The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

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Image by HTC). HTC launches Vive Flow headset for relaxation, priced at $499. After endless teasings and leaks, in the end, HTC has finally unveiled its headset: called Vive Flow, it is a lightweight device for media consumption. Donate to help her in this noble cause Learn more.

Review: Time Machine VR

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Time Machine VR Details: Developer: Minority Media. Available On: Steam (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift). Reviewed On: Steam (HTC Vive). This would not exactly be my first instinct but it’s the premise for Time Machine VR , now available as a full launch on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam following an Early-Access period which started back in August, 2015. I felt fairly immersed while traveling back in time in Time Machine VR.


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‘Grav|Lab’ Lets you Build Incredible Machines with Oculus Touch and HTC Vive

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One of the HTC Vive’s most effective showcases early on was the wonderful room-scale application of the classic flash game Fantastic Contraption. You may well have seen standard 2D titles like this before, the Incredible Machine series for example. Grav|Lab is still in development for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift & Touch and will be available this year via Steam’s Early Access program.

5 Things We Learned About HTC’s Plans For VR


The HTC Vive is a mysterious beast. Perhaps that’s all to come but, in the meantime, we wanted to understand more about HTC’s approach to the future of VR, so we asked them. He teased us that HTC is working with more than 30 teams on Vive content, and that we should see a big title release for the kit in the next six months. Vive X and VRVCA Aren’t The Only Ways HTC Is Funding Companies And Content. HTC is doing a lot of work to help VR startups.

Zen VR Puzzler Symphony of the Machine Available Now on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive

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Symphony of the Machine , a VR puzzle game where players revitalize a post-apocalyptic world by influencing the weather with a mysterious tower, is now available for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive in North America. Set in a desolate landscape ravaged by an unknown catastrophe, Symphony of the Machine is centered around the scattered remnants of a lost civilization and an enigmatic tower.

Kid Friendly VR Games For HTC VIVE


But we know kids learn quickly and room-scale VR can be pretty darn intuitive. 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 entire thing feels like a shooting gallery at Disneyland with sounds of a slot machine casino. Step into the ancient tomb of King Tutankhamun and not only learn about some of the rich history surrounding his legacy, but also uncover his treasures.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite. Learn more.

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Hands-On: Symphony of the Machine is a VR Puzzle Game About Changing the Weather


And now Symphony of the Machine , an upcoming VR puzzle game by Stirfire Studios , wants you to bounce light off of mirrors to trigger a weather changing device. Symphony of the Machine was first created during the Global Game Jam last year with restrictions such as no violence, one-handed play, and the game’s story being communicated through its gameplay only. That’s how I learned my first game mechanic.

Terrifying VR Living Room Shows How Smart Devices Are Manipulating Us


This is where we first learned of the underground robot invasion that’s secretly been underway for years. For more information on Persuasion Machines, visit here. News HTC Vive Pro Persuasion Machines Sundance 2020 Sundance Film Festival

HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator

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HTC today announced its third batch of AR/VR startups backed by the company’s Vive X accelerator program. ” Started last year, Vive X is a $100 million fund for AR/VR companies that, according to HTC, provides “unparalleled access to expertise, resources, planning and an extensive network throughout the AR/VR industry.” By bringing creativity into product design, Lenqiy wants to make learning an enjoyable journey of exploration for teenagers.

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HTC Releasing ‘Standalone’ Google Daydream VR Headset ‘Later This Year’


” This is the tagline accompanying the shadowy image of a brand new virtual reality headset that was unveiled today from the manufacturers of the popular Vive VR system: HTC. One of these partners is HTC. Worldsense combines a lot of Google’s machine learning, computer vision and SLAM research into a new form of tracking that uses finely tuned reference points to determine your position in 3D space. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) May 17, 2017. “No Phone.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/16/16


Things get serious in this week’s roundup for HTC Vive, featuring Serious Sam VR , the virtual release of The Golf Club with over 130,000 courses, and much more. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options. Boxing is a natural fit for the HTC Vive’s controllers and you get a good workout while playing. Recommendation: Grab it and learn something new.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/30/16


Though Halloween has passed, the horror games continue to come and will likely continue for a long while on the HTC Vive. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options. Recommendation: Though it’s easy to write off branded content like this, it actually makes solid use of HTC Vive gear. May learn something new. gaming VR Diner Duo htc vive new release Round Up steam

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HTC Announces Vive Tracker to Power Next Generation VR Accessories


HTC announced a brand new component for its Vive family of virtual reality products. A price will be announced, “as we move closer to the shipping date,” according to HTC’s general manager for Vive, Daniel O’Brien. ” Read More: HTC Announces Deluxe Deluxe Vive Headstrap with Audio Similar To Rift’s. Tagged with: Accessories , CES 2017 , Hardware , htc , tracker , Vive.

