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JMGO Launches Indiegogo Campaign for FHD Ultra-Short Throw LED Projector Developed in Collaboration with Leica Camera

JMGO,Leica Camera | June 08, 2021

JMGO, a home cinema entertainment company, introduced the JMGO O1 Series to worldwide clients, including two ultra-short-throw LED projectors with audio-visual contributions from Dynaudio and Leica Camera. The JMGO O1 and JMGO O1 Pro, which were co-engineered with Leica, have the company's most powerful intelligent zero perception system for projection to date, as well as a simple industrial design. After making their debut in April 2021, they are now available to worldwide customers on Indiegogo for USD 699 for the O1 and USD 859 for the O1 Pro.

JMGO's first ultra-short throw series is the O1 Series. The projector's space-saving design allows the user to place it on any tabletop, only inches away from the wall or projection surface, for a sharp and vivid multimedia experience. This preserves the viewing experience and relieves the discomfort caused by the heat and noise generated during projection.

The base model, the JMGO O1, has a solid and immersive stereo sound co-created with loudspeaker manufacturer Dynaudio. The O1 can project a 60-100" screen from 10" away in FHD and is 4K compatible, with a short-throw ratio of 0.25:1 and a contrast ratio of 5000:1.

The premium variant of the Series, the JMGO O1 Pro, co-engineered with Leica, includes the features mentioned above as well as upgrades such as a 0.21:1 throw ratio, 6000:1 contrast ratio, image distortion adjusted within 0.5%, and the capability to project a 70-110 inches screen from 9 inches away. This is possible because of an optical engine created in collaboration with Leica Camera, which provides a giant screen with a dramatic color spectrum equivalent to Laser TV, redefining the home cinema experience.

Other intelligent features of the O1 Series include wall color calibration, super-fast picture correction, an eye protection system with an anti-glare and automatic low blue light mode that detects when a pet or person approaches, built-in Alexa for voice control of music, intelligent home control, news, weather, and more, and JMGO's 24/7 Companion Mode OS, known as Luna OS, which includes a music visualizer, message synchronization, and more. Besides that, the JMGO O1 Pro, which was co-engineered with Leica, has two additional AI cameras, front-enabled gesture control, and brightness adjustment to project the best image even in bright lighting conditions, as well as back-enabled auto frame fitting when viewing with an ambient light rejecting screen.

About JMGO
JMGO has been devoted to delivering immersive large-screen experiences in a variety of portability and versatility since 2011. JMGO seeks to establish an industry-first all-in-one home entertainment ecosystem that includes terminal + content + platform + software for a worldwide market by integrating practical design and high-quality entertainment.

About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is a world-class manufacturer of cameras and sports optics. The legendary reputation of the Leica brand is founded on a long legacy of excellent quality, German craftsmanship, and German industrial design, coupled with cutting-edge technology. The variety of activities undertaken by the company for the advancement of photography is an integral part of the brand's culture.

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TECHNOLOGIES

Anghami and TOD Partner to Provide Users With World Class Sports and Entertainment Content

