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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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.

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

Road to VR

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

UploadVR

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

Road to VR

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 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

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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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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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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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

TechCrunch VR

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.

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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Report: Apple Starts Preliminary Production on “semitransparent” AR Lenses

Road to VR

Together with Foxconn Technology, the Taiwan-based contract manufacturer behind many of Apple’s mobile devices, the company is said to have entered the trial production on the AR lens portion of the device.

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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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These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

Road to VR

Taiwan and Japan are especially lucky to have full stock of 64GB and 128GB versions of Quest, and Rift S. Taiwan. ×. ×. ×. With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock.

Ultra-wide FOV Headset StarVR One Now Available for Purchase

Road to VR

StarVR is now available in Japan and Taiwan through a handful of companies , including ELSA Japan Inc., in Taiwan.

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Viveport Infinity Now Only $27 For The Entire Year In ‘Play At Home’ Sale

UploadVR

Canada, France, UK, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Germany, Spain, Russia, and South Korea. Starting today until Sunday, April 19th, all new and renewing subscribers can get 75% off an annual Viveport Infinity subscription. This brings the price down to just $2.25/month, or $27/year.

HTC Announces Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Road to VR

The news was first reported by Taiwan’s English language China News Agency , stating that HTC was set to “strategically adjust” its staff and continue optimizing its organizational structure to reduce operational costs.

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AMD’s Newest VR Ready GPU is Just $199

UploadVR

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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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.

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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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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.

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Watch Vive and HoloLens Collide as Windows Holographic Heads to VR

UploadVR

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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Viral Artist KAWS Unleashes Army Of AR Sculptures Across NYC, Tokyo, Tanzania

VRScout

The celebrated American artist and designer expands his “Companion” project with a series of floating AR artwork.

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

UploadVR

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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Charles Chiang, President and CEO of MSI, Passes Away at 56

Anand Tech

It is on a sad note that we are learning that MSI’s President and CEO, Charles Chiang, has passed away.

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.

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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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 Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs

UploadVR

The scale of layoffs, which were initially reported by Focus Taiwan, has not been confirmed at this point in time. HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason.

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Community Download: What Does The Future Hold For HTC In VR?

UploadVR

Now that CES is in the books, it leads us to wonder what’s next for the Taiwan-based tech company.

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Researchers Say Head-mounted Haptics Can Combat Smooth Locomotion Discomfort in VR

Road to VR

Researchers from the National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, and Texas A&M University say that haptic feedback delivered to the head right from a VR headset can significantly reduce discomfort related to smooth locomotion in VR.

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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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HTC is making its first VR game for its Vive headset

VR Game Critic

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.