HTC Vive: home VR for under £700 – if you have a computer to run it with

Feeling flush? HTC hopes the price of its headset doesn’t put people off, as the battle for virtual reality dominance heats up

HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset finally has a UK price: a hefty £689.

So, what do you get if you splash out a month’s rent (in London at least)? There’s the headset itself, co-created by gaming company Valve, which has two 1080 x 1200 screens offering a 110-degree viewing area, as well as a front-facing camera for augmented reality features and a plethora of other sensors for head- and motion-tracking.

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Silk Road drug dealer jailed for five years and two months

Peter Ward, known online as PlutoPete, sentenced for possession, supply and importation of class A and B drugs

A self-styled “psychonaut” who sold crack cocaine and crystal meth on the dark web has been jailed for five years and two months.

Peter Ward, who was known online as PlutoPete, sold illegal drugs as well as legal highs using the secretive Silk Road marketplace. He would also provide prisoners with “care packages” of drugs hidden in blotting paper.

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Amazon to start selling fresh and frozen Morrisons food

Bradford-based supermarket becomes first of the big four to sign a deal the online retailer

Amazon is to start selling fresh and frozen Morrisons food in a groundbreaking tie-up that highlights the growing strength of the US online retailer.

Hundreds of lines of Morrisons’ fresh, chilled and frozen food will be available on Amazon within the next few months through its Prime Now and Pantry services.

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