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Facebook executives stressed that the technology is still in its early stages, and that the "journey to the future of augmented reality is just 1 percent finished", as Deb Liu, vice president of platform and marketplaces, put it. Snap representatives did not immediately respond to an email for comment on Tuesday afternoon. "Think about - if your daughter's a big Harry Potter fan - for her birthday, you can transform your home into Hogwarts!" said Zuckerberg.
  • Facebook Camera Effects Bring Magic, Whimsy to Pics

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    The Facebook 10-year road map, first revealed in April 2016. Facebook is said to have thousands of people reviewing content around the world. He reinforced Facebook's commitment to building community, before speaking briefly about the Cleveland murder video that was uploaded to Facebook.
  • Facebook announces its AR Camera Effects Platform

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    Today Mark Zuckerberg announced he is confident his social network will take the lead in augmented reality. Zuckerberg said new phone-based applications might include creating a three-dimensional scene from a single two-dimensional photo or splattering the walls of your house with colorful (virtual) art.
  • Google Pixel 2 Set For Release in October

    Google Pixel 2 Set For Release in October

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    Google's Pixel smartphones have the distinction of receiving new Android updates and features much in advance compared to any Android phones from other manufacturers. Nonetheless, Google is reportedly in talks with the LG Multinational Electronics Company for an $880 million deal. Apparently, some Google Pixel and Nexus 6P users have been complaining that their phone's fingerprint scanner is experiencing issues following an update to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
  • Street Fighter V adds Thailand stage, premium

    Street Fighter V adds Thailand stage, premium

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    M. Bison's Thailand stage from Street Fighter II has been remastered and coming to the title April 25th. Here's a piece of concept art that gives us an idea of how it might have looked. Juri's newest skin is based around a gothic schoolgirl look - as Capcom notes, she pulls off the black lipstick and nails well. It was revealed during April Fools Day that three fighters will get school costumes as a joke, but then the DLC became a reality in an announcement at Wonder Con.
  • Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

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    Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has said the social media firm is transforming to greater effect what the camera app can do, to vividly capture reality. Zuckerberg said Facebook has "a lot of work" to do on this front. Facebook has also launched chat extensions for Messenger, which will allow native integration of third-party apps into conversations.
  • Zuckerberg to transform Facebook New Camera to depict reality

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    The new Spotify integration will let you open Spotify within Messenger, find a tune you like and share it as a playable track within a group chat. With Camera Effects, Facebook is handing developers the bricks and mortar to build the metaverse, one zany object placed into our world at a time.
  • Snapchat brings AR support with 3D World lenses to iPhone's rear camera

    Snapchat brings AR support with 3D World lenses to iPhone's rear camera

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    Snapchat today is rolling out world lenses, a new twist on its popular face filters that continues the company's exploration of augmented reality. This is the latest experiment with augmented reality we've seen from the mobile app. To keep the experiences fresh, the 3D lenses will change over time, and offer different interactions. You can write giant words that float about next to real objects - or plant a virtual rose in the ground.
  • Nintendo's New 'Zelda' for Switch Is Doing Better Than the Switch Itself

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    That's right, Nintendo had more than a 100 percent attach rate for Zelda on the Switch. The console's top game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , sold roughly 30,000 more units across both the Switch and Wii U. In fact, there are some collectors that purchase one copy of a game purely for collecting it, and then a second copy that they use to actually play it.
  • Snapchat just revealed incredible new 3D World Lenses

    Snapchat just revealed incredible new 3D World Lenses

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    Snapchat is bringing a new feature to its acclaimed application - World Lenses. This is the latest experiment with augmented reality we've seen from the mobile app. That's where the augmented reality element comes in: The 3D objects behave as if they're physically in front of you. So if you go near it, it will become bigger and then smaller the farther away you move from your subject.
  • Bank of America profits jump, helped by interest rates

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    However, he added that the increase would be "more modest" than in the first quarter as interest rate movements are providing less of a tailwind for the bank. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's shares were up about 1 percent at $23.05 in premarket trading. Total profit jumped to $US4.86 billion, or 41c a share, from $US3.47 billion, or 28c, a year earlier, according to the statement.