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.
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At its annual developer conference in San Jose today, Facebook unveiled some of its latest tech projects, assuring investors that it's catching up to competitors like Snapchat. Mark Zuckerberg himself took the stage to make painful jokes about Fast and Furious and opine on how Facebook wants to dominate what he sees as the next major platform: Augmented reality. Being able to have animated sharks swimming around your cereal bowl is apparently the future of tech — according to Zuck, at least.
Yesterday, Zuckerberg waxed poetic about the future of global connectivity, and now day two of Facebook's F8 developer conference is giving us more details. Two terrestrial based programs — no nifty drones needed — hope to technically leapfrog fibre with throughput speeds maxing out at a blazing 2.1Gbps.
Facebook spent most of its F8 developer keynote talking about the future of the company. Messenger, Oculus Rift, Zuck's grey t-shirt, a Donald Trump reference — it was all there. But rather than forcing you to sit through an hour of "the power of global connection" overstatements, we did all the hard work for you, and compiled this complete list of Facebook's greatest hits.
Every year, Facebook gathers thousands of developers and business people to talk about the future of its company at a conference called F8. The event is typically used to host discussions about photos, video, sharing and other products critical to the company's bottom line. But this year, Facebook decided to try something different.
With Oculus Rift out in the wild, Facebook is giving us our first look at its design for a 360-degree video camera.
Facebook wants to be the "connective tissue" desperately needed by music fans and the music industry alike, so that, at long last, people would be able to share music with each other without friction — and without breaking the law.