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Best HTC Vive games – our top VR picks

April 29, 2016 - 12:19 am in Gadgets

 The HTC Vive is arguably the best virtual reality headset you can buy right now, but what can you actually play on it, and what are the best games currently available? To help you get the most out of the Vive, we've rounded up our current favourites out…

Top tech predictions 2016 – what will be big this year?

January 17, 2016 - 3:16 pm in Software

Technology, as you don't have to be reminded, moves at a scary pace, with every year bringing around huge changes. But, what are the technologies and…

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Zuckerberg dishes details on how $2B deal for Oculus became a reality

September 12, 2015 - 1:10 am in News

Facebook's courtship of Oculus VR got off to a rocky start, nearly preventing the blockbuster deal for the virtual reality company from becoming a reality.…

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Why Oculus partnered with Microsoft for its Rift virtual reality headset

June 20, 2015 - 12:17 am in News

Oculus VR partnered with Microsoft to bring Xbox One controllers and Windows support to the Rift virtual reality headset. James Martin/CNET LOS ANGELES -- Oculus' reasoning for partnering with Microsoft for its Rift virtual reality headset is a simple one:…

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Fove eye-tracking VR headset makes virtual reality more like reality

May 31, 2015 - 8:33 am in Gadgets

The dirty secret with modern-day virtual reality headsets are that they don’t really offer virtual reality. Headsets like the Oculus Rift are the first step in the right direction, but really, the big VR feature is essentially just replacing your mouse’s…

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Got a Nexus 5 and Google Cardboard? Then Skyrim in 3D is possible

September 24, 2014 - 11:27 pm in Games

A friend of mine just received his long-awaited Oculus Rift developer’s kit in the mail — quite an event. People we hadn’t heard from in months or even years began emerging from the woodwork to try out the year’s trendiest piece of technology. Yet,…

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Google’s cardboard VR headset is no joke — it’s great for the Oculus Rift

July 5, 2014 - 11:19 am in Gadgets

Google Cardboard is the company's DIY method for turning your Android smartphone into a low-cost virtual reality headset. James Martin/CNET When Google announced a do-it-yourself virtual reality kit made of cardboard at its I/O developer conference this week,…

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Facebook, Oculus hit with legal challenge over rights to Rift tech

May 12, 2014 - 12:38 pm in Gadgets

Josh Miller/CNET The deal that would officially bring Oculus VR under the helm of Facebook after a $2 billion acquisition last month has yet to close. But both the virtual reality headset maker and its soon-to-be owner are facing a complicated legal challenge…