As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/O, so Facebook has F8: the social network’s big annual conference has steadily grown, from a way to speak to developers about the upcoming changes to its platform to an event where the whole world hears about the exciting new products coming from the House of Zuckerberg. Facebook’s chief executive may not quite have Steve Jobs’ infamous “reality distortion field” – the social network’s ideal world is more like an artificial reality where none of the outside world penetrates – but he can still wow when he wants to. Here’s the eight biggest things to take away from the San Jose event. 1) Augmented reality is Facebook’s big future bet Facebook wants you to use its camera for more than just taking pictures. If there’s one message from this year’s F8, it’s that. Sure, you’ll still be able to snap pics and send them to friends. But the company also wants to paste more and more detail over the real world to create a second, “augmented” layer. Some of the features of this “camera platform” sound genuinely useful – or at least, fun. Facebook wants you to share pics of your run with… Read full this story
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