HTC Unveils VIVE Facial Tracking And Next Generation VIVE Trackers

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The next generation of nonverbal communication arrives in VR courtesy of HTC VIVE. Cue the VIVE Facial Tracker, a unique peripheral for the HTC VIVE Pro lineup capable of tracking 38 points of movement across your lips, teeth, tongue, chin, and cheeks in real-time. Image Credit: HTC.

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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 Announces First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference In Response To Coronavirus

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Alvin Wang , President of HTC China, was one of the presenters during the summit; after which he walked away seeing the advantages of virtual conferences. V2EC2020 running on an HTC Vive Pro (Image Credit: Peter H. Image Credit: HTC). Feature Image Credit: HTC.

HTC is Teasing New VR Hardware in Cryptic Tweets

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A series of cryptic tweets with teasing imagery have dropped on the official HTC Vive account in the last week, but what do they point to? It’s been a year since we’ve seen new hardware from HTC. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) March 8, 2021. Image courtesy HTC.

An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

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New regulatory filings for an unknown HTC Vive headset have appeared at the US Federal Communications Commission. But HTC looks to be readying some new headset offering; Road to VR has spotted documentation for a headset not previously seen at the FCC.

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HTC Reveals Passthrough AR Faceplate For Vive Cosmos

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A new faceplate for HTC’s modular Vive Cosmos headset will introduce AR capabilities to the device — at least for developers. HTC will then ship it out to studios in Q2, though a price wasn’t mentioned.

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Grab ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Free With HTC Vive’s Black Friday Sales

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Save big on the latest HTC VR hardware with these sweet holiday deals. If you’re looking to save a few bucks this holiday season, you may be interested in HTC’s lineup of Cosmos VR headsets, currently on sale via the official Vive website as part of Cyberweek.

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HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs

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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 Discontinues Vive Pro and Focus Models, Reduce Price on Pro Eye Kit

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HTC confirmed that the HTC Vive Pro and HTC Vive Focus headsets are now discontinued and will be replaced by their newer equivalents, the Vive Pro Eye and Vive Focus Plus, moving forward. What do you think of these changes to the HTC headset lineup?

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

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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 Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies

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HTC this week announced yet another iteration of its HTC Vive Pro, the HTC Vive Pro Secure, a professional-grade VR headset designed for use in classified environments that require “ authority to operate.” HTC has also removed eye-tracking capabilities.

HTC Vive Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories, Games, And More For HTC Headsets

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The HTC Vive is one of the most popular and enduring lines of PC VR headsets. Whether you’re talking about the original HTC Vive or the newer Vive Cosmos, there are a bunch of different games and accessories you can use with the Vive system. HTC Vive PC VR System Specs.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Receives $100 Discount For A Limited Time

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HTC is starting off the new year with a discount on their Vive Cosmos VR headset, bringing the price down $100 from $700 to $600 for a limited time only. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 1, 2020.

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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. Header image by HTC Vive).

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HTC Announces $549 Headset-Only Cosmos Elite (With Free Alyx)

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Two weeks ago, HTC launched its Vive Cosmos Elite headset at $899. Starting in April, however, HTC will be shipping just the headset and the faceplate for $549. HTC had suggested a $499 price point for the kit, though that’s not set in stone right now.

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HTC Announces Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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HTC has confirmed that it’s laying off staff in order to streamline its business amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An HTC spokesperson confirmed this with Road to VR, citing a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding from HTC for VR Education Platform 'Engage'.

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HTC Aims To Host 2020 Vive Ecosystem Conference In VR, Citing Coronavirus

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The return of HTC’s annual Vive Ecosystem Conference later this month aims to be held, for the first time, in VR, spurred in part by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The post HTC Aims To Host 2020 Vive Ecosystem Conference In VR, Citing Coronavirus appeared first on UploadVR.

HTC Skipping CES, To Share ‘New Vision For Vive’ Soon

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HTC is planning to share a ‘new vision’ for its Vive VR business in 2020 after pulling out of CES appointments. Early last month we confirmed that HTC won’t be hosting its traditional Vive Press Conference at CES 2020, which gets underway in Las Vegas this week.

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HTC Teases Cloud-Based VR With New 5G Hub

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With the 2019 Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, HTC has been busying themselves with a slew of exciting announcements and demonstrations ranging from a smartphone aimed at cryptocurrency fanatics, to their HTC Vive Focus Plus VR headset. Yesterday, the company used MWC’s stage to reveal yet another new product, the HTC 5G Hub – a combination smart hub/mobile hotspot that brings 5G streaming to up to 20 connected devices. with HTC Sense.

