HTC Vive VR Sold Out

The HTC Vive sold out in less than 10 minutes

By on March 1, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The HTC Vive sold out in less than 10 minutes

You can still preorder HTC’s Vive VR headset for $799 in the U.S. – pricing varies in the other 23 launch markets – but the device is essentially sold out. That means you won’t be among the first people to get one of the first units, and you’ll have to wait until May, or even later, to get yours. More →

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HTC One M10 Leak

Is HTC’s next flagship another iPhone copy? New leaked photo suggests otherwise

By on February 25, 2016 at 2:26 PM.

Is HTC’s next flagship another iPhone copy? New leaked photo suggests otherwise

After focusing on its line of mid-range phones at MWC 2016, HTC began hinting at its next flagship device via an email sent out to the press and on social media this Wednesday. Sharing an image stamped with the tagline “Power of 10,” it seems clear that the vendor is getting ready to announce the HTC One M10, but no further details were released.

Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped the leaks. More →

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HTC One M10 Announcement

HTC One M10 teased in a mysterious new image

By on February 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

HTC One M10 teased in a mysterious new image

Rather than jump into the fray with a smartphone announcement, HTC decided to focus its efforts on midrange phones and the Vive at Mobile World Congress 2016. This paid off handsomely in the eyes of our own Chris Smith, who was quick to call the HTC/Valve hardware collaboration his favorite VR experience to date.

But just because the Vive has been dominating the headlines, it doesn’t mean that HTC isn’t hard at work on its followup to the One M9. At least, we’re pretty sure that’s what’s going on in an email we got on Wednesday.

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SteamVR Performance Test

Find out if your computer can handle VR with Valve’s free performance test

By on February 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

Find out if your computer can handle VR with Valve’s free performance test

The dawn of the VR era is nearly upon us, but if you want to be a part of it, you’ll have to make sure your hardware is up to snuff. This week, Valve released a free SteamVR Performance Test on Steam to give users a chance to diagnose their computers before the VR headsets launch later this year. More →

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HTC Vive VR Hands On

No contest: HTC’s Vive VR experience is miles ahead of everything else

By on February 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

No contest: HTC’s Vive VR experience is miles ahead of everything else

There’s nothing that wakes you up when the second-day fatigue hits you at MWC like a dose of virtual reality. And who would have thought a few years ago that HTC, Samsung, and LG would extend their smartphone and tablet battles into a brand new business: Virtual reality.

After being disappointed by LG’s first VR headset and amazed by what a 4D experience feels like using Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR, I tried HTC’s Vive. In the year since its announcement, the device went through a few design changes and I have to say right from the beginning that there’s really no contest. If you want VR done right, it looks like the Vive is the way to go.

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HTC One X9 Desire 825 630 530

HTC upgrades its Desire line, brings high-end features to mid-range phones

By on February 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

HTC upgrades its Desire line, brings high-end features to mid-range phones

Once again, the leaks have been proven accurate. HTC does have new mobile hardware in the pipeline. In fact, it’s not just one handset that HTC demoed during a quiet media event on Sunday morning, but four of them. We’re looking at three new Desire handsets – the Desire 530, 630 and 825 – and the higher-end HTC One X9 model (top image). More →

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HTC Vive Preorder Price Release Date

HTC’s VR headset will blow your mind – and now you can finally order one

By on February 21, 2016 at 9:56 AM.

HTC’s VR headset will blow your mind – and now you can finally order one

Almost about a year ago, HTC announced an unexpected product during its MWC 2015 event, a VR headset of its own called the Vive. The company partnered with none other than Steam to create the device and surrounding ecosystem, and after a year of hard work, testing and refinement, HTC and Steam are now ready to unleash the Vive on the masses.

That’s right, if you’re looking to buy a VR headset other than the Oculus Rift or a smartphone add-on from other companies, you should check out the mind-blowing Vive, which will finally be available to preorder in a few days. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of cash saved up for this particular purchase because it won’t be cheap. More →

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HTC One M10 Leaked Photo

HTC’s next iPhone ripoff is looking sleek in new leaked photo

By on February 19, 2016 at 9:12 AM.

HTC’s next iPhone ripoff is looking sleek in new leaked photo

We can pretend the device in this leaked photo doesn’t look like Apple’s iPhone, but it’s really difficult so why bother? After leaking in black back in early February, the upcoming HTC One M10 has now been shown in a white variant that makes it look even more like an iPhone. Sure, it’s not a carbon copy, and there’s nothing wrong with HTC taking design cues from the iPhone maker. In fact, the device looks pretty great, and copying the iPhone has worked well for Apple so far.

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HTC One M10 Release Date Announcement

New details emerge on when HTC may reveal its 2016 flagship phone

By on February 10, 2016 at 8:50 PM.

New details emerge on when HTC may reveal its 2016 flagship phone

HTC has had a very bad time of it over the past year and it’s hoping it can turn things around with its 2016 flagship phone. A new rumor posted over at Android Headlines claims that HTC is going to wait a bit to unveil its new device until after rivals Samsung and LG have already shown off their 2016 flagship devices at Mobile World Congress. This means that we won’t see HTC’s newest phone until April 11th, according to Android Headlines. More →

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Under Armour Healthbox Review

Dollars and Sense: In fitness tech, it’s game over

By on February 10, 2016 at 12:02 PM.

Dollars and Sense: In fitness tech, it’s game over

Armed with little more than a fitness tracker, an iPhone app and will power, I was able to lose 50 lbs in three months. I’ve even lost another 20 lbs since then, having gone from being one of more than 600 million obese adults to being in the best shape of my life. There’s no magic trick and there’s never going to be a single solution that works for everyone, but there is also little question that connected fitness devices and the apps that accompanies them have the potential to change lives. I know because they  changed my life.

While dozens of companies have jumped into the fray in an effort to get a piece of this young market, one has already emerged as a clear leader in the space — and it hasn’t even been shipping its devices for a full month yet. More →

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HTC One M10 Leaked Specs Features

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

By on January 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM.

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

After giving us a teaser about the HTC One M10 earlier this week, Evan Blass is back with a full report at VentureBeat that gives us a lot more details on HTC’s upcoming flagship handset. Among other things, Blass says that this will be the first flagship HTC phone that will come with an embedded fingerprint scanner and it will also have a home button that’s reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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HTC Google Nexus Phones Rumor

Rumor claims HTC will make two Nexus phones for Google this year

By on January 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Rumor claims HTC will make two Nexus phones for Google this year

HTC is in really bad shape right now but Google could potentially throw it a lifeline. Via Droid Life, a new rumor posted on Weibo claims that Google is going to have HTC produce not just one, but two new Nexus devices this year. The rumor only states that HTC will make a device with a 5-inch display and a device with a 5.5-inch display and it doesn’t reveal any additional specs. All the same, it’s safe to assume both new devices will run on the next version of Android that will be unveiled at Google I/O this year. More →

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Under Armour Healthbox Release Date

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

By on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

Armed with little more than a fitness band, a well-made iPhone app, a pair of sneakers and some will power, I lost 50 lbs in three months last winter. I have gone on to lose even more weight since then, inching ever closer to my goal, though my approach changed a bit as I mentioned in my earlier article. While there is little doubt in my mind that Jawbone’s fitness tracker and app combo played a huge role in my success, in the back of my mind I knew that there had to be a better way.

Now I’ve experienced a better way and I’m not sure I can ever go back. More →

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