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 Could Call its First AR Headset ‘Magic Leap One’

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Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup, might be calling its first device ‘Magic Leap One’, as suggested by a recent trademark filing. A company spokesperson also mentioned that it was “full steam ahead toward the launch of Magic Leap One.”.

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. Magic Leap glasses.

Magic Leap One Motion Controller Appears in FCC Filing, Suggesting 2018 Launch

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Magic Leap One, the long-awaited AR headset from the secretive titular Florida startup, appears to be on its way to its supposed 2018 release date, as the headset’s motion controller, dubbed Control, has just hit the FCC for testing.

Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality startup with a multiple-billion dollar valuation , could soon be taking on more investments, bringing its total valuation close to $6 billion, Bloomberg reports. ” Both Temasek and Magic Leap declined to speak on the matter.

Hands-On: Insomniac’s Seedling Is A Relaxing Magic Leap App About Caring For A Tiny Tree

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In a surprise turn of events, Insomniac Games (yes, that Insomniac Games) is building an AR app for Magic Leap’s debut AR glasses: the Magic Leap One. “A small tight-knit group of people that really believe in the promise of mixed reality.

Magic Leap And Shaq Announce NBA AR App Partnership

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The Florida-based Magic Leap has raised $1.9 billion from heavy hitters like Google Ventures and the Alibaba Research group. In a blog post, Jeff Ruediger, the Managing Director of Magic Leap Screens (how would you like to see that on your name tag at a high school reunion?)

‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ AR “experiment” Announced for Magic Leap

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ILMxLab, Lucasfilm’s immersive media group, today announced Star Wars: Project Porg , an augmented reality “experiment” built for Magic Leap. Road to VR will be on the ground at Leap Con to bring you the latest, stay tuned!

VIDEO: See Networked Multiplayer With Magic Leap One

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Impressive videos posted this week show one of the best demonstration yet for why Magic Leap calls its technology mixed reality. The video shows a player in a room visited by simplistic avatars of Magic Leap One players who are physically elsewhere in the world.

This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR

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Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset, has been out for a month now. That’s not entirely true, as a group of AR/VR developers are currently testing out the headset’s abilities to create multiplayer experiences with a pretty inspiring first success.

Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

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For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. SEE ALSO New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control. AR Investment Magic Leap News Bits magic leap magic leap series d

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

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Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Researchers Reveal "Deep SLAM" Tracking Algorithm.

Magic Leap Reveals Music App Collaboration with Sigur Rós, New Images

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Magic Leap today revealed a collaborative AR project with Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a musical experience which fills the player’s surroundings with ethereal visuals and an interactive soundscape. Image courtesy Pitchfork, Magic Leap.

Magic Leap CEO Suggests Development Milestones Met, Patent Shows Sleeker Form Factor

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In an industry populated with giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft it is astounding that one of the most important names in the game is a startup known as Magic Leap. Earlier this year, Magic Leap raised an enormous round of fundraising when it pulled in $793.5

ILMxLab’s John Gaeta Joins Magic Leap as Senior VP of Creative Strategies

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John Gaeta, known for his work as visual effects supervisor on The Matrix trilogy and for launching Lucasfilm’s immersive media branch ILMxLab , is joining the mysterious augmented reality start-up Magic Leap. ILMxLabs Magic Leap News ilm John Gaeta lucasfilms magic leap xlabs

Magic Leap Raises Another $500+ Million In Series D Funding

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Magic Leap remains shrouded in mystery but continues to impress investors; the company’s just raised another $502 million in a Series D round of funding. The round was led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. While far from confirmation, this does add weight to the rumor that we’ll see the device — named Magic Leap One — by March 2018.

Magic Leap Head Of Public Relations Leaves To Join Stealth Startup (Update)

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Update: We received the following statement from Magic Leap about the departure: “Andy Fouche will no longer serve as VP of Public Relations for Magic Leap, Inc. A LinkedIn profile for Fouché lists him formerly in the Magic Leap position.

Magic Leap & Sigur Rós Video Reveals Behind the Scenes Development of Tónandi Augmented Reality Music App

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Now that the augmented reality cat is out of the bag, Magic Leap is beginning to open up a bit more about how of some of its work came together in the years and months leading up to the Magic Leap One's release earlier this month.

Magic Leap Takes on Musical Theater with Augmented Reality Experience Starring Vanessa Williams

Next Reality AR

Immersive production company Wilkins Avenue, along with its Pollen Music Group, is debuting the first-ever AR musical through the spatial computing lenses of the Magic Leap One at Comic-Con Paris this weekend.

