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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?

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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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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!

‘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

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

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More about Drones , Seoul , South Korea , Light Show , and Coronavirus. Drones Seoul South Korea Light Show CoronavirusThe Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport organized a coordinated, 10 minute light show consisting of 300 drones over the Han River in the capital of Seoul. The display was intended to thank healthcare workers on the frontline and encourage citizens to continue following social distancing rules. Read more.

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.

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

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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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

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.

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.

LG Just Shattered Your Rollable OLED TV Dreams With an $87,000 Price Tag

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It promised the TV would ship sometime in 2020, and true to its word you can now buy the LG Signature OLED R , if you live in South Korea, and… Read more.

Where To Pre-Order The Oculus Quest 2

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According to research by RoadtoVR , Germany and South Korea are straight out of luck when it comes to availability. Those in the US will have to wait until late November to get their hands on the new Quest.

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AR Glasses Startup Nreal Secures $40M in Series B Financing

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Since its penultimate funding round in February 2019, the company has since commercialized it Nreal Light AR headset, which is currently only available in South Korea.

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.

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. When it comes to virtual fishing, I’m more of a Bait! guy than a simulator lover. Real VR Fishing is set to strike a nice balance between the two when it launches on Quest next month.

Guest Editorial: We Need To Talk About The Ethics Of VR Now, Before It’s Too Late

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The VR piece titled ‘I Met You,’ was created for a TV show in South Korea and became a lightning rod for criticism and discussion. As a pioneer and champion of VR, I took a step back to take a holistic look at not just the South Korea experiment, but at what it implies for the VR industry as a whole, and how we can overcome human challenges in creating content for this powerful medium that protects and promotes our audiences’ wellbeing.

‘The Walking Dead: Onslaught’ Developers Survios Secures $16.7M Funding

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The round was financed by a number of South Korea-based companies, and was led by SeAH Group’s investment wing Irongrey with participation from Woori Technology Investment, KNET Venture Fund, Seoul Investment Partners, and Samsung Next.

LG's rollable OLED TV is finally up for sale, but it's going to cost you

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Now, the company has actually made the TV available for purchase in South Korea, at an eye-watering price of 100 million KRW ($87,000). LG has been teasing its rollable OLED TV for a while now.

Viveport Infinity Now Only $27 For The Entire Year In ‘Play At Home’ Sale

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Canada, France, UK, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Germany, Spain, Russia, and South Korea. Starting today until Sunday, April 19th, all new and renewing subscribers can get 75% off an annual Viveport Infinity subscription. This brings the price down to just $2.25/month, or $27/year. Previously I called Viveport Infinity an “insane value” in my Vive Cosmos review, which shipped with a year of Viveport Infinity for free before converting to $12.99/month.

Here’s Every Country & Store Where Quest 2 is Officially Being Sold

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Jump to: Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Kingdom | United States.

Stanford & Samsung Develop Ultra-dense OLED Display Capable of 20,000 PPI

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Last week however researchers at Stanford University and Samsung’s South Korea-based R&D wing, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), say they’ve developed an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) capable of delivering greater than 10,000ppi.

Varjo Raises $54M Financing to Support Its Retina-Quality VR/AR Headsets for Enterprise

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Since its founding in 2016, Varjo has expanded its global operations and reseller network to over 40 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with the launch of sales and direct shipping to markets such as Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Nreal AR Glasses to Begin Shipping Next Week to Consumers in Korea

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Nreal is getting ready to ship its Nreal Light AR headset to consumers in South Korea. As reported by The Verge , Nreal is now taking pre-orders from Korea-based consumers, available through Korean telecom LG Uplus.

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. Kantack intends on staying 50 hours in his HTC Vive in MakeVR (2017) working on 3D models for the studios game.

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. For now, interested buyers will have to content themselves with the knowledge that, at least, the camera has truly … Continue reading. Archive Android camera mobile Samsung Samsung Gear 360 virtual reality

PlayStation 5 is out on Nov. 12, for $499

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Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea for $499 (in the U.S. You wanted a price and release date for Sony's next-generation gaming console? Here it is. The PlayStation 5 will be out on Nov. 12 in the U.S.,