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.

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 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 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 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 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 to Offer “Deep Dive” on AR Game Design at GDC

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After years of teasing, Magic Leap late last year finally offered a glimpse of the AR headset it’s been developing, the Magic Leap One. The post Magic Leap to Offer “Deep Dive” on AR Game Design at GDC appeared first on Road to VR.

GDC 2018: Magic Leap ‘Developing for Spatial Computing’ Session, Live Blog @ 4:00PM PT

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Magic Leap is hosting a sponsored session today at GDC 2018 which promises a “deep dive” on developing for augmented reality. GDC 2018 Liveblog: Magic Leap – The World is Your Playground: Deep Dive on Developing for Spatial Computing.

Weta’s Concept First-person Shooter is Really Coming to Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap One, the upcoming AR headset from one of the most well-funded startups in history, is said to arrive sometime this year. image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Raises Another $502 Million, Now Totalling Nearly $2 Billion in Funding

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Rumors from back in September of Magic Leap raising a Series D investment were confirmed today as the company revealed an additional $502 million in venture funding, led by a Singaporean investment firm Temasek, with participation from strategic and financial investors.

GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT

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Magic Leap Reveals Music App Collaboration with Sigur Rós, New Images

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Magic Leap today revealed a collaborative AR project with Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a musical experience which fills the player’s surroundings with ethereal visuals and an interactive soundscape. Image courtesy Pitchfork, Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Researchers Reveal “Deep SLAM” Tracking Algorithm

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Authored by Magic Leap researchers Daniel DeTone, Tomasz Malisiewicz, and Andrew Rabinovich, the paper describes a tracking system powered by two deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs)—a type of artificial ‘brain’ used for image processing.

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

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Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage.

New Magic Leap Video Tells Us Nothing About What the Company Is Working On

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Born out of the founder’s lifetime love affair with sci-fi, surrealism, and a fortuitous road trip across the US, the story of Magic Leap’s founding reads like a beat generation novel about discovering magic in ordinary experiences. image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Will be Priced ‘Like a Premium Computer’, Availability Details in Spring

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Speaking on stage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, CA today, Abovitz said that details on pricing and a more specific 2018 launch date for the Magic Leap One headset would be coming this Spring. AR Headset Magic Leap News

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

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Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Researchers Reveal "Deep SLAM" Tracking Algorithm.

Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality startup with a multiple-billion dollar valuation , could soon be taking on more investments, bringing its total valuation close to $6 billion, Bloomberg reports. ” Both Temasek and Magic Leap declined to speak on the matter.

Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

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For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. SEE ALSO New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control. AR Investment Magic Leap News Bits magic leap magic leap series d

Report: Magic Leap Has Bought A Game Developer

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Magic Leap Reveals Partnership With The NBA

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed a new partnership during Recode’s Code Media conference. Details were sparse, but Silver and Abovitz revealed plans to experiment with Magic Leap’s technology as a way to enjoy professional basketball.

Magic Leap And Shaq Announce NBA AR App Partnership

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The Florida-based Magic Leap has raised $1.9 Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz revealed in an interview last night at the Code Media conference that the recently unveiled Magic Leap One headset will be have an application for watching basketball.

ILMxLab’s John Gaeta Joins Magic Leap as Senior VP of Creative Strategies

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John Gaeta, known for his work as visual effects supervisor on The Matrix trilogy and for launching Lucasfilm’s immersive media branch ILMxLab , is joining the mysterious augmented reality start-up Magic Leap. ILMxLabs Magic Leap News ilm John Gaeta lucasfilms magic leap xlabs

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

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The new update should help turn the device into the kind of augmented reality developer kit Magic Leap is distributing quietly in small numbers. Unlike Magic Leap, though, Vive Pro is available for purchase immediately. AR Magic Leap Vive Pro

GDC 2018: Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal

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From today you can start working on content for the Magic Leap One. Following a tease this weekend, the secretive augmented reality company today launched its Creator Portal , a suite of resources that will help developers get up and running making AR content for Magic Leap One. Tutorials include introductions to a range of Magic Leap’s new features, including the Remote controller you’ll use to interact with content, with more to come.

New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control

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A new video of Magic Leap’s augmented reality tech in action was shown at a conference in China today. On stage at the event, Magic Leap CMO Brian Wallace had a one-on-one discussion with Alibaba CMO Chris Tung (Alibaba is one of Magic Leap’s major investors ).

Magic Leap CEO: “we are making mini-production test runs of our first system”

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Following a bout of skeptical press, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz claims the company is already doing production test runs of their first AR “system,” which is said to be “small, sleek, cool.” ” Magic Leap has raised a staggering $1.4

Magic Leap Chief Game Designer Talks Internal Demos and “Everyday Adventure” Format for AR

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He’s now been working with Magic Leap for nearly four years. Can Magic Leap learn from it? SEE ALSO Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the "journey to launch".

Ricky Gervais Says Magic Leap Will “Change the World,” as Company Courts Celebs

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Known as a brilliant comedian and capable writer/director, but not quite for his tech insight, Ricky Gervais has high praise for what he has ostensibly seen at Magic Leap. The still-secretive Magic Leap continues a culture of teasing. News Bits magic leap ricky gervais

GDC 2018: Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support

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Today at GDC, Epic have announced that Unreal Engine 4 will officially support the Magic Leap One. You can read more about it on the Unreal Engine blog , but the basic gist of it is that you can use Epic’s UE4 now, one of the leading game engines on the market, to create content for Magic Leap One. Companies like Epic themselves, as well as Framestore, ILMxLAB, Schell Games, and Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR are all working on content for the Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap CEO: ‘We have made something that is small, mobile, powerful, and we think pretty cool’

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Magic Leap is a mystery. Now founder and CEO Rony Abovitz offers a bit more in his recent blog post entitled Creativity Matters , where he speaks about some of the changes coming to the company in 2017, and for what it’s worth, says it’ll be “a big year for Magic Leap.”

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

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To that end, it looks like Magic Leap will be making a big push towards getting its kit into people’s hands in the future. In the listing, the company explains that the successful individual will be in charge of “store design and fixturing”, suggesting Magic Leap is planning for a big retail push with its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. Tagged with: Magic Leap Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Magic Leap VR Industry News

Report: Magic Leap Acquires Dacuda 3D Tech

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A recent report from Tom’s Hardware indicates Magic Leap is acquiring the 3D scanning assets of Dacuda — a company known historically for creating pocket scanners and recently for its 3D SLAM technologies.