HTC Vive Focus 3 Review


HTC’s latest all-in-one VR headset features a number of big improvements for an equally big price tag. Image Credit: HTC. That’s due to the new magnesium alloy chassis; the Focus 3 is 20% lighter than HTC’s previous Focus headset. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Reveals Passthrough AR Faceplate For Vive Cosmos


A new faceplate for HTC’s modular Vive Cosmos headset will introduce AR capabilities to the device — at least for developers. Cosmos XR features a 100 degree field of view (FOV) when using AR. Vive Cosmos isn’t the only headset bringing passthrough AR to market.

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HTC Vive Is Opening Its Own NFT Store


Image Credit: HTC Vive. Last week, HTC Vive announced that it will be jumping into the NFT market by expanding its VIVERSE to include a unique NFT store designed specifically for arts and culture. Image Credit: HTC Vive. Image Credit: HTC Vive.

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HTC Appears to be Teasing a New Vive Headset

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Following the teasing that preceded its recently released VR accessories, HTC is back on the teasing train, this time showing what may well be a new Vive headset. ” Image courtesy HTC. HTC’s Proton prototype | Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Likely Announcing a New Standalone Vive Headset Next Week

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HTC recently said that it will host an online Vive event next week, but has only teased minimal hints about what it plans to announce. Regulatory filings spotted by Road to VR suggest a new standalone HTC Vive headset will be revealed. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) September 27, 2021.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit. The new tools allow the cameras to capture depth, spatial mapping data, hand input, and seamlessly shift between VR and AR worlds. SEE ALSO HTC Vive Pro Headset Review: Welcomed Improvements Overshadowed By a Steep Price.

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‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR


Bet on games of Blackjack and Roulette in this blockchain-powered virtual casino coming soon to major VR & AR devices. Tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have invested heavily into AR, VR and MR to speed up mass adoption through both hardware and software solutions.”

HTC is Getting into the NFT Craze with the Opening of Its Own Store Soon

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HTC is opening a non-fungible token (NFT) store soon that its says will host all forms of digital art, including AR, VR, and XR pieces. HTC says a new NFT series will come to the store each month until April 2022, which will conclude with what it describes as “a special auction.”

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The best AR and VR news from CES 2022

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I was afraid that at this CES wouldn’t have been many pieces of news about AR and VR, but actually, we had quite a few interesting ones. HTC Vive Wrist Tracker. HTC Vive Wrist Tracker (Image by HTC). TCL Leiniao AR teaser trailer. Thunderbird) AR.

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HTC Drops Price Of Vive Pro Eye, Announces New Vive Pro Eye Bundles


New HTC Pro Eye solutions make VR more accessible to businesses of all sizes. HTC has had a busy first quarter. To do this, HTC is rolling out new additions to the Vive Pro Eye family. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs


HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions.

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HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator

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HTC today announced its third batch of AR/VR startups backed by the company’s Vive X accelerator program. A total of 26 new companies from across the world have been selected to participate in the program with the goal of “building and advancing the global VR/AR ecosystem.” Apelab seeks to democratize content creation for VR/AR. QuarkVR is the next-generation compression and streaming technology for untethered VR and AR experiences.

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HTC to Offer VR Event Spaces to Companies Looking to Go Virtual

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Companies looking to get a little more out of meetings though, namely the ability to virtually chat face-to-face with colleagues, might be surprised to learn that HTC will soon be offering its own social VR platform soon.

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HTC Reveals More Vive Flow Teaser Images

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HTC has revealed more teaser images ahead of its Vive Flow announcement later this month. This time the images come from the October 14 announcement event’s website.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Of course, while Upload’s Ian Hamilton was amazed by the possibility of meeting people in AR like if they were in real life, the journalist of a more mainstream media like Wired complained about the current difficulties of setting up an XR system. Image by HTC).

7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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Today at HTC’s Vive Developer Meeting in Beijing and its simultaneous Shanghai-based Vive Ecosystem Conference, Chinese eye-tracking startup 7invensun debuted a new eye-tracking module that’s not only affordable at $150 (¥1100 RMB), but is designed to support all of HTC’s VR headsets, past and present. Image courtesy HTC. SEE ALSO Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in 'next gen AR/VR products'.

HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China


Whether it be the countries ambitious program to integrate VR education into all Chinese schools, or, more recently, the Jiangxi Province’s massive investment $460M in support for the AR/VR sector, its clear the booming nation sees both short, and long-term potential for virtual and augmented reality. Located at the Consumer Electronics Exchange/Exhibition Center in the modern metropolis of Shenzhen, the store appears to be a one-stop-shop for everything HTC Vive.

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HTC Launches Vive Arts NFT Store

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HTC Vive is getting into VR NFTs. It’s essentially a browser-based sales gallery – the platform will reportedly offer a chance for artists to sell art made in VR and AR as well as other digital works. What do you think of HTC Vive getting into VR NFTs?

