Magic Leap’s Next AR Headset to Ship in Q4 2021, Promising Larger FOV & More Compact Design

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Report: AR Startup Magic Leap Exploring Sale, Facebook Uninterested

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AR startup Magic Leap is trying to explore various strategic options, including a sale, with companies such as Facebook and Johnson & Johnson, according to Bloomberg. The report from Bloomberg comes after Magic Leap pivoted to focus on the enterprise market.

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Magic Leap To Host Developer Days At Its Offices In Florida

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Magic Leap announced new programs that will run across 2020, including two separate Developer Day events and a new program called ‘Access Hardware’ for developers. You can read more specifics about what’s on offer at the dev days on the Magic Leap blog.

Magic Leap Opens Programs To Extend Support To Developers

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Magic Leap is giving developers access to additional hardware, funding, enterprise customers, and support. Magic Leap understands that the future of AR means empowering creators with the right tools to explore ideas that will push the technology further into the arms of consumers.

Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

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Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. In the company’s defense, Magic Leap has been spinning its fair share of plates.

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. Called Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel , the detective game arrives today on Magic Leap World for free.

Magic Leap Reportedly Exploring The Possibility Of $10 Billion Sale

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Once valued at $8 billion, sources say the AR start-up is now seeking an acquirer. Magic Leap is reportedly working closely with a financial advisor on exploring options to keep the doors of the AR startup open. This did little to discourage Magic Leap, however.

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. . This will be our third true AR title, and we are excited to be continuing our path of exploring how games can fully leverage the full spectrum of head-mounted AR’s inherent qualities.

Physics Simulator ‘Universe Sandbox’ Comes to Magic Leap 1

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Now Giant Army has released a version of its galactic physics sandbox on Magic Leap 1, bringing what the studio says an “undiluted” experience. You can find it on Magic Leap World for free starting today.

Gadgeteer Receives Big Optimizations, AR Version Coming To Magic Leap

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But that’s not all — it looks like the developers want the game to conquer AR as well, with a Magic Leap release on the horizon. However, perhaps the biggest announcement in the post was that the team is bringing an AR version of Gadgeteer to Magic Leap platforms.

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.

Hands-On With Magic Leap Shooter ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’

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Weta Workshop offers a taste of their upcoming shooter at the Magic Leap’s first L.E.A.P. Magic Leap’s inaugural L.E.A.P. developer conference officially kicked-off this morning in Los Angeles, bringing together some of the most talent creators in mixed reality (MR) for two days of exciting demonstrations, gripping keynotes, and other intriguing reveals regarding the Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset. Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Founder Rony Abovitz to Step Down as CEO

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Magic Leap pivoted to the enterprise space recently after an extended lukewarm reception by consumers for its $2,300 AR headset. I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage). Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Insomniac’s Final Independent Studio Release Is ‘Strangelets’ AR Game For Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap and Insomniac Games announced a new game, Strangelets, for the Magic Leap One. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling , which released last year.

Magic Leap Could Call its First AR Headset ‘Magic Leap One’

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Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup, might be calling its first device ‘Magic Leap One’, as suggested by a recent trademark filing. A company spokesperson also mentioned that it was “full steam ahead toward the launch of Magic Leap One.”. SEE ALSO ILMxLab's John Gaeta Joins Magic Leap as Senior VP of Creative Strategy.

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.

Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

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Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Business Development, is slated to take the reins as the new CEO of Magic Leap, effective August 1st. The post Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Even if most of this roundup will be about Oculus, I have decided to put another brand on top of it and it is Magic Leap. Amazon is opening its AR Beauty Salon.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers. Announced today on the company’s site , developers can now explore Magic Leap’s software development kit and dive into the Creator Portal to find documentation, tutorials, and more. In December, Magic Leap revealed a first look of the headset.

Magic Leap Cites COVID-19 In Layoff Notice After Report Of Slow Sales

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AR headset maker Magic Leap is laying off “a number of employees” in what it says is a response to the difficulties raised by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. VR Industry News instantsocial Magic Leap Magic Leap 2 Magic Leap One Rony Abovitz top stories

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 CEO Rony Abovitz Steps Down Citing ‘Focused’ Direction

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Rony Abovitz is stepping down from the CEO role at Magic Leap after raising more than $2 billion and subsequently laying off a large segment of the workforce. I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage).

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.

Magic Leap Warns Of ‘Critical’ Battery Issue Days After Huge Layoffs

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Magic Leap sent owners of its AR headsets a warning that they need to update their devices due to an issue related to the battery. The post Magic Leap Warns Of ‘Critical’ Battery Issue Days After Huge Layoffs appeared first on UploadVR.

Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May

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Magic Leap recently announced some new programs that aim to get developers creating for the its AR headset, Magic Leap 1. SEE ALSO Nreal Temporarily Halts Production of 'Light' AR Headset due to Coronavirus.

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. This year’s SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference, currently taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, features no shortage of VR and AR technology. Among this year’s exciting offerings is a brand new augmented reality experience from Magic Leap entitled Undersea. Image Credit: Magic Leap. Image Credit: Magic Leap. Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

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It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. Magic Leap was in hot water earlier this year, as reports surfaced that the well-funded startup was searching for a buyer.

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

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One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Now the seemingly unkillable franchise has set it sights on the world of immersive content with a new AR game that presents the series from a brand new perspective. . Developing for the Magic Leap platform was a very unique and inspiring process for our team, and we’re confident fans will love how the game is brought to life.” .

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. Kimball said that the Unity and Unreal engine integrations for Magic Leap do much of the core balancing optimizations (between the available A57 cores and Denver 2 core) for developers already.

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.

AR Glasses For Diabetics: Magic Leap Considers ?Glucose Monitoring? Eyewear

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According to a patent released last week by the US Patent and Trademark Office, AR startup Magic Leap has begun exploring the concept of smart glasses that can “monitor glucose levels over time” along with other vitals. The patent was first filed by Magic Leap in November of last year. Since its initial foundation back in 2010, Magic Leap has developed a reputation as one of the most secretive startups within the XR industry.

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.

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. Narrated by Stephen Fry, the AR experience brings user into the tiny world of insects and arachnids.

Magic Leap 1 Pivots To Enterprise, ML2 Targeted For 2021

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Magic Leap is refocusing around the enterprise market, launching a new nearly $3,000 enterprise bundle with business warranty and support. The company also confirms a successor, Magic Leap 2, is targeted for 2021.

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.

BBC Earth’s New AR App Brings Ants And Spiders Into Your Living Room On Magic Leap

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The BBC’s latest AR experiment brings exotic ants and spiders into your living room, provided you have a Magic Leap. BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses is a collaboration between the British organization, developer Preloaded and Magic Leap itself.