Anghami | April 18, 2022

Anghami Inc. (“Anghami”) (NASDAQ: ANGH), the leading music and entertainment streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and TOD, the pioneering new digital platform in MENA, have announced a strategic partnership that will see a curated selection of TOD’s sports and entertainment programming available on Anghami starting this holy month of Ramadan.Unveiled earlier this month, TOD, a subscription based over-the-top (OTT) platform, offers more than 10,000 hours of premium entertainment and sports content including blockbusters, top Arabic, Turkish, international, and children’s programming, together with a range of outstanding new TOD Originals. TOD also exclusively houses all beIN Sports content, the leading sports broadcaster in the region. This strategic move, which aims to further diversify Anghami’s vast selection of content and enrich its user experience, will give fans the opportunity to enjoy exclusive beIN Sports audio content on Anghami. This will include major football league games roundups as well as daily live updates and interviews with premier footballers. Anghami subscribers will also receive a one-month package to TOD Entertainment where they will have access to all the platform’s world class content. “Our goal is a simple one; to provide users around the world with the very best content. Through our partnership with TOD, we are introducing world-class sports to our expansive collection of music and podcasts to enrich the overall experience and attract new audiences. But this is just the start of our collaboration. Anghami and TOD share many synergies that we want to capitalise on in the coming months, especially in the run up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, We will continue to explore strategic partnerships and opportunities to engage our audiences in music, entertainment and sports,” -Choucri Khairallah, Vice President of Business Development at Anghami. The announcement comes just weeks after Anghami, the first Arab tech company to float on the US stock exchange, unveiled an all-new brand identity to support its next phase of growth. Earlier this month, Anghami also signed a multi-year deal with global Arab megastar Amr Diab to be the only platform to stream his entire own label catalogue and future releases. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Anghami. In the meantime, to find out more about the new TOD partnership and to subscribe to Anghami Plus, go to www.anghami.com. For more information on TOD, check out www.tod.tv. About Anghami Inc. The first, most established and fastest-growing music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa region, Anghami is the go-to destination for Arabic and International music and entertainment, creating artists, and connecting people. With its extensive eco-system of music, podcasts, events and more, Anghami provides the tools for anyone to create, curate and share their voice with the world. Launched in 2012, Anghami was the first music-streaming platform in MENA to digitize the region’s music. Today, it has the largest catalog comprising 72 million songs and licensed content from leading Arabic labels, independent artists, and distributors, available for 75 million registered users. Anghami has established 40+ Telco partnerships to facilitate subscriptions and customer acquisitions, in parallel to building long-term relationships with and featuring music from major music labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and the Merlin Network and is constantly licensing and producing new and original content. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Anghami has offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, and Riyadh and operates in 16 countries across MENA and has recently expanded into the US and Canada, with Europe in the pipeline. It is the only service available in English, Arabic and French, and remains close to its customer base, not only thanks to its pan-regional presence but also via the 56 million user data points it generates every day.To learn more about Anghami, please visit: https://anghami.com About TOD TOD is a subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) platform which delivers its subscribers exclusive access to unrivalled live beIN SPORTS content, along with more than 10,000 hours of premium entertainment content. A family-friendly and personalised platform, TOD offers the best blockbusters and top Arabic, Turkish, and international content, as well as children’s programming. The platform also holds a range of new original content productions through TOD Originals. Built around current customer needs, TOD incorporates the latest technologies to provide an integrated and personalised experience that enhances live viewing, content navigation and accessibility; a game changing premium experience. For more information on TOD, please visit www.tod.tv or contact media@tod.tv.

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Team GB Launches Gold Lion Club for fans in the Metaverse - Offers New NFTs and Gold Lion Tokns™ that unlock exclusive experiences

Tokns | February 07, 2022

As the sporting world turns their eyes to Beijing 2022, Team GB and Tokns are proud to reveal another innovative, blockchain-based fan engagement programme. Team GB was the first-ever Olympic team to launch an official non-fungible token (NFT) collection in the run-up to the Tokyo Games last summer, and now extends that programme to include a limited amount of 'fan tokens' that unlock access to the Gold Lion Club community, fun features, and exclusive experiences which will be the envy of all fans. New benefits and experiences will be offered throughout 2022, exclusively available to holders of Gold Lion Tokns, including access to signed merchandise, athlete experiences, and eventually an immersive clubhouse in the Metaverse. Timed to correspond with Opening Ceremony festivities the TeamGBNFT.com will feature collections of rare animated NFTs celebrating the athletes' successes and a limited number of digital collectible pins, priced to include printing and shipping of a custom designed T-shirt. It will also feature a special NFT drop by Team GB supplier, Ben Sherman, showcasing a unique range of their Opening Ceremony uniforms sported by collectible Humanz™ characters. The Gold Lion Club fan engagement programme will give existing Team GB app subscribers, NFT owners and supporters the opportunity to join the 'pre-mint' event on February 5th ahead of the public mint event on the February 6th.  Fans must have a 'Meta Mask' wallet and crypto currency to participate in the minting event. Through the minting process, each Tokn will be randomly assigned a colour (bronze, silver or gold) lion on one side and hand drawn pictograms on the flip side representing the 15 sports in which Team GB athletes will compete at Beijing 2022. These will provide the owner their ticket to a dynamic game in which every time Team GB wins a medal, owners of a Token featuring that sport and medal colour will be rewarded with signed merchandise, unique athlete experiences and more. Team GB has done it again. First-ever Olympic team to create NFTs, now first to create a fan token with unique utilities throughout 2022,We are proud to be the Official Supplier and Licensee of Team GB NFTs, and are excited to see fans unlock rare experiences, official merchandise and other owner benefits with their Gold Lion Tokn." Jamie Tedford, CEO of Tokns. About Tokns Tokns partners with IP-holders, creators, and iconic brands to generate sustainable NFT royalties while future-proofing for the $8 Trillion market opportunity presented by Web3, the Metaverse and NFTs.  Leveraging our cross-blockchain Smart Contract standard, partners deploy co-branded or white label Tokns™ that serve as digital collectibles while unlocking access, utility and unique experiences in the Metaverse.   About The British Olympic Association: The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its mission is to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in our territory in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

