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First Look: Hands-on with Google's Project Tango
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First Look: Hands-on with Google's Project Tango

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CNET's Scott Stein tests out Project Tango, Google's VR software for smartphones and tablets. The software has 3D-mapping and sensing capabilities that push the bounds of virtual reality.​

[MUSIC] Hey, I'm Scott Stein of CNet here at Google IO, and I am wearing a VR headset that uses a tablet. Project Tango, which is a 3D depth sensing tablet technology that we'd heard about earlier, is now compatible with Dive, which is a 3-D printed accessory, that fits over it and turns it into a VR headset. You don't need a camera to track. I'm looking at an underwater environment with sharks coming at me and I can move around, it can sense steps, it can even put the aquatic environment in the room full of people that I'm looking at. And this is a separate additional accessory that shows how this type of 3D depth sensing could totally mobilize virtual reality. It's here at Google IO, one of the leading edge technologies that you can see here on the show floor. I'm Scott Stein and there's a shark coming after me. [MUSIC]

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