Magic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550

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It looks like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, as the one-time $2,300 device can now be had for $550. Image courtesy Magic Leapgic leap. AR Headset News magic leap magic leap 1 magic leap one

Magic Leap Teases Its Next-gen AR Headset for Enterprise

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Magic Leap hasn’t come out with new hardware since it launched its seminal AR headset in 2018, Magic Leap 1. Now it seems we’re getting our first glimpse of what may very well be Magic Leap 2. ” Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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Magic Leap’s Next AR Headset to Ship in Q4 2021, Promising Larger FOV & More Compact Design

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Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past week to talk a bit about her time as the company’s new leader. AR News News magic leap magic leap 1 magic leap 2 magic leap one magic leap two peggy johnson

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 has been teased. Magic Leap is back: CEO Peggy Johnson has just unveiled in a post on the company blog the Magic Leap 2 , the new version of the AR glasses from the company in Florida.

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. Image courtesy Microsoft. AR News Magic Leap News magic leap peggy johnson

Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC

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New names and old ones round out this week in XR with big funding for Magic Leap, and Sky Mavis,… Continue reading → Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC. The post Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC appeared first on AR Insider.

Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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It looks like Magic Leap could be gearing up to jump into the world of mobile AR, as the company recently published a job listing for a senior software engineer who will be tasked with building “a cross-platform framework that enables large scale shared AR experiences between mobile devices (iOS, Android) and Magic Leap devices.” Image courtesy Magic Leap. SEE ALSO Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month.

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.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Even if most of this roundup will be about Oculus, I have decided to put another brand on top of it and it is Magic Leap. augmented reality virtual reality week peek magic leap oculus quest

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 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 says in their blogpost the list below isn’t comprehensive, as some grant recipients are still in stealth mode and will announce themselves and their projects at a later date.

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. Displayed in 4:3 aspect ratio, the Magic Leap One headset supposedly features a horizontal FOV of 40 degrees, a vertical of 30 degrees, and a diagonal of 50 degrees. Image courtesy Next Reality, Magic Leap.

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?” ” and he answered with “ You are going to tell me in a while “ And then, as a magician, he took out a Magic Leap One and let me try it. The three component of the Magic Leap One.

Report: Magical Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

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Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 Image courtesy AT&T, Magic Leap. Furthermore, The Information maintains both Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and former Qualcomm exec Paul Jacobs stepped down in 2018 from the board at Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

Unreal Engine 4.25 Improves Support for HoloLens 2, Magic Leap, Adds Azure Spatial Anchors

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HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap saw the most attention, including the addition of Azure Spatial Anchors, Microsoft’s cross-platform system which enables shared augmented spaces across devices. was released and saw a host of improvements, especially to HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap.

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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. On Thursday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of the Belgium-based startup that allows Magic Leap One users to engage in real-time telepresence conference calls using volumetrically captured avatars representing their real bodies.

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. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which launched two years prior. Magic Leap magic leap one magic leap one hands on magic leap one preview magic leap one review

Magic Leap Loses Key Marketing Exec Ahead of Magic Leap One Launch

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With the official launch of Magic Leap One expected by the end of summer (translation: days from now), Magic Leap's hype machine just took a big hit with the sudden loss of a key marketing executive. Magic Leap confirmed the departure of Jeff Gattis, vice president of product marketing, to Recode and cited "personal reasons" regarding the reason for his sudden departure. Gattis's resume includes stints at HTC, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and TiVo.

Magic Leap CEO Suggests Development Milestones Met, Patent Shows Sleeker Form Factor

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In an industry populated with giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft it is astounding that one of the most important names in the game is a startup known as Magic Leap. Earlier this year, Magic Leap raised an enormous round of fundraising when it pulled in $793.5 billion valuation, Magic Leap could be one of the most valuable startups on the planet. VR Industry News ar Headset industry news Magic Leap patent

Legendary Pictures Bets Big On Mixed Reality With HoloLens and Magic Leap

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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 News Andrés Ornelas JJ Castillo magic leap magic leap one Steve Lukas Tony Ramirez

AR Telepresence App Spatial Debuts on Magic Leap via Enterprise Suite

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After stealing the show at the HoloLens 2 launch and starring in Qualcomm's unveiling the Snapdragon XR2, holographic video conferencing app Spatial has landed a leading role in Magic Leap's second act with the enterprise segment.