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How To Optimize Your CV For A Career In VR & AR


As we move into 2021, both the VR and AR industries exhibit a plethora of career development opportunities for aspiring developers. According to Tech Jury , the global AR and VR markets are expected to grow to $209.2 Image Credit: HTC Vive. VR & AR career paths to consider.

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VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review


If 2016 was the birth of modern VR/AR technology, than 2018 was its elementary school graduation. Major hardware releases, vast improvements to software, and various other integral advancements have quietly solidified VR & AR as viable, long-term technological platforms for years to come. So while there may not have been any bombshell announcements or jaw-dropping reveals per sey, 2018 will still go down as a key, if not climactic, year for VR & AR technology regardless.

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Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC

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New names and old ones round out this week in XR with big funding for Magic Leap, and Sky Mavis,… Continue reading → Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC. The post Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC appeared first on AR Insider.

Year In Review: The Biggest VR & AR Stories Of 2021

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While perhaps lacking some of the huge, jaw-dropping announcements of previous years, 2021 was a surprisingly busy year for VR and AR. And yet, we’re also left a feeling that 2021 might just be the calm before an incoming VR/AR storm. HTC Vive Flow Review: A Niche Within A Niche.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.05.11): Pico Neo 3 launched, HTC may announce Focus 3 and Pro 2, and more!

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Yes, it’s 200 weeks (around 4 years) that I try to inform the community every week about the best AR/VR news, at first just by e-mail, and then also on a special column on my website. Image by HTC Vive). HTC new products may be the Vive Pro 2 and the Vive Focus 3.

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HTC Unveils Three New Vive Cosmos Headsets: Elite, Play, and XR

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HTC today introduced three new variants of its Vive Cosmos VR headset. Image courtesy HTC. Developer kit made for pass-through AR. Image courtesy HTC. HTC plans to offer the Cosmos Play for $500, though a release date hasn’t been announced. Image courtesy HTC.

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Tired of Zoom calls? HTC offers businesses virtual reality meetings.


On Thursday, HTC announced its Vive Sync platform for business meetings in virtual reality is now in open beta. Features like hairstyles, facial features, body types, and clothing options are customizable, and more customization options will come later, HTC says.

HTC Vive Pro Is Getting Finger Tracking


Back in April, HTC launched the Vive Pro , a higher-end HTC Vive PC VR headset which added a 2nd outward-facing camera alongside a boost in display resolution. This camera setup has, until now, not seen any widespread use beyond AR experiments and niche enterprise applications, but now HTC have announced that they will be leveraging it to add native finger tracking to the Vive Pro. The feature should also work fully in wireless mode with the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter.

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After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, HTC CEO Cher Wang took the stage to outline the company’s big picture approach to the future. To HTC, the near future will be a 5G-connected world where VR/AR devices expand their abilities thanks to cloud computing and AI; plenty of tech buzzwords to digest, but demonstrative of the company’s reliance on its VR platforms – Vive, Vive Pro, and Vive Focus, the company’s China-only 6DoF mobile VR headset.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.16): HTC launches Tracker 3.0, Facebook has 10,000 people working on XR, and more!

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Image by Road To VR, from HTC images). HTC launches Vive Tracker 3.0 HTC was not teasing a new standalone headset, but a new Vive Tracker. Yes, the 30% price increase is not appreciated, but, well, we know HTC. Apple AR headset may have been delayed to 2025.

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HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

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HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR. The post HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program appeared first on Road to VR. HTC News htc vive htc vive x vive x

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Is 2022 the Year for Consumer AR Glasses?


However, some of the most exciting trends are all around AR glasses. It’s been said before, but (probably) not by me: this could be the year that we see consumer AR glasses start to break into the mainstream. This kind of model has already been explored in consumer VR by HTC VIVE.

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A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device


A new report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game” Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset. Is that a customized HTC Vive Focus controller?

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion


HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. Leading into today’s news, shares of HTC were halted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending this Wednesday night announcement. According to the announcement, HTC will receive $1.1 That comes out to roughly $500,000 per HTC staffer.

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Baby Shark VR & AR Experiences Keep Families Entertained & Educated Under Lockdown


Baby Shark AR Handwash Challenge . The filter has been released on BeautyPlus , Meitu’s flagship photo editing app, which features auto beautification, AR camera filters, and a suite of photo editing tools; available now on the App Store and Google Play.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

The Ghost Howls

A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite.

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HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo


Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019. HTC Vive will be joined at the convention by a slew of other major players within the VR/AR industry. News CES 2019 HTC Vive Vive Cosmos

HTC announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play.

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‘Vivepaper’ Is HTC’s Immersive Reading Experience That Mixes AR With VR


Based on our recent talk with VP of content, Joel Breton, HTC has plenty of experiences in the works for its Vive VR headset across a wide range of categories. ” HTC is also making this an open platform, with an SDK currently in private beta. entertainment Experiences htc Condé Nast htc vive VivepaperThough you probably wouldn’t have guessed it, one of those categories is virtual reading.