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.

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

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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 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.

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.

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.

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

Report: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Set To Launch Next Month

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Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Harry Shum, reportedly said as much on-stage at Shanghai’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference today. We have, of course, reached out to Microsoft itself to confirm whether or not this is true.

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.

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

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. image courtesy Khronos Group. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

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Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality. DreamWalker: created by Microsoft researchers Jackie Yang, Christian Holz, Eyal Ofek, Andrew D. Wilson, Image courtesy Microsoft Research.

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. Microsoft opens AI and VR incubator in China ( VentureBeat ).

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.

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.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week. 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. VR Industry News Khronos Group OpenXR

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AR Optics Company Lumus Secures Further $30M in Funding

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Following from the $15 million funding led by Shanda Group and Crystal-Optech in June, Lumus Ltd. million Series C investment in Magic Leap earlier this year , the new financing is a tremendous boost to Lumus. Lumus Ltd.

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Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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SEE ALSO Madrona Venture Group on Why Seattle is a Hotbed for VR and AR. Patrick Eggen, Madrona Venture Group. With HoloLens and Magic Leap we’ve seen a broadening of the conference to include augmented reality as well.

Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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According to the demo video (linked below), the unnamed “R&D prototype” looks to include both 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear to be a standalone unit similar to Microsoft HoloLens.

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Well-funded AR Headset Startup DAQRI is Shutting Down

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Much like Microsoft HoloLens, Daqri’s Smart Glasses were created for use by enterprise costumers including manufacturing, field services, maintenance and repair, inspections, construction, etc.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.27): Quest sales are not taking off, Minecraft Earth launches in Early Access and much more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft wants to play safe, though, so it is now launching it only in two small countries , so that to identify possible problems only in a small subset of the worldwide population before the big launch. Microsoft details 3 interesting R&D projects.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.20): Oculus Go price cut down to $150, Mojo Vision teases AR contact lenses and much more!

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Microsoft admits display problems on HoloLens 2. Microsoft negated the issue, but now, after continuous reporting from users, it has been forced to admit it. It is also possible that Microsoft is suspending the shipping of the device until this problem gets solved.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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When the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift was launched in the spring, it was disappointingly bundled with a Microsoft Xbox controller – and we’ve eagerly been awaiting the native Touch Controllers. MAGIC LEAP’S CONTROVERSY.

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

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Some industry players have already talked about the death of the smartphone , but those groups also missed out on the smartphone altogether so they’re ambitious to move on to the next platform. The best examples of this are the Magic Leap prototypes, Microsoft Hololens and Qualcomm’s VR reference design. Companies like Microsoft completely missed the smartphone market, even after trying to buy into it with their acquisition of Nokia, which was too little too late.

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Ed Games Expo Returns With A Full Day Dedicated To VR And AR Education

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XR for Classroom Learning featured a group of 20 developers who have created educational content designed for XR with support from ten different government programs. The annual conference brings together industry voices who are leading the way for playful, educational tech.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to augment U.S. Microsoft’s HoloLens as seen on the International Space Station. Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

Alibaba Is Using AR To Change The Shopping Experience

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E-commerce supergiant, Alibaba Group, recently announced Taobao Buy, an AR infused shopping experience that reimagines how you shop online with an interactive experience that looks and feels futuristic, but is also easy to use.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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The waveguides used in Microsoft’s HoloLens, are of Nokia’s design, modified with the housing turned upright, with the micro-displays placed above the eye. Magic Leap. For a secretive company, we can learn a lot about Magic Leap from their patent filings and acquisitions, namely that they launched without a clear path to executing their vision. At this point, it appears Magic Leap returned to the drawing board.

Super-interview with Jeri Ellsworth about her Tilt Five glasses, AR tech, and startups!

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Valve software is a very funny place because they don’t have a formal management , so it’s kind of all self-organizing… and if they don’t feel like as a group doing half-life 3, or half-life VR, it just won’t happen.

ODG Raises $58 Million Series A Investment for AR Glasses, New Products to Debut in January

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San Francisco based Osterhout Design Group (aka ODG) announced today that they’ve raised a significant $58 million Series A investment to accelerate production and R&D of its smart glasses products.

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

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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.

Lenovo Enters A Joint Venture With Kopin To Create AR Headsets

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AR/VR is the next generation technology that will change the world after PC Internet and mobile Internet,” said Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group President, George He, in a prepared statement.

WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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And there are booths of many important companies : Lenovo, Microsoft, HP, Huawei, GoPro, etc… so this event has cool stuff to showcase. RealMax can mount a Leap Motion device, so you have the power of using naturally your hands to interact with AR elements.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.16): Cosmos released, iOS 13 has support for AR glasses, DAQRI fails and much more!

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So, Kura is not only smoke and mirrors, there is really an amazing tech behind it, and that technology is called “structured geometric waveguide” (that is different from the diffractive waveguides used by other products like HoloLens or Magic Leap). What a week for the XR ecosystem!

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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.

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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. Literally everyone in the industry other than Magic Leap and Apple uses Qualcomm’s spatial computing tech stack).