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Instagram adds face filters to live videos in latest Snapchat ripoff

The new feature lets users manipulate face features while sharing live video  The filters include things such as sunglasses, a rainbow or a cloud casting shadeWhen the broadcast has ended, a replay can be shared to your storyOver the next few weeks, Instagram will roll out the mew feature globallyBy Cecile Borkhataria For Dailymail.comPublished: 17:21 EDT, 21 September 2017 | Updated: 19:35 EDT, 21 September 2017 Instagram has launched a new feature that lets users manipulate face...

Snapchat to launch new AR platform, Snapchat ART

Snapchat is preparing to launch an augmented reality (AR) platform featuring the work of artists placed in public spaces for people to view using their phones. It will allow for virtual works of art to be pinned in locations in AR. Initially, the platform will prominently feature the work of American pop-artist Jeff Koons, best known for his mirror-surface sculptures of everyday objects.Details of the platform were leaked hours ahead of its...

It Sounds Like Snap Spectacles Turned Into a Massive Boondoggle

Image: Snap IncThis is kind of a sad story. In November, Snap Inc blew everybody’s mind by releasing a surprisingly interesting piece of hardware. The camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles worked with Snapchat and looked cool. But a year later, the company reportedly has “hundreds of thousands” of unsold Spectacles sitting in warehouses in China. It’s unclear if any of them will ever see the light of day.The Information reports that Snap executives got a little too excited about the...