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Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

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For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... >>

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

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Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... >>

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

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Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around.It lets you share photos and video which will self-destruct after a few seconds of the recipient viewing them and that makes for a simple, quick and, sometimes, funny way to communicate. And that means... >>

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

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Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... >>

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

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Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... >>

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... >>

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

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Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... >>

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

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Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook and now people are asking the question "Does Instagram notify people when you take screenshots?"When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

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It seems like everyone is trying to copy Snapchat these days.Shortly after Facebook-owned Instagram launched a Stories feature, which lets users broadcast a collection of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, Facebook has begun testing a similar... >>

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

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Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles.The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... >>

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

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Apple is getting into social networking again, but this time it's not about music. Instead, it's developing a video-sharing and editing app for iPhone and iPad.According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to integrate social networking within its mobile products,... >>

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

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Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks.Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... >>

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

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One of the coolest features in Snapchat are those mask thingies.With Snapchat's camera view pointing toward your face, you can long-press on the screen to let the app recognise your facial features and serve up a bunch of mask-like filters that perfectly... >>

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

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Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live.The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... >>

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

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Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps.With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it around... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

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Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat.Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... >>

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

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Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0".Here's what you need... >>

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

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Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... >>

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

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Snapchat is looking for new ways to spruce up its app.According to Fortune, Snapchat just bought the company behind the Bitmoji app for around $100 million. The app basically lets you create an avatar or comic of yourself, and then you can share that... >>

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

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Searching for specific people - namely celebrities - on Snapchat has never been easy, because it's hard to tell which account is real, but with a new update to the app, things just got a little less confusing.Similar to Twitter's verified feature, Snapchat... >>

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

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Snapchat introduced a new feature called Lenses in September. They were free at the time, but now they cost money if you want to keep them.Snapchat is actually launching a Lens store, with the purpose of letting you buy Lenses for $0.99 apiece. You will... >>

Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway

Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway

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A British luxury fashion house has teamed up with Snapchat, in an effort to stay relevant in a multi-platform digital age, as well as to preview its 2016 Spring/Summer collection before the clothes hit the runway.Burberry has announced that its upcoming... >>

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

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Snapchat has updated in a big way, because now, you might actually want to use it.If you’ve ever tried to view a snap or story within Snapchat, you’ve probably wanted to ditch the app altogether after about five minutes. For whatever reason the design... >>

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

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If we're being honest here, it's weird that Snapchat has only now just added two-factor authentication.The ephemeral messaging app for Android and iOS devices has updated, ushering in a brand new feature called "Login Verification". When enabled, Snapchat... >>

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

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Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara.The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... >>

Facebook now lets you send money just like Snapchat does, but which one is for you?

Facebook now lets you send money just like Snapchat does, but which one is for you?

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Facebook might not have been able to buy Snapchat before it became the next big thing, but that doesn't mean it's going to let the ephemeral picture messenger become your go-to app for communicating with friends. That's why it's announcing a rival money-sending... >>

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

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An American teenager who allegedly murdered a classmate was caught by police after he sent a Snapchat photo of himself posing with the deceased to another student.Maxwell Marion Morton sent the sick selfie to a friend, who grabbed a screenshot of the... >>

Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn

Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn

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Snapchat is now making original series content for its app.Sasha Spielberg, daughter of the well-known film director and producer Steven Spielberg, and Goldwyn, daughter of film producer John Goldwyn, are the co-creators and writers of the first new series,... >>

Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning'

Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning'

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The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster for Snapchat's CEO, it seems.Leaked emails uncovered from the Sony Entertainment Pictures hack have recently disclosed several of Snapchat's business plans, to which the company's CEO has responded... >>

Snapchat introduces Snapcash, a new way to send money to friends

Snapchat introduces Snapcash, a new way to send money to friends

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Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a new feature that lets you use your debit card to pay for goods or simply send money to friends."Today is a big day for us - we are launching our first product created in partnership with another... >>

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

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Last month it was leaked nude photos of celebrities, and this month it's leaked nude images of minors.Snapsaved.com has announced that its servers were hacked and that 500 megabytes of photographs were stolen. The website allows users to save sent images... >>

