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This Might Be the Least Fun Switch Accessory

But it’s still more fun than the Virtual Boy. Read More >>

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An Amazon Shipping Box Turned Into a Knife Will Give You the Worst Paper Cut Imaginable

How many times have you accidentally given yourself a papercut after excitedly tearing open a delivery from Amazon? As Japan’s most resourceful knife maker demonstrates, those papercuts could be a lot worse if you spend hours painstakingly turning those cardboard boxes into a razor-sharp chef’s knife. Read More >>

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Nintendo Labo’s True Promise

As far back as the NES, the video game industry has been trying to sell us unnecessary accessories. (Remember R.O.B.?) Companies have occasionally come up with fun alternatives to playing with a controller—think Guitar Herobut when you eventually finish or get bored of a game, you’re left with a mountain of unwanted plastic—think Rock Band. That’s where Nintendo Labo is different, it encourages gameplay experimentation, without all the guilt. Read More >>

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These Days Everyone Needs a Soundproof Cardboard Box You Can Scream in

Every time you turn on the news, open Twitter, or do anything other than hide under a blanket, there’s another good reason to just stop and scream for a couple of minutes. But to ensure you don’t disturb your neighbour's own screams, grab yourself one of these soundproof cardboard boxes. Read More >>

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The New View-Master Deluxe VR is the Best Cheap VR Headset Available

If you’re looking to dabble in VR using the smartphone you’ve already paid for, instead of spending many hundreds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive setup, Google Cardboard is a great affordable alternative. But Mattel’s upgraded View-Master VR that’s more comfortable than Cardboard, more secure, and is compatible with a wider range of devices. Read More >>

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This House is Made From Cardboard

Welcome to the Wikkelhouse, a building that’s made not from concrete, brick or wood but cardboard. Read More >>

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How Long Will It Take Your Furball to Shred One of These Incredible Cardboard Cathouses?

Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cozy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room. Read More >>

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Report: Next Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset Might Not Need a Phone or PC

With the launch of the Oculus Rift headset just over the horizon, and HTC/ Valve about to show their final Vive hardware at MWC 2015, 2016 is already lining up to be the year that virtual reality goes big. And the biggest tech company in the world obviously wants in – Google's experimented with its cheap-as-chips Cardboard viewer, but it's looking to go one better soon too, with a standalone headset that doesn't require a secondary device to work. Read More >>

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Google Cardboard Gets a Big Upgrade For Realistic 3D Audio

When you strap on a VR headset, you’re immediately in awe of the new digital world that’s slowly manipulating your brain. The visuals sell the sensation, but sound is what makes it stick. Google’s taking strides towards making that sound more convincing. Read More >>

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Watch a North Korean Military Parade in VR With This Free App

I went to Pyongyang today: I stayed in an immaculate North Korean hotel room, watched as the country’s ballistic missiles paraded past me, and saw thousands of followers wave flags and flowers in honour of their leader. Read More >>

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Google’s Cardboard Camera App Takes VR-Ready 360 Photos in Seconds

The future promise of VR headsets is immense, but perhaps the biggest impediment to their wider adoption is the lack of actual content you can watch on them. To its credit, Google’s really pushing hard to solve the problem. It’s latest effort is Cardboard Camera, which makes taking a 360 degree snapshot a breeze. Read More >>