Watch This Demo of Japan VR From 1990

With Google, Facebook and Samsung all making forays into VR and AR technology, virtual reality is on the brink of breaking into mainstream culture. But long before it was available to the masses, VR was just another experimental technology only few had access to – and it goes all the way back to the 1990s,…

HTC Vive prototypes – Revealed by Valve Engineers

If I had seen the below video as a child, I may have eagerly chosen engineering as my career. Make Magazine has not only uncovered the top secret prototypes hiding in Valve’s VR labs, but their interview with engineers Alan Yates and Monty Goodson is downright inspiring. The pair behind a significant majority of the…

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou has left the company

After a decade at the helm of HTC, Peter Chou was last year suddenly ousted from his post as CEO in the wake of negative early reviews of the company’s 2015 smartphone flagship, the One M9. In my preview of the phone, I described it as a beautiful disappointment, and others agreed that it carried…

HTC is selling a ‘business edition’ of the Vive VR headset

HTC is announcing a business-focused version of its Vive virtual reality headset. The Vive Business Edition will offer the same hardware as the consumer version, but come with a dedicated support line and the option to buy the systems in bulk. In return, customers will be spending quite a bit more: the system will sell…