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Voicemod Launches Software Kit for Building Realistic Audio Avatars in Games, Social Apps, and the Metaverse

Voicemod | April 21, 2022

Voicemod (www.voicemod.net), the world leader in augmented voice and interactive audio, is now making its technology from the company’s hugely popular direct-to-consumer apps available to third parties through the Voicemod Developer Kit. The comprehensive Kit is the first and only solution to empower developers, creators, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate Voicemod’s high-performance, real-time voice conversion technology into their games, applications, social apps, and hardware. The ever-increasing suite of effects, including hyper-realistic audio avatars, can easily become a harmonious component of any social audio program. Voicemod creates social audio tools that make it simple for anyone to create and control their own sonic identity in the metaverse and share the voices they feel best reveal their true selves, in the way they want to be heard. Through a mix of voice filters, voice morphing, hyper-realistic voice skins, soundboard effects, musical effects, user-created speech-to-speech real-time voice modifications, and a variety of other real-time audio customizations — Voicemod helps its users tap hidden sources of creativity to express themselves imaginatively as they play, work, create, and entertain. The Voicemod Developer Kit is empowering the first major evolution of in-game and in-app voice chat. By making voice chat even more immersive, entertaining, and inclusive, game studios and developers of social and content creator apps, as well as device manufacturers targeting gamers, streamers, and social communication accessories, will be able to drive new levels of user engagement and retention in the metaverse. Powering the sound of the metaverse Until now, the Voicemod Developer Kit has been available only in limited release to select partners such as Agora and Bragi to enable existing apps and audio devices with their own voice changing and soundboard capabilities. “Our aim is to make it easier for everyone — whether game developers, headphones manufacturers, musical artists, voice actors, players — to experiment with real-time social audio and voice augmentation, By enabling customizable sonic personas and creating richer voice chat capabilities, the Voicemod Developer Kit is contributing to more meaningful, immersive experiences that result in heightened user adoption and retention.” -Voicemod CEO and co-founder Jaime Bosch. The Voicemod Developer Kit makes available a vast library of Voicemod voice skins that can be used live in real time, creating opportunities for dynamic social interactions in social communications-based applications and video games. Programmers and engineers combine Voicemod technology with other solutions as building blocks to curate dynamic, real-time engagement experiences. From audio and video calls, dating apps, and virtual classes, to streaming platforms and online video game integrations, the Voicemod Developer Kit makes it fast and easy to amplify online interactions in the metaverse through personalized audio avatars while protecting pseudonymity if desired. Through the Kit, developers create low-latency, low CPU-usage audio-centric apps for mobile, web, or desktop. The open API also allows apps and devices to act as a remote control for Voicemod’s direct-to-consumer Windows desktop app already used in solutions such as Elgato’s Stream Deck. The Voicemod Developer Kit uniquely provides: Constantly growing collection of Voicemod original voices and curated sounds Branded, DMCA-free IP content available exclusively through Voicemod Interactive soundboards Headless architecture with multi-platform support on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, VST/AU and including Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, Stream Deck, etc. Compatibility with game engines such as Unreal Engine, Unity, and more Voicemod is building momentum around the company’s interactive audio technology and voice avatars — capabilities that will become increasingly essential as the metaverse grows into reality. So far in 2022, Voicemod has already signed multiple agreements to expand its library of high quality sounds and voice filters by licensing popular intellectual property (IP) from diverse entertainment sectors, including games (Angry Birds), emoticons (SmileyWorld), music (ODB), television (Trailer Park Boys), and classic film and TV titles. (See www.voicemod.com/newsroom for details.) To get started with the Voicemod Developer Kit, visit www.voicemod.net/developers for information on platforms that support Voicemod technology as well as how to integrate Voicemod's real-time voice changing engine directly into hardware, games, and applications. About Voicemod Voicemod is the leader in real-time audio augmentation. Developers trust Voicemod’s audio technology to help end-users create virtual voices and define their sonic identities. As companies strive to build a responsible metaverse, Voicemod is the tool that helps gamers, content creators, and professionals of all skill levels find the voice that best expresses themselves as they play, work, create, and entertain. Discover more at www.voicemod.net.