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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. The post 7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Unveils New Vive Cosmos Headsets And Faceplate Upgrades

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A handful of new headsets and swappable faceplates breathes new life into HTC’s lineup of modular VR hardware. ” When the HTC Vive Cosmos was first released, some owners complained of poor tracking due to lighting issues. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Plans Cheaper Vive Cosmos Model, $900 SteamVR Tracking Model

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HTC is introducing two new models of the Cosmos to sell alongside the original $699 model. HTC’s Dan O’Brien told us the company will sell the headphones as accessories should you want to upgrade, but you can use your own headphones/earphones too.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. HTC released finger tracking for Vive and Vive Pro back in March. Developers can integrate it into their app and it will work on any HTC VR headset. Since the tracking is using the regular cameras on the headsets and not a depth sensor, HTC recommends against having “complicated backgrounds”.

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HTC Now Seems To Be Teasing Vive Lip-Tracking

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HTC’s latest tease on its Twitter account looks related to the lip-tracking module for its Vive headsets. HTC revealed the lip-tracking module for Vive all the way back at GDC 2019. What do you think HTC is teasing?

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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. Customers can purchase the latest Vive products, such as the Vive Focus and Vive Pro, as well as various other HTC devices, such as its brand new U-series smartphones.

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HTC Introduces Wireless VR Streaming To Its Viveport Platform

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The 2019 ChinaJoy Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference kicked-off with a bang this morning with HTC’s announcement of VIVEPORT Streaming, a new feature heading to the VR game platform that will allow Vive headsets users to wirelessly stream high-quality VR games directly from a VR-ready gaming PC over Wi-Fi. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Featured Image Credit: HTC.

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The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2020

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We’re keeping an eye out for best HTC Vive Black Friday 2020 deals, including Vive Cosmos, Vive Cosmos Elite, and more. The Best HTC Vive Cosmos Black Friday 2020 Deals. Image courtesy HTC. HTC Vive Price Baseline. HTC Vive Black Friday Game Deals.

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Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. It looks as though the front-facing cameras on your Vive Pro will finally begin seeing some use as HTC reveals plans to launch native support for hand and finger tracking on their high-end PC VR headset. HTC revealed the devices exciting tracking capabilities during their time at last weeks 2018 World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China. Image Credit: HTC / GIPHY.

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HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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HTC addressed some common user and reviewer concerns relating to the newly-launched Vive Cosmos in a new blog post. HTC claims in its blog post that batteries in the controllers should last somewhat longer than that. HTC addressed some of these tracking concerns in their blog post, stating that “ plain walls with a lack of defining features could affect tracking.” You can read more details on all of the above, and more, in HTC’s blog post.

HTC CEO Yves Maitre: ‘I’m Not Sure That The Target Is To Beat Oculus’

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In an interview with Bloomburg Technology , newly-appointed HTC Ceo Yves Maitre spoke about the competition in the VR market between Oculus and HTC. He also spoke about the VR market at large and how it has affected HTC’s performance and stock price. Maitre began by noting that, at the time of recording, the embargo on HTC’s newest VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, had broken a few hours prior. ” Do you think HTC will find success with Vive Cosmos?

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HTC Vive Seems To Be Teasing A Hardware Reveal

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HTC Vive is teasing… something. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) March 4, 2021. Proton uses microdisplays to achieve its smaller design, and HTC presented two versions of the device last year.

Hands-On: HTC Cosmos Elite Offers Big Improvements With Its Elite Faceplate

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HTC’s modular headset delivers a great VR experience. Just a few weeks ago, HTC announced a new suite of Cosmos headsets and faceplates aimed at delivering VR solutions to both average consumers as well as businesses. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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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 Vive To Release ‘Next-Gen Standalone’ Headset In 2021, But Not A Quest Competitor

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A new, “next-genetation HTC Vive standalone headset will release in 2021. Alvin Wang Graylin, President of Vive in China, revealed as much in an interview with TeliportMe last month (as spotted by Nathie ), two weeks before HTC itself teased a possible new hardware reveal.

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HTC Reveals Vive Proton, a Compact Standalone VR Headset Prototype

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As if announcing three new Cosmos headsets wasn’t enough, HTC today also revealed Vive Proton. HTC offered up its first glimpse of Vive Proton today, a new VR headset from the company which aims for a more compact form factor. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Announces Face-tracker for Vive Pro and Vive Tracker 3.0, Launching This Month for $130

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HTC today announced two new VR accessories: a consumer version of its face-tracker and a new version of the Vive Tracker which is said to bring a large jump in battery life alongside being smaller. Image courtesy HTC. HTC claims 6ms of latency for the Facial Tracker.

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