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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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While a lot of VR apps and games allow you to tour a virtual version of a real-world art gallery, the Dalí Museum has taken that concept one step further, letting you go for a tour inside a beautiful painting by Salvador Dalí. The Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus, as seen above, has been lovingly rendered for a fly-through VR experience.

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We really liked the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, the beta-model virtual reality headset that Samsung cobbled together for last year's Galaxy Note 4 — it was a fantastic, if compromised, experience. The immersion was excellent, but it was heavy and quickly got uncomfortably hot. Now there's a new and improved one for you to buy — the latest Gear VR, finally compatible with the larger Galaxy Note 5 (and S6 Edge+) smartphone family, is out in Australia right now.

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If you're the proud owner of a Samsung Gear VR you may use it for playing games, or perhaps for watching videos and movies. From today, with the launch of the beta version of Samsung Internet for Gear VR, you can also use your headset for browsing the internet.

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Samsung has been an early adopter of virtual reality, creating headsets that use its massive smartphone screens as VR displays. Now, the company has announced its third iteration of Gear VR, compatible with the S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and the Note 5, for only $US100.