See you in Taiwan!

The Ghost Howls

I’m super happy to announce you that next week I am going to travel to Asia again, this time to go to Taiwan :O. I already know a bit the AR and VR ecosystem that there is in Mainland China , and I think that it will be fantastic to see how it works in the isle of Taiwan.

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HTC Opens VIVELAND VR Theme Park in Taiwan

VRScout

One week after opening their first Vive branded VR cafe in Shenzhen China, HTC has now unveiled a VR theme park in Taiwan, touting over 20 different VR experiences. Ticket prices for Vive experiences are shown below in New Taiwan Dollars: Closed Booth: NT$400 ($12) per 30-minute session.

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Viveland Is HTC’s Huge New VR Arcade for Taiwan

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Or at least it is in Taiwan. HTC provided New Taiwan Dollar ticket costs, which we’ve listed below along with what they work out to in USD. htc VR Industry News htc vive Taiwan Viveland

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Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division

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HTC is reportedly laying off 1,500 employees in its Taiwan manufacturing division, something Bloomberg’s Taipei bureau chief Samson Ellis reports to be around 22% of HTC employees.

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Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan

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The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives. In Taiwan, for example, Oculus is donating Rift and Go headsets to the Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association (TiEA), who will then send them out to libraries and museums across the country.

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

VRScout

Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. The post Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle appeared first on VRScout.

Sony Is Selling Standalone PSVR Aim Controllers… In Taiwan

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We’re eager for a standalone edition to go on sale but it looks like it already has… at least in Taiwan. Members of r/PSVR have uncovered a standalone version of the device that’s already hitting stores in Taiwan. Right now the only way to get hold of Sony’s Aim Controller for PlayStation VR (PSVR) is to buy it as part of a bundle with VR first-person shooter (FPS), Farpoint.

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My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 3: Vive Pro Eye hands on, meeting with iStaging, Lyra VR and Women in XR!

The Ghost Howls

In this third and last article about my trip to Taiwan (here you are the links to my first and second one , if you missed them), I want to tell you about some other amazing XR stuff that I did there. iStaging is one of the companies that I loved the most in Taiwan.

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My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 2: HADO AR Kart, Viveland, and VR Cinema hands-on

The Ghost Howls

Part two of my resumée of my trip to Taiwan. augmented reality reviews virtual reality AR China cinema hado review taiwan viveland vrYesterday I told you about some cool companies like Brogent and some interesting hardware like zSpace.

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Sony Is Selling Standalone PSVR Aim Controllers In Taiwan via @UploadVR [link]

AllThingsVR

Sony Is Selling Standalone PSVR Aim Controllers In Taiwan via @UploadVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 31, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

SIGGRAPH 2017: Feel A Hot Desert Or Freezing Mountain In This Doctor Strange-Inspired VR Project

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Researchers from National Taiwan University and Tamkang University are presenting a project at SIGGRAPH this week that shows potential for VR arcades as it recreates realistic weather effects that could enhance immersion. Tagged with: Doctor Strange , Taiwan Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Oculus Research Devises High-accuracy Low-cost Stylus for Writing & Drawing in VR

Road to VR

Lead by National Taiwan University PhD student Po-Chen Wu during his internship at Oculus Research, the work presents a low-cost tracking and input solution with many potential applications in virtual and augmented reality.

Man Teleports Into Miniature Vehicle in Stunning On-Stage Demo at GTC Taiwan

NVidia VR

The on-stage demonstration Wednesday was a rousing finale to Huang’s keynote at our GPU Technology Conference in Taiwan. The post Man Teleports Into Miniature Vehicle in Stunning On-Stage Demo at GTC Taiwan appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

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Taiwan’s high-speed rail, for instance, suffered heavy losses due to depreciation charges, interest burdens and lower-than-expected demand. Cyrus Radfar. Contributor. Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

The Ghost Howls

Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic trip to Taiwan together with my Chinese assistant Miss S. Are you ready for immersing into Taiwan? We all participants of the VR Visionaries tour in Taiwan (Image by Digiblock). Taiwan. To answer the first question: Taiwan is wonderful.

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HTC ends year on sour fiscal note

VRWorld

HTC News Oculus Smartphones Virtual Reality (VR) HTC Vive oculus revenue smartphones TaiwanSmartphone and VR headset manufacturer HTC ended the year with a steep decline in revenue, according to a news release issued by the company last week. The company announced unaudited consolidated revenue for December 2017 of $4.02 billion TWD (approximately $136 million USD), and total unaudited consolidated revenue from January to December 2017 of $62.12 billion TWD (approximately $2.1

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AMD’s Newest VR Ready GPU is Just $199

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During this week’s Computex event in Taipei, Taiwan the company revealed its latest graphics chip, the Radeon RX480. Making VR Ready PCs affordable is pivotal to the tech’s adoption, and AMD just made a big leap forward in this regard.

