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.

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.

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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.” ” Magic Leap has reportedly been gauging interest from companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Facebook.

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 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.

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 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).

Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

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Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Business Development, is slated to take the reins as the new CEO of Magic Leap, effective August 1st. The post Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap appeared first on Road to VR.

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. Available for download now via Magic Leap World, the Spotify mixed reality app allows Premium subscribers to access their personal catalog of music and playlists in a mixed reality setting. Feature Image Credit: Magic Leap.

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. In a blog post published by Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz , it was announced that the company is facing seemingly major layoffs and reorganization as it attempts to survive as a massive pre-revenue startup in an economically uncertain time.

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. Available for demo July 28th – August 1st at the Immersive Pavilion, Undersea harnesses the power of the Magic Leap One, as well as Unreal Engine 4 and Vulcan 3.1 Image Credit: Magic Leap. Featured Image Credit: 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.

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. Back in 2015, Magic Leap released a teaser video showcasing what owners of the Magic Leap One headset could expect out of the experience. This did little to discourage Magic Leap, however.

Physics Simulator ‘Universe Sandbox’ Comes to Magic Leap 1

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Now Giant Army has released a version of its galactic physics sandbox on Magic Leap 1, bringing what the studio says an “undiluted” experience. “The experience is a vast physical simulation that pushes the performance boundaries of what the Magic Leap platform can do,” says Giant Army in a Magic Leap blog post. You can find it on Magic Leap World for free starting today.

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.” .

Report: Magic Leap Has Bought A Game Developer

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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.

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. Magic Leap Horizons originally developed TRACER as part of the US Army’s Augmented Reality Dismounted Soldier Training (ARDST) project.

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. Glimt is Resolution Games third AR game and was created as part of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Program.

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. It sounds like a fantastic idea, but we might be waiting a while — we’ve not got any details on release date for the Magic Leap version yet.

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.

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 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. There’s also a website posted about the “Critical OS Update for Magic Leap One Creator Edition and Magic Leap 1” which explains that the software update will “minimize the likelihood of swelling” by activating a “Battery Saver Mode” when it is “connected to a charger for extended periods of time.”

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. Announced today on the company’s site , developers can now explore Magic Leap’s software development kit and dive into the Creator Portal to find documentation, tutorials, and more. In December, Magic Leap revealed a first look of the headset.

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. ” “This has made it necessary for us to make the incredibly difficult decision to lay off a number of employees across Magic Leap,” Abovitz said. At launch, Magic Leap focused on attracting consumers, with new games and experiences from famous developers such as Insomniac Games.

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. The Independent game studio just launched its first title for the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, called Luna: Moondust Garden. Just the idea of seeing something come into your environment, that alone has a magical quality to it,” adds Senior Producer Eddy Ortega. “So

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” Magic Leap One is cool to wear.

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.

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. Magic Leap accused Nreal founder and former Magic Leap employee Chi Xu of “blatant copying” and taking a “free ride on Magic Leap’s business, image, and confidential information,” with the Nreal glasses.

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. The Magic Leap blog also provides a brief description of the gameplay that Magic Leap owners can expect from Strangelets. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling , which released last year.

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.”. SEE ALSO ILMxLab's John Gaeta Joins Magic Leap as Senior VP of Creative Strategy.

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. . Resolution Games , developer behind immersive experiences such as Angry Birds VR, Angry Birds AR, and Angry Birds FPS: First-Person Slingshot , yesterday announced an original AR game for Magic Leap One headsets. 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 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 One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

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Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making. Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Brings Star Wars’ Adorable Porgs To Mixed Reality

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Magic Leap made their fair share of announcements during their inaugural L.E.A.P. every corner of the Magic Box event space was packed with ambitious projects. Star Wars: Project Porgs will be available for free this December via the Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset.

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. Depending on the tracking quality, this should bring the Magic Leap One’s interaction capabilities more in line with Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Magic Leap ar LuminOS Magic Leap One

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.