This Week’s Tech and Mobile News: Smart Glasses, Snapchat Games and Oculus Go

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Sometimes your phone can draw attention to you, whether it’s asking Siri a question or taking too many selfies. Snapchat are giving you a new way to attract some strange looks with their new range of augmented reality games called Snappables. The games are all controlled with your face, so you might be fighting aliens by jerking your head around or moving objects with your eyebrows or mouth. The feature is rolling out now, so look out for some weird expressions on the bus.

Google’s Android is upgrading its messaging service to take on Facebook Messenger and Apple’s iMessage. The new offering is called Chat and is a rich communication service or RCS rather than a standalone app. Google is working with the mobile industry to get it widely adopted and it will offer features like visible typing, read receipts, high-resolution images and video and group texting. Find out more here.

Smartphones have come a long way since all you could do with your phone was call or text, but what is coming next? There is speculation that in the future smart glasses might be the way we interact with each other and get access to information and entertainment. Although, we are seeing early versions like Google Glass or Snapchat’s Spectacles, the technology is improving all the time. There are already experiments on controlling objects with the mind and smart glasses have displays which are not confined by the size of a device. Take a look into the future here.

Facebook have launched a new VR headset, the Oculus Go. This is their first wireless headset, so there is no cord or need to slot in a phone. It comes with built-in speakers and a wireless controller. See a review with all the specs and details of the VR experiences available.