Tag: HTC

21
Aug

HTC Vive Price Drops $200 | News & Opinion

Now you can escape from reality for just $599. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Back in July, Oculus VR announced it was cutting the price of the Oculus Rift plus Touch bundle to just $399 for a limited time. When that deal finished at the end of the summer, the

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17
Jul

HTC U11 Becomes an ‘Alexa Phone’ | News & Opinion

The HTC U11 smartphone joins the Alexa family today, with a software update that brings “always on” Alexa functionality to HTC’s top device. I’ve been using it for a few days on an unlocked U11. I’m putting “always on” in quotes because it’s a bit buggy and doesn’t work all the time. Sometimes, I say “Alexa” and the phone wakes

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12
Jul

Sprint Speeds Up Galaxy S8, HTC U11 Phones | News & Opinion

A recent Sprint firmware update has boosted download speeds on the Samsung Galaxy S8 by at least 20 percent, according to Sprint execs and exclusive data PCMag collected from Ookla Speedtest Intelligence. The news shows why it’s always important to accept those carrier firmware updates that force you to reboot your phone. In Sprint’s case, a bug in the Qualcomm

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25
May

HTC Link promises a high-end VR experience with a smartphone

The device promises to be “cableless,” though it will still connect to your phone and an external camera. Unlike the Vive’s system, the Link’s headset and controllers have PlayStation VR-style lights that will likely be tracked via an external sensor. For the screen, the HTC Link boasts two 3.6-inch AMOLED panels with 1080 x 1200 resolution and a 90-Hz refresh

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16
May

HTC U11 Is Sprint’s First Gigabit Phone | News & Opinion

The new, squeezable HTC U11 will be the first Sprint phone to support gigabit LTE, Sprint and HTC confirmed at a press event this morning. It’ll also get its fastest speeds in Canada and Australia, although other US carriers will be in a slightly slower lane. At launch, the U11 will be the fastest phone on Sprint’s network, but the

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27
Apr

The next generation of VR enhancements coming to HTC Vive

Wireless VR, for instance, is already here — TPCast’s wireless HTC Vive adapter shipped earlier this year, untethering VR users from their PCs with without introducing any perceptible lag. Now the company is taking it to the next level by introducing an upgraded adapter designed specifically for multi-user applications. The TPCast “Business Edition” is designed to enable wireless, multiplayer virtual

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20
Apr

HTC Teases Squeezable U Smartphone | News & Opinion

The U will reportedly come with sensors embedded in the frame that respond to squeezing or swiping gestures made along the phone’s left and right edges. You’ll be able to squeeze HTC’s upcoming U smartphone, which will launch on May 16. Exactly why you’d want to squeeze it, though, is unclear: all we

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20
Apr

HTC will unveil a squeezable ‘U’ phone in May

That’s consistent with the reports going around about an HTC phone codenamed “Ocean.” It will reportedly sport a 5.5-inch display, 4GB to 6GB of RAM and 64GB to 128GB of storage, depending on the model. It won’t have a headphone jack. More importantly, Ocean will apparently feature what HTC calls “Sense Touch,” which gives you the power to summon menus

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3
Apr

HTC Knows When You Look at Ads in VR | News & Opinion

Advertisers will only pay HTC when a user looks at an advert in a virtual reality environment. Virtual reality offers a way for content creators to completely immerse us within an environment, and in doing so, we can also be immersed in advertising. However, unlike normal adverts on our computer monitors and TV screens, it’s

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3
Apr

HTC launches a monthly subscription for Vive VR apps

The subscription service launches on April 5th, and everyone will receive a one-month free trial. Compatible apps include the physics puzzler Fantastic Contraption, Everest VR, Richie’s Plank Experience and ocean exploration TheBlu. The hope, of course, is that you’ll maintain a subscription and buy the experiences that leave an impression each month. That way, you can keep trying new software

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