Facebook bringing augmented reality to your smartphone

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 19 2017 @ 13:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
At yesteday's Facebook conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented what he thinks will become one of the new major platforms for computing. He showcased augmented reality technology that aims to go mainstream by using the in-app camera of your smartphone to create exciting new experiences:
In a demonstration, Zuckerberg showed a variety of dazzling camera effects. Swiping to the stories camera that Facebook introduced last month, users will soon find thousands of augmented reality effects, he said. These go beyond the art frames and face filters of today to include three-dimensional text and images. In one demo, giant puffy words reading “It’s feeding time” rose out of a breakfast table, where a series of sharks swam around a cereal bowl.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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