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. After having been in Kaohsiung, I will head to Taipei to tour the most important city of Taiwan! If you will be in Taiwan in the same timeframe, let me know… maybe we will be able to meet!

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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. The VR theme park, being dubbed VIVELAND , spans over 3,500 square feet in a Taipei technology shopping center in the capital city of Taiwan. Ticket prices for Vive experiences are shown below in New Taiwan Dollars: Closed Booth: NT$400 ($12) per 30-minute session. News HTC HTC Vive Taiwan Theme Parks VR Arcades

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Taiwan Releases Military Invasion Survival Guide for Its Citizens

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It’s easy to see why countries like Taiwan have military invasion on the mind. Now, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense has released its first handy 28-page guidebook in case another country ( not saying who ) decides to invade the territory it has long-claimed as its own.

Taiwan's Presidential Website Down After Cyberattack as World Anticipates Pelosi's Visit

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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 VivelandStart saving up quarters and practicing your best lap times in Project CARS ; HTC is making a big push to bring back arcades with VR. Last weekend the company launched Viveland, a new arcade featuring its HTC Vive headset, in the country’s capital of Taipei.

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People in Taiwan Can Ride the Subway and Pay for Snacks With Poké Balls

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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. Oculus will provide headsets and training to three new pilot locations alongside a fresh helping of educational VR content.

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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. June 26: @htc says it will return to profitability this year July 2: @htc says it will cut its Taiwan workforce by 1,500 people (about 22% of total employees). The post Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division appeared first on Road to VR.

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#1131: Unpacking Taiwan’s Immersive Storytelling Innovations with Taiwan Creative Content Agency & Kaohsiung Film Festival

Voices of VR

Two of my favorite experiences at Venice Immersive this year were from Taiwan, All That Remains and The Man Who Couldn't Leave, which took the top jure prize this year. Red Tail was another animated piece from Taiwan that was selected for competition. Taiwan has consistently had a really strong showing of immersive stories at Venice Immersive over the past number of years, which is somewhat surprising given that the country only has 27 million residents.

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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‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

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News HairTouch HTC HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro National Taiwan University Virtual Cat VR Controller VR HapticsThis might be the strangest haptic feedback device we’ve seen yet.

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. The post Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan appeared first on Road to VR.

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TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries to Catch Up

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Just a day after Intel announced big plans to help the company regain its authority in chip production, Taiwan has now given the greenlight to TSMC to begin construction on the company’s most sophisticated chip plant yet.

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

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NEWVIEW Awards Announces Its 25 Finalists, Available Free In VR

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Back to Taiwan! Back to Taiwan! The grand prize winner will walk away with $20,000 USD. Over the course of four months (August 3rd to November 9th), applicants from nine different countries submitted a total of 145 works (59 in AR and 86 in VR) to the 2020 NEWVIEW Awards.

Apple Headset Mass Production Reportedly Begins In March

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#1124: Emotionally-Moving 360 Video on Taiwan’s White Terror “The Man Who Couldn’t Leave” Wins Top Prize at Venice Immersive 2022

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The Man Who Couldn’t Leave is a emotionally-evocative 360 video and powerfully-told story about political prisoners during Taiwan’s White Terror trying to communicate with their families. The Man Who Couldn’t Leave is a emotionally-evocative 360 video and powerfully-told story about political prisoners during Taiwan’s White Terror trying to communicate with their families.

The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

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Apple Is Reportedly Developing Micro OLED Displays for Its AR Glasses

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As rumors about Apple’s augmented reality efforts continue to heat up, a new report claims Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

This Controller Lets You Feel VR Objects Slip Between Your Fingers, and the Possibilities Are Endless

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Get Ready to Pay More for the iPhone 13

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Rare Sighting of Angel Shark Raises Hope for the Critically Endangered Species

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Apple Supplier Says Parts Shortages Are Easing, but the Finish Line Is Still Far Away

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The days of popular gadgets being perpetually out of stock and resold by scalpers at significant markups just got a step closer to meeting its unceremonious end. Read more.

Apple Might Be Making Its Own iPhone Modem to Ditch Qualcomm for Good

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Apple Supplier Expected to Start 2nm Chip Production in 2025, and That's Kind of a Big Deal

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When it comes to chip-making, smaller is better. Intel, Samsung, and TSMC fight an endless race to reduce the size of their chip nodes, increasing transistor density, which results in faster and more efficient processors.

You Can Pet a Virtual Cat and Feel Its Simulated Fur Using This Elaborate VR Controller

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Visiting a beloved pet on a video call just isn’t the same, so researchers at National Taiwan University developed a VR controller that allows the user to feel simulated fur while petting a virtual animal. virtual reality technology internet national taiwan university human interest fake fur computer peripherals simulation national chengchi universityFor some pet owners, being away from their furry companions for an extended period can be heartbreaking.

New Report States Apple Will Release Mixed Reality Headset in 2022 and AR Glasses by 2025

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Surprise! Apple's AR/VR Headset Will Work Just Like All the Other Ones

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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. Haptics Hardware Doctor Strange Taiwan

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

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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. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang just used VR to shrink one of our colleagues and teleport him into a miniature car, which he then drove around a miniature city.

Over 1 Million People Have Gotten Unauthorized Covid-19 Booster Shots: Report

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

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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. I have tried its software in my office before going to Taiwan and then also had a live demo of some of its features in iStaging’s beautiful office. I have asked them how it is being a wo m an in XR in Taiwan.

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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. Motion Capture News VR Input VR Research VR Tracking 3d-printed tracker dodecahedron dodecapen low cost tracking system lumitrack motion capture National Taiwan University oculus research optitrack passive stylus for VR Po-Chen Wu

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

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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. Today, I want to continue with other amazing stuff: do you know that I tried the Japanese LBVR game HADO , for instance? VAR Live.

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Hong Kong’s offline and virtual events platform EventX closes $18M Series B

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Its team of 100 is spread across Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The startup plans to spend its new proceeds on potential acquisitions, product development, recruitment and expansion in Asia, particularly Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

Official Matsu VR Temple Opens Inside The Metaverse

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Metaverse company XRSPACE is partnering with Meta and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) to launch a digital recreation of the famous Beigang Chaotian Temple in VR. XRSPACE is excited to partner with Meta, TAICCA, and Beigang Chaotian Temple to realize the Taiwan Cultural Metaverse.

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Taipei-based computer vision startup eYs3D gets $7M Series A

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Based in Taipei, Taiwan, eYs3D was spun out of Etron , a fabless IC and system-in-package (SiP) design firm, in 2016. Fundings & Exits Startups TC 3d sensor Asia chips Computer Vision eYs3D integrated circuits robotics taiwan Virtual reality