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Snapchat launches iPhone X-exclusive Lenses

Daily Mail - Science & tech

App redesign: Separates'Friends' and'Discover' pages to create a more personalised experience. Snap Store: Users can buy a t-shirt with a dog filter plastered on the front or a plushie of the firm's'augmented reality superstar,' also known as the dancing hot dog, among other items. Custom geofilters: Geofilters are a location-based tool that allows Snapchat users to share where they are, or what they're up to, by adding overlay text and images to a Snap. They can be placed to cover an area the size of a house up to a 100 football pitches and made visible for a couple of hours up to a few days. Share Snapchat Stories with anyone: Users can now share Snapchat stories with anyone, regardless of whether they have the app.


Major Snapchat update adds Paperclip web browser, backdrops and voice filters

The Independent - Tech

The latest Snapchat update has introduced three major new features to users. The app now lets you send links to your friends, through something called Paperclip. Once you've captured a picture or recorded a clip, you'll see a new paperclip icon in the vertical toolkit. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters

Engadget

Snapchat users today have three more tools designed to make their lives look (and sound) magical -- backdrops, a discrete voice-filter option, and paperclip, a way to add links to images and videos. Backdrops allow Snapchatters to place images "behind" people or objects in photo messages. To add a background to a Snap, tap the scissors icon in the vertical toolkit and then select the new Backdrop icon (a diagonally striped square). Trace over whatever you want to be in the foreground, choose a Backdrop image and watch the magic happen. There will be a selection of images to choose from, with new backgrounds rotated in daily.


Snapchat Update: How To Insert Links, Use Creative Backgrounds, New Voice Filters

International Business Times

Choose the box option under the stars icon and pick the backdrop you want. Using your finger, highlight the area that you don't want the backdrop over. For example if you take a picture of yourself, highlight yourself to keep the wallpaper as the background. There's also an undo button if you make a mistake. Once you're done, hit the scissors icon to go back to the full menu. Earlier this year, Snapchat introduced its magic eraser tool, which lays objects next to what you want erased over it.


Snapchat unveils Create your own Lens feature

Daily Mail - Science & tech

App redesign: Separates'Friends' and'Discover' pages to create a more personalised experience. Snap Store: Users can buy a t-shirt with a dog filter plastered on the front or a plushie of the firm's'augmented reality superstar,' also known as the dancing hot dog, among other items. Custom geofilters: Geofilters are a location-based tool that allows Snapchat users to share where they are, or what they're up to, by adding overlay text and images to a Snap. They can be placed to cover an area the size of a house up to a 100 football pitches and made visible for a couple of hours up to a few days. Share Snapchat Stories with anyone: Users can now share Snapchat stories with anyone, regardless of whether they have the app.