Today was nearly an all-Google discussion.
Today we had two fully assembled virtual reality kits to use to try out various Google Cardboard apps. We found the images weren’t always in stereo and the kits themselves a bit flimsy. Some of the apps we tried out:
We also found some libraries that have purchased Google Cardboard headsets for various purposes:
- San Diego State University has them on hand in the BuildIT lab
- Eastern Kentucky University got them for a Technology Showcase this spring
- Yale University‘s library IT unit provided some to staff for an emerging technologies discussion
The Google Camera app does a nice job of making photospheres:
Google+ Page for the Library
We learned about a new experimental extension for the Google Chrome browser called Google Tone that lets you share a URL in your browser with nearby computers using an audible tone broadcast from your computer’s speaker.
We talked about the strengths and weaknesses of Digital Measures.