Snap is fucked. Following an earnings call on Tuesday, a fifth of the company’s value disappeared in after-hours trading, Mark Zuckerberg is eating its lunch, Snap Spectacles are in the toilet. Yes, things are bad. But are they Vine-levels of bad? Or Twitter-bad? Trick question, Twitter’s very fucked!
This is kind of a sad story. In November, Snap Inc blew everybody’s mind by releasing a surprisingly interesting piece of hardware. The camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles worked with Snapchat and looked cool. But a year later, the company reportedly has “hundreds of thousands” of unsold Spectacles sitting in…
I am such an asshole. That is the only conclusion I could come to after waiting five hours in line for two pairs of Snap Inc.’s new Spectacles—sunglasses with a camera attached that work with Snapchat—in New York City on Thursday.
Good news, clutz: these glasses swap the usual screws in their hinges for magnets, allowing you to swap the arms easily—and making them harder to break, too.
London was the place to be this past New Year's Eve. While you had your ball in New York City and your party in Sydney, London was home to the world's first multi-sensory fireworks display. You could literally taste the celebration.
The Eyejusters aren't the world's first adjustable eyeglasses that can be tweaked without the need for an optometrist. But they take a new approach to the idea that seems to offer some distinct advantages.
On Monday night I walked home instead of taking the train. But rather than the expected trot back, head filled with MP3s and little else, languorously drenched in sweat, I saw a woman dangling from the top of a bridge.
Two and a half years on, and the British atomic physicist who invented these optician-less adjustable glasses is now working with the World Bank and the Dow Corning Corporation to supply 200 million pairs to African and Asian schoolchildren.
Despite being steeped in gross-fruitcake tradition, great measures are being taken to ensure that the upcoming royal wedding will take full advantage of every technological convenience of the digital age. Facebook will update us, iTunes will sell the soundtrack, and Anderson Cooper's holographic form will hover above…
First we had maps, which were delicate and unwieldy. Eventually our smartphones started showing us where to go. Someday, connected contact lenses will unobtrusively overlay directions onto our eyeballs. Until then, these GPS-enabled, LED-equipped spectacles will have to do. [Ubergizmo]
Tag Heuer, best known for their fancy, manly watches, also makes fancy, manly eyewear, and the Squadra night vision glasses are their newest pair. They have titanium arms, high-contrast lenses, and make all the other spectacles nearby feel kinda wimpy.
British Inventor Josh Silver has developer a pair of eyeglasses that are instantly adjustable. They've got a liquid-filled sac in the middle—add more fluid to make the glasses stronger, deflate to weaken them.
Here's something that could be a godsend for the hard of hearing who feel they are not getting their money's worth in the movie theater. A nifty little idea thought up by some clever people at Madrid's Carlos III University for the Spanish Center for Subtitles and Closed Captions, this gadget fixes onto a person's…