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Do you want to live in Facebook's AR world? (The 3:59, Ep. 213)

Also, we talk about death and estate planning in the digital age.

Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Erin Carson Former Senior Writer
Erin Carson covered internet culture, online dating and the weird ways tech and science are changing your life.
Expertise Erin has been a tech reporter for almost 10 years. Her reporting has taken her from the Johnson Space Center to San Diego Comic-Con's famous Hall H. Credentials
  • She has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
Roger Cheng
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Erin Carson

It's Mark Zuckerberg's augmented reality world. Do you want to live in it?

The Facebook CEO spelled out his vision for augmented reality at his company's F8 developer conference on Tuesday. It won't require fancy glasses or new tech -- it starts with the camera in your phone. He sees a vision where we look at everyday objects and information pops up on it. But for now, it'll start with cheesy filters like you see with Snapchat.

So yay?

Next up, we chat with special guest and CNET reporter Erin Carson about "Logging Out," a series that looks at death in the digital age. Erin talks about estate planning and how to get your affairs -- and online accounts -- in order before you pass.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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