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

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

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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.

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

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 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.

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

AWE EU 2019 Returns in October, Discount Code Inside

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’ Lenovo will be hosting an important keynote address, Magic Leap will be providing a ‘Getting Started Guide’ for developers; Microsoft will be holding a session called ‘Modeling Reality: How do we build a map and a stateful model of reality?’,

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.

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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.05): SIGGRAPH shows cool XR stuff, Vive Cosmos will probably cost £700, VirtualLink may die and much more!

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Magic Leap’s Undersea was short for people trying it at the exhibition but was far better for who experienced it at home. Microsoft has just released its OpenXR implementation, while other companies like Oculus and Epic Games are still working on theirs, and they will be released soon.

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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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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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I wrote a review on Magic Leap One because my friend (and ex partner ) Gianni made me try it. So, think about a solution that can solve a problem of a group of people. Maquette by Microsoft).

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This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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A group of cartoon-looking androids, buzzing with anticipation, enter the large assembly hall. San Francisco, CA) – creates magical pets for XR, like pet dragons or unicorns, that will become your faithful digital companions.

XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report

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Creating new standalone headsets make sharing VR a social experience, which can aid in training and group activities. As a result, companies like Apple, Google, Magic Leap, Microsoft, Oculus, and others will be in attendance with experiences.

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

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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. Jared Cheshier is the CTO and co-founder of Pluto and member of the OpenXR working group.

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How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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That’s what you’ll think about when wearing the Lenovo Explorer , which was produced in partnership with Microsoft. In fact, all Microsoft-based VR headsets doing this are still wired to a PC and draw significant power through that cord.

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