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Google is trying to get people into virtual reality by chopping it in half (GOOG)

For all the wild hype around Virtual Reality (VR) right now, it still isn't widely used by ordinary people.

It is what it sounds like — 180-degree stereoscopic Virtual reality, eschewing the full 360 degrees usually used in videos in favour of a more limited field of view.

This makes it far easier to produce: Most normal videos could also be shot in VR180, using forthcoming camera built from companies including Lenovo, LG, and Yi are also working with Google that are slated to launch this winter.

"For creators, you'll be able to set up and film your videos the way you normally would with any other camera," Google product manager Frank Rodriguez wrote in a blog post .

The VR180 videos will be playable on Daydream, Google's smartphone-VR solution, as well as its budget Cardboard option, and Sony's PSVR.

READ MORE (Yahoo News UK)

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