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. Although originally slated to launch in Fall 2019 , the experience is arriving today on Magic Leap 1 headsets.

Magic Leap Takes on Funding from Media Company Axel Springer

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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.

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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 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 Researchers Reveal “Deep SLAM” Tracking Algorithm

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Authored by Magic Leap researchers Daniel DeTone, Tomasz Malisiewicz, and Andrew Rabinovich, the paper describes a tracking system powered by two deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs)—a type of artificial ‘brain’ used for image processing.

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

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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

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.

Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens

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“You can create conditions, record video and world data, and export it all back straight into the editor.” ” The next version of the tool will be made for AR devices like Magic Leap and HoloLens. That, too, is coming to wearable AR headsets like HoloLens and Magic Leap. ” The post Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens appeared first on UploadVR.

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

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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 Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design

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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.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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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

The VR Download EP9: Quest Hand Tracking, Magic Leap, Facebook Data Collection, Budget Cuts 2

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The post The VR Download EP9: Quest Hand Tracking, Magic Leap, Facebook Data Collection, Budget Cuts 2 appeared first on UploadVR. VR The VR Download

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Rony Abovitz Hints Magic Leap One Launches August 8, 2018

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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 App SeeSignal Uses AR to Help You Find & Touch the Strongest Cellular, Wi-Fi, & Bluetooth Signals

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While Magic Leap World gets its share of fun apps for playing with Porgs, watching TV, and exploring the ocean's depths, developers are making a strong business case for the Magic Leap One as well.

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

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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.

CNN Brings Its News Networks to Magic Leap One

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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.

Magic Leap Launches Collaboration Package as Businesses Workaround Coronavirus Lock Downs

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Now, Magic Leap has announced a new initiative to aid businesses in this process. The collaboration package includes: 4 x Magic Leap 1 devices for a trial period of 45 days. Credit for 1 x Magic Leap 1 with package purchase at the end of the 45-day trial.

Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

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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.

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.

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

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

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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

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.

Flow Immersive Comes to Magic Leap

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For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. One of spatial computing’s “sleeping giant” use cases is data visualization. The post Flow Immersive Comes to Magic Leap appeared first on AR Insider.

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

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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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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.16): Oculus Quest gets hand tracking, Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise and much more!

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Facebook has not done well in the past in guaranteeing user privacy and I’m afraid of what it can do with my data, especially when in the future there will be eye tracking, emotion tracking and such. Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise.

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

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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.

Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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But it is very interesting , because it will touch a lot of hot topics, like: Data visualization in XR; Magic Leap; Being a woman working in XR; How is XR in Asia. Today the interview will cover the first two topics: dataviz in VR thanks to BadVR solution and Magic Leap.

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Coronavirus Tracker Visualises the Infection Scale in AR

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Which is where data visualisation can come in useful, with Flow Immersive creating a tracker compatible with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets. As further data visualisation use cases emerge, VRFocus will keep you updated.

Exposing Homelessness Through Eviction With ‘These Sleepless Nights’ Mixed Reality Mini-Doc

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The Magic Leap-powered AR exhibit premiers at the Venice Film Festival. During the 22-minute experience, you move around a giant illuminated cube while wearing a Magic Leap headset. Homelessness is an epidemic that affects people all around the globe.

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.