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  • Humanity Is On The Brink In Naked Sun, Coming To PC Later This Month And to PlayStation VR later this year,
  • Facebook Begins Testing AR Ads In The News Feed

    Facebook wants to prepare you for the upcoming holiday shopping by introducing AR advertisements into your news feed. Facebook is rolling out a brand-new feature that will let you to try on new clothes, check out a new accessories, or place furniture in your home, all through the power of AR. The social media giant

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  • Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor
    Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

    Following four years of development, Magic Leap announced today that it will begin shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition to developers this summer — a window that began on June 21, 2018 and will end on September 22, 2018. The company also confirmed that it is using an Nvidia Tegra X2 multi-core processor inside the unit’s wearable puck-shaped computer housing, LightPack.

    Magic Leap’s use of the Tegra X2 means that the spatial computer’s total horsepower will be substantially ahead of the Nintendo Switch console, which uses a Tegra X1. Alan Kimball, the company’s lead of developer technology strategy, explained that the hardware includes a Parker system-on-chip consisting of two ARM A57 CPU cores that are fully available to developers, a Denver “special use case” CPU core, and a 256 CUDA-core Pascal GPU. One of the ARM cores is dedicated to feeding graphics, while another is for game and app logic; it appears that Magic Leap is reserving additional Tegra X2 cores for operating system overhead.

    A 64-bit Linux-based OS called Lumin is the underlying software architecture, with a unified memory system that developers are allowed to partition as they need. The company declined to say how much memory the device will include, but suggested that no one has yet complained about limitations. It also mentioned that each of the cores has different energy consumption and performance characteristics, and developers will have the ability to choose between cores depending on their needs. Magic Leap previously promised “several hours” of battery life, depending on the apps in use.

    Full OpenGL 4.5 support will be included to run PC graphics code directly; OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan support are also included, though Magic Leap strongly suggests using Vulkan for optimal performance. Unity support is already running, and Unreal Engine 4 support is coming.

    Developers should target between 400,000 to 800,000 triangles total — half as many per eye — at reasonable frame rates, depending on the shaders, particle effects, and physics that are being used. Unlike traditional games, though, developers won’t have to worry about rendering backgrounds, which the real world will provide, so the polygons can be used exclusively for objects and characters.

    Colman Bryant, lead interaction and experience designer at Magic Leap, also demonstrated how the system can track ungloved hands without controllers for gesture input. A real room was shown with a live overlay of a virtual mesh grid, enabling a user’s pinch gestures to place objects within the space. Individual fingers and joints can apparently be tracked, as well as block, fist, and other full-hand gestures. Eye tracking and head tracking are both included as well.

    Magic Leap One’s software automatically determines the actual surfaces within the room, then displays 3D digital objects that — at least in initial demos — look noticeably less realistic than the latest ARKit apps Apple has shown off. A cartoony golem demo called Dodge showed a monster popping out of a sofa and kitchen counter, throwing rocks, and pounding on the surface underneath.

    To load content onto the Magic Leap One, you can either use a

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  • Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 Taking To The Track With New Augmented Reality Features For once you'll actually want a flat spot.
  • Toshiba Introduce AR Ordering System for Smartglasses The xPick module will join the dynaEdge system for Toshiba smartglasses.
  • Bebylon: Battle Royale Moves into Beta Phase Further details emerge about upcoming baby-based battle royale VR title.
  • AT&T Invests in Magic Leap, With In-store Demos Confirmed Stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will be the first to offer customers a demo.
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  • RAF Launches Free AR App To Mark The Royal Air Force’s Centenary.

    Experience the historic London RAF flypast from the comfort of your garden. Today marks the Royal Air Force (RAF) centenary, and to celebrate the momentous occasion a historic flypast was conducted directly over Buckingham Palace. This was by far the largest concentration of military aircraft seen over the UK capital in recent memory. The festive

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  • Track Lab Drops the Beat and the Launch Date Make music in virtual reality as Track Lab heads to PlayStation VR in August.
  • Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming
    Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming

    We’ll finally (finally!) have a chance to try out the much-anticipated Magic Leap One for ourselves via in-store demos in the future.

    The augmented reality headset will be getting demo stations at AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco once it’s been launched for consumers, the company announced today. Furthermore, AT&T will be the exclusive wireless distributor of the device, which will be able to use either WiFi or wireless data to connect to the internet.

    To be clear, then, it sounds like this refers specifically to when Magic Leap One launches as a full consumer product, which may not be this year. A Creator Edition of the kit will be shipping it out to “qualified designers and developers” later this year, though.

    Magic Leap One is a pair of goggles that project virtual images into the real world and is controlled with a remote-like controller. The company behind the kit has slowly been trickling out more information about it over the course of the year, recently confirming that the device is designed for indoor use. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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  • NextVR to Live Broadcast two International Champions Cup Matches in July The broadcaster will also showcase ten on-demand highlights.
  • Mario Kart VR Heads To London’s O2 Arena This Summer
    Mario Kart VR Heads To London’s O2 Arena This Summer

    You know that Mario Kart VR experience that’s only available in Japan and is making every non-Japanese VR fan jealous? It’s finally heading elsewhere.

    Namco Bandai will bring Mario Kart Arcade GP to its VR Zone installation inside London’s O2 Arena next month, it’s been revealed. The experience will be available on August 3rd. The VR Zone is located inside the Hollywood Bowl and already features experiences like Argyle Shift and Hospital Escape Terror.

    Mario Kart VR offers you the chance to pull on an HTC Vive and jump into the world of Nintendo’s beloved karting franchise. Speeding alongside the likes of Mario and Bowser, you gather items and hurl them are opponents whilst dodging obstacles. It’s the only Nintendo IP to currently be available in VR.

    Sadly, there’s no word on bringing the experience to the US right now, although it will arrive at other UK VR Zone locations including Tunbridge Wells and Leeds later down the line.

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  • Mario Kart VR Crashes Into London [Updated] HTC Vive announces that the Mario Kart VR experience will be coming to the O2 Hollywood Bowl in London.
  • Asgard, Knowhere And More Invade Marvel: Powers United VR
    Asgard, Knowhere And More Invade Marvel: Powers United VR

    Thor’s homeworld and the Guardians of the Galaxy’s local watering hole are two of the new levels announced for Marvel: Powers United VR today.

    Asgard, the mythical realm of Norse gods, Knowhere, found inside the head of a dead celestial and the frozen lands of Jotunheim are all going to be in the game when it launches on July 26th. Agard’s level will be set inside Odin’s Throne Room, lined with golden walls and pillars and, yes a throne that we do not recommend trying to sit on.

    Knowhere, meanwhile offers its grubby market stalls as a location for space scraps. We’re sure darting through the area as Rocket Raccoon will be something a lot of Marvel fans want to try out. On the other hand, Jotunheim’s arctic wastes will mean I’ll have to keep spellcheck on when I’m reviewing the game for sure.

    Other locations confirmed for Powers United right now include Wakanda and Sakaar. We’re looking forward to putting out boots on the ground in these famous locations in the next few weeks.

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