NVIDIA has created an AI-powered greenscreen for streamers

NVIDIA has unveiled the RTX Broadcast Engine, powered by the Tensor Cores on RTX GPUs, that can do live filters, greenscreening and other tricks for Twitch streamers. The most interesting feature is RTX Greenscreen, which can remove the background fr...

Prepare yourselves for a deluge of new AR filters on Instagram

As of today, anyone can create AR filters and effects for Instagram. Facebook has opened Spark AR -- the tool responsible for pretty much every AR experience you've encountered across Facebook's products -- to the Instagramming public.

China’s Alipay will add beauty filters when you pay with your face

We all know how startling it can be to accidentally open a front-facing camera and find your own unassuming face looking back at you. Now, imagine if you saw that image every time you made a purchase. In China, Alibaba's e-wallet affiliate Alipay wil...

YouTube uses AR to let you try on makeup during tutorials

There's no question YouTube's beauty bloggers have some of the largest followings, and the platform has become an important place for even the biggest makeup brands to debut their products. Now, Google's AR Beauty Try-On feature will let YouTube user...

YouTube Stories now have Snapchat-like filters

YouTube creators can now apply AR selfie filters to their YouTube Stories. The animated masks, glasses and 3D hats are similar to those you've seen elsewhere, like on Snapchat or Instagram. But Google promises its machine learning capabilities make t...

Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis

There was a time a year or so ago when, if a friend wanted to send me a meme or a funny selfie, it would be on Snapchat. But I don't remember the last time that happened; at some point Instagram became our go-to messaging app. And apparently I'm not...

Inside Nike’s DIY studio for Snapchat selfie filters

Snapchat's Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own augmented reality filters, has been a big hit for the company. There are now more than 250,000 Lenses created by independent users, and those have been viewed over 15 billion times. Still, Sn...