Pinterests New Lens Tool Places RealWorld Objects In Digital Context Forbes

“Pinterest has unveiled a handful of new tools to find real-world objects and trends on the digital catalogue, a behavior the company calls “visual discovery.”
On Wednesday at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., CEO Ben Silberma
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ounced the site’s three new tools: “Lens,” which lets “pi
ers” use their phone camera to search on Pinterest (a photo of a clock, for example, can generate room decor ideas with similar clocks and different arrangements); “Shop the Look,” a new button on home and fashion “pins” that surfaces related items users can buy directly on Pinterest; and “Instant Ideas,” a new button in the home feed that will surface new, personalized pin recommendations in real-time while users scroll (tapping this button on a cookie pin, for example, will surface similar desert images and recipes.)
“Everything on Pinterest is visual,” Silberma
said at Wednesday’s person. “Thatu2019s the thing about a good idea, you know it when you see it.”
“Thatu2019s what visual discovery is all about — tools to find the ideas that are your taste and your style,” Silberma
added.”

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Transform your iPhone into a shockingly better advanced camera Network World

“Since the time a mobile phone vendor first added a camera lens (creating the u2018camera phoneu2019), weu2019ve seen improvements to the lenses, megapixels and software, but not much else on the outside. While youu2019ve likely given up using a regular digital camera in favor of your smartphone, for truly professional photographs you likely have invested in a larger DLSR-style camera (with the costs associated with that).
If youu2019re looking for something that helps enhance your existing iPhone but not to the level of the DLSR space, Bitplay has some accessories that can help. The company recently sent me a bunch of their Snap! line of camera cases and accessories u2013 the SNAP! Pro, the Snap! 7 and one add-on wide-angle lens.
The Snap! Pro Professional Camera case (About $270, ships from Japan, tested with the iPhone 6S) includes a variety of accessories:
A protective case that includes a physical shutter button (that pushes the lower volume button used in photo apps).
Two types of ergonomic grips that slide onto the case (one a very nice walnut wood version), giving your three fingers on your right hand (middle, ring finger and pinky) more stability when taking a shot.
A u201csteadiness-enhanced thumb restu201d that slides into the case next to the physical shutter button, giving the thumb on your right hand more comfort when shooting.
Two types of wrist straps (including one leather) that tie onto the strap hole on the case.
One wide-angle Macro lens (0.68x); other lenses are sold separately (up to 6 choices)”

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