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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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

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.

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 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 Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap.

ILMxLAB’s ‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ is Coming Soon to Magic Leap One

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Now, Magic Leap says the porg-tastic AR experience Star Wars: Project Porg is coming “soon” to Magic Leap One. In a series of tweets today, both Magic Leap and ILMxLAB announced that the immersive AR experience is “hatching soon.”

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Insomniac Launches ‘Seedling’, Magic Leap One’s First Paid App

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Insomniac Games, the minds behind Rift titles Edge of Nowhere (2016) , The Unspoken (2017), and upcoming open-world adventure Stormland, today released their first AR experience for Magic Leap One. Magic Leap News insomniac games magic leap magic leap one seedling seedling ar

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 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.

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 Achieves Full Hand Tracking & Lays Foundation for Magicverse with Latest Lumin Update

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After improving hand-tracking and adding multi-user sharing features in the last Lumin OS update, Magic Leap has upped the ante yet again. Don't Miss: Magic Leap Updates Lumin OS.

Magic Leap One Prescription Inserts Are Finally Available

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Magic Leap One launched back in August with a glasses frame insert in the box, although the onus was on the user to find an optician to fit it with prescription lenses. SEE ALSO Insomniac Launches 'Seedling', Magic Leap One's First Paid App.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

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Magic Leap today released a blogpost detailing more motivation behind building Mica, the company’s upcoming AI announced at Leap Con last year. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design.