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.

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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.

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.

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. That was roughly a year before it launched the HTC Vive VR headset with Valve.

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Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. USB should have OTG enabled; Battery : 3 hours nominal duration; Vive Focus Plus and controllers (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. Across the world, HTC is recognized for its firsts across the mobile and XR space.

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WiGig Chip Company Peraso Technologies Closes $42M Financing Round

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Peraso Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company creating mmWave technology and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) chipsets, announced that it has raised an additional $42 million in its Series D financing round. Image courtesy Peraso Technologies.

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. In 2019, roughly 1/3 of VR headsets using Valve’s Steam are HTC Vives.

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Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Linear actuators tend to offer more haptic ‘detail’ and responsiveness, as can be found in Apple’s ‘Taptic Engine’, the HTC Vive controllers, an the Oculus Touch controllers.

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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.

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Strangely, though, there’s a glaring omission from the team: Valve Corporation, which partnered with HTC to power the Vive headset.

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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Lumus Raises $45 Million To Enhance Augmented Reality Technology

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Lumus, a company founded in 2000, is one of many focused on bridging the gap between the digital and real world through these types of experiences and they’ve acquired a massive amount that will help them advance their projects and technology.

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

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The hype around the technology has a checkered past, but the debut trailer for They Came From Space impresses all the same. ’ The rumored showcase for this tech was to be Crackdown 3, driven by Cloudgine’s physics technology. Gaming HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News

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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Technology Transfer

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I found out today that HTC now ships a tool to measure users’ inter-pupillary distances with new Vive VR headsets. I was a little less proud when I looked at my own article again just now, and realized that my diagrams were absolutely hideous compared to those in HTC’s booklet.

SteamVR Tracking Could Be 2017’s Most Important VR Technology

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Not many realize, however, just how dramatically Valve’s SteamVR Tracking technology could impact the industry over the next few months. Demos shown by HTC at CES include tracking a wrist and glove combo for hand tracking, as well as a fire hose and gun.

HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch

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During HTC’s pre-CES event where the new flagship Vive Pro headset was revealed, the company also announced an official Wireless Adaptor for Vive. As mentioned during our liveblog , the Vive Wireless Adaptor uses Intel’s WiGig technology and is “optimised for low latency.”

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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. with HTC Sense.

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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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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.

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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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HTC Vive Cosmos slated for Q3 2019, it will feature some surprises

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I will tell more in a future summary article about my experience there, but for now, just let me tell you that among the fantastic people that I met, there have been the guys and the girls at HTC’s headquarters in Taipei. Me under the Vive logo in the big hall of HTC headquarters in Taipei.

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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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DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video

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Different methods involve different VR technology and are useful for different kinds of projects. Glassbox has just announced their newest VR technology, the DragonFly plugin. They are responsible for some of the fantastic and other-wordly visuals that we associate with VR technology.

Valve Head Affirms Work on First-party VR Games and Interest in Future Technology

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During a Q&A on Reddit, Valve head Gabe Newell affirmed that the company is continuing development its own first-party VR content, as well as exploring interests in new technologies which could play a part in Valve’s future.

HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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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. HTC News htc vive htc vive x vive x

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Tracking Your Hands Using Flex Sensor Technology with Manus VR

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At GDC, Manus VR strapped an HTC Vive controller to the back of my wrist, and it gave a lot more consistent tracking of the location of my hands as a result; I didn’t have to worry about keeping my hands within my field of view like I do with optically tracked solutions like Leap Motion.

HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR

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HTC might have given a first look at their new Vive Cosmos headset today, but they weren’t ready to offer many details. While the Vive originated from a deep partnership between Valve and HTC, in recent years HTC has made moves to be less reliant on Valve’s SteamVR ecosystem.

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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.

MWC 2019: HTC CEO Cher Wang To Talk ‘Realizing Vive Reality’ At Keynote

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HTC will take the stage at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, putting its Vive Reality initiative in focus. HTC told us that the overall theme of her talk will concern “realizing Vive Reality” That’s a loaded topic for HTC.

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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. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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Tobii Expands Eye-Tracking Technology to Virtual.

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Tobii Expands Eye-Tracking Technology to Virtual Reality There’s a saying, “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” To date, Tobii’s technology has been used in certain games, such as Deux Ex: Machina Divided, to allow you to control the camera position with your eyes and set up your aim.

HTC Says New ‘5G Hub’ Will Stream VR ‘Directly to Vive Headsets’, One Day… Probably

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HTC today introduced its ‘5G Hub’ product, a 5G mobile hotspot mashed up with a media streaming device and a digital assistant. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC. 5G VR HTC MWC 2019 News VR Streaming htc 5g hub htc 5g hub vr cloud streaming

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