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Will Shanklin

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This sensor can add body tracking to mobile VR – but it's probably better to wait

Once you've used PC-based VR with full-body positional tracking, like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, you start to look at mobile VR, which only tracks head rotation, a little differently. Namely, the high-end tracked stuff makes mobile VR look pretty watered-down by comparison. A crowdfunding project is trying to fill in that tracking gap on mobile VR, but until the big players add tracking of their own, don't expect this kind of thing to go far.Read More

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Google's Daydream (Android VR) announcement: We have a few questions

Did you watch the keynote today, where Google announced Android VR, along with its standalone VR headset? And did you catch our hands-on afterwards? Amazing! Okay, so that wasn't exactly how it went down – a stark reminder that leaks and rumors don't always line up with reality. What we saw instead was the announcement of an Android-based VR platform called Daydream, with no physical hardware in sight (yet). Let's take stock of what we do and don't know about Daydream.Read More

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Five things Google's standalone Android VR headset needs to be a killer product

Today's VR landscape looks something like this: HTC/Valve and Oculus on the premium high-end, Sony looming in the mid-range (comically bad motion controls and all) and Samsung/Oculus owning the entry-level mobile tier. Google is rumored to announce a headset of its own on Wednesday and, depending where in that spectrum it falls, could end up planting its flag in an unclaimed sweet spot that better balances quality, price and simplicity.Read More

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2016 Smartphone Comparison Guide

Your process of buying a new phone doesn't always have to start and end with one or two brands. Sure, Samsung and Apple are the commercial leaders, and makers of some of the best phones out there, but our Best Smartphone of 2016 pick so far comes from HTC, a company that doesn't even do much (if any?) TV advertising these days. No matter which phone you go with, make the best possible decision by starting with this latest installment of our biannual Smartphone Comparison Guide.Read More

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HTC 10 vs. LG G5

The HTC 10 is an amazing phone that may be our favorite of the year; it's a greater than the sum of its parts return to form for one of the historically best, least gimmicky, smartphone makers. LG's G5, meanwhile, is an ambitious attempt at modularity – a feature that toes the line between innovation and gimmickry. Let's see how their features and specs stack up.Read More

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2016 VR Comparison Guide

There are only a few VR headsets you can buy today – or at least only a few that matter – but now that consumer virtual reality is officially here, this sounds like a good time to compare your best options (both present and near future). Read on for our very first VR Headset Comparison Guide.Read More

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