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Samsung’s virtual reality strategy has an upgrade problem

Today, Samsung showed off its flagship Note 8, the device has a big, beautiful screen, the S Pen and a battery that’s a little bit smaller. The company also announced that there’s a new $1

Oculus adds Chromecast streaming support for the Gear VR

Oculus is still trying to show people what virtual reality is like when they aren’t the ones wearing the headsets. In March, the company introduced Facebook live-streaming to the platform, and t

Oculus revamps Home on Gear VR with 3x faster load times, 2x resolution, Explore tab and web browser

To accompany the launch of the latest Gear VR, the Oculus team has rebuilt Home from the ground-up for mobile. The latest version is a doozy, with 3x faster load times and a number of new features and

Samsung adds a controller to the Gear VR, will bundle both with Galaxy S8 pre-orders

Here’s the full schedule of NBA games that will be shown in VR this season

Last week the NBA announced they would be partnering with NextVR to stream one game a week in VR all season long. Today they confirmed an exact list of matchups and dates, and the good news is that ea

Samsung’s low-cost VR headset gets even better

It’s hard to believe, but the company unveiled the original Gear VR two years ago next month. At that point, the hardware was focused on bringing developers on board, with two early hardware rel

Zuck says augmented reality will flourish on phones before glasses

Snapchat selfie lenses and Pokemon Go, not Magic Leap and HoloLens . Smartphones are how Mark Zuckerberg sees augmented reality going mainstream, rather than potentially awkward headsets and glasses.

Facebook brings emoji to VR with 360 Reactions

Watching 360-degree videos alone on your Gear VR is about to get a little less lonely.¬†Oculus just rolled out the ability for users to see and leave Facebook’s five emoji reactions on 360 Video

Samsung’s VR bedtime stories are cute, but really?

Samsung worries about your child. Are they sleeping well? Do they miss you when you're away on business? Can they put on a VR headset without their parents' help? That last one is pretty important. Be

The Latest Gear VR Ad Follows A Very Important, And Necessary, Narrative

Whether you can find a Samsung Gear VR in time for the holidays or not, the company behind the mobile virtual reality accessory keeps releasing ads that follow a very important narrative for the futur

The Future Of In-flight Entertainment Is Virtual Reality

I fly a lot for work, be it a quick two hours or less to Seattle to 10+ hours to Germany, and everything in between. I don’t really like to fly all that much, and I’m not sure that a lot o

Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into the wor

Santa Might Have To Check eBay And Craigslist To Get You A Samsung Gear VR

Samsung’s entry into consumer virtual reality, the Gear VR consumer edition, seems to be a pretty hot item for the holidays. We reported that both Amazon and Best Buy show that the item is out o

Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

You're strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for the Samsung Gear VR. The company

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!

Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which is a relatively big deal

‘Moments’ Are Selling The Promise Of VR Right Now

When explaining some of the nuances of virtual reality to friends and family, they want to hear about the “games” or the “apps.” Yes, full experiences, or “titles”

Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

With the Samsung Gear VR hitting shelves and faces all over the place last week, the company ran a new commercial to promote it this weekend. I saw it during the 49ers vs. Seahawks game. It’s. S

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations. Amazon and Best Buy, both places tha

Jet Uses Samsung Gear VR To Recruit New Candidates

Jet, the membership-based, e-commerce platform that is looking to go toe-to-toe with Amazon, has a beautiful office in Hoboken, New Jersey. When it comes to hiring, things like the transparency board

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

We're back from Disrupt NY, where we stayed up all night for the Hackathon, conducted numerous on-stage interviews with tech figures and heard from hundreds of startups on the products they're buildin
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