HTC dishes out Vive date and price
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HTC dishes out Vive date and price

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The HTC Vive gets a price and a release date i'm Jeff Bakalar filling in for Bridget Kelly this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] 2016 is official the year of the VR well at least if you want to buy one HTC has announces the release date and pricing details of the vive That's the company's VR headset that also uses a front-facing camera. Now the Vive is gonna go for $800 and preorders are gonna start on February 29th. That price is $200 more than the Oculus Rift, which has actually pushed back its current preorders to around July. Of course it's worth noting that if you do want to use the Oculus or the Vive Your going to need a pretty hefty computer to run them that's likely going to cost you around a thousand dollars. Theres plenty more VR news coming out of mobile world congress so be sure to check out all our coverage a CNET. .com. Bill Gates says he's disappointed about how reports have claimed he's siding with the FBI in its ongoing controversy with Apple over unlocking one of the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhones. Gates told Bloomberg quote, that doesn't state my view on this. He goes on to say that with the right safeguards in place There are cases where the government should be allowed to access private information. On the current topic of the FBI versus Apple, Gates says he'll led the courts decide. Hot off the heels of the company's announcements at Mobile World Congress. Samsung has opened up a flagship store right here in New York City called Samsung 837, that number just being the street address where it's located. It's a pretty cool setup showcasing most of the company's new products, like the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, and there's also other exhibits, like a VR tunnel and an art gallery. Our editors were there this morning and report there's plenty to see and do there Except you can't actually buy anything. That's right, this isn't a store. It's just a place to see and play around with Samsung stuff. And finally, believe it or not, the next great leap in mobile Internet speeds, 5G, is already being tested. Verizon invited our own Roger Chang to experience a demo of the technology where he saw speeds up to 3.77 gigabits per second. Yeah, that's around 377 times faster than what we're used to right now with 4G, but don't think about ditching your current 4G phone just yet because 5G likely won't be a reality Until around 2020. That's it for this Tech News update. For everything else, head on over to cnet.com Be sure to follow me on Twitter. From our studios here in New York, I'm Jeff Bakalar. [MUSIC]

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