Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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Today Magic Leap has launched the Lumin SDK, the toolkit which allows developers to build AR experiences for Lumin OS, the operating system that powers the Magic Leap One headset. Eye tracking. Gesture and hand tracking.

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

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Eye-tracking—the ability to quickly and precisely measure the direction a user is looking while inside of a VR headset—is often talked about within the context of foveated rendering, with the hopes that it could reduce the performance requirements of VR.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More.

Magic Leap to Add Two Controller Support, Iris Login, Javascript Support, & More

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Today at Leap Con, Magic Leap spoke briefly about its software roadmap for the end of 2018 and into early 2019, indicating some interesting new features on the way to their AR headset. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Report: Magic Leap Ships First Wave of Headsets to Small Group of Partners

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Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality headset company, has apparently begun shipping its first wave of Magic Leap One AR systems to partners in limited numbers. Image courtesy Magic Leap. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014.

Magic Leap's 'Blink' Demo Shows How Eye Tracking & Spatial Audio Make Virtual Content Come Alive

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Over the past few weeks, a trio of developer lessons (one of which was revealed in Magic Leap's most recent Twitch livestream) have revealed samples of experiences that are possible while using the Magic Leap One.

To the Dismay of Its Audience, Magic Leap Livestream Dodges Key Questions

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Years of Magic Leap’s hype-building seems for many to be turning from excitement to disappointment, as the company continues to evangelize its AR headset with little attempt to demonstrate what it’s actually like to use it. Captured by Road to VR, image courtesy Magic Leap.

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. In December, Magic Leap revealed a first look of the headset.

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 One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” Magic Leap One is cool to wear.

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

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There’s a lot that can be said about the Magic Leap One. It’s trying to do a ton—eye-tracking, hand-tracking, 6DoF controllers, real-time meshing and a number of other features that haven’t been seen in a mobile MR device before. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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

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GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage.

7Invensun will provide eye-tracking for many worldwide XR devices

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One of the best of them is when in Beijing I visited the company 7Invensun , a worldwide excellence in eye tracking. So, when I decided to go to Beijing, I wanted absolutely to go visit them to try it with my eyes. Trying the PC eye tracking solution.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

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We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing 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. Optics And Eye Strain.

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.

Gallery: A Close-Up Look at the Magic Leap One's Optics

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For the curious, here are a number of close-up shots of the Magic Leap One's optics and the magnetic attachment that can be swapped out for a version with lenses matching your glasses prescription in the near future.

GDC 2018: Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support

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Today at GDC, Epic have announced that Unreal Engine 4 will officially support the Magic Leap One. You can read more about it on the Unreal Engine blog , but the basic gist of it is that you can use Epic’s UE4 now, one of the leading game engines on the market, to create content for Magic Leap One. Companies like Epic themselves, as well as Framestore, ILMxLAB, Schell Games, and Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR are all working on content for the Magic Leap One.

Here’s What Actual Developers Think Of The Magic Leap One AR Headset

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As of yesterday, the Magic Leap One is officially released. And if you want a detailed breakdown of what the Magic Leap One is and what it’s specs are like, you can find that here. When you order a Magic Leap One AR headset, someone from a startup called Enjoy hand delivers it to you and helps you set it up. ” Right now there are a handful of official Magic Leap apps in the Store for early adopters to try out.

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. Eye tracking and head tracking are both included as well.

Magic Leap One Is Designed For Indoor Use, Fit Shown For The First Time

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Magic Leap just offered the most detailed look yet at its hardware. But don’t get too excited — all they did was press the power button to show that Magic Leap One actually turns on. Magic Leap One is geared toward developers and creators and features a pocket processing pack with a wire running to goggles. Magic Leap just showed the first detailed look at how its Magic Leap One headset fits. AR Featured Magic Lea

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Lemnis Demonstrates Latest Varifocal Lens Tech in New VR Headset Prototype

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This too requires eye-tracking, but shifts the onus from the display and onto the lenses themselves to dynamically adjust to the user’s focus. “There is no fixed number of focal planes, compared to Magic Leap for example who has only 2,” Laffont explains.

AR+VR Weekly: CES news, ODG’s 20 year journey ends & AR+VR’s road to $80 billion

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CES wrapped up its 51st year last week in Vegas with a ton of AR and VR announcements including new hardware from HTC including the HTC Vive Cosmos and HTC Vive Pro Eye, new smart glasses from Nreal, RealMax and Rokid, a VR driving ride from Holoride and more.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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The speculations say it will feature Fresnel lenses, 2K per eye resolution and 90Hz refresh rate , but we had no official confirmation on this. While the Cosmos is tailored at consumers, the just announced Vive Pro Eye is dedicated to enterprise customer s.

