Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Sometimes dubbed “The Startup Nation,” today’s Israel is sprawling with technological innovation, especially when it comes to frontier technologies. My observations suggested Israel has the potential to become one of the world’s largest hubs for Augmented Reality.

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

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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. The post Apple Reportedly Could Have Over 1,000 Engineers Working on AR in Israel appeared first on Road to VR.

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Announcing our first AWE Tel Aviv Auggie Award Winners

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The Startup to Watch award was presented by Omri Cohen, Director and Partner of Vive X Israel. Startup to Watch and Best in Show Auggie Award presented at inaugural AWE Tel Aviv. Photo by Ezra Levy.

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Beyeonics Raises $11.5M to Further Develop AR/VR Surgical Visualization Platform

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Elbit Systems , an Israel-based defense company, recently announced that its medical technologies subsidiary Beyeonics Surgical successfully concluded its first funding round of $11.5

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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.

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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.

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

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Khelifa was particularly moved by the split between Israel and Palestine, who shared so much in common — including their fear for one another. Belgian-Tunisian war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa and MIT show how VR can be a critical tool for empathy.

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AR+VR Weekly: Rift S, building helicopters in VR & Israeli XR Startup to Watch

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AWE wrapped up its inaugural AR+VR conference and expo in Israel earlier this week and with it announced the first AWE Tel Aviv Auggie Awards. Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements week of November 5. By Tom Emrich. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR

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“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.

‘Nazi VR’ Documentary Shows How VR is Helping to Convict Nazi War Criminals

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To my knowledge, there is no more exact model of Auschwitz,” Brekertold The Times of Israel. “It More than 6,000 German soldiers worked at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.

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Raptor AR Smartglasses Give Cyclists Essential Stats While On The Road

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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.

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

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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.

MIT made a movie screen that brings 3D to all seats – without.

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MIT made a movie screen that brings 3D to all seats – without the glasses Seeing 3D movies in theaters isn’t my preferred choice for a bunch of reasons, but the glasses definitely rank among its most annoying features.

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AR+VR Weekly: VR shipments down 33.7%, Unity behind two-thirds of AR+VR content & AWE & Digi-Capital join forces

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This official partnership sees the launch of a joint survey which will produce four annual XR reports specific to the USA, Europe, China and Israel regions. Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements for the week of September 10.

AWE and Digi-Capital Partner to Bring AR & VR Data & Analytics to the XR Community

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In addition, Digi-Capital and AWE have joined forces on a global bi-annual XR industry survey program which will culminate in four regional reports: USA, Europe, China and Israel – each to be presented at AWE annual events in these regions.

Meta raises $50M more as it gears up for the next version of its.

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Meta was founded in 2012 and is based out of Redwood City, but also has an R&D operation in Israel, which is also where its founders hail from originally.

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Katy Perry Comes To Life in W Magazine AR Cover

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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.

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Sixense Will Refund Its VR Controller Backers, Switch To Enterprise

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The company has 31 employees in Los Gatos, San Francisco, and Israel, and it continues to hire, Rubin said. “We Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder customers.

Weekly Funding Roundup: Lightform gets $26 million, Vive X is investing in 30 startups, Facebook.

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HTC Vive’s investment group also said it planned to open another accelerator in Israel soon. Weekly Funding Roundup: Lightform gets $26 million, Vive X is investing in 30 startups, Facebook hiring former Apple engineer, & Sliver VR raised $16 million in VC funding. Lightform, a company that aims to take immersive projection mapping research projects and transform them into easy-to-use real world cases, just received $26 million in funding.

Edgybees Mashes Up Video games and Real Drones for a Futuristic New Racer

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Edgybees in fact draws from Amazon’s talent pool; Menashe Haskin, a former manager at the Amazon Prime Air office in Israel, helped cofound it in 2016. While Amazon is busy figuring out infrastructure for its Prime Air drone empire, augmented reality startup Edgybees has launched Drone Prix AR, an AR racing game for drones. Fellow founders CEO Adam Kaplan and vice president for research and development Nitay Megides come from data virtualization and robotics backgrounds respectively.

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Lumus Showed Off New AR Glasses With 55-Degree Field Of View

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Rehovot, Israel-based Lumus makes the optical engine that empowers AR solutions. Lumus, an Israeli startup that just raised a $45 million funding round , is unveiling new augmented reality displays for smartglasses that offer a wider field of view. The company showed the Maximus prototype for AR glasses with a 55-degree field of view at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. AR is expected to become a $90 billion market by 2020, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital.

UploadVR’s 2016 CES Party Brings All The VR Goodness To Vegas

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The Fourth Transformation Book Signing with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. 2016 was rough. A gorilla died, trolls ruled the earth, and we lost more than our fair share of icons and legends. But, thankfully, every year eventually comes to a close and as this one prepares to wind up we can turn our attention to the bright (slightly denial-fueled) promise of 2017 — and it’s kicking off with a bang for VR.

The Void CEO: Star Wars Can Make VR Accessible

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I interviewed Plumer, who has 30 years of experience in the entertainment technology industry, as he was finishing up a visit to Israel for the Beyond Reality event, which took VR leaders on a tour of Israel’s VR and augmented reality research centers. GamesBeat: You’re in Israel now.

