for holiday VR tour

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google teams up with the White House for holiday VR tour

Now you can tour the White House with Google Cardboard. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. Overall, it cost the tech titan $15,000 to set up the experience, though that also allows content creators to access Google’s assembler software, which is capable of cobbling different video feeds to form one 360-degree video. Google wants this sort of content to be useful for education, so it made a Google Expedition for schools participating in its Expeditions Pioneer Program. “We’ll continue to release new videos that highlight the potential of Jump,” a spokesman told VentureBeat ...

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Take a VR Tour Inside the White House with Google Video

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Take a VR Tour Inside the White House with Google Video

A Virtual Reality tour of the White House? You better believe it. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. The technology behind it is quite fascinating: Google has a camera rig known as “Jump,” which has 16 camera modules that are arranged in a circular formation. For the full experience, you’ll need Google Cardboard, and an Android phone, which you would put into the contraption and then place on your head for a virtual reality experience. Overall, it cost the tech titan $15,000 to set up the experience, though that also allows content creators to access Google’s assembler ...

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Google Released 360 Degrees White House Video

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google Released 360 Degrees White House Video

Google Offers A VR Tour of the White House at Christmas Time. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. Overall, it cost the tech titan $15,000 to set up the experience, though that also allows content creators to access Google’s assembler software, which is capable of cobbling different video feeds to form one 360-degree video. According to Google, this won’t be the first and only time it will be releasing such content to users. “We’ll continue to release new videos that highlight the potential of Jump,” said a Google spokesman in an email to VentureBeat. “However, we are ...

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Google Play Store Review Highlights may tackle app discovery issues

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Google Play Store Review Highlights may tackle app discovery issues

Facebook Dominates Nielsen List of 2015’s Most Popular Apps. With this new package, Android developers can now incorporate actual app content into custom email messages for App Invites, a feature that lets end users send other people invitations to use apps. “So, for example, if you have a favorite cooking app that you want to share with your friends, your invite to use the app can include a favorite recipe from the app,” developer advocate Laurence Moroney wrote in a blog post. “They get the immediate benefit of being able to access the desired content, giving them a more informed choice about whether or not they decide to install the app to get richer and more content.” Ready ...

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Now you can tour the White House with Google Cardboard

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Now you can tour the White House with Google Cardboard

Explore The White House With VR Technology. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. If you think that you have some pretty swanky Christmas decorations for your home this year, you can be sure that there will be other people out there who will be able to outdo you, that’s for sure.There are many cool places you could go for the holidays, but there’s one place that seems cooler than all the rest: why not take a trip to the White House? Google used GoPro’s 16-camera Odyssey virtual reality rig and its own Jump platform to capture 360-degree footage of the numerous Christmas trees ...

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Google Invests $1 Million in Research Grants To Secure Drive

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Google Invests $1 Million in Research Grants To Secure Drive

Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe. Google wants to be sure that it finds bugs in its services before the bad guys do. Google today announced that it has allocated $1 million for grants to give out for security vulnerability research, even when the research doesn’t directly lead to the discovery of bugs. The company announced on Friday that it’s setting aside $1 million next year to fund independent security research into Drive, its cloud storage product. Separately, the company will continue to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports a qualifying issue. “The end result of these ongoing efforts is a product that — unlike your garden-variety ...

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