Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

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Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. The company’s deep pockets funded the release of Magic Leap 1, an AR headset targeted at developers, enterprise, and anyone with $2,300 to spare. A meeting was also allegedly held between Facebook and Magic Leap, however Facebook was uninterested in acquiring Magic Leap at the time.

Magic Leap's Latest Lumin OS & SDK Releases Focus on Features for Enterprise Customers

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A year and change into its shift towards enterprise customers, Magic Leap has updated Lumin OS and the corresponding Lumin SDK with some key prerequisites for the business sector.

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Magic Leap Reportedly Exploring The Possibility Of $10 Billion Sale

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Magic Leap is reportedly working closely with a financial advisor on exploring options to keep the doors of the AR startup open. If sold, Magic Leap could potentially receive more than $10 billion according to an unidentified source. Back in 2015, Magic Leap released a teaser video showcasing what owners of the Magic Leap One headset could expect out of the experience. This did little to discourage Magic Leap, however.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy. Magic Leap Horizons originally developed TRACER as part of the US Army’s Augmented Reality Dismounted Soldier Training (ARDST) project.

Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development

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Magic Leap has released a new set of development components in a ‘Magic Leap Toolkit’ (MLTK) which includes a slew of pre-built tools which aim to make it easier for creators to bring their AR vision to life without needing to re-think the basics. The MLTK, available now for developers working in Unity , offers up a range of pre-built tools which take some of the heavy lifting out of building AR apps for the Magic Leap headset.

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

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Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making. This morning that same headset, now referred to as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition , became available for purchase in the U.S. Magic Leap One Creator Edition features a variety of out-of-the-box core applications to get creators off and running.

VIDEO: Our First Hands-On Impressions Of Magic Leap One

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We just had a chance to go hands-on with Magic Leap One and captured our introduction to the device with video showing about 15 minutes of very early impressions. I’ll need a little more time to digest what I experienced for a full written report but, in the meantime, you can check out the video below showing my initial interactions. During the last minute or so I offer a view through the lenses of Magic Leap One. AR Magic Leap Magic Leap One

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. Magic Leap has been in development of an AR headset, which has garnered significant anticipation thanks to the company’s massive trove of venture funding (totaling more than $2 billion) and years of concept videos , celebrity endorsements , and guarded teasing.

Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens

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“You can create conditions, record video and world data, and export it all back straight into the editor.” ” The next version of the tool will be made for AR devices like Magic Leap and HoloLens. That, too, is coming to wearable AR headsets like HoloLens and Magic Leap. ” The post Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens appeared first on UploadVR.

First Magic Leap One Apps Finally Revealed

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Today’s launch of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition may seem like it’s all about the hardware, but you’ll need stuff to actually play and watch on your new headset too. Alongside the launch of the $2,295 AR headset today, Magic Leap revealed the first five experiences that customers will get to try out. Based on the video above, that’s even some interactive elements involved. AR Magic Leap Magic Leap One

BBC Launches ‘Micro Kingdoms’ Experience for Magic Leap, Narrated by Stephen Fry

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BBC Studios and AR/VR studio PRELOADED today launched BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses, the interactive documentary for Magic Leap 1. Although originally slated to launch in Fall 2019 , the experience is arriving today on Magic Leap 1 headsets. According to a behind-the-scenes video (linked below), the virtual invertebrate stars of the app were created using photo and video references sourced from BBC’s Natural History Unit.

Magic Leap to Partner with NBA to Bring Basketball to AR, Shaq’s Massive Head Fits in Headset

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz took the stage at the Code Media conference last night to talk a little bit more about the company’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. While we now know the headset will probably cost the same as a premium computer , Abovitz also co-announced with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that Magic Leap would be collaborating with the NBA and Turner to develop an AR app for the headset.

Magic Leap Takes Nreal to Court Over Trade Secrets Theft

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In a legal brief entered on Monday, Florida-based startup Magic Leap has filed suit against the founder of Nreal, a former employee of Magic Leap, claiming that the company's Nreal Light smartglasses were built using Magic Leap's intellectual property. Video: "Magic Leap alleges herein that the overall pace of.

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. ” Then he left and founded Nreal with contacts in China, the suit alleges, and he “wrongfully used and disclosed to Nreal and its collaborators the confidential and proprietary information to which he obtained access as a former Magic Leap employee.” AR lawsuit Magic Leap Nreal

Magic Leap experience on the Vive Focus?

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There is all this hype for Magic Leap in these days, but so few people can try it, because it costs too much and ships only in selected regions. I wanted to make the Magic Leap experience available to more people, that’s why I’ve made a Magic Leap One emulator for the Vive Focus. Look at the video… Yeah, of course, I was kidding. I know that Magic Leap One is actually a good device.

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. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which launched two years prior. Magic Leap magic leap one magic leap one hands on magic leap one preview magic leap one review

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. The post H&M x Moschino Team Up With Magic Leap For AR Fashion Show Experience appeared first on VRScout. News AR AR Fashion Augmented Reality H&M Magic Leap Moschino

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?” ” and he answered with “ You are going to tell me in a while “ And then, as a magician, he took out a Magic Leap One and let me try it. The three component of the Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Drops Video Teaser for Game of Thrones Experience

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There are only three more episodes of Game of Thrones left before the saga is over, but Magic Leap is capitalizing on the series' popularity while it still can. As we've reported in recent weeks, Magic Leap is giving demos of its augmented reality headset at select AT&T stores around the country using its "Dead Must Die" experience, which draws from the Game of Thrones universe.

