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

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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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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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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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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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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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China starts blocking Signal encrypted messaging app

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China is now blocking encrypted chat app Signal, preventing those in the region from sending messages free of government monitoring. But the app was one of the last foreign messaging services still available in China. China Signal Messaging Apps Tech Cybersecurity

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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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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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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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Apple Purges 39,000 Games From China's App Store

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In its biggest single-day purge, Apple removed 39,000 games from its China store as part of a crackdown on games without a government license in the country. app store china censorship video games

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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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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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HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China

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

The Ghost Howls

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 Finally Completes Its Rival GPS Network

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On Tuesday, China launched the final satellite in its BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) System, marking the completion of its homegrown GPS-esque navigation system. china beidou gps glonass galileo

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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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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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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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. Along with these attractions, the facility will also house a VR restaurant, movie theater, recreational areas, a children’s area and China’s first VR rollercoaster. It’s very possible East Valley of Science and Fantasy could become the HQ for all things VR not only in China, but the entire Eastern hemisphere.

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McDonald's China Has A Spam and Oreos Burger, It Seems

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In what sounds like a dare, McDonald’s China is offering a Spam burger with crumbled cookies. burgers china mcdonalds kotakueastGoodness. Read more.

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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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iQUT 2Pro Is A $560 4K, 6DOF Standalone VR Headset From China’s Netflix

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Over on Twitter, HTC Vive China President Alvin Wang Grayling said that this was the first “of many” new 6DOF standalone headsets powered by Vive Wave on the way. The post iQUT 2Pro Is A $560 4K, 6DOF Standalone VR Headset From China’s Netflix appeared first on UploadVR.

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China Just Made A Major Carbon Neutrality Promise

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leaders will often make the bad faith argument that their actions aren’t as important as those of the world’s top carbon emitter, China. Well, America, I hate to break it to you, but China just massively upped its climate commitments.

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Encrypted Messaging App Signal Goes Down in China

GizModo VR

Signal, the popular encrypted messaging app, stopped working in China on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. The app is still available in the Apple App Store in China, according to Reuters , but it’s not clear how much longer that might last.

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China Expands VR and AR for Education with EON Reality Rollout

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The largest undertaking to date in Henan, China will see over 100 schools adopt the VR and AR solutions. The rollout will provide over 100 academic institutions with innovative and engaging learning experiences for thousands of China’s primary and secondary school students through VR and AR.

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HTC Brings VR to Hotel Guests in China

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HTC has partnered with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to bring HTC Vive VR systems to select hotels in China. Launched on October 31, IHG is the first international hotel group in China to provide guests with VR amenities, including in-room experiences. Its not clear whether this means an HTC Vive system will be delivered to your room door, but during the press announcement in China, HTC and IHG showed off sparkly co-branded cases that can be used to transport the HTC Vive.

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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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Vive Focus’ Western Launch Hinges on Success in China

Road to VR

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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Magic Leap Trade Secrets Lawsuit Against China's Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

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This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets.