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Facebook's future: first destroy Snapchat, then own reality -

It was the most unintentionally depressing moment of Facebook's F8 conference: Mark Zuckerberg, talking excitedly about the functionality of the social network's new Camera Effects platform: “you can add a second coffee mug, so it looks like you're not ...and more »

Facebook's Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone - WIRED

When Hussein Mehanna showed off a new incarnation of Facebook's Big Blue App back in November, it seemed a tiny improvement—at least on the surface. The app could transform a photo from your cousin's wedding into a Picasso or a Van Gogh or a Warhol, a ...and more »

Five Things to Know About Facebook's Huge Augmented Reality Fantasy - Gizmodo

Facebook kicked off its annual F8 Developer Conference today in dramatic fashion when CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious new augmented reality (AR) platform that will let people overlay digital images onto photos and videos in Facebook. “We're ...and more »

Don't Hate Facebook Spaces VR, Or Take It Too Seriously - Fast Company

If you ask people at Facebook about why the company created Facebook Spaces VR, its new virtual-reality chat environment for Oculus, they will likely wax eloquent about the company's mission of promoting social connections between friends, and why VR ...and more »

Snap's anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability - TechCrunch

Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform. Mark Zuckerberg knows he can't anticipate everything Facebook users want, so ...and more »

Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It's the Network, of Course - New York Times

The tech world just witnessed a robbery. The heist was so brazen you kind of had to admire it, even if it was pulled off with all the grace of a gas station stickup. Facebook barged into Snapchat's happy Venice Beach, Calif., mansion, took a solid ...and more »

Facebook's Bizarre VR App Is Exactly Why Zuck Bought Oculus - WIRED

"Where do you want to hang out?" Max asked me. "Do you like pandas?" Do I like pandas? This is like asking if someone likes tacos, or sunshine, or the sound a puppy makes when it curls up on your lap. I looked at him a little more closely to see if he ...and more »

Facebook's new Camera Effects Platform wants to augment your entire reality - Popular Science

At the F8 conference, Facebook showed off its ability to recognize objects so they can be manipulated in a virtual world. Facebook. Many of us spend a lot of time looking at screens when we're out in the world, but the ultimate goal of augmented ...and more »

Facebook's first social VR app is cool -- but there's a problem - Mashable

Facebook just took a big step forward in its bid to make virtual reality more social. The company released Facebook Spaces at its F8 developer conference Tuesday, a new app for Oculus Rift that lets you hang out with friends in virtual reality. We took ...and more »

Facebook Spaces VR Is Now Open To The Public - Fast Company

Known as Facebook Spaces and available to Oculus Rift users, the beta shows the promise of what VR could be when linked to a user's social graph. Facebook Spaces VR Is Now Open To The Public. [Photo: courtesy of Facebook]. By Daniel Terdiman 4 minute ...and more »