Snapchat’s Video-Enabled Sunglasses

While Google Glass didn’t take off, Snapchat evidently thinks there’s still something in tech specs as they have announced their video-enabled sunglasses: Spectacles. Created to upload video to the “memories” section of Snapchat directly, the sunglasses are Bluetooth- and WiFi-enabled and “capture the human perspective with a 115 degree field of view.” The glasses will be available in three colorways. Read more at the Snap …

Instagram Stories Versus Snapchat

So we’ve all got Instagram’s new Stories feature now. And in an honest and informative interview with Tech Crunch, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom makes clear that Snapchat did provide the impetus for this update. But while Instagram has a vast built-in audience, a beautiful and easy UI, and Stories offers an array of fun accessories (more filters and writing options, like neon gaslight drawing), Snapchat …

Everest No Filter

A snapchat story of ascending the most epic mountain is underway

Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world’s most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they’re doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER. The experience is literally taking the social media service to new heights—and giving viewers plenty of insight along the way. Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards, two Alpinists—one …