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

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The latest headline in the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal drags Snapchat through the mill. Apparently on 12 October 200,000 images will be sent out, all taken not from the iCloud but from Snapsave.Snapsave is a third-party service which Snapchat... >>

Snapchat Discovery feature might soon deliver news and ads alongside vanishing messages

Snapchat Discovery feature might soon deliver news and ads alongside vanishing messages

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Snapchat wants to begin showing brief television and film clips, news articles, and adverts, it's claimed.According to The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat, a three-year-old ephemeral messaging app most popular for its self-destructing messages feature,... >>

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

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First there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook's Slingshot. And now there's WindUp, from Microsoft.The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send self-destructing messages... >>

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

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Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched Bolt, a new messaging app that lets you send brief photo and video messages from mobile devices.A bunch of leaked screenshots from last week revealed Instagram was developing a Snapchat competitor called Bolt... >>

Instagram leak reveals Bolt: Is it another Snapchat-like app or just an advert test?

Instagram leak reveals Bolt: Is it another Snapchat-like app or just an advert test?

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A bunch of leaked screenshots have indicated that Facebook-owned Instagram is currently developing a Snapchat competitor called Bolt - even though Facebook itself recently launched a Snapchat-like app called Slingshot.According to several of the screenshots,... >>

Snapchat adds Geofilters, new filters that change based on your location

Snapchat adds Geofilters, new filters that change based on your location

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Mobile app Snapchat has announced a new feature called Geofilters. They're photo filters that become available to you whenever you're in a specific city or location.To unlock Geofilters, open the Snapchat app, then snap a photo like you normally would,... >>

ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

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Secure email clients are fast becoming the gold of the internet amid news of government snooping. Former MIT scientists, consulting with CERN scientists, have teamed up to create an encrypted email client called ProtonMail.ProtonMail is so secure that... >>

Facebook's Snapchat-like Slingshot app launches (again) in US and requires you to play along

Facebook's Snapchat-like Slingshot app launches (again) in US and requires you to play along

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Exactly one week after launching on but then abruptly disappearing from Apple's App Store, the new Slingshot app by Facebook is officially available for Android and iOS devices.Slingshot is like Snapchat. There's no avoiding the similarities. But the... >>

Facebook’s Snapchat-like Slingshot app briefly launches but then disappears

Facebook’s Snapchat-like Slingshot app briefly launches but then disappears

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Facebook launched another standalone app today, called Slingshot, though it is no longer live in Apple's App Store.The social network is apparently unfazed by the fact it just shelved both the Poke and Camera apps, because it went back to the drawing... >>

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

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Tinder has set the dating world on fire - as well as becoming one of the most popular team sports we've seen for a while - but things are getting more visual with Tinder Moments.Moments will let you share pictures with your Tinder matches, and like the... >>

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

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Snapchat, the instant messaging service that is popular with teenagers, has announced that it will be offering those pesky kids, or adults, the chance to do video chat as well.In a move which sees it trying to stay ahead, with, or behind the curve depending... >>

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

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Mere hours into 2014 and Snapchat is the next big tech company to have its users' security breached. The website SnapchatDB! has appeared online, offering over 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers for download.SnapchatDB! claims this is in... >>

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

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Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in the process.When Vine came on the scene in spring 2013, Instagram was quick to add videos too. Now as... >>

Snapchat said no to $3B Facebook buyout, thinks it will be worth more

Snapchat said no to $3B Facebook buyout, thinks it will be worth more

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Facebook wanted to gobble up mobile app Snapchat, much as it did with Instagram, only this time the social network offered three times the amount, according to a new report.The Wall Street Journal reported - citing unnamed sources - that Snapchat recently... >>

Snapchat introduces Snapchat Stories, 24-hour slices of users' lives

Snapchat introduces Snapchat Stories, 24-hour slices of users' lives

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Snapchat, the photo and video application that works on the basis that old posts are unwanted and therefore disappear after a friend has viewed them, has introduced Snapchat Stories with a new app update.Snapchat Stories now allows you to save a snap... >>