Reading List Highlights: Snapchat, 3D Printing in Film, Nearby

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1. Snapchat Moves Beyond Filters And Into Social Commerce


Digest: Retail Technology & Ecommerce

Curator: Kyle Kelly

Boom… shoppable Snapchat ads. Target and Lancome are among the first. Read More

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2. These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today

By Andrew Stern – Tech Insider

Digest: Maker

Curator: Mark Schreiber

This is a great little 8-minute video on what may be happening in a school near you. The Maker Movement is being adopted quickly and I can’t wait to see what these kids continue to build! Read More

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3. 3D Printing in Film

By Alec –

Digest: 3D Printing

Curator: Dilanka

This is a cool case study of the use of 3D Printing on the popular comedy series Gran’Pa Knows Best. It’s interesting because an amateur filmmaker with a DSLR and a 3D Printer to produce props could make films at 1/10th of the cost these days. Quite the time to be alive. Read More

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4. U.S. Track Cycling Team Training for Rio Olympics with Smart Sunglasses

By IEEE Spectrum

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody & Ashish Aggarwal

The U.S. Track Cycling Team is using Solos smart glasses to train for the Rio Olympics. The heads-up display allows cyclists to focus on the road ahead while having easy access to all sorts of useful data. Anyone else reminded of Google Glass or Recon Jet?

If you want a pair, it will set you back $350-400 on KickstarterRead More

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5. Introducing Nearby: A new way to discover the things around you

By Android – Official Blog

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

Google is introducing a new Android feature called Nearby, which notifies you of of things that can be helpful near you. Read More

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