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.

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.

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 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.”.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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.”

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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!

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.

AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon

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Now that its first developer conference is in the rearview mirror, Magic Leap continues to nurture its content development community, this time with an assist from strategic investor and retail partner AT&T.

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.

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.

Insomniac Games Releases Seedling, the First Paid Augmented Reality Game for Magic Leap One

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One the leading game developers for the PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift platforms, Insomniac Games, is finally releasing its first major augmented reality title: Seedling for the Magic Leap One. Back in November, we gave our impressions of the game after sampling it at the L.E.A.P.

Hands-On with Magic Leap & Weta Workshop's Dr. Grordbort's Invaders

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Over the last few years, the only thing teased by Magic Leap more than the Magic Leap One itself has been the company's flagship gaming title Dr. Grordbort's Invaders.

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.

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.

Oculus Founder Serves up Scathing Review of Magic Leap One, Calling It A “Tragic Heap”

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While Palmer Luckey provided his own Magic Leap One headset to iFixit for their tear down, the founder of Oculus certainly had his chance for a proper review before the spudgers and screwdrivers came out, and he isn’t pulling any punches either. image courtesy Magic Leap.

This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR

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Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset, has been out for a month now. The post This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR appeared first on Road to VR.

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

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Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch , the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team. Image courtesy Magic Leap. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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.” .