AT&T and Magic Leap Partnership is All About 5G, While Selling a $2,300 Headset Without It

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AT&T and Magic Leap formed a partnership last year which looked a lot like the one between Cingular (now merged with AT&T) and Apple which led to the launch of iPhone. Image courtesy Magic Leap. Samsung’s Gear VR ‘Innovator Edition’ Headset.

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.

Magic Leap Roars into the Auto World via Kia Stinger App from RelayCars

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Magic Leap One owners, start your virtual engines, as automotive virtual reality developer RelayCars has published an app to Magic Leap World that lets users customize and test drive a 2019 Kia Stinger.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality. AR HoloLens Magic Leap

Magic Leap and Madefire delivering VR Comic

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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.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

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.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality.

Spatial’s Collaborative AR Platform Turns Any Room Into A 3D Workspace

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Donning an augmented reality headset, such as the Microsoft Hololens or the Magic Leap One, users can dive into a limitless workspace composed of content from your digital devices, anytime, anywhere.

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

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Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295. At its first developer conference in October, the company spoke of a few upcoming enterprise-facing apps; and in November, Magic Leap announced a creator fund to encourage designers to develop apps for the Magic Leap One.

AR+VR Weekly: Magic Leap’s Lumin OS, Lowe’s sees ROI with VR & the enterprise is ready for MR

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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: Magic Leap’s Lumin OS, Lowe’s sees ROI with VR and the enterprise is ready for MR. Magic Leap updated its developer documentation which provided some new details and imagery on the company’s Lumin operating system. YouTube’s virtual reality app is now available on Samsung Gear VR ( Engadget ).

The World of Mobile VR After Pokemon Go

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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.

AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

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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: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work and Samsung’s AR Cloud.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.23): HTC teases the Vive Cosmos, Oculus announces AR at OC6 and much more!

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Magic Leap is suing nReal. Magic Leap has sued Chi Xu, the founder of nReal. According to Magic Leap, the company has been able to create these intriguing devices so fast only because Chi Xu was a former Magic Leap employee.

Huawei Plans To Release AR Glasses Within ‘The Next One To Two Years’

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The company’s first headset, the Huawei VR , was a Google Daydream powered smartphone based system for the Huawei P9 and Mate 10 phones, similar to Samsung’s Gear VR. Current AR headsets from Microsoft (HoloLens) and Magic Leap (Magic Leap One) have high prices, a relatively small field of view, and are too big to be worn in public.

AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

The Ghost Howls

I got immediately hyped about this: we are all dreaming about AR glasses like Magic Leap or HoloLens 2 , but what if the future was made of AR contact lenses? Me doing a duck face with a pair of Magic Leap on.

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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There are however too reluctant holdouts left; Apple and Magic Leap, but it remains to be seen what either are bringing to the table.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Also keep in mind that there are plenty of private companies worth investing in, and some public companies listed below have invested in them like Magic Leap who has investments to the tune of $1.39 Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera.

Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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The Magic Leap One and Nreal glasses optimize for aesthetics by using a separate “puck” computer (including battery), strapped to your waist. Magic Leap and Microsoft also can’t leverage the many established services built into Apple and Google’s platforms. A major focus from Magic Leap and Microsoft has been building an SDK and enticing developers.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

The Touch controllers feel like little magical half-doughnuts and are smooth and intuitive. MAGIC LEAP’S CONTROVERSY. The secretive augmented reality company Magic Leap has been very successful at keeping a tight lid on their product development… until now?

AR+VR Weekly: Mobile AR top platform, HoloLens wins the Army and the massive opportunity of enterprise AR

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Meanwhile, Microsoft’s HoloLens beat out the likes of Magic Leap’s latest device for a whopping $480 million Army Battlefield contract which will see as many as 100,000 HoloLens devices purchased as a result.

Hands-on: VR Motion Controller ‘Atraxa’ Offers Promising 6DOF Without Occlusion Issues

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That last bit is only available as a bare PCB so companies can mount it however is most convenient, although NDI was showing off their own implementation housed in a white plastic box strapped to the top of a Samsung Odyssey headset running through SteamVR, controllers and all.

Editorial: Smartphones Won’t Be Replaced By VR And AR Headsets, Yet

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The best examples of this are the Magic Leap prototypes, Microsoft Hololens and Qualcomm’s VR reference design. Disclosure: My firm, Moor Insights & Strategy, like all research and analyst firms, provides or has provided research, analysis, advising, and/or consulting to many high-tech companies in the industry, including ARM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Peraso, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics cited or related to this article.

