Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to bring you Ray-Ban Stories, its first pair of “smart glasses.” They combine the recognizable Ray-Ban frames, Facebook technology, and a pair of cameras so you can now share absolutely every moment of your life on social media. Sounds familiar? Yeah, I thought of Snapchat Spectacles, too.
Snap isn’t only behind the popular app Snapchat. The company has launched three versions of Spectacles so far, and rumor has it that something new is cooking in the hardware department. According to recent reports, Snap is working on brand new Spectacles that will support augmented reality effects. Also, we might also see the first Snap selfie drone.
A UK woman recently fell out of a window of a car that was driving 110 mph. How is that even possible, you may wonder? Well, of course, she was filming a video for social media.
Snap has introduced Spectacles 3, the third iteration of its wearable camera-sunglasses. Just like the last year’s version, Spectacles 3 are also improved over their preceding model. They include some interesting upgrades compared to Spectacles 2, such as two HD cameras shooting 3D snaps. But, the price is also significantly “upgraded,” and the latest model is almost two times more expensive than the previous one.
So, Samsung has gone and done it. They’ve singlehandedly destroyed the “You don’t watch TV vertically do you? So, why do you shoot video vertically?” argument. Yes, they’ve announced a vertical TV. And it costs $1,600 (not $16,000 as some sources are reporting).
Even though “social media influencer” sounds like a made-up job, it looks like it has something in common with “real jobs” after all. If you fail to do it right – you will face consequences. And influencer Luka Sabbat is facing serious consequences after failing to promote Snapchat Spectacles on Instagram. After breaching the $60,000 contract he signed, he is now being sued.
A recent study has shown that a majority of plastic surgery patients wants to look better in selfies. But it’s not celebrities that serve as models any longer. Nowadays, people want to look like their own Snapchat selfies. Doctors have noticed this trend, and it has been discussed in an article recently published on JAMA Network.
Not long ago, it was rumored that Snap Inc. would come up with a “new and improved” version of Spectacles. And now it’s official: Snap doesn’t want to give up the camera sunglasses, so they have just released the second version of Spectacles for sale. The new model has some improvements over the previous one, but the price has gone up a bit as well. Snap hopes you’ll wear these to the beach and in other adventures, but unless you have Snapchat – I’m not so sure you’d want them.
“Snapchat is a camera.” Yeah, you’ve read it well. In its very first TV commercial, it seems that Snapchat wants to rebrand as “a new kind of camera.” Would you ever call it that way? How can a silly app be a camera?