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Augmented Reality: The battle between Facebook and Snapchat has begun

Augmented Reality: The battle between Facebook and Snapchat has begun

Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

"We will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this one from happening", said Zuckerberg before the company introduced new tools for developers, including an augmented reality camera. According to this timeline, Facebook expects to turn artificial intelligence, ubiquitous internet connectivity and virtual and augmented reality into viable parts of its business over the next decade.

"The new camera technology lets you move around within the video scene and experience the content from different viewing angles", said Facebook in a blog post.

Tom Wilson plays hero for Capitals in Game 4 win over Leafs
The win tied the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series at 2-2 with Game 5 set for Friday in Washington. The Capitals put the puck in the net at 8:11 of the third but it was disallowed because of goaltender interference.

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. For example, a new Discover tab on the Facebook Messenger platform will make it easier for users to find particular bots out of the many that are available, or scan Messenger Codes with their cameras to access information and offerings from particular businesses. Of course, it could also result in people staring into their smartphones even more intently as they marvel at an alternate reality instead of their actual surroundings.

In the past, Zuckerberg has said that he wants live video to support all the "raw and visceral" ways people communicate. They're highly likely to become a bit hit with users.

That's especially true for the Spaces app, since relatively few of Facebook's 1.9 billion members are using Oculus's VR headset, which sells for about $500 and requires an expensive computer to make it work.

Mohun Bagan Lose 0-1 To Maziya in AFC Cup
With one win each, both the teams are on three points and it will be a race for the second spot in the table led by Bengaluru FC. Only Jeje Lalpekhlua made the start from their 0-1 win at Minerva Punjab FC in their last match in I-League.

AR software is already available on smartphones: displaying information over a monument, for example, placing virtual objects in the physical world, like Pokémon Go, and transforming images, like Snapchat's filters, to generate amusing effects on people.

Snap representatives did not immediately respond to an email for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

Three days after a man broadcast himself committing murder on Facebook, the social platform was all about playfulness again.

Fox fires O'Reilly amid harassment allegations
His departure is a significant blow to Fox News , which has dominated the prime-time cable news ratings in recent years. According to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media, it brought in $147.13 million in advertising revenue in 2016.

"We know we need to do better", Justin Osofsky, Vice President of global operations at Facebook, wrote in a post on Monday.


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