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I Used The Final Oculus Rift, And Here Are The Games Worth Playing

I don’t know what the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost. The fact that it won’t come with its amazing motion controller makes me want to wait. But even with just an Xbox One gamepad, there are already mindblowing experiences to be had. Here are all of them so far.


I Played Minecraft With Microsoft's HoloLens, And It Was Pretty Awesome

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors — not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real.


A Holographic Halo 5 Soldier Just Briefed Me Inside Microsoft's HoloLens

No, I didn’t get to play Halo 5 in virtual reality. I wish. But I sure as heck just stepped into a sci-fi video game dreamland at E3 2015, thanks to Microsoft’s amazing HoloLens. Getting briefed for a mission by a holographic soldier? Cross that off the bucket list.


The Oculus App Store Will Be A Walled Garden, Just Like Apple And Google

“The Rift is an open platform,” said Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, one month ago. “We don’t control what software can run on it, and that’s a big deal.” A day later, dozens of headlines proudly proclaimed that Oculus wouldn’t block virtual reality porn. Sadly, it’s not true. Not the porn part… and maybe not the open part, either.


Giant Leak Shows Us How The Final Oculus Rift Looked In 2014

Sometimes, all it takes is a little digging in a website’s style sheets to find a vein of gold. In this case, an enterprising Reddit user discovered a set of gorgeous high-res images of the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and a never-before-mentioned game controller — two days before Oculus’s big reveal. Whoops!


Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6: So Close I Can Almost Taste It

The final Oculus Rift is coming next year. But why wait? If you’ve got a shiny new Galaxy S6, you can get a glimpse of the virtual reality future today. I’m talking about the new Gear VR headset, which turns your phone into a far clearer VR viewer than any you could buy to date.


Google Has A Surprising Plan To Make Cheap VR Better

Good virtual reality is coming, but it isn’t here yet. That’s worrying. What if someone buys a cheap smartphone adaptor, has a bad experience, and writes off VR as a fad? But Google, the company providing the cheapest solution of all — Cardboard — may have an answer. An answer that involves not strapping them to your head.


Hands On: Sony's New Morpheus Is The Best VR Headset Yet

I just survived a shark attack. I just stole a priceless diamond in an upscale London heist. I did it with Sony’s new Project Morpheus headset. It’s the best I’ve ever tried.


The Best Bluetooth Headphones For Every Discerning Ear

I love headphones, always have. That’s probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard — the treble, the bass and everything in between. But I don’t want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly.


Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset: Australian Review

Bluetooth headsets aren’t the sexiest of technology devices. They’re all about function over fashion. There are a select few, though, that manage to look good while also doing some pretty impressive things. Plantronics’ Voyager Edge is a Bluetooth headset aimed at the tech-savvy — it’s not as fashionable as some of its competitors, but it’s just about the best you can get for making calls or taking voice notes.