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DeHorizon IGO to launch DeVerse Unique Mystery Boxes on Binance NFT Marketplace

DeHorizon IGO | December 23, 2021

With the festive atmosphere around Christmas, DeHorizon is going to launch its IGO (Initial Game Offering) collection on Binance NFT Marketplace. The event revolves around DeVerse Unique Mystery Boxes, awarding players with exclusive in-game NFTs. DeVerse is a team battle game in DeHorizon metaverse prepared to launch on Q1, 2022. EVM-based DeHorizon is a metaverse game ecosystem, where three different style games DeVerse, DeTournament and DeQuidditch are under development. The long-term vision is to create an entertaining and gainful metaverse filled with player-created projects that have embraced GameFi, SocialFi, NFT mechanics. Launching the DeHorizon IGO is a significant step towards that goal since the governance token DEVT (Decentralized Eternal Virtual Traveller) has launched. DeVerse is a specific team battle game that takes place within the broader DeHorizon metaverse. Combined with two other games DeTournament and DeQuidditch created by the developers, this offering will create the pioneering foundation for the future of DeHorizon that includes player-created games. The official website discusses how the play-to-earn mechanics focus on rewarding players for winning battles and a variable reward based on how many rivals were defeated. What Will User Get in the DeHorizon IGO? DeHorizon IGO will be launched on Binance NFT Marketplace on Dec 23 2021, 11:00 AM UTC. The Mystery Boxes will contain random in-game NFTs. The NFTs come in different rarity levels: N (Normal), R (Rare), SR (Super Rare),SSR (Super Super Rare). Getting a Mystery Box means user will have the opportunity to get the internal testing ticket, hero NFTs (known as Numen) or in-game buff items. Each NFT is priced at 199 BUSD. In order to battle other players and start earning, Deverse requires player to have a Numen NFT as well as an in-game ticket. Each Numen has its own characteristics and advantage in the game. There are 5,380 mystery boxes prepared for sale, including 162 mystery boxes reserved for Binance community. Every user can only buy one. Here is the list of the NFTs that can be found in the Mystery Boxes. Internal testing ticket (80): The ticket includes the privilege to try the game in advance, 1 Fiery Feast, 1 Spirit Burning Necklace, 1 (Sweetie Pie*5) and the whitelist for DeVerse in-game currency (DVT) airdrop. Before the game is officially launched, users who get the internal testing ticket can try the game in advance. Ranger (400): A slayer in a battlefield. Specialties: slay, soft control. Alchemist (400): A survivor-type battlemage. Specialties: reduce speed, reduce damage. Warrior (400): A guardian in a battlefield. Specialists: control, reflect damage. Rogue (400): A dasher in a battlefield. Specialists: dash, immune. Adventurer (400): A carry in a battlefield. Specialists: area damage, burst damage. Fiery Feast (400): After using it, all attributes of a Numen will be increased. Spirit Burning Necklace (1000): After using it, a Numen is able to be resurrected immediately. Sweetie pie*5 (1900): After eating it, a Numen's HP can be restored partly. In addition to the NFTs, players can purchase DEVT, which is the governance token of the DeHorizon metaverse. The token is already listed on multiple exchanges such as OKEx, ByBit, Gate_IO and KikitradeHQ. What is DeHorizon? DeHorizon is an ambitious EVM chains based project with its sights set on becoming a next-generation metaverse game ecosystem. A prime focus of the project is allowing interoperability between EVM-compatible chains. The metaverse will be built in two notable versions, 1.0 and 2.0. Version 1.0 is currently being developed and will focus on three games with GameFi and entertaining mechanics. This incarnation of the metaverse will create the foundation and build the community to support Version 2.0. About Binance NFT Marketplace Binance NFT, the official NFT marketplace of Binance, offers an open market for artists, creators, crypto enthusiasts, NFT collectors and creative fans around the world with the best liquidity and minimal fees. Consisting of three product lines: Premium Events, Mystery Box and a Marketplace. Now, Binance aims to build the first and largest GameFi NFT trading platform for gaming projects via IGO (Initial Game Offering) - featuring core in-game assets from top gaming projects.

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