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.

‘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. SEE ALSO New VR 'Star Wars' Series Slated to Launch on Oculus Quest Next Year, Trailer Here.

Oculus Rift Creator Slams Magic Leap One as 'Tragic' & Magic Leap's CEO Quickly Hits Back

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Following the launch of the Magic Leap One earlier this month, the device and the company took a few hits from early reviewers.

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.

Madefire Debuts 3D Motion Comics On The Magic Leap One AR Headset


Madefire has been committed to making “motion comics,” or digital versions of comic books that leap off the page with animated visuals. Now, the company is announcing that it is showing off its first Motion Book experiences on Magic Leap ‘s augmented reality glasses.

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.

Star Wars: Project Porg Is Like A Tamagotchi For Magic Leap, Out Now


That’s right, Project Porg is now available for Magic Leap One. A few years back we reported that Magic Leap had partnered with ILMxLAB, a division of Lucasfilm. This week the app launched for Magic Leap One owners.

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires


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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.

Resolution Games, Felix & Paul, More Win Magic Leap Indie Creator Grant


Last week, we reported that Magic Leap had seen over 6,500 applications to its Independent Creator Program. The Independent Creator Program provides funding and resources to smaller studios looking to work with Magic Leap One. Felix & Paul, meanwhile, regularly works with the likes of Oculus among other partners. We reached out to Magic Leap asking why it had chosen some of these studios over lesser-known applicants.

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.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz


I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. During the second day of the event Magic Leap hosted a 3-hour keynote which revealed, among other things, a plan to support two controllers with Magic Leap One in 2019. AR Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference Will Be Livestreamed


Magic Leap is set to host what it no doubt hopes will be the Oculus Connect of the AR world next week as it hosts the first ever L.E.A.P. Magic Leap just sent emails round to developers confirming as much, also noting that the session will deliver “insights from visionaries like Andy Serkis and Richard Taylor, plus pioneering developers from Epic Games, ILMxLAB, Unity Technologies and more.”

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. Magic Leap glasses.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

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We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing Magic Leap.

Hands-On: Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Looking Like A Solid AR Developer Kit


I tried the Magic Leap One “Creator Edition” headset this week, after nearly five years of waiting to see what Rony Abovitz and his team have been building out in Florida. I then picked up the controller, which reminds me a lot of the Oculus Go controller with an extra button.

Even Magic Leap One's Sample Apps Deliver Augmented Reality Fun — Meet Abductor

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Now that we've had a few days to recover from the VR geek versus augmented reality nerd battle between Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz, we can get back to taking a closer look at the Magic Leap One.

Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap


The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.” Oculus Connect 5. For comparison, Magic Leap One weighs over 300 grams.

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.Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming


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

Storing & Transporting Magic Leap One Safely Works with This Affordable VR Case

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In recent days, I've twice talked about brining the Magic Leap One out into the world with me to test its mobile capabilities. Instead, I found a solution right under my nose in the form of the Hard EVA Travel Case for Oculus Rift VR from Hermitshell.

Star Wars: Project Porg Coming To Magic Leap One From ILMxLab


The first developer conference for Magic Leap is kicking off in Los Angeles today and creators who had early access to the AR glasses are starting to show off their experiments. The biggest partner to announce a project for Magic Leap One Creator Edition so far is ILMxLab, which made the experimental Star Wars: Project Porg. More details are expected during Magic Leap’s keynote on Wednesday. AR Leap Conference Magic Leap

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common


iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. This makes Magic Leap One a fixed multifocal display. ” Well the time for Magic Leap hype is over.

Magic Leap, Jason Rubin And Insomniac Games To Speak At D.I.C.E. 2017


On the VR side, Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Facebook’s Oculus will be hosting a panel with Insomniac Games CEO and founder, Ted Price. Perhaps even more enticing is a session from Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard at the elusive mixed reality company, Magic Leap.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz: ‘If We Get The Support Of Developers We Can Be A Public Company’


Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz suggested an initial public offering might be planned for his company if it is able to continue building momentum with developers. The suggestion came during our first interview with Abovitz on day one of Magic Leap’s developer conference in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset started shipping a couple months ago and we expected it to win over some developers. AR Leap Conference Magic Leap

AR+VR Weekly: Santa Cruz Q1 2019, Magic Leap teardown and Magic Leap Dev conference

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Santa Cruz Q1 2019, Magic Leap teardown and Magic Leap Dev conference. Oculus Avatars Goes Cross-Platform ( VRFocus ).

Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive


So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. on the Oculus Store , Steam and Viveport.

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Apple CEO: VR Has “Lower Commercial Interest” than AR, New Hires from Magic Leap & Oculus

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Macrumors reported yesterday that the company have recruited two new team member, Zeyu Li from Magic Leap and Yury Petrov from Oculus. Petrov meanwhile has joined as a “Research Scientist”, having held a similar title at Oculus.

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Magic Leap and Madefire delivering VR Comic


Secretive augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is partnering with online comic book publisher Madefire to deliver mixed reality comics to Magic Leap’s devices when they launch. ” Madefire already has VR apps for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, but Magic Leap advisor Andy Lanning has revealed a couple of key differences at the con. The post Magic Leap and Madefire delivering VR Comic appeared first on VR World.

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap.


Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires Business Insider is reporting that the ever-popular tech giant made two key hires in recent weeks and months. According to his LinkedIn page, he’d held the very same role at Oculus since 2013.

Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition


Since Magic Leap’s inception in 2011, there has been great innovation in the technology sector focused in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) space with Magic Leap trying to create a new hardware interface designs. Enter Magic Leap.

Can Mystical Magic Leap Lure Singapore’s Temasek into its Net?


Magic Leap Inc. , As stated, they are thinking of taking part in a new financing round of more than $500 million, bringing Magic Leap valuation close to $6 billion. Magic Leap’s last financing round, led by Alibaba , valued the company at $4.5

Report: Magic Leap To Cost Between $1,500 And $2,000, Limited Shipping Soon


The mysterious Magic Leap may finally be shipping soon, albeit in an extremely limited and expensive form. Whether this will be the first truly consumer-ready version of the device and how people will be able to get their hands on it remains to be seen, but it’s said to be smaller than the Oculus Rift and requires users to carry another device around the size of a phone for wireless processing and information delivery.

Angry Birding in VR

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So many green pigs that must be got, yet so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games have brought out a fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise for the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training


Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295.

Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

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Oculus recently showed off a new prototype seen for the first time with eye-tracking. Magic Leap has confirmed eye-tracking on their upcoming development headset. SEE ALSO Oculus on Half Dome Prototype: 'don't expect to see everything in a product anytime soon'.

Justice League, Magic Leap And Quake II: The Five Biggest Stories In VR This Week


No series rules the arena shooter genre like Quake and playing it in VR looks like an intense rush on both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Magic Leap Gets A Rumored Price And Release Window. We still feel no closer to learning solid facts about the Magic Leap AR headset than we did when it was announced years ago, but an interesting new report suggests we may be finding out something very, very soon.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 2’ Roundup – ‘Budget Cuts’ Hands-On, Google Maps and ARCore, Squanch Games’ Exclusive, and More

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We go hands-on with Budget Cuts, Google presents ARCore and Maps API-enabled apps, Squanch Games’ Daydream exclusive title announced, and Magic Leap talks about developing games for a spatial computing platform. Magic Leap talk on games and AI.

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Interview to Eduardo Siman: virtual reality makes data visualization fun, we should all work together to make AR and VR to succeed

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When they saw the Kickstarter campaign of Oculus, they immediately grabbed it and started thinking about how they could do data visualization in VR. I know that you like a lot Magic Leap and the work that Rony Abovitz is making… why do you love it so much? (

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OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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The standard has been in development since April 2017 and is presently supported by virtually every major hardware, platform, and engine company in the VR industry, including key AR players like Magic Leap. OpenXR is a royalty-free standard for cross-platform VR and AR development.

This 1992 Book Predicted Oculus Headset Specs And Inspired Facebook’s Chief VR Researcher


It Predicted Oculus Go & Quest’s Specs. Oculus Go and Oculus Quest are the only announced headsets with a refresh rate of 72Hz. In fact, the Oculus DK2 back in 2014 even had a 72Hz mode. Thanks to the depth and quality of his research, Abrash was hired by Oculus in 2014 as Chief Scientist. Ever year at the annual Oculus Connect conference Abrash delivers a speech about the future of VR based on the company’s research.

The World of Mobile VR After Pokemon Go


With the introduction of Google Cardboard and the Daydream VR platform, Oculus and HTC discrete VR headsets and GearVR headsets for even smartphones like the Samsung’s Galaxy S7, the first tentative steps towards virtual reality gaming are being taken.