Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

[ad_1] An infographic about BotSlayer Credit: Indiana University Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool in the fight against online disinformation: BotSlayer. The software, which is free and open to the public, scans social media in real time to detect evidence of automated Twitter accounts—or “bots”—pushing messages in a coordinated manner, […]

Snapchat launches new tools for developers, making AR filter creation easier for beginners

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Snapchat is launching a new tool for developers that will enable them to create filters so you can change your hair color and try on curated makeup in augmented reality. Starting on Tuesday, creators will find a wide range of new templates and features on Snapchat’s desktop app Lens Studio. […]

Snapchat launches new tools for developers, making AR filter creation easier for beginners

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Snapchat is launching a new tool for developers that will enable them to create filters so you can change your hair color and try on curated makeup in augmented reality. Starting on Tuesday, creators will find a wide range of new templates and features on Snapchat’s desktop app Lens Studio. […]

Snap makes Lens Studio easier to use for novice creators

[ad_1] Portrait Particles is a template that allows creators to decorate the area behind a user’s head with customized particles. Face in Video can track faces onto a video, while Countdown creates Lenses that count down to a specific date and add celebratory 3D accessories onto a user’s face like glasses when it arrives. Skeletal […]

Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

[ad_1] The Play Store now distinguishes between apps and games, a likely response to the increased prominence of mobile gaming. Mobile games account for 33 percent of app installs, according to a report released this summer by App Annie. But while users may not install mobile games as frequently other apps (or spend as much […]

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices. In a new study, led by University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics student, Alexandra Vtyurina, who collaborated with Microsoft researchers […]