South Korea Is Building Its Own K-Pop Metaverse

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The metaverse will supposedly play a central role in the South Korean economy. It’s hard to ignore the growing rise of South Korean media and culture in Western countries. Superstars acts like BTS alone have generated billions for the South Korean economy.

Light it up like dynamite: South Korea launches first lunar mission

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South Korea began its first mission to the moon this week with the launch of its Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) mission from Florida. News Space Moon South Korea space SpaceX

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Dazzling drone display targets coronavirus in South Korea

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News Coronavirus COVID-19 drone display Drones Korea South KoreaThe display thanked people for helping to tackle the pandemic.

Pico 4 Ships October 18 To Europe, Japan & South Korea For €429

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Pico 4 ships October 18 in Europe, Japan, and South Korea – starting at €429. Pico is no newcomer to VR – it revealed its first headset in 2016. Last year it was acquired by ByteDance , the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok.

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. The post Inside Space 360 – South Korea’s Amazing Fulldome Theater appeared first on VRScout. Fully immersive experiences without the need of a VR headset. Are we there yet?

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

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North and South Korea Both Launch Ballistic Missile Tests Within Hours of Each Other

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North Korea and South Korea both tested ballistic missiles overnight, Eastern time, within just hours of each other.

South Korea Holds Off Imposing Maximum Social Distancing Measures As Cases Surge

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South Korea, one of the world’s leading examples for novel coronavirus containment, is struggling with a recent surge of thousands of infections of the virus. coronavirus covid 19 health south korea social distancing

Report Suggests Oculus Rift is Finally Heading to South Korea

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South Korea Hits Google, Meta With Record-Setting Fines Over Privacy Violations

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Google and Meta have yet another privacy regulator breathing down their necks and scrutinizing their advertisement business. Read more.

South Korea Asks App Stores to Abolish 'Play-To-Earn' Crypto Games

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Play-to-earn (P2E) games where users trade their playtime for crypto earnings are the latest trend to take the crypto community by storm, and the latest subject of a crackdown over in South Korea.

Apple joins Google in allowing alternative app store payment systems in South Korea

Digital Trends

Apple is finally opening up its App Store to third-party payment systems -- in South Korea. Mobile News App Store Apple

Crypto Workers Behind Terra and Luna Are Facing a Flight Ban in South Korea

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The ongoing crypto crash has brought a lot of investors back down to earth. In the case of current and former Terraform Labs employees, it’s keeping them literally grounded. Read more.

Google opens up Play Store payments in South Korea in response to legislation

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In response to new legislation, Google will now let developers in South Korea implement support for third-party payment systems. Android Mobile News developers Google Play Google Play store

DoubleMe to Make City-Scale Digital Twin of Buyeo, South Korea

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While there’s no substitute for physically experiencing a new place, XR development company DoubleMe is creating a holographic replica of the historic South Korean city Buyeo. Travel is difficult. It’s expensive and time consuming, not to mention challenges like learning a new language.

Korea To Begin Using VR-Based Drivers Ed For Elderly In 2025

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Of the 209,654 road accidents that took place in South Korea last year, over 31,000 were caused by elderly drivers. As a result, South Korean police are adopting a different strategy. The post Korea To Begin Using VR-Based Drivers Ed For Elderly In 2025 appeared first on VRScout.

SK Telecom Rolls Out Magic Leap In-Stores in South Korea, Announces Harry Potter & League of Legends AR Partnerships

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The partnership between Magic Leap and leading South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom took on an added importance earlier this week as the company unveiled the world's first nationwide 5G network. During an event at SK Telecom's headquarters in South Korea, Jung-ho Park, the company's CEO, outlined its aggressive dive into 5G, which includes a few new augmented reality initiatives.

Apple and Google are going to need to open up their app stores in South Korea

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South Korea has just forced Apple and Google to open up their in-app purchases to third-party payment processors as antitrust movements intensify globally.

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

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The post Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China appeared first on Road to VR. Beat Games, the Czech Republic-based indie developers behind smash hit rhythm game Beat Saber , are aiming to make a big splash in Asia with a newly revealed dedicated arcade machine. The cabinet was created in partnership with SKonec Entertainment , a Seoul-based company that recently opened a VR multiplex called VR SQUARE.

North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Missile as South Korea Starts Military Expo

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North Korea tested what’s believed to be a submarine-launched missile near the country’s east coast around 10:17 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news outlet, the same day that South Korea kicked off the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.

