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, …

Tens Sunglasses’ Wes Anderson-Inspired Filtered Lenses

Expanding upon their line of stylistically filtered eyewear, Tens Sunglasses adopts a rich, warm hue for their newest release, the Spectachrome, now available to back on Indiegogo. Complete with a quirky video, these sunglasses set their wearer into a color spectrum and texture that matches Wes Anderson-directed films. And, not only are the glasses a trip into his vision, but they’ll protect yours too—with UV400 …