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Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

Google September 21, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.

Business Tech August 27, 2017

HTC Still Struggling, So It's Thinking To Sell Or Spin Off Its Vive Virtual Reality Division

HTC, which continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone industry, is reportedly planning to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business. There is also the possibility that HTC will sell the entire company.

Business Tech August 25, 2017

HTC Vive Is Now $200 Cheaper: Buy One And Get Three Free Games And A Viveport Subscription

HTC just countered Facebook’s Oculus Rift price cut with its own Vive discount. The HTC Vive now only costs $599, and it comes bundled with three VR titles and a Viveport trial.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2017

Google Blocks Makes 3D Modeling Accessible To Anyone With An Oculus Rift Or HTC Vive VR Headset

Google Block is the perfect VR app for aspiring 3D model artists. The best part is, it's free, but it requires either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset.

Google July 7, 2017

Want To Try Virtual Reality? Steam's Summer Sale Offers Discounts On HTC Vive

Virtual reality headsets aren't cheap but thanks to the Steam Sale, one is a little cheaper. The Vive is on sale for $750, which is $50 cheaper than normal.

Gadgets June 23, 2017

Have You Ever Wanted To Play 'Mario Kart' In Virtual Reality? Here's Your Chance!

Bandai Namco will open a virtual reality arcade named VR Zone Shinjuku in Tokyo next month. One of the planned activities is 'Mario Kart VR,' a virtual reality version of the 2005 arcade game 'Mario Kart GP.'

Video Games June 14, 2017

HTC Wants You To Buy Vive Headsets, Offers A Free Copy Of 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' For Each Purchase

HTC is now offering 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' as a free pack-in for anyone who buys a new HTC Vive. But hurry, the deal ends on June 30.

Video Games May 31, 2017

HTC Launches New VR Headset 'Link,' And It's Not A Vive

HTC is changing the mobile VR headset scene with its new device Link. Not quite a Vive and not quite like the usual smartphone-powered headsets, as it's somewhere in between.

Wearable Tech May 26, 2017

Space Scenes In 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Directed In Virtual Reality Through HTC Vive

Gareth Edwards, the director of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' utilized virtual reality and the HTC Vive to direct space scenes in the movie. This allowed him to show digital artists what he wanted for the space sequences.

Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017

6 Biggest Brands Of Virtual Reality Headsets: A Quick Look

Virtual reality was all the rage in 2016 and the trend continues in 2017. Take a look at six of the most notable brands of VR headsets available for consumers.

Gadgets February 19, 2017

First IMAX VR Center Opens In Los Angeles: What Does It Offer To Customers?

The first IMAX VR Experience Centre has been officially opened in Los Angeles, offering customers a wide range of VR experiences. If the facility performs well, more will be put up in New York, California, the United Kingdom, and China.

Video Games February 16, 2017

HTC Mobile VR Headset In The Works: It Will Not Be Like The Samsung Gear VR

HTC is working on a mobile VR headset that will be released before the end of the year. The device, however, will not be as simple as "a phone slapped onto a headset" like the Samsung Gear VR.

Wearable Tech February 15, 2017

Valve Working On More SteamVR Tracking Headsets

Valve has announced that it is working on more SteamVR headsets. It is developing more headsets that operate on Steam's VR tracking 'Lighthouse' technology.

Wearable Tech January 24, 2017

HTC Vive To Soon Get New Base Stations: Will That Drive Down The Price Of The VR Headset?

Valve will be releasing new base stations for the HTC Vive within the year. The second-generation base stations will likely be cheaper, which could drive down the price of the virtual reality system.

Gadgets January 20, 2017

CES 2017: HTC Vive Tracker Lets You Use Real Objects As VR Controllers

The HTC Vive booth at CES 2017 has so far failed to produce any new HTC Vive gear but it is demonstrating several accessories, including a tracker that can port any real object into the VR space.

Gaming January 5, 2017

HTC Vive Add-On TPCast Showcased At CES 2017, And It's Heading To The US With A $249 Price Tag

The TPCAST, an HTC Vive peripheral that enables wireless VR gameplay, has now been showcased at this year’s CES. It launches globally in Q2 2017 for $249.

