VIR­TUAL’S SOON TO BE A RE­AL­ITY…

Re­mem­ber The Lawn­mower Man? Yeah, well, vir­tual re­al­ity won’t be any­where near as ter­ri­ble as that.

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OCU­LUS RIFT

MARK ZUCKER­BERG CLAIMS TO HAVE A 10-YEAR PLAN FOR HIS LAT­EST PLAY THING: THE OCU­LUS RIFT. AFTER FACE­BOOK BOUGHT OUT OCU­LUS VR FOR A

WHOP­PING US$2 BIL­LION, A FEW HIGH PRO­FILE DE­VEL­OP­ERS JUMPED SHIP, FEAR­ING THE PROJECT WOULD BE GO­ING DOWN AN UN­SAVOURY PATH.

UN­FAZED, FACE­BOOK IS PLOUGH­ING AHEAD. HOPE­FULLY THEY HAVE A FEW THINGS UP THEIR SLEEVE THAT WE’LL GET TO SEE SOONER

RATHER THAN LATER. $TBC, OCU­LUS.COM OUT TBC

GEAR VR

SAM­SUNG’S HEAD­SET IS A CHEAP VR OP­TION PRO­VIDED YOU’VE AL­READY FORKED OUT FOR THE

PRICEY GALAXY NOTE 4 HAND­SET ($949). SAM­SUNG’S ENOR­MOUS PHONE CLIPS INTO THE FRONT OF THE GEAR, ITS QUAD HD SU­PER AMOLED DIS­PLAY STAND­ING UP TO THE CLOSE IN­SPEC­TION RE­QUIRED FOR EF­FEC­TIVE VR. WITH “POW­ERED BY OCU­LUS” EM­BLA­ZONED ALONG ITS SIDE, THE GEAR

VR IS AN EN­TIC­ING TASTE OF THINGS TO COME. $249, SAM­SUNG.COM/AU OUT NOW

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