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Star Shaman is now available for Oculus Quest, SteamVR, and Viveport

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A unique VR game that looks and sounds the part.

What you need to know

  • Star Shaman is a unique VR game, the debut title built by French studio Ikimasho.
  • The game has gorgeous visuals, promises an alluring soundtrack, and features roguelite and adventure elements.
  • If you’re interested, Star Shaman is now available for Oculus Quest / Quest 2, SteamVR, and Viveport.

Earlier this month, we reported on an interesting new VR game known as Star Shaman, the debut game from French studio Ikimasho that’s coming to Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, SteamVR, and Viveport all at the same time. And by the same time, I mean today, October 22. Star Shaman is now available for practically every major VR platform, so no matter where you play you should be able to experience the unique game on offer here.

We’re excited to get our hands on Star Shaman, as it looks fantastic, promises to have an incredible soundtrack, and seems to offer a good mix of entertaining gameplay, including roguelite and adventure elements. If we had to choose the best place to play Star Shaman, it would definitely be the Oculus Quest 2, which proved itself to be the VR go-to in our review, for its great price, incredible mix of features, and massively improved performance over the first iteration.

You can now purchase Star Shaman from $20 at Oculus, $20 at Steam, and you can see at Viveport.

Shifting the paradigm of reality

Oculus Quest 2

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From $299 at Amazon
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Ease of a console, power of VR

The Oculus Quest 2 is the latest standalone VR headset from Facebook, and it offers a compelling way to get into VR gaming and apps without all the hassle and expense of a PC. With better graphics, better ergonomics, faster loading, and more immersive games, the Oculus Quest 2 is the VR console you need.

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Three interesting strategies to protect your phone’s portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Whether you’re going on a trip or just trying to get out of the house, there’s one thing that follows you around everywhere: Wi-Fi. It’s slowly but surely taking over the world. These days, we can’t imagine life without Internet connectivity. We wouldn’t be able to communicate with our friends and family or retrieve important information. If you need a portable Wi-Fi, you might be tempted to connect to a public network, which is a bad idea, according to the experts. While encryption has made surfing the web safer, it’s not risk-free. The best thing you can do is to set up a private Wi-Fi network if you need to connect your computer to the Internet and work on the go.If you have a smartphone, transform it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. It’s not complicated. All you have to do is to navigate to Settings and search for tether. For a Wi-Fi connection, tap on Wi-Fi hotspot. A pop-up window will appear, where you can locate the Wi-Fi password. 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Change the password after you get it the first time so that no one can access it and lock you out.Use a VPN for full securityAt present, we use our phones for banking and other important activities. Needless to say, we don’t want others to know what we’re up to. A VPN will encrypt your online communications, providing a much-needed layer of security between you and potential hackers. You don’t know who might be watching the traffic on your network. Maybe there’s a thief after your personal data (banking data, credit card numbers, etc.). Make sure to install a VPN on your smartphone. When you’re connected to a VPN, all the traffic passes via an encrypted tunnel, which translates into the fact that nobody can eavesdrop. If your data happens to be intercepted, don’t worry because it will be unreadable until it reaches the final destination.Attention should be paid to the fact that not all VPNs are created equal, so you have to be educated about the various options available. 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The best Android phones available at Net10 Wireless (November 2020)

When it comes to smart phones and rate plans, most consumers are familiar with the big four brands (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) in the carrier space. But what about the numerous prepaid and MVNO companies?We’ve covered many of the bigger names, highlighting them with buyer’s guides and invite you to check them out. While they’re a great jumping off point, they don’t dive into the specific of handset selection.Take, for instance, Net10 Wireless. What sort of options does the carrier offer when it comes to buying a new phone?We’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Net10 Wireless today. Although the selection is limited, there are still interesting and compelling handsets to buy.We select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice); however, the list isn’t strictly about the most powerful.As always, we suggest buying an unlocked phone or a used tier-one phone for use with Net10. 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