Tesco’s Google Glass App & Adobe 3D printing functions

Tesco’s ‘innovation labs’ have been working with Glass glass, while Adobe has added extended 3D printing functions into Photoshop.

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Tesco’s ‘innovation labs’ have been developing an app that allows you to use Glass to scan a barcode and add products to your weekly shop just by looking at them. It is in the early stages of development at the moment, but you could use it to add the odd item to your shopping list.

Adobe have widened their 3D print functions available within Photoshop CC. With a greater range of compatible printers and scanners being integrated and the print process being more fluid, we could be seeing more 3D printers appearing in consumer homes in the near future.

Video Transcript

Hello, and welcome to Digital Minute, it’s an ‘all tech minute’ this week; including Tesco’s prototype Google Glass app and Photoshop’s new 3D printing functionality.

With everyone from Nasa to app developers testing the capabilities of Google Glass, it’s the turn of retailers to investigate how this new technology can help you with your weekly shop.

Tesco’s ‘innovation labs’ have been developing an app that allows you to use Glass to scan a barcode and add products to your online basket ready for home delivery.

Whilst Tesco admits the prototype might struggle with all the complexities of a weekly shop, you could use it to add the odd item.

So, when you’ve just run out of milk, staring at the empty bottle, might mean your perfect brew is just a ‘next-day delivery’ away.

Adobe have added a “3D print export” option to the latest version of Photoshop, including support for a vast collection of consumer grade 3D printers and scanners.

With the increasing ease and functionality available within Photoshop, it might not be long before we all start seeing more than just those embarrassingly “photoshopped”, 2D selfies.

Thanks for watching. I’m Lisa Wisniowski, and that, was your, digital minute.

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