Augmenting Reality with Snap’s Spectacles 3

Snapchat's dual-camera, first-person companion eyewear gets an upgrade

With two stereoscopic lenses that are capable of capturing 3D photos and video clips, Snap‘s newest eyewear release, Spectacles 3, takes a substantial step toward the future of augmented reality. Snap Lab (Snap’s hardware division and the parent of Spectacles) hasn’t produced a toy here. While fun—and certainly beneficial to content-makers, videographers and anyone interested in filming in the first person—this most recent iteration declares …

Adobe Announces Photoshop Camera App With Real-Time Editing

Using Adobe's intelligent Sensei software, users have access to Photoshop tools and impressive lenses within their phone's viewfinder

Leveraging the popularity of playful filters and their deep history in visual software development, today Adobe announces Photoshop Camera, a standalone app that affords smartphone photographers real-time access to lenses, filters and the company’s Sensei technology. To clarify, as several apps have divided consensus on nomenclature, Adobe’s filters will be reminiscent of technical tweaks one could tinker with in Photoshop Express or Lightroom—dynamic range, tonality, …

Loog Guitars’ Electric Instruments For All Ages

More than a toy but a range of instructional tools with an AR app, games and built-in amplifier

Instruments can be particularly difficult to master at an older age—especially without previous experience from earlier formative years. Loog Guitars, having recognized this, designs guitars for kids—age 3+ to 12+—that are entertaining, easy to learn and good-looking. Their newest line of  electric guitars with built-in amplifiers is available to back on Kickstarter now. “We started out making three-string guitars, so for us innovation was never about …