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.

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.

‘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 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.

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.

‘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.

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 Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

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HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR. 360Stories uses immersive 360º footage to transport you to the most amazing destinations on Earth.

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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.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

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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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.

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 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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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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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too. Image courtesy HTC.

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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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Former Head Of HTC Vive Studios Joel Breton Joins Sixense

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Joel Breton has been known as the head of HTC’s Vive Studios content division, but is leaving the company to join Sixense as the President of the newly founded Sixense Studios and Executive Vice President of product and development.

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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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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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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.

HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. Vive Focus, HTC’s standalone VR headset, had a full blown launch in China at the beginning of 2018, and was released as a development kit in the West in May.

How Blue Entropy Is Creating Fully Immersive Roomscale VR Games

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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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He’s ready to answer with his HTC super powers. And I still remember that you have done boxing, so I agree with you in any case… HTC Vive Pro first impressions. HTC Vive 1.0 vs HTC Vive Pro. Oculus Rift CV1 vs HTC Vive Pro.

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HTC Vive Brings NASA-Inspired VR Artwork To Art Basel Hong Kong

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HTC Vive is the virtual reality partner of the fair, and the general public can experience the immersive artwork to find out more about technology’s role in contemporary art practices today. News Art Basel Hong Kong HTC Vive NASA To the Moon VR Art

Report: HTC to Unveil Standalone VR Headset at Vive Developer Conference in November

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HTC could be showing off its standalone VR headset at the company’s November 14th Vive Developer Conference (VDC) in Beijing. To wit, HTC says it will have ‘some important announcements’ to make. image courtesy HTC.

Advancing Immersive Computing with Intel’s Virtual Reality Center for Excellence

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Intel is investing in the future of immersive computing through their Virtual Reality Center for Excellence. The post Advancing Immersive Computing with Intel’s Virtual Reality Center for Excellence appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Wake Up’ is a Surreal, Immersive Vive Puzzler with Killer Sound Design

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But, instead of an experience built around a mostly linear narrative, Wake Up ‘s focus errs more towards interactive gameplay than Innerspace VR’s virtual reality ballet, at the same time it attempts to build an immersive, evocative world and does so largely through the use of sound.

HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

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With much surprise for us all, HTC has just announced the Vive Focus Plus , its first full 6 DOF standalone headset! The Vive Focus Plus, in all its majesty (Image by HTC). Internal view of the Vive Focus Plus (Image by HTC).

The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

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Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget.

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‘Envelop’ Launches Open Beta of Immersive Windows Desktop Platform for Vive and Rift

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million Series A investment at the beginning of 2016, followed by a closed beta at the beginning of July, Envelop has now launched as an open beta for anyone to use their HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to turn their Windows computer into a VR desktop environment.

Ragnarok VR is an Immersive Remake of the Biggest MMO You’ve Never Heard Of

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This is Ragnarok VR , a virtual reality remake of an early and hugely popular Korean MMO, which takes the original’s 3D assets and recreates the fantasy world in immersive 3D for a dose of immersive nostalgia, for those that have heard of it.

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).

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

Hubs by Mozilla: Immersive Communication on Any Device

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Hubs works on any device from head-mounted displays like HTC Vive to 2D devices like laptops and mobile phones. We provided them with head-mounted displays (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Go) to use as well.