Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295. Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls).

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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For another, its founders Raven Zachary and Michael Hoffman (who left Microsoft to start the company) operate a very profitable business (employing about a dozen people between full timers and contractors) with no investment capital. In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. It was really interesting to see Microsoft pivot towards enterprise with the HoloLens and I think it was absolutely the right move for them to make Click To Tweet. By pivoting towards the enterprise market early on, Microsoft managed to create strong and sustained demand for Mixed Reality tools among companies looking to solve real business needs.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft. According to a Bloomberg article, Microsoft HoloLens technology will be used to increase the lethality of soldiers by enhancing their ability to detect, decide, and engage the enemy. Army would expect all 100,000 HoloLens devices from Microsoft.

AR and MR Headsets and Glasses 2019 and 2020 Overview

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is one of the most advanced MR headsets on the market. While there’s an affordable leasing option, Microsoft prioritizes working with companies and serious developers. It also has access to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.

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How Brain-Computer Interfaces Can Deliver On VR’s Promises

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Meta is working on an AR headset, which puts them in the same league as Microsoft and Magic Leap. In the 1970’s scientists at the University of California popularized the term “brain-computer interface” or BCI , referring to a hardware and software system that uses brainwaves to control devices. Gesture controls preclude hands-free operation. We all want to live our Jedi dreams, but the Oculus Touch controllers are not quite “the Force.”

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

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So originally when North was founded, it was actually called Thalmic Labs, and the product was a gesture control armband. You could make motions with your hand and it would detect your muscle movements and you could control computers, music, do presentation control. But one of the things that they were really passionate about was controlling heads-up displays like Google Glass, which had just come out at the time. The ring that controls your interface.