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

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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. Microsoft has this great patent portfolio and it would be great to take that amazing secret sauce of the HoloLens and license it out to their existing OEM partners like Dell or Samsung.”. AR HoloLens Magic Leap

Magic Leap Roars into the Auto World via Kia Stinger App from RelayCars

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Magic Leap One owners, start your virtual engines, as automotive virtual reality developer RelayCars has published an app to Magic Leap World that lets users customize and test drive a 2019 Kia Stinger. The RelayCars app, which is available as a free download, enables Magic Leap One users to examine a 3D model of the car from various angles in their physical space, modify its color, and view the virtual vehicle driving around the room.

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Magic Leap and Madefire delivering VR Comic

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Secretive augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is partnering with online comic book publisher Madefire to deliver mixed reality comics to Magic Leap’s devices when they launch. ” Madefire already has VR apps for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, but Magic Leap advisor Andy Lanning has revealed a couple of key differences at the con. The post Magic Leap and Madefire delivering VR Comic appeared first on VR World.

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. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One.

Google Gifts 5G Android Smartphones with 'the Mandalorian' AR App

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With the new season of The Mandalorian underway, Google has launched a new AR app that enables some Star Wars fans to connect with virtual characters in between new episodes.

Graphene Batteries Enable Future; Magic Leap and other AR/VR Players

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To bring the matters home to the readers of this website, graphene battery technology is one of key technologies we need for headsets such as Google Glass 2, which is currently being developed in conjunction with Luxottica , or a more recent development, Magic Leap prototype augmented reality glass. The post Graphene Batteries Enable Future; Magic Leap and other AR/VR Players appeared first on VR World.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

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Other investors include Expa, Lerer Hippeau, Leaders Fund, Samsung NEXT and Andy Hertzfeld (of Macintosh fame).

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Apple ARKit, Google ARCore ). Augmented Reality Column Hardware Venture Capital Apple Facebook Google head-mounted displays Magic Leap Microsoft mixed reality Samsung smartglasses smartphone smartphones Snap Snapchat Virtual realityTim Merel. Contributor.

The World of Mobile VR After Pokemon Go

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With the introduction of Google Cardboard and the Daydream VR platform, Oculus and HTC discrete VR headsets and GearVR headsets for even smartphones like the Samsung’s Galaxy S7, the first tentative steps towards virtual reality gaming are being taken. Unsurprisingly, this title has leapfrogged to the top of the iStore and Google Play’s app list. Virtual Reality Gaming isn’t coming, it’s already here.

Huawei Plans To Release AR Glasses Within ‘The Next One To Two Years’

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The company’s first headset, the Huawei VR , was a Google Daydream powered smartphone based system for the Huawei P9 and Mate 10 phones, similar to Samsung’s Gear VR. It released in 2016 in China, and in early 2017 Google announced that it was coming to the West — however this did not happen. Current AR headsets from Microsoft (HoloLens) and Magic Leap (Magic Leap One) have high prices, a relatively small field of view, and are too big to be worn in public.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Also keep in mind that there are plenty of private companies worth investing in, and some public companies listed below have invested in them like Magic Leap who has investments to the tune of $1.39 billion from companies listed below like Google and Qualcomm. Google – NASDAQ: GOOG – Cardboard, Google VR, Daydream & Tango, VR cameras, Tilt Brush. Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

As a long-time AR enthusiast, and one of the first to have tried Google Glass in Italy, I have to admit that I will consider AR mainstream only when it will be on glasses that we will wear all day , when we’ll live in a completely shared mixed reality world (the AR Cloud).

Editorial: Smartphones Won’t Be Replaced By VR And AR Headsets, Yet

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The best examples of this are the Magic Leap prototypes, Microsoft Hololens and Qualcomm’s VR reference design. While we know that companies like Facebook and Google are hard at work on their own standalone prototypes, there is very little expectation they’ll be any smaller than the current AR/VR headsets out today. This is where I believe that Google and Facebook have the right idea.

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Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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That should include the Samsung Galaxy S10, Google Pixel 4, OnePlus 7, Galaxy Note 10, and more. It’s a feature present in both Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 and the Magic Leap One.

Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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The Magic Leap One and Nreal glasses optimize for aesthetics by using a separate “puck” computer (including battery), strapped to your waist. Magic Leap and Microsoft also can’t leverage the many established services built into Apple and Google’s platforms. A major focus from Magic Leap and Microsoft has been building an SDK and enticing developers.

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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By the virtue of its Windows operating system, the basis of which nearly every PC VR headset uses to function, Microsoft joining the OpenXR initiative represents a win for the others involved, which include industry players like Google, Oculus, HTC, AMD, NVIDIA, Epic Games, Unity, Intel, Qualcomm, Sony, Samsung and Valve. There are however too reluctant holdouts left; Apple and Magic Leap, but it remains to be seen what either are bringing to the table.

Report Predicts AR and VR Headsets Shipments to Approach 100 Million by 2021

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Samsung confirmed at CES in January that its Oculus engineered Samsung Gear VR headset had passed an install base figure of 5 Million and more recently Google affirmed that it had shipped over 10 Million Cardboard viewers. VR Industry gear vr sales google cardboard sales idc psvr sales virtual reality market vr headset sales vr market research vr sales

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved. Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week.

AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

The Ghost Howls

I got immediately hyped about this: we are all dreaming about AR glasses like Magic Leap or HoloLens 2 , but what if the future was made of AR contact lenses? Me doing a duck face with a pair of Magic Leap on. I just know that Samsung has patented some contact lenses incorporating displays but nothing has been done to my knowledge.

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Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut. On the other hand, Apple and Google sell affordable AR devices, but none of them are wearable. If you want to experience AR on a device you own today, Apple and Google expect you to hold up your phone or tablet, then look at the screen for a real-time augmented view through the camera.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

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Just this week, Magic Leap announced the company’s first sports partnership with the NBA and Turner, to bring in what they are calling, “the next generation of sports viewing and interactivity.”. It’s currently available for Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Oculus , and Google Play. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company

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It reminds me of Magic Leap’s Mica digital human demo, but so far Artie isn’t showing anything quite as fancy as that yet. Ryan and his team at Felix & Paul forged numerous partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and media conglomerates including Facebook, Google, Magic Leap, Samsung, Xiaomi, Fox and Comcast, and worked on projects with top brands and A-list talent such as NASA and Cirque du Soleil.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Now iOS users can also use the new Samsung Gear 360 camera, HTC is releasing a standalone VR headset only to Japan, airlines are testing using AR to read your emotions, ride TopShop’s virtual waterslide without getting wet, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below: REJOICE, iOS USERS: YOU CAN USE THE NEW SAMSUNG 360 CAMERA, TOO.

The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

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Amazon, Tesla, Google, Facebook, and others, including most autonomous vehicle companies, are building the same for various purposes. ” He said “I learned Google is learning faster than we are.” So does Google.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then!

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Over 20 Use Cases of Smart Glasses, VR Headsets, and Smartwatches at Airports

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Ideas on the ground and on board: The airport industry first began toying with wearable technology with the release of the original Google Glass in 2013. In fact, airports and airlines gave us some of the earliest – and incredibly imaginative – use cases of Google Glass Explorer Edition, arguably the device that set enterprise wearables in motion. Around the same time, Vueling, Iberia, and Air Berlin launched smartwatch boarding passes for early Pebble and Samsung smartwatches.

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

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In my opinion , the true error is with the Vive 1 , that will get a price that is higher than the one of all the competitors… and that will cost as much as a Samsung Odyssey, notwithstanding its far lower features. Magic Leap releases its SDK. We still haven’t seen a Magic Leap device , but at least now we can see its SDK. It is so possible to start creating your Magic Leap application. Google AR apps.

CES 2020: Nreal’s AR Glasses Promise To Pin Android Apps In Your Room

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That should include the Samsung Galaxy S10, Google Pixel 4, OnePlus 7, Galaxy Note 10, and more. Such a compute box would likely not have access to Google Play — the platform has a strict device certification process which does not include AR glasses yet.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

Regarding big brands, I expect Apple and Facebook still to wait a bit before releasing something, while Magic Leap will have to make its move to come out from the quicksands. My duck-face while wearing Magic Leap One glasses. The company to keep an eye on is Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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Viveport is improving a lot, and now HTC is also launching the Vive XR Suite , which will be distributed thanks to the support of a strong network of partners like HP, NVIDIA, Baidu (the Chinese Google), and Accenture. Stanford and Samsung create a super-high-resolution display.

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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. Other prominent computer vision and 3D design-focused corporations that pervaded the Israeli market are Intel, Samsung, Google, and Autodesk.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.09): All about the Quest 2 launch and much more!

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It is “easy” to create hype and get preorders and many sales on the first day: Even the Magic Leap One had a very strong first day, and the community was flooded with pictures of people donning the device… but in the end, it was a huge flop.

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How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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That’s the problem we’re likely to see with the Google-partnered Lenovo Mirage Solo , with its pointer-only hand controller. Simple pointer-based hand controls from Google and Samsung. Valve built a similar solution in Steam so developers could support multiple headsets, like Rift, Vive, and Samsung Odyssey. This makes Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon the companies most likely to hire, acquire or build their way to a platform in VR.

The reality of VR/AR growth“VR will be big, AR will be bigger.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 saw part of its mobile VR ambitions literally go up in smoke, as the new Gear VR was designed to be compatible with that flagship device. Magic Leap also received a boatload of speculation about the tech it used to raise $1.4 As well as Sony’s solid launch of PlayStation VR, the quiet achiever last year was Google. The reality of VR/AR growth “VR will be big, AR will be bigger and take longer.”

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You can enjoy the full audio recording below: In this weekly VRScout Report, the Touch controllers for the Oculus Rift are finally here, Google’s Daydream has impressive lineup of video content, controversy surrounding the secretive augmented reality company Magic Leap, HTC Vive launches in-house content studio, funding wrapup, and more… OCULUS TOUCH CONTROLLERS ARE HERE AND THE CREATORS TOOLS ARE RAD. GOOGLE DAYDREAM SCORES NETFLIX AND HBO APPS.

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. AR mode will be everywhere else: calling a heads up display of Google Maps on the street, stopping to catch a Pokemon in a field, or scanning the person in the coffee meeting across from you to cross-reference their LinkedIn profile.

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

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The New York Times distributes more than 1 million Google Cardboard phone VR viewers to subscribers with the launch of The Displaced , a 360-degree video project focusing on children driven from their homes by war. Eye-tracking startup Eyefluence, which raises $14 million this month, is acquired about a year later by Google. Samsung starts off the month debuting its VR Internet browser for Gear VR, becoming the first to offer a VR browser.