Tag: HTC

Inside Sirin Labs’ first blockchain smartphone retail store

Way back in March 2016, an Israeli stealth startup called Sirin Labs unveiled the premium privacy-focused Solarin smartphone. The catch? The device would cost a hefty $14,000 — somewhat outside the price range of the average consumer. Fast-forward nearly three years, and Solarin is no more. Sirin Labs actually announced a pivot back in March […]

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At CES 2019, VR and AR took small but meaningful steps forward

Ahead of 2019’s Consumer Electronics Show, I hoped to see several key developments with next-generation VR and AR headsets — dramatically higher-resolution PC VR headsets, compelling standalone VR headsets, and and less conspicuous AR headsets with wider fields of view. I won’t tell you that these predictions turned out to be fully correct, but they weren’t completely […]

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HTC Vive Pro Eye: Why the company added eye-tracking to VR

At CES 2019 this week, HTC continued to push the high end of virtual reality forward. HTC added eye-tracking to its new Vive Pro Eye high-end virtual reality headset. This adds new features like foveated rendering, advanced analytics for developers, and eye-tracking input for game and application developers. HTC showed a few enterprise and game-related features […]

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5 big questions VR faces in 2019

Between the launch of Oculus Go, Vive Pro, and an onslaught of new titles, 2018 was a busy year for VR. But it’s no secret that more exciting developments lay ahead for 2019. Current PC VR headsets are starting to get a little long in the tooth and in need of a refresh, whereas the […]

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Skeptics be damned, these early 5G devices are worth watching in 2019

Back in January, a CES panel of cellular insiders correctly predicted that 2018 would be remembered as the “road to 5G” — a year of laying the foundation for ultra-fast fifth-generation cellular devices to launch in early 2019. Hundreds of 5G announcements have followed since then, some more significant than others, and a few companies have […]

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HTC 5G Hub and Inseego MiFi 5G confirm larger hotspot form factors

As the first mobile 5G cellular networks roll out over the next six months, hotspots — sometimes called “pucks” — will be the first portable consumer devices with 5G connectivity, streaming high-speed cellular data over Wi-Fi to nearby computers. And now that three of those hotspots have officially been revealed, the trend is clear: they’re […]

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Blind Smartphone Camera Test Yields Very Surprising Results

When you think of smartphone cameras that are supposed to be good, you might think of brands such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and more recently even Google is giving these companies a run for their money. This means that in theory in a blind test, it should be pretty clear who the winners are, right? […]

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Sprint promises HTC-Qualcomm 5G hotspot in first half of 2019

If you were wondering how the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier plans to bring 5G to its customers, Sprint today has a partial answer to that question: it just announced that it’s working with HTC and Qualcomm on a 5G hotspot, though it’s not ready to share a name, specifications, or exact release timing quite yet. […]

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HTC files Vive Cosmos trademark

HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on. The Taiwanese smartphone maker recently filed a trademark at the EUIPO (first spotted by Dutch site Mobielkopen) for something called ‘Vive Cosmos’. There’s no exact description of what […]

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Vive Focus 6DoF controllers hands-on: an impressive start

At an enterprise-focused HTC Vive press event in San Francisco today, we learned about the Western release of the Vive Focus across North America and Europe, as well as the price point. But those will only release with a single 3DOF motion controller similar to the ones that come with the Oculus Go and Daydream View. HTC […]

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HTC VIVE Focus VR Headset For Enterprise

HTC has announced the HTC VIVE Focus VR headset for Enterprise in San Francisco. We’re still at the event looking at VR demos, but we can talk about the hardware right now. Advertising The HTC VIVE Focus (official page) is a mobile VR headset built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform. The VR platform […]

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HTC will make Vive Focus standalone VR headset available in North America and dozens of other markets

HTC said it will make the Vive Focus standalone virtual reality headset available in North America and dozens of other markets. The move is part of an expansion aimed at taking VR into enterprise markets, where customers aren’t as sensitive to higher hardware prices. Previously, the headset was available only in China. Dan O’Brien, general […]

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HTC Vive Wireless Adapter review — Trading cables for a battery

The problem with VR is … well, VR has more than one issue. The biggest one is that it’s still too expensive. But OK. It’s a luxury. People spend a lot of money on luxury goods. That shouldn’t hold it back. OK. Well how about these problems: the software is still in an early state, […]

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