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Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

Both components focus on helping developers and artists make new experiences for the users, using an AR engine that is robust in face tracking, 3D rendering of effects and a JavaScript framework that reacts to the changes in the frame.

Facebook has grappled with a number of challenges within the previous year from the spread of fake news during the presidential election to violence streamed on live video. Facebook Spaces is a new virtual reality (VR) app that lets you interact with your friends in a virtual environment. Facebook is rolling out two AR experiences developed in partnership with partners. The QR codes will need to be scanned with camera in Facebook's main app to reveal the details. Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Camera Effects Platform, which will let developers build AR tools for the camera.

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg waves as he arrives on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 18. He also said that he isn't anxious about people's perception of Facebook being a copycat.

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.

But his attentions were primarily focused on the unveiling of Spaces, a new Beta app that has been developed for the Oculus Rift.

Facebook users could use augmented reality to leave a virtual note for a friend at a bar, or to find virtual street art on a real life wall, Mr Zuckerberg said.

Facebook enterprise businesses tool Workplace also added chat bots.

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Stevens said that after services for Thomas' sister, the star guard intends to rejoin the team Friday for Game 3 in Chicago. There were doubts about Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade during the regular season and whether they could lead the Bulls.

If real world wasn't enough for you to hang out with your friends and have fun then don't worry as Facebook has another "digitally funky" option for you. The latest extension will allow multiple people to chat with the same business at the same time. Elon Musk announced recently the creation of a new company named Neuralink, which will work to merge the human brain with computers. You will be able to drop songs into a group chat. Facebook will have a paid version of this from September 30, and it will start charging at $3 for first 1000 people. These places include everything from public spaces and parks, to restaurants, stores and other local businesses.

Facebook is teaming-up with Udacity to create custom training programmes for Developer Circles. In the near-term, the idea is to turn everyone's smartphones into augmented reality platforms that outside developers can contribute thousands of effects to it. Each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community who act as leads for the circle, organising events offline and managing a local online Facebook community.

Analyst Jan Dawson, of Jackdaw Research, said Facebook's new tools and features were impressive but added that "most of them won't be in users' hands anytime soon".

Tens of Thousands March on Tax Day
Every president and presidential nominee for the past 40 years has made their tax returns public, except for President Trump. President Trump's response to the rallies-delivered, as usual, by tweet-was to wonder who was bankrolling them.

Also, at the F8 conference, Facebook boasted about how popular the Workplace is, with more than 13,000 organizations relying on it for their daily operations.


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