HTC’s Vive Pro headset will retail for a steep $799, and that doesn’t even include controllers

The top widely available VR headset that money can buy is… gonna take a lot of money to buy. HTC has released pricing info for its Vive Pro headset that the company showed off at CES and it ain&

HTC says it remains committed to Vive and its own smartphones after $1.1B deal with Google

The $1.1 billion cooperation deal announced today between HTC and Google ended months of speculation, but prompted new questions. Chief among them is how exactly will the agreement affect HTC, which h

HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors

HTC is to suspend trading of its stock on the TWSE tomorrow, ahead of what it says will be the release of "material information" pertaining to its business.

HTC is launching its VR app subscription service at $7 per month

This week, HTC will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of the HTC Vive VR headset. The system has been a surprising hit for the aging mobile company, which has devoted a surprising

HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses

HTC's latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though -- crumbs of comfort -- it's making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss.

The D3-U is a VR camera you hold IRL

As VR and AR mature, they'll borrow more of each other's expertise; from the one, more immersive environments; from the other, intelligent means of walking the line between virtual and real. One examp

HTC’s Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on

HTC's PC-powered VR rig is set to get one of the plusses of cheaper mobile virtual reality systems early next year, after the company announced a wireless add-on that will let users untether the heads

New HTC Vive headsets with enhanced ‘design factor, performance’ are on the way

Update 9:21PM PT: An HTC spokesperson has reached out to TechCrunch specifying that “any Vive hardware upgrades at arcades are related to the current business edition Vive hardware or innovatio

New numbers home in on Vive sales

A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an acceptabl

The Gravy Helmet

It was a hot September night and we were being chased by a ghost. My two friends, Jon and Shane, were sweating. We’re older men, a little wide around the waist, and it was hot down in the basement.

Oculus opens pre-orders for Rift VR headset in Europe, Canada

After getting on top of some teething problems with shipping to domestic buyers, Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has opened up pre-orders for its VR headset outside the U.S., announcing today that the kit

Valve opens up the HTC Vive’s tracking system to third-party developers

One of the most technically advanced features of the HTC Vive virtual reality system is the way it tracks a user's motions inside their play space. Valve, which collaborated with HTC to build the Vive

Yet another red quarter for HTC as revenue drops 44% year-on-year

The latest HTC results, for its Q2, confirm another loss-making quarter for the smartphone and VR headset maker, with the Taiwanese company reporting revenue of NT$18.9 billion ($598 million) for the

HTC Vive X accelerator opens program to Shenzhen for VR hardware startups

HTC is rapidly mobilizing resources to build the broader ecosystem its own Vive virtual reality hardware will fit into. A big part of this strategy is its Vive X accelerator program which is aiming to

HTC Vive now £70 more pricey in the UK, thanks to Brexit

The impacts of the U.K.'s Brexit vote to leave the European Union will undoubtedly be playing out for years and years to come. But here's one short term effect: the HTC Vive VR headset is now £70 mor

Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle

Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset

An Oculus update posted today quietly removes a feature that blocked Oculus software from being played on other headsets — something that the community has been up in arms about for a month. The rem

HTC launches a $1,200 business edition of the Vive VR Headset

Sure, everything will be all fun and games next week at E3, but right now HTC’s talking business. The company’s well-received Vive headset is getting its very own “Business Edition,” the Vive

A few things I learned about virtual reality after spending way too much time in it

I’ve spent a lot of time in virtual reality. A whole lot. We’re in the middle of building a VR testing lab at the TechCrunch office, and I’m trying to iron out as many kinks as possi

This new Star Wars virtual reality experiment looks beautiful and insane

Around June of last year, Lucasfilm and its usual cohorts — Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound — announced they were banding together to form the ILM Experience Lab, or ILMxLab. The new
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