Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

Road to VR

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’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

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Magic Leap today released a blogpost detailing more motivation behind building Mica, the company’s upcoming AI announced at Leap Con last year. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design.

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.

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

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Forget Jedi training and duels with Darth Vader; the most important Star Wars AR app just released. 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.

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.” ” Magic Leap has raised a staggering $1.4

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

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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. We reached out to Magic Leap asking why it had chosen some of these studios over lesser-known applicants. Medicalholodeck uses 3D scans of the body for education and surgeon training, for example.

This Is What Tech Reviewers Think of the Magic Leap One After Spending Time with the Finished Product

Next Reality AR

The hype train that left the station years ago has reached its first stop, and now we finally have access to the Magic Leap One, the device many have claimed would revolutionize the augmented reality space at launch.

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. The same technology applied to first-person games like this may help train soldiers in combat.

Spatial Computing: Bigger Than Magic Leap

Robert Scoble

I blame this all on Magic Leap’s founder, Rony Abovitz. They, Magic Leap, even further defined the term. Yes, Magic Leap is the most advanced at the moment. Tribe X, a new DJ in VR training company.

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. Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. And this year, Lowe’s extended its use of mixed reality to employee training and rolled out more XR experiences aimed at solving customers’ challenges.

Leaping Into the AR Magicverse?

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Magic Leap finally materializes into a product some of us can actually buy, yet the real test will be whether developers take the bait. There’s only so much “we know something you don’t know” you can take before it starts to become annoying, but Magic Leap simply would not take a hint.

Ecuador Is Launching A VR Training Program Supported By The World Bank

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Immersive training has the potential to make a huge impact on Ecuador’s education system. He sites an experimental study in China that the project draws from which showed a 30% increase in test results across the board from students using VR and AR training techniques.

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. Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements. By Tom Emrich. Highlights.

Wearable Technologies 2017: Year in Review, from Glass Enterprise Edition to ARKit

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Augmented and Virtual Reality made further headway in enterprise, especially for design collaboration, assembly instructions, and training.

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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This is a training tool for nursing students which allows them to interact with holographic patients and experience common medical scenarios they might not otherwise be exposed to. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

This Is What A Mixed Reality Hard Hat Looks Like

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Not only can you plan work more efficiently, but you can also train workers and compare plans against tasks completed. News Construction HoloLens Industrial Microsoft Training TrimbleA Microsoft-endorsed hard hat solution lets construction workers use holograms on site.

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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I guess they will steal some ideas from Magic Leap and provide a more comfortable headset (more cushions) and more customization options (more accessories to fit it on your nose, support for prescription lenses, etc…). The time has come.

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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Magic Leap makes you look like a Minion, and even though I personally think the HoloLens looks much cooler (hey, what can I say, I’m a geek) I will also admit that it feels on the heavy side after prolonged use. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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FRL is releasing interesting material for AI training. Facebook Reality Labs , the research center of Facebook, is releasing opensource some tools that it has created to train AI agents in virtual reality. When you have to train an intelligent agent for the real world (e.g.

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Magic Leap has created lots of hype, but in the end it is just a dev-kit). Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018.

AR+VR Weekly: Huawei’s AR glasses, VR Black Friday and VR footwear by Google

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Meanwhile, Walmart is using VR to train its staff for the upcoming Black Friday madness. AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon ( Next Reality ). Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects ( Road to VR ).

AR Glasses You’d Be Happy To Be Caught Dead In

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Magic Leap makes you look like a Minion, and even though I personally think the HoloLens looks much cooler (hey, what can I say, I’m a geek), I will admit that you begin to feel the considerable weight of the device after prolonged use.

Noctvrnal: audio in AR/VR is 51% of the experience

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This is especially important in the military, training, and therapy realms, and we draw from our background in psychoacoustics in order to design these systems. So, how the audio for an AR/VR training experience should be designed? Helena playing around with Magic Leap One.

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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In my spare time, I enjoy training and running full marathons around the world and playing games on my PSVR. Meleap (pronounced “may-leap”) is a combination of the words “Merry” and “Leap”. As platforms for LBAR is conceptually better Hololens or Magic Leap?

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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The journalists that have tried it, have said that it is a great product : the foveated rendering applications work like a charm and the analytics offered by eye tracking are fundamental for training applications.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Several companies went through the bidding process, including HoloLens’s biggest competitor, Magic Leap, but it was Microsoft who ultimately won the bid to partner with the Army as a non-traditional defense contractor.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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Meanwhile, we’re still looking to mysterious MR competitor Magic Leap to deliver some solid competition. One of the most well known mixed reality devices, Microsoft’s HoloLens, has had a pretty good year.

Frooxius talks us about the development of amazing VR metaverse Neos

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We are also offering commercial licenses for businesses and schools and some companies are already using it , like Czech branch of SIEMENS for visualization and employee training, or the Czech PwC exploring its use. I had the great opportunity to interview Tomáš Marian?ík,

Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

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Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are changing everything from training to marketing and storytelling. By Daniel Fraga, VR/AR Designer at Somewhere Else innovation agency. You don’t only think with your mind. Your notebook is part of your thinking.

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing

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Lyft drivers would access this information through an AR headset, such as a Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, or Magic Leap, which would place the digital content directly in the view of the Lyft driver, or through an AR enabled smartphone.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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MAGIC LEAP, THE NOTORIOUSLY SECRETIVE STARTUP, STEPS INTO SPOTLIGHT. Magic Leap has raised $1.5B Boldly equating Magic Leap to a “baby Apple” (a reference to their end-to-end approach making not only the hardware but also software, chips, sensors, UI, electronics, etc.)

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

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It was a multiplayer training experience about work safety where I (the trainer) could do the experience in VR and all other people could watch me while I did it. It felt like magic. Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic trip to Taiwan together with my Chinese assistant Miss S.

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The mixed messages of Microsoft’s Hololens2: very few corporate use cases and lots of limitations

Robert Scoble

That’s the magic of augmented reality. And even if it was being used for, say, training, or tracking of parts, that use case requires millions of dollars of custom software to be written. Magic Leap does, and that was the core reason investors gave Magic Leap $2 billion. And I’m told by optics experts that the accomodation and vergence handling isn’t nearly as good as in Magic Leap. [link].

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

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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. They had at least two HoloLens units and multiple employees trained on using the device. Contrast that with Magic Leap One, where you wear AR goggles and a belt-mounted computer, then carry a remote control in one hand.

Escaping Into Virtuality

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We’ve seen compelling use cases emerge for AR, VR and MR across education , industry, retail and training, as well as the increased acceptance of it as an art form, with festivals all over the world dedicating space to showcasing VR strands.

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The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

The Ghost Howls

So, I leave now the mic to the great Ash, that will guide you inside the magical world of AR porn. (Ah, Magic Leap has stated in their guidebook that adult content is not allowed on the device.