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HTC U12 spied in Taiwan with 5G data speeds

HTC U12 spied in Taiwan with 5G data speeds

The next big HTC smartphone release seems to have been spied in Taiwan wearing a bit of a protective cover. This next device will likely follow up on the relative success of the HTC U11 with the name HTC U12, coming with a body that's not all that unlike its predecessor. This next-generation device was seen at a 5G data speed industry event which also showed the HTC VIVE PRO, Vive Focus, and other smartphones.

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Google closes HTC deal, welcomes smartphone innovators

Google closes HTC deal, welcomes smartphone innovators

Everyone expected HTC’s mobile business to fold. Everyone expected Google to buy up HTC. Neither and both happened. September last year, Google and HTC announced a $1.1 billion deal that, among other things, would see a large chunk of the Taiwanese smartphone maker’s mobile team transfer to the mothership. Google has now announced that deal has finally completed and it is welcoming the people who helped HTC rise to fame. Hopefully, they aren’t the same people responsible for its fall from grace.

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VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

Visbit has been working on video streaming technology for VR for quite some time, but now it appears that the company's work is ready for prime time. At an HTC VIVE product showcase in China, Visbit announced the launch of its new 8K VR Player, which allows for 8K playback on the VIVE FOCUS while being flexible in terms of internet connectivity.

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HTC U11 EYEs has two eyes in front for you

HTC U11 EYEs has two eyes in front for you

HTC doesn't seem to be done trying to milk all that it can from the U11 brand, even in 2018. It also doesn't seem to be done mixing up specs and features to try and sell its growing number of almost indistinguishable models. This time though, it is adding at least one new feature to make it worthy of its moniker. There's a reason for the "s" in thr HTC U11 EYEs' name, and that's for the pair of eyes it has on its face.

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HTC Vive Pro revealed alongside Vive Wireless Adaptor

HTC Vive Pro revealed alongside Vive Wireless Adaptor

This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers. This device takes what the HTC Vive is and ramps every aspect up another notch. This includes audio, display, and hardware design. This device is the premium experience missing from the VR market today - up to the next level in every way.

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Motorola, HTC confirm they don’t make older smartphones slower

Motorola, HTC confirm they don’t make older smartphones slower

Unlike Apple, HTC and Motorola say they don't slow down older smartphones. Confirmation follows public outcry over Apple's decision to slow down iPhone models as they -- or, more specifically, their lithium-ion batteries -- age. Despite having a pretty good reason for slowing down the devices, Apple's attempt at mitigating problems caused by li-ion batteries has proven very controversial, and public attention has turned to other smartphone makers.

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HTC reportedly cut down on number of phones in 2018

HTC reportedly cut down on number of phones in 2018

Could this be the sign of HTC slowly winding down on its smartphone business? According to a report citing industry sources, the Taiwanese company will be limiting the number of phones it will be releasing next year. But in addition to reflecting the company's continuing struggles in the smartphone market, it could also be reflecting HTC's substantial loss of resources, particularly human resources, after Google acquired a significant number of employees from HTC's mobile division.

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HTC lightbulb may detect your bathroom slips

HTC lightbulb may detect your bathroom slips

HTC has plans for a lightbulb with the ability to detect a person falling down in their bathroom. Much in the same vein as the HTC VIVE and its room-scale VR device detectors, this "illumination device" has a detection function for humans. A human falling down in the room the lightbulb lights will activate a moving antenna to better assess whether the subject is alive or dead.

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YouTube VR arrives on Steam, but users report major bugs

YouTube VR arrives on Steam, but users report major bugs

YouTube just launched a virtual reality app for Steam, making it available to HTC Vive users. That's good news, except that many of those users are reporting some pretty serious bugs, some of them so problematic that the app repeatedly crashes, making it unusable. This isn't the first iteration of YouTube designed for virtual reality headsets. Google previously launched a YouTube VR app for its Daydream VR platform.

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Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

The HTC U11 life is a pretty young phone, enjoying its worldwide launch only a month ago. Its launch in the US looked a fair bit different than its launch in other regions: while the HTC U11 life was launched as part of the Android One program in many areas around the world, here in the US, we only received the unlocked version. One of the biggest differences between the two versions is that the U11 life didn't launch running Android Oreo out of the box in the States.

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HTC Vive X invests in 26 more startups, opens shop Tel Aviv

HTC Vive X invests in 26 more startups, opens shop Tel Aviv

HTC is dead serious about pushing its Vive VR, and AR, platform. Need proof? Just look at the dozens of ambitious startups that it has already invested in to create new experiences. Still not enough? Good thing HTC is adding even more. It has just announced the third batch of lucky innovators chosen to have access to HTC Vive’s wealth of resources, both human and data. Over two dozen startups will be provided the opportunity and the materials they need to push the boundaries of what virtual and augmented realities can offer.

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Pixel 2 Visual Core Activated: Camera update magic

Pixel 2 Visual Core Activated: Camera update magic

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a special processor inside developed by Google for their visual brains specifically. These devices hadn't had this processor activated before this week - now it's ready to roll. What follows is our analyzation of what's been improved. Spoiler alert: photos look a whole lot more awesome.

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