Take a Walk Through South Korea’s GDF 2019 Exhibition

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While America seems to be the hub for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content – a great deal of news comes from there anyway – one country that’s wholeheartedly embraced these technologies is South Korea. Offering one of the few videogame experiences was South Korean company Around Effect, with AR/VR Interaction Show, an AR shooting title designed for kids.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park

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One exception is South Korea, where a 5G network is quickly proliferating. Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park discusses how his company is using the network to evangelize VR. I was really impressed with some of the work that I've been seeing come out of Korea.

Digital actuality “reunites” mom with lifeless daughter in South Korean doc

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A coronary heart-wrenching reunion in between a mother and her deceased daughter aired final 7 days in a documentary by South Korean broadcaster MBC.

South Korea’s SKonec Entertainment Open First Western Location in LA

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South Korea has a dedicated virtual reality (VR) community of creators but it’s not often the content makes it out of the country and onto western shores. ” It was noted that one downside was the need to go to South Korea to play it. SKonec Entertainment has featured on VRFocus before thanks to its Mortal Blitz franchise but the company mostly specialises in location-based entertainment (LBE) on its home turf.

South and North Korea Are Bracing for Their Second Typhoon in a Week

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Typhoon Maysak slammed South Korea early on Thursday and then made a second landfall in North Korea, killing at least two people, decimating homes, causing a power outage for a quarter million people and knocking over trees and telephone poles.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom?s Joonmo Park

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One exception is South Korea, where a 5G network is quickly proliferating. Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park discusses how his company is using the network to evangelize VR. Today, we're speaking with Joonmo Park, new media business development manager at Korea Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea. I was really impressed with some of the work that I've been seeing come out of Korea. You're like the Netflix of VR in South Korea.

Samsung Heir Is Getting Out of Jail Because of. the Chip Shortage?

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It was a huge deal when South Korea decided to convict Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong—also known as Jay Y. Lee in the west—for bribery in one of the most bizarre scandals in the country’s history.

LG TV Launches AR Home Shopping For South Korean Viewers

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Earlier this week, LG telecom subsidiary LG Uplus and startup Eyecandylab launched a new shopping app exclusively in South Korea that allows TV viewers to interact with two popular live shopping channels in AR using their smartphones. . Unfortunately, these AR features are currently only available to South Korean LG TV owners. The post LG TV Launches AR Home Shopping For South Korean Viewers appeared first on VRScout. Korean home-shopping enters the 21st-century.

10 Compelling K-Dramas You Can Binge on Netflix

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There’s no doubt that Netflix’s megahit Squid Game changed the way people around the world viewed South Korean shows—it may have even introduced you to the term “K-Drama.”

LG to Stop Making Phones Worldwide by July 31

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LG, the South Korea-based electronics manufacturer, will soon stop producing new mobile phones worldwide, according to a press release from the company early Monday. lg economy of south korea lg thinq lg corporation companies chaebol business finance technology internet lg electronics technology smartphonesRead more.

‘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. A rendering of Lionsgate Movie World, Lionsgate’s first full-scale outdoor theme park set to launch in 2020 in South Korea. News China Hunger Games Insurgent Lionsgate South Korea Theme Parks

Samsung Heir: Sorry I'm in Jail, but Uh, Please Keep Working

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business_finance labor law_crime companies economy of south korea economy lee jae yong chaebol samsung electronics lee kun hee samsung briberyEveryone’s had a boss who sent a tone-deaf email but imprisoned Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has one-upped them all.

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. 360 Video News Bits Windows Mixed Reality 2018 winter olympics intel ioc partnership intel true vr microsoft event olymipics 360 video olympics livestream 360 Olympics vr olympics vr livestream south korea windows mixed reality experience

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. Inside Space 360 – South Korea’s Amazing Fulldome Theater via @alicebonasio [link] pic.twitter.com/0FkDf3kS2e. Is this the closest we have to the Holodeck? It very well might be.

Korean 3D spatial data tool startup Urbanbase closes $11.1M Series B+ round

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This round of funding was led by Hanwha Hotel & Resort, which is a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Corporation. million in 2017 and its first Series B round in April 2020, from backers that included South Korea-based Shinsegae Information & Communication, Woomi Construction, SL Investment, KDB Capital, Shinhan Capital, Enlight Ventures, CKD Venture Capital, and Breeze Investment, Ha said.

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

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South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Read more.

LG OLED TVs are overheating, but there’s no need to panic. Yet

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So far, only models sold in South Korea are vulnerable to the problem. Home Theater News LG TVs OLED tvs overheating safety