‘Apollo 11 VR’ Studio Secures $3.3M Funding from HTC for VR Education Platform ‘Engage’

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Immersive VR Education , the studio behind Apollo 11 VR , Titanic VR , and social VR education platform ENGAGE , today announced that it’s secured a €3 million (~$3.3 million) investment from HTC. News Social VR VR Education htc immersive vr education vr education

Hands-on: HTC’s New Vive Tracker Makes VR More Immersive With Specialized Accessories

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The Vive accessory market is about to get a huge boost thanks to the newly announced HTC Vive Tracker. Gaming, training, and more benefit from the enhanced immersion that comes from wielding “real” tools, weapons, and instruments.

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‘Vivepaper’ Is HTC’s Immersive Reading Experience That Mixes AR With VR

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Based on our recent talk with VP of content, Joel Breton, HTC has plenty of experiences in the works for its Vive VR headset across a wide range of categories. ” HTC is also making this an open platform, with an SDK currently in private beta.

How Mozilla is working on the (privacy-safe) immersive web of the future

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Why do you believe so much in immersive technologies? How do you envision the future of the immersive web? Being able to have an immersive, theater-like experience really delights users, and the web continues to be a great way to find and deliver that content.

Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 Gives Attendees a New Perspective On Social Causes

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With VR and AR technology becoming increasingly popular, the festival’s organizers created Tribeca Immersive , a program which features not only the Virtual Arcade, but also includes Cinema360, a VR theatre that highlights groundbreaking storytelling told through 360-degree VR films.

Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

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Described by its creator, Sngmoo Lee, as “location-based arts,” Scarecrow is a one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience that combines live actors, temperature effects, and motion capture technology to offer one of the most ambitious interactive VR experiences in recent memory.

HTC Reveals Vive Focus Plus, Coming Q2 2019

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Continuing their push towards enterprise VR technology, HTC has unveiled a new version of their HTC Vive Focus headset designed specifically for use by businesses and corporations. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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Eleven Eleven’s Breakthrough Approach to Immersive Storytelling

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Eleven Eleven is poised to offer audiences a thrilling immersive story that takes place over an eleven minute and eleven second countdown to an extinction level event.

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.

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

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Using DreamCraft Attraction’s DreamSet—one of the first and most popular head-mounted display systems designed specifically for VR attractions—Falcon Creative took a unique approach to visitor turn-around that involves preparing riders for their immersive journey while they wait on-line.

Deep Diving VR Provides An Immersive Underwater Experience For Rift And Vive

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The focus of the game is on immersion and realistic mechanics to give you a proper sense of what it’s like to be a professional diver. The post Deep Diving VR Provides An Immersive Underwater Experience For Rift And Vive appeared first on UploadVR.

Immersive Social Platform ‘VRChat’ Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

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VRChat announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment to continue expanding its immersive social platform which is steeped in user-generated content. VC firm Makers Fund joins the round as a new investor alongside prior investors HTC, Brightstone VC, and GFR Fund.

‘Evangelion: VR’ Experience Immerses With a Motion Sim Cockpit and HTC Vive

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Evangelion VR: The Throne of Souls reproduces the original Eva ‘entry plug’ cockpit using an HTC Vive and a bespoke motion sim chair with joystick controllers. HTC Vive Games Japan VR News VR Games evangelion evangelion vr japan vr mech vr

HTC Vive’s China President: ‘Immersive Computing Will Be Your Key Interface’

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During CES last month I hiked across Las Vegas to find Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC’s Vive President in China. Here’s what Graylin told me: Immersive computing will be your key interface to other people, to society, and to computing and machines in general. If you’re in an immersive experience — if you’re trying to go underwater — you don’t want it to be in AR mode, it’ll be a fully immersive mode.

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Vive Immersive Labs experiment demonstrates that VR can really help in learning a new language

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Some weeks ago I interviewed Mr. Chen of Vive Immersive Labs regarding the interesting research that HTC is conducting regarding the applications of virtual reality. VR technology’s “immersive learning” is in line with the language learning environment.

