The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by HTC). HTC launches Vive Flow headset for relaxation, priced at $499. After endless teasings and leaks, in the end, HTC has finally unveiled its headset: called Vive Flow, it is a lightweight device for media consumption. Image by Magic Leap).

Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC

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

The Ghost Howls

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. Image by HTC Vive).

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

The Ghost Howls

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.

‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR


In terms of compatibility, the platform is cross-compatible with nearly every major VR & AR device, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Microsoft HoloLens 2, as well as AR-enabled iOS and Android devices; it’s never been easier to take your friends’ money!

Magic Leap Loses Key Marketing Exec Ahead of Magic Leap One Launch

Next Reality AR

With the official launch of Magic Leap One expected by the end of summer (translation: days from now), Magic Leap's hype machine just took a big hit with the sudden loss of a key marketing executive. Magic Leap confirmed the departure of Jeff Gattis, vice president of product marketing, to Recode and cited "personal reasons" regarding the reason for his sudden departure. Gattis's resume includes stints at HTC, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and TiVo.

Look Out Magic Leap, Vive Pro Is Now An AR Dev Kit


HTC just released its software development kit for the front-facing cameras on the Vive Pro. The new update should help turn the device into the kind of augmented reality developer kit Magic Leap is distributing quietly in small numbers. Magic Leap is raising billions of dollars for a a see-through AR headset that is hard to get access to as a developer, with digital images few can even see without signing a non-disclosure agreement. HTC is very different.

Spatial Beats: Apple, Magic Leap & Oculus

AR Insider

This week, we look at Apple’s moves across the spatial spectrum, Magic Leap 2, And Oculus Quest game sales among other items. Magic Leap’s next headset to ship in Q4 2021. W elcome back to Spatial Beats.

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


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. As we sprint full steam ahead toward the launch of Magic Leap One, we are excited to have Brenda Freeman on board as our Chief Marketing Officer. A LinkedIn profile for Fouché lists him formerly in the Magic Leap position. Mixed Reality andy fouche departure Magic Leap PR

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

Road to VR

Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Image courtesy HTC. HTC have finally revealed the price and release date of the anticipated Vive Pro , opening preorders globally at and other retailers. 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.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.27): Magic Leap’s new course, Fortnite rocks with concerts and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap pivots to enterprise, lays off 1,000 employes. With a long post on Magic Leap’s blog, in the end Rony Abovitz has admitted that the company is not going that well, and has announced a new course, that should eventually lead to Magic Leap 2.

Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive


So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. However, I’m a bit spoiled, having recently had a demo of the Magic Leap version of Angry Birds , and I have to say that you really haven’t experienced an exploding bird until they’ve slingshot across your office in full holographic Mixed Reality glory.

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A Game Of Thrones Magic Leap Hands-on — Winter Is Coming To AR


I checked out the Magic Leap One augmented reality and HTC Vive Focus virtual reality installations for A Game of Thrones at the AT&T store on Powell Street in San Francisco. I tried out Magic Leap’s experience, Game of Thrones: The Dead Must Die , first. After that, I went downstairs, where they were still working on setting up the HTC Vive Focus experience with A Game of Thrones VR experience. Image Credit: Magic Leap.

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!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap may be in trouble, but its CEO remains confident. It seems that soon it will release a refresh of the Magic Leap One , but we have to see if this will be enough. HTC won’t announce anything big at CES.

HTC's New VR Headset Leaked, and It's the Weirdest-Looking One Yet

GizModo VR

Even if you put aside its decidedly bug-eyed appearance, the leaked HTC Vive Flow is a baffling headset. By all accounts, it’s supposed to be a standalone consumer VR device that’s made for activities like meditating and streaming media.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

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.

Justice League, Magic Leap And Quake II: The Five Biggest Stories In VR This Week


No series rules the arena shooter genre like Quake and playing it in VR looks like an intense rush on both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Magic Leap Gets A Rumored Price And Release Window. We still feel no closer to learning solid facts about the Magic Leap AR headset than we did when it was announced years ago, but an interesting new report suggests we may be finding out something very, very soon.

Apple CEO: VR Has “Lower Commercial Interest” than AR, New Hires from Magic Leap & Oculus

Road to VR

Numerous acquisitions and hires point to a company who recognises mobile technology, such as its iPhone, is now reaching or indeed past its zenith in commercial potential, and (much like former mobile giant HTC has) needs to find another route to remaining relevant in the space in the future. Macrumors reported yesterday that the company have recruited two new team member, Zeyu Li from Magic Leap and Yury Petrov from Oculus.

GDC 2019: Angry Birds Officially Coming To PSVR And iOS ARKit Very Soon


Currently, you can play Angry Birds on Magic Leap One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, and now the immersive adaptation of one of the most beloved mobile gaming properties of all-time is coming to three more platforms: Windows VR, PSVR, and iOS devices with ARKit support. Finally, sometime later this Spring , Angry Birds will also make its debut on mobile iOS devices with ARKit support, expanding its AR footprint from just the Magic Leap One.

Google-backed Magic Leap Reveals Mixed Reality Music App


Way in October, 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. This came as a confirmation of a last week when Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz cryptically promised “ fun and cool stuff ” from this secretive augmented reality startup.

