Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard

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Saudi Arabia has utilized its Public Investment Fund to invest over $3.3 billion (that’s $3,300,000,000 for the more visual learners out there) in Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, and Activision Blizzard, Al Jazeera reported (h/t Eurogamer ). Read more.

Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool

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Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool. It seems that the world’s largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects.

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Hackers Stole a Terabyte of Data from Oil Giant Saudi Aramco

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Cybercriminals have stolen approximately a terabyte of data from one of the world’s largest energy companies, Saudi Aramco. Read more.

Magic Leap Raises $461M in New Funding Led by Saudi Arabia’s Investment Arm

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Magic Leap, the augmented reality headset manufacturer, has added another couple hundred million dollars to its Series D investment round, this time $461 million led by The Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, Tech Crunch reports. According to the report, the Saudi Arabian fund raised $400 million of the investment, while Magic Leap says “new investors” made up the remaining amount.

Magic Leap’s Total Funding Exceeds $2 Billion, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

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Now, in 2018, Magic Leap is adding $461 million to this latest round with the bulk coming from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s investment arm. While little is known about Magic Leap’s technology, the startup’s funding story is a little more public. Google helped transform the Florida startup into a giant of the nascent AR industry in Oct.

Hyenas Left a Massive Pile of Bones in a Saudi Arabian Lava Tube

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Scientists investigating a dried-up lava tube in northwestern Saudi Arabia were stunned to find a huge assemblage of bones belonging to horses, asses, and even humans. lava tube mammals hyena saudi arabia countries striped hyena continents mathew stewart crocotta

Magic Leap Teases Magicverse Debut in 2020, Launches Magic Leap Toolkit for Developers

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Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Magic Leap's chief product officer, Omar Khan, revealed that the Magicverse SDK 1.0 After talking up the Magicverse for the past year and adding new capabilities to Lumin OS to accommodate it, Magic Leap appears to be inching ever closer to actually launching its cross-platform flavor of the AR cloud while introducing a new tool for its development community.

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

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HTT will be building a 10 km track to connect Abu Dhabi to Al Ain and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Cyrus Radfar. Contributor. Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor. Will tech companies change the way we manage our health? Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive. Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk.

120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula

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Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region. Read more.

New Magic Leap Images Appear as Saudi Prince Gets Demo from CEO Rony Abovitz

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It turns out that the government of Saudi Arabia has managed to do something last month's Game Developers Conference couldn't — give us a few new glimpses of the Magic Leap One being worn by someone other than Shaq. Last month, Magic Leap used GDC to launch its SDK, hold a number of private parties at a special "Magic Leap House," and even give a few select attendees private, apparently NDA-locked demos.

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.

Countries Invested in Drilling for Oil Unsure About This Not Drilling for Oil Thing

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Oil-producing heavyweights like Russia and Saudi Arabia will not go quietly into the night.

Magic Leap’s Next AR Headset to Ship in Q4 2021, Promising Larger FOV & More Compact Design

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Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past week to talk a bit about her time as the company’s new leader.

Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

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A recent $350 million funding round has ensured the company more runway as it no doubt strives to justify its already massive $3 billion funding, which has arrived from sources including Google, Alibaba, Qualcomm, AT&T, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and Axel Springer.

Is Virtual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca a solution during Pandemic time?

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Saudi Students have developed this Virtual and Augmented Reality Homework consisting of The Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims. Is Virtual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca a solution during Pandemic time?

11 amazing photos that will erase your insect fears

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” Mofeed Abu Shalwa, a professional photographer from Saudi Arabia, won the grand prize, earning the title of “Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020” as well as £2,500, or about $3,300, in prize money and other prizes worth over $2,500.

HTC Vive partners with ARVI VR to expand its global location-based Virtual Reality arcade offering

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After the first wave of openings, the deployment will extend at a later time to Egypt, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam, and Kuwait, according to HTC.

Snapchat’s Latest Lens Studio Update Is A Game Changer For AR Creators

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14 new landmarks and 6 AR templates make their way to the desktop app. This week Snapchat further deepened its commitment to AR technology with the release of a new update for Lens Studio, the companies official desktop app for the creation of AR ‘Lenses,’ which adds fourteen new “Landmarks,” as well as six additional Lense templates. Debuted back in April, Snapchat’s “Landmarkers” Lenses bring famous locations all around the world to life in AR.

Magic Leap Raises $280M from Japanese Telecom NTT DOCOMO

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The company’s penultimate investment round netted the AR startup $461 million in March 2018, led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm. Magic Leap, one of the most well-funded startups in history, just took on a $280 million investment from Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO. As Japan’s largest mobile operator, Docomo is slated to be Magic Leap’s exclusive telecommunications partner in Japan.

