Exer Labs raises $2 million and launches computer vision app for Peloton-style coached workouts

Exer Labs has raised $2 million in funding and unveiled its AI and computer vision Exer Studio app for the Mac. Exer Studio captures your movements for coaching advice and offers Peloton-style leaderboards for workouts.

The Denver-based fitness startup captures your movements with your laptop’s camera and evaluates your form. It can share your results with friends, fitness coaches, or others to see where you rank on the leaderboards, motivating you to work harder or faster.

CEO Zaw Thet said in an interview with VentureBeat that Exer relies on edge-based AI (meaning it uses your smartphone’s computing power) and computer vision to power its motion coaching platform. It offers real-time audio and visual feedback on almost any type of human motion via a Mac (and its camera), without having a human in the loop. The mission is to help people move, train, and play better. Coaches can use the app

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Amazon Prime Deal: 10% Off iTunes and App Store Gift Card

Amazon’s Prime Day arrives next week, on 13-14 October. The massive sales event offers discounts across thousands of products and brands, but to Prime members only.

To drum up excitement, Amazon has already kicked off early Prime Day offers, including a 10% discount on the App Store and iTunes Gift Card, which can be delivered to the recipient by email.

The 10% Apple gift card discount is only available to Prime members and applies to values of £25 and up. If you don’t already have a Prime membership, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here. 

Amazon Prime costs £7.99/US$12.99/AUD$6.99 per month or £79/US$119/AUD$59 per year and offers perks like free next-day delivery, early access to deals and streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music.

Here’s everything there is to know about Prime Day.

Amazon Apple Gift Card discount

Of course, the question on everyone’s minds is whether Apple will

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Wedding Movie Maker Set to Disrupt the Wedding Industry with Their Mobile App

Video service company, Wedding Movie Maker, launches a solution to restricted gatherings at weddings with their user-friendly app

Wedding Movie Maker is looking to create memorable weddings like never before as the company recently introduced a mobile app to help couples and their guests enjoy and capture every second of the day while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The wedding video app has been described as a pure genius due to its amazing features and benefits for couples and their loved ones.

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to ravage the world and the wedding industry remains one of the worst-hit sectors. However, different stakeholders in the industry have been reacting to the pandemic with the introduction of a wide range of innovative solutions to ensure that couples and their guests get the best possible experience that is intimate, meaningful, and emotional. One company that seems to be championing the revolution

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Google has done well to remove beauty filter from its phones, but it can’t really police its app store for this

a close up of a device: Google’s move is to be lauded, but as long as beauty filters continue to be available on the Android Playstore as also other app stores, it likely won’t mean much.

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Google’s move is to be lauded, but as long as beauty filters continue to be available on the Android Playstore as also other app stores, it likely won’t mean much.

Last week, Google announced that it would no longer include beauty filters in its phones’ camera app. Social and traditional media have helped popularise a rather constricted view on physical beauty; now, phones have also included such features to allow users to tweak their photos to conform to these standards of appearance.

Scientists see this as a factor behind poor mental health and appearance-related dysphoria, especially among teenagers and young adults. Google’s move is to be lauded, but as long as beauty filters continue to be available on the Android Playstore as also other app stores, it likely won’t mean much.

Also, limiting filters and similar apps will address just part of the problem.

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Perfect Corp. Launches New “YouCam Makeup” App for Shopify as the Digital-First E-Commerce Solution to Drive Online Beauty Sales

The new YouCam Makeup plug-in for Shopify offers small to medium beauty brands hyper-realistic digital makeup try-ons with precise color and texture matching for a personalized online beauty shopping experience.

Perfect Corp., the leading AI + AR beauty tech solutions provider, introduces the new “YouCam Makeup” app available for Shopify, to bring virtual makeup try-on capabilities to Shopify beauty merchants. The plug-in features 25 themed template designs and true-to-life color and texture matching for a seamless integration directly onto Shopify beauty e-commerce sites, providing hyper-realistic virtual beauty AR try-on to shoppers. The unique “YouCam Makeup” app for Shopify allows consumers to virtually try on makeup products in real time via live camera mode, delivering a try-before-you-buy digital experience to help with more confident purchase decisions and an improved consumer shopping experience on e-commerce.

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Perfect Corp. launches new “YouCam Makeup”

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Beauty is in the app of the beholder

I’m not a selfie guy. Raising my hand and pointing my phone at my own face never quite felt natural to me. Sure, I’ve done it a bunch of times, but it never really got any less awkward. It never felt like me.

Because it wasn’t me.

There has long been whispers about phone cameras secretly post-processing your selfies to make you “more beautiful,” with the iPhone XS “Beautygate” scandal perhaps being the most notorious instance of this trend.

Critics have argued such automated edits fundamentally cultivate a culture of unobtainable beauty standards, which in turn leads to more extreme urges to manipulate our image — there are plenty of examples of pushing this beyond the norm in the popular Instagram versus Reality subreddit.

It seems Google has decided to take a stand against this tendency, though.

In a blog post, the company announced it will now disable selfie retouching

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