TechCrunch: Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1

TechCrunch: Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1 . “Snapchat isn’t revealing sales numbers of version 2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses, but at least they’re not getting left in a drawer as much as the V1s. The company tells me V2 owners are capturing 40 percent more Snaps than people with V1s.”

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking. “Snapchat is here with a new way to control the Lenses you love, and you don’t have to lift a finger to do so. Snapchat released a new voice-controlled feature on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that allows users to activate new Snapchat Lenses simply by speaking to the app. It’s really that easy, and I can’t stop talking to pull up the fun new Lenses. If you are as eager as I am to use the new feature, wait no more. Here’s how to use Snapchat’s voice-controlled Lenses to send your next Snap.”

The Guardian: Snapchat hopes for second time lucky with new Spectacles launch

The Guardian: Snapchat hopes for second time lucky with new Spectacles launch. “Snap is doubling down on its hardware business, launching a new version of its Spectacles camera-glasses today with a better camera, the ability to take still images and water resistance. The new model comes as Snapchat attempts to recover from the disappointing long-term fate of the first generation, which gathered attention – and long queues – when they were launched in extremely limited quantities in November 2016, but failed to sell in large numbers when they were eventually released on general sale.”

Variety: New Version of Snap’s Spectacles Pops Up in FCC Filing

Variety: New Version of Snap’s Spectacles Pops Up in FCC Filing . “Snapchat’s corporate parent Snap Inc. may be getting ready to release a new version of its Spectacles wearable device soon: On late Tuesday, the FCC published a new filing made by the company for a ‘wearable video camera.’ Snap didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.”

TechCrunch: Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses

TechCrunch: Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses. “‘Timing’, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said cryptically when asked what the greatest threat was for Snap Inc. ‘I think the big risks are always the really big product ideas that we’re investing in that are just hard to get right’ he told the Goldman Sachs conference two weeks ago.”

TechCrunch: Snap reportedly working on new Spectacles, including two-camera version

TechCrunch: Snap reportedly working on new Spectacles, including two-camera version. “Snap, Inc. calls itself a ‘camera company’ so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that it’s working on new versions of its Spectacles hardware (especially since we reported just that last June). But a new report from Cheddar has surprised some with news that Snap is working on a refresh of their hardware´set to launch later this year, as well as a two-camera version planned for 2019.”