Snapchat augmented reality turns empty store into virtual Lego shop

Augmented reality technology is being used to transform an empty store into a virtual Lego clothing shop that customers can explore on their smartphone using Snapchat. A pop-up shop selling a limited-edition Lego Wear clothing line for adults opens in Fitzrovia, London today only, but the physical building is actually empty, except for a Snapcode…

Children’s Commissioner urges social media to protect children from ‘disturbing content’

Social media companies must take more responsibility for protecting children from disturbing content on their platforms, the Children’s Commissioner for England has said. In an open letter to the platforms most used by children – YouTube, Facebook (which owns Instagram), Snapchat and Pinterest – Anne Longfield urged the companies to back a statutory duty of…

Snapchat launches payment system

Snapchat has beaten Facebook to it - despite rumours that the latter was planning to build a cash-sending service into its Messenger app, Snapchat has got there first, and added the ability to send cash to your mates. The new service, which is currently only available in the United States is made by possible thanks…

The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

[nextpage title="Next"]   Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…