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Samsung to Acquire AR/VR Microdisplay Company eMagin for $218M

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eMagin, the US-based developer and manufacturer of OLED microdisplays for AR/VR headsets, announced a merger agreement with Samsung Display, a subsidiary of the Korean tech giant. The company announced in a press statement that Samsung will acquire all outstanding shares of eMagin common stock on a fully diluted basis for $2.08

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Inmates Use VR To Prepare For Life On The Outside

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Since 2005, the United States Supreme Court has battled tirelessly to reduce the brutal mandatory sentences of minors by courts and as a result the sentencing of life without parole for juveniles was made unconstitutional in 2012.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Mario Kart comes to VR, E3’s VR news, Intel’s new VR eSports league AND wireless VR solution, Samsung buys their way into social, the investment & funding wrapup, and more…. SAMSUNG BUYS A SOCIAL VR CARD. Based in New York, a startup called VRB (pronounced “verb”) has been acquired by Samsung.

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

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Founded in 2000 by legendary game designer Tim Schafer, this is a storied studio known for games like Psychonauts (2005), Brutal Legend (2009) , and many more. Announced just last week, Double Fine was one of the most recent studio acquisitions for Xbox Game Studios. The VR version of Minecraft also came to the Oculus Rift in 2016.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Already supporting the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and PSVR – Unity will now support Google Daydream. Ostendo , based in Carlsbad, CA, was founded in 2005 to advance display technology, curved screens, and has been developing VR displays for over a decade for the military.

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Intel to Buy Imagination Technologies or AMD’s RTG?

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Back in August 2005, AMD moved to acquire ATI after a fallout between Hector J. By focusing and bringing new and returning the old talents into the fold, RTG is now a non-incorporated company inside AMD holding that is building new products for AMD, Microsoft, Nintendo, Samsung, Sony and potentially, for Intel.

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Meet Nick Whiting, Epic’s Technical Director of VR/AR

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To help do that, I coordinate engineering efforts internal to Epic as well as well as manage relationships with other companies like Oculus, Valve and Samsung to make sure that UE4 lets people maximize the potential of the engine to the fullest and that it’s easy to use. VR makes those sorts of sci-fi dreams a reality today.

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