Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for a Reported $30M

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Leap Motion, the pioneer in optical hand-tracking, has been acquired by Ultrahaptics, the enterprise-focused immersive haptics company. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ultrahaptics reportedly acquired Leap Motion for approximately $30 million.

Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through

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According to a report from Business Insider , earlier this year Apple was on the verge of acquiring Leap Motion, but the deal fell through days before it was expected to close. Founded in 2010, Leap Motion develops leading optical hand-tracking software.

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

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Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset , and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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Report: Apple to Announce ARKit Updates at WWDC 2019 Including OS Support for AR Headsets

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Apple has been continuously iterating on ARKit , its augmented reality development tool that lets creators make smartphone-based AR experiences. Citing sources familiar with the development of Apple’s new operating systems, the report maintains that ARKit will get a new Swift-only framework for AR and a companion app that lets developers create AR experiences visually. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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AR+VR Weekly: ARKit apps hit 13M downloads, Leap Motion’s “virtual wearables” and Ready Player One hits theaters

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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: ARKit apps hit 13 million downloads , Leap Motion’s virtual wearable concept , and will the debut of Ready Player One increase VR sales ?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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Apple has killed its AR glasses project… maybe. A piece of unexpected news has shaken the XR communities this week: according to a report on Digitimes Taiwan, Apple has abandoned its AR/VR glasses project and all the members of the team have been re-allocated in other teams.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Hardware infrastructure and software developer tools from big players like Apple (ARKit) and Facebook (Camera Effects platform) directly contributed to a huge surge in interest in augmented reality. News Comic-Con Leap Motion Lenovo Ready Player One The VR Fund

L.A. Noire, Star Wars And Apple: The 5 Biggest Stories In VR This Week

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Apple’s AR Headset In 2020? A new report suggests Apple is currently thinking of a 2020 timeline for its AR headset along with a new operating system meant to run the device. Of course, such timelines are subject to whether the gadget can get slim and sleek enough to meet Apple’s high standards. Leap Motion offered this deep dive into their experimental efforts in user interface design for VR.

VR Bungee Jumping, Samurai Swords, and 16 More New Demos

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Take the leap! Their Mind the Arrow and Gelato Flicker titles have been featured under “Best New Games” on the Apple App Store, with over 350,000+ downloads between the two. “We’ve There’s no shortage of creative developers with awesome ideas for using the Leap Motion.

An FUI designer, VR community leader and VR healthcare.

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We met to chat about the future of augmented reality, virtual reality and the newest features of Leap Motion’s hand tracking. As a healthcare marketing strategist, I was excited to chat with Alex and Jayse about Leap Motion and its applications for VR in healthcare.

The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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The Apple is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean co-production which won Best Multi-Person Experience award at Raindance. You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice.

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.

Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

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RealMax's AR and VR device with hand tracking by Leap Motion and an epic 102-degree field of view, was used for a multiplayer AR game which involved grabbing fish and knocking over boxes. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

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3D objects had washed out colors , a bit like when you see AR objects through HoloLens 1 and Magic Leap One … they appeared a bit semi-transparent. Even worse, it wasn’t able to track my finger movements well (it was worse than Leap Motion … and Leap Motion doesn’t have worn sensors!).

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Magic Leap One’s Reported Field Of View Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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Now the Magic Leap One , the severely hyped upcoming AR headset that no one can talk about, only has a 40 degree horizontal field of view according to uncovered developer documentation. In a world where the upcoming Leap Motion North Star headset reportedly has a 100-degree FOV and Magic Leap’s received over $2 billion in funding by comparison, 40 degrees horizontally isn’t much of a “leap” forward at all. AR Magic Leap Magic Leap One

All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

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Valve was collaborating with eye-tracking company SMI to add eye tracking to OpenVR (thanks u/PrAyTeLLa for noticing it), and this is a clear sign that it is interested in this technology, but I’ve also to warn you that some months later this announcement, SMI has been acquired by Apple.

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Upgrading VR Storytelling

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Meet Waba: A Squishy VR Friend Available Now On Oculus And Steam

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The character got its start as a Totoro-inspired “Sweat Pet” game he was prototyping for the Apple Watch, “where you sweat to feed the pet.” Waba starts its journey when you place an egg in a hole.

How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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And not because of the motion sickness , but because something doesn’t work. Leap Motion driver and runtime. Older Apple Cinema displays with devices attached through USB. We all love virtual reality, but sometimes it gives us big headaches.

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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This is cool because without having to add external hardware like Leap Motion , all Vive Pro users will be able to use their hands inside VR experiences to interact with the VR environment.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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This makes Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon the companies most likely to hire, acquire or build their way to a platform in VR. I recently outlined the VR headsets which pushed the technology forward over the last six years by giving lots of developers new capabilities.

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Experiential Technology Event Shows How Far VR Has To Go

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Above: David Holz, founder of Leap Motion, shows off hand-tracking in VR. The headset used sensors to detect my fingers, using software from Leap Motion. Thanks to all of our efforts, VR is going to leap ahead in the next five years….The

Job Simulator Co-Creator Alex Schwartz On Making Hit VR Games Look Easy

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If there’s something stuck to table, an apple or whatever, and you can’t grab it, it’s so disappointing to your brain. If it’s just raw Leap Motion-esque visual tracking of your hand, when is the point that you’ve grabbed the item? Alex Schwartz , the CEO of Owlchemy Labs , has made virtual reality look easy. His company’s debut game, Job Simulator , is one of the big hits among VR games.