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How VR can help in the fight to prevent human trafficking

Reading Time: 11 minutes Much has been said about the potential for virtual reality to be an ‘empathy machine’, to grant understanding of situations and emotions that might be hard to realize in other mediums. The non-profit Prevent Human Trafficking is using 360 videos and VR to help people understand the very real problem of human trafficking today. We […]

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8 Reasons Why Modal Uses VIVE Focus

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Jason Crawford, Founder & CEO of Modal Systems, Inc. There is a rising tide of virtual reality in location-based entertainment (LBE). It’s a much needed reset for the industry and Modal hopes to see this market grow. Competition will come later. For now, location-based virtual reality (LBVR) companies need to build this new market […]

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Viveport Reaches out to Developers at XRDC

Reading Time: 3 minutes Viveport headed to XRDC in San Francisco today to talk to the developer community about best practices for deploying and monetizing their VR content. In his speaking session today, Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport, shared with developers how to take advantage of Viveport’s offerings to generate the most revenue and reach the largest audiences. In […]

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VIVE Arts’ ‘Up the River During Qingming VR’ Brings National Treasure to Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today HTC VIVE announced a next step in its partnership with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, one of the major institutions dedicated to preserving human historical artefacts — in bringing the world renowned masterpiece – Up the River During Qingming to life in virtual reality. Starting October 15, A Journey Inside Paintings and Calligraphy: VR Art […]

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A Look at Sense Arena, VR’s First Pro-Level Hockey Training Tool

Reading Time: 3 minutes We sat down with Bob Tetiva, founder and CEO of Sense Arena, a Czech startup  that seeks to bring the ice rink to hockey players’ homes, gyms, and training centers. Catch their virtual-reality-based training platform mid-October 2018. Where did the idea of using VR for athletic training come from? Well, for starters, my son plays […]

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Masterworks: Journey Through History Provides A Transformative Educational VR Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutes Masterworks: Journey Through History is an educational VR museum where users can explore four culturally significant sites in full roomscale aided by the power of photogrammetry.  Developed by FarBridge and published by CyArk, MasterWorks authentically transports users to places not easily accessible, and leverages actual archaeologists and historians to discuss the significance and meaning of these locations and their […]

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Bell Brings the Revolutionary FCX-001 to Market 10 Times Faster With HTC VIVE

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ultimately, the team decided to build their mock-ups in VR, and it had a profound effect on their entire design process. Bell worked with Sector 5 Digital (S5D), an innovative 3D design and production agency, to help design and sketch the initial model, then create the aircraft in 3D using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. […]

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With The Help of VIVE, Janimation Proves Mixed Reality Entertainment Isn’t All Hot Air

Reading Time: 3 minutes Written by Dave Tomlinson The other morning, I climbed into a real, live, hot air balloon basket, slid a VIVE Pro headset over my face, and took a ride over the Grand Canyon. When I pulled down on the gas handle, the tanks burned and the basket creaked, lifting me quickly from the rimrock, climbing […]

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Burn while viewing: 7 VR Burning Man-style experiences

Reading Time: 4 minutes Burning Man is the biggest party out there, combining music, art and culture together in a smorgasbord of human expression to create a truly memorable experience, all in the backdrop of a Nevada desert. For those who are unable to make it to Black Rock City this year, we recommend these immersive experiences that channel […]

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HTC VIVE & Immersive Factory Provide World Infrastructure Leader with Innovative Safety Solutions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like most infrastructure companies, Colas Group is not necessarily a household name—though they should be. With 55,000 employees on five continents and an average of 80,000 road construction and maintenance projects every year, Colas’ work and presence are felt the world over. In 2017, their consolidated revenue totaled 11.7 billion euros—with international markets accounting for […]

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VIVE AT GDC 2018: VIVE FOCUS Coming To International Markets Later This Year; VDA Winners Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today at GDC 2018, HTC Vive announced that we are bringing Vive Focus to the global markets later this year.  Vive Focus is the first 6DOF stand-alone VR headset to be commercially available.  We also are making Vive Focus developer kits available to registered developers in most countries through our developer portal, starting today.    […]

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Watch the HTC VIVE and VIVEPORT Keynotes from Mobile World Congress 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week at Mobile World Congress 2018, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang gave a keynote sharing her vision for HTC Vive and the VR industry. Watch the speech below to hear her thoughts on the on the convergence of major technologies like VR, AR, 5G and AI. [embedded content] Also at Mobile World Congress, Rikard Steiber, […]

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Tonight The Distracted Globe from Ready Player One Comes To Life On TheWaveVR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tonight from 9:00pm CST, TheWaveVR will bring The Distracted Globe from Ready Player One to life, with a DJ set from the film’s Tye Sheridan, who will be mixing live in VR from Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas. Fans will be able to enter The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club & take in the experience […]

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Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor to Present Two Virtual Reality Artworks at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 5 minutes HTC VIVE, Art Basel’s Official Virtual Reality Partner, is delighted to announce the first public presentation of two virtual reality artworks by Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor from 29-31 March 2018 at Art Basel in Hong Kong. Rising by Marina Abramović and Into Yourself, Fall by Anish Kapoor are produced in collaboration with Acute Art […]