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When Spectators Become the Players: VR for the Tech-Lovers and Tech-Less

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus Co-Founders Two Bit Circus describes the role of VIVE and elbow-to-elbow play in creating a more universal VR experience — even for those who aren’t the ones in the headsets. The future of fun is often thought of as something years or even decades away. But, with […]

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Save Hundreds on Vive Virtual Reality Hardware for Cyber Weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s be honest, Cyber Weekend shoppers, you’re looking for one of two things; a unique gift at a great price or an excuse to finally buy that thing you’ve had your eye on all year. Either way, if you’re wanting to make VR a reality for yourself or someone else, we have you covered with […]

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VIVE Cosmos 1.0.8.1 – Release Notes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thank you for your continued support of VIVE Cosmos. The software has been updated as of 11.15.19. Below you’ll find detailed information on the topics addressed. Please update from your Vive console to ensure you have the latest version. [Vive Console]  Disabled USB power saving by default, which can improve the experience on Vive Wireless Adapter. Added the ability for users to set […]

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Case Study: adidas Revolutionizes Internal Workflow with Virtual Reality

Reading Time: < 1 minute HTC Vive and The Wild collaborated with adidas, one of the largest sportswear manufacturers in the world, to help streamline internal collaboration and workflow processes with virtual solutions. The Wild’s software facilitates a humanscale environment that can be explored on foot by key stakeholders Communication and collaboration are key in any organization, especially one as large […]

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Designing Products in Virtual Reality First is the Future, Here’s Why

Reading Time: < 1 minute For automotive design, creating a full-scale model is an integral part of the design process. With HTC VIVE Pro, Dassault Systemes designers, engineers and product managers are able to visualize and collaborate on virtual scale designs in real time without having to produce physical mockups. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGJw2t6vIw?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=730&h=411] The immersive experience is key; the design philosophy of Dassault […]

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Case Study: Rinnai® America Increases Lead Generation by 50% With VIVE

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn how Rinnai’s collaboration with HTC Vive and Groove Jones improved lead generation by 50% year-over-year with the use of VR technology. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvg6uG_V10E] Rinnai, the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan, is also the number one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America.  Tankless water heaters are rapidly increasing in popularity […]

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Vive Cosmos: Continuing to Update

Reading Time: 3 minutes We built VIVE Cosmos to adapt to the needs of VR customers with ease, comfort, and performance. It’s our most versatile headset yet—with inside-out tracking, unlimited content in the box, swappable faceplate mods for more options in the future, and an entirely new design. We’re proud to have developed a VR kit that is built […]

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VIVE Pro Eye Simplifies Research Applications Involving Visual Attention

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Peter Schlueer, President and Founder of WorldViz. With VIVE Pro Eye scientists have easy access to research quality VR eye-tracking. WorldViz Vizard VR software makes this data available with as much low-level control exposed as possible. Believe it or not, our VR technology has fueled scientific research for over two decades, and about every five years a […]

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Computer-Aided Design, VR/XR Reality Solutions Shine at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes The future of design, collaboration, visualization—business itself—is immersive. SOLIDWORKS World 2019 has come and gone, but the business world has only just begun to use the tools it revealed to the world. For the next generation of makers, doers, and innovators that want to create things and create them well, there has been incredible advancements […]

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Announcing VDA3 Nominees

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to share the nominees for the third annual Viveport Developer Awards. In total, there are 8 nominees across 4 categories for PC titles and 3 winners for Mobile titles. This year, we wanted to recognize the developers who are delivering exceptional experiences to our Viveport Subscribers and […]

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A Look at VR in Medical and Nursing Student Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes AUTHOR: Steven Anbro Virtual reality has enormous potential for both current and future research applications in science and medicine. The social sciences in particular stand to benefit from using virtual reality technology to conduct more accurate research, better measure specific phenomena, and collect valid, reportable data—all common challenges in various disciplines in the field. We […]

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HTC VIVE Teams Up With Mozilla and AWS to Bring Dedicated Virtual Reality Web Browser to Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes HTC VIVE™, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR), today announced a first of its kind collaboration with Mozilla’s Firefox, AWS’s Amazon Sumerian, and Fidelity Investments that will enable consumers to bring VR into their everyday life by providing an immersive web browsing experience in VR. Firefox Reality will become Vive’s native VR browser, providing […]

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HTC VIVE Proud to Join VirtualLink Consortium to Define Future of VR Connectivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, we are excited to announce that HTC VIVE has officially joined the VirtualLink™ Consortium and is contributing to the development of VirtualLink, a new open industry standard that enables next-generation VR headsets to connect more simply to PCs and other devices. This new specification uses a single, high-bandwidth USB Type-C™ connector cable developed to […]

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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 […]