All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

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It features inside-out tracking and so you can install it easily by just plugging one cable into your PC. A flip-up display, tracking cameras, phone connection, detachable earphones… this device is way too similar to the Cosmos (Image by Road To VR). Will it feature eye tracking?

Founded by CERN Engineers, CREAL3D’s Light-field Display is the Real Deal

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Near as I can tell, it’s the closest thing to a real light-field that I’ve personally had a chance to see with my own eyes. That means that while your eyes are constantly changing their vergence, the accommodation is stuck in one place.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. The company launched its $2,300 Magic Leap One AR headset development kit in August after revealing earlier in the year it passed $2 billion in total investment, with a huge amount from Saudi Arabia. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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With HoloLens and Magic Leap we’ve seen a broadening of the conference to include augmented reality as well. Patrick knows more about Magic Leap so I’ll defer to him on that. It wasn’t until Magic Leap came along where we saw a new paradigm: a full-stack platform.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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On Vive website is now possible to buy the Vive Trackers 2.0 , that is the ones that are compatible with SteamVR tracking 2.0. The price is still the same ($99) and the trackers feel the same, with the only difference that they use the new tracking sensors. Magic Leap releases its SDK.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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In this article we provide an introduction to near-eye optics, analyze the evolution of waveguides, then narrow the field down to holographic waveguides. Near-eye Optics Basics. Essilor is the world’s largest lens manufacturer, and recently merged with Luxottica of Italy, the world’s largest eye-frames company. The waveguides used in Microsoft’s HoloLens, are of Nokia’s design, modified with the housing turned upright, with the micro-displays placed above the eye.

Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

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Please keep as still as possible, and make sure to keep your eyes closed” he suggests, before pressing a button on the rear of the camera. Attention to comfort has been one innovation that Magic Leap has taken to the AR ecosystem (Image by Magic Leap).

AR+VR Weekly: IDC’s latest forecast, Macy’s commitment to VR and Apple’s depth-sensing lead

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Qualcomm’s new headset with eye-tracking ships to developers later this year ( The Verge ). Magic Leap opens “Creator Portal” for AR app developers ( The Verge ). Catch up on AR+VR news, funding and launch announcements. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Magic Leap opened its first R&D center in Israel in 2015 and then strengthened its position through the acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup NorthBit. According to LinkedIn , around 100 people work at Magic Leap’s Israel office.

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Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

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They also acquired various startups (like VRVana that made AR/VR glasses and SMI that made eye-tracking) to create that. 8K resolution per eye is a possible target. Apple reportedly working on a headset for 2020 with “8K” per eye. Apple is aiming at 8K per eye in 2020.

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AR+VR Weekly: AR/VR headset surge, smartglasses go North with Thalmic Labs and Shopify pushes AR to 600,000 stores

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The post also outlines patents which hint that the wearable device may utilize eye-tracking, microphones and hologram technology. Rovio’s Angry Birds coming to Magic Leap ( The Verge ).

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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This is everything I have been able to find on specifications: Snapdragon 835 VR reference design; Same high-quality lenses of Oculus Go; FOV around 95°-100°; 1600×1440 per eye resolution; 72 FPS; Adjustable IPD; 4 GB ram. The screen is a pentile OLED, featuring 1600×1440 per eye resolution.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote

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Abrash summed up his talk by suggesting that his predictions were pretty much “on track”, though some areas have made much more progress than others. But Eye-Tracking, Realistic Audio And Other Features Might Take Just A Bit Longer.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Apple also recently stole some hot talent from Oculus as well as Magic Leap, so it’s only a matter of time before we’ll see a beautifully designed mixed reality product that will take iOS fanboys by storm. FOVE, THE EYE-TRACKING HMD: FINAL SPECS AND PRE-ORDER DATES.

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The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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Future solutions will get rid of clunky wired headsets and move onto glasses that can project a high-definition image onto the eye, a la Magic Leap, and eventually contact lenses that contain tiny screens. Eye tracking: Fove: Eyefluence: SMI: Bladerunner (film).

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Is Varjo’s Human Eye Technology a Breakthrough VR Technology?

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More sharp eyed readers of this post can see the pixel grid on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, and this is where Varjo hopes to make the difference. The post Is Varjo’s Human Eye Technology a Breakthrough VR Technology?

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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Eye-tracking startup Eyefluence, which raises $14 million this month, is acquired about a year later by Google. Magic Leap kicks off the month with the announcement of an enormous $794 million fundraising round, backed by Alibaba.