The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

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. Developers have had access to Magic Leap’s software development kit (SDK) since it launched at GDC back in March. billion in funding since 2014 from the likes of Google and many more.

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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. They muse that Magic Leap probably waited too long to launch, so that by the time they did, people were both less awed by the technology, and had unrealistic expectations fueled by the company’s infamous cinematic concept videos. “We

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.

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. The company is still heavily involved with VR development however, and are expected to present some new technology with Google at Display Week 2018 in May. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines.

Valve Releases Beta OpenVR Support For Unity’s New XR Plugin System

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Valve released a beta OpenVR package for the Unity game engine’s new XR plugin system. Unity is used to make the majority of VR games. When the Unity 2019.3 The post Valve Releases Beta OpenVR Support For Unity’s New XR Plugin System appeared first on UploadVR.

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Unity Deprecates Built-In Support For Daydream, Gear VR, And Valve’s OpenVR

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Unity 2019.3 introduces a new plugin system for XR headsets, and deprecates official support for Gear VR, Google VR, and Valve’s OpenVR (the API for SteamVR). and beyond,” the blog post from Unity explains. The New Unity Plugin System.

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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.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 2’ Roundup – ‘Budget Cuts’ Hands-On, Google Maps and ARCore, Squanch Games’ Exclusive, and More

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We go hands-on with Budget Cuts, Google presents ARCore and Maps API-enabled apps, Squanch Games’ Daydream exclusive title announced, and Magic Leap talks about developing games for a spatial computing platform. Google highlights 4 ARCore apps. The ARCore SDK is enabling a wide range of AR apps on flagship Android smartphones, and Google highlighted two apps that launched this week and two coming later in the year. Google Maps API for game development.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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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. They muse that Magic Leap probably waited too long to launch, so that by the time they did, people were both less awed by the technology, and had unrealistic expectations fuelled by the company’s infamous cinematic concept videos. “We

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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And since you are in VR, you are in a virtual world… well, it is just Unity, just C#, you can do whatever you want to modify the reality that you are seeing. I know that you like a lot Magic Leap and the work that Rony Abovitz is making… why do you love it so much? ( Duck Face, Magic Leap One on and I’m ready to make lots of girls to fall in love with me. Magic Leap glasses.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

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Google is going to buy North. A report says tha t Alphabet, the company behind Google, is in the last stages of the acquisition of North, the Canadian startup that makes the Focals smartglasses. Google adds depth APIs to ARCore. Unity Learn Premium is permanently free.

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Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

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At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines. Under Riccitello’s leadership, Unity last year raised a $181 million investment , reportedly valuing the company around $1.5 He’s not creating Google VR.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

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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).

GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support. Report: Google To Acquire Light Field Capture Studio Lytro. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Google Highlights New ARCore Apps Including Tamagotchi And eBay. Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo Hits US In May, UK In June.

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.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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As John Riccitiello (CEO of Unity) said some years ago , the VR market won’t be interesting enough until it will reach the 10 million users mark. Why can’t it be Facebook, or Magic Leap ?

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.19): Quest 2 adds Air Link and Resident Evil 4, Pico and HTC are ready to launch, and more!

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On the client side, the system will become compatible with iOS devices, and a Magic Leap client has also been developed. On the server-side, it is being integrated with Microsoft Azure, and it is also coming in the future for Google Cloud and Tencent Cloud.

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Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

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Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. He's designed and developed Paint Space AR, named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2017 and currently works full time at Google as an AR Interaction designer. Let's dive right in; you work at Google as a UX designer -- user experience, for those who don't know -- walk us through what you do on a daily basis. It seems like magic.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Notice a Leap Motion sensor installed on top of it. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. The idea of Leap Motion is going against the current trend of augmented reality glasses, that is mostly based on expensive devices that have closed ecosystems (e.g.

Spatial Beats: 2020’s Top Ten

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Magic Leap’s pivot to enterprise. B from Google, Disney, AT&T, Alibaba Group, JP Morgan, Kleiner Perkins, Qualcomm, and other brand name investors to make see-through AR glasses, and the content, optics, chips, and AI that go in them. Unity’s IPO.

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

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More info (Use Google Translate). Magic Leap plans dev days and dev programs. We all know that Magic Leap is in big trouble, and it seems that one of the paths it is trying to follow to exit the quicksands is trying to get more developers onboard.

