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Samsung debuts new Gear VR offering greater wearer immersion

Samsung has debuted a new version of its Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset. It has a wider field of view than the outgoing model, allowing for a greater sense of immersion in VR content. The controls have also been revised and a darker finish added.

Samsung Gear VR offers improved virtual reality experience Special

London - Virtual Reality platforms are improving at a rapid pace and the technology stands on the precipice of being the 'next big thing.' Some of the newest technology was on show at the 2016 London Film and Comic Con.

Review: VR POP is compelling study of empathy & real-world storytelling Special

TIFF’s second pop-up installation explores VR’s potential to put people in other people’s lives via a variety of storytelling styles.

Samsung might be building a new VR headset for the Galaxy Note 7

As excitement builds for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet, rumours suggest the company is working on an updated Gear VR headset to accompany the new phone. The revised model will use a USB-C port and may have some new features.

Microsoft combats nausea in virtual reality with some cheap LEDs

Early adopters of virtual reality headsets have frequently commented on the feeling of nausea that VR experiences can induce. Microsoft has developed a quick and low-cost fix for the problem, involving nothing more than some strips of LED lights.

Samsung wants VR to be a 'whole body' experience with new headset

Samsung has unveiled a pair of unique headphones that let you "feel" virtual reality content instead of just seeing it. The headset tricks the section of the ear responsible for balance and motion into detecting physical movement in VR videos.

Op-Ed: I have seen the future of entertainment and it's virtual reality

After test-driving a Samsung Gear VR headset for several weeks, I am convinced this technology will soar to eye-bending heights, especially in entertainment fields such as filmmaking and gaming.

Report: Google to release its own virtual reality headset in 2016

Google has a team building its own virtual reality headset to rival devices like the Samsung Gear VR, according to a report today. The company is aiming to launch the headset later this year, stepping up the race to virtual reality.

Review: The best of Samsung Gear VR so far Special

Until the Oculus Rift comes out later this year as a competitor, the Samsung Gear VR is far and away the best virtual-reality device on the market. Here, I'll explain how it works it and what to check out.

Samsung's new VR web browser makes the Internet immersive

Samsung has launched a new app for its Gear VR headsets that lets users browse the Internet in an immersive, optimised browser. It natively supports 360-degree video streaming and can be navigated using voice commands.

Review: TIFF 2015: Tastemakers Lounge blends fashion and cocktails Special

The Tastemakers Lounge is a coveted gifting suite at TIFF, featuring a full range of lifestyle sponsors including health, beauty, pampering and beverages.

Samsung announces Galaxy Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Gear VR

Today was a big day for technology giant Samsung as it unveiled a new "phablet," a curved smartphone unlike anything seen so far, and a new virtual reality headset.

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The Samsung Gear VR
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Visitors at the London Film and Comic Con trying out the Samsung Gear VR.
Visitors at the London Film and Comic Con trying out the Samsung Gear VR.
The author trying out the Samsung Gear VR headset while watching a virtual-reality film
The author trying out the Samsung Gear VR headset while watching a virtual-reality film
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The author of this article using the Samsung Gear VR s touchpad
The author of this article using the Samsung Gear VR's touchpad
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A scene from 'Click Effect'

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