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Oculus Disables Gear VR For Samsung's Note7

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is dead. Samsung won’t build or sell any more after ongoing battery fire issues, and it wants customers to return every single one for a refund or an exchange to a different phone. Even if you keep your phone — and you shouldn’t — it’s being gimped more and more with over-the-air updates; first the battery charge was capped at 60 per cent, now Oculus has stopped the Note7 from working with its Gear VR virtual reality headset.

Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life On Samsung Phones

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7 and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life.

Lunch Time Deals: $60 Off A Samsung Gear VR Headset

If you have a relatively recent Samsung Galaxy smartphone, your phone works with the Gear VR, a mobile virtual reality headset that clips said phone into place and runs an Oculus app with a bunch of different games and virtual reality experiences. The headset is usually over $150, but you can find it for as little as $88 today through this deal.

Virtual Reality Bedtime Lets You Ditch The Kids At Home

Being a parent, fun as it can sometimes be, is also incredibly difficult.* And for a parent who can’t be there for everything — because of work, travel obligations, divorce or separation, or other circumstances — it can be even harder.

Samsung Is Developing Standalone VR Devices

Samsung’s Gear VR is one of the cheaper ways to get into good VR, but it’s soundly surpassed by the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But Samsung is determined to stay in the game, which is why it’s developing at least one standalone VR device.

Virtual Reality Turns Social Media Into A Literal Facebook

If there is one thing that will push VR into mainstream use, it’s social media integration. With the Gear VR and Facebook teaming up, look forward to a future of us all constantly having headsets strapped to our faces.

On Sale Today: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge And Gear VR Pricing

The latest Samsung Galaxy range hits stores today, with the S7 model available from $1,149 RRP and the S7 Edge from $1,249 RRP.

Wearing VR Goggles On Six Flags Roller Coasters Is A Next-Level Vomit Factory

We get it, OK? Virtual reality — it’s all very exciting and cool. Who wouldn’t want to be transported to another world that’s way more awesome than this one? But Samsung, who’s known for overdoing it, is now turning popular roller coasters across North America into insane torture machines using Gear VR headsets.

Samsung's Gear 360 Camera Wants To Make Everyone A VR Creator

It’s a common story in technology. Hardware always develops faster than the content enjoyed on it. Ultra-high definition (better known as 4K) televisions fought the problem, and virtual reality can’t escape a similar battle. So Samsung is taking the matter into its own hands, and yours, with the Gear 360.

Samsung Put Me In An Absurd Hell Chamber Of Virtual Reality Headsets

Today was weird. Samsung’s events are not something that usually fall under the definition of normal, but today was particularly crazy. See, I sat in a gigantic dark room filled with 5,000 other people while we watched the new Galaxy S7 phone being revealed — through a VR headset. It was terrifying and cool, but mostly terrifying.

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