Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry


Sometimes dubbed “The Startup Nation,” today’s Israel is sprawling with technological innovation, especially when it comes to frontier technologies. My learning adventure in Israel included a couple of months of exploration and familiarization with the local innovative ecosystem, including VR/AR technologies. My observations suggested Israel has the potential to become one of the world’s largest hubs for Augmented Reality.

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Altair Semiconductor Renames to Sony Semiconductor Israel

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Today, after more than four years of being acquired by Sony, Altair Semiconductor is renaming itself as Sony Semiconductor Israel.


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Mystery Israel Oil Spill Is Its Worst Environmental Disaster in Years

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Israel is scrambling to clean up black tar that has washed ashore on its beaches following an oil spill that officials are calling one of the worst environmental disasters in years.

Apple Reportedly Could Have Over 1,000 Engineers Working on AR in Israel

Road to VR

According to UBS analyst Steven Milunovich , Apple could have over 1,000 engineers working on Augmented Reality technology in Israel, mostly at its major R&D centre in Herzliya. Within a research note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, he states “According to some industry sources, the company may have over 1,000 engineers working on a project in Israel that could be related to AR”.

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Researchers grew mice embryos in artificial wombs

Mashable VR

In what is held as a major scientific breakthrough, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel grew hundreds of mice embryos inside artificial wombs. More about Mashable Video , Israel , Embryo , Mice , and Medical Technology.

Drone Makes It Rain Weed in Tel Aviv

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green drone israel marijuana drugs weed drones technologyA drone over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square dropped hundreds of bags of weed on Thursday, setting off a mad scramble by onlookers to stock up, the Jerusalem Post reported. Read more.

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Texas Legislature May Introduce Bill to Blacklist Businesses That Don't Love Fossil Fuels

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carbon neutrality ethical investment fossil fuel sustainable energy anti zionism boycotts of israel articles fossil fuel divestment nature physical sciences boycott divestment and sanctions greg abbottTexas Lt.

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Snapchat Showcases Its Creative Chops at Cannes Lion with Marker Tracking & Landmarker AR Lens

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On Monday, Snap did just that by opening an augmented reality exhibit at the La Malmaison art gallery featuring the digital creations of innovative Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel. Inside the La Malmaison, Snap and Israel have installed five "Snap-Portraits" that are brought to life via Snapchat's Marker Tracking. Influenced by Israel's passion for his hometown, the portraits host virtual palm trees.

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Join us Wednesday, September 9 to watch Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator demo day live

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, Israel Aerospace Industries North America and The Aerospace Corporation. The 2020 class of Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is graduating with an official demo day on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m.

Transit Navigation App Moovit Adds Augmented Reality Way Finder Feature to Challenge Google Maps Live View

Next Reality AR

This week, Israel-based startup Moovit introduced a new AR navigation feature called Way Finder for its eponymous navigation app for public transit and ridesharing services. As helpful as it is, Google Maps isn't the only mapping app with augmented reality walking navigation anymore.

This Country Vaccinated Nearly Every Adult in Two Weeks

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Israel, and a few other countries have done a decent job in rapidly vaccinating their residents against covid-19—but none hold a candle to the small Asian nation of Bhutan. The U.S.,

The Middle East Is Blanketed in Rare Snowfall

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It snowed in the Middle East on Wednesday, covering parts of Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Israel in rare white blanket.

The Real-World Covid-19 Vaccine Data Is Looking Really Good

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New reports from the UK and Israel this week suggest that these vaccines… Read more. Covid-19 vaccines have been available to the general public for about two months now, though far too few people have been vaccinated.

You're Far Less Likely to Spread Covid-19 If You Get the Vaccine, Real-World Data Suggests

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The findings, based on research from Israel and elsewhere, are good news for containing the pandemic… Read more.

There’s No Reason to Freak Out About the Latest Pfizer Vaccine Study

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The study, based on real-world data from Israel, found that the vaccine wasn’t as effective against B.1351, the variant first found in South Africa, as it was against other… Read more.

Son of Stuxnet?

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It certainly looks like Israel just cyber attacked Iran again.

AR Drone Technology That Can Help Save Lives


in funding) via HCL’s ETO Open Innovation Program in partnership with Consulate General of Israel to South India. Its First Response command and control system for professional drone users in emergency response organizations is already operational in over 70 organizations throughout the US, Australia, Europe, and Israel. First responders will be able to use drones equipped with augmented reality technology to better deal with emergency situations. .

XRHealth Secures $7M Investment to Expand Its AR/VR Telehealth Platform

Road to VR

The company announced the funding via a press statement today, stating that the new funding round was led by Bridges Israel, Flint Capital, and 20/20 HealthCare Partners.

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Varjo Raises $54M Financing to Support Its Retina-Quality VR/AR Headsets for Enterprise

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Since its founding in 2016, Varjo has expanded its global operations and reseller network to over 40 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with the launch of sales and direct shipping to markets such as Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

EyeSight, VicoVR to bring gesture control to mobile-based VR

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Chinese technology conglomerate Kuang-Chi will invest in Israel-based provider of software-based machine vision and gesture recognition... News 3DiVi Inc. A startup that allows a smartphone’s own camera to be used to track hand gestures has received a $20 million investment. eyeSight gesture control VicoVR

Top 10 Free AR/VR Narratives and Storytelling Experiences


Audiences experience the invisible world of cyber warfare through the perspective of the Stuxnet virus on a clandestine mission hatched by the US and Israel to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility.”

