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Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

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If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap.

iPhone X Can Record & Send Video Holograms via HoloBack App

Next Reality AR

If you find yourself on the run from the Empire, you no longer need a droid to send a holographic distress message, you just need an iPhone X and the HoloBack app.

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Supporting Creative Storytelling in VR

Tech Trends VR

New CreativeXR funding programme awards £3500 for the development of immersive storytelling projects. Digital Catapult and Arts Council England just announced the shortlisted five projects that will receive a total of £350,000 in funding to develop immersive storytelling experiences.

Mercedes-Benz Shifts to HoloLens for Employee Training

Next Reality AR

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has joined the growing list of automakers adopting augmented reality to provide an assist to its manufacturing operations, in this case, via the Microsoft HoloLens.

Magic Leap on sale starting from $2295, ships only in the US

The Ghost Howls

Finally, the day has come. After a lot of words, flying whales, rock throwing guys and a lot of debates, Magic Leap has been released. You can buy it on the company website. Really, in the past years I thought this day would have never arrived… and instead, sometimes the unexpected happens.

The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

Road to VR

There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money.

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New Video Shows How Precise HoloLens 2.0 Depth Sensing Will Be

Next Reality AR

While the next-generation HoloLens does not have a launch date yet, we now have a better idea of how big a leap the device will take in terms of depth sensor performance.

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Magic Leap experience on the Vive Focus?

The Ghost Howls

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.

‘Electronauts’ Review – Unlock Your Inner Groove

Road to VR

Electronauts sits at an interesting intersection somewhere between game, experience, and tool. Your experience with Electronauts then may vary depending upon what you hope to achieve with it.

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Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community

VRScout

Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? This was a question I asked myself several times last summer before moving. I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group.

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Magic Leap One First Hands-on Impressions for HoloLens Developers

Next Reality AR

In a surprising twist of expectation management, Magic Leap manged to not only ship but deliver the Magic Leap One I ordered at this morning by 4pm on the same day.

Charlie Fink’s Metaverse book review: get to know XR at 360 degrees

The Ghost Howls

I’m back in Italy. My vacation in China has finished and I’m in my home country again. Being in China has been wonderful and I have really sweet memories of it… I’ll return there for sure, there are so many things I have still to discover.

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How VR’s Next Generation Shows Key Signs of a Maturing Market

Road to VR

VR feels like it’s simultaneously moving fast and slow. It’s been two years and four months since the leading PC VR headsets, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, hit shelves. The leading high-end headset overall, PSVR, has only been around for one year and nine months.

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Japanese Students Develop VR Recreation Of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

VRScout

Experience life in Hiroshima before, during, and after nuclear warfare decimated the famous Japanese city.

Magic Leap One Launch Date Set for 8/8/2018 (Possibly at 8:08)

Next Reality AR

After a series of hints revealed by CEO Rony Abovitz via Twitter, Magic Leap looks like it is ready to launch Magic Leap One on 8/8/2018 at 8:08. Rony Aboviz changed his twitter profile's header to this launching whales image at 8:08pm on 8/7/2018. One day before launch.

Leaping Into the AR Magicverse?

Tech Trends VR

Magic Leap finally materializes into a product some of us can actually buy, yet the real test will be whether developers take the bait.

StarVR Teases New Version of Its High-end VR Headset to be Revealed Next Week

Road to VR

StarVR, creator of a high-end VR headset for out-of-home use, is teasing something new to be revealed next week at SIGGRAPH 2018. StarVR is a high-end headset made for out-of-home use like VR arcades and attractions.

Lufthansa Airlines Uses VR To Give Flyers A Glass Bottom Airplane Experience

VRScout

Lufthansa partners with 3Spin to deliver a unique VR experience featuring 3D maps of mountain tops, lakes, and cities, all in real-time. Ladies and Gentlemen, please buckle up your seatbelts, move your seats and trays in the upright position, put on your VR headsets and prepare for takeoff.’.

This Is What Tech Reviewers Think of the Magic Leap One After Spending Time with the Finished Product

Next Reality AR

The hype train that left the station years ago has reached its first stop, and now we finally have access to the Magic Leap One, the device many have claimed would revolutionize the augmented reality space at launch. But is that really true?

Scaling Up Immersive Tech With Blockchain

Tech Trends VR

For Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality applications to work as mass market propositions, we need GUP infrastructure. One company is leveraging blockchain to do just that.

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

Road to VR

Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One , several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal.

Developer Teases AR Functionality For The Apple Watch

VRScout

Apple’s popular smartwatch is even cooler with high-quality augmented widgets powered by ARKit.

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L'Oréal Brings Its Modiface AR Makeup Platform to Facebook Camera

Next Reality AR

Already one of the leaders in augmented reality for cosmetics, L'Oréal is extending the reach of its ModiFace virtual try-on platform through a partnership with Facebook.

Firewall: Zero Hour – Everything You Need To Know About The PSVR-Exclusive Shooter

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Firewall: Zero Hour is just around the corner with only a few weeks remaining before launch. In preparation for the game we’ve rounded up all of the information we’ve got so far on this highly anticipated release.

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Road to VR

Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch , the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team.

AltspaceVR Releases New World-Building Kits

VRScout

Microsoft just announced new tools to make it easier for users to build and share their own virtual spaces. In a virtual Town Hall today, AltspaceVR unveiled a suite of tools that will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces.

Magic Leap Loses Key Marketing Exec Ahead of Magic Leap One Launch

Next Reality AR

With the official launch of Magic Leap One expected by the end of summer (translation: days from now), Magic Leap's hype machine just took a big hit with the sudden loss of a key marketing executive.

Hands-On: Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Looking Like A Solid AR Developer Kit

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I tried the Magic Leap One “Creator Edition” headset this week, after nearly five years of waiting to see what Rony Abovitz and his team have been building out in Florida. I am impressed Leapers shipped Magic Leap One (ML1) on the same day they announced its price and offered it for sale.

‘Marvel Powers United VR’ Update to Bring Tweaks & Bug Fixes, Bigger Changes Forthcoming

Road to VR

Marvel Powers United VR launched less than two weeks ago, but it seems the developers at Sanzaru Games are hard at work to get the game’s first patch out the door.

‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

VRScout

Survios enlists the help of EDM’s biggest names for this mind-bending musical experience. Thanks to the success of both Raw Data and Sprint Vector, California-based VR studio Survios has made a name for itself within the immersive entertainment community as an established developer of AAA VR content.

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