Our First Look At Magic Leap’s Experimental Spatial Computing AR Experience

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Undersea , a new spatial computing AR experience developed for the Magic Leap One headset, is set to premiere next week at the 46th annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles. Available for demo July 28th – August 1st at the Immersive Pavilion, Undersea harnesses the power of the Magic Leap One, as well as Unreal Engine 4 and Vulcan 3.1 Image Credit: Magic Leap. Featured Image Credit: Magic Leap.

New Magic Leap AR Game Puts You In The Shoes Of A Psychic Super Sleuth

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Resolution Games’ latest title is a magical mystery perfect for wannabe detectives. . Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel will be available exclusively on Magic Leap One headsets; no word yet on an official release date.

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Turn Your Home Into A Mixed Reality Record Store With Spotify On Magic Leap

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Spotify — the Starbucks Coffee equivalent to digital music streaming — this week announced its arrival on the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, adding yet another entry into its list of compatible devices. Available for download now via Magic Leap World, the Spotify mixed reality app allows Premium subscribers to access their personal catalog of music and playlists in a mixed reality setting. Feature Image Credit: Magic Leap.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy. Magic Leap Horizons originally developed TRACER as part of the US Army’s Augmented Reality Dismounted Soldier Training (ARDST) project.

Magic Leap Reportedly Exploring The Possibility Of $10 Billion Sale

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Magic Leap is reportedly working closely with a financial advisor on exploring options to keep the doors of the AR startup open. If sold, Magic Leap could potentially receive more than $10 billion according to an unidentified source. Feature Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Diorama-style AR Detective Game ‘Glimt’ Arrives on Magic Leap 1, Trailer Here

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Resolution Games, the studio behind Acron: Attack of the Squirrels (2019) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) , today launched their latest game on Magic Leap 1. ” If you own a Magic Leap 1, you can download it now for free on Magic Leap World.

The Future of Fashion: Magic Leap One Street-Style As You Never Imagined

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When the Magic Leap One (ML1) originally shipped and went to market, I eagerly tried the headset the first moment I could. I was impressed by a number of features right away and the care the good people of Magic Leap put into constructing the hardware, but remained unsurprised when the wearable did not fit over my big glasses and even bigger hair. The post The Future of Fashion: Magic Leap One Street-Style As You Never Imagined appeared first on VRScout.

Exploring An AR Coral Reef Bursting With Life In Magic Leap’s ‘Undersea’, Available Now

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Hands-on with Magic Leap’s latest spatial computing experience at SIGGRAPH 2019. Among this year’s exciting offerings is a brand new augmented reality experience from Magic Leap entitled Undersea. Available today via the Magic Leap World Store, Undersea harnesses the power of Unreal Engine 4 and Vulcan 3.1 Image Credit: Magic Leap. The true magic of the experience, however, came during my interactions with the digital sea life.

Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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It looks like Magic Leap could be gearing up to jump into the world of mobile AR, as the company recently published a job listing for a senior software engineer who will be tasked with building “a cross-platform framework that enables large scale shared AR experiences between mobile devices (iOS, Android) and Magic Leap devices.” Image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap launched their debut product, the Magic Leap One , in August 2018.

Magic Leap 2 Planned for Launch in 2021, Targeting Enterprise & Prosumers

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Magic Leap’s next-gen AR headset, Magic Leap 2, is officially slated to launch sometime in 2021. That same report maintains that Magic Leap Two will include 5G connectivity, a wider field of view, a smaller and lighter form factor, and different color options.

Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants. Magic Leap says that developers building AR apps with Unreal Engine dealing in entertainment, architecture, automotive, healthcare “and many other industries” can apply now for a free Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects

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At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One. There’s no clear ceiling on how much Magic Leap has earmarked for the development fund, but it’s safe to say it’s pretty high considering the company is offering between $20,000 and $500,000 per project to populate their content store.

After A Year In Court, Magic Leap’s Case Against Nreal Has Been Dismissed

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US Courts says Magic Leap has failed to state their claims against Nreal. Back in June of 2019, Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against Nreal claiming the company stole technology and design that belonging to the Florida-based AR company. Image Credit: Magic Leap, Nreal.

