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Getting a virtual reality headset might make for a pretty impressive christmas present, but unless you've got enough computing power to use the thing, consider it a very expensive paperweight. Depending on the system powering your headset, either a PC or a PS4, here's how to get it prepped and ready for virtual reality.

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Windows 10: You can now download the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Fall Creator's Update. You'll be able to enjoy major features like Mixed Reality support, bringing augmented reality to compatible PCs, as well as minor upgrades to features like handwriting recognition, voice control via Cortana and a revised user interface.

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Online shopping is on the rise -- it's fast and ships directly to your doorstep, sometimes overnight. But with online shopping, you miss the experience of going into a store and picking up items. Enter virtual reality shopping, which tries to give you the convenience of online shopping and the experience of being in a store.

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At the recent F8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked a big game about augmented reality -- and while Facebook might be catching up in this space, its new strategy of open developer tools could see it become a leader. The tools are available starting tomorrow.

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Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I've experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no vomiting yet). If you're worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the experience more pleasant.

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In truth, 2016 was not "The Year of VR." It was the year of the start of VR. Multiple major tech companies released impressive VR systems that were clearly the first of their kind; flawed and fascinating, destined to be improved upon and replaced. The age of immersive technology is upon us, but its future remains uncertain.

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The Daydream View is not Google's first foray into virtual reality (VR). It already tested the waters with Google Cardboard. The Daydream View is like Cardboard on steroids and just like its predecessor, the new VR headset is aimed at a mobile audience. While Samsung's Gear VR already has a head start in the market, Google has a few tricks up its sleeve that could give Daydream View an edge over its competition. Here's what we think of the Google Daydream View.

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The HTC Vive is one of the best virtual-reality platforms on the market (provided you have a PC that's beefy enough to handle it.) Unfortunately, the online ordering process involves astronomical shipping costs from overseas suppliers.

This month, the HTC Vive will finally be available to purchase locally from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. Here are the specifications, pricing and pre-order details for Australia. We've also listed all the locations where you can test the device for yourself prior to buying.

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Video games aren't just for kids. Most gamers are now over thirty. Sony wants to bring virtual reality (VR) to the masses with PlayStation VR, which was released yesterday. Baby boomers in Australia have a high level of disposable income to spend on newfangled gadgets. With all that in mind, I enlisted the help of my dad, a baby boomer, practical buyer and casual gamer, to test out the PlayStation VR.

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Oculus wants to attract more users to its Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset by lowering the minimum PC specs required to run it. According to Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, you can now run it on a US$500 PC. This move is likely motivated by a drastic increase in competition since Oculus Rift first launched earlier this year. Competitors include the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream View. Here's what you need to know.