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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. I wanted to ask him about HTC’s research on the use of its virtual reality devices, so I made him some questions in this sense. Who are you and what do you do in HTC? I’m Qiyong Chen, leader of HTC China Immersive Lab.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Preview: An Out Of This World Arcade Experience


THE MACHINES. For my preview I only had access to two pinball machines; one based on the very popular Mandalorian series on Disney Plus, and another on Gareth Edward’s stand-alone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Review: Live, Learn, Repeat In 2019’s Most Surprising VR Game


Every day there’s an opportunity to learn something new about a character or do something that might help them. Your broken machine threatens to send him off the deep end, but you can eventually learn how to fix it and save the day. Once you’ve learned how to make breakfast, you can simply order it to your house instead, for example, and many actions cause a ripple effect that ensures you won’t have to repeat the same tasks over and over.

Emerging Technologies Achievable Through The Cloud: 4 Practical Examples


BigQuery’s Machine Learning and Business Intelligence Engine analysis of various data models are quite powerful. It is also quick and easy to request more compute if needed for deep learning and complex ML training by requesting GPUs or using a managed service like Kubeflow.

HTC’s First Vive Game ‘Front Defense’ is a WWII Gallery Shooter

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Computex 2016 is under way and HTC are out on the show floor in full force with a collection of titles showing off their Vive VR system. One of the titles developed by the company, playable for the first time, is a new title developed closely with HTC, a WWII gallery shooter called Front Defense. In terms of VR though, we’ve been looking forward to learning more about HTC’s development efforts in the space, specifically for their Vive VR headset.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 05/28/17


This week’s collection of new releases for the HTC Vive is quite dense and includes a solid handful of titles for you to consider adding to your library. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options. New HTC Vive Releases on Steam. You’ll learn the key aspects of a kitchen and make the perfect pancakes. New HTC Vive Releases on Viveport.

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Vive X: Here Are The 33 VR Startups HTC Vive Just Funded


HTC’s Vive X accelerator program is welcoming more than 30 new VR and AR startups to the fold with investments in North America and Asia. This second batch represents the latest group backed by HTC’s growing VR arm, which is investing in a broad range of teams working on hardware, content and services that could be important to the future of mixed reality. Tagged with: htc vive , Vive X. Investments VR Industry News htc vive Vive X

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HTC Vive X Accelerator Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups


The result of innovations in neuroscience and machine learning, Neurable interprets electroencephalography (EEG) signals for real-time interaction input. Super Node is a visual intelligence company with full-stack solutions that enables machines to learn its surrounding environments. By bringing creativity into product design, Lenqiy wants to make learning an enjoyable journey of exploration for teenagers.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Preview: An Out Of This World Arcade Experience


THE MACHINES. For my review I only had access to two pinball machines; one based on the very popular Mandalorian series on Disney Plus, and another on Gareth Edward’s stand-alone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Journey for Elysium Seeks Oculus Rift & HTC Vive Beta Testers

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Today, the team has announced it’s looking for Oculus Rift/Rift S and HTC Vive beta testers as development enters the final stages. All you will have to do is to play it on your machine and fill in a second form we will send you with your code to collect your feedback. This boat is the main connection between the areas, so you have to learn how to row yourself across the Styx river, solving an assortment of challenges on route.

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Brain-controlled video game to hit VR arcades this year


This brain-computer interface (BCI) is made possible by the attachment of an HTC Vive VR headset to a brain-scanning headband equipped with electrodes that pick up neural activity by recording electroencephalography (EEG) signals. When the gamer focuses his gaze on an object in the game, Neurable’s machine learning software recognizes the resulting changes in the EEG signal and turns this into a game command, selecting that object for use.

VR Flight Simulator for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Aerofly FS 2


Aerofly FS 2 aims to make Flights Sims fun again for those with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. However, the learning curve for that is even greater. Barf Factor: 10/10 Cost: FREE Performance: 10/10 Overall: 10/10 (Very comfortable) Test Machine Specifications *10 is no barf, 0 instant barfI grew up playing flight sims. From the earliest Microsoft Flight Simulation games on my 80386 CPU, I just loved being able to fly anywhere and everywhere.

