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Cardboard is something special. Not because of what it does, but because of what it represents. Google’s approach to virtual reality is an inclusive one—something you can’t say for Glass—and encourages those with an Android phone to get involved. It’s incredibly cheap, too, so you don’t need to fork over half your paycheck to get the specialized hardware necessary to participate. That alone is enough to get us excited about the future of VR. This gives those who wouldn’t otherwise have had access the tool to develop the experiences we’ll see down the road.






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Android is getting a facelift. At Google’s I/O keynote on Wednesday, the company detailed some big changes coming to the platform this fall, highlighted by something the search giant is calling “material design.” Not that Android looked all that bad to begin with, especially in Android KitKat. But Android L, as it’s being called, is a complete reimagining. This is what Android fans will see not only across mobile, but on the desktop, watches and TVs, too.