Magic Leap Software Update Adds Hand Occlusion, Shared Space Multiplayer

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A major software update for the Magic Leap One adds support for hand occlusion and shared space multiplayer. The last update to Magic Leap One added skeletal hand tracking, meaning developers can retrieve the position of each joint in space.

Magic Leap Update Brings Hand Occlusion, Expanded Multiplayer Support & More

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Despite securing $280 million from Japan’s largest telecom earlier this summer, we’ve heard surprisingly little from the multi-billion dollar AR startup of late regarding its flagship headset, Magic Leap One. Image courtesy Magic Leap, Weta Workshop.

Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects

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At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One. Image courtesy Magic Leapmagic le.

SIGGRAPH 2019: Diving Into Undersea From Magic Leap Studios

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With Magic Leap’s Undersea , you can go to the aquarium every day without leaving your living room. Earlier this week, Magic Leap released Undersea, a room-scale, spatial computing experience for the Magic Leap One.

New Magic Leap Studios ‘Undersea’ Experience Turns Your Living Room into a Coral Reef

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Magic Leap Studios plans to debut a new experience for the Magic Leap AR headset at SIGGRAPH next week. Magic Leap Studios, the company’s internal development studio, will fully reveal Undersea next week at SIGGRAPH.

Our First Look At Magic Leap’s Experimental Spatial Computing AR Experience

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Undersea , a new spatial computing AR experience developed for the Magic Leap One headset, is set to premiere next week at the 46th annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles. Image Credit: Magic Leap. Featured Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy.

BBC Earth Is Bringing A New AR Experience To Magic Leap

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BBC’s next immersive experience won’t be appearing on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive; it’s coming to Magic Leap One. This latest experience is being developed under Magic Leaps’ Independent Creator Program.

Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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” As first reported by Variety , the job listing specifies that candidates will also be tasked with “implementing high-performance, production quality AR and computer vision algorithms, and designing and building the Magic Leap mobile SDK.” Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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.

AT&T and Magic Leap Partnership is All About 5G, While Selling a $2,300 Headset Without It

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AT&T and Magic Leap formed a partnership last year which looked a lot like the one between Cingular (now merged with AT&T) and Apple which led to the launch of iPhone. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Received Over 6,000 Applications for Independent Creator Grant Program

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The application deadline for Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Grant Program is up, and the company has revealed that over 6,000 applications have been received for consideration. ” SEE ALSO Insomniac Launches 'Seedling', Magic Leap One's First Paid App.

Magic Leap Raises $280M from Japanese Telecom NTT DOCOMO

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Magic Leap, one of the most well-funded startups in history, just took on a $280 million investment from Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO. As Japan’s largest mobile operator, Docomo is slated to be Magic Leap’s exclusive telecommunications partner in Japan.

Exclusive: Inside Magic Leap's Secret Headquarters

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The long guarded veil of mystery surrounding Magic Leap for years was finally lifted last year when the company revealed its Magic Leap One device.

Lawsuit Alleges Nreal Founder Copied Ideas After Leaving Magic Leap

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Well-funded augmented reality startup Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against competing startup Nreal and its founder Chi Xu. ” Magic Leap’s lawsuit also points to similarities in the fonts used by the companies. AR lawsuit Magic Leap Nreal

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 Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

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Magic Leap is giving away serious cash to developers this year through their Independent Creator Program , which has earmarked an “eight-figure” number destined to fund app developers working in gaming, entertainment, collaboration, productivity, and more.

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 Takes Nreal to Court Over Trade Secrets Theft

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In a legal brief entered on Monday, Florida-based startup Magic Leap has filed suit against the founder of Nreal, a former employee of Magic Leap, claiming that the company's Nreal Light smartglasses were built using Magic Leap's intellectual property.

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 Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

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It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users.

Mozilla Releases Developer Build Browser for Magic Leap One

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Mozilla has just released an early developer preview of a web browser for the Magic Leap One AR headset. Magic Leap One already boasts its own native browser called Helio, which serves up both the 2D and 3D web.

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.

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.

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.

Nreal Denies ‘False And Anticompetitive’ Magic Leap Lawsuit Claims

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Last week we reported that high-profile augmented reality company Magic Leap had filed a lawsuit against Chinese competitor, Nreal. The company claimed that Nreal founder and former Magic Leap software engineer Chi Xu had “wrongfully used and disclosed to Nreal and its collaborators the confidential and proprietary information to which he obtained access as a former Magic Leap employee.”

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.

Report: Magic Leap Has Bought A Game Developer

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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 Creator Edition Headset Priced at $2,300

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Magic Leap today launched their long-teased AR headset, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a developer-focused device priced at $2,300. Magic Leap One’s unique design and technology lets in natural light waves together with softly layered synthetic lightfields.

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.

Madefire Releases 3D Comics App for Magic Leap One

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Now Magic Leap One owners can not only browse a number of these 3D comic book stories from some of the biggest names in the industry, but also create and publish their own experiences on Magic Leap One without the need of coding skills.

Exploring An AR Coral Reef Bursting With Life In Magic Leap’s ‘Undersea’, Available Now

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Hands-on with Magic Leap’s latest spatial computing experience at SIGGRAPH 2019. Among this year’s exciting offerings is a brand new augmented reality experience from Magic Leap entitled Undersea. Image Credit: Magic Leap. Image Credit: Magic Leap.

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