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Lumus Packed a 55 Degree Field of View into Optics Less than 2mm Thick

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Israel-based Lumus has been working on transparent optics since 2000. At CES 2017, Lumus is demonstrating its latest waveguide optics which achieve a 55 degree field of view from optics less than 2mm thick, potentially enabling a truly glasses-sized augmented reality headset.

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Byond Will Help Enterprises Build AR, VR, And 360-degree Experiences

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Byond has been working on the tech for two years in Los Angeles and Israel, and it has been testing it for six months with brands and media companies. Byond is launching a publishing platform that allows companies to create augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360-degree applications. It’s one more set of tools designed to encourage enterprises and brands to take the plunge into promising new technologies.

Meta Debuts Groundbreaking Interactive AR at Sundance

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And now, by bringing Daniel Lazo and Eran May-Raz, directors of the short film “Sight” (which showcased augmented reality) from Israel to work at Meta, the company was able to express these interests in a storytelling mode.

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Sixense Still Won’t Say When Kickstarter Backers Can Expect Their Rewards

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According to him, Sixense has a team in Israel and the company is spending $150,000-175,000 on research and development each month. On October 12, 2013 Sixense closed its Kickstarter campaign after raising over $600,000 from 2,383 backers. The purpose of the campaign was to raise money for the STEM System : a third-party hardware solution capable of providing positional tracking and hand controllers to virtual reality headsets.

Vuze Is An $800 VR Camera Releasing In March With 3D Audio Support

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Founded out of Israel, in 2000, Humaneyes says it holds more than 70 patents across the 3D spectrum. A number of new virtual reality (VR) headsets and technologies went to market in 2016, but without content, VR viewers are little more than futuristic-looking ski goggles.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Starting off with a group of 33 startups, the program focuses on enterprise, commerce, education, health, social, and esports– and the program just announced 30 additions to the program and a new location: Israel.

2016 Disney Accelerator Participants include eSports & VR companies.

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Today The Walt Disney Company announced participants in the 2016 Disney Accelerator, a program that provides entrepreneurs with mentorship and immersion into the media and entertainment industry.

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Apple Manufacturer Quanta Partners With Lumus For AR Displays

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Recently, they reached out to Lumus, an Israel-based business that designs displays for AR glasses and headsets. Quanta Computer Inc. is a manufacturing partner for Apple and many other hardware manufacturers in the PC/smartphone space. They’re one of the most important companies that consumers have never heard of.

Alibaba Backed WayRay won Grand Prize on AutoMobility LA’s Top Ten

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After making it to the Top Three alongside an impressive group of innovative startups from around the world, including Ohio-based GhostWave and Israel’s Innoviz Technologies, they were named this year’s winner of the 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition. The Swiss-based company WayRay that makes augmented reality for cars, won the grand prize in a start-up competition at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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DOES APPLE HAVE 1000+ ENGINEERS WORKING ON AR IN ISRAEL? Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

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The Kaleidoscope Summer Showcase is Coming to LA

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Light is an immersive music experience that debuted at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Jerusalem, Israel as the first synchronized virtual reality performance of its kind. Kaleidoscope and VRScout are showcasing VR creators in Los Angeles.

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

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According to Bruce Harris, a Microsoft "Technical Evangelist", who has been speaking at an event in Israel recently, we also have a few more details on what we can expect on the connectivity and battery life front.

Sundance Is Bringing 20 VR Experiences to New Frontier

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and Israel to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility told from the perspective of Stuxnet, a sophisticated cyber weapon, and a key NSA informant. It’s that time of the year again and Sundance Film Festival has announced their 2017 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibitions.

ViveX Demo Day Batch 2 Featured 26 VR And AR Companies

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To date Vive X has funded over 60 different companies with over $100 million and aims to continue its expansion into Israel soon in addition to locations in the U.S., Today at an event in San Francisco HTC hosted a Vive X Demo Day for its second batch of funded company demos. The event featured 26 different companies ranging from game developers, enterprise applications, ease-of-use convenience tools, and a litany of other projects.

Vision Summit 2016 for Augmented and Virtual Reality Hit a Home Run!

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Also included were independent developers who came from Denmark, Israel, and further out to impress us with their content and technology demos. The 2016 Vision Summit conference took place on February 10 and 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Sacrarium grid removes illegal content, misbehaving users

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Kitely, for example, which is based in Israel, has registered. Nude child avatars spotted on Sacrarium grid. Image courtesy Damian Hart.). The Sacrarium grid has taken down illegal content after receiving complains from users through emails and forums, and removed users who allegedly engaged in illegal behavior with child avatars.

High Fidelity’s content protection plan has high costs

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Tochner reviously headed up an identity management company, ID Choice, and worked in Unit 8200, Israel’s equivalent of the NSA. ].

DMCA registration costs drop from $105 to $6

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For example, here is the registered agent information for Israel-based Kitely Ltd. $6 for three years of protection against lawsuits from US creators — for any grid, anywhere in the world. helps protect against take-downs by hosting companies and domain registrars.

Vive X: Here Are The 33 VR Startups HTC Vive Just Funded

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” HTC Vive’s investment group also said it planned to open an accelerator in Israel, joining locations in San Francisco, Beijing, Shenzhen and Taipei. HTC’s Vive X accelerator program is welcoming more than 30 new VR and AR startups to the fold with investments in North America and Asia. The companies join the inaugural group of 33 startups funded in July last year.

Can Vuze Become the Next GoPro?

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Starting its way from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel – the company received venture capital backing and moved to Colorado, US.