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. We are working towards bringing the live NBA game experience to Magic Leap One. Livestream of the talk is below: Tagged with: Magic Leap Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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. The Madefire platform isn’t a mere app that runs on the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, the development version of Florida-based Magic Leap’s AR glasses that sells for $2,300.

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. Since the beginning, Magic Leap has been a masterful tease. Captured by Road to VR, image courtesy Magic Leap. Captured by Road to VR, image courtesy Magic Leap.

BBC Earth’s New AR App Brings Ants And Spiders Into Your Living Room On Magic Leap

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The BBC’s latest AR experiment brings exotic ants and spiders into your living room, provided you have a Magic Leap. BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses is a collaboration between the British organization, developer Preloaded and Magic Leap itself. ” But that’s not all; the teams also gathered for this Making Of video to talk about the project. ” Micro Kingdoms: Senses is available on Magic Leap from today.

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. ” And after Magic Leap’s latest video, we still don’t have a clear idea what that future is. image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap News magic leap magic leap history Rony Abovitz

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 ). Part way through the discussion Wallace introduced a new video showing off the experience of Magic Leap’s mysterious augmented reality tech.

Magic Leap Conference Videos Dive Deeper into Medical, Audio, & AR Cloud Uses for Magic Leap One

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It turns out that attending the L.E.A.P. conference last month may have mostly been best for demoing the Magic Leap One in person, as the company has now uploaded the majority of the insider panels held at the event in Los Angeles. Don't Miss: Moschino & H&M Harness the Power of Magic Leap One to Intro Augmented Reality.

Insomniac Launches ‘Seedling’, Magic Leap One’s First Paid App

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Insomniac Games, the minds behind Rift titles Edge of Nowhere (2016) , The Unspoken (2017), and upcoming open-world adventure Stormland, today released their first AR experience for Magic Leap One. Rather, the meditative nature of the app seems more like a great demonstration of Magic Leap’s spatial computing technology, similar to Tónandi , rather than a paid app with a real chance at snagging major revenue.”

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap. On Thursday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of the Belgium-based startup that allows Magic Leap One users to engage in real-time telepresence conference calls using volumetrically captured avatars representing their real bodies.

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. In a recently granted patent (filed in 2015), the Magic Leap showed a small form-factor headset, that while not entirely fashionable, looks to fit the description provided to Bloomberg.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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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. But it’s a long road still ahead, and I guess I’m wondering what can you say about Magic Leap’s ability to be there for the long haul for devs. We didn’t build it just to do Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Launches Cheddar Video News Channel on Magic Leap One

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The team at Magic Leap just got a millennial-style boost with the announcement that financial news network Cheddar is coming to the Magic Leap One. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Avatar Chat, Remote Virtual Meetings in AR Have Arrived Included in that tweet was a brief video from Magic Leap's YouTube channel that serves as a kind of commercial for what it will be like to watch Cheddar on the Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Reveals Plan to Offer Cheddar Video News Channel on Magic Leap One

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The team at Magic Leap just got a millennial-style boost with the announcement that financial news network Cheddar is coming to the Magic Leap One. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Avatar Chat, Remote Virtual Meetings in AR Have Arrived Included in that tweet was a brief video from Magic Leap's YouTube channel that serves as a kind of commercial for what it will be like to watch Cheddar on the Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

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If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. But there’s one question that we’ve constantly had on our minds over the past few years: what actually is Magic Leap? With long-awaited launch of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition now upon us, we’re finally able to answer that question. What Is Magic Leap One?

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. According to Backchannel , a young tech publication owned by WIRED Media Group, Magic Leap is seeking a Series D financing, and though it hasn’t closed yet, Alibaba will lead the round (as it did in the company’s Series C). SEE ALSO New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control.

Watch the ‘Real’ Magic Leap Whale Take Flight in ‘Helio’ Web Experiment

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Back in 2016, Magic Leap released a video clip of a breaching augmented reality whale as a backdrop to their freshly redesigned website, something meant to grab the attention of prospective investors, developers, and consumers alike. Now, through Magic Leap’s Helio browser, we can finally see what an augmented reality whale actually looks like running on Magic Leap One. Magic Leap News magic leap magic leap helio magic leap whale

Quick Start Video Guide for Magic Leap

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If you’re lucky enough to use EON Reality’s AR and VR solutions on a Magic Leap device , we’ve got a brand new Quick Start Guide just for you. To get started on your XR journey, you’ll need a Magic Leap device as well as a smartphone for authentication.

VIDEO: See Networked Multiplayer With Magic Leap One

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Impressive videos posted this week show one of the best demonstration yet for why Magic Leap calls its technology mixed reality. One 45-second clip posted by JJ Castillo shows several Magic Leap One users connecting for a networked multiplayer game despite each of them being in different physical locations. The video shows a player in a room visited by simplistic avatars of Magic Leap One players who are physically elsewhere in the world.