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Samsung Reality SCH-u820

On its own, the Samsung Reality is a great midrange multimedia phone, but it doesn't hold a candle to the Rogue, which has a better design and better features.

By April 28, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 28, 2010

Hulu's virtual reality app is set for its close-up next month

Tim Connolly, the streaming-video service's head of distribution, said Hulu's VR experience is "ready to go" in November when Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset starts to reach consumers.

By October 9, 2015


Can Facebook's Oculus make virtual reality a reality?

The company helping to pioneer virtual reality goggles is hosting a developer event this week in Los Angeles, where it's expected to announce new partnerships and refined hardware. But the question still looms: Will consumers want what it's selling?

By September 23, 2015


Facebook's Zuckerberg eager for virtual reality but sees a slow uptake

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, the social-networking giant's CEO says VR will eventually become a normal part of life, in the same way mobile devices have.

By October 7, 2015


Hacking food with virtual reality changes how you eat

A new series from Vice kicks off by visiting a Japanese scientist who hacks our perceptions to mess with our rates of food consumption and perception of flavors.

By October 8, 2015


'Steve Jobs,' the movie, paints a blurry portrait of Apple's co-founder

Commentary: The creative team behind the new film says it wanted to create something akin to an Impressionist painting rather than a "photo" of Apple's mercurial leader. It is that: pretty but very blurry.

By October 11, 2015


UnlimitedHand controller wants to add sense of touch to virtual reality

Japanese developer H2L is making a controller for VR gaming that simulates the feeling of touch, hoping to release it by May 2016.

By October 6, 2015


Microsoft expanding virtual-reality ambitions with Google Cardboard rival?

Company reportedly promises do-it-yourself headset kits to programmers at an upcoming Russian hackathon, to nudge them into testing ideas for virtual-reality apps.

By September 28, 2015


Facebook's Oculus virtual-reality division: Let's not go crazy with the hype

The world's largest social network has pledged big-time support for this nascent technology but warns that VR may have small-time sales in the beginning.

By September 25, 2015


Netflix: Now available in virtual reality

Today Oculus made Netflix available for its Gear VR headset, with other streaming services like Hulu and Twitch coming soon.

September 24, 2015