HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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It’s no secret that China loves VR. That fact became even more apparent earlier this month when the company launched their first Vive-dedicated store and demo center in Shenzhen, China, according to reports by RoadToVR. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account. First official #Vive #Flagship store opens in Shenzhen China! News China VR HTC HTC Vive Vive Focus Vive Pro

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China for around $390, Pro edition to come to the West for $699

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China. The Pico Neo 3 is coming to China with interesting titles in the Pico Store like SuperHot, Synth Riders, Red Matter, and more! I really hope that this can finally unlock the VR market in China for all my friends that are trying to push VR there.

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences. Data from IDC suggest that AR/VR device sales in China will expand four-fold through 2017 after surging by 325% last year, led by screen-less head-mounted displays that typically use a mobile phone, such as the Mira Prism.

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China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

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In an effort to deter the rampant spread of “fake news,” Chinese regulators working on behalf of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) have announced new rules that will ban the use of “deepfake” technology to produce and distribute fictional news stories.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. The Chinese VR ecosystem is very active and it is evolving pretty fast: this summer I have been in China and I met some cool startups that are working on software (e.g. Me and Dabo of Langzou VR, discussing about his company and the educational system in China. China faces a rare opportunity to participate in the international technology industry innovation.

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NASA Mars orbiter spots China’s rover on Martian surface

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A NASA satellite has captured a dramatic view of China’s Zhurong rover just a few weeks after it reached the surface of Mars. News China Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Tianwen-1 zhurong rover

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Pico Unveils Neo 3 Standalone, Launching on May 10th in China

Road to VR

Pico Interactive announced that Neo 3, the Beijing-based company’s next standalone VR headset, is slated to be launched on May 10th in China. The post Pico Unveils Neo 3 Standalone, Launching on May 10th in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor

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China’s VR news anchor is here and able to deliver the news 24/7 in a professional manner. Xinhua's first English #AI anchor makes debut at the World Internet Conference that opens in Wuzhen, China Wednesday pic.twitter.com/HOkWnnfHdW. — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 7, 2018. For now… Image Credit: China Xinhua News / BBC. The post China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor appeared first on VRScout.

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China’s Zhurong rover snaps a selfie on the surface of Mars

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has shared new images of its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars. News China Mars space zhurong

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China successfully lands a rover on Mars for the first time

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China has become just the third nation to land a spacecraft on the surface of Mars, joining the U.S. News China Mars space Tianwen-1and Russia in that achievement.

HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China. China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC. The post HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China appeared first on VRScout.

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China’s Zhurong rover rolls onto Martian surface for first time

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Mars is getting busy, with NASA's rovers joined by China's Zhurong rover. News China Mars spaceZhurong has now rolled onto the Martian surface for the first time.

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year. China alone made up nearly half of Ready Player One’s gross worldwide earnings, which DeadLine reports account for more than $200 million of the ~$500 million gross box office numbers.

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China’s Tianwen-1 rover mission blasts off for Mars

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The mission is China's first solo attempt at sending a rover to the red planet. News breaking twitter China Mars space Tianwen-1

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Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

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Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in mind. DMG Yinji is publicly listed in China and valued at more than $6 billion, The post Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China appeared first on VRScout. News China Movies Transformers VR Arcades

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Tuesday’s visit included a stop to the Chinese Academy of Science, showcasing China’s scientific and technological achievements since Xi Jinping took power in 2011. But the North Korean leader did express his admiration for China’s accomplishments in a note. “Under the wise command of the Communist Party of China, we will achieve better scientific performance,” he wrote, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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China’s Zhurong rover beams back its first Mars images

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Check out the first images beamed back to Earth by China's Zhurong Mars rover, which landed on the Martian surface over the weekend. News China Mars space zhurong rover

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China’s first crewed space mission in 5 years set for Thursday

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China will launch three astronauts to a new space station on Thursday in the country’s first crewed mission in five years. News China space Space Station

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China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

Road to VR

Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies. Last week the first ever World Conference on VR Industry event was hosted in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi, China, which reportedly attracted 2,000 attendees. According to our friends at Yivian , a VR news publication based in China, the capital will be split between a $28.8

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China’s New Rover Captures Unique Selfie on Mars

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China probe successfully lands on moon for sample collection

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China is a step closer to returning the first lunar rocks to Earth since 1976 after successfully landing a probe on the moon this week. News breaking twitter chang'e 5 China lunar landing Moon space

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My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone from Qingdao, China! This is my first article written from China and I have to say that I’m very very excited. I have to say that China is a lot different from what I had imagined and I guess that the only way to really understand it is coming here. One of the reasons for my trip to China was discovering how really is the VR ecosystem here, after having read a lot of articles on the topic. China is a big country and not all cities are the same; 2.

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HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China

Road to VR

Earlier this month, HTC quietly opened their first Vive flagship store in Shenzhen, China. The post HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China appeared first on Road to VR. HTC Vive News Bits htc vive store htc vive store china htc vive store shenzhen vive store vive store china vive store shenzhenThe company’s first official Vive Store conducted a soft open on October 1st, located at the Consumer Electronics Exchange/Exhibition Center ( CEEC ) in Shenzhen.

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15 things to keep in mind if you have to showcase your VR game in China

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Last week I have taken part in the WCVRI exhibition in Nanchang, China. It has been the first time for me having a booth in a so distant and different country like China, and I have learned lots of lessons in the process. As I always do, I would like to share these lessons with you , so that if you will ever have to go to exhibit in China, you will be prepared. Let’s start: what are my pieces of advice if you have to showcase your game in China?

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China succeeds in first cargo mission to new space station

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China has confirmed that its first cargo mission has successfully docked with its new space station, paving the way for a crewed visit in June. News China space Space Station tianhe

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Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests

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A city in East China’s Shandong Province is now using VR technology to test the qualifications of its communist party members. If you you’ve been paying even a little bit of attention to the news lately, odds are you may have heard about China’s insane idea to rate its citizens via a Social Credit System. The post Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests appeared first on VRScout. News China VR Communist Party of China VR Training

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Clubhouse banned in China

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Fast-rising audio chat app Clubhouse doesn't seem to be available in China anymore. Clubhouse users in mainland China started complaining of disruptions on Monday, Reuters reported. based social media services, including Twitter and Facebook, are already banned in China.

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

Road to VR

Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Now, at a conference in Shenzhen the Chinese tech giant announced that Mi VR has officially launched in China. The post Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding appeared first on Road to VR.

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China Set to Launch First Crew to Its New Space Station

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China’s first crewed mission to its new space station is scheduled to blast off tomorrow morning from a launchpad at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. The mission will be China’s longest crewed mission to date.

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Vive Focus’ Western Launch Hinges on Success in China

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Having initially announced that their Vive Focus standalone VR headset would operate as part of Google’s Daydream VR platform in 2017, HTC later scrapped those plans ahead of the headset’s recent launch in China under HTC’s own ‘Wave Vive’ platform. Recent comments from HTC’s Vive China President suggest that a Western release for the headset will likely hinge on its reception in China.

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Clubhouse's Short Life as a Free Speech Haven In China Is Over

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Clubhouse, the voice-only chat app that everyone will not stop talking about, appears to be muzzled in China. This morning, journalist and internet freedom advocate Michael Anti tweeted that Clubhouse is “now blocked in most cities in China.”

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Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset Launches in China

Road to VR

Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. After taking pre-orders starting in December, the Vive Focus launched to the first customers in China this week. HTC later scrapped plans to launch the headset in West , and has instead focused on bringing the headset to China, leaving Google’s Daydream platform behind. The post Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset Launches in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video

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Nikk Mitchell, Founder and CEO of FXG , had been quarantined to his home in Hangzhou, China for over a month due to COVID-19. Watching Mitchell’s video in webVR is an impactful experience, one that gives you a great idea of how the coronavirus has disrupted life in China.

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EON Reality Announces New Interactive Digital Center in Liaoning, China

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“It’s a shame that I can’t personally visit due to the current pandemic, but we firmly believe that China can become the world’s largest XR market and we will continue to increase our investment in China going forward. Press Release china IDC

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Apple, Amazon, and Google accused of using Uighur forced labor in China

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Apple News Amazon China Forced Labor Uyghur MuslimsThe report claims 83 global brands are benefiting from the forced labor.

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