Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

Road to VR

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 Takes on Funding from Media Company Axel Springer

Road to VR

German media company Axel Springer today announced that it has taken part in a new round of financing of Magic Leap. ” Exactly what that means for Magic Leap’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One , we’re not entirely sure.

Insomniac Launches ‘Seedling’, Magic Leap One’s First Paid App

Road to VR

Insomniac Games, the minds behind Rift titles Edge of Nowhere (2016) , The Unspoken (2017), and upcoming open-world adventure Stormland, today released their first AR experience for Magic Leap One. Magic Leap News insomniac games magic leap magic leap one seedling seedling ar

Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

Road to VR

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.

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

Road to VR

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 Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design

Road to VR

Magic Leap announced a number of consumer-facing apps and games coming soon to Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset which released back in August. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Wacom. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Onshape.

Oculus Founder Serves up Scathing Review of Magic Leap One, Calling It A “Tragic Heap”

Road to VR

While Palmer Luckey provided his own Magic Leap One headset to iFixit for their tear down, the founder of Oculus certainly had his chance for a proper review before the spudgers and screwdrivers came out, and he isn’t pulling any punches either. image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Reveals 16 AR Experiences From Wacom, SketchUp, Wingnut AR, and More

Road to VR

Today at Magic Leap’s first creator conference the company has revealed a bevy of AR content built on the headset—some experimental, and some actually launching on the headset soon (or today)—but all up and running on real hardware. In a quest to rid the L.E.A.P.

GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT

Road to VR

Because both the real world and the virtual world need to understand the other, AI and data parsing are huge areas for AI work. The post GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT appeared first on Road to VR.

Brainlab Prescribes Magic Leap as Cure for Visualizing Medical Imaging Data, Lumin Updates Pushed to Devs

Next Reality AR

While many of the latest content partnerships announced by Magic Leap appear to lean towards entertainment and gaming, a new partnership with medical technology provider Brainlab has Magic Leap getting down to more serious business.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz


I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. During the second day of the event Magic Leap hosted a 3-hour keynote which revealed, among other things, a plan to support two controllers with Magic Leap One in 2019. AR Magic Leap

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

Next Reality AR

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 Reveals Partnership With The NBA


Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed a new partnership during Recode’s Code Media conference. Details were sparse, but Silver and Abovitz revealed plans to experiment with Magic Leap’s technology as a way to enjoy professional basketball.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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CNN Brings Its News Networks to Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

News junkies who own the Magic Leap One received some good news on Thursday, as CNN has published an app for the headset to display the network's news coverage in augmented reality.

Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

Next Reality AR

Less than 20 days after the launch of Magic Leap One, Mapbox has jumped at the chance to provide its map services to Magic Leap developers through its Maps SDK for Unity.

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

The Ghost Howls

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.

Rony Abovitz Hints Magic Leap One Launches August 8, 2018


Rony Abovitz appears to have given not-so-subtle clues that Magic Leap One officially launches on August 8, 2018. I believe Magic Leap’s CEO is hinting that 8:08 am Florida time we’re due for details and updates on their Magic Leap One Creator Edition. Abovitz previously tweeted that some press have been allowed to see Magic Leap’s hardware. AR Magic Leap

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz: ‘If We Get The Support Of Developers We Can Be A Public Company’


Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz suggested an initial public offering might be planned for his company if it is able to continue building momentum with developers. The suggestion came during our first interview with Abovitz on day one of Magic Leap’s developer conference in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset started shipping a couple months ago and we expected it to win over some developers. AR Leap Conference Magic Leap

Magic Leap Head Of Public Relations Leaves To Join Stealth Startup (Update)


Update: We received the following statement from Magic Leap about the departure: “Andy Fouche will no longer serve as VP of Public Relations for Magic Leap, Inc. A LinkedIn profile for Fouché lists him formerly in the Magic Leap position.

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


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.

Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming


have a chance to try out the much-anticipated Magic Leap One for ourselves via in-store demos in the future. Furthermore, AT&T will be the exclusive wireless distributor of the device, which will be able to use either WiFi or wireless data to connect to the internet. To be clear, then, it sounds like this refers specifically to when Magic Leap One launches as a full consumer product, which may not be this year. AR Magic Leap One

Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor


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.

(Update) Photo Shows Magic Leap ‘Test Rig’ NOT Prototype AR Headset


Update: Magic Leap’s CEO took to Twitter today to explain this photo more clearly. The photo shows an @magicleap R&D test rig where we collect room/space data for our machine vision/machine learning work. Magic Leap managed to raise nearly $1.4

Interview to Eduardo Siman: virtual reality makes data visualization fun, we should all work together to make AR and VR to succeed

The Ghost Howls

It started with big data , and I started blogging about that at the end of 2015 basically because I couldn’t find anyone to talk about it with (laughs). From that moment, I forgot about big data and started focusing on AR and VR. ” It was fun and it was just data!

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Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition


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.

Former Magic Leap Members Raise $3.5 Million To Simplify AR/VR Design


While much of augmented reality company Magic Leap’s work remains a mystery, some of its former employees are taking big leaps of their own. Torch 3D, an AR and VR development platform, was founded by Paul Reynolds and Josh Faust, who previously worked on SDK and Applications at Magic Leap, along with veteran cloud and infrastructure entrepreneur Antony Falco.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Will Feature Four World-Premiere VR/AR Experiences


Magic Leap, Disney, and Epic Games are bringing their A-game to the annual tech conference. Nitro – Nitro is a mixed reality game for the Magic Leap that lets users drive a small remote control car around a virtual obstacle course using motion controls and hand gestures.

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


Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295. At its first developer conference in October, the company spoke of a few upcoming enterprise-facing apps; and in November, Magic Leap announced a creator fund to encourage designers to develop apps for the Magic Leap One.

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

Road to VR

Magic Leap has confirmed eye-tracking on their upcoming development headset. When a friend puts on the headset, the system can load their preferences and saved data.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 2’ Roundup – ‘Budget Cuts’ Hands-On, Google Maps and ARCore, Squanch Games’ Exclusive, and More

Road to VR

We go hands-on with Budget Cuts, Google presents ARCore and Maps API-enabled apps, Squanch Games’ Daydream exclusive title announced, and Magic Leap talks about developing games for a spatial computing platform. Magic Leap talk on games and AI.

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AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

TechCrunch VR

Tim Cook has warned the industry about “the data industrial complex” and advocated for privacy as a human right. ” The industry has made data-capture mistakes while building today’s tech platforms, and it shouldn’t repeat them. Matt Miesnieks. Contributor.

The absurdist’s view of business data visualization: meeting BadVR (& how Oculus Quest and 5G will change business)

Robert Scoble

I dragged my camera down to meet her and her team in their offices in Marina Del Rey, near Los Angeles, to get a look at the business visualizations they are building for use in both Spatial Computing headsets, like Magic Leap, and VR, for HTC Vive, Oculus Quest or Rift, or others.

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AR+VR Weekly: Meet Mica, Colgate wearable rollout and global XR survey results

AWE Blog

Finally, Digi-Capital and AWE published highlights from its first global XR survey including data which suggests that AR/VR startups are leaving money on the table by not branching out to markets outside their backyard. AT&T to launch DirecTV Now App for Magic Leap AR Headset ( Variety ).

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

Tech Trends VR

Magic Leap makes you look like a Minion, and even though I personally think the HoloLens looks much cooler (hey, what can I say, I’m a geek) I will also admit that it feels on the heavy side after prolonged use. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?