Ap­ple VR

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You can’t move at the mo­ment with­out some­one try­ing to slap a vir­tual re­al­ity head­set on you. Face­book’s Mark Zucker­berg wants us all to put 360° VR self­ies on the so­cial net­work, and Sam­sung is now giv­ing its Gear head­set away for free with its lat­est Gal­axy smart­phones. All we’ve had from Ap­ple so far is Tim Cook’s re­cent com­ment that VR is “re­ally cool”. We know Ap­ple has hired sev­eral en­gi­neers and even bought com­pa­nies with VR ex­pe­ri­ence. But, as al­ways, the com­pany prefers to main­tain com­plete se­crecy un­til it’s got a prod­uct that’s ac­tu­ally ready to ship. In the mean­time, there’s al­ways Google Card­board. This cheap and cheer­ful kit lets you make a card­board head­set that uses your smart­phone as a screen for VR apps. Orig­i­nally de­vel­oped for An­droid phones, there’s now a Card­board app for iOS, and some in­ter­est­ing Card­board-com­pat­i­ble apps from com­pa­nies such as the New York Times, and Oth­er­world In­ter­ac­tive’s creepy hor­ror game, Sis­ters.

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