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4 big things Facebook announced during its F8 keynote

Facebook's developer conference kicked off with news about helpful chat bots, 360-degree cameras and a little bit of shade thrown at one US presidential candidate.

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While you were still finishing your first cup of coffee this morning, Facebook was busy kicking off its annual developer's conference, F8.

Since it's a developer-centric function, normal Facebook users probably won't see any of the new features for awhile. That doesn't mean you can't be in-the-know. Below is a round-up of the most important announcements Facebook made during its F8 keynote.

Big on bots

If you hate talking on the phone for customer service, Facebook's hoping to make things a bit easier. Soon you'll be able to get all the help you need by chatting with a bot. The chat bots can also make it easier for you to shop for anything from shoes to flowers.


Facebook's 360-degree camera looks like a spaceship.

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Facebook made a 360-degree camera

No, Facebook isn't going into the camera business. It does, however, want to help you make great 360-degree videos -- if you have $30,000 to spare.

I spy Oculus glasses in your future

The Oculus Rift just came out, but the big guys at Facebook are already thinking what the headset will look like in 10 years. The goal is for eyewear to eventually replace a VR headset. Next up, contacts?


Oculus eyewear? Maybe...

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Zuck throws shade at Trump

OK, this isn't big news, but it was interesting to see such a powerful and influential figure throw some thinly veiled shots at expert misogynist and aspiring President of the United States, Donald Trump. He basically called the Republican candidate a scaredy cat that wants to build walls and separate people, whereas Facebook builds bridges to bring people together. Zing!