Tech & Science Snapchat is working on a feature that can find products you snap on Amazon

11:30  10 july  2018
11:30  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat stories

  Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat stories Pandora was one of the first to announce its partnership with Snap, and now the music streaming service is all set for its users to start sharing in Snapchat Stories. The feature is only iOS for now — an Android version is expected in the coming weeks. When you're in the Pandora app, tap on the Share button in the Now Playing screen, select Share on Snapchat and add the song to your Story (or send directly to a friend or group). Anyone who swipes up when viewing your share will be able to listen to the song on demand, whether they're a subscriber or not. There's no need to connect your Snapchat with your Pandora app, either.

Snapchat is working on a search feature for products that will link users to Amazon listings. To use the feature , you ’d snap a photo of an object, and then the app would pull up sellers of a product and reviews.

A new Amazon feature might be coming to Snapchat — and it could give Snap a much-needed revenue boost. TechCrunch was tipped off to a feature that appears to be in the works for the mobile camera app — which was found in the app's code after a recent Android update.

  Snapchat is working on a feature that can find products you snap on Amazon © Provided by The Verge Snapchat is working on turning its camera into a visual search engine that will link users to Amazon listings. The unreleased feature was spotted in the code of Snapchat’s Android app by an app researcher who tipped off TechCrunch. It would identify objects, songs, and barcodes from users’ cameras by sending the data to Amazon, Shazam, and other companies. 

To use the feature, you’d snap a photo of an object, and then the app would pull up sellers of a product and reviews. You would then be able to copy the Amazon link, share, and send the info to friends. If the app can’t identify the product, it would respond by saying, “Bummer, we didn’t catch that!”

Slime toys could be poisonous to children

  Slime toys could be poisonous to children Parents warned about high levels of chemical in some slime toys. Parents are being warned that some children's slime products may contain up to four times the legal amount of a chemical which can cause convulsions and sickness.Consumer group Which? tested 11 products, and found that eight of them breached EU regulations on the amount of boron they contain.Boron is found in borax, the ingredient commonly used in slime manufacture to give the product its stickiness.

A new Amazon feature might be coming to Snapchat — and it could give Snap a much-needed revenue boost. TechCrunch was tipped off to a feature that appears to be in the works for the mobile camera app — which was found in the app's code after a recent Android update.

Context Cards will allow Snapchat users to swipe up on some snaps to find out more information “In the beginning, the most valuable thing for me to be doing was work on the product , and now one of Spiegel opens Snapchat and taps on a story featuring a restaurant with the miniscule “more” icon at

The feature sounds similar to the way Google Lens works, except Snapchat would be using third-party integrations to do the identifying. We’ve reached out to Snapchat for comment. While Snapchat has not confirmed the new feature, it has worked with Shazam before in 2016 with an in-app integration. It might another be a way for Snapchat to monetize its camera, after a poor Q1 where it reported a $385 million net loss.

Google now refers to its different Assistant voices using colors .
Google is issuing an update to its Assistant service and mobile app today that will assign colors to its various artificial intelligence voice options. The change will be rolling out starting today and continue through the week, for users in the US using the English language option. Whatever voice option a user is currently using will be given a color, and the colors have been randomly selected by Google so as not to associate any one color with a certain gender or intonation.

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