On the 2nd day of #techmas @badassebs sent to me, 2 image viewers Google’s Cardboard and Chromecast

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On the 2nd day of #techmas @badassebs sent to me, 2 image viewers. Google’s Cardboard avirtual reality  (VR) experiencesapp  and Chromecast which allows you to mirror or cast to your HTV.

Cardboard
First up have fun exploring Virtual reality with Google’s Cardboard a contraption that turns your Android smartphone into a pair of do-it-yourself virtual reality goggles and 24 apps (many free). Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favorite VR experiences, discover new apps, and set up a viewer.
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/195803-google-spotting-a-gap-in-the-vr-market-pushes-cardboard-on-the-play-store
Add the Cardboard App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo
and download apps for cardboard
https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_3001011_cardboard_featured_apps
Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favorite VR experiences, discover new apps, and set up a viewer.
Try out a set of included demos as well:

• Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth.
• Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide.
• YouTube: Watch popular YouTube videos on a massive screen.
• Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle.
• Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
• Windy Day: Follow the story (and the hat) in this interactive animated short from Spotlight Stories.

To fully enjoy this app you’ll need a Cardboard viewer. Learn more and get your own Cardboard viewer at http://g.co/cardboard.

 

Chromecast

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen.

Chromecast works with a growing number of apps, including Netflix, HBO GO, YouTube, WatchESPN & Pandora. Find your favorite apps and discover more at www.chromecast.com/apps
When you’re not casting, you can turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop filled with artwork, personal photos, satellite imagery and more. Learn how to set up this feature at www.chromecast.com/backdrop.
Wireless Mirror project stream your laptop or apps first purchase your “Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player find sources here and details here https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/

to set up, download https://cast.google.com/chromecast/setup/

You can cast from an app
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html
To cast from your computer

To cast a tab you will need the Google cast extension on Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd?hl=en
and of course Google Chrome
Download the chrome for your desktop
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/
for mobile
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/index.html
Article- http://www.howtogeek.com/199565/mirror-anything-from-your-computer-to-your-tv-using-google-chromecast/r

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