HTC Opens VIVELAND VR Theme Park in Taiwan

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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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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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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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Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

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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.

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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.

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Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan

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Oculus recently announced the’ll be expanding their educational pilot program by donating Oculus Rift and Oculus Go headsets to a number of educational institutions across Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle.

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

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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.

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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HTC ends year on sour fiscal note

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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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CyberLink Enters VR with the New PowerDVD 17

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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

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

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

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Could Be Heading to China Soon

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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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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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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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Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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

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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.

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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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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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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HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

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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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HTC bringing VR arcades to a mall near you

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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.

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

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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.

Acer Collaborates With Starbreeze To Develop StarVR

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In a recent development, a Taiwan-based hardware manufacturing company Acer has collaborated with Starbreeze- a Swedish game studio in order to develop “ StarVR ” which is nothing but a high-quality virtual reality headset.

The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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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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‘Odin’ Is A 4K SteamVR Headset From Russia, Launching ‘Summer 2019’

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The USA, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China have dominated the VR hardware space so far. Russian startup DEUS will be showing off their new SteamVR compatible headset called ‘Odin’ at CES2019. The company intends to release an ‘Odin Pre’ version of headset in February. This ‘Pre’ model is aimed at businesses and developers, and will ship with a 3DoF controller for an estimated price of $1100.

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

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” 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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StarVR Claims Its Headset Will Be First To Support VirtualLink USB-C Standard

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We’ve been reaching out to representatives from StarVR to get clarity about the status of the headset and the overall organization after filings showed minority investor Starbreeze replaced its CEO during a delisting procces in Taiwan just six months after listing shares publicly. A StarVR representative told UploadVR its $3200 ultra wide field of view VR headset supports the new VirtualLink VR cable standard. VirtualLink was first announced back in July.

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iStaging raises $5M to bring VR & AR to furniture-makers and.

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Founded out of Taiwan, iStaging caters specifically to the furniture and real estate industries, offering platform-specific apps for mobile devices and VR headsets to help end users visualize and experience an environment without physically being there.

Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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Alongside the price drop, Oculus is now shipping their business bundle to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan, in addition to 17 prior regions.

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StarVR Corporation Prepares to Go Public on Taiwanese Stock Exchange

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StarVR Corporation, the Acer and Starbreeze joint venture behind the wide-FOV StarVR headset, announced that it has completed its application to go public on the Taiwan Exchange.

INT Announces 2228ppi High Pixel Density AMOLED for VR Headsets

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Now, we learn INT, a Taiwan-based display design firm, is developing a 2228 ppi AMOLED specifically designed for VR headsets.

Acer Ups the Ante on Virtual Reality

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Half-way around the world in Taiwan, Acer announced on Monday that it has pledged to invest $10 million in the IMAX VR. The post Acer Ups the Ante on Virtual Reality appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology Acer

Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Back in Stock on Monday, Vive Pre Adapter Kit Available With Promo Code

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The strap is still available for purchase in Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

HTC is making its first VR game for its Vive headset

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HTC will show off Front Defense, its first internally developed VR game, at the upcoming Computex trade show in Taiwan next week. This new game will put players on a battlefield to fight off waves of enemies with a variety of weapons.

After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, HTC CEO Cher Wang took the stage to outline the company’s big picture approach to the future.

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Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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HTC to Sell Shanghai Phone Factory for $91 Million, Invest Proceeds in VR Business

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According to Android Authority , HTC sold another factory in 2015 for $183 million, though it continues to own and operate three key factories in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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HTC Stock Trading Halted, Speculation Builds Of Google Sale

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The Silicon Valley tech giant partnered with the Taiwan-based company for leading devices with both its cell phone business (like Daydream’s Pixel) and its upcoming wave of standalone VR headsets. For more than a year reports have surfaced that HTC might be looking for a buyer for either some or all of its business. Today, the company halted the sale of its stock which could mean the moment is at hand. Rumors have also suggested Google might be the most likely buyer.

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Nvidia CEO: Next GeForce Cards Won’t Be Revealed For A ‘Long Time’

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At the Computex event in Taiwan this week, Nvidia boss Jensen Huang was asked about when we’d see the next generation of GeForce GPUs. Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards are some of the most popular choices for powering consumer PCs today and thus, by extension, consumer VR too. But the next iteration of those cards isn’t going to be ready for some time, according to the company’s CEO.

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Major European ‘VR Days’ Conference Kicks Off In Amsterdam

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The United States, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan have been hogging most of the spotlight, but The United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands are becoming more attention-worthy by the day.

VR: The Revival of the Arcade

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Viveport Arcade is launching first in China and Taiwan. It’s Friday night and you have to choose what to do with your evening. Pretty soon, going to a VR Arcade will be right up there with bowling and movies.

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Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M.

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Founded out of Taiwan, iStaging caters specifically to the furniture and real estate industries, offering platform-specific apps for mobile devices and VR headsets to help end users visualize and experience an environment without physically being there.

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