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Samsung wants you to triple box your returning Note 7

Samsung’s saga of dealing with smartphones that self-combust might be winding down now that it has officially killed off the flagship smartphone, but it’s not quite over yet. It still needs to recall all of the Note 7’s out in the wild and to make sure they don’t damage anything …

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Pre-orders now open for new Samsung Gear VR

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Rumours circulated earlier this week that Samsung and Oculus had a new Gear VR headset in the works and now those have proved true. Starting late yesterday, both companies made a second edition Samsung Gear VR headset available to pre-order in the U.S. for $100. The most obvious difference with …

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Next-gen Gear VR may be black, have improved FOV

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Samsung is known to be working on a second generation of its Gear VR, smartphone virtual reality headset, but details remain a little thin on the ground. However one rumour suggests it could be ditching the white paint job for a black one and that it will feature a slightly expanded …

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HTC Vive Pre VR HMD washable cover now available

Although no one is quite sure what accessories the launch of commercial VR headsets will lead to, one additional extra has proved popular throughout the lifecycle of development headsets: washable covers. The VRCover became the most popular of the commercial options and now, with the Vive headset set to launch …

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Oculus releases first 1.0 VR SDK for mobile

Oculus has been working on the software development kits (SDK) for its various virtual reality platforms for several years now, releasing updates every few months that add features, improve tracking, reduce latency and other miscellaneous betterments to the experience. While it has yet to release the launch version of its …

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The Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 is now available

Last month, Samsung revealed that it would be releasing an improved version of the Gear VR headset for use with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The Oculus-made virtual reality headset is now officially available, at the same price point as its predecessor. The original Gear VR was …

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Samsung is launching a Gear VR for the Galaxy S6

Samsung is going to release a new version of the Gear VR headset specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S6, with pre-orders going live tomorrow. The original Gear VR headset was created by Oculus and was built for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Gear VR Innovator Edition for the Galaxy …

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Google and LG to launch VR headset

Google and LG are teaming up to launch their own Samsung Gear VR competitor for the LG G3 handset. It is inspired by the Google Cardboard VR headset design, which was shown off last year. The headset will turn the LG G3 into a virtual reality device, essentially doing the …

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Airline to offer in-flight VR entertainment

As if flying first class wasn’t nice enough, passengers travelling from between the US and Australia on a Qantas jet, will soon be able to leave the cabin entirely, in virtual reality. Thanks to a partnership with Samsung, those with the ludicrously expensive tickets will have access to a Gear …

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Samsung Gear VR headset to launch in December

Samsung showed off its upcoming Gear VR headset last month and now we know when consumers will finally be able to get their hands on one. The headset, which was designed by Oculus, will be available to purchase from December onwards. The Gear VR Innovator Edition will pair up with …

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Carmack: Getting VR to run on Android is hell

Last week Samsung announced the Gear VR, an Android virtual reality headset developed by the guys over at Oculus. According to John Carmack, getting virtual reality running on Android was no easy task and due to the lack of native code development, creating applications for the platform is “no fun …

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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4 and Gear VR headset

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 4 handset and its Virtual Reality headset, the Gear VR, which was in fact developed with the help of Oculus, just as previous rumors suggested. The Gear VR headset is designed to fit around the 5.7 Inch screen found on the just announced …

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