VIVE Sync update allows participants without VR headset to attend virtual meetings
The update also adds new casual outfits for virtual avatars and a network speed check tool, reduces loading time, and also brings desktop login support.
HTC revenue drops 52.64% compared to last year
HTC revenue is continuing to drop year-on-year, despite an optimistic spike in March, due mostly to sales of its new VR devices.
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HTC opts to evolve U12+ into 2019, but will it be a “U13?”
HTC has announced that it will be staying in the premium arena in addition to pushing further in the mid-range smartphone category.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use
XR stands for “Extended Reality”, which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of “mainstream”, high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Google and LG bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display
Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.
The “OnePlus 6 can’t Avenge net neutrality” Edition | #PNWeekly 305
Believe it or not, net neutrality has not been saved by this week’s Senate vote. And it probably won’t be if the House and Donald Trump have anything to do with it. That, plus the launch of the OnePlus 6 on this week’s show!
Blass: Website links HTC Vive phone with the name “Genesis”
No, HTC is not aping a Japanese video company and releasing a 32-bit console-phone hybrid. At least we hope not. But renowned leaks journo Evan Blass has some evidence against that idea.
HTC lost a whopping $330 million during Q4 2017, with flat revenues compared to Q3
It no longer comes as a big surprise that HTC isn’t capable of making money, losing more than ever over a three-month period that’s generally very lucrative for tech manufacturers.
HTC Vive Pro pre-orders kick off at $799 for the HMD only, OG Vive gets discounted again
“Elevated in every way”, the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset costs a whopping $799, including no controllers, base stations or other special accessories in the standard retail package.
As company’s shape worsens, HTC chairwoman imagines different shapes for smartphones
There are way too many rectangles these days and all they’ve done is gone thinner and slimmer. But Cher Wang thinks that they’ll shrink and become more human-friendly in shape.
HTC Viveport Subscription cost going up 29 percent on March 22
Up to 375 titles are available on this expanding library of apps and games, but HTC hopes it can justify a price hike with a few more sweeteners.
HTC will get a financial boost from Google soon, but until then, monthly revenues are down
Before it can return to quarterly profitability with Google’s help, HTC’s monthly income scores are still shrinking, and new Vive headsets will probably not help that much.
HTC Vive Pro raises display resolution and audio bar, Vive Wireless Adaptor also unveiled
It’s not a standalone headset and it’s technically not a Vive 2, but the HTC Vive Pro delivers an important display sharpness upgrade, also integrating high-performance headphones.
$600 HTC Vive sold with $100 gift card at Best Buy, extra Deluxe Audio Strap on Amazon
For an extremely limited time, the aging but popular HTC Vive VR headset is sold on Amazon at $599 with a bundled $100 gift card and Deluxe Audio Strap.
Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset gets a price tag and pre-order start date in China
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.
HTC VIVE X fund dips into brain-controlled interfaces, emotional scanning
From extended depth perception in tiny spaces to emotional and cognitive neural analysis, all of this comes back to enhancing virtual reality.
Next HTC Vive iteration could get Ultra HD resolution, OG looking at another discount
A proper HTC Vive sequel might see daylight sometime next year with Ultra HD resolution, keeping the original model around at a lower price than right now.
HTC Vive Tracker bundles cost $149.99, let you play VR tennis and shoot VR ducks
A Vive Tracker alone costs $99.99, so for $50 more, you’re getting accessories on an accessory and games, too. There’s also a body strap involved here.
HTC offers some details on standalone Vive Focus VR headset, cancels Daydream-based product
We finally have an official name and a few general features for that highly anticipated standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset primarily aimed at China.
HTC Vive Eclipse is another possible name for an upcoming VR headset, standalone or not
Is there both an HTC Vive Eclipse and Vive Focus VR headset in the works, or does the Taiwanese company just want to collect branding options?
Recently discounted HTC Vive headset now also comes with free Fallout 4 VR pre-order
Marked down from $799 to $599 not long ago, the HTC Vive is still costlier than a PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift, but it also includes an exciting VR game.
HTC share trading soon to be halted in Taiwan as acquisition speculation heats up
It seems only a matter of time before Google or some other tech titan will announce the takeover of HTC’s entire business or just the Vive VR division.
Google reportedly close to investing in or buying HTC
The struggling Taiwanese tech company has been rumored to sell its Vive VR operation with the odd chance of the sale of its whole business.
HTC could finally sell Vive operations
There are plenty of options on HTC’s table, including the complicated sale of the whole company. And investors like the sound of a sale.
HTC Vive finally takes a page from Oculus Rift with permanent $200 discount of its own
Although it’s still not what we’d call affordable, the $599 HTC Vive VR headset (down from $799) can again hope to hold off the Oculus Rift.