Magic Leap To Host Developer Days At Its Offices In Florida

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Magic Leap announced new programs that will run across 2020, including two separate Developer Day events and a new program called ‘Access Hardware’ for developers. You can read more specifics about what’s on offer at the dev days on the Magic Leap blog.

Report: AR Startup Magic Leap Exploring Sale, Facebook Uninterested

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AR startup Magic Leap is trying to explore various strategic options, including a sale, with companies such as Facebook and Johnson & Johnson, according to Bloomberg. ” Bloomberg’s sources feel Magic Leap “could fetch more than $10 billion if it pursues a sale.”

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Magic Leap Opens Programs To Extend Support To Developers

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Magic Leap is giving developers access to additional hardware, funding, enterprise customers, and support. Magic Leap understands that the future of AR means empowering creators with the right tools to explore ideas that will push the technology further into the arms of consumers.

Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

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Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. In the company’s defense, Magic Leap has been spinning its fair share of plates.

Magic Leap Announces Layoffs & Pivot Away From Near-term Consumer Ambitions

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Magic Leap today announced layoffs impacting “every level of the company” and a pivot away from the company’s near-term consumer ambitions and toward the enterprise space.

Magic Leap Founder Rony Abovitz to Step Down as CEO

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Magic Leap pivoted to the enterprise space recently after an extended lukewarm reception by consumers for its $2,300 AR headset. I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage). Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Turn Your Home Into A Mixed Reality Record Store With Spotify On Magic Leap

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Spotify — the Starbucks Coffee equivalent to digital music streaming — this week announced its arrival on the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, adding yet another entry into its list of compatible devices. Feature Image Credit: Magic Leap.

After A Year In Court, Magic Leap’s Case Against Nreal Has Been Dismissed

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US Courts says Magic Leap has failed to state their claims against Nreal. Back in June of 2019, Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against Nreal claiming the company stole technology and design that belonging to the Florida-based AR company. Image Credit: Magic Leap, Nreal.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Steps Down Citing ‘Focused’ Direction

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Rony Abovitz is stepping down from the CEO role at Magic Leap after raising more than $2 billion and subsequently laying off a large segment of the workforce. I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage).

Diorama-style AR Detective Game ‘Glimt’ Arrives on Magic Leap 1, Trailer Here

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Resolution Games, the studio behind Acron: Attack of the Squirrels (2019) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) , today launched their latest game on Magic Leap 1. Called Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel , the detective game arrives today on Magic Leap World for free.

Gadgeteer Receives Big Optimizations, AR Version Coming To Magic Leap

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But that’s not all — it looks like the developers want the game to conquer AR as well, with a Magic Leap release on the horizon. However, perhaps the biggest announcement in the post was that the team is bringing an AR version of Gadgeteer to Magic Leap platforms.

Magic Leap Reportedly Exploring The Possibility Of $10 Billion Sale

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Magic Leap is reportedly working closely with a financial advisor on exploring options to keep the doors of the AR startup open. If sold, Magic Leap could potentially receive more than $10 billion according to an unidentified source. Feature Image Credit: Magic Leap.

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 Warns Of ‘Critical’ Battery Issue Days After Huge Layoffs

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Magic Leap sent owners of its AR headsets a warning that they need to update their devices due to an issue related to the battery. The post Magic Leap Warns Of ‘Critical’ Battery Issue Days After Huge Layoffs appeared first on UploadVR.

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 Cites COVID-19 In Layoff Notice After Report Of Slow Sales

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AR headset maker Magic Leap is laying off “a number of employees” in what it says is a response to the difficulties raised by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ” The post Magic Leap Cites COVID-19 In Layoff Notice After Report Of Slow Sales appeared first on UploadVR.

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.

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.

Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

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It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. Magic Leap was in hot water earlier this year, as reports surfaced that the well-funded startup was searching for a buyer.

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.”.

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’s Latest Experience Is An Interactive Fairy Tale

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As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life. Image Credit: Magic Leap / Funomena.

Insomniac’s Final Independent Studio Release Is ‘Strangelets’ AR Game For Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap and Insomniac Games announced a new game, Strangelets, for the Magic Leap One. We tried an early version of Insomniac’s previous AR game, Seedling, at Leap Con in October last year.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers. In December, Magic Leap revealed a first look of the headset.

New Magic Leap AR Game Puts You In The Shoes Of A Psychic Super Sleuth

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Resolution Games’ latest title is a magical mystery perfect for wannabe detectives. . Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel will be available exclusively on Magic Leap One headsets; no word yet on an official release date.

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 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.

Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May

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Magic Leap recently announced some new programs that aim to get developers creating for the its AR headset, Magic Leap 1. ” LEAP Developer Days will be divided into two groups, held respectively on May 19-20 and May 21-22.

BBC Launches ‘Micro Kingdoms’ Experience for Magic Leap, Narrated by Stephen Fry

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BBC Studios and AR/VR studio PRELOADED today launched BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses, the interactive documentary for Magic Leap 1. Although originally slated to launch in Fall 2019 , the experience is arriving today on Magic Leap 1 headsets.

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.” .

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.

Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development

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Magic Leap has released a new set of development components in a ‘Magic Leap Toolkit’ (MLTK) which includes a slew of pre-built tools which aim to make it easier for creators to bring their AR vision to life without needing to re-think the basics.

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 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 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 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 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.