Report Suggests Oculus Rift is Finally Heading to South 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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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. It’s official.

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Virtual Reality and Robotics

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Real VR Fishing Brings Stunning Environments To Quest Next Month

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Real VR Fishing uses photogrammetry to reproduce real-world locations across South Korea with stunning results. Again, they’re all from South Korea, but the chance to explore a bunch of spots around the country is pretty compelling.

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.

Nomadic Takes Location-based VR Into Asia

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location in Orlando , Florida, and now it will open one in South Korea by installing its technology inside the CGV Gangbyeon multiplex with 4DX support. Nomadic has reported success with its first virtual reality location-based entertainment center, which is like an arcade for VR.

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‘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 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.

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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One Direction’s Liam Payne Stars In Live VR Concert Tomorrow

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Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium; plans for launch in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan are on the horizon. MelodyVR enlists the former boy band member for their first live VR concert.

‘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 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.

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.

Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon X55 Modem For Slimmer, Faster 5G Smartphones

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Backed by early 5G networks in the United States and South Korea, the first 5G devices are already in customers’ homes and hands — home routers and hotspots powered by Qualcomm’s first-generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50. That will enable it to work on the fastest 5G networks currently planned for North America, South Korea, Japan, Europe, and Australia — a wide swath of territories.

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.

VR/AR Submissions now Being Accepted for the Busan International Film Festival

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Or for those in Asia, one of the regions biggest events, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea which takes place in October is now accepting virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) submissions.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Final Assault Will be the Only VR Title Played During China’s World Cyber Games

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Over the course of 2019 the WCG has been running preliminary matches with players from around the world including North America, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, South Korea, and China. Recently CCP Games reignited its virtual reality (VR) esports ambitions by updating Sparc with new content.

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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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 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.

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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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.