Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls “social VR.”

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Zuckerberg shows off Augmented Reality glasses during F8

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his 10-year plan for Facebook, onstage at the F8 developer conference. During which he detailed the company’s thoughts on AR and VR and demonstrated a pair of AR glasses that are not yet ready for sale. He also discussed their dedication to live streaming, including a new API  so developers can add live streaming to their hardware.

Onstage at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the social network’s 10-year road map. In addition to the company’s dedication to live streaming (including a new API so developers can add live streaming to their hardware), he detailed the company’s thoughts on how AR and VR will affect our lives. He also showed off a pie-in-the-sky pair of AR glasses that you probably won’t be able to pick up from your optometrist anytime soon.

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Patent Unveils Samung’s Idea For Smart Contact Lenses With A Camera And Display

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Science fiction from movies is becoming reality. In this case a scene from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, where IMF agent Milliam Brandt(played by Jeremy Renner), may have you wondering if this technology exists yet. According to a patent that recently surfaced, Samsung may be working on making this a reality soon, with their patent of a smart contact lens.

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The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

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Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, you are the product.

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ARmKeypad – Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

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NEC, a Japanese electronics maker, has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality. The system is called the ARmKeypad and it combines a set of glasses to visualize the virtual keyboard and a smartwatch to detect how fast you type. (Video)

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Top 5 car technologies that may become reality in the near future

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We live in an era where new technologies are appearing so fast that it is hard to follow all the new developments. But, personal transportation, the one most often associated with speeds and progress, so far remained largely untouched by the revolution in digital tech – when compared to what happened to communications in the last couple of decades, car remained pretty much the same. However, we already see the first portents of approaching changes – so let’s take a look at car tech that may become reality in not so distant future.

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Virtual reality is about to unleash the greatest wave of human creativity ever seen

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Not too long from now, entertainment is about to get as real as real life and nothing is ever going to be the same. This is happening thanks to the combination of two forces that you would never expect to overlap. Together, they form a staggeringly potent combination.

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