HTC Vive Shows US Mayors How VR Can Help City Planning


HTC is eager to push VR beyond the realms of gaming and into industries as soon as possible. To that end, the company recently gathered 20 mayors from across the US to show them what its HTC Vive can do for city planning. During this year’s South by South West (SXSW) show HTC held an event in which Mayors from cities like Albuquerque, West Sacramento, and the festival’s own home of Austin. HTC Vive VR Industry News

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require a PC (albeit a heavy-duty one) to power your virtual exploring, the PSVR requires a PlayStation 4 console. As the current PS4 user base is over 40M, the console-powered VR rig is at a distinct advantage over the Vive and Rift, which have had to create install bases from nothing (with that being said, there have been 140K HTC Vive units sold since its release in April).


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NextVR Is Broadcasting NBA Games Live In Virtual Reality Every Tuesday


Although, Keens indicated that owners of other headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, should expect to hear more concerning apps for those systems “in the next couple of weeks.” ” The first NextVR broadcast will be the San Antonio Spurs at the Sacramento Kings. California-based VR content company NextVR has made live, immersive sports broadcasting one of its missions. Today, that crusade moves another step forward.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


In November 2016, Intel acquired virtual reality company Voke whose 360 replay technology has been widely used in the sports world (the company also counts the Sacramento Kings among their investors). HTC VIVE LEADS THE CHINESE MARKET. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

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


Series A, Drifter Entertainment (VR Game Studio) Raises $400K Seed Intel has acquired a startup called VOKE , which specialises in immersive sports video experiences, and counted both Intel and the Sacramento Kings among its investors. ObEN is a startup launching out of HTC’s new Vive X accelerator that is hoping to craft a more complete digital version of its users so that they can be drawn deeper into VR immersive experiences.

Helping Firefighters Douse Blazes Around the World, with RiVR’s Alex Harvey

XR for Business Podcast

If anyone knows Kirk McKenzie in Consumers Fire Department in the US over in Sacramento, he is working with GoPro on their next camera, to make sure it’s a little bit more sturdy.