The online landscape is ever-changing. Companies introduce new devices, platforms and features on what feels like a daily basis. That’s why we’ve put together a roundup of this week’s biggest stories, including Snapchat Spectacles V2 and Google Tasks. Stay ahead of the curve!
Snapchat launches Snapchat Spectacles V2
Snapchat releases their new Snapchat Spectacles V2 to market this week. In fact, reviews are already predicting these to be the only camera glasses you’ll be interested in this year.
In particular, improvements on V1 include smaller packaging and a sleeker, more mature design.
Snapchat launches AR selfie games called Snappables
With a goal to allow users to play its augmented reality Lenses, Snapchat have released Snappables. Snappables are AR games that use your touch, motion and facial expressions to compete for high scores.
Furthermore, this is the first time that we see Snapchat allow users to collaborate with other users in this way, and opens the door for many more opportunities.
Similar to the Snapchat Spectacles V2, we’re now seeing video and reality merge closer and closer.
Google debuts a standalone to-do app, Google Tasks
Motivated by improving productivity, Google’s latest app offers a dedicated place to create, view and edit your task lists. Moreover, it does this whilst pulling content from Gmail and Google Calendar.
You can pop up Google Tasks in Gmail’s taskbar for ease of use. What’s more, while we’re on that topic, just know that the app’s formatting and capabilities are not groundbreaking.
The app is stripped back to the basics, allowing users to simply create and modify lists – no thrills attached. Quite unlike the Snapchat Spectacles V2, then!
Instagram launches “Data Download” tool to let you leave
We touched upon this last week and Instagram has delivered, allowing all web users to download their data from the site.
Access through mobile apps is still a work in progress, with EU GDPR regulations predominantly driving the changes.
We’ve heard that Whatsapp and many more brands will follow in Instagram’s heels as the GDPR deadlines comes into play on 25th May 2018.
What’s your favourite tech update this week? For us, it’s got to be the Snapchat Spectacles V2. How cool do they sound?
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