I’m starting to hear about 360 degree video cameras and I think this is what Google may have used to record their street view images. Check out this 360 degree video of the hockey riots in Canada. Click the play arrow down bottom right and then use the mouse to look around. Look left, right, look backwards as the camera moves or even look up. Amazing!
Now a company named Kogeto have created a tiny 360 degree camera called Dot for the iPhone.