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 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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VR Will Be Huge in China

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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. In September, face-swapping app Zao went viral in China, establishing itself as the #1 free app on the App Store and sparking the CAC’s initial anxiety over deepfakes.

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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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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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Pimax Moves All Customer Support Back To China

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In an interview with MRTV earlier this month, Pimax COO Kevin Henderson revealed that the company is moving customer support back to China. Surprisingly, Henderson himself called out the decision to move support back to China. A wider range of products makes customer support more challenging and costly, which could have led to the decision to relocate to China where labor costs are usually much lower.

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Tesla Recalls Almost 30,000 Cars From China, Citing Suspension Issues

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market: As first reported by Bloomberg , the automaker is set to recall close to 30,000 of its imported Model S and Model X cars from China, citing problems surrounding the vehicle’s suspension systems. quality control tesla elon musk china model s model x

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

Road to VR

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

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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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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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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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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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Huawei R&D Lab Catches Fire in Dongguan, China

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Huawei’s research and development lab in the city of Dongguan, China is on fire, with large clouds of gray smoke billowing from the building, according to multiple videos posted to social media and the state news outlet Global Times. huawei china fire weibo

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China: Hear Me Out on This New Internet Plan

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But the US and China are locked in competition for the title nonetheless. Today, China served its own counter-proposal for the global internet, in what will predictably become a pointless, boring bit of… Read more. pissing match china

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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. After residents were finally permitted to leave their domiciles, Mitchel took to the streets with a 360-degree camera to document how the coronavirus outbreak had impacted one of China’s most prominent tech and art hubs. The post CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video appeared first on VRScout.

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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’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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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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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 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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Facebook catches a China-based campaign targeting the U.S.

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It was the first time a China-based influence network targeting the U.S. According to an announcement from Facebook on Tuesday, the social media company took down a network based out of China (and another in the Philippines). Facebook China Us Election Tech Social Media Companies

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The Vatican was reportedly hacked by China

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More about China , Hackers , Hack , Vatican , and Tech. China Hackers Hack Vatican TechSounds kind of like the plot of Mission Impossible III or a Dan Brown book. Hackers with links to the Chinese government reportedly set their sights on a rather high-profile target.

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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 galileoRead more.

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China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

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In recent days, China has quietly launched a secret reusable spacecraft, left it in orbit for two days and safely landed it back on Earth. And although the spacecraft is top secret—we’re not even privy to its design—there are some things that China apparently wants the world to know about it.

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India Blocks 118 More China-Linked Apps, Including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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Months after barring TikTok, India is now cracking down on dozens more apps with links to China—the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two countries. india china apps tiktok

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China grants first 5G licenses amid Huawei global setback

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After much anticipation , China named the first companies to receive 5G licenses for commercial use on Thursday. The greenlight arrived months ahead of the long-expected due date for China’s 5G licenses, which was said to be late 2019. The MIIT approved three network operators — China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom — and cable network company China Broadcasting Network to run the next-gen cellular connectivity. It’s official.

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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. However, as with other iQiyi headsets, you really shouldn’t expect this to launch in the west; it’s only available in China at the time of writing. 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 Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’

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Southern China isn’t exactly known for its well-managed zoos. Image Credit: Southern Metropolis News / South China News. The post China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’ appeared first on VRScout. Guangzhou Zoo ditches its cages in favor of environmentally-friendly VR exhibits. The populous nation has a history of poorly-funded animal exhibits that often fall well within the confines of animal cruelty.

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China’s tightened grip on TikTok’s algorithm could seriously cripple a U.S. sale

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News Social Media breaking twitter ByteDance China tiktokProspective bidders may be exploring a total of four options.

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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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6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students. Let’s see how Xiaomi’s latest headset is illustrating the growing leading role of China in the VR industry, and its particularities compared to the Western market. Two out of the four HTC Vive X accelerators in the world are located in China, in Beijing and Shenzhen. Xinhua, China’s official news agency, opened a VR/AR channel in May 2016.

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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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