The arrival of Magic Leap One is temptingly close and although the company has stored the final details for the launch day, this week some of the more important details found deep in the code on the Magic Leap website are found.  While Magic Leap's AR hardware will soon be here, two other companies have been rumored to be working on smart glasses that go in the same direction. Apple has added a new team member with AR hardware credentials and a background for creating immersive apps, while Snapchat has added new features to the mobile app that may eventually slip into its own Smartglass glasses.
Magic Leap A Field of View, Battery Life, & Memory Specs Leak
In the run-up to the launch of Magic Leap One, Magic Leap was skeptical of what the field of view (FoV) is for its first commercial product.
Now a developer noticed that the client-side source code of the FoV documentation (last month as a placeholder with the text "Coming soon!") Already contained the final text of the document in a commented-out block of the discount revealed the firmly held mystery.
We also have more information on how the Magic Leap One actually works while it's in use.
Read on to find out what the magic leap field of view is going to be, as well as its Batte Ry life and memory specifications …
REALITY BITES: Although 6D.ai's AR cloud platform is still in a closed beta phase. The company is keen to show what developers can do with occlusion, perseverance and multi-user experiences. With the 6Demo-God Challenge, the startup pays $ 1,000 for demos, which it can take on a sizzle role. Selected developers will also receive recognition as a 6D development partner and other benefits.
Apple Expands AR Team with Former DAQRI Designer
Apple continues to expand its Augmented Reality hardware and software team in stealth mode. The latest addition comes through the hiring of a former DAQRI user experience designer and a VR app developer.
Sterling Crispin first came to Apple in May at Variety as a prototyping researcher. Prior to joining Apple, Crispin released in 2017 the VR-mal-app Cyber Paint for Oculus Go, Daydream, GearVR and HTC Vive through its own development company. Prior to that, Crispin spent a little over two years with smart glassmaker DAQRI, first as artist-in-residence and then as lead UX designer.
Continue reading Crispin's Role in Apple's AR Fits Plans …
BITES REALITY: There are more opportunities to join Apple's AR team, with 36 posts referencing Augmented Reality on the company's job page. An interesting role is "Software Engineer, AR Technology Evangelist," a person who helps developers build AR experiences with ARKit and Metal 2.
Snapchat Expels Facebook with Voice Activated AR Experiences
Snapchat users are accustomed to raising their eyebrows or opening their mouths to activate augmented reality facial effects. Now they can use their voices as well.
On Wednesday, the voice-activated lenses appear in the carousel and occasionally appear from here occasionally.
REALITY BITES: Add Lockheed Martin to the list of manufacturers that Use AR in their establishments. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company's space department uses the Microsoft HoloLens and Scope AR software to train engineers and assist them in manufacturing processes.
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