Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Magic Leap finally shows off its secretive augmented reality goggles

Magic Leap finally shows off its secretive augmented reality goggles

AT&T has also signed on to be the exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap, which is created to use either WiFi or wireless data to connect to the internet.

The products won't be available in every AT&T mall kiosk, though.

Magic Leap has been developing its technology for several years, but when the company was found to be faking its tech demos many suggested that the product was destined to become vapourware.

We still don't know much, though: Magic Leap still hasn't said precisely how much the headset will cost.

Eye tracking and head tracking are both included, as well. Select AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will carry the mixed reality device. The "Lightwear" glasses have a unique look that stands out from other virtual reality headsets. The company has been showing off its "Creator Edition" product, a set of goggles and a portable, wearable computer to power them.

The company's Alan Kimball on a webcast the hardware includes a Parker system-on-chip, consisting of two ARM A57 cores, one dedicated to feeding graphics, while another is for game and app logic.

There'll be full support for Vulkan (which is recommended by Magic Leap), OpenGL 4.5 and OpenGL ES 3.1.

The firm was recently granted a patent for what appeared to be their AR glasses, sparking fresh rumours in summer 2017.

"We're designing and offering the future of entertainment and connectivity, and this exclusive arrangement-in combination with our 5G leadership position-will open up new opportunities and experiences", John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's wireless side, said in a statement.

This blends with natural light to produce more lifelike objects over real world settings. And the controller offers "six degrees of freedom" with a thumb-operated control pad.

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