[Podcast] The Google I/O 2017 recap: Lens, Assistant & more
Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash
Dodge Challenger Demon pricing announced
Wife Of Mumbai Cop Who Investigated Sheena Bora Murder Found Dead
Assassin's Creed 3, Dragon Age: Origins Make June Games With Gold List
At F8 Conference, Facebook Talks of Building Community through AR
20 April 2017, 07:06 | Bernard Bryant
Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera
Augmented reality is the lesser-known but potentially more impactful cousin of virtual reality. The new camera technology lets you move around within the video scene and experience the content from different viewing angles.
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family.
In the short term, Facebook's play for augmented reality is going to look a lot like competing with Snapchat - and in a meaningful way, it is.
Among the new application upgrades offered is "Facebook spaces", which uses Oculus Rift and Touch to create personal avatars that can interact in a virtual 3D space. The firm already sells the Oculus VR headset but it has been relying on third-party developers to create apps for the headset. Users will be portrayed in the virtual reality environment with the body language that they do in real life.
The World Lenses follow up the popular Lenses feature, which launched a year ago, letting users "puppies, puked rainbows, face-swapped with our best friends - and begun to explore how Lenses can change the world around us", according to the Evan Spiegel-led company.
Donald Trump signs executive order to reform H-1B visas
Mr Trump's wife Melania used an H-1B visa in her early days as a model in NY , says the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue in Washington . The officials said that not only the foreign workers displace American workers, but also undercut wages.
Real Madrid head Champions League market
Runners-up to Real Madrid a year ago , the Spaniards have beaten Juve once and held them to a draw on their previous two meetings. But there is - as with that other semi-finalist Atletico Madrid - a daunting beauty to Juventus's defensive organisation.
Facebook is planning to tap into augmented reality technology popularised by the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go.
Now, Abrash fully admits that it will take decades before this vision is fully realized, but he didn't shy away from declaring that in five years, AR technology could effectively make smartphones obsolete.
Messenger will also let people chat with outside businesses as a group. The idea is simplify what might otherwise require a flurry of texts and sharing of links. (The company says it is working to improve its procedures after acknowledging it only received reports on the murder video an hour and a half after it was posted). That raised questions about Facebook's ability to monitor gruesome material on its site.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday. As The New York Times notes, Zuckerberg has always been disappointed that Facebook never built a credible smartphone operating system of its own.
Mother of Facebook killer pleaded with son prior to murder
Stephens was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his vehicle on Tuesday April 18 in Erie, Pennsylvania. State police caught up to Stephens quickly and gave chase. "It's just the way my heart is, it's the right thing to do".
Defense to plead for leniency in death of ex-New Orleans Saint
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. His family and friends were in the courtroom as well Wednesday and some may be called to the stand Thursday to show support.
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel: the weigh
It certainly looks impressive on paper: wireless charging, water resistance, a new virtual assistant and very impressive design. The company also claims to have made major changes to the image processing software for the new Galaxy line.
Arkansas inmates hit roadblocks in bid to stop executions
The Supreme Court has the final say on nearly every execution, and the justices reject all but a few emergency appeals by inmates. It takes five votes to get most things done at the court, including imposing or lifting a stay of execution.
Jimmy Walker announces he is battling Lyme disease
We've been talking to a lot of doctors and I think that was more of what was going on as opposed to the mono. "... Symptoms include fever, headaches and fatigue and can affect joints and the nervous system if left untreated.