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All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

The Ghost Howls

So, the idea is that you have your virtual reality headset plugged into your smartphone that becomes its processing unit , exactly as happens with the Lightpack of Magic Leap One , for instance. Magic Leap One is so light and comfortable because it is just a display.

DigiLens Raises $50 Million To Develop Cheap AR Display Tech

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UDC Ventures and Samsung Ventures have recognized through this investment that DigiLens is the frontrunner in waveguide technology and the only waveguide that can get to a consumer price point through its proprietary photopolymer, design software, and innovative manufacturing process,” said Pickett.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved. Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week.

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All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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In my opinion , the true error is with the Vive 1 , that will get a price that is higher than the one of all the competitors… and that will cost as much as a Samsung Odyssey, notwithstanding its far lower features. Magic Leap releases its SDK.

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Nominees

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Magic Leap One. Samsung Odyssey+. We’ve finally reached the very end of 2018 and it’s been quite the eventful year for the VR industry. Not only did new headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Go release, but Facebook announced the upcoming Oculus Quest as well for next year. Sony has even sold through three million headsets, which was before Black Friday, so it’s probably even more now.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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Open Snapchat, Apple’s Animoji, or Samsung’s AR Emoji and switch to the front-facing camera, then you’ll see a cartoony mask, animal, or face superimposed on top of yours. But now that Microsoft is facing a real competitor in Magic Leap , which says that it will soon demo its $2,295 One Creator Edition headset in select AT&T stores , the two-year-old HoloLens is suddenly coming out to play.

VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company

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It reminds me of Magic Leap’s Mica digital human demo, but so far Artie isn’t showing anything quite as fancy as that yet. Ryan and his team at Felix & Paul forged numerous partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and media conglomerates including Facebook, Google, Magic Leap, Samsung, Xiaomi, Fox and Comcast, and worked on projects with top brands and A-list talent such as NASA and Cirque du Soleil.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

I’ve been a big fan of the cute little Samsung Gear 360 camera since its first unveiling in the spring of 2016, and always recommend it to people inquiring about the best consumer-friendly 360 cameras out there.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

VRScout

Just this week, Magic Leap announced the company’s first sports partnership with the NBA and Turner, to bring in what they are calling, “the next generation of sports viewing and interactivity.”. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

Report Predicts AR and VR Headsets Shipments to Approach 100 Million by 2021

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Samsung confirmed at CES in January that its Oculus engineered Samsung Gear VR headset had passed an install base figure of 5 Million and more recently Google affirmed that it had shipped over 10 Million Cardboard viewers.

Over 20 Use Cases of Smart Glasses, VR Headsets, and Smartwatches at Airports

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Around the same time, Vueling, Iberia, and Air Berlin launched smartwatch boarding passes for early Pebble and Samsung smartwatches. In what became a successful use case, CVG installed counting sensors in its restrooms and gave housekeeping staff Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches with Hipaax’ TaskWatch platform. Very recently, Air New Zealand announced a partnership with Magic Leap and Framestore to develop MR content highlighting New Zealand as a travel destination.

Sundance 2019: Embody Tracks Movement To Center The Body

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It’ll be shown with Samsung Odyssey on Windows Mixed Reality. The company is also working on Magic Leap prototypes. Embody from Melissa Painter’s team at MAP Design Lab is being shown at Sundance 2019, featuring full body tracking with only a headset attached to the body.

Report: Apple AR Headset Coming In 2020 With Brand New OS

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It’s unclear if this device will support VR in any way, but the report does state that the company is using the HTC Vive for testing and that a device similar to Oculus and Samsung’s Gear VR using iPhone components is also being used (though isn’t intended to be sold). Florida-based Magic Leap, meanwhile, is rumored to be releasing an early version of its mysterious headset within the next few months.

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Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Magic Leap opened its first R&D center in Israel in 2015 and then strengthened its position through the acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup NorthBit. According to LinkedIn , around 100 people work at Magic Leap’s Israel office.

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The reality of VR/AR growth“VR will be big, AR will be bigger.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 saw part of its mobile VR ambitions literally go up in smoke, as the new Gear VR was designed to be compatible with that flagship device. Magic Leap also received a boatload of speculation about the tech it used to raise $1.4