The first day of Facebook’s F8 developer conference was all about the social giant’s augmented reality and virtual reality future.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg started off by addressing the recent murder of Robert Godwin Sr. His alleged assailant, Steve Stephens, posted videos to Facebook of his intent to murder someone and the act itself. Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday morning that Stephens fatally shot himself following a nationwide manhunt.
After that weighty statement (awkwardly placed after a jokey “Fast and Furious”-themed opening), it was straight into AR and VR.
An updated version of Facebook Camera is launching in beta with major new AR features added: The new app adds 3D effects, object recognition and “precise location,” so it can (for instance) add virtual objects to…