Inside Space 360 – South Korea’s Amazing Fulldome Theater

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Recent advances in existing projection technology have, however, made possible a new kind of immersive movie theater experience, such as Space 360, which opened last year in Guangju, South Korea. The project was financed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

Facebook To Bring South Korea VR/AR Startups Under Its Wing

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Report Suggests Oculus Rift is Finally Heading to South Korea

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Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China

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Intel to Bring 2018 Olympic Winter Games Experience to Windows Mixed Reality

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Announced during the main press briefing at Microsoft’s event held in San Francisco, Intel will be bringing a ‘Windows Mixed Reality experience’ for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Diving Into VR Without a Headset

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Yet advances in existing projection technology have made it possible for new kinds of immersive movie theaters to be built, such as Space 360 in South Korea, opened last year. The project was financed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

‘Twilight’ VR Ride Coming to Lionsgate Theme Park

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Santa Monica-based film and TV studio, Lionsgate, is opening theme parks in South Korea and China. In 2020, Lionsgate will followup their Chinese indoor theme park with an outdoor park in South Korea in the tourism hub of Jeju Island.

Niantic Begins Accepting Nominations for PokéStops in Pokémon GO

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The beta version of the system will be limited to level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea, with child accounts excluded. Augmented reality gaming developer Niantic has decided to give its players the opportunity to make their mark on Pokémon GO with a PokéStop nomination system.

Check Out the Next World Record Attempt for Longest Time in VR, Live Stream Here

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Michael Kantack, a developer at South Korea-based indie studio Get Off the Roof , is currently attempting to break the Guinness Record for Longest VR Marathon. Kantack and his development team are Air Force veterans stationed in South Korea.

How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in VR

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The 2018 Winter Olympics is about to kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea today, and this year you’ll be able to watch a total of 30 events in VR, shared across live and on-demand 360/180 recordings.

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Fully-Automated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Debut Next Week at IAAPA Attractions Expo

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In late August the studio partnered with Seoul-based SKonec Entertainment to roll out similar Beat Saber machines to arcades across South Korea and China.

‘Odin’ Is A 4K SteamVR Headset From Russia, Launching ‘Summer 2019’

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The USA, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China have dominated the VR hardware space so far. Russian startup DEUS will be showing off their new SteamVR compatible headset called ‘Odin’ at CES2019. The company intends to release an ‘Odin Pre’ version of headset in February. This ‘Pre’ model is aimed at businesses and developers, and will ship with a 3DoF controller for an estimated price of $1100.

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Samsung Gear 360 launches in Korea, app, video guide now up

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As hinted before, Samsung has indeed launched the Gear 360 camera in South Korea. Sadly for those wishing to get a whiff of more international news, the Korean OEM has remained mum on the subject of market availability in other countries.

NOLO VR Completes $10 Million Series A Financing Led by BlueRun Ventures

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Daoning Zhang, founder & CEO of Nolo VR, says that more than 10,000 users worldwide have purchased a Nolo CV1, with the core users located in North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea and China.

Samsung Gear 360 Goes On Sale August 19th in US

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Following limited releases during VidCon and Lollapalooza, Samsung has been quiet when it came to a US release, even after we saw the Gear 360 go on sale in South Korea and parts of Europe months ago. You can pick up this 360-degree camera for $349.

‘Pokemon GO’ is Now Back to the Top of the iPhone Grossing Charts

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Finally, developer Niantic still hasn’t launched the game in China or South Korea due to complications with how Google services work (or don’t work) in those countries. for mobile spending and South Korea is No.

Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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During an interview in South Korea just before the Galaxy S8 launch, Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of global marketing for Samsung mobile, confirmed that a high-end, standalone headset is “still under construction”.

Korean Amusement Park Unveils Robot VR Attraction

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In an announcement made this Sunday, South Korean amusement park Everland revealed a brand new VR attraction that gives you the chance to control (and feel) the movements of an enormous robot in a dirty mech-on-mech brawl. The chance to pilot a giant robot is finally here.

Official Beat Saber Arcade Machine Heading To Korea & China

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You will be able to try this whole new arcade experience this September at KVRF (Korea) and GTI Expo (China). The service range includes various global regions besides Korea, China and Japan.”

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. While discussions around denuclearization of the Korean peninsula was top of mind leading into key summits with South Korea and the U.S. Back in 2016, we reported that North Korea potentially had a VR lab of their own.