Gaming January 5, 2017

Will The Wireless HTC Vive 2 Be Unveiled At CES 2017? HTC Responds To Rumors

Rumors claimed that the HTC Vive 2 will be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2017, and that the device will be wireless with a pair of 4K displays. HTC has now responded to the reports.

Gadgets December 29, 2016

HTC Vive $100 Off For A Limited Time: Buy It For $699 At The HTC Store And Amazon, But Microsoft Has An Even Better Offer

The HTC Vive has received a limited-time discount of $100, taking the price of the virtual reality headset down to $699. The offer can be availed through the HTC Store, Amazon, or the Microsoft Store.

Gadgets December 28, 2016

Got A New HTC Vive? Here Are Some Of The Best Experiences And Games To Help You Get Started

What an opportune time to own an HTC Vive, with the ballooning growth of virtual reality content in recent years. For those who managed to snag the system this Christmas, here are the best apps and games to try out.

Wearable Tech December 27, 2016

Try Out Virtual Reality Headsets At This Paris Cinema: Does $25 For 40 Minutes Sound Like A Good Deal?

The MK2 VR facility in Paris allows people to try out the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The price to play is about $25 for 40 minutes, which is great deal for fans of virtual reality.

Gadgets December 11, 2016

Oculus Touch Review Roundup: Do The VR Motion Controllers Finally Complete The Rift?

The Touch motion-sensing controller for Oculus Rift is now out. The bulk of the reviews coming out of the press is saying that it is completing the entire VR experience and here is why.

Wearable Tech December 5, 2016

Google's Daydream View VR Headsets Now Up For Preorder In Crimson And Snow Color Options

Google adds two new colors to the Daydream View VR several weeks after the standard Slate's rollout. The device itself is still 'dumb,' which means it has no electronics component except for the NFC chip.

Google December 3, 2016

Google Earth VR: Here's What You Need To Fly Around The Globe Like Superman

Google announced Google Earth VR that will allow users to experience cities across the world in virtual reality. Google Earth VR is compatible with HTC Vive.

Internet November 17, 2016

'The Martian VR Experience' Rolling Out For HTC Vive, PSVR: See The Red Planet Up Close For $20

The 'Martian VR Experience' is heading to the PlayStation VR and to the HTC Vive via SteamVR. There is no word yet on the rollout schedule for other VR systems such as the Oculus Rift.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

MIT's MoVR Lets HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headsets Go Wireless Via Millimeter Waves

MIT has developed a system that enables wireless connection for virtual reality headsets. Named the MoVR system, it uses high-frequency radio signals called millimeter waves, pushing out data to the VR headset at speeds in the Gbps range.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset Goes Wireless: $220 Upgrade Kit Now Open For Preorders

HTC recently announced its upgrade kit for the HTC Vive VR headset at Alibaba's 11/11 Global Shopping Festival in China. This add-on will render the Vive VR wireless and is available for preorders in China for $220.

Wearable Tech November 12, 2016

HTC Opens Preorders For Wireless HTC Vive Upgrade Kit, Sells Out In Minutes: More Stock Next Month

HTC and Vive X company TPCAST launched the 'world's first tether-less upgrade kit' for the HTC Vive and it proved immensely successful. The clip-on gadget sold out in minutes, but more stock could hit the scene next month, preferably with global availability.

Gadgets November 11, 2016

Google To Roll Out WebVR Support To Chrome For Android In January: Daydream Platform Shaping Up Soon

Google is poised to unleash stable Chrome builds for Android and PC to support WebVR. This means that the public will soon get to experience virtual reality while browsing web pages.

Google November 9, 2016

Zotac VR Go Is A PC Backpack For Portable VR Gaming: GTX 1070, Core i7 Chip Under The Hood

On its 10th anniversary celebration, Zotac debuted its VR GO backpack PC. The new VR GO is lighter, more durable, has an enhanced design that makes cables more manageable, and performs better with an Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1070 GPU.

Computers November 6, 2016

HTC Vive Arcades Coming To The US, Europe And China: Get The VR Experience Without Owning The Headset

The HTC Vive finds itself at the forefront of HTC's push to deliver VR content to as many people as possible. This currently drives the installation of Viveport Arcades in the United States, which is essentially an internet cafe for VR.