Time for Enterprise to Enter the Magicverse, with Magic Leap's Brian Kane

XR for Business Podcast

Until recently, Brian Kane has been highlighting more experiential demos - like one that puts a porthole to the ocean in your living room - to highlight the power of the Magic Leap, and of spatial computing in general. But ahead of his visit to CES, Brian drops in to tell our listeners how Magic Leap is ready to leap into the world of enterprise. Magic Leap is one of these Magic Leap devices, you put it on, and your whole world is spatial computing.

HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

TechCrunch VR

Today, HTC has revealed their latest consumer-focused headset, the $499 Vive Flow. HTC is embracing several hardware features designed around miniaturization that we haven’t seen in other headsets. Image credit: HTC. Image credit: HTC.

HTC Reveals Passthrough AR Faceplate For Vive Cosmos


A new faceplate for HTC’s modular Vive Cosmos headset will introduce AR capabilities to the device — at least for developers. HTC will then ship it out to studios in Q2, though a price wasn’t mentioned.

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HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs


HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions.

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


Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. The pilot, which used an iPad and HTC Vive powered by Marxent’s 3D Cloud Service, showed that VR increases average order value by 60%. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295.

Angry Birding in VR

Tech Trends VR

So many green pigs that must be got, yet so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games have brought out a fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise for the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. However, I’m a bit spoiled, having recently had a demo of the Magic Leap version of Angry Birds , and I have to say that you really haven’t experienced an exploding bird until they’ve slingshot across your office in full holographic Mixed Reality glory.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.16): HTC launches Tracker 3.0, Facebook has 10,000 people working on XR, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Road To VR, from HTC images). HTC launches Vive Tracker 3.0 HTC was not teasing a new standalone headset, but a new Vive Tracker. Yes, the 30% price increase is not appreciated, but, well, we know HTC. Header image by HTC Vive).

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GDC 2018 ‘Day 2’ Roundup – ‘Budget Cuts’ Hands-On, Google Maps and ARCore, Squanch Games’ Exclusive, and More

Road to VR

We go hands-on with Budget Cuts, Google presents ARCore and Maps API-enabled apps, Squanch Games’ Daydream exclusive title announced, and Magic Leap talks about developing games for a spatial computing platform. Developer Neat Corporation has resurfaced with stealth action game Budget Cuts , due for release on May 16th for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Magic Leap talk on games and AI. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

The Ghost Howls

A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite.

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Blockchain Supported Social Universe Uhive Promises a Limitless new World

Peter Graham

Headsets already planned for include PlayStation VR, Oculus, HTC Vive, Gear VR and even Magic Leap. News HTC Vive Magic Leap Oculus Rift PlayStation VR Samsung Gear VR Social Media Uhive

HTC Vive Focus launched worldwide: an enterprise standalone headset, starting from $599

The Ghost Howls

You will be able to finally buy it in Europe and North America for $599, from the dedicated page on the HTC website. HTC Vive Focus Specs. The Vive Focus is HTC’s standalone headset , the one that the Taiwanese/Chinese company wants to use to start making virtual reality widespread. HTC Vive Focus price will start from $599. The Vive Focus device, with its two available colors (Image by HTC Vive). Oculus vs HTC, the eternal VR battle.

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Is The HTC Vive Cosmos Back From The Grave?

VR Tech News

HTC’s back at it again. After the less than stellar launch of the Vive Cosmos back in October , it looks like HTC are going to essentially relaunch the Cosmos with the announcement of three new VR headsets. Could this be their saving grace, or is HTC already one foot in the grave?

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.19): Quest 2 adds Air Link and Resident Evil 4, Pico and HTC are ready to launch, and more!

The Ghost Howls

On the client side, the system will become compatible with iOS devices, and a Magic Leap client has also been developed. HTC is going to launch its headset on May, 11th. HTC is keeping rising the hype for its new upcoming headset.

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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

The Ghost Howls

Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company. He’s ready to answer with his HTC super powers. And I still remember that you have done boxing, so I agree with you in any case… HTC Vive Pro first impressions. HTC Vive 1.0 vs HTC Vive Pro.

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‘Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine’ is Released for HTC Vive 18 July

Road to VR

Just announced at a Star Wars “Meet ILMxLab” panel at the Star Wars Celebration expo in London, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine will be released for the HTC Vive on Steam for free on Monday 18 July. Now, ILMxLabs have revealed at their own panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in London that the title will be made free to HTC Vive owners on Monday July 18.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.23): HTC teases the Vive Cosmos, Oculus announces AR at OC6 and much more!

The Ghost Howls

HTC has revealed the design of the Vive Cosmos. HTC has finally unveiled some information on the Vive Cosmos. What is interesting is that a removable faceplate means that HTC may release a whole set of different faceplates for different purposes and this would make the Cosmos very powerful (especially if the specs of this faceplate will be made public, so hackers can mod the Cosmos as they want). HTC has immediately answered that 899$ is a too high estimate of the price.

This Week In XR

Charlie Fink

XR's quest for world domination takes several steps forward with news from Magic Leap, Ubiquity6, HTC, SPACES, ExitVR, Re-flekt, Upskill, Sansar and more