The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Even if most of this roundup will be about Oculus, I have decided to put another brand on top of it and it is Magic Leap. augmented reality virtual reality week peek magic leap oculus quest

Magic Leap 2 Planned for Launch in 2021, Targeting Enterprise & Prosumers

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Magic Leap’s next-gen AR headset, Magic Leap 2, is officially slated to launch sometime in 2021. That same report maintains that Magic Leap Two will include 5G connectivity, a wider field of view, a smaller and lighter form factor, and different color options.

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Magic Leap 1 Pivots To Enterprise, ML2 Targeted For 2021

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Magic Leap is refocusing around the enterprise market, launching a new nearly $3,000 enterprise bundle with business warranty and support. The company also confirms a successor, Magic Leap 2, is targeted for 2021.

Report: Magical Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

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Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 Image courtesy AT&T, Magic Leap. The report claims however this second iteration has been stymied by “fundamental technology constraints,” making a hardware refresh a greater likelihood.

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

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Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One , several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which launched two years prior. Magic Leap magic leap one magic leap one hands on magic leap one preview magic leap one review

Magic Leap One Teardown Reveals Sophisticated Hardware with Shortish Shelf Life & Low Repairability

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One of the primary marketing tactics used by Magic Leap in promoting the Magic Leap One was selling early adopters on the "magic" contained within the device. On Thursday, some of that magic was uncovered as the Magic Leap One was completely disassembled by repair engineers, revealing the delicate innards of the device and detailing how it delivers its augmented reality experiences.

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

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If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. With over $2 billion raised in investment and names like Google attached to it, there’s been a lot of hype about the mysterious reality-altering hardware. But there’s one question that we’ve constantly had on our minds over the past few years: what actually is Magic Leap?

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. Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls).

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. This however is experienced through the tiny window of a hand-held iPhone or iPad, and are really more like first steps to get prospective AR developers to think spatially despite the lack of real Apple-brand head-mounted AR hardware. The post This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR appeared first on Road to VR.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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For another, its founders Raven Zachary and Michael Hoffman (who left Microsoft to start the company) operate a very profitable business (employing about a dozen people between full timers and contractors) with no investment capital. 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.

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 Hands-On Impressions Round-Up: ‘None Of It Is Truly Mind-Blowing’

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A smattering of news outlets including Wired, CNBC, The Verge, Wall Street Journal and MIT’s Technology Review were granted Magic Leap One demos in connection with the availability of pre-orders today. I found the piece by Rachel Metz at the MIT Technology Review to be the most enlightening of the articles written about Magic Leap One’s launch, with Metz writing that Magic Leap still won’t offer a clear description of how its technology operates.

Magic Leap Launches Collaboration Package as Businesses Workaround Coronavirus Lock Downs

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Now, Magic Leap has announced a new initiative to aid businesses in this process. The collaboration package includes: 4 x Magic Leap 1 devices for a trial period of 45 days. Credit for 1 x Magic Leap 1 with package purchase at the end of the 45-day trial.

The Future of Mixed Reality Is Much Bigger Than Magic Leap

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Over the past three years Magic Leap have been one of the darlings of Augmented/Mixed reality. More recent videos from Magic Leap do clarify that you’re looking at the actual tech, but those videos show holograms that are – perhaps unsurprisingly – fuzzier and less impressive than the earlier one. They declined to give further details of what that technology was, but previously they had talked about using silicon photonics in its hardware.

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common

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iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. The following illustration from iFixit breaks down the basic way the system functions as content flows from Lightpack to Lightwear: Diving a little deeper, iFixit explains Magic Leap One uses color-specific waveguides to deliver visuals at two distinct focal planes, each composed of red-green-blue.

Comic Books Are Coming To Magic Leap Via Madefire

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Magic Leaps’ augmented reality technology still remains a mystery but, whatever it ends up being, you’ll be able to read comics on it. Madefire this weekend announced a partnership with Magic Leap to release its digital comic book app on the platform at launch. Magic Leap, meanwhile, still remains shrouded in mystery.

Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap

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The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.” Since the acquisition of Oculus in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg has hinted at wanting to launch AR hardware in the far future. For comparison, Magic Leap One weighs over 300 grams.

Magic Leap abandons consumers, lays off 1,000 employees, misses opportunity go to big during pandemic

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(Image courtesy Magic Leap.). Extended reality company Magic Leap announced this week that it is abandoning the consumer market and laying off employees. Columns Features Metaverse VR & AR High Fidelity Magic Leap Sansar

How Magic Leap compares to Microsoft HoloLens

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I first tried out Microsoft HoloLens a few years ago , a few months before its launch as a developer tool, and came away with similar impressions that many tech journalists had at the time: the tech was intriguing and impressive in some ways, but its limited field of view diminished the experience considerably. Magic Leap , which launched its developer hardware in August , provoked similar reactions. Microsoft Virtual Reality Vr Hololens Augmented Reality

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.16): Oculus Quest gets hand tracking, Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise and much more!