Magic Leap CEO Interview: For $2,295, Start Living 10 Years Ahead Of Everyone Else

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Magic Leap is taking orders for its first product, the $2,295 Magic Leap One Creator Edition augmented reality glasses. CEO Rony Abovitz has been waiting for this day for a long time — since he started Magic Leap in his garage in Florida back in 2010. But there’s bound to be a letdown at some point, and the reality is that these kinds of big leap innovations still cost a lot of money and take a lot of time to develop and get to the market.

Magic Leap’s Total Funding Exceeds $2 Billion, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

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While little is known about Magic Leap’s technology, the startup’s funding story is a little more public. The tech giant was part of a funding round contributing more than $500 million to Magic Leap’s plan to build all parts of a society-changing AR headset. 500 million more was added last year in a Series D round led by a Singapore-based investment group. A press release from Magic Leap notes this investment arm is “sovereign.”

This Is What Tech Reviewers Think of the Magic Leap One After Spending Time with the Finished Product

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The hype train that left the station years ago has reached its first stop, and now we finally have access to the Magic Leap One, the device many have claimed would revolutionize the augmented reality space at launch.

Spatial Computing: Bigger Than Magic Leap

Robert Scoble

I blame this all on Magic Leap’s founder, Rony Abovitz. They, Magic Leap, even further defined the term. Yes, Magic Leap is the most advanced at the moment.

Report: Magic Leap To Cost Between $1,500 And $2,000, Limited Shipping Soon

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The mysterious Magic Leap may finally be shipping soon, albeit in an extremely limited and expensive form. Bloomberg cites sources familiar with the matter in saying that the augmented reality company is planning to ship out its first device to a “small group of users” within the next six months, and it will cost between $1,500 and $2,000. If true, that would value Magic Leap at close to $6 billion following previous investment rounds.

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.

Exposing Homelessness Through Eviction With ‘These Sleepless Nights’ Mixed Reality Mini-Doc

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The Magic Leap-powered AR exhibit premiers at the Venice Film Festival. During the 22-minute experience, you move around a giant illuminated cube while wearing a Magic Leap headset. Homelessness is an epidemic that affects people all around the globe.

Hands-On With Tilt Five, The Consumer-Grade Tabletop AR Gaming Platform

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Is your fantasy group spread out all over the country or world making you wish you had a virtual table for everyone to play at? AR Entertainment Experiences Gaming ar AR games Jeri Ellsworth Magic Leap pax west Tilt Five Tilt Five AR top stories

Magic Leap Raises $502 Billions Driven by Temasek

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Magic Leap , the still-in-stealth-mode company developing an augmented-reality headset, announced that it has raised $502 million in Series D equity funding, led by Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings.

More money for Magic Leap, this time from a VR-curious Chinese media group

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Chinese media group Zhejiang Huace has announced plans to raise roughly $303 million to invest in U.S. ventures, including nebulous mixed-reality startup (and potential game platform) Magic Leap

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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Actually, I’d prefer a group of people. 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.

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AR+VR Weekly: Meta sale, Facebook’s AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR

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Source: Magic Leap. In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Meta sale, Facebook AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR. Finally, a job posting by Magic Leap suggests that the AR headset maker is looking to expand into mobile AR. ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission ( Next Reality ).

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap.

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Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires Business Insider is reporting that the ever-popular tech giant made two key hires in recent weeks and months.

Can Mystical Magic Leap Lure Singapore’s Temasek into its Net?

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Magic Leap Inc. , As stated, they are thinking of taking part in a new financing round of more than $500 million, bringing Magic Leap valuation close to $6 billion. Magic Leap’s last financing round, led by Alibaba , valued the company at $4.5

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. Meanwhile, Boeing and Delta Air Lines have been testing exoskeletons to augment employee safety; and both companies joined the exoskeleton advisory group X-TAG launched by Sarcos Robotics in March. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295.

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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It’s a major milestone, according to Khronos Group which has overseen development of the standard by a consortium of many of the biggest names in the AR/VR sector. Today the group announced the release of OpenXR 1.0, Khronos Group says that from 1.0 openxr working group

AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

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Same for HoloLens, Magic Leap and all the startups in the space. For anyone interested, the Immersive Web working group at W3C and Mozilla are starting to dig further into the various risks and mitigations. Matt Miesnieks. Contributor.

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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It’s backed by many of the biggest names in the VR and AR industries and has been in development by the consortium for two years now, organized by Khronos Group. The group today announced the ratification of OpenXR 0.9, Image courtesy Khronos Group.