Life & Technology - 2GB 24th January, 2016

2016 is the year of virtual reality. It might not the year that virtual reality goes mainstream, but it’s the year that everyone can finally get their hands on high-end VR headset. On CyberShack, we’ve gone hands on with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive – two of the handsets that will be available this year.

 

The school year’s almost started a new, and what better way to kick it off than with a few new gadgets? With Harvey Norman’s Glen Gregory, we’ve put together a few ideas on gadget accessories for the new year. You can read a longer version of the list here!

 

And while you’re at it, here’s a few simple ways to improve the security of any devices you might have bought.

 

Alcatel OneTouch is the biggest name in budget smartphones in Australia, and this I got in touch with local Managing Director Sam Skontos to find out what the company’s got planned for 2016. One of the most exciting products in Alcatel’s 2016 portfolio is a waterproof smart phone that should come to market at under AUD$200! Read more about it here.

 

Microsoft’s moving into fitness with the Microsoft Band 2, which is now available Australia-wide. Click here for the lowdown on Microsoft’s first fitness tracker to make it to Australia.