Watch: Grab Your VR Headset and Watch This Tornado Chase

I don’t typically watch YouTube videos worthy of sharing on this site, but with the popularity of VR (Virtual Reality) going on, I might as well share this one. Over the weekend, a tornado touched down in Colorado, and thanks to the support of 360-degree video on YouTube, those who go out and chase storms can now put viewers right in the middle of all of the action. This video does just that.  (more…)

Minecraft Now Available for Samsung Gear VR, Priced at $6.99

For anyone who owns a Gear VR and compatible smartphone, Minecraft Gear VR is now available from the Oculus Store. Priced at $6.99, Minecraft Gear VR brings the same experience as Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but this time, you can be inside the world that you create. Both a survival and creative mode is available for playing, but more importantly, multiplayer is completely supported.  (more…)

NCAA Final Four and National Championship to be Viewable in Virtual Reality Thanks to Gear VR

Announced by the NCAA this week, viewers of the Final Four and National Championship will have the ability to watch the games in virtual reality, thanks to a special app created for owners of the Gear VR by Samsung. At game time, you will open up the app, slap on your headset, then find yourself sitting court side for a perspective that is usually only enjoyed by those with enough money to afford those types of seats.  (more…)

Pre-Order a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge? Claim Your Free Gear VR Right Now

The claims website for the free Gear VR headset Samsung coupled with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is now live. In case you didn’t know, Samsung is pairing each pre-order of its latest devices with a free Gear VR headset, and is even throwing in a 6-game bundle for your enjoyment.

Looking over the claims process briefly, Samsung asks which carrier or retailer you pre-ordered through, then lists which extra goodies you will receive. For example, those who pre-ordered through T-Mobile will not only receive the Gear VR, but will also get a free year of Netflix. If you ordered through Verizon, Big Red is offering either a Gear VR headset, or a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch if you agree to additional contractual terms.  (more…)

Report: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders Live February 21, Comes With Free Gear VR

According to a report from Android World, the same day that Samsung intends to unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at MWC on February 21, the company will also open up a pre-order for the devices.

Not only could folks be able to pre-order the device, but Samsung is throwing in an additional incentive to purchase the phone. Claimed by a source, Samsung will include a free Gear VR headset with the pre-order of a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. According to the report, this pre-order special will be available February 21 through March 10.  (more…)

Report: Google is Going to Release a Gear VR-like Headset, Android VR Technology

Whether or not virtual reality (VR) is the next tablet frontier, the tech world has fully embraced it as their next focus. Now that the wearable craze (Wait, was there a wearable craze?) has slowed, companies like Samsung and HTC are pushing VR as hard as their little budgets can. According to Financial Times, Google is also ready to fully jump into VR both on hardware and software levels, which means they are graduating from Cardboard, their little inexpensively made VR viewer.  (more…)