Magic Leap & Weta Workshop Launch Boosters Game from Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Universe

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Magic Leap took years to launch, but when it did, the company managed to quickly become the leading rival to Microsoft's HoloLens (at least when it comes to experimental immersive experiences).

Legendary Entertainment Bets Big On Mixed Reality With HoloLens and Magic Leap

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‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR

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In terms of compatibility, the platform is cross-compatible with nearly every major VR & AR device, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Microsoft HoloLens 2, as well as AR-enabled iOS and Android devices; it’s never been easier to take your friends’ money!

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.” It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States.

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.” ” Following an oddly scathing headline from The Verge , based on a report by The Information , Magic Leap’s peculiar CEO, Rony Abovitz, published a stream-of-consciousness Tweetstorm rebuking the skepticism of the “grumpy mouse tech blogger writers.”

Magic Leap Head Of Public Relations Leaves To Join Stealth Startup (Update)

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Update: We received the following statement from Magic Leap about the departure: “Andy Fouche will no longer serve as VP of Public Relations for Magic Leap, Inc. As we sprint full steam ahead toward the launch of Magic Leap One, we are excited to have Brenda Freeman on board as our Chief Marketing Officer. A LinkedIn profile for Fouché lists him formerly in the Magic Leap position. Mixed Reality andy fouche departure Magic Leap PR

Magic Leap on sale starting from $2295, ships only in the US

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After a lot of words, flying whales, rock throwing guys and a lot of debates, Magic Leap has been released. Anyway, Magic Leap One will still be $700 cheaper than HoloLens … not that bad. So, around €2000 for these space glasses… (Image by Magic Leap). This is the first true good news: HoloLens developer editions comes with the if-it-breaks-we-do-nothing warranty and you have to buy the pro edition to have coverage from Microsoft.

The Future of Mixed Reality Is Much Bigger Than Magic Leap

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Over the past three years Magic Leap have been one of the darlings of Augmented/Mixed reality. More recent videos from Magic Leap do clarify that you’re looking at the actual tech, but those videos show holograms that are – perhaps unsurprisingly – fuzzier and less impressive than the earlier one. Rony Abovitz also went on to publish a short blog post giving what he describes as a “glimpse behind the scenes at Magic Leap.”

Magic Leap’s Making a New Headset and Someone Thinks It’s Worth Half-a-Billion Dollars

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Just when you thought Magic Leap had disappeared into the graveyard of failed AR headsets, the company announced today that it had raised another $500 million at a $2 billion valuation.

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

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Speaking at the Games for Change 2017 conference, Magic Leap “Chief Gaming Wizard” Graeme Devine offered some insight into the types of AR experiences the company has been building internally, and offers up what he believes will be the format of AR content which will “define a generation.” ” Graeme Devine is a long time games industry vet, having worked at studios such as Id Software, Ensemble Studios, Microsoft, and more.

DICE 2017: Magic Leap’s Graeme Devine on Ghost Girl Murder Mystery Game Concept

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Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard at Magic Leap, took the stage today at the DICE Summit 2017 in Las Vegas to talk about the future of mixed reality. Devine has been part of the digital games industry for more than 30 years, starting at Virgin Games in the ‘80s with stints at id Software, Ensemble Studios, Microsoft and Apple where he worked on a variety of projects from 7th Guest to Quake to Halo Wars. Tagged with: DICE , Ghost Girl , Graeme Devine , Magic Leap.

Magic Leap, Microsoft Pursuing Military Contracts to Supply AR Headsets for Soldiers, Report Says

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Leading augmented reality headset makers Microsoft and Magic Leap are among the companies now vying for a military contract for battlefield heads-up displays. Microsoft has confirmed that it attended a pre-bid.