VIEW Conference 2018 will host amazing XR talks and workshops

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“Lone Echo and the magic of VR” by Nathan Phail-Liff. The Metaverse, that becomes the MagicVerse, in Magic Leap’s terms (Image by Magic Leap). John Gaeta is one of the co-founders of the ILMxLAB and is currently SVP Creative Strategy at Magic Leap.

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

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Beyond the Wall was created by HBO and Framestore, the Oscar-winning studio known for their work not only in film and TV, but also immersive experiences such as the Game of Throne -themed VR activation Ascend the Wall , and the recent Magic Leap GOT experience The Dead Must Die.

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Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries


International shipping has long been requested by developers, with the device previously only being available in the US and Canada. Meanwhile, we’re still looking to mysterious MR competitor Magic Leap to deliver some solid competition.

HoloLens Units Can Now Be Rented Instead Of Bought


Rentals are only open to the US and Canada, though Microsoft says it’s working on bringing the scheme to other countries too. With the launch of Magic Leap One looming, can Microsoft maintain its foothold in this market throughout 2018? At $3,000, Microsoft’s HoloLens is an expensive proposition, limiting the number of people that have been able to get their hands on one over the past two years.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week


The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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AR+VR Weekly: China invests in AR, Spectacles are the future and Google’s Pixel event

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Magic Leap buys mesh-computing startup Computes ( TechCrunch ). from Sustainable Development Technology Canada ( FINSMES ). Magic Leap One adds 48-state U.S. Brainlab and Magic Leap Partner in Digital Surgery ( VR Focus ). ILM’s next augmented reality experiment is Porgs on Magic Leap ( Gizmodo ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements week of October 8. By Tom Emrich.

HoloLens’ Missing Stock Fuels HoloLens 2 Speculation

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We looked into the official HoloLens reseller for the US and Canada, Insight, but found that HoloLens is out of stock there too. Can the company make another leap forward with the next version of HoloLens?

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing


Lyft drivers would access this information through an AR headset, such as a Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, or Magic Leap, which would place the digital content directly in the view of the Lyft driver, or through an AR enabled smartphone.

Hands-on: VR Motion Controller ‘Atraxa’ Offers Promising 6DOF Without Occlusion Issues

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In fact, Magic Leap is so far the only major headset on the market that makes use of the technology in their Magic Leap Control.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.16): CES is coming, Abrash predicts AR to substitute smartphones in 2040 and more!

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The discount is valid only in the US and in Canada and is applicable both on the official Vive online store and at participating retailers.

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This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR


San Francisco, CA) – creates magical pets for XR, like pet dragons or unicorns, that will become your faithful digital companions. Each female founder has been paired with complementary women leaders from companies such as Google, Magic Leap, Norwest Venture Partners, and Warner Bros.,

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Starting on June 24th, PlayStation will offer PSVR demos at about 300 Best Buy and GameStop locations across the US and Canada. Another big Hollywood name is taking the virtual leap of faith as well: Michael Bay.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2


Like the first HoloLens the device also enables glasses wearers to simply slot the device in front of their spectacles (distinct advantage compared to Magic Leap). Which brings us to the million-dollar question: How much will all this magic cost?

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park

XR for Business Podcast

In Canada, we have zero 5G deployment. And are you guys experimenting at all with augmented reality, as it pertains to maybe Hololens or Magic Leap or these types of things, where-- for factory worker in manufacturing, and these types of things? Joonmo: Yeah, about one or two years ago we tried to use AR glasses, such as Magic Leap or Nreal. In Canada, we have zero 5G deployment.

One Part Geek, One Part Chic: XR Fashion with Electric Runway CEO Amanda Cosco

XR for Business Podcast

And it was so seamless that it looked like magic. And I really believe that that's why the video went so viral, was because it was really just this moment of magic. And I really believe that when technology works at it's best, it feels like magic and it creates that awe inspiring experience where you're saying to yourself, "wow, what else could I do with this technology or what else can be done?" It was just that magical experience. Magic Leap, what are we doing?

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

XR for Business Podcast

Today’s guest is a great friend of mine, Anne-Marie Enns, the executive producer of the VR/AR Global Summit, coming to Vancouver, Canada, October 31st to November 2nd. Dreamcraft Attractions — who are from Canada, but have never really exhibited in Canada — they do great gaming and attraction based VR, so they’ll be there for the first time. Anne-Marie: Magic Leap’s doing a workshop.

Augmented Birthday Parties and Virtual Reality Field Trips with Centertec's Bill Tustin

XR for Business Podcast

Bill: Yeah, we actually have four Magic Leaps. Magic Leap just met with Chicken Waffle. But it's actually going to be an open source thing that we've just recently did for Magic Leap. So we are working with Magic Leap in an AR capacity. I think the ability to blend and go in and out of that is gonna be really magical. Chicken Waffle! Now that we have your attention, check out this episode of XR for Business.

Retraining for a Post-Retirement World with VRVoice's Bob Fine

XR for Business Podcast

Alan: Slicing fruit in VR is magical, and the fact that they have the haptic feedback to the controller is just. You're right, it is a magical experience. But the other thing about health care -- and I'm sure you're aware of this, and in Canada, it's. This group created a VR experience where you're wearing the VR headset, and it's this magical fairy, and there's a whole story, and then they give you the needle before you even know what happened.

Making AR Focals Functional and Fashionable, with North’s Stefan Alexander

XR for Business Podcast

We've got a Magic Leap, a Hololens, we have all the tech. What you're talking about is definitely one of those magical moments that our users really liked and they wanted more of. But the bar, the thing we want to hit is that magical experience, where the glasses either tell you what you want to know, or when you ask them something, they know exactly what you want. Alan: Incredible success story coming out of Canada, which is cool.

Meta Forced to Furlough After Chinese Lead Backs Out of New Investment

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Chinese investment in the US startup and tech space has been growing steadily, and has been a key source of capital for AR and VR companies like Magic Leap, which saw investment in both its Series C and Series D rounds from Chinese online mega-retailer Alibaba.

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Averting Nuclear Disaster with AR, with Packet39's Shachar "Vice" Weis

XR for Business Podcast

I met a guy at VRTO -- the Toronto VR conference -- three years ago, and he was working for a company that provides services for nuclear power, specifically Oakajee here in Canada. The nuclear reactor face, the reactors in Canada are a design, it's called a CANDU design, where-- and none of this is confidential, by the way, you don't have to come and shoot me, OPG, please. What we have now, the Hololens and even the Hololens 2, and the Magic Leap.

Talking AI and Future of Work in XR -- In a Truck -- with Timoni West and Cole Crawford

XR for Business Podcast

If the Hololens breaks or if a Magic Leap breaks or whatever the hardware happens to be, to go back to that cliché quote, Mark Andreesen said, "software is eating the world. Yeah, well, I come from Canada -- we have socialized everything, c'mon. And he did a recent podcast, fairly recent, called The Magic Shoe Box.

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