Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

Second Snap: New Spectacles expected from Snapchat

Spectacles at first did not succeed but Snap will try try again report says Albert Borrero of Los Angeles tries on the first version of Spectacles in Venice shortly after they went on sale in 2016
Russell Knight | 02 March, 2018, 21:28

Snap is working on two new versions of its Spectacles camera-enabled glasses, according to a Friday report from business news site Cheddar. While Snap was bullish on the potential of Spectacles when the product first arrived, consumer interest in the gadget cooled significantly over the next few months. After the huge disaster that was the company's Spectacles glasses-only selling 150,00 pairs with hundreds of unsold units-the company is apparently returning with two new Spectacles. It's apparently planning to build slight improvements into the next new version, meant to ship this fall, per Cheddar, with new colors, water resistance, and performance improvements. But the other new Spectacles camera, set for a 2019 launch, will feature more ambitious upgrades.

So, while Snapchat took a whopping $40 million loss on the first generation of Spectacles, it looks like it hasn't been deterred.

Also, if Snap is serious about being a camera company, it won't give up after one middling attempt. That line could possess snazzy features like multiple cameras and a build-in Global Positioning System as well as an increased price tag of around $300. The new design features aluminium frames, and Snap is also considering adding built-in GPS-possibly for Snap Map-and a leather case with the new product.

EPL: Free-scoring Liverpool faces Benitez exam
In 1998 Newcastle were again on the wrong side of high-scoring thriller as they suffered a late collapse at Anfield. Midfielder Matt Ritchie and striker Dwight Gayle are fit, but loan signing Islam Slimani remains on the sidelines.

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Excuses are his middle name and he will say anything in press conferences to try and make out that he is doing a better job than what reality tells you.

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The Worcester District Attorney's Office is still investigating the deaths, but did confirm they're being treated as suspicious. School will be in session Friday, although added security and grief counselors will be at the school for the day.

According to The Verge, Snap is also now working on a deal with glasses company Luxottica and Warby Parker to license out its camera technology.

Although the Spectacles flopped in the market, Snap does not seem to have thrown in the towel.

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