Category: Samsung

Samsung VR headset

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Unlike the stand-alone Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, the Gear VR utilizes Samsung smartphones for its screen

The headset includes a small window for the rear-facing camera, allowing users to stream the real world back to them making it less necessary to remove the headset.

Perhaps most interestingly, while Samsung is designing the hardware itself, they’re working with Oculus VR to develop the software. That’s an interesting partnership since Samsung and Oculus look a lot more like competitors than collaborators following this news.

Samsung Galaxy S4 April 26

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 at its unveiling on 14 March at Radio City Music Hall.

Samsung's new Galaxy S4
Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 at its unveiling on 14 March at Radio City Music Hall.

The Galaxy S4 is an impressive beast, with specs that put iPhone 5 to shame and are likely to force Apple away from its typical incremental upgrade strategy and towards the unveiling of a brand new, completely redesigned iPhone in the summer.

The S4 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and boasts a 441ppi 1080p full-HD five-inch screen embedded in a polycarbonate chassis, with metallic banding around the edge.

Amazingly the unit houses an eight-core 1.6GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM (twice that found in the iPhone 5). It will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavours and support 4G LTE network connectivity. A 13MP camera is mounted on the rear and a 2MP on the front.

It will be shipped with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 overlaid with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Key features include eye-tracking that pauses action when you look away and enables tilt scrolling when you’re looking directly at the handset. Air Gestures allow some operations to be performed without actually touching the screen.