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Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise. After the disappointing sales of the Magic Leap One, finally, Magic Leap has understood that the company can’t survive targeting consumers and “creators”, and it is time to target the only sector that is bringing money: the enterprise.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

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It is intriguing that many companies are already experimenting with this new chipset, and one of these partners is Niantic, that is thinking about going the AR hardware route after all its hard work on gelocalized AR games like Pokemon Go. Image by Magic Leap).

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

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We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing Magic Leap. The picture is very beautiful and this shows the attention of the company towards beauty (Image by Magic Leap). A little hologram inside Microsoft HoloLens.

Track The Global Spread Of Coronavirus Using This Terrifying WebXR App

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To experience the magic in VR or AR, visit the same link via a WebVR compatible headset, such as the Oculus Quest, or a dedicated AR headset like the Microsoft HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One. Because statistical data is always more compelling when presented in 3D.

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.

Spatial’s Collaborative AR Platform Turns Any Room Into A 3D Workspace

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Donning an augmented reality headset, such as the Microsoft Hololens or the Magic Leap One, users can dive into a limitless workspace composed of content from your digital devices, anytime, anywhere. Those lacking the necessary hardware for an immersive experience can join a live session from a standard desktop or mobile device for a more conventional conferencing experience.

Hands-On With Kura’s Breakthrough Wide Field Of View AR Technology

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Photographs and videos of any of the hardware at all were not allowed during my meeting — only workspace photos like the ones shown below. If they can pull it off — and that remains a big if — this startup will have created a product with specifications years ahead of all known public competitors, including Microsoft, Magic Leap, and Nreal. HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap have a maximum diagonal field of view of just about 50 degrees.

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 is a US startup that is working on a head-mounted virtual retinal display which superimposes computer-generated imagery over real world objects. Magic Leap’s last financing round, led by Alibaba , valued the company at $4.5

Graphene Batteries Enable Future; Magic Leap and other AR/VR Players

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To bring the matters home to the readers of this website, graphene battery technology is one of key technologies we need for headsets such as Google Glass 2, which is currently being developed in conjunction with Luxottica , or a more recent development, Magic Leap prototype augmented reality glass. The post Graphene Batteries Enable Future; Magic Leap and other AR/VR Players appeared first on VR World.

Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition

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Since Magic Leap’s inception in 2011, there has been great innovation in the technology sector focused in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) space with Magic Leap trying to create a new hardware interface designs. However over the last 6 years, Magic Leap has continually run into issues with its product pipeline causing critics to swarm on the perceived failure of the company. Enter Magic Leap.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. It was really interesting to see Microsoft pivot towards enterprise with the HoloLens and I think it was absolutely the right move for them to make Click To Tweet. By pivoting towards the enterprise market early on, Microsoft managed to create strong and sustained demand for Mixed Reality tools among companies looking to solve real business needs.

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

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We have, of course, reached out to Microsoft itself to confirm whether or not this is true. It is, as the name suggests, an updated take on Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, projecting virtual images into the real world and letting you interact with them. Meanwhile, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition offers a comparable experience with more consumer-oriented experiences for $2,295. AR HoloLens 2 Microsoft VR Industry News ar microsoft

Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. It’s not perfect, but Microsoft’s next-gen MR headset has set a new standard for MR headsets. For larger companies looking to connect their entire team with HoloLens 2 headsets, Microsoft is offering a package that includes Dynamic 365 Remote Assist on each MR headset at the cost of $125 per user – per month. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft. According to a Bloomberg article, Microsoft HoloLens technology will be used to increase the lethality of soldiers by enhancing their ability to detect, decide, and engage the enemy. Army would expect all 100,000 HoloLens devices from Microsoft.

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Despite short-term questions, games software/hardware to top $200 billion by 2023. Yet Facebook , Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. Tim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor.

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. Hardware announcements: Head-worn. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295. HoloLens got a major software update , and Microsoft introduced new enterprise mixed reality applications like Microsoft Remote Assist and Microsoft Layout.

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. Building a system called DreamWalker, Microsoft researchers walk around in the physical world while still being fully immersed in VR, essentially taking the first steps into replacing your morning walk with something that’s not only reactive to your physical surroundings, but ultimately more interesting. Wilson, Image courtesy Microsoft Research.

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

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The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around the idea that it’s too early for software and too expensive to try to take on Apple or Facebook on the hardware front. On the hardware side, the ghost of Magic Leap’s formerly hyped glory still looms large.