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Topic: Snapchat

Killer Deal: Free Snapchat Spectacles with Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, get both for $1,595

05/29/2018, 03:05 pm

While supplies last, readers can exclusively "snap" up a free pair of Snapchat Spectacles valued at $120 with the purchase of Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which is $205 off with our exclusive coupon. Get both for just $1,595 with no tax collected in any state.

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Snapchat harnesses TrueDepth on iPhone X for ultra-realistic Lenses

04/06/2018, 01:04 am

Snapchat on Friday rolled out a set of three iPhone X-exclusive Lenses that use data from the TrueDepth camera array to mold realistic AR overlays, or masks, onto a user's face.

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Snap executing another round of layoffs, 120 engineers losing their jobs [u]

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Snapchat developer Snap is preparing to lay off 120 engineers, or almost 10 percent of its engineering team.

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Snap at work on second- and third-generation Spectacles with upgraded tech

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Looking to move past the commercial failure of the first iteration, Snap is reportedly working on not one but two new versions of its camera-equipped Spectacles.

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Snapchat response to user revolt over iPhone app redesign advises of new features, no rollback to earlier version

02/21/2018, 03:02 pm

Snapchat has responded to calls from users demanding a rollback of an update to the image sharing app, though while the firm acknowledges the high number of complaints, it advises it will not be reversing its design changes, but instead will make it easier for people to use.

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As Apple gears up for AR headset, Snap writes off $39.9M in unsold Spectacles

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million -- with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.

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Google extended $30B takeover offer to Snap in 2016, may still be open to deal - report

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

At one point in 2016 Google floated the idea of buying Snap -- the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat -- for at least $30 billion, and a similar offer may remain open, according to a report.

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Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new 'face filters' on iPhone

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

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Snap's fledgling Spectacles sold just over 63,000 units in March quarter

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

In a sign of how tough the market for Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses could be, Snap is estimated to have sold a little over 63,800 pairs of Spectacles in the March quarter.

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Snap signs major network deals for Snapchat TV shows

05/04/2017, 11:05 am

Snap is reportedly signing deals with a variety of TV networks to get shows in its popular iPhone and Android app, Snapchat -- echoing a similar strategy being adopted by Twitter.

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Snapchat for iPhone gains 3D, augmented reality 'World Lenses'

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

The iPhone version of Snapchat on Tuesday updated with a feature called World Lenses, making more advanced use of the augmented reality technology Snap has experimented with for over a year.

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Pornhub launches TrickPics for iOS, an AR photo filter for censoring nude selfies

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.

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Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-app camera for Apple's iPhone

03/28/2017, 11:03 am

Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected Spectacles

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.

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In filing for $3 billion IPO, Snapchat identifies Apple as a major competitor

02/03/2017, 10:02 am

Snap Inc, the company behind the Snapchat iOS app, is preparing an initial public offering which it hopes can raise $3 billion, with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing identifying Apple and its iMessage platform as one of its main competitors.

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Snapchat looks to extend iPhone app's Lenses feature to locations

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

Future versions of Snapchat for the iPhone could reportedly recognize and overlay images onto the world around you, extending well beyond just facial recognition.

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Snapchat for iPhone adding universal search bar to speed up interactions

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

Image and video sharing app Snapchat is making itself easier and quicker to navigate by username, via a soon-to-arrive update for iOS introducing a universal search bar that gives access to core functions.

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Snapchat announces Spectacles video-recording sunglasses, available this fall for $130

09/24/2016, 02:09 am

Snap, Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, on Friday announced its first hardware product in Spectacles, a $130 pair of sunglasses with an embedded camera that captures 10-second point-of-view video clips at the tap of a button.

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Snapchat joins Apple on Bluetooth consortium, plots wearable augmented reality hardware

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The latest member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is growing social media platform Snapchat, amidst rumors that the company is working on a wearable augmented reality device that will expand its presence into hardware.

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