Samsung enters the virtual reality race with the Gear VR headset

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Samsung has officially joined Sony, Facebook, and other major tech companies in the virtual reality space. The Gear VR is a headset designed to fit around the newly announced 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4, which serves as a screen. That makes it completely wireless and powered by the phone, unlike the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus. The Gear VR has been leaked for a while, with rumors of a Samsung partnership with Oculus going back to earlier this year. As we found out when the first units started shipping, Oculus’ new DK2 development kit already uses a Note 3 screen, and it’s fairly easy to turn any mobile device into a VR headset — Google demonstrated this at I/O with its foldable…

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