Snapchat Glasses

Snapchat unveils $129 sunglasses that can record video in 10-second snippets

By on September 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM.

Snapchat unveils $129 sunglasses that can record video in 10-second snippets

In an unexpected if not utterly bizarre move, Snapchat over the weekend introduced a new piece of Snapchat-oriented hardware: Snapchat glasses. That’s right, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel believes that the exceedingly popular instant messaging and photo sharing app can succeed where Google Glass failed.

Dubbed Spectacles, Snapchat’s new glasses are equipped with a video camera and, as you might expect, are pretty straight forward to use. Users simply tap a button on the frame and the glasses will record successive clips of 10-second video all from a first person perspective.

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Snapchat AR Glasses

Can we talk about how bad Snapchat’s AR glasses will be?

By on September 5, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Can we talk about how bad Snapchat’s AR glasses will be?

Snapchat has pulled off a remarkable turnaround from fringe sexting app to become the only way tweens communicate. But even though the company has defied expectations once, I still fully expect Snapchat-branded AR glasses to crash and burn.

A report from the Financial Times claims that Snapchat is hiring hardware engineers, specifically people familiar with Bluetooth. That adds fuel to an already-existing rumor, first reported by CNET, that Snapchat is planning on building a set of augmented reality glasses. But the real question is: why?

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Snapchat Ads

Here come Snapchat’s most annoying ads yet

By on June 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Here come Snapchat’s most annoying ads yet

Now that Snapchat has become one of the hottest messaging apps in the world, it’s time to do what every messaging app has done before it: figure out how to make money. Some apps have been more successful than others, but there are a few things they’ve all had in common as they look to better monetize their massive users bases. Among those common threads, a flood of new advertising is always in there somewhere, and Snapchat has apparently now reached that stage in its life cycle.

Snapchat users, get ready to be annoyed. More →

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3D Stickers are the new Snapchat feature all your friends will be talking about

By on April 13, 2016 at 1:04 PM.

3D Stickers are the new Snapchat feature all your friends will be talking about

Augmented reality is closer than ever to becoming an everyday technology that all of us use on a regular basis. Snapchat on Wednesday rolled out a great new augmented reality feature called 3D Stickers that promises to put augmented reality in the palm of your hand. With 3D Stickers, you can pin virtual objects to real objects in videos you make and have them stick on them no matter where they move. More →

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Best Snapchat Celebrity Accounts To Follow

15 celebrity Snapchat accounts you need to follow

By on July 23, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

15 celebrity Snapchat accounts you need to follow

Snapchat, to the surprise of many, has managed to become a bonafide social media platform with nearly 200 million active users. In turn, the service has expectedly become home to a number of celebrities and media personalities who use the app not just to connect with friends, but with fans worldwide.

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Snapchat’s Huge New Update Changes the Way You Watch Snaps

By on July 1, 2015 at 12:44 PM.

Snapchat’s Huge New Update Changes the Way You Watch Snaps

If you’ve ever used Snapchat, you’re already well aware of the frustrating design choices the team made for viewing photos and videos through the app. In order to watch a friend’s Snap or Story, you have to press and hold down on the screen for the duration of the Snaps, which felt awkward and forced you to cover up part of the screen.

Everyone kind of hated it, but we lived it until Wednesday, July 1st, when Snapchat announced that it was replacing press-and-hold with Tap to View.
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How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. Confirmed over the weekend, the photo-editing tool that’s similar to Snapchat’s tool should already be available to most iPhone users, with an Android version expected to launch in the future. More →

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Ex-iOS boss Scott Forstall resurfaces in a place you wouldn’t expect

By on April 17, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

Ex-iOS boss Scott Forstall resurfaces in a place you wouldn’t expect

In late 2012, Apple’s iOS chief Scott Forstall was unceremoniously let go from the company he helped bring back to greatness. A longtime Steve Jobs lieutenant, Forstall was the key software head responsible for bringing the iPhone into existence, and just as importantly, for developing the first iOS SDK.

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Snapchat Snapcash Mobile Payments Feature

Snapchat just made a huge move to get into mobile payments

By on November 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Snapchat just made a huge move to get into mobile payments

Snapchat is now officially good for something more than discreetly sending out your nude selfies. Re/code reports that Snapchat has just unveiled a new mobile payments feature called Snapcash that will let you send money through Snapchat to your friends. The new feature was created through a partnership with Square, the popular mobile app used by merchants to process credit card payments on iPhones and iPads. More →

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