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.

ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission

Next Reality AR

On Tuesday, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to show himself and fellow crew member Andrew Morgan (representing NASA) using the Magic Leap One to train an upcoming mission. The tradition of using cutting edge technology to prepare for missions in space, in this case, augmented reality, continues with a new team of international astronauts slated to board the International Space Station (ISS) later this year.

Magic Leap CEO: “we are making mini-production test runs of our first system”

Road to VR

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

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

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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

Next Reality AR

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.

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?

Tech Trends VR

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

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.

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.

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.

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.

Escaping Into Virtuality

Tech Trends VR

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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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.

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

Tech Trends VR

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.

Meta Company’s Meron Gribetz Recounts Path From TED Talk To Bank Sale

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Here’s how that TED talk came together, according to Stuart McFaul , the same marketing representative who worked with Gribetz to arrange a call with me this week: Challenge: Meta was an unknown AR company competing against Microsoft’s Hololens and Google-funded Magic Leap. He led his tailored team on every aspect of launch events including all PR, social media, communications and advertising, along with presentation development and training.

Vaunt Is Intel’s Smart Glasses That Don’t Make You Look Stupid

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Intel is making smart glasses that you wouldn’t be ashamed to wear on the train. This isn’t an AR headset that projects realistic 3D models into the real world as with Magic Leap or HoloLens, but instead a simple information-provider that tries not to get in your way.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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One of the most extensive training grounds for nurturing young Israeli talent is military service. 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.

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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.)

Sundance New Frontier Announces 2019 Line-Up

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Fusing documentary-realism with magic-realism, and true and fictionalized stories with poetry and dreams. Sundance Film Festival has revealed their 2019 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibition.

Current Concerns of the XR Community

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Do engineers have to turn into IT specialists and 3D artists to create AR training apps? ROI – Does XR training really work? What’s the cost of creating a VR training session, including hardware and software? How do you measure the quality and success of XR training?

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The collaboration platform is device agnostic (so you could use a Microsoft Hololens while communicating with someone wearing an Oculus Rift), and the B2B company is focusing on the training and education space. VIRTUAL TRAINING PUT TO THE REAL WORLD TEST – ON A CRANE.

AR+VR Weekly: AR/VR headset surge, smartglasses go North with Thalmic Labs and Shopify pushes AR to 600,000 stores

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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: AR/VR headset surge, Shopify pushes AR to 600,000 stores and Walmart’s massive VR training rollout.

This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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San Francisco, CA) – creates magical pets for XR, like pet dragons or unicorns, that will become your faithful digital companions. Each female founder has been paired with complementary women leaders from companies such as Google, Magic Leap, Norwest Venture Partners, and Warner Bros.,

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Iger also said he spends his Tuesday afternoons wearing a some kind of head-mounted device at the Disney engineering lab (prompting speculation that he’s referencing their partnership with Magic Leap , which was announced back in June). DOCTORS IN OHIO USE VR TO TRAIN FOR TRAUMA CARE.

What it’s like to View XR Through Varjo, the World’s First Human-Eye Resolution Headset

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Last Monday, I walked three blocks uphill on Mason St in San Francisco to the Fairmont Hotel to demo a stealth product that had been touted to me as one of the biggest advancements in XR tech this side of Magic Leap.

Eminem, Volumetric VR And More Lead Sundance’s 2019 New Frontier Line-Up

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Fusing documentary-realism with magic-realism, and true and fictionalized stories with poetry and dreams. Walden / Switzerland (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Zimmermann, Producer: Aline Schmid) — A fir tree in an Austrian forest is felled and processed into wooden slats, which are then transported by train, boat and truck into the Brazilian rainforest.

How Brain-Computer Interfaces Can Deliver On VR’s Promises

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Meta is working on an AR headset, which puts them in the same league as Microsoft and Magic Leap. Consider two distinct gamers: one who creates magic and casts spells using her mind, and another who performs the same actions using analog buttons on a handheld controller.

The CEO of CGTrader gives us great insights on the 3D models market and VR

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We are a stock 3D models marketplace , where designers share and sell more than 640,000 models for everything from VR, games, architectural visualizations, video production, AI training, to 3D printing. Do you know CGTrader ?

HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company.

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AWE EU 2018 Recap: Go XR or Go Extinct

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We hope you came away from the event with a picture of yourself wearing the Magic Leap One (or at least a selfie with a dancing painted avatar), a signed copy of Charlie Fink’s book Metaverse, plenty of new contacts, knowledge and inspiration, and new immersive experiences.

7Invensun will provide eye-tracking for many worldwide XR devices

The Ghost Howls

They have an enormous database of eye images and are training the AI to solve this issue. Eye tracking will probably be available only in next-gen HoloLens (and is already present in Magic Leap One ), so having a solution that can upgrade the 50000 existing Hololens is interesting.

What I’ve learned at the EBU Digital Media Days 2018

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Regarding the former, he talked about an experience they made with a boxeur: they had to shoot a volumetric recoding of his training for a 40 seconds trailer video.

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AWE EU 2018: Day 1 Main Stage Recap

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In between, there were constant hallway Magic Leap demos, product announcements and initiative launches, attendees from over 50 countries navigating the five different tracks of the program, and hundreds of new AR/VR experiences in the Expo Hall.

Wearable and Immersive Tech and the Female Workforce

EnterpriseWear

This is problematic, as those sectors desperately need to find and train the next generation of workers and can’t afford to ignore half the population. Implications for high-stakes, hazardous job training in VR). If a female worker has to stop a VR training simulation due to motion sickness, will she be able to get the training she needs? As a new training medium, XR is going to be crucial for filling millions of vacant positions in the workforce.

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

EnterpriseWear

More recently, the use of wearable augmented and virtual reality devices by airport and airline technicians to train, perform maintenance, and receive remote support has gained traction. Very recently, Air New Zealand announced a partnership with Magic Leap and Framestore to develop MR content highlighting New Zealand as a travel destination. In the last few months, both Philippine Airlines and Lufthansa have revealed they’re using VR for training.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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Magic Leap kicks off the month with the announcement of an enormous $794 million fundraising round, backed by Alibaba. In November 2015, UploadVR.com marked its first birthday at the dawn of the consumer VR age.