Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

Road to VR

Magic Leap today released a blogpost detailing more motivation behind building Mica, the company’s upcoming AI announced at Leap Con last year. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design.

Time Magazine Takes Readers on an Augmented Reality Tour of Amazon Rainforest

Next Reality AR

Don't Miss: New York Times Delivers Augmented Reality Content to Magic Leap One Starting with Guatemala Volcano Feature Available via an update to the Time Immersive iOS and Android apps, "Inside the Amazon: the Dying Forest" presents.

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. A simple (but misleading) view is that this is a database that will “feed” AR and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Is Magic Leap in trouble? The Magic Leap could become a tragic leap , using some words from Palmer Luckey. In the meantime, the competition of Chinese companies like nReal is threatening even more the appeal of Magic Leap.

Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones

VRScout

The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon. “The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device,” added Travers.

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Magic Leap CEO Interview: For $2,295, Start Living 10 Years Ahead Of Everyone Else

UploadVR

Magic Leap is taking orders for its first product, the $2,295 Magic Leap One Creator Edition augmented reality glasses. It superimposes computer-animated imagery on the world to augment what you can see with your own eyes. CEO Rony Abovitz has been waiting for this day for a long time — since he started Magic Leap in his garage in Florida back in 2010. Above: Founder and CEO of Magic Leap Rony Abovitz.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

The Ghost Howls

When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. Meleap (pronounced “may-leap”) is a combination of the words “Merry” and “Leap”.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality.

Norm Glasses Enter Expanding Market for Augmented Reality Eyewear

ARPost

It seems like just a short while ago augmented reality eyewear seemed like a thing of the distant future. There is now a growing market including Magic Leap , Epson, Nreal , ThirdEye , and now Norm. See Also: How Augmented Reality Glasses Work.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

TechCrunch VR

” He also pointed out the development over at Amazon, where last month the company announced AWS Wavelength for ultra-low latency 5G computing at the edge, something that will have a direct impact on using and building the next generation of AR and VR headgear.

Unlocking the Magic of XR With Your Voice

Tech Trends VR

Clarke’s Third Law (the one that states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic), just try a HoloLens 2 experience where you can just tell holograms what to do. And in that hybrid reality we will experience an entirely new type of magic.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.28): Valve Index is now available immediately, Oculus and Magic Leap update their devices and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap has just rolled an important update. Magic Leap this week has rolled an important Update to LuminOS , adding important features: There is now full hands tracking, and the user can see the mesh of his/her hand. Amazon Prime Video comes to Oculus mobile devices.

Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition

VRWorld

Since Magic Leap’s inception in 2011, there has been great innovation in the technology sector focused in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) space with Magic Leap trying to create a new hardware interface designs.

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

EnterpriseWear

This year was going to be the year of augmented reality, but by the end of 2018 market analysts were pointing to 2020 or 2021 as the “golden year” of AR. Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. And this year, Lowe’s extended its use of mixed reality to employee training and rolled out more XR experiences aimed at solving customers’ challenges.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek's Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if -- like Walmart or Amazon -- you've got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They're a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. You don't have to download the Amazon app, or the IKEA app, or whatever.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek’s Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if — like Walmart or Amazon — you’ve got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They’re a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. Alan: Amazon’s got 1.4

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.30): Half-Life: Alyx breaks every VR record, HP teases Reverb G2, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The same day of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Hewlett-Packard has announced its new virtual reality headset, the Reverb G2 , made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. Imagine mixing it with CoreML and obtain some magical applications.

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AR and VR Investments Are Accelerating

VRWorld

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed reality represent the next step of computing, which will probably end up us carrying computers instead of belts etc. In the last 12 months, investments in virtual and augmented reality startups passed the $2.3 Alibaba and Amazon.

AR Glasses You’d Be Happy To Be Caught Dead In

VRScout

Magic Leap makes you look like a Minion, and even though I personally think the HoloLens looks much cooler (hey, what can I say, I’m a geek), I will admit that you begin to feel the considerable weight of the device after prolonged use.

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

Tech Trends VR

Magic Leap makes you look like a Minion, and even though I personally think the HoloLens looks much cooler (hey, what can I say, I’m a geek) I will also admit that it feels on the heavy side after prolonged use. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

The Ghost Howls

The Cyberverse is very similar to the Magicverse by Magic Leap and is a system that employs the AR Cloud, mixing the real and the virtual world, and that uses AI for object recognition, uses localization, fast network and all this fancy stuff. Next week my blog will turn 3 years old!

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.30): OC6, Pimax Day, Huawei VR glasses, Minecraft Earth and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Even if they are not general-purpose glasses like Hololens or Magic Leap, these glasses feature inside so many technological innovations that made all we of the tech communities fall in love with them, and with their creator Jeri Ellsworth. Amazon announces Echo Frames smartglasses.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.20): Oculus Go price cut down to $150, Mojo Vision teases AR contact lenses and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Facebook has permanently cut down the price of the Oculus Go to $150 , the same price that made it sell incredibly well on Amazon during the Cyber Monday. Magic Leap and nReal are trying to find an agreement. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

Facebook Reportedly Working With Ray-Ban on AR Glasses

Peter Graham

Facebook has been working in the augmented reality (AR) space for several years now, that’s no secret, but it hasn’t revealed any actual hardware at the moment. News Augmented Reality Facebook Luxottica Ray-Ban

What I’ve learned at the EBU Digital Media Days 2018

The Ghost Howls

First of all , I learned a lot from the people talking before and after me : some of them were from EBU or from Amazon and Sky… so, as you can see, we are talking about people that know well what they say and from which I could only learn interesting things. Amazon Sumerian characters.

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Google’s Gradient Ventures Joins $58 Million Investment In AR Startup Mojo Vision

UploadVR

Mojo Vision , an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX.

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

Robert Scoble

Mark Zuckerberg has been talking a lot about augmented reality and investing a lot, too. ” Facebook already has internal plans for the next five years and most of these new plans, and excitement, are about augmented reality.

5 Creative Ways Teachers Can Use the AVR Platform to Teach at Home

EON Reality

EON Reality is providing the basic features of its flagship AVR Platform for free as a way to contribute to this invaluable network during this uncertain and disruptive time. Augmented Reality Lessons in the Home. The EON Reality AVR Global Classroom Challenge.

AR+VR Weekly: CES news, ODG’s 20 year journey ends & AR+VR’s road to $80 billion

AWE Blog

DigiLens unveiled DigiLens Crystal reference design for inexpensive, lightweight smartglasses ( Next Reality ). ThirdEye releases its next generation X2 which is its smallest mixed reality glasses yet ( Next Reality ). AI-based augmented reality tools ( TechCrunch ).

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

The Ghost Howls

The past week has been the week of the E3, and we had an insane amount of news regarding new upcoming Virtual Reality content, especially for the Oculus Quest! Kudos to Upload for having organized this special moment for Virtual Reality fans at E3.

“GeoPose Evangelist” Talks Spatial Computing and Autonomous Vehicles

ARPost

When many casual users think of extended reality, they think about big glasses and funny controllers. Amazon has a system, Microsoft has a system, Magic Leap has a system. See Also: Augmented Reality’s Surprising First Frontier: The Automotive Industry. “ The success of spatial computing across many industries and applications such as augmented reality, robotics, autonomous vehicles, IoT, and persistent multiuser AR solutions will depend on this work.”.

AR+VR Weekly: Facebook launches Oculus Quest, VR’s road to 50M & Abrash’s XR predictions

AWE Blog

Oculus Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, took the stage as the closing keynote to give his predictions within the XR space including a time in the near future when a device will be capable of both mixed reality (both AR and VR). Sennheiser Partner With Magic Leap for Spatial Audio ( VR Focus ).

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware.

Is Personal Computing’s Next Conquest Your Face?

AR Insider

Why Facebook and Amazon have joined the race to bring computing to your face. — Facebook and Amazon each discussed computer glasses at launch events this week. Facebook and Amazon executives were 850 miles apart on Wednesday. A first step for Amazon.

AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

AWE Blog

Netflix’s international hackathon wrapped up with solutions involving augmented reality and facial recognition. Meanwhile, HTC demonstrated its focus on the enterprise by rolling out hardware and software aimed at this making virtual reality a staple at work.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

The Ghost Howls

The name made many people recall the CTRL+Labs startup acquired by Facebook, which makes people use their hands as if they were magical Jedis. Magic Leap reveals updates and new enterprise solutions. Another great UX post by Leap Motion. Today is the day!

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. Augmented vision is commonplace in futuristic films, from Minority Report to Iron Man.