VR Project ‘The Enemy’ Tells the Story of Combatants like Never Before


Khelifa was particularly moved by the split between Israel and Palestine, who shared so much in common — including their fear for one another. As they walk through the gallery, they meet each of “the enemies” — combatants from one of three conflict zones: the Maras in Salvador, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in Israel and Palestine. Belgian-Tunisian war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa and MIT show how VR can be a critical tool for empathy.

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Racket: Nx Is Coming To Oculus Quest, Supports Cross-Buy With Rift


The developers, One Hamsa, filmed a new trailer for Quest in their home country of Israel. Racket: Nx, the game described as “racquetball meets breakout”, is coming to the Oculus Quest standalone VR system. They shot it playing outside in the desert and edited in a sci-fi background. It is just an advertisement but this is the first time we’ve seen Quest being used outside.

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Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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He reveals he’s also in advanced discussions with various embassies from countries such as the UK,Canada,Australia,Ireland Israel about mutual exchange programs. As India’s first-ever Immersive Technology festival wraps up, it highlights how the market for making and consuming technologies such as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality goes well beyond Silicon Valley.

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How to file for a piece of that $117.5 million Yahoo data-breach settlement

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or Israel, then you could have a cash payout coming your way. Hey, would you look at that? Yahoo accounts finally have some value — but only if you act quickly.

QAnon, CultTok, and Leaving It All Behind

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“I was impressed that it only took four years,” Danielle, self-identified ex-cult member, 34, said on a phone call.

Using drones for virtual reality – Or Lev-Cohen

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I’m an industrial designer from Tel Aviv, Israel. It is one of the most veteran design firms in Israel, and it’s based in Tel Aviv by the beach. On the first episode of The Immersive Wire is Or Lev-Cohen, a final-year Industrial Design student from Tel-Aviv.

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR


“The stories come from: India, Israel, France, America, and beyond. Chelsea Film Festival offers a VR lineup that is refreshing, intimate, and necessary. Over the past few years, VR has established a presence in “name brand” festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca or Cannes. In this growing landscape, how can niche festivals establish themselves as homes for important VR?

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are Revolutionizing Healthcare


For example, workers at Sheba Medical Center , located in Ramat Gan, Israel, have been using Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 as a method to train staff to operate on ventilators.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

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in funding) via HCL’s ETO Open Innovation Program in partnership with Consulate General of Israel to South India. Its First Response command and control system for professional drone users in emergency response organizations is already operational in over 70 organizations in the US, Australia, Europe, and Israel. First responders will be able to use drones equipped with Augmented Reality technology to better deal with emergency situations.

DecaGear CEO Shares Details on Company Background, Future Plans

Road to VR

On his own background, Kuntzman said he’s originally from Israel where he worked as a software developer, later founding an online ad business that he eventually sold to another Israeli ad company.

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What to Expect from Apple in the AR/VR Space


Most recently, it was revealed that Apple also quietly acquired and absorbed Camerai , an Israel-based specialist in AR and camera tech. © Apple, Inc.

Apple Manufacturer Quanta Signs Deal to Mass Produce Lumus AR Display Modules

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Israel-based Lumus has been working on transparent optics since 2000. Quanta, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest original design manufacturers, has signed an agreement to mass produce AR display modules from Lumus , a company specializing in AR displays based on ‘waveguide’ optical technology.

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Katy Perry Comes To Life in W Magazine AR Cover


This includes a collaboration with artist Alex Israel, accompanied by a futuristic piece of fiction; a defiant take on fall fashion by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; and a portfolio by photographer and artist Collier Schorr, capturing fashion’s obsession with gender fluidity. The fashion publication’s latest issue embraces augmented reality.

Raptor AR Smartglasses Give Cyclists Essential Stats While On The Road


Israel-based Everysight today announced Raptor, a new set of glasses designed specifically for cyclists. While VR is letting cyclists explore the world from the comfort of their homes , this new set of AR glasses could provide huge benefits for those that still venture outside. It reminds us a little of Google’s Glass project, or the upcoming CastAR.

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Humaneyes Technologies Debuts The $400 Vuze XR, A Dual Camera That Captures 360° And VR180 Imagery


Founded in 2000, Israel-based Humaneyes says it holds more than 70 patents across the 3D spectrum. Humaneyes Technologies has announced a follow-up to its Vuze VR camera, one that captures both 360° (2D) and stereoscopic VR180 (3D) videos and photos. The Vuze XR camera, which will cost around $400 when it launches later this year, is basically two cameras in one. When it’s closed, it’s a 360° camera, but you can click a button to convert the device into a VR180 camera.

Creating remote MR productions


While sheltering in place, four hi-tech companies, located in 2 continents, worked together to create a historical AR experience for Israel President Reuven Rivlin, that was accessible to anyone with a smart phone or tablet.