HTC unveils Taiwan's first 5G smartphone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — HTC Corporation announced two new smartphone models on Wednesday (June 17), including Taiwan's first 5G cellphone, which will begin shipping in August. As Taiwan en...

Taiwan's HTC announces layoffs to reduce costs

Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Corp. announced Monday (June 1) that it will "strategically adjust" its human resources and continue optimizing its organizational structure to r...

Taiwan to introduce cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Taiwanese communications service providers, the island country is expected to introduce the cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in the world sometime during the s...

Taiwan ex-HTC CEO to release world's first social 5G VR headset

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou (周永明), who three years ago started his own social virtual reality company XRSpace, on Tuesday (May 26) unveiled a new VR platform designed to facilitate social interaction an...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum sees 99% drop in visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) said Wednesday (May 6) that its visitor numbers for the month of April have dropped by 99 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Pat's Run racing on virtually during pandemic

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The calendar reminder caught Joe Thomas off-guard. “Your flight from Philadelphia to Phoenix leaves in one hour,” it read. Thomas scheduled Wedn...

Pulled plug shows hazards of virtual competition

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the novel coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. ...

New restrictions at Taiwan National Palace Museum limit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) announced Wednesday (March 25) it would limit visitors to 100 at a time at both of its branches to slow the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and ...

Taiwan’s HTC to open VR store in Saudi Arabia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Viveland, an affiliate of Taiwanese electronics brand HTC Corp., will open a VR (virtual reality) outlet in Saudi Arabia early this year, reports said Thursday (Jan. 2). ...

Feds: No evidence hackers disrupted North Carolina voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal investigation didn’t turn up any evidence that cyber attacks were responsible for computer errors that disrupted voting in a North Carolina county in 2016, according to ...

Taiwan’s HTC to cut jobs for second consecutive year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC confirmed on Monday (Dec. 16) plans to downsize again as part of its realignment strategy aimed at retaining an innovative edge. T...

November sales for Taiwan's HTC down 16% month-on-month

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. saw a monthly sales drop of 16 percent in November, which market analysts attributed to escalating competition in the global smartphone market. In a statemen...

Taiwan’s public broadcasting service recognized at Asian Academy Creative Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public broadcasting institution in Taiwan has claimed three awards at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA), a pillar of the Singapore Media Festival that celebrates e...

Taiwan's HTC to offer discounts for Black Friday in U.S.

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. will offer discounts for Black Friday in the United States to try to take advantage of the big sales extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, the company sai...