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CyberLink Enters VR with the New PowerDVD 17

VRWorld

CyberLink is one of first software companies coming out of Taiwan that succeeded in becoming a major international player. Audio/Video Breaking Entertainment News Software Programs Virtual Reality (VR) 360 video 3D 360 CyberLink HDR HDR Video HTC Vive Jau Huang Music Master oculus rift PowerDVD Taiwan TrueTheader HDR TrueTheater TV mode VR mode

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Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 People In Latest Cost-Cutting Effort

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According to a tweet from Bloomberg journalist Samson Ellis, HTC is cutting 1,500 people from its Taiwan workforce. July 2: @htc says it will cut its Taiwan workforce by 1,500 people (about 22% of total employees). HTC’s leadership is laying off around one fifth of its workforce in an attempt to put the company on a path to sustainability. That’s roughly 22 percent of employees. June 26: @htc says it will return to profitability this year.

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Watch Vive and HoloLens Collide as Windows Holographic Heads to VR

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During its Computex 2016 keynote in Taipei, Taiwan today, the company announced that it would be allowing other companies to work with Windows Holographic in order to bring the OS to other devices.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Could Be Heading to China Soon

Road to VR

The Mirage Solo is already currently available in the special economic and administrative zones of Hong Kong for HK $3,200 (~$400) and Taiwan for NT $15,000 (~$480).

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Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

Road to VR

GM of HTC smartphone Taiwan, is now GM of HTC Taiwan.

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Xiaomi may have laid off its Mi VR standalone team: what’s the future for Oculus Go?

The Ghost Howls

This doesn’t surprise me because in my multiple travels to Mainland China and Taiwan, I have rarely seen a Mi VR. In these days, I got a quite interesting rumor: Xiaomi may have abandoned its plans for the Mi VR standalone headset , the Chinese counterpart of the Oculus Go.

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MSI VR One backpack PC now available, packs with Core i7 and 90 min battery life

Slashgear

The machine is available right now in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and Taiwan. MSI has announced that its cool backpack PC for VR gaming has now hit the market for gamers to purchase.

HTC is Giving Away a Vive to Celebrate The International Dota 2 Championships

Road to VR

This giveaway is open to those in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. If you’ve yet to hop on the VR train, here’s a shot at scoring a free HTC Vive system and some swag from the 2017 International Dota 2 Championships.

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HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

Slashgear

HTC has launched a flagship arcade in Taiwan called Viveland, giving the public a destination to play high-end VR games at consumer-friendly rates. Many have lamented the loss of arcades, but that may change in the future.

Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

Road to VR

The deals are available in the US, Canada, UK/EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Black Friday is nearly upon us, and Oculus is cutting a few bucks off both Oculus Go and Oculus Rift to celebrate.

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Rumor: Apple Reportedly Partners With Valve to Develop AR Headset

Road to VR

Citing “industry sources,” DigiTimes reports that Taiwan’s ODMs Quanta Computer and Pegatron have been named as the assemblers behind Apple’s AR headset.

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VAR Live Launches Largest VR Theme Park In Malaysia

VRScout

VAR Live features several other locations throughout Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, China, and Pakistan, with plans for expansion throughout other cities in Malaysia, including Kota Kinabalu and Johor. The 14-room facility features vibrating floors, haptic peripherals, and artificial wind.

AUO to Showcase 1,688 PPI Display with HDR for VR Headsets

Road to VR

Taiwan-based display and electronics maker AUO plans to showcase a range of new displays this week, including a 2.9-inch 3.5K × 3.5K display with HDR capabilities for VR headsets.

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iOS 13 Code Suggests Apple is Testing Its AR Headset Internally

Road to VR

This follows an unsubstantiated report from DigiTimes Taiwan in July that claims Apple had shelved its work on an AR headset , something that supposedly led to the reorganization of the team and suspension of the project.

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One Direction’s Liam Payne Stars In Live VR Concert Tomorrow

VRScout

Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium; plans for launch in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan are on the horizon. MelodyVR enlists the former boy band member for their first live VR concert.

HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

Road to VR

According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC will halt trading of its stock as of September 21st, pending an unknown announcement from the company, reports Bloomberg.

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Rumor: Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Consumer AR Headset

Road to VR

A DigiTimes Taiwan report (via MacRumors ) now suggests that Apple has disbanded the team behind it, effectively putting its consumer AR device on hold.

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HTC Launch Viveport Arcade, Partnering with Leke VR to Open “1000s of Locations”

Road to VR

” The partnership is already in full flow with 1000 locations planned to be up and running across China and Taiwan before the close of 2016 and 1000s more scheduled to be brought online within 2017.

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

The Ghost Howls

As you may know if you follow me on social media, last week I spent my whole time in Taiwan , at first in Kaohsiung and then in Taipei. I have some exclusive news on the Vive Cosmos , one of the most awaited headsets of 2019, that I want to share with you.

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

Road to VR

Oculus says shoppers will be able to find the deal at retailers in USA, Canada, UK + EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Don’t blink, because you might miss the most important time of the year for holiday shopping.

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