We often wonder if we ever have something better than our phones. Somewhat ironically, it’s taken a company only made possible through smartphones to come up with a potential answer – Snap.

In addition to its Snapchat app, Snap also makes spectacles and the company has launched its latest version.

They’ll be sold in November for US$380 and will have two cameras with exclusive 3D effects. You can take pictures and videos by tapping a button at the top.

In all seriousness, this is Snap’s third attempt at smart glasses and the first two were commercial flops. Will having an extra camera make a difference?

Only time will tell.

Today on the markets the ASX Small Ords is down 0.30 per cent to 2,854 while the ASX 200 is up 0.10 per cent to 6,575. Westpac consumer confidence gained 3.6 per cent and the Wage Price Index lifted 0.61 per cent in the second quarter.

Overseas, the US’ promise to delay tariffs sent Wall Street surging. Protests are continuing at Hong Kong airport although some flights have been able to operate and the Hang Seng is up over 1 per cent today.

Going up

When you’re a cash-strapped gold miner there’s nothing like a $11.9 million farm-in deal. Ghana-focused Castle Minerals (ASX: CDT) got just that and it’s up 117 per cent.

QuickFee (ASX: QFE) jumped 16 per cent after a strong sales update and Nuheara (ASX: NUH) rose 18 per cent after becoming a registered provider to the NDIS.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday August 14:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CDT Castle Minerals Ltd 0.013 +116.67% $2.9M 23.7M
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.2M 2.8M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $8.5M 4.0M
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $10.0M 800.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.0M 2.1M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $8.4M 7.0M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.004 +33.33% $10.8M 2.1M
AV1 AdVeritas Ltd 0.11 +25.00% $17.5M 235.0k
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $10.5M 600.0k
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.006 +20.00% $9.3M 333.2k
OKR Okapi Resources Ltd 0.24 +20.00% $8.6M 16.5k
CM8 Crowd Media Holdings Ltd 0.02 +18.75% $4.7M 1.5M
NUH Nuheara Ltd 0.04 +18.75% $40.4M 5.4M
CAE Cannindah Resources Ltd 0.014 +16.67% $2.5M 1.1M
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.014 +16.67% $10.0M 1.4M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $4.6M 1.9M
AHL AHAlife Holdings Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $7.1M 183.5k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $15.1M 60.0k
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $6.3M 1.5M
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $2.2M 170.0k
QFE QuickFee Ltd 0.37 +15.63% $52.0M 5.0M
BDA Bod Australia Ltd 0.6 +15.38% $52.8M 397.5k

Going down

Pact Group (ASX: PGH) fell 16 per cent after poor results. Its after tax result swung from a $74.5 million profit to a $289.6 million loss – a 489 per cent turnaround.

Great Southern Exploration (ASX: GTE) continued to fall off the back of no news after its spike last week.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday August 14:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 -50.00% $1.5M 4.0M
OEQ Orion Equities Ltd/fund 0.12 -36.84% $2.1M 50.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.3M 26.7k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -33.33% $33.4M 22.7M
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.7M 3.0M
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.01 -22.22% $7.2M 4.4M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $14.2M 8.1M
ENT Enterprise Metals Ltd 0.003 -18.18% $3.6M 390.6k
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.03 -18.18% $23.2M 62.6k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $6.5M 500.0k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $6.7M 164.7k
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.3M 1.5M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.6M 50.0k
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $8.2M 1.3M
PGH Pact Group Holdings Ltd 2.35 -15.65% $791.2M 3.6M