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CES 2019: Wacom Showed Me the First Good Reason to Buy the Magic Leap Hype

Fields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two dimensions. For the past few years, Magic Leap’s mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real one we live in, but it’s Wacom who’s working on turning the hardware into a next-generation creative tool, and not just another expensive way to play games. Read More >>

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Seedling on Magic Leap Is the Most Relaxing Space Gardening Game You’ll Never Play

Testing out a new augmented reality game is typically hard enough. From the beginning, you’re thrust into a world that sort of looks and feels like reality, but inherently operates on a slightly different set of rules. But when you’re forced to play the same game on what is essentially a prototype headset, the line between hardware and software starts to blur in strange ways. Read More >>

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The Magic Leap Con

“Today, our world feels divided.” Rony Abovitz, CEO of the infamous mixed reality startup Magic Leap stood awkwardly on a circular stage, surrounded by hundreds of attendees of his company’s first developer conference, and first major public-facing event, eyeing a teleprompter, arms behind his back. “It feels broken,” he said. “Our new medium of spatial computing feels fresh. It doesn’t carry the baggage and negative headlines that are dominating the news today.” Read More >>

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Magic Leap’s Mysterious Headset is FINALLY Available for Pre-Order… But Only In the US For Now

Long threatened to be the next in a line of cool shit turned vaporware, Magic Leap’s headset, the device that will supposedly change how we perceive reality itself, is finally available for pre-order in some areas for developers and really big AR and VR nerds. Read More >>

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Magic Leap’s Secrecy Obsession Is Reportedly Making Devs Say Screw It

At some point, Magic Leap is going to have to let people play around with its ultra-secret mixed reality device. Dev kits are now shipping to select partners, so it would seem that time is now. But the chosen few are required to take extra security precautions that make it unlikely you’ll bump into one of the headsets at a party. Read More >>

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Magic Leap’s Cheapest Model Will be a Similar Price to High-End Smartphones

December saw Magic Leap finally unveil its first consumer product, after years of not actually producing anything we the public can get our hands on. If you're excited to get your hands on the augmented reality setup when it launches you might want to start saving your pennies now. From the sounds of things it won't be cheap. Read More >>

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10 Hyped Tech Companies, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on how the year went for some of the most attention-grabbing tech companies, ordered here conveniently from most screwed to least screwed. Read More >>

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We Need to Talk About Magic Leap’s Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that someone has actually touched with their actual hands. Magic Leap announced the Magic Leap One Creator Edition yesterday, and Rolling Stone quickly followed with a description of using the device. It’s a big wordy read, but it finally reveals exactly why the startup was able to get so much funding. This is augmented reality that actually interacts with your environment—it’s selling a whole new way of perceiving 3D virtual objects, and it requires some ugly ass goggles to do it. Read More >>

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This Is Magic Leap’s First Headset

For months, cryptic teases and rampant rumours have indicated that Magic Leap was planning some sort of big reveal related to its long overdue mixed reality headset was coming before the end of the year. On Tuesday, we finally got the look at the device we’ve been waiting for. Read More >>

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All of the Crazy Shit in This Pitch for a Magic Leap Event 

As recently as September, ultra-secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap entertained holding a splashy event to reveal more about its mysterious technology, according to a confidential document detailing a proposed event concept obtained by Gizmodo. The document outlines a pitch for a strange live-streamed office tour, complete with product-revealing Easter eggs, nods at various Magic Leap partners, and a handful of very famous people to bump into. Read More >>

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Magic Leap Ensnared in Lawsuit That Accuses Company of Sexism and Misleading Marketing

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product’s capabilities. Read More >>

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This Is Reportedly the Magic Leap Prototype and It Has a Long Way to Go

Back in December, former employees of the super-secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap were circulating rumours that the company was way behind on its goals. Unless the plan is for users to wear a Ghostbusters-style proton pack, it certainly looks like that is true. Read More >>

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Let’s Check in on the Super-Hyped $4.5 Billion Startup That Still Hasn’t Released a Product

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is one of the most-hyped businesses in tech, but after five years and $1.4 billion in funding from behemoths like Google and Alibaba, the notoriously secretive company still hasn’t released a product. A new report from The Information now peeks behind the curtain and reveals that Magic Leap is in much worse shape than its bluster suggests. Read More >>

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So, What Happened to the Mysterious Google Magic?

Google's new Pixel phone was leaked before it was announced yesterday by US network provider Verizon, ostensibly by accident, listing Google Magic as one of the phone’s primary features. Today, Google announced the Pixel and a host of other products, but the company didn’t say anything about Google Magic. Verizon also removed “Google Magic” from the Pixel specs on its business site, where it was previously listed. Read More >>

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Magic Leap AR Star Wars Experience Will Bring R2-D2 to Your Living Room

Despite gathering a ridiculous $1.39 billion in funding, few people beyond its developers and investors know the specifics of what augmented reality specialist Magic Leap is up to. But today, we got a Star Wars-powered glimpse of what the technology is capable of. And blimey, it looks impressive. Read More >>