Sextacles: How Snapchat’s new Spectacles are being used in the sack

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When Snap CEO Evan Spiegel described Spectacles—his company’s first piece of hardware, a pair of video-shooting sunglasses—in a September Wall Street Journal story, he called them a “toy.” 

There’s more than one type of a toy in this world, however, and there’s one Spectacles use case we’re not yet seeing, at least not publicly: Spectacles as a sex toy. 

Of course, behind closed doors, it’s already happened.

“It was the first thing I thought as we were waiting in line,” said media entrepreneur Rachel, who bought a pair from the first popup shop in Venice Beach with the guy she’s seeing. (Names of users have been changed by Mashable at their request for privacy.)  Read more…

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Spectacles Snapbot lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California

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Behold: Yet another Spectacles-selling Snapbot has appeared. The latest Snapbot to show up finds itself in a pitch-perfect place to rip the Spectacles you buy from its loins right out of their packaging, for immediate use: California’s Six Flags, Magic Mountain. 

In recent weeks, Snap’s Bluetooth-connected camera glasses have been trickling out everywhere from Venice Beach, to New York to Florida, with each release drawing tons of interest, as evidenced by the lines of people that quickly form once a new Snapbot is revealed. 

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Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

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Snapchat is doing remarkably well in Australia, new figures released by Snap Inc. show. 

For the first time, the company has revealed how many Australians are daily active users on the platform. And it’s a cool 4 million.

According to a 2015 report from Deloitte, Australia has 15 million smartphone users, making the market’s active Snapchat audience a pretty significant one. No wonder we’re getting slapped with all those branded lenses on the daily. 

Demographics-wise, Australia imitates global trends almost identically, with 18-to-24-year-olds dominating the platform at 31 percent and 25-to-34-year-olds coming in a close second at 28 percent.   Read more…

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