Magic Leap to Add Two Controller Support, Iris Login, Javascript Support, & More

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Today at Leap Con, Magic Leap spoke briefly about its software roadmap for the end of 2018 and into early 2019, indicating some interesting new features on the way to their AR headset. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Hands-On With Magic Leap Shooter ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’

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Weta Workshop offers a taste of their upcoming shooter at the Magic Leap’s first L.E.A.P. Magic Leap’s inaugural L.E.A.P. From AR-enabled board games, to augmented theatrical performances using volumetric capture, L.E.A.P.

Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

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Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input.

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.”.

Sennheiser & Magic Leap Unveil AMBEO AR One Spatial Audio Headphones

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Sennheiser and Magic Leap today unveiled the AMBEO AR One in-ear headphones, an external headphone the companies couch as “the first spatial listening accessory to receive official certification by Magic Leap.”

Magic Leap Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design

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Magic Leap announced a number of consumer-facing apps and games coming soon to Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset which released back in August. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Wacom. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Onshape.

Report: Magic Leap One’s Field of View Detailed in Developer Documentation

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Magic Leap One is headed out to doorsteps this summer, that much is certain. One such developer reportedly found the final text describing Magic Leap One’s FOV, which was buried in the site’s source code. Image courtesy Next Reality, Magic Leap.

AT&T to Launch DirectTV App for Magic Leap One in 2019, Sets Up 5G Test Area at Magic Leap Headquarters

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Magic Leap and AT&T have lifted the lid on multiple parts of their mysterious relationship today. According to AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, the company is planning to launch a beta version of DirectTV Now for the Magic Leap One in 2019.

Angry Birds Is Coming To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

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Magic Leap One is getting its first videogame from a major brand: Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds. Using Magic Leap’s remote-like motion controller, you fire birds at virtual towers that appear in the real world around you.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More.

Magic Leap Reveals 16 AR Experiences From Wacom, SketchUp, Wingnut AR, and More

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Today at Magic Leap’s first creator conference the company has revealed a bevy of AR content built on the headset—some experimental, and some actually launching on the headset soon (or today)—but all up and running on real hardware. In a quest to rid the L.E.A.P.

Magic Leap Promises to Show a Real Demo and Share Specs Next Week

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Magic Leap has a long history of repeatedly teasing its purportedly groundbreaking AR headset and then failing to deliver substantive details, despite plans to launch the developer version of the headset by the end of 2018.

Magic Leap Takes on Funding from Media Company Axel Springer

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German media company Axel Springer today announced that it has taken part in a new round of financing of Magic Leap. ” Exactly what that means for Magic Leap’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One , we’re not entirely sure.

Magic Leap One Now Shipping Across Contiguous US, Offering 0% Financing

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Magic Leap is now shipping Magic Leap One, the company’s AR headset, to all states in the lower 48. To boot, Magic Leap is also offering 0% financing to help developers jump the mental hurdle of plunking down the $2,300 for the device.

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.

‘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!

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.

Magic Leap to Launch AR Shooter ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ Next Week

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Magic Leap’s first annual L.E.A.P.Magic Leap (@magicleap) October 5, 2018. We’ll have feet on the ground at next week’s L.E.A.P. Con, so check back soon for more Magic Leap One news.

Magic Leap to Partner with NBA to Bring Basketball to AR, Shaq’s Massive Head Fits in Headset

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz took the stage at the Code Media conference last night to talk a little bit more about the company’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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Today Magic Leap has launched the Lumin SDK, the toolkit which allows developers to build AR experiences for Lumin OS, the operating system that powers the Magic Leap One headset. GDC 2018 Magic Leap News magic leap magic leap creator portal magic leap one magic leap sdk

Magic Leap Headset Hits FCC Ahead of Confirmed Summer Launch

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Magic Leap is soon to launch its first AR headset, the Magic Leap One. While we already saw the Magic Leap controller pop up at the FCC last month , the ‘Lightware’ headset and ‘Lightpack’ compute module have now followed suit.

Magic Leap & Weta Workshop Release Dr. Grordbort's Invaders for Magic Leap One

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As promised last week, Magic Leap has finally released the long-awaited augmented reality game Dr. Grordbort's Invaders. As trailers have previewed, the game essentially turns the Magic Leap One into a shooter game with a distinctly steampunk aesthetic.