Vox Machinae Hands-On: VR’s Most Immersive Mech Cockpit

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It looks nice to sit behind some controls, it helps alleviate motion sickness, and for the most part people it really does sell the immersion. It sounds cumbersome, but what you lose in speed and finesse is more than made up for in sheer immersion.

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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Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

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A new research by Vive Immersive Labs shows how it can be fundamental to make our office lives better. Vive Immersive Labs has recently decided to verify if Virtual Reality could be used to make the life of white collars better.

Björk Releases ‘Vulnicura Virtual Reality Album’, A Collection of Immersive Music Videos

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Available today, headset owners can finally get to dive into a collection of immersive music videos that only previously graced museums worldwide via the Björk Digital Exhibition since late 2016, Pitchfork reports.

HTC is Hosting Its Next Developer Conference in VR Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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To avoid this, HTC today announced it will be holding its next Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) from within virtual reality. The post HTC is Hosting Its Next Developer Conference in VR Amid Coronavirus Concerns appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Introduces Wireless VR Streaming To Its Viveport Platform

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Image Credit: HTC. Until then, the new VIVEPORT Streaming capability being announced today will enable VR users to enjoy countless premium PC VR experiences on their standalone VR devices without the need for a wire,” said Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, HTC, in an official release.

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Immersive Architecture is the event all architects were waiting for

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In a week here in Italy will start a very interesting VR-related event called Immersive Architecture. The rooms inside the Im Arch venue where you’ll be able to meet interesting people from the industry and also assist to some cool showcase (Image from Immersive Architecture).

HTC Vive Cosmos Review: A Strong Debut, But Still Not Enough

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A few weeks ago HTC finally revealed the release date and price for the HTC Vive Cosmos : October 3rd for $699. What should have been a headstart for HTC’s new flagship VR device, considering it was formally announced all the way back at CES in January, has quickly evaporated.

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How Blue Entropy Is Creating Fully Immersive Roomscale VR Games

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Vive X Company Immersive Factory Raises £850k Towards VR-based HSE Training

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Immersive Factory is a specialist in VR-based training exercises for occupational health, safety and environment (HSE) and was part of HTC’s Vive X accelerator in London, UK. News Immersive Factory Training Vive X

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. The Vive Cosmos Elite aims to provide the highest-quality immersive experience to PC VR users. However, HTC did release a beta patch to address several persistent issues.

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Watch: SuperChem VR is a Cool Virtual Lab for Fun and Immersive Learning

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We’ve seen a lot of application attempt to capture some of the potential VR enthusiasts of immersive computing know VR can deliver. The post Watch: SuperChem VR is a Cool Virtual Lab for Fun and Immersive Learning appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Brings Gloveless Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro, Gestures To Vive Focus

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HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps. At the time HTC seemed to suggest it would not come to the regular Vive , but thankfully they’ve managed to pull it off. HTC Vive htc htc vive HTC Vive Pro Viveport

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC).

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The 25 Best HTC Vive Games: Day #1

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From the stunning precision of SteamVR tracking to the frankly ludicrous amount of games to play, the HTC Vive and its bigger brother, the Vive Pro, are arguably the best place to experience high-end VR gaming today. So, without further ado, here are UploadVR’s 25 best HTC Vive games.

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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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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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Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets

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And while those other less immersive accessories today cost over $500, most of the time requiring a new, expensive device, we’re announcing today that these Creators Update accessories will start at just $299.” Microsoft htc microsoft oculus

Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. The post Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Vive Cosmos, maybe the most versatile PC VR headset, launches at $699

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HTC Vive Cosmos (Image by HTC). The Vive Cosmos is the latest PC VR headset announced by HTC at CES 2019. HTC has been able to create some hype towards th is device, that has appeared intriguing since the beginning. Vive Reality System environment (Image by HTC).

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HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video

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HTC brings flat 360-degree video to life with 6DOF functionality. As captivating as conventional 360-degree video can be, it pales in comparison to the level of immersion offered by volumetric content featuring 3D depth and 6DOF capabilities.

HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand.