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.

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.

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

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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.

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

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If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. What Is Magic Leap One? Magic Leap One Creator Edition comes with five experiences out of the box.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality. AR HoloLens Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

The VR Download: Quest Coming Back, Alyx Gets Mods, AI Beat Saber Maps, Magic Leap Layoffs

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We discuss Oculus Quest coming back in stock, Half-Life: Alyx getting mods, AI Beat Saber Maps, Quest 2’s possible specs, and the layoffs at Magic Leap. As always you can listen to this episode on Apple, Google, Spotify, TuneIn/Alexa, Stitcher, and more.

Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

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Following four years of development, Magic Leap announced today that it will begin shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition to developers this summer — a window that began on June 21, 2018 and will end on September 22, 2018. Magic Leap’s use of the Tegra X2 means that the spatial computer’s total horsepower will be substantially ahead of the Nintendo Switch console, which uses a Tegra X1. Above: Graeme Devine of Magic Leap.

Apple CEO: VR Has “Lower Commercial Interest” than AR, New Hires from Magic Leap & Oculus

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that in his view, augmented reality and not virtual reality holds the ticket for commercial success in immersive technologies in the future. This is what Apple has always done for the most part, and they’ve done very nicely as a result.

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Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again, so far). Apple ARKit, Google ARCore ). Tim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

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We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing Magic Leap.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Demystifying Magic Leap: What Is it and How Does it Work?Magic.

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Demystifying Magic Leap: What Is it and How Does it Work? Magic Leap has not been forthcoming with details about how their technology works. You can’t blame Magic Leap for wanting to keep it a secret. magic leap vr virtual reality augmented reality

How Magic Leap compares to Microsoft HoloLens

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SEE ALSO: Apple takes a step towards its own version of Google Glass. Magic Leap , which launched its developer hardware in August , provoked similar reactions.

Here’s How Apple’s AR Headset Will Likely Be Introduced — And When

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Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for years. Apple’s black box approach to development means that the specifics are still mysterious, so its iGlasses (or Apple Glasses, or whatever they’re ultimately called) could be nearly ready for production — or a year away.

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Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition

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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. Enter Magic Leap.

Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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An extensive patent application filed by Apple could provide insight into their plans for AR glasses. Notorious Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported today that the glasses would be an iPhone accessory. The Magic Leap One and Nreal glasses optimize for aesthetics by using a separate “puck” computer (including battery), strapped to your waist. Apple’s biggest advantage in AR could be the ubiquity of its iPhone. Apple Engineering.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! Magic Leap raises other $350M.

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How Apple’s Acquisition Of Akonia Holographics Will Redefine AR

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It’s no surprise at this point that Apple is actively working on augmented reality glasses. A secretive project has been underway for years under the management of former Dolby executive Mike Rockwell, and Apple has broadly hinted that its AR ambitions extend beyond the iPhone’s and iPad’s ARKit software. With two-thirds of 2018 now in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that AR needs an Apple-caliber shot in the arm. Apple AR Development Akona Holographics apple

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Apple’s Tim Cook Sees Opportunity In AR, But It ‘Will Take Some Time To Get Right’

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Google , Intel, Facebook and Microsoft have all either already begun or announced significant VR initiatives in the past 12-24 months. One name is notably absent from that list: Apple. A recently filed Apple patent for a potential VR headset. “VR

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AR+VR Weekly: Magic Leap One’s FOV, HTC Vive still most popular with devs & new Apple AR patents

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Magic Leap One’s FOV, HTC Vive still most popular with devs, and new Apple AR patents. Some hidden text in Magic Leap’s developer website code revealed that the field of view for the upcoming Magic Leap One will be 40 degrees horizontal by 30 degrees vertical, with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

The Apple Privacy Wall

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The Apple Privacy Wall/Strategy Analysis of How Apple will Come at Oculus Next Year. Apple is clearly going after Facebook. Since Oculus has such a head start, especially with its $400 Quest, how could Apple crush it? Same with Google. Apple isn’t.

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Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

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People who watch technology closely — especially those optimistic about VR and AR — are scratching their heads this week trying to understand how Apple “ undersold ” those features so significantly. Apple demonstrated it by animating poop and other emoji.

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AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

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Imagine a super version of Google Earth, but machines instead of people use it. Apple’s ARKit algorithms wouldn’t work with Google’s ARCore data even if Google gave them access. Same for HoloLens, Magic Leap and all the startups in the space.

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

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On Friday, a report on CNET shook a bit the XR community revealing that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020. An article that has become pretty popular, since every time that Apple makes something in an industry, it for sure changes all the market dynamics.

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AR+VR Weekly: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions & Google Lens sees billions

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions and Google Lens sees billions. Funomena launches Luma for Magic Leap ( The Verge ).

For Once, Microsoft Got The Jump On Google and Apple with HoloLens — Will It Last?

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HoloLens moves the game on from the previous-generation MR devices — such as Google Glass — which provided little more than the ability to bring up text or simple icons over the user’s view. Meanwhile, AR systems, such as Apple’s recent ARKit, allow mobile users to view the world through a window, with digital objects superimposed. Mixed reality (MR) is a new computing platform that‘s emerging from the current fields of augmented and virtual reality.

Apple takes a step towards its own version of Google Glass

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There's long been murmurs about Apple making its own augmented reality glasses, like Google Glass, and its latest acquisition is another step towards that. Apple has acquired Denver-based AR lens startup Akonia Holographics , according to a report by Reuters.

Dogmented Reality ‘Coming Soon’ To Apple’s New ARKit

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Apple’s new ARKit platform might be about to change that, however. any sufficiently advanced doggo technology is indistinguishable from magic. The platform stands as a rival to Google’s new Tango platform for Android devices. Hopefully it will one day also serve as the basis for the long-rumored AR glasses from the company to compete with the likes of HoloLens and Magic Leap. A very good, 11/10 app may soon be heading to an iPhone or iPad near you.

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AR Display Agreement Heats Up the AR Arms Race

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We’ve known for a while that Apple and Facebook were looking to step into the augmented reality ring, hoping to have more success than the likes of the Magic Leap and Hololens. But remember the Magic Leap costs more than double that at $2295.

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Wearable Technologies 2017: Year in Review, from Glass Enterprise Edition to ARKit

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2017 brought us the public reveal of Google Glass Enterprise Edition and a jumpstart to consumer AR adoption in the form of Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore.

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

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Apple ARKit 3.5 It is no mystery that Apple is currently the best mobile augmented reality company, and the latest update to ARKit confirms this. Imagine mixing it with CoreML and obtain some magical applications. I really can’t wait to see the Apple AR glasses….

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Are Apple’s AR Glasses Hiding in Plain Sight?

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Apple’s AR Glasses are Hiding in Plain Sight. With all the phone and watch and TV and game and chip and other chip news coming out of Apple’s big event, it was easy to forget the company’s longest-running background process: an augmented-reality wearable.

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These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Also keep in mind that there are plenty of private companies worth investing in, and some public companies listed below have invested in them like Magic Leap who has investments to the tune of $1.39 billion from companies listed below like Google and Qualcomm.

AR+VR Weekly: IDC’s latest forecast, Macy’s commitment to VR and Apple’s depth-sensing lead

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: IDC releases new AR and VR headset numbers , Macy rolling out VR to 60 stores and Apple’s 3D sensing lead.

Valve Releases Beta OpenVR Support For Unity’s New XR Plugin System

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Under the new system, Unity ‘officially’ worked with 7 XR platforms: Apple’s ARKit, Google’s ARCore, Microsoft’s HoloLens & WMR, Magic Leap, Oculus, and PlayStation VR.

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