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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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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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 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”.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Operation Chromite 1950 Review: A Mediocre Shooter For An Under-Explored Conflict

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Developed by Korea-based eiNpictures, Operation Chromite is split into four missions that cover the Battle of Inchon, a significant counter-offensive move on the UN and South Korea’s part to drive back North Korean forces supported by the USSR and China.

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.

Mortal Blitz Arcade Version Gives You A Gun Controller And Backpack

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Skonec Entertainment , a South Korea-based company, is one such company among many. As virtual reality becomes less and less the purview of wealthier players, those who find themselves stuck in apartments are continuing to look for attractions that might satiate their taste. Already, facilities like the Void, Urban Safari, and Dave & Busters are throwing their weight into the ring, but plenty more competitors are popping up to take a bite out of the market.

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.

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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.

Samsung Stops Production and Sales of Galaxy Note 7

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The halt in production is said to be in cooperation with safety regulators in the US, China, and South Korea. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will probably go down the line as the most troublesome product in history of Samsung, and that says something.

Dr. Eunseok Park Joins uSens as General Manager of Augmented and Virtual Reality Tracking Company

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Dr. Park received his MS degree and PhD in electrical engineering from Syracuse University in New York , and an MBA from Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. uSens, Inc. ,

Sundance New Frontier Announces 2018 Line-up

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Eyes in the Red Wind / South Korea (Lead Artists: Sngmoo Lee, Jongmin kim, Youngsam Jung, Key Collaborators: Jaehyun Park, Myuonggoo Ji, Youngsik Yu) — Friends and family members gather to throw a ‘soul scooping’ ritual, to pacify the soul of a drowned man.

Samsung Launches New Generation of Ultra Fast SSD Storage

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At the Samsung’s SSD Global Summit in South Korea, the company officially unveiled their next generation SSDs. All the models launched use the M.2 connector based around the NVMe (PCI Express SSD) standard. The new 960 PRO SSD is the successor to the 950 PRO, launched at last year’s Global Summit as Samsung’s first M.2 PCIe SSD for the retail market. The new 960 EVO introduces a more affordable option based on TLC NAND flash.

?How VR is training the perfect soldier

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In South Korea, DoDAAM, the creator of an automated gun turret, has a suite of different VR programmes. In South Korea, DoDAAM, the creator of an automated gun turret, has a suite of different VR programmes Another is designed to train snipers and their spotters. By the time you arrive at the scene, the soldier's blood pressure has dropped perilously low. His pulse is an arrhythmic beat, barely registering on the tips of your fingers. His foot, meanwhile, is long gone.