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Samsung Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset

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According to The Korean Times , the South Korea-based technology giant has heightened its partnership with Microsoft, presumably to bring the mysterious device to the Microsoft Mixed Reality platform, much like its predecessor, the Samsung Odyssey. Not so fast, Apple.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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VR & AR Goes For Gold At 2018 Winter Olympic Games

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The 2018 Winter Olympic Games is getting a big technology boost when it opens on February 9th in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games kick off on February 9th and come to an end on February 25th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture.

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The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital Chatting with VC and corporate friends in Sand Hill Road, Hollywood, London, China, Japan and South Korea, a taxonomy emerged for AR/VR investors: Yes: Dedicated AR/VR funds (mainly angel, seed and Series A).

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0.

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North Korea Debuts ‘New’ Augmented Reality Education Tool

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North Korea has unveiled a “new intelligent playground equipment for children” that seems to be an AR sandbox, according to a video out last week from the state-run TV news broadcaster, NK News reports. “It

Olympic Athletes Are Using STRIVR To Train For 2018 Winter Games

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As part of the deal, the Olympic Ski & Snowboard team has been using VR headsets to virtually hit the slopes to get ready for this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

MWC 2018: SK Telecom Will Demo 5G Social VR

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South Korea’s largest mobile provider — SK Telecom — announced today that it will debut “social virtual reality” and multiple 5G demonstrations, including “hologram AI ,” at its 2018 Mobile World Congress booth next week. The demos will run from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung’s New Standalone VR Headset May be Called ‘Odyssey’

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Now it seems that a recent trademark filing in South Korea may reveal a possible name and brand identity for the new headset.

Samsung Uses VR To Provide Mental Health Care In Asia’s Suicide Capital

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South Korea has the highest suicide rate in East Asia, and the second highest in the world, behind Lithuania. Social stigma associated with mental health treatment, combined with weak patient privacy laws, prevent many South Koreans from seeking care for psychological issues. Samsung has announced a new VR-focused partnership with Gangam Severance Hospital in Seoul.

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Sogang University, South Korea. South East European University, Macedonia.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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South by Southwest (SXSW) // March 10th – March 19th. Seoul, South Korea. Seoul, South Korea.

VR Square, a VR theme park, is opening in Seoul

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Image Credit: Korea Bizwire. In Seoul, South Korea, a new VR theme park is opening. VR Square should help convert many South Koreans (and tourists) into believers in VR. It’s called VR Square.

59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Powered by Unreal, Netmarble’s Lineage2 Revolution on mobile made $176 million in its first month on mobile on iOS and Android in South Korea. It had more than 5 million users in its first month, or 10 percent of South Korea’s population. Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. And so when you ask which one of them has a bigger or a better business, you get some very different answers.

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Overwatch League has no women competitors, can we not make this mistake with VR eSports.

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Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon is one of the top Overwatch players in the world and went on to become the first woman ever to play for a team in South Korea’s top league.

VR First Expands: New VR labs Opened to Asia, Europe and North America

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NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands); Sogang University (South Korea). As a technology, Virtual Reality is gradually influencing the shape of the world.

Sundance New Frontier Announces 2019 Line-Up

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The Tide: Episodes 1 & 2 / South Korea (Lead Artists: Taekyung Yoo, Sanghyoun Lee, Key Collaborator: Seok Cho) — Something strange is coming. Sundance Film Festival has revealed their 2019 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibition.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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BE A FIGHTING ROBOT ON NEW VR ATTRACTION IN SOUTH KOREA. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

More Problems and Great Sales for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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This week brings new information from South Korean buyers who have already received their replacements complain about various issues with the phones, including overheating and battery problems such as fast battery draining and overheating. According to “The Wall Street Journal,” South Korean TV news network YTN first reported the issues. After a rocky start some Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s costumers are facing a new nightmare.

Marry the Man of Your Dreams Through VR

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In the same show, a user holding a controller from South Korea’s TEGway, for example, experienced the sensation of heat or cold. Virtual romantic avatars for men and women were on display at the 2017 edition of Tokyo Game Show , Reuters stated.

VR for Good: Future Aleppo Is An Emotional Tour Of Loss And Hope

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I want to stand on the tiny islands that sit between Russia and Alaska, explore the parks of Canada, and experience the culture of South Korea. There are a lot of places on this planet that I dream of visiting. I’m lucky enough to have travelled the globe already, but I still have so many cities and landscapes I want to see. Mohammed Kteish just wants to see his home again. Kteish is a Syrian refugee, hailing from the city of Aleppo.

Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator

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Hayoun Kwon is a repeat prize-winning artist and documentary director born in South Korea. The new initiative will help independent creators incubate original VR projects.