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People are paying truly stupid amounts of money for Snapchat Spectacles

November 14th at 2:47 PM

People are paying truly stupid amounts of money for Snapchat Spectacles

In 1759 Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, wrote that an “invisible hand” guides supply and demand, creating an equilibrium that advances the interests of society.

Well, in 2016, that invisible hand appears to be jerking us around. Exhibit A: people spending $2,300 on a pair of glasses that let you take a photo.

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

September 24th 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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Can we talk about how bad Snapchat’s AR glasses will be?

September 5th 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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Here come Snapchat’s most annoying ads yet

June 14th 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

April 13th 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

July 23rd 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

July 1st 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

June 30th 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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