First-person ‘Angry Birds’ AR Game is Coming to Magic Leap This Fall

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Angry Birds, the mobile breakout hit, is coming to Magic Leap in a brand new game called Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot. Now, in partnership with Resolution Games, Rovio is bringing Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot to augmented reality on Magic Leap this fall.

Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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Magic Leap today announced that AT&T, one of the leading cellular carriers in the US, has invested in the company and solidified a partnership making AT&T the “exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the U.S.”

Magic Leap Job Posting Reveals the Company is Preparing to Enter the Retail Space

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According to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings , the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter the retail space, which could include everything from special in-store installations to its own bespoke retail locations.

Magic Leap’s Mica AI Is Like A 21st Century Rorschach Test

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Magic Leap introduced a concept called Mica and called it “her” during a section of its 3-hour keynote this week about how an artificial intelligence could operate as an assistant to humans. I feel like I met in person what Magic Leap showed in its video.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. During the second day of the event Magic Leap hosted a 3-hour keynote which revealed, among other things, a plan to support two controllers with Magic Leap One in 2019. AR Magic Leap

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. Robertson, who has a long history of quality VR and AR reporting at The Verge , has been following the Magic Leap story closely.

Magic Leap Raises $461M in New Funding Led by Saudi Arabia’s Investment Arm

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Magic Leap, the augmented reality headset manufacturer, has added another couple hundred million dollars to its Series D investment round, this time $461 million led by The Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, Tech Crunch reports.

Magic Leap to Launch ‘Avatar Chat’ Next Month, Developer Tools to Create Multiuser Apps

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Magic Leap is slowly broadening its app offerings, and as a part of the company’s next steps to move forward to a fully-fledged consumer product, the company today announced at L.E.A.P. Image courtesy Magic Leap. We have feet on the ground at L.E.A.P.

To the Dismay of Its Audience, Magic Leap Livestream Dodges Key Questions

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Years of Magic Leap’s hype-building seems for many to be turning from excitement to disappointment, as the company continues to evangelize its AR headset with little attempt to demonstrate what it’s actually like to use it. Captured by Road to VR, image courtesy Magic Leap.

‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ Launches Today for Free on Magic Leap One, New Trailer Here

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Weta Workshop’s long teased AR shooter, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, launches today on Magic Leap One, coinciding with Magic Leap’s first developer conference, L.E.A.P. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Promises “closer look” at Its AR Headset During Today’s Livestream

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Magic Leap—which first announced its headset, the Magic Leap One, back in December—could finally offer a glimpse of what the device can actually do during a developer livestream hosted by the company today. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014.

First Magic Leap One Apps Finally Revealed

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Today’s launch of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition may seem like it’s all about the hardware, but you’ll need stuff to actually play and watch on your new headset too. AR Magic Leap Magic Leap One

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference Will Be Livestreamed

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Magic Leap is set to host what it no doubt hopes will be the Oculus Connect of the AR world next week as it hosts the first ever L.E.A.P. Magic Leap just sent emails round to developers confirming as much, also noting that the session will deliver “insights from visionaries like Andy Serkis and Richard Taylor, plus pioneering developers from Epic Games, ILMxLAB, Unity Technologies and more.” Magic Leap VR Industry News Leap Conference Magic Leap On

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

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One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Developing for the Magic Leap platform was a very unique and inspiring process for our team, and we’re confident fans will love how the game is brought to life.” .

Magic Leap Finally Delivered a Live, Public Demonstration of the Magic Leap One, Here's What Happened

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On Wednesday, the people at Magic Leap finally (FINALLY) decided to give the public a dedicated, slow, feature by feature walk through of the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition.

Magic Leap Brings Star Wars’ Adorable Porgs To Mixed Reality

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Magic Leap made their fair share of announcements during their inaugural L.E.A.P. every corner of the Magic Box event space was packed with ambitious projects. Star Wars: Project Porgs will be available for free this December via the Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset.

Watch the ‘Real’ Magic Leap Whale Take Flight in ‘Helio’ Web Experiment

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Back in 2016, Magic Leap released a video clip of a breaching augmented reality whale as a backdrop to their freshly redesigned website, something meant to grab the attention of prospective investors, developers, and consumers alike.

Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot Now Available On Magic Leap One

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Even though the Magic Leap One is still just a very early developer kit, that hasn’t stopped Magic Leap from partnering with developers to craft games worth buying. AR Gaming Angry Birds Magic Leap resolution games Rovio