Gadgets November 4, 2016

New HTC Vive Headset Under Development: Is This The HTC Vive 2, Code-Named 'Oasis?'

HTC confirmed that it is indeed working on an HTC Vive successor. It will come with still-unspecified hardware improvements but a number of these were designed to support the company's new initiative, the Viveport Arcade.

Wearable Tech November 4, 2016

Third Oculus Sensor Gives You Room-Scale VR, And It's Available For Preorder Now At $79

Oculus has launched a third standalone sensor for the Oculus Rift that will allow the setup of a room-scale VR. It is now available for preorder and will start shipping on Dec. 13.

Wearable Tech November 1, 2016

Google Daydream View vs. Samsung Gear VR: Which Smartphone-Powered VR Headset Offers More?

The Google Daydream View is now available for preorder, which means that the Samsung Gear VR will no longer be alone in the mobile-VR niche. So which one is the better virtual reality headset?

Gadgets October 31, 2016

HTC Unveils New VR-Focused Viveport M Storefront For Android Devices

HTC announced that it has opened up Viveport M, a storefront for Android mobile devices. The move is supposed to help the company be ahead of the pack and let developers and customers enjoy more mobile VR experiences.

Gadgets October 18, 2016

Valve Unveils Prototypes Of New SteamVR Controller That Allows Players To Grab Objects In Games: When Will It Come To The HTC Vive?

At a conference, Valve unveiled prototypes of new SteamVR controllers that allow users to grab, grip and let go of objects within virtual reality. The device will look to challenge the Oculus Touch controllers for the Oculus Rift.

Gadgets October 13, 2016

Steam Dev Days: New SteamVR Controller, Next-Generation Lighthouse Base Stations Teased

Valve announced a set of VR controllers for the HTC Vive that could allow greater flexibility of movement in virtual space during its annual Steam Dev Days conference.

Gadgets October 12, 2016

Sony PlayStation VR Reviews Coming In: How Does It Compare To The Oculus Rift And HTC Vive?

Anticipation is building for Sony's PlayStation VR, which will be released on Oct. 13. How does it compare to other virtual reality headsets in the market, specifically the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive?

Video Games October 6, 2016

Beyond Virtual Reality: HTC Vive VR Headset Helps A Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

Jamie Soar, a legally blind man from England, says that the HTC Vive VR Headset helped him see clearly for the first time. Soar suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, which causes retina cells to break down.

Gadgets October 3, 2016

Google's Tilt Brush Painting App To Get Multiplayer Mode: Create Works Of Art With Your Friends

Google's Tilt Brush is similar to Windows' Paintbrush application although it is built for the VR platform. The announced multiplayer mode allows users to draw, collaborate and create ideas with others in the same virtual space.

Google October 1, 2016

MSI's VR One Is The VR-Capable PC You Can Wear On Your Back

MSI's new VR One is a stand-alone PC equipped with a powerful processor, graphics card and cooling system. It could solve the inconvenience of being strapped to a stationary desktop system to fully enjoy the VR experience.

Wearable Tech September 13, 2016

Customers Can Test Drive The Latest Toyota Prius In VR Before Buying It

Toyota is debuting the new Prius Prime during Disrupt SF 16 and will actually allow people to test drive it, virtually, that is. 'Visual furturist' Syd Mead helped Toyota design a virtual world in which people can take the Prius Prime for a spin.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

HTC Vive Wireless VR Prototype To Be Revealed This Fall

Come this fall, Quark VR and Valve may have a solution to one of the HTC Vive's greatest problems: the wire. The two have been working together for the past few months in order to make the headset wireless.

Video Games September 1, 2016

The HTC Vive Is The Preferred VR Headset Among Game Developers, And It's Easy To See Why

According to a report by UBM Game Network, developers prefer working on the HTC Vive over rival virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. The report does not provide an explanation, but the reason behind the trend is clear.

Wearable Tech August 24, 2016

HTC Vive Free Games Bundle Gets Shaken Up: Buh-Bye 'Fantastic Contraption' And 'Job Simulator'

The HTC Vive is going to come with a new set of free games out of the box. But it is bidding adieu to 'Fantastic Contraption' and 'Job Simulator.'

Wearable Tech August 13, 2016

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