BBC to Stream Major World Cup 2018 Matches in UK on PSVR, Cardboard, Oculus Go & Gear VR

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The VR app is said hit the respective app stores closer to the first match, which starts on June 14th with the Russia vs. Saudi Arabia match to kick it off. The BBC is bringing live coverage of all 33 of its licensed World Cup 2018 matches from Russia to a new dedicated app, dubbed BBC Sport VR – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Magic Leap Founder Rony Abovitz to Step Down as CEO

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Since its founding in 2011, Magic Leap has amassed over $3 billion in capital from investors such as Google, Saudi Arabia’s Venture Capital Fund, Alibaba, and Axel Springer, making it one of the most well-funded startups in tech history.

How four-person startup Luminopia is using TV to treat lazy eye 

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One study conducted in a hospital in Saudi Arabia surveyed 37 families with children who were using eye patches to treat amblyopia. If you’re diagnosed with lazy eye — otherwise known as amblyopia — as a child, there are only a few options at your disposal.

Data Dive: How Much Does AR Influence Shopping?

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France and Saudi Arabia. A R’s role in marketing and commerce continues to ratchet up as brands see that it’s working. This plays out through performance and ROI in ad campaigns, as well as signals that AR is gaining traction among consumers as a shopping utility.

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Data Dive: How Much Does AR Influence Shopping?

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France and Saudi Arabia. AR’s role in marketing and commerce continues to ratchet up as brands see that it’s working. This plays out through performance and ROI in ad campaigns, as well as signals that AR is gaining traction among consumers as a shopping utility.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

GOOD NEWS! Owatch August BIG SALE, UP TO 20% OFF!

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Everyone who wants to start a business will think so. ” What is the most profitable business right now? How much does it cost to start a VR business? “ If you want to start your VR business, then you can’t miss the best discounts that Owatch will launch in August! Buy more and save more!

Huge Promotion for 9D VR Chair Cinema/Simulator and VR Park

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Wholesale High-Quality 9D VR Cinema Price Products from Owatch / 9D VR Simulator Price VR Park for sale, China Factory. Worldwide Shipping! Stock Sale! China professional 9D Virtual Reality Price Rides & VR Game Machine Suppliers Factory.

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms.

What is 5D/7D Cinema?

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5D Cinema is a form of film art expression developed on the basis of 4D Cinema. It contains all the functions of 4D theater. 5D theater uses seat effects and environmental effects to simulate lightning and thunder, wind, frost, rain and snow, and explosion impact.

Robot Shibuya Mirai Becomes Tokyo Resident

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted Sophia citizenship last month. Tokyo, Japan may have just become the first city to officially grant residence to an artificial intelligence (AI). The intelligence’s name is Shibuya Mirai and exists only as a chatbot on the popular Line messaging app. Mirai, which translates to ‘future’ from Japanese, joins Hanson Robotic’s “Sophia” as pioneering AI gaining statuses previously reserved for living, biological entities.

10 best dramas on Netflix for when you want to feel something

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Wadjda Writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansour made her narrative feature debut with this charming tale of a spunky 10-year-old Saudi girl, who dreams of a shiny green bicycle. Drama can hit hard and hurt so good.

Hand interactive VR Game Simulator, the latest One-stop Arcade Unattended VR Machine

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Owatch Launched the New VR Plus Series! Hand Interactive VR Game Simulator !!! Unique Interactive VR Coin-op Game set to take the market by VR WOW! Owatch Interactive Simulator Ride.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality’s Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. CONTACT US. Name *. First. Job Title * Email *.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

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At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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Ouverture des inscriptions à EON Entrepreneur School

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Vous rêvez de créer les nouvelles applications en Réalité Virtuelle et Augmentée ? Saisissez cette opportunité avec EON ENTREPRENEUR SCHOOL. Cette formation est le fruit d’un partenariat entre EON Reality, le leader mondial de la Réalité Virtuelle et Augmentée, et l’IMIE, école de la filière numérique présente sur 7 campus (Nantes, Angers, Rennes, Le Mans, Caen, Paris et Laval).

TECHINNOVATION Singapore 2018

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TECHINNOVATION , organized by IPI (Intellectual Property Intermediary), a non-profit organization established under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, aims to bring together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation.

Now Recruiting: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Enthusiasts of Dubai, UAE

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EON Reality and EAIT (Emirates Advanced Investments Trading) have partnered to form EON Reality UAE LLC , an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) focused on vocational skills training and higher education utilizing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The IDC houses an Entrepreneur School, which teaches the skills needed to be successful in creating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content and applications for industry and training.

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