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HTC Vive Tracker Bundles Announced

HTC Vive Tracker in Action
Under normal circumstances, the benefits of the positional HTC Vive tracking system is limited to the head mounted display and the hand controllers.  Revealed at CES 2017, the HTC Vive Tracker is a generic add-on designed to deliver the same positional tracking abilities to nearly any kind of solid object.  They could even be used to help track additional body joints like your knees and elbows.

Over the past year, availability has been limited to developers, and HTC is finally making the technology available for pre-order by consumers with anticipated delivery in mid-December.

Each tracker is $99.99 USD.  You can also buy an additional pair of body straps for $24.99 from Rebuffreality (straps do not include the actual trackers).  As a value-add, the straps include a Steam key for Redfoot Bluefoot Dancing.

Sample product bundles that tie in with the HTC Vive tracker include the Hyper Blaster with Duck Season and the Racket Sports Set with Virtual Sports.  Early titles that have already implemented tracker support include Island 359, Climbey, Holodance, High Fidelity, and more.  Dozens more are expected.
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So Long, Google. HTC is Off to China!

Not gonna happen with HTC!

For whatever reason, HTC has decided to drop their plans for an HTC branded standalone Google Daydream VR headset.  This was supposed to be an HTC / Google developed mobile headset based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.  Poof!  Gone.

Instead, HTC is purportedly developing their own Vive Focus stand-alone HMD which is also slated to be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and also features inside-out camera based positional tracking complete with its own hand controller.  More than this, if / when released, the device will only be available in China.
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Intel Entering Discrete GPU Market

Raja Koduri, Intel Chief Architect, Senior Vice President, Core and Visual Computing Group
What a week!

Shock one was that Raja Koduri stepped down as Advanced Micro Devices' Senior Vice-President and Chief Architect from their Radeon Technologies Group (RTG).  RTG is AMD's GPU division.

Shock two was that Raja Koduri is now the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cores & Visual Computing & Edge Computing Solutions at Intel.
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