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Engadget Daily: Apple's dev conference, Samsung's VR headset and more!


Today, we watched Samsung announce it's building a VR headset with Oculus VR, dissected rumors surrounding WWDC 2014, took Samsung's Chromebook 2 for a test run and investigated the technology behind holograms. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Yep, Samsung's building its own VR headset, and with a little help from Oculus VR. But rather than have its own screen, Sammy's device will use your smartphone as the display instead, commandeering the handset's processor for tracking functionality.

What's on tap for Apple at WWDC 2014

WWDC 2014, Apple's yearly developer conference is right around the corner and the speculation is heating up, especially regarding Apple's supposed entry into home automation. Lucky for you, we've put together a handy collection of our own expectations for the June 2nd event. Enjoy!

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good

Chromebooks are gaining steam, and the Samsung Chromebook 2 is no exception. Sure, it's got a bit of Sammy's pseudo-leather on top, but don't let that fool you. Between its fantastic trackpad, HD display and sturdy keyboard, the Chromebook 2 packs the best Chrome OS experience on the market.

What you need to know about hologram people

Michael Jackson's recent posthumous performance didn't cease to amaze, but you might be surprised to know that it wasn't a true hologram, it was an age-old illusion. Read on as our own Timothy Seppala investigates modern holographic techniques and how to tell the difference.

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