Insomniac Releases ‘Strangelets’ on Magic Leap One, Its Final Indie Project

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Playing in the same universe, strangelets (cute alien creatures) find themselves “trapped in pockets between dimensions,” the studio writes in a Magic Leap blog post. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development.

Exclusive: Inside Magic Leap's Secret Headquarters

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The long guarded veil of mystery surrounding Magic Leap for years was finally lifted last year when the company revealed its Magic Leap One device. We can now erase at least a portion of that mystery via images we've obtained of the interiors of Magic Leap's remote Florida headquarters. Don't Miss: ODG Filing Points to Magic Leap Acquisition of Auctioned Patent Assets The space Magic Leap currently occupies is the former home of Motorola Mobility.

Magic Leap Powers MR Catwalk At London Fashion Week

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The opening collection of the show, created by one of the upcoming designers, Gerrit Jacob, uses innovative Magic Leap spatial computing technology alongside Three’s 5G network, which will bring the designer’s inspirations to life on the catwalk and will remain installed for future use by the students. “My Magic Leap gives us the ability to create digital effects that interact with the real world, live,” adds Connie Harrison, director of immersive experiences.

Magic Leap Update Brings Hand Occlusion, Expanded Multiplayer Support & More

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Despite securing $280 million from Japan’s largest telecom earlier this summer, we’ve heard surprisingly little from the multi-billion dollar AR startup of late regarding its flagship headset, Magic Leap One. Map Merge is soon slated to be accessible to everyone as a public beta, which Magic Leap says will allow Lumin to support multiplayer scenarios “out of the box” through their PCF API. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Weta Workshop.

AT&T and Magic Leap Partnership is All About 5G, While Selling a $2,300 Headset Without It

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AT&T and Magic Leap formed a partnership last year which looked a lot like the one between Cingular (now merged with AT&T) and Apple which led to the launch of iPhone. AT&T and Magic Leap are pitching a similar marketing message involving Magic Leap One and 5G, and have begun exclusively selling the headset in select AT&T stores… but the whole thing falls flat upon the realization that the headset doesn’t actually have any 5G hardware.

Report: Magical Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

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Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 Image courtesy AT&T, Magic Leap. Furthermore, The Information maintains both Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and former Qualcomm exec Paul Jacobs stepped down in 2018 from the board at Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

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Magic Leap is giving away serious cash to developers this year through their Independent Creator Program , which has earmarked an “eight-figure” number destined to fund app developers working in gaming, entertainment, collaboration, productivity, and more. Magic Leap says in their blogpost the list below isn’t comprehensive, as some grant recipients are still in stealth mode and will announce themselves and their projects at a later date.

Magic Leap Raises $280M from Japanese Telecom NTT DOCOMO

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Magic Leap, one of the most well-funded startups in history, just took on a $280 million investment from Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO. As Japan’s largest mobile operator, Docomo is slated to be Magic Leap’s exclusive telecommunications partner in Japan. Similar to Magic Leap’s exclusivity agreement with AT&T in the US, the partnership puts strong emphasis on the country’s upcoming 5G infrastructure.

New Magic Leap Studios ‘Undersea’ Experience Turns Your Living Room into a Coral Reef

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Magic Leap Studios plans to debut a new experience for the Magic Leap AR headset at SIGGRAPH next week. Magic Leap Studios, the company’s internal development studio, will fully reveal Undersea next week at SIGGRAPH. Magic Leap Studios is stressing the graphical fidelity of the experience, saying that it’s built on Unreal Engine and Vulkan 3.1 ” Image courtesy Magic Leap Studios.

Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

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It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users. Available now for download in the Magic Leap World section, the app is a free download that allows you to enter the world of Game of Thrones in augmented reality for the first time.

Star Wars Baby Yoda Unofficially Comes to Magic Leap via This Developer Experiment

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Don't Miss: Magic Leap Wraps 2019 with Immersive Holiday Experience This week, independent developer Brandon Rosado whipped up an amazing (and unofficial) Baby Yoda experience for the Magic Leap One and shared it with the world.

Magic Leap Pivots to Enterprise, Announces New Business-Focused Services, Slightly Modified Name

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As we predicted this time last year, Magic Leap is finally moving from consumer entertainment hype to making a firm commitment to enterprise customers. On Tuesday, the company announced a new name for its device -- the Magic Leap 1, instead of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition.

Magic Leap Takes Nreal to Court Over Trade Secrets Theft

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In a legal brief entered on Monday, Florida-based startup Magic Leap has filed suit against the founder of Nreal, a former employee of Magic Leap, claiming that the company's Nreal Light smartglasses were built using Magic Leap's intellectual property. Video: "Magic Leap alleges herein that the overall pace of.

Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development

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Magic Leap has released a new set of development components in a ‘Magic Leap Toolkit’ (MLTK) which includes a slew of pre-built tools which aim to make it easier for creators to bring their AR vision to life without needing to re-think the basics. The MLTK, available now for developers working in Unity , offers up a range of pre-built tools which take some of the heavy lifting out of building AR apps for the Magic Leap headset.

ILMxLAB’s ‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ is Coming Soon to Magic Leap One

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Now, Magic Leap says the porg-tastic AR experience Star Wars: Project Porg is coming “soon” to Magic Leap One. In a series of tweets today, both Magic Leap and ILMxLAB announced that the immersive AR experience is “hatching soon.” — ILMxLAB (@ILMxLAB) February 6, 2019. The post ILMxLAB’s ‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ is Coming Soon to Magic Leap One appeared first on Road to VR.

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap. On Thursday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of the Belgium-based startup that allows Magic Leap One users to engage in real-time telepresence conference calls using volumetrically captured avatars representing their real bodies.

Magic Leap Received Over 6,000 Applications for Independent Creator Grant Program

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The application deadline for Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Grant Program is up, and the company has revealed that over 6,000 applications have been received for consideration. The grant program has earmarked between $20,000 to $500,000 per project to populate their content store, Magic Leap World. “We hoped for a steady stream of pitches, but what we received was a tsunami of sensational ideas,” says Magic Leap chief content officer Rio Caraeff.

Madefire Releases 3D Comics App for Magic Leap One

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Madefire, the minds behind the Motion Books 3D comic format and publishing platform, today released a new app for Magic Leap One that will let users not only publish their own 3D ‘motion comic’ creations directly to the AR headset, but also experience a number of comics in the Madefire catalog. “And once you’ve got that built in Madefire, you can then translate it across to Magic Leap and turn something flat into something which exists in space before you.”

Mozilla Releases Developer Build Browser for Magic Leap One

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Mozilla has just released an early developer preview of a web browser for the Magic Leap One AR headset. Magic Leap One already boasts its own native browser called Helio, which serves up both the 2D and 3D web. Magic Leap bills Helio as “the web as it should be: liberated from the confines of flat browsers.” ” SEE ALSO Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects.

Magic Leap Teases Magicverse Debut in 2020, Launches Magic Leap Toolkit for Developers

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After talking up the Magicverse for the past year and adding new capabilities to Lumin OS to accommodate it, Magic Leap appears to be inching ever closer to actually launching its cross-platform flavor of the AR cloud while introducing a new tool for its development community. Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Magic Leap's chief product officer, Omar Khan, revealed that the Magicverse SDK 1.0

Hands-On: Magic Leap App Obsess Lets You Create a Fashion Store Pop-Up Nearly Anywhere

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The newly enhanced focus from Magic Leap on enterprise, announced on Tuesday, also came with a few companies opting to weigh in with their experiences developing for the platform.

BBC Launches ‘Micro Kingdoms’ Experience for Magic Leap, Narrated by Stephen Fry

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BBC Studios and AR/VR studio PRELOADED today launched BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses, the interactive documentary for Magic Leap 1. Although originally slated to launch in Fall 2019 , the experience is arriving today on Magic Leap 1 headsets.

Magic Leap Used to Bring AR to H&M & Star Wars Fashion Collaboration in Tokyo Developed by Warpin Media

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There may be questions from some about the future of Magic Leap, but in Japan, The Force is with the augmented reality startup. This time around, the team is using the Magic Leap One to allow sci-fi loving fashion fans to create.

Magic Leap Patents Signed Over to JPMorgan Chase as Collateral Just Months After Major Funding Push

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Is the augmented reality magic fading down in Plantation, Florida? That's the first question some may be asking following a casual revelation over the weekend that Magic Leap, the maker of the Magic Leap One, has assigned much of its patent portfolio over to JP Morgan Chase as collateral.