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. Announced in a blog post , Access Hardware is a new program that aims to provide developers with Magic Leap devices to use for development. Magic Leap notes that the program is specifically for “developers who are serious about publishing applications with Magic Leap.”

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. The first is Access Hardware, a program that will put Magic Leap’s powerful AR headset into the hands of developers who are focused on building AR applications specifically for Magic Leap.

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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. ” Bloomberg’s sources feel Magic Leap “could fetch more than $10 billion if it pursues a sale.” ” Magic Leap has reportedly been gauging interest from companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Facebook.

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap. On Thursday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of the Belgium-based startup that allows Magic Leap One users to engage in real-time telepresence conference calls using volumetrically captured avatars representing their real bodies.

Turn Your Home Into A Mixed Reality Record Store With Spotify On Magic Leap

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Spotify — the Starbucks Coffee equivalent to digital music streaming — this week announced its arrival on the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, adding yet another entry into its list of compatible devices. Available for download now via Magic Leap World, the Spotify mixed reality app allows Premium subscribers to access their personal catalog of music and playlists in a mixed reality setting. Feature 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.

Hands-On: Whiteboard App For Magic Leap Lets You Share Your Strategic Genius In Augmented Reality

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Predictably, this has thrown remote meeting software back into the spotlight, especially augmented reality solutions. And while we've covered many of the top tier AR solutions for remote meeting, the space is constantly evolving and presenting new options, the latest being Whiteboard for the Magic Leap 1. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Avatar Chat, Remote Virtual Meetings in AR Have.

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. Back in 2015, Magic Leap released a teaser video showcasing what owners of the Magic Leap One headset could expect out of the experience. This did little to discourage Magic Leap, however.

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. News AR Augmented Reality Hardware Magic Leap

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick. On Thursday, Air New Zealand announced a strategic partnership with Magic Leap, with the airline developing immersive content that showcases the country as a vacation destination.

Magic Leap Announces Layoffs & Pivot Away From Near-term Consumer Ambitions

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Magic Leap today announced layoffs impacting “every level of the company” and a pivot away from the company’s near-term consumer ambitions and toward the enterprise space. In a blog post published by Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz , it was announced that the company is facing seemingly major layoffs and reorganization as it attempts to survive as a massive pre-revenue startup in an economically uncertain time.

Magic Leap CEO Teases Secret New AR Virtual Meetings App Called 'C3' Being Used Internally

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But amid that shift, one question that has repeatedly come up is: Where are the augmented reality tools that promised to help us navigate this new remote frontier? While many upstarts and established players have gradually moved to meet our new needs, it turns out that Magic Leap is.

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. While the AR version of the game was only mentioned in passing in the Reddit post, there’s no doubt that Gadgeteer is a perfect fit for augmented reality.

Magic Leap Reveals Peek at New 'Undersea' Augmented Reality Experience

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This year, the conference has a new headlining act, as Magic Leap will use the event as its launching pad for a new augmented reality experience. Don't Miss: New Magic Leap Videos Show off Launch Apps Create and Tonandi in Action. The Association for Computing Machinery's annual Siggraph conference, taking place next week in Los Angeles, will bring researchers from around the to show off their latest innovations in imaging and display technology.

Magic Leap Takes on Musical Theater with Augmented Reality Experience Starring Vanessa Williams

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Musical theater enthusiasts are about to enter a whole new world of melodic storytelling via augmented reality. Immersive production company Wilkins Avenue, along with its Pollen Music Group, is debuting the first-ever AR musical through the spatial computing lenses of the Magic Leap One at Comic-Con Paris this weekend.

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.

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. . Resolution Games , developer behind immersive experiences such as Angry Birds VR, Angry Birds AR, and Angry Birds FPS: First-Person Slingshot , yesterday announced an original AR game for Magic Leap One headsets. Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel will be available exclusively on Magic Leap One headsets; no word yet on an official release date.

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. Available this fall on the Magic Leap One Creator Edition MR headset, Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot immerses players in the colorful worlds of Angry Birds, allowing them to look down the sights of their slingshot and takes down hordes of villanous green pigs as they would in real-life ( a totally common, everyday activity ).

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. Magic Leap accused Nreal founder and former Magic Leap employee Chi Xu of “blatant copying” and taking a “free ride on Magic Leap’s business, image, and confidential information,” with the Nreal glasses.

Medivis App for Magic Leap One & HoloLens Lets You Study the Human Anatomy in Augmented Reality

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Not content to merely assist surgeons via the HoloLens, Medivis has expanded its augmented reality suite to Magic Leap One with an app for medical students. On Thursday, the medical software company unveiled AnatomyX, an enterprise-level augmented reality platform for the HoloLens and the Magic Leap One targeting universities and teaching hospitals for the purpose of anatomy, physiology and pathology studies.

Magic Leap Highlights Award-Winning Augmented Reality Apps Revealed at Reality Virtually Hackathon

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With Magic Leap One approaching six months since launch, Magic Leap is fully focused on building a content ecosystem and developer community. The company's latest endeavor in engaging developers was sponsorship of the Reality Virtually Hackathon, which took place Jan. Now, Magic Leap has released a highlight reel that gives the public a peek at the fruits of their endeavor.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality.

