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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8 Inventive Examples Of Immersive Technology In Education

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Moreover, immersive technology can improve students’ learning experience while teaching them to embrace technology. As you can tell, VR technology can apply to a wide range of education.

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VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child

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South Korean documentary ‘I Met You’ shows how VR technology is bringing the dead back to life. We’ve seen VR technology used in a variety of incredible ways, but nothing quite as extraordinary as bringing the dead back to life.

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 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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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Image by HTC). HTC is teasing the launch of a new hardware. With a tweet, HTC has just teased the upcoming launch of a new device. More info (HTC is going to launch a new hardware) More info (Second tweet from HTC) More info (Third tweet from HTC).

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. Facebook is working on next-gen technologies for XR.

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Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process

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The rapid development of technology could not but affect the educational process. Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. How to Use VR Technology in Education? Sponsored content.

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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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. Referred to by the company as an “entry-level” headset, Vive Cosmos Play is designed for those completely new to VR technology. Image Credit: HTC.

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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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Comparing Oculus Touch & HTC Vive Technology and Ecosystems

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I wanted to take a moment to dig into some of the more subtle technical nuances when comparing the Oculus Rift & Touch with the HTC Vive, but also some of the larger VR ecosystem considerations to take into account. So today’s episode of the Voices of VR podcast is an op-ed analysis comparing the Touch controller and room-scale tracking technologies, as well as the overall content and developer ecosystems.

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

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Technology can augment the world around us, it can enhance the human experience, our capabilities, and also extend our reality to digital and virtual worlds. As people flock online during quarantine we now find ourselves experimenting with new platforms, pushing immersive technologies to the limits, and collaborating in new ways; from eye-tracking technology and facial tracking to biometrics and brain-control interfaces. Just how far away is full-dive VR?

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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GDC 2019: HTC Announces Lip-Tracking Dev Kit For Vive Pro

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This week HTC Vive America’s Vice President of Product and Operations–Vinay Narayan–revealed plans for a developer kit that adds lip-tracking capabilities to the HTC Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye. Image Credit: HTC. As of right now, HTC has no intention of releasing a commercial version of the module, focusing instead on enterprise purposes, such as training, market research, and simulations.

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HTC announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play.

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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. “At Vive, the announcement of Vive Focus Plus furthers our commitment to rapidly iterate and refine the VR market for both businesses and consumers,” said Daniel O’Brien, General Manager Americas, HTC Vive. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC CEO Cher Wang Steps Down As Vive Cosmos Approaches

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Cher Wang, CEO of HTC Corporation, is stepping down as head of the company. Wang, who remains Chairwoman of the HTC board, will be replaced by Yves Maitre from French telecom company, Orange. In a press release , the company said its former CEO will now focus on “future technologies” including its Vive Reality initiative. That was roughly a year before it launched the HTC Vive VR headset with Valve.

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HTC Unveils Three New Vive Cosmos Headsets: Elite, Play, and XR

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HTC today introduced three new variants of its Vive Cosmos VR headset. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC. Cosmos Play is HTC’s entry-level VR offering which has four cameras for inside-out tracking, and the same controllers as the original Cosmos.

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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. Image Credit: HTC / European Union Intellectual Property Office. The post HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-Orders Begin Sept. 12

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HTC revealed its Vive Cosmos VR headset will be available for pre-order beginning Sept. HTC is giving selected media previews of the hardware this week. Cosmos is a major departure from HTC’s original 2016 room-scale system co-developed in partnership with Valve. The new system features HTC’s own brand of inside-out tracking technology. Earlier this year HTC’s original partner, Valve, released the Index VR headset built toward the high end.

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HTC GM Predicts ‘Rise Of All-In-Two’ VR Devices In 2021

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But Vive maker HTC also predicts the rise of another category of device this year – the all-in-two. ” 2020 was a mostly quiet year for HTC but, last February, the company did tease a concept 6DOF headset that would indeed be powered by a phone. More HTC Predictions.

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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. During this years HTC Vive Ecosystem Conference, HTC unveiled a new service that injects 6DOF functionality into a conventional monoscopic 360-degree video, allowing users to move their heads in any direction up to one meter. The post HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video appeared first on VRScout. News 6DOF Lite Adobe Sidewinder HTC HTC Vive Ecosystem Conference Skarredghost

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.

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HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo

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Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019. Could it be a new form of hand-tracking technology designed as an upgrade to the conventional Vive controllers?

HTC Vive General Manager Graham Wheeler Discusses The State Of VR

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With 2021 well underway HTC general manager Graham Wheeler has reflected back upon the state of VR in 2020 and predicts important VR trends for 2021. He covers a variety of topics, including consumer and business VR, as well as the growing importance of emerging technologies such as 5G.

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Elders React to the HTC Vive with Joy, Fear, and Disbelief at How Far Technology Has Come

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Fine Brothers Entertainment took a group of older folks through three popular HTC Vive games and filmed the reactions to their first time in the VR system. The post Elders React to the HTC Vive with Joy, Fear, and Disbelief at How Far Technology Has Come appeared first on Road to VR. News Bits elders react htc vive elders react virtual reality elders react vr elders react vre htc vive

HTC Will Not Host A Press Conference At CES 2020

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HTC will be not be hosting a press conference at CES 2020. HTC appears to be a company in transition with recent departures like Rikard Steiber, who ran HTC’s Viveport VR software subscription service. Announcements CES htc top stories Vive Cosmos

HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

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On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system down from $799 to $599. Oculus’ Summer Sale discount is only a temporary price reduction, while HTC Vive’s $200 price drop is permanent. Image Credit: HTC Vive. The post HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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Standalone HTC Vive headsets appear to be all the rage lately based on several reveals made by HTC over the past couple of months. In an announcement made yesterday by HTC, the Taiwanese electronic company revealed a partnership with Lenovo to release a new untethered Vive headset extremely similar to the upcoming U.S. & This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China.

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Original HTC Vive ‘Coming Out Of The Market’ With Cosmos Launch

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Almost three and a half years after beating Facebook’s Oculus Rift to market with more features, HTC is retiring its original room-scale VR headset — the HTC Vive. The remarkable PC-powered system first shipped in April 2016 for $800 as the result of a partnership between Valve and HTC. In 2019, roughly 1/3 of VR headsets using Valve’s Steam are HTC Vives.

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OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

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OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform. Whether for gaming, education, or therapy, setting up higher-quality experiences makes the technology more effective for users. The Technology Behind Virtual Sensory Experiences.

HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Combined Resolution At 2880×1700

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HTC is confirming some specifications for its Vive Cosmos PC VR headset including an LCD display and a combined resolution of 2880×1700 (or 1440 x 1700 per eye). Following the reveal of a six camera configuration last week, HTC is confirming some more details of its forthcoming headset which is said to have “modular” capabilities and a flip up design. At CES in January, for instance, HTC hinted the headset might be able to be powered by a phone.

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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. HTC loves to announce new stuff at CES : during this exhibition it has already announced the Vive Tracker in 2017 and the Vive Pro in 2018, for instance. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC). image by HTC).

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New HTC CEO Vows Continued Focus on Vive and XR

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HTC has announced the appointment of Yves Maitre as its new CEO. Cher Wang, who took over as company CEO in March 2015, is stepping down to continue as Chairwoman of the HTC board. HTC says she will focus on future technologies that both align with the company’s portfolio and vision of Vive Reality. At Orange, Yves served as EVP of consumer equipment and partnerships, overseeing Orange’s connected technology strategy and business.

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