Facebook’s AR Ambitions, White House Visitor Logs, and More
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage on Tuesday to deliver the keynote address at the company’s annual F8 developer conference.
The focus of the address, and of F8 so far, is augmented reality, which is the overlay of computer-generated images into real-world surroundings. If you’ve ever seen the game Pokemon Go, it’s kind of like that.
The company is releasing an initial version of something called “Facebook Spaces,” a new virtual reality app that lets you hang out with your Facebook friends in VR, as 3D cartoon characters, or avatars. Read the story from NPR.
White House Visitor Logs
On Friday, the White House announced that it won’t make its visitor logs public. But that’s not as big of a deal as people might think. Read the story from The Atlantic.
The former NFL star, who was serving a life sentence for murder, hanged himself in his prison cell, according to officials. Just days ago, Hernandez was acquitted for another murder. Read the story from The AP.
Georgia Special Election
Democrat Jon Ossoff fell a few percentage points shy of an outright victory Tuesday amid an 18-candidate scramble in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. He will face off against Republican Karen Handel in a June runoff election. Read the story from The AP.
George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
The former president is in the hospital under observation for a persistent cough. He spent a few days earlier this year, as well, for a bout with pneumonia. Read the story from The AP.
Credit Score Overhaul
The math behind how credit scores are determined is getting a face-lift, which could mean good news for people chipping away at their debt, and not so great news for people who are just making the minimum payments. Read the story from The AP.