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Facebook’s Oculus works with Samsung on virtual reality

Facebook Inc.’s Oculus unit, which makes virtual-reality headsets, formed a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. to use the technology in the smartphone maker’s newest handset.

The companies are teaming up to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that links with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, according to a statement today.

Samsung demonstrated the headset in Berlin today while it unveiled a pair of Galaxy Note smartphones. Gear VR lets users engage in a virtual world without being tied to a computer, Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said. Users will be able to immerse in games and watch 3-D music videos and movies.

Have you ever used similar devices?