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’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.” It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap looks for a $100-million deal to save itself. Some reports by Business Insider and The Information talk about the current situation of Magic Leap, that seems always more complicated. Unreal Engine 4.25

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.

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.

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. 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. .

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. Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine.

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First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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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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.

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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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.

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

The Ghost Howls

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”. At Google, the change was rapid but much easier to control , as everything from the software to even the servers were designed in-house. As platforms for LBAR is conceptually better Hololens or Magic Leap?

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.

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.

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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 !!!

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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One of the more surprising announcements during the presentation, Spatial Anchors serve as a way to share three-dimensional images compatible with Apple’s ARKit as well as Google’s ARCore. Like the first HoloLens the device also enables glasses wearers to simply slot the device in front of their spectacles (distinct advantage compared to Magic Leap). Which brings us to the million-dollar question: How much will all this magic cost?

Editorial: Why Catching Pokemon In Skyrim Could Be The Future Of VR And AR

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I believe Unity and Unreal Engine can both eventually provide 1-click solutions to package your existing AR apps as a native VR overlay. Platform holders such as Oculus, Valve, Google, Microsoft, and Magic Leap need to implement the OpenXR standard, especially the part about overlays and RGB-depth information. With Unreal Engine and Unity, we don’t just want to augment virtual worlds – we want it to be easy. You have been invited to join a movement.

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. You can see this in today’s AR products (and despite what Microsoft or Magic Leap call their devices, they really are augmented reality devices that you wear on your face). Literally everyone in the industry other than Magic Leap and Apple uses Qualcomm’s spatial computing tech stack).

Looking through the Jio Glass

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Devices such as the Magic Leap and the Hololens rely on Waveguide optics. We’re looking at you, Google Glass. Besides the announced partnership with Google, this provides for easy developer support and backward compatibility for 2D apps to be ‘pinned’ to your peripheral vision.

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WebXR & A-Frame’s Co-Creator On The The Web’s Future & Why It Matters

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“ Do you think WebXR needs Unity and Unreal to add WebXR export, or do you think that the existing web development tools are sufficient, that they can create this ecosystem without support of these big engines?

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The Right Time to Invest in VR, with MetaVRse’s Alan Smithson and Alex Colgan

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And then if you take things like Unreal Engine, they're doing concerts on their Fortnite platform. Now, if you look at something like game engines, for example, Unity and Unreal, they've been established for many, many years. That's why Unity and Unreal are worth tens of billions of dollars each, because they have this cross-platform reach. They work on Oculus Quest, they work on the Magic Leap. Don't quote me on those numbers, I'll have to Google them.)

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality's Dan Lejerskar

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So you don't know anything about coding, Unity, Unreal. Alan: So how do you then get people to learn how to do Unreal and Unity without teaching them? So the traditional way to do it is to use Unreal or Unity. Small companies like Google, and eventually people like Facebook and others, and create this revolution. And I'm together with Magic Leap, I think Magic Leap is a wonderful product. Even great guys like Magic Leap or Hololens.

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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They’ve made connections throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley with advisors like Google’s Eric Schmidt and investors backing them like Ari Emanuel , the co-CEO of one of Hollywood’s most influential talent companies and the inspiration for blunt-talking super agent Ari on HBO’s Entourage. Its leading competitor, Unreal , rolled out “Blueprints” allowing people to build worlds without any formal knowledge of coding. Jules Urbach is on the brink.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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The Cyberverse is very similar to the Magicverse by Magic Leap and is a system that employs the AR Cloud, mixing the real and the virtual world, and that uses AI for object recognition, uses localization, fast network and all this fancy stuff. Unreal Engine is adding Vulkan support for Oculus Quest and Unity fill follow later on this year. Google launches AR Live View for Maps. Next week my blog will turn 3 years old! I am so excited.

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Lighting the Torch for In-App AR Development, with TORCH's Paul Reynolds

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In 2013, after 10 years of creating video games, he joined Magic Leap where he was promoted to senior director, overseeing content and SDK teams. At Magic Leap, Paul recognized the lack of accessible tools for non-game developers that was hindering widespread adoption of immersive and spatial computing technologies. So, in our world, Unity -- and let's not just pick on Unity all the time, you know, there's Unreal. You were Magic Leap before.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Both Unity and Unreal Game engines tried their hands at creating a development environment in VR. Between these two, the Unreal toolkit is a little further along, but both need a lot of design and improvement and neither of these seems like it has surpassed the productivity of a traditional development environment. On the visual spectrum, there are companies like Magic Leap and OTOY working to bring lightfield synthesis within the headsets.

Reaching for the Clouds with 6D.ai’s Matt Miesnieks

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So things like Uber or Google Maps and directions were native to the phone, that were kind of useless on the PC. The reason the company was started was because, like I said, all these use cases were so obvious, especially after being in the space for a long time, that I saw all this amazing commercial potential that was only being unrealized because the technology wasn’t good enough. blog or google my name on my Medium posts. 6D.ai

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Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?'s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

One of their announcements the other day was this amazing ability to create 3D objects and 3D products, and then have the back end to source and serve them up for programmatic ads on Facebook, on Google. I've got to try this thing called Vasco, which is a scent machine that mounts to the bottom of your VR headset that you can program -- so, you program in Unity or Unreal. We're not tied to Magic Leap.

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OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it. Google Glass has not been as successful as hoped. Magic Leap is not commercial yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle. Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR.