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 Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

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Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input.

Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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Magic Leap today announced that AT&T, one of the leading cellular carriers in the US, has invested in the company and solidified a partnership making AT&T the “exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the U.S.”

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.

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires

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In a Major Hit to Apple, Rovio to Launch Angry Birds in AR for Magic Leap

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Considering Rovio Entertainment quite literally owes its existence to Apple and the App Store, it may ruffle a few feathers that the company has opted to aim the augmented reality debut of its blockbuster Angry Birds franchise at Magic Leap instead.

This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR

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Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset, has been out for a month now. ” At this point, it’s clear multiplayer AR is still in its (very) early infancy, with Apple updating their ARKit software only recently to include multiuser AR at its core.

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 One Teardown Reveals Sophisticated Hardware with Shortish Shelf Life & Low Repairability

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One of the primary marketing tactics used by Magic Leap in promoting the Magic Leap One was selling early adopters on the "magic" contained within the device.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” Magic Leap One is cool to wear.

Magic Leap's Good News — the Haters Are Wrong, Bad News — Now Everyone Will Focus on Apple Glasses

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I've had a few days to live with the Magic Leap One and it's time to finally weigh in with some thoughts as someone who has been tracking this company from the beginning, for almost five years now. Let's get right to the meat of the matter: Magic Leap One is not a flop.

Anyone in the World Can Order Magic Leap One NOW (But There's a Catch)

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Although the Magic Leap One: Creators Edition is currently officially available in only six US cities, those living outside of Magic Leap's designed US cities now have a roundabout way to order the device.

Magic Leap's Chief Content Officer Rio Caraeff Opens Up on Walled Gardens, Data Privacy, & Blockchain

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Over the years, Magic Leap's long cultivated shroud of mystery led some onlookers to buy into the company's dream before even trying the device, while for others, the secrecy seems to have stoked the kind of resentment and overcorrecting critique usually reserved for the mighty Apple.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Here's Why Magic Leap's Exclusive AT&T Deal Could Be the Key to Its Success, or the Start of a Rocky Rollout

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On Wednesday, the tech world woke up to fairly shocking news with the announcement that AT&T would be the exclusive wireless carrier for the forthcoming Magic Leap One, as well as an investor in Magic Leap. Is AT&T's Magic Leap Exclusivity a Good Idea?

Magic Leap One shipping dev kits with Apple-esque security demands

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For as revolutionary as the Magic Leap One headset claims to be, we definitely don’t know enough about it. Even though Magic Leap has given us a few morsels of information about the headset and what it can do, Magic Leap One is still shrouded behind a veil of mystery.

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common

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iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. This makes Magic Leap One a fixed multifocal display. ” Well the time for Magic Leap hype is over.

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap.

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Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires Business Insider is reporting that the ever-popular tech giant made two key hires in recent weeks and months. The former is Yury Petrov, who reportedly came on board at Apple all the way back in June.

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

DICE 2017: Magic Leap’s Graeme Devine on Ghost Girl Murder Mystery Game Concept

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Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard at Magic Leap, took the stage today at the DICE Summit 2017 in Las Vegas to talk about the future of mixed reality. Devine has been part of the digital games industry for more than 30 years, starting at Virgin Games in the ‘80s with stints at id Software, Ensemble Studios, Microsoft and Apple where he worked on a variety of projects from 7th Guest to Quake to Halo Wars. Tagged with: DICE , Ghost Girl , Graeme Devine , Magic Leap.

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.

AR+VR Weekly: Magic Leap ships this Summer, Apple’s $8 billion AR opportunity & Facebook testing AR ads

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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 ships this Summer, Apple’s $8 billion AR opportunity and Facebook testing AR ads. Magic Leap announced a partnership with AT&T which will make AT&T the exclusive wireless distributor of the Magic Leap One.

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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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.

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.

Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

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Magic Leap has confirmed eye-tracking on their upcoming development headset. And even Apple is in the game, having reportedly acquired SMI , one of the former leaders in the eye-tracking space, and has drawn up patents implementing the technology.

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.

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

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Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. Going into 2019, the industry eagerly awaits HoloLens 2 and Glass Enterprise Edition 2, as rumors swirl around the possibility of AR glasses from Apple and/or Facebook in the near future. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295.

Magic Leap's Good News — the Haters Are Wrong, Bad News — Now Everyone Will Now Focus on Apple Glasses

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I've had a few days to live with the Magic Leap One and it's time to finally weigh in with some thoughts as someone who has been tracking this company from the beginning, for almost five years now. Let's get right to the meat of the matter: Magic Leap One is not a flop.

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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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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Patent Pending: Progressive Reality Eyewear for Mixed Reality.

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Coincidentally or not, concept images for Apple’s rumored AR glasses actually show round frames, as does Magic Leap’s Magic Leap One glasses. Think Tank Augmented Reality Apple AR Arcore Arkit Hololens Magic Leap Vuzix Blade progressive reality

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

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One name is notably absent from that list: Apple. Despite the occasional patent or acquisition , Apple has yet to make any concrete statement concerning its commitment to VR. In an interview with Buzzfeed , Apple CEO Tim Cook made some interesting comments related to AR and VR.

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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 ).

Report: Apple AR Headset Coming In 2020 With Brand New OS

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Apple’s ARKit marks the start of a long journey for the company’s work with augmented reality technology, but the long-rumored AR headset the company may be working on may still be years away from release. A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is aiming to have its AR headset ready in 2019 and possibly start shipping it in 2020. If true, Apple’s timeline seems to fall in line with the current state of other AR headsets. Apple VR Industry News

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Thinks AR Could Have As Big An Audience As iPhone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s interest in augmented reality is well documented , and his confidence in it seems to have only grown over the past few months. Cook thinks AR could appeal to as many people as Apple’s iPhone does. Tagged with: apple , ar , tim cook.

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Possible Apple AR Headset Surfaces Once More In Patents

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At this point Apple’s interest in AR is well-documented; the company’s upcoming ARKit platform, due to arrive with iOS 11, is likely a precursor to something much bigger. It’s not the first time we’ve seen an AR headset or something similar mentioned in Apple’s patents, though it is the first time we’ve seen a potential form of input listed. Apple VR Industry News

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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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