HTC Invests in 33 More AR/VR Startups Through Vive X Accelerator

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HTC’s Vive X accelerator is a $100 million fund for AR/VR companies that the company announced last year. Today HTC is revealing the second batch of companies that will receive investments and mentorship from the program. After investing in 33 startups in the first batch of Vive X investments , HTC has selected 33 more companies to join the program, after some 700 applications. Each accepted company gets an undisclosed investment and hands-on mentorship from HTC.

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Family Gaming: VR Experiences Transforming Together Time Under Lockdown


For many parents and guardians this means learning to work from home while simultaneously keeping their families safe, happy, and healthy under quarantine. 12 immersive ways to keep your family entertained and fit while at home.

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How Beat Saber Won The Battle For Mainstream Consumers


With the VR industry crying out for ways to make it ‘make it mainstream’, can we learn a thing or two from Beat Saber … a game that won over VR trendsetters and traditional gamers alike? . Finally comes their newest addition – dedicated arcade machines. These new machines allow players to seamlessly pay and jump straight into the experience without any setup assistance. News Beat Saber Beat Saber Arcade Games HTC Vive Hyperbolic Magnetism Music

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 03/05/17


There may not be any major new AAA releases for the HTC Vive this week, but if it’s the only VR headset you’ve got then there are plenty of good things worth picking up. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options. New HTC Vive Releases on Steam. New HTC Vive Releases on Viveport. Tagged with: htc vive , steam , Viveport. Experiences htc vive steam Viveport

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HaptX Gloves Will Help Transform VR Training and Design


When combined with a VR headset, HaptX Gloves hope to revolutionize human-machine interaction, enabling users to feel countless virtual objects with unprecedented realism. We are particularly interested in how HaptX’s precise motion tracking and realistic touch can help enhance the effectiveness of immersive learning solutions for our clients.”. News Automotive Education Haptic HaptX HTC Vive Mixed Reality TrainingReach out and touch a rain cloud.

From Brain-Computer Interfaces To Digital Humans: How These Technologies Are Bringing Us Closer To The Metaverse


But just how far are we from becoming one with the metaverse and what can we learn about ourselves through sensory technologies? Brain-computer interface systems like Neurable’s VR game Awakening uses an electrode-laden headband, connected to an HTC Vive HMD, to track brain activity. News AI AR Contact Lenses AR Headset AR Lenses Augmented Reality Brain-controlled interface ctrl-lab Digital Humans Eye Tracking Haptics HTC Vive Oculus Quest Oculus Rift S synthesthesia Virtual Being

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future


Machine Learning Breakthrough. Last year at Facebook’s annual F8 conference the company finaly showed off high quality gloveless, markerless finger tracking: An Oculus representative explained on stage that this “breakthrough” was made possible by Facebook’s heavy investment in machine learning (“AI”) research. Oculus Rift S facebook finger tracking hand tracking HTC Vive Cosmos john carmack leap motion oculus oculus rift s valve

What To Download With A Viveport Subscription


HTC today launched its Viveport Subscription service, allowing players to choose five of a select range of VR apps every month. Whether you like to play, explore, learn or something else entirely, these apps should give you just a taste of the power of VR. VR isn’t as quite as good as a time machine but we’re pretty sure it’s as close as we’re ever going to get. It might be Vive’s birthday, but owners of the headset are getting the presents.

Add Real Wind To Any VR System Automatically


Whether you’re falling, flying, accelerating, ZephVR uses machine learning to instantly trigger real wind synchronized to the events happening in VR. The process is entirely automatic, which means once the device is installed it will take care of everything needed to work properly with any game or experience running on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. News Accessories HTC Vive Kickstarter Oculus Rift PSVR ZephVR

See Every Vive Demo in Action at Bandai Namco’s VR ZONE

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Promising branded VR content playing on HTC Vive, the now publicly open arcade features some big names like Nintendo’s Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, Dragon Ball VR, and Gundam VR— most of which uses special motion platforms and other ‘4D’ sense-fooling gadgetry to beguile would-be VR first-timers. Train with Goku himself and learn to generate your own Kamehameha! Board a specialized sensory machine and pilot your EVA in a VR world of massive scale.

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018


According to Neurable, their upgraded headband for the HTC Vive combined with their advanced machine learning platform now means that players need only think to interact with their virtual environment. News Awakening eStudioFeature HTC Vive IEEE Spectrum Mind-Control VR Neurable SIGGRAPHAwakening uses Neurable technology to let you control the experience with just your mind. Mind-control technology is nothing new.