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

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” As first reported by Variety , the job listing specifies that candidates will also be tasked with “implementing high-performance, production quality AR and computer vision algorithms, and designing and building the Magic Leap mobile SDK.” Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Raises $280M from Japanese Telecom NTT DOCOMO

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Magic Leap, one of the most well-funded startups in history, just took on a $280 million investment from Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO. As Japan’s largest mobile operator, Docomo is slated to be Magic Leap’s exclusive telecommunications partner in Japan.

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.

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. The browser is built on Mozilla’s Servo engine technology, the company’s high-performance browser engine designed for both application and embedded use.

Magic Leap Takes on Funding from Media Company Axel Springer

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German media company Axel Springer today announced that it has taken part in a new round of financing of Magic Leap. ” Exactly what that means for Magic Leap’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One , we’re not entirely sure.

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 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. Also missing from the launch reveal is any specificity regarding the headset’s purportedly novel display technology.

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.

Lawsuit Alleges Nreal Founder Copied Ideas After Leaving Magic Leap

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Well-funded augmented reality startup Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against competing startup Nreal and its founder Chi Xu. ” Magic Leap’s lawsuit also points to similarities in the fonts used by the companies. AR lawsuit Magic Leap Nreal

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. Image Credit: Magic Leap / Funomena.

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 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.

The Future of Fashion: Magic Leap One Street-Style As You Never Imagined

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When the Magic Leap One (ML1) originally shipped and went to market, I eagerly tried the headset the first moment I could. Just like technology, fashion updates, upgrades and changes almost at lightspeed. News AR Fashion Magic Leap VR wearables

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.

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.

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

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Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Researchers Reveal "Deep SLAM" Tracking Algorithm.

Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

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For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. SEE ALSO New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control. AR Investment Magic Leap News Bits magic leap magic leap series d

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.”

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.

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.

New Magic Leap Video Tells Us Nothing About What the Company Is Working On

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Born out of the founder’s lifetime love affair with sci-fi, surrealism, and a fortuitous road trip across the US, the story of Magic Leap’s founding reads like a beat generation novel about discovering magic in ordinary experiences. image courtesy Magic Leap.

#SXSW2019 – Magic Leap and FLOOD

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Mixed Reality creates a magical soundscape at South by Southwest. In a side area, there is a substantial line waiting to try out Magic Leap Click To Tweet. They are Magic Leap. Magic Leap is here at SXSW with FLOOD magazine.

Magic Leap Powers MR Catwalk At London Fashion Week

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“I’ve weaved in Three’s 5G fueled mixed reality technology to create something exceptional for the catwalk and it is an honour to debut it with Lennon Gallagher in Friday’s London Fashion Week MA show.”. News 5g VR London Fashion Week Magic Leap Mixed Reality Three

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick. Air New Zealand is excited to bring innovative, emerging technology to our.

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

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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.

AR Glasses For Diabetics: Magic Leap Considers ‘Glucose Monitoring’ Eyewear

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According to a patent released last week by the US Patent and Trademark Office, AR startup Magic Leap has begun exploring the concept of smart glasses that can “monitor glucose levels over time” along with other vitals. Image Credit: Magic Leap / Jang-Ung Park & UNIST.

GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT

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Attendees will understand what mixed reality really is and the challenges faced that AI will help solve for this new emerging technology. The post GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT appeared first on Road to VR.

AT&T Expands Partnership with Magic Leap to Focus on Enterprise AR, Promises Nationwide 5G by 2020

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With CES in full swing, it seemed like Magic Leap would have little to announce at the major tech event, but it turns out that one of its partners has weighed in with a rather substantial update regarding the company.

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.

Watch Magic Leap’s Dev Conference Keynote Live Here @ 9 AM PT Today

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Magic Leap’s first developer conference, L.E.A.P. The company is livestreaming its keynote today, which will feature a number Magic Leap partners including speakers from Weta Workshop, AT&T, Unity, Epic Games, and ILMxLAB.

New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control

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A new video of Magic Leap’s augmented reality tech in action was shown at a conference in China today. On stage at the event, Magic Leap CMO Brian Wallace had a one-on-one discussion with Alibaba CMO Chris Tung (Alibaba is one of Magic Leap’s major investors ).

Magic Leap Reveals Partnership With The NBA

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed a new partnership during Recode’s Code Media conference. Details were sparse, but Silver and Abovitz revealed plans to experiment with Magic Leap’s technology as a way to enjoy professional basketball.

ILMxLab’s John Gaeta Joins Magic Leap as Senior VP of Creative Strategies

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John Gaeta, known for his work as visual effects supervisor on The Matrix trilogy and for launching Lucasfilm’s immersive media branch ILMxLab , is joining the mysterious augmented reality start-up Magic Leap. ILMxLabs Magic Leap News ilm John Gaeta lucasfilms magic leap xlabs

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).

H&M x Moschino Team Up With Magic Leap For AR Fashion Show Experience

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Thanks to a collaboration by Magic Leap, H&M, Moschino, and Warpin Media, guests were able to interact with the eclectic collection through an unforgettable eight minute immersive fashion experience following the traditional runway show.

Mimesys Brings Its Version of Augmented Reality Video Calling to Magic Leap via Intel RealSense

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The release of Avatar Chat for Magic Leap One and Spatial for HoloLens during the fourth quarter of 2018 appeared to revolutionize video calling via augmented reality.