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Google Cardboard VR app simulates public speaking scenarios

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By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2016 | 2 min read

A new virtual reality app for Google Cardboard is looking to make public speaking easier by giving users the chance to do so in a safe environment, away from prying eyes and judgement.

The emergence of virtual reality apps has spawned a wide array of apps from virtual horse racing by William Hill to immersive pornography, the potential for the gear is far-reaching, and Public Speaking for Cardboard wants to help its users deliver lines in high pressure scenarios.

The app puts users in one of two rooms, an Oxford office with 15 viewers, and a San Francisco hall with 400 people - with more on the way.

Animated on-lookers respond as you are tasked with delivering your pitch which can also be loaded onto the headset.

The app is currently available on Android, although the developers are promising an iOS entry is in the works.

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