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GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street. That’s according to UK retailer GAME, which is wary but hopeful about the new technology from PlayStation, Oculus, HTC and Samsung. CEO Martyn Gibbs tells MCV that in order for VR …

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Apple downplays iPhone 6s ‘Batterygate’

Remember ‘Antennagate’? Five years on Apple has sound itself facing a new, albeit somewhat less dramatic, controversy. A recent teardown of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus discovered that not all models are equal. The A9 chip powering the devices is actually sourced from two different suppliers – Samsung …

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You can now watch Netflix in virtual reality

Netflix has launched an official app for Samsung’s Gear VR headset. The TV and film streaming service is now available for users of the smartphone-powered virtual reality device, the consumer version of which was also detailed. The app plonks viewers in a virtual cabin with a sofa and a screen-within-the-screen …

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Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

One of the first consumer-grade virtual reality headsets to make it to market has set a potentially market-changing price. The Samsung Gear VR was co-developed with Oculus, the firm behind the Rift headset. Unlike that device, which harnesses PC power, the Gear VR focuses on offering virtual reality provided by …

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PlayStation Now is now available on Samsung smart TVs

Sony has announced that its PlayStation Now streaming service is going to be available on select Samsung smart televisions. The scheme is available only on select devices, but this is the first time that PlayStation Now has been available on non-Sony tech. Owners of Sony Bravia smart TVs – who …

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Samsung to ‘fundamentally reform smartphone portfolio’

Sales of Samsung’s smartphones have fallen to their lowest point in over three years, forcing the market leader to order a total revamp of its operations. Samsung’s net profits from mobile fell 73.9 per cent in Q3. Its smartphone market share fell from 33 per cent last year to 24 …

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Samsung warns of 60% operating profit drop

Slowing sales of Galaxy smartphones could lead to a disastrous financial quarter for the world’s biggest mobile phone and TV manufacturer. The BBC reports that Samsung expects operating profit to be down 60 per cent year-on-year at 2.5bn for the three months ending September. The Galaxy series has started to …

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