The Second Coming of Augmented-Reality Glasses

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Source: [link] When it debuted in 2013 the Google Glass was the first of its kind. Build your first HoloLens 2 Application with Unity and MRTK 2.3.0 A look at the Magic Leap’s app store shows that there is active support and development for AR applications.

Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

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High-precision 6DOF tracking, eye tracking, gesture inputs, with dedicated input controllers The SDK will support Unity , with Unreal coming Soon. Today I am very happy to host on my blog Kura Technologies , one of the most interesting augmented reality startups out there.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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Unreal Engine and Photoshop), as it happens in Google Docs when many people edit the same document at the same time. Lidar sensors make this possible and it feels like magic. Image by Google). Google and Snapchat release features that aim at the AR Cloud.

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Bait!, Angry Birds AR Dev Resolution Games Raises $7.5 Million

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million in a series B round of investment led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from GP Bullhound, Fly Forever and Unity founder David Helgason. Since then the studio has released Google Daydream titles like Wonderglade and Narrows but, more recently, launched an AR version of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise on the Magic Leap One. It’s more good news for Resolution Games, the VR and AR developer co-founded by Candy Crush Saga creator Tommy Palm.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

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Someone invokes saviors like Google and Amazon, but even if they managed to succeed, they are other data-harvesting companies , so in any case, we are f**ked.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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To make matters murkier, there’s also the recently-announced partnership between Google and HTC Vive to create new standalone mobile headsets for all Google Daydream-ready Android phones. After quietly settling a gender discrimination lawsuit recently, it turns out that Magic Leap is back on the fundraising trail. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

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. Simple WebXR” aims at bringing WebXR to Unity.

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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Between that, I worked on consumer cloud software with Google for five years… managing engineering teams for Gmail, Japanese mobile, Google Labs, and social (Blogger etc.) Meleap (pronounced “may-leap”) is a combination of the words “Merry” and “Leap”. Software-wise, we use Unity, Vuforia, and OpenCV. At Google, the change was rapid but much easier to control , as everything from the software to even the servers were designed in-house.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek: Facebook admits that VR is taking longer than expected, Pistol Whip ready to launch and much more!

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Magic Leap, Niantic, etc…) and by two big countries (USA and China). Magic Leap releases new tools for developers. If you are a Magic Leap developer, you will for sure be happy to discover that the Florida company is releasing a set of tools and facilities to make the development of AR applications easier. What is more intriguing, in my opinion, is that Magic Leap has announced that Version 1.0 Google Chrome adds supports for WebXR.

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

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I think that, after a year, its specifications don’t sound exceptional anymore and maybe it is better that LG jumps directly to a second generation or that enters the standalone market (as it seems, since there are some rumors about a new revolutionary headset screen developed by Google and LG). Magic Leap releases its SDK. We still haven’t seen a Magic Leap device , but at least now we can see its SDK. Google AR apps.

The XR Week Peek (2020.11.02): PSVR likely not to come in 2021, new info revealed on Decagear, and more!

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Then why Magic Leap hasn’t delivered a solid product with 2B?) More info (New features of OpenXR) More info (OpenXR in Unity) More info (OpenXR in Microsoft products). More info (Using Google Translate).

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5 Ways to Break into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Home

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Apple seems to be cornering the popular entertainment industry, with the acquisition of NextVR, as industry rivals such as Magic Leap focus on enterprise solutions. For example, the Google Cardboard headset is only $20 !!!

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. The World Map in this world therefore isn’t a 2D street map like we have with Google Maps or Open Street Map, nor is it a 3D map with terrain and building volumes. Both Azure Spatial Anchors and Google Cloud Anchors are leveraging existing strengths in mapping towards the AR Cloud.

This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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San Francisco, CA) – creates magical pets for XR, like pet dragons or unicorns, that will become your faithful digital companions. Each female founder has been paired with complementary women leaders from companies such as Google, Magic Leap, Norwest Venture Partners, and Warner Bros., Hailing from 26 countries across the world, people came together in virtual reality to cheer on these top female founders in the XR industry.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.15): PS5 revealed, SteamVR implements OpenVR and more!

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Unity details its MARS solution. In a blog post, Unity has detailed its MARS solution, that lets you create easily augmented reality experiences , even with little coding knowledge. If you want to help them, there is a dedicated Google Form where you can apply.