HTC will begin selling standalone Vive Focus Plus headsets on April 15. They’re meant for enterprise users, however, unlike the similarly spec’d Oculus Quest that’s geared more toward mainstream users.
Wearable Tech March 26, 2019
For $13 a month or $99 a year, Viveport Infinity will give you access to over 600 titles that you can play as much as you want. Of course, for every 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR,' there’s 'Angry Birds VR.'
Video Games March 15, 2019
HTC just released the Vive Pro 2.0 Kit, a new product aimed at corporations rather than individual gamers. Through virtual reality, businesses can train their workers and do more.
Gadgets April 25, 2018
Preorders for the HTC Vive Pro are now open for $799 each, with the highly anticipated VR headsets to start shipping on April 5. Meanwhile, the price of the HTC Vive has been further dropped to $499.
Gadgets March 20, 2018
Valve confirmed that SteamVR will feature an auto-resolution option for users. The setting will automatically detect the GPU's capability and adjust the VR headset's resolution accordingly.
Apps/Software March 15, 2018
For the first time, there were more Oculus Rift users than HTC Vive users on Steam, according to a monthly survey on the platform. What does this mean for the two virtual reality headsets?
Video Games March 6, 2018
The HTC Vive Focus now supports 8K video content, courtesy of its partnership with VR streaming expert Visbit. The latter’s 8K VR Player can stream and download high-resolution contents untethered, thanks to the Visbit View-Optimized Streaming technology.
Gadgets January 25, 2018
HTC has revealed a new virtual reality headset and sequel to the Vive called the Vive Pro. It features higher-resolution displays, plus a new design and improved ergonomics.
CES 2018 January 9, 2018
HTC established some hype with a CES 2018 teaser for its VR headset. Their Twitter post hinted that a new Vive with 4K resolution might be revealed soon.
CES 2018 January 7, 2018
At the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC unveiled the Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset that offers both portability and power. HTC also announced the Vive Wave, an open platform for virtual reality content.
Gadgets November 14, 2017
The Logitech Bridge is HTC and Logitech's way to bring a real typing experience into the virtual reality space, even improving on it by way of customizations.
Computers November 4, 2017
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
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, 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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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