Dazzling drone display targets coronavirus in South Korea

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Oculus Quest 2 Comes To South Korea Telecom Stores

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Oculus Quest 2 is coming to South Korean retail tomorrow via SK Telecom, the country’s largest wireless carrier, according to Korea Herald. South Korea is still battling a third wave of COVID-19. Quest 2 was the second Oculus headset to officially come to Korea.

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

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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?

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.

Minecraft Earth Launches In More Countries, Now Available In Canada, South Korea, Philippines

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The Minecraft Earth release schedule seems to be speeding up a bit – just a few days after the last batch of countries , the new AR mobile game is now available in Canada, South Korea and the Philippines. Say hi to: South Korea Canada Philippines?. The game, while still in early access, is now available publicly to anyone in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, the Philippines and Iceland.

Report Suggests Oculus Rift is Finally Heading to South Korea

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mobile AR Game Minecraft Earth Is Now Available In The United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom joins New Zealand, Iceland , Australia, Mexico, Sweden , Canada, South Korea and the Philippines as launch countries. Death, taxes and Minecraft Earth launch countries – that’s what it feels like lately, with new launch countries for the mobile AR game popping up every few days. This time, it’s the United Kingdom’s turn to get building. Tea, crumpets – and now also Minecraft Earth! Early access has arrived in the United Kingdom. Jolly good!

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.

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.

‘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

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.

300 drones lit up the night sky in Seoul in an immaculate display of solidarity for healthcare workers

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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.

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

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.

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

Samsung aims to double its Exynos shipments ahead of Galaxy S22 launch

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Samsung is aiming to double its shipments of Exynos processors next year in a ramp-up to the S22 launch, according to a new report from South Korea.

China grants first 5G licenses amid Huawei global setback

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The acceleration clearly demonstrates Beijing’s ambition to race ahead in the global 5G industry where the United States and South Korea already had a head start in commercial deployment. Asia 5g Beijing China China Mobile china telecom china unicom huawei Information technology Ministry of Industry and Information Technology smartphone south korea telecommunications Virtual realityIt’s official.

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Even North Korea Is Using VR & AR In The Classroom

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There are few modern nations more perplexing than the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. ” In addition to numerous other atrocities, North Korea has become infamous for its state-run media and tight control over its civilian population.

Virtual Reality and Robotics

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Check out these VR-Robotics integrated rides in South Korea. General Interactive Tech 4IR robotics South Korea vrWhile a lot of the West’s focus on VR has been on software development, better head mounted displays and controllers; much more has been happening on the robotics-front in the East. It’s communal and has some level of interactivity.

Watch this robot chameleon change color instantly

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A team of researchers in South Korea have developed a novel type of artificial skin that changes colors according to temperature shifts. It's the first device of its kind to change color based on its surroundings, opening new doors to how we design our clothes

Nreal Light AR Smart Glasses Will Be Bundled With Latest Samsung And LG Smartphones

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Nreal’s smartphone-powered consumer AR headset finally arrive this month in Korea. Unfortunately, this deal is exclusive to LGU+ customers in South Korea; at least for the moment.

AR Glasses Creator Nreal Secures $100M Series C Financing to Expand Internationally

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Nreal Light has been on sale through telecoms in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and Spain, typically priced between $600 and $820 depending on the region.

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How To Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In VR

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Similar technology was also employed during the 2018 winter games in South Korea. Immerse yourself in everything from the Opening Ceremony to seven exciting events using the NBC Olympics VR app.

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Nreal Announces Compact Media Viewer Glasses With No Tracking

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The company’s existing product Nreal Light are the only pair of true AR glasses available to consumers – though only in Germany, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. Nreal Air will ship in November to Japan, South Korea, and China.

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. While an international launch date has not been revealed, the company announced on Tuesday that it plans to start a limited beta test of the nomination system soon.