Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

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Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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Volkswagen Group, One of the World’s Largest Companies, is Building VR Apps to Help Employees Collaborate Across the Globe

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Volkswagen Group, the multi-brand automotive company, has developed VR apps to make long-distance collaboration in production and logistics an easier task. image courtesy Volkswagen Group.

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Vive Group Edition Bundles 10 Headsets in China

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HTC is constantly exploring new ways to get its Vive VR headset out to as many people as possible, be it through traditional transactions, payment plans, or location-based VR. At the Vive Ecosystem Conference in China today HTC announced Vive Group Edition, a set of 10 Business Edition headsets and two lighthouse base stations, available for 49,999 RMB, which converts to $7,271. HTC is aiming the bundle at the entertainment, enterprise and education markets.

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‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber. Prizes include two complete HTC Vive Pro kits with SteamVR 2.0

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HTC-backed VRVCA Investor Group Moves Meeting ‘Due to the Large Volume of Submissions’

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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With Apple’s newly public interest in VR , developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development of the WebVR standard. The post Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web appeared first on Road to VR.

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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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As reported by Vocativ , virtual reality played a big part in a recent marketing campaign for an upcoming sequel to the dating sim series Niizuma Lovely x Cation that saw the non-legal marriage between a number of men and their virtual girlfriends interacting through an HTC Vive headset.

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W. Mass. group offer free HTC Vive, Gear VR demos

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If you are located near Northampton, Massachusetts, or plan to swing by, Northampton Community Television is offering free public virtual reality demos using the HTC Vive and Gear VR headsets. Stop by the NCTV facilities at 380... Briefs Gear VR HTC Vive Northampton

VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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When using high-end VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players are often utilizing their whole body. All of that information is then condensed into one easy to read label that developers can use to promote their games or users can search through on the group’s website.

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How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation

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It starts with popping on an HTC Vive headset and placing your head into a tree knot installation to fully transport yourself into the world inside a Giant Sequoia. The post How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation appeared first on VRScout.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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It’s a major milestone, according to Khronos Group which has overseen development of the standard by a consortium of many of the biggest names in the AR/VR sector. Today the group announced the release of OpenXR 1.0, Khronos Group says that from 1.0 openxr working group

‘Lone Echo’ and ‘Echo Arena’ Now Work on HTC Vive with ReVive Hack

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Thanks to ReVive , a free hack which allows Vive users to play games from the Oculus platform, you can now play both Lone Echo and it’s free multiplayer companion game Echo Arena with an HTC Vive.

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HTC Vive Focus launched worldwide: an enterprise standalone headset, starting from $599

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You will be able to finally buy it in Europe and North America for $599, from the dedicated page on the HTC website. HTC Vive Focus Specs. The Vive Focus is HTC’s standalone headset , the one that the Taiwanese/Chinese company wants to use to start making virtual reality widespread.

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Busch Gardens Aims To Perfect VR Thrill Rides With Latest Immersive Attraction

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Once visitors enter the queue, they’re given what is referred to as an “Emerald Mask,” a simplified head-mount for the HTC Vive. Battle For Eire maximizes rider capacity with a streamlined fitting process.

The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises $20M, ObEN nabs $7.7M Voke will become a part of a new division called Intel Sports Group, the company tells me.

HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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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. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account.

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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. Image courtesy HTC Vive. Image courtesy HTC Vive. USD), or a group of sessions, bringing each experience down to ¥36 CNY ($5.20

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HTC Joins VirtualLink to Support Connection Standard for Future VR Headsets

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Back in July, many of VR’s biggest players announced the VirtualLink Consortium , a group unified around creating a connection standard for future VR headsets. The post HTC Joins VirtualLink to Support Connection Standard for Future VR Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC’s New ‘Link’ Mobile VR Headset is (bizarrely) Not Part of the Vive Brand

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In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company’s Vive brand. HTC is by now one of the world’s leaders in the virtual reality space. HTC HTC Vive News htc link htc u11 htc u11 vr htc vive htc vr

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro ! The Venture Reality Fund and of course HTC. Image by HTC).

HTC Launches ‘Vive Studios’ for First-party VR Game Development and Publishing

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HTC today announced that they’ve spun up an internal development and publishing group called Vive Studios. Mirroring Oculus’ own ‘Oculus Studios’ effort, HTC has formed an internal VR game studio and publishing group called Vive Studios.

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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch

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During HTC’s pre-CES event where the new flagship Vive Pro headset was revealed, the company also announced an official Wireless Adaptor for Vive. The post HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch appeared first on Road to VR.

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Kid Friendly VR Games For HTC VIVE

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If you’re looking for a game for holiday family gatherings, Crovax Studios just released a candy shooter for the HTC VIVE today as well. The post Kid Friendly VR Games For HTC VIVE appeared first on VRScout. News Education Games HTC Vive Kids

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Getty launches VR group with 12,000 stock images

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Getty Images, responsible for many of the stock photos you see on the web, has launched a VR division called Getty Images Virtual Reality Group. The company is betting big that virtual reality via headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is the future of media, and not a passing fad

HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset. Image courtesy HTC.

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

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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. According to the announcement, HTC will receive $1.1

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HTC Vive Headset Nearing 100,000 Sales, Steam Data Suggests

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While between HTC/Valve and Oculus, the companies have been coy on official sales figures, Steam data suggests that the HTC Vive headset is approaching the 100,000 sales mark. See Also: HTC Vive – Review A Mesmerising VR Experience, if You Have the Space.

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HTC Launches Dedicated Mobile Platform Viveport M

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In mid-October this year, HTC made a few announcements signaling a major push forward with VR content. Those announcements included a content partnership with the Alibaba Group, a VR arcade publishing model, and the mobile VR platform Viveport M.

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The HTC Vive is heading wireless with official support from HTC at CES 2018

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Announced today at CES 2018, HTC will be releasing a wireless solution for their HTC Vive VR Headset (Regular and Pro versions.). Wireless VR has been on nearly every VR user’s wishlist since the technology was unveiled" said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation. “By HTC HTC Vive News HTC Vive CES CES2018 Wireless VR wireless HDMI no cover featured top ces 2018

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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.

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HTC R&D department shows that VR can already benefit various sectors of our lives

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During my Chinese adventure, in the period that I was leaving Shanghai to go to Chengdu to watch pandas, I had the opportunity to interview via WeChat Qiyong Chen, one of the people leading the Virtual Reality R&D experiments at HTC. Who are you and what do you do in HTC?

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HTC Leads $4M Series A Investment in Social VR Platform ‘VRChat’

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VRChat , one of the earliest social VR apps, announced that they’ve completed a $4 million Series A investment round lead by HTC’s Vive group. Joining HTC are venture capital firms Brightstone VC , GVR Fund and Rothenberg Ventures.

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Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive”

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Well, it seems that exclusivity may just be a timed arrangement according to some sources and we will in fact see an HTC Vive / Steam VR release. The post Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive” appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Appoints new CEO as Cher Wang Steps Down Ahead of Vive Cosmos Launch

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October will be an important month for HTC’s fortunes with the impending release of its latest consumer virtual reality (VR) headset, Vive Cosmos. Wang will retain her role as Chairwoman of the HTC board, continuing her focus on future technology like the Vive brand.

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