Insomniac Games Releases Seedling, the First Paid Augmented Reality Game for Magic Leap One

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One the leading game developers for the PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift platforms, Insomniac Games, is finally releasing its first major augmented reality title: Seedling for the Magic Leap One. Back in November, we gave our impressions of the game after sampling it at the L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles, but the big surprise this month is that Seedling will be Magic Leap's first paid app.

Spatiate Brings Multi-User Augmented Reality Painting to Magic Leap One

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While painting in augmented reality is not a groundbreaking pursuit, the ability for Magic Leap One, iPhone and iPad, and Android users to collaborate remotely on virtual artwork would be. That is what Across Realities is aiming to do with Spatiate, an app that launched on Thursday through Magic Leap World for $9.99.

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. Among this year’s exciting offerings is a brand new augmented reality experience from Magic Leap entitled Undersea. Available today via the Magic Leap World Store, Undersea harnesses the power of Unreal Engine 4 and Vulcan 3.1 Image Credit: Magic Leap. Image Credit: Magic Leap. Image Credit: 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. We tried an early version of Insomniac’s previous AR game, Seedling, at Leap Con in October last year. The Magic Leap blog also provides a brief description of the gameplay that Magic Leap owners can expect from Strangelets. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling , which released last year.

Mimesys Brings Its Version of Augmented Reality Video Calling to Magic Leap via Intel RealSense

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The release of Avatar Chat for Magic Leap One and Spatial for HoloLens during the fourth quarter of 2018 appeared to revolutionize video calling via augmented reality. The technology, which debuted at the Orange Show Hello event last month, is made possible by Intel RealSense depth cameras, Magic Leap One headsets, and high bandwidth, low.

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. A statement posted to the company website confirms the transition: As we’ve shared over the last several weeks, in order to set Magic Leap on a course for success, we have pivoted to focus on delivering a spatial computing platform for enterprise. I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage).

Magic Leap experience on the Vive Focus?

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There is all this hype for Magic Leap in these days, but so few people can try it, because it costs too much and ships only in selected regions. I wanted to make the Magic Leap experience available to more people, that’s why I’ve made a Magic Leap One emulator for the Vive Focus. Vive Focus has some AR functionalities, but can’t reach the high level of the augmented reality of HoloLens and Magic Leap!

Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

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It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users. Available now for download in the Magic Leap World section, the app is a free download that allows you to enter the world of Game of Thrones in augmented reality for the first time.

Magic Leap Adds Mobile Carrying Case to Its Arsenal of Augmented Reality Gear

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It look a while, but one of the most anticipated Magic Leap One accessories is finally here. Magic Leap has quietly added the official Magic Leap One carrying case, which we previewed last year, to its website. Don't Miss: Storing & Transporting Magic Leap One Safely Works with This Affordable VR Case There's no fancy name like all the other Magic Leap components, it's just called "Carry Case," but the price is about as premium as it gets at $95.

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

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Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making. This morning that same headset, now referred to as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition , became available for purchase in the U.S. More experiences are on the way from Magic Leap in-house developers, as well as independent, 3rd party creators.

I Met Magic Leap's AI Assistant Mica & Saw the Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike VR, when it comes to augmented reality, describing what an experience is like can be incredibly difficult, primarily because the experiences are even more contextual than relatively static virtual worlds that don't involve real world settings. Such is the case with what I'm calling the most important demonstration of Magic Leap technology to date in the form of an AI assistant called Mica.

Magic Leap to Partner with NBA to Bring Basketball to AR, Shaq’s Massive Head Fits in Headset

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz took the stage at the Code Media conference last night to talk a little bit more about the company’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. While we now know the headset will probably cost the same as a premium computer , Abovitz also co-announced with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that Magic Leap would be collaborating with the NBA and Turner to develop an AR app for the headset.

Magic Leap Brings Star Wars’ Adorable Porgs To Mixed Reality

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Magic Leap made their fair share of announcements during their inaugural L.E.A.P. From mixed reality board games, to realistic A.I., every corner of the Magic Box event space was packed with ambitious projects. Star Wars: Project Porgs will be available for free this December via the Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset. Image Credit: ILMxLAB / Magic-Leap.Reality.News. It’s like Tamagotchi, but in a galaxy far, far away.

Google & Magic Leap Developer Create Augmented Reality Mobile Apps for Warping Real World into Art

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Because of its ability to place digital content into the real world, augmented reality lends itself well to artists and creatives. Two new mobile apps, one from Google and another from an indie developer with ties to Magic Leap, invert the creative conceit by taking the real world and morphing it via augmented reality.

Report: Magic Leap One’s Field of View Detailed in Developer Documentation

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Magic Leap One is headed out to doorsteps this summer, that much is certain. According to a report by Next Reality , users accessing the developer site have been privy to some hidden information. One such developer reportedly found the final text describing Magic Leap One’s FOV, which was buried in the site’s source code. Image courtesy Next Reality, Magic Leap.