United Arab Emirates Grounds Recreational Drones in Wake of Deadly Drone Strike

GizModo VR

Drone hobbyists are on a government-mandated hiatus in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of last week’s deadly attack on a key oil facility outside the nation’s capital city of Abu Dhabi, the Associated Press reports.

It Was 103 Degrees in the United Arab Emirates—In November

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Meteorological winter is less than a month away, but you wouldn’t know it in the United Arab Emirates. The country hit 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) to start the week, a November record. Qatar, Oman, and Iran also reportedly approached national records. Read more.

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Dubai Is Creating Artificial Rainstorms With Drones

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In an effort to insulate the region from worsening conditions, the United Arab Emirates has turned to a, uh, unique solution: electrical… Read more.

Watch Live: UAE’s Hope Mission Arrives at Mars

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It has the makings of a historic day, as the United Arab Emirates seeks to become just the fifth country to reach the Red Planet. Mars is about to receive its next visitor from Earth—the Mars Hope probe.

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First-ever interplanetary mission by Arab states blasts off

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News breaking twitter hope Middle East space UAE United Arab EmiratesWatch the rocket carrying the UAE's Mars-bound spacecraft blast off.

Emirates Embracing Emerging Tech

Tech Trends VR

Currently in construction in the Emirate, for example, are the world’s longest indoor ski slope, and the Ain Dubai, the soon-to-be largest Ferris wheel anywhere. The post Emirates Embracing Emerging Tech appeared first on Tech Trends. Disruptors Tech Trends VR Tech AR Augmented Reality Burj Khalifa Dubai Dubai Mall Global Education and Skills Forum immersive tech Mixed Reality United Arab Emirates Virtual Reality VR Consultancy

Amazon Succumbs to UAE Government Pressure to Restrict LGBTQ Products

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After flaunting rainbow-colored products throughout the month of June as part of its ‘Pride Out Loud’ campaign, Amazon is now restricting items and search results related to LGBTQ people on its website in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Mars receives second visitor in a week as China’s Tianwen-1 arrives

Digital Trends

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft entered orbit around Mars on Wednesday, just a day after the arrival of the United Arab Emirates’ Hope spacecraft.

The Ex-NSA Operative Cyber-Mercenary Scandal Shows the Spyware Industry Is Totally Out of Control

GizModo VR

intelligence operatives were facing federal charges in connection with their work for BlackMatter, a foreign cybersecurity company based in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this week, the Department of Justice revealed that three former U.S.

Mars Attracts: Why Missions To The Red Planet Are So Hot Right Now

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Both China and the United Arab Emirates reached Mars orbit this week in what promises to be a fascinating month for space exploration. And NASA will be landing on the Red Planet next week. Read more.

Net Zero Pledges Are So Worthless, a Country Almost Entirely Reliant on Oil Just Made One

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The United Arab Emirates, a country that’s economy is dominated by oil and gas production, announced on Thursday that it was committing to net zero emissions by 2050.

DOJ: Former NSA Operatives Worked as Cyber-Mercenaries, Helping Hack U.S. Systems

GizModo VR

intelligence operatives are facing federal charges after allegedly having worked as cyber-mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. Former U.S.

Taking Action Against Serious Crimes In The Metaverse

VRScout

A Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates wants the U.N. to take action against crimes in the metaverse. The metaverse is growing incredibly fast, with companies expected to invest billions of dollars in the upcoming years.

Bank Robbers in the Middle East Reportedly 'Cloned' Someone's Voice to Assist with $35 Million Heist

GizModo VR

Criminals appear to have stolen some $35 million from a United Arab Emirates bank with the help of AI-enhanced voice simulation, according to a new report from Forbes.

Amazon Selling ‘Oculus Certified’ Refurbished Quest 2 with $50 Discount & Extra Warranty

Road to VR

Oculus quietly began selling officially refurbished Quest 2 units earlier this month and now Amazon is offering them with an even more generous one-year warranty.

Snapchat Plus is official for $3.99, but it doesn't let you turn off ads

Mashable VR

Snapchat Plus is rolling out next week in the following markets: United States, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates

These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.

AllThingsVR

Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates all have one entry on the shortlist.) These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S.

Nicole Kidman stars in VR airline ad

Hypergrid Business

Nicole Kidman stars in a just-released ad campaign by Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The commercial is a five-minute 360-degree virtual reality film that showcases the new Airbus A380. The commercial... Briefs advertising Etihad Airways Nicole Kidman

CraneMorley and SoCalGas Win Summit Award!

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This year’s creative competition included companies from: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book

VRScout

Current destinations also include Bali, Thailand, the Maldives and destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Fiji and Japan will be added in 2019. Rizort Inc. adds several new locations to its collaborative vacation planning VR app.

‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

VRScout

Located in Ras Al Khaimah, just 45 minutes from the city of Dubai, the Jebel Jais Flight features a staggering 2.83km zip-line that sends riders flying up to 100mph from the tip of the largest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. Experience Dubai’s infamous Jebel Jais Flight zip line while soaring over the House of Parliament in this new UK attraction.

Mars' sky gets a mysterious green aurora resembling a giant worm

Mashable VR

A United Arab Emirates Space Agency probe orbiting Mars, known as Hope , took the picture using an ultraviolet spectrometer device. A snapshot from the United Arab Emirates' Hope orbiter shows a new green wormlike aurora wrapping from the dayside of the planet to the nightside.

What is INTERPOL’s Metaverse Law Enforcement Strategy?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

The Middle Eastern finance hub has also launched a Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) Metaverse for reaching citizens across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), boosting access to medical care.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Availability, Hard Hat Option Coming Soon

Road to VR

Today the company has announced that they’re adding Singapore and the United Arab Emirates to the list of regions from which the device can be purchased, now totaling 41 countries. Despite HoloLens being now almost two years old, Microsoft isn’t showing any signs of slowing down its plans for the AR headset.

Owatch™ | Unbelievable deals at the Global Shopping Carnival (11.11) that you shouldn’t miss

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As we all know, The world’s largest retail event, double 11 sales, which is equivalent to Black Friday, is the biggest online shopping festival in the world, customers can purchase their favorite stuff at their budget price tag!

Traveling in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

Current destinations also include Bali, Thailand, the Maldives and destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Fiji and Japan will be added in 2019. With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in.

Instagram and Amber Alert team up to put breaking information into your scroll

Mashable VR

Amber Alert, the nationwide alert service for missing children, will now put breaking emergency information directly into your Instagram scroll — a collaboration between the social media app and several children's safety organizations in honor of Global Missing Children’s Day.

Zakeke Releases Study on VR and AR Retail, Launches New Web Viewer Tool

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Further, consumer interest in VR and AR retail was higher in Asia, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico than in Western Europe and the United States. The two great barriers to markets rolling out VR and AR retail are understanding and implementation.

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The VOID is Developing 5 New Disney & Marvel VR Experiences, ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Coming in Fall

Road to VR

Since it opened its first Utah-based test facility in 2015, the company has expanded its bespoke VR experiences to eight locations spread across North America and the United Arab Emirates. The VOID, an out-of-home VR destination that melds wireless VR with real warehouse-scale environments, has partnered with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB to bring five new Disney and Marvel experiences to their growing number of VR facilities.

EON Reality Inc. Enters Into Partnership With Axelrod Holdings Limited

EonReality

Enters Into Partnership With Axelrod Holdings Limited to Bring the Knowledge Metaverse to 50,000 Students and 7,500 Interns in the United Arab Emirates. EON Reality Inc.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

EON Reality

At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

VR Park Opens At The World Famous Dubai Mall

VRScout

With 51 million annual visitors shopping at 50 football fields worth of stores, the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Mall is the largest (by total area) and most visited shopping and entertainment center in the world. VR & AR experiences comes to most visited mall on Earth.

EON Reality and NEST Expand XR Partnership Around Gulf Cooperation Council

EON Reality

The XR Center and existing collaboration with NEST will now see EON Reality’s Kuwait location serve as the global company’s base of operations for the GCC — an area which also includes Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Limited time offer – Get up to 20% off on for Owatch Amusement Rides! Enjoy this limited time offer, and get more for less!

Steki Amusement

July has passed, and OWATCH ushers in the promotion season in August. The more you buy, the more discount you get. The maximum discount is 20%. Metaverse is the hottest topic at present. Do you want to start your own VR business? This OWATCH promotion season can’t be missed!

EON Reality and NEST Expand XR Partnership Around Gulf Cooperation Council

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The XR Center and existing collaboration with NEST will now see EON Reality’s Kuwait location serve as the global company’s base of operations for the GCC — an area which also includes Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Huge Promotion for 9D VR Chair Cinema/Simulator and VR Park

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Wholesale High-Quality 9D VR Cinema Price Products from Owatch / 9D VR Simulator Price VR Park for sale, China Factory. Worldwide Shipping! Stock Sale! China professional 9D Virtual Reality Price Rides & VR Game Machine Suppliers Factory.

Outer space news that broke the internet this year, so far

Mashable VR

Whether the rest of the year will include the inaugural moon-bound Artemis mission, the United States' return to human deep space exploration, remains to be seen. Credit: Emirates Mars Mission. A United Arab Emirates Space Agency probe orbiting Mars, known as Hope, took the snapshots.