referring to If there’s any truth here, though, Facebook is about to take a big step toward becoming a multi-product hardware company that isn’t just focused on VR.
Building 8’s leader, ex-Googler Regina Dugan, may have even given a clue as to the augmented reality project.
An augmented reality system that makes it feel like others are in the room, perhaps?
One would focus on augmented reality, according to the insiders, while another is headed up by a Stanford cardiologist with knowledge of “early-stage medical device development.”
There’s already been talk of brain-scanning tech, and recent hires hint at some kind of drone (it’s not clear that this is related to the existing internet drone project).
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Facebook to unveil hardware in April – Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
A top secret division within Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) called Building 8 is working on at least four consumer hardware products, including cameras and augmented reality, as well as drones and science fiction-like brain scanning technology.
According to Business Insider, the group is expected to play a key role in next month’s F8 developer conference, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year gave his 10-year vision for the company.
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Facebook may tease consumer hardware products in April to take on Apple, Google and Snap
Building 8 was put together last year for developing advanced consumer hardware products to take on the likes of Apple, Google and even the recently listed Snap.
Facebook is, however, not looking to sell these products right away and will do so when the time is right.
The report states that the social media giant has been advertising for a retail manager to design experiences for selling these consumer hardware products.
Facebook’s recently established hardware division, Building 8, may showcase up to four consumer products at the company’s developer conference scheduled to be held next month at San Jose, California.
Unlike Oculus, which was built before Facebook acquired it, the new line of products will be fully home-grown.
collected by :Roy Mark