This article was published on November 23, 2016

Snap Inc.’s ‘Spectacles’ have a hidden augmented reality feature


Snap Inc.’s ‘Spectacles’ have a hidden augmented reality feature
Bryan Clark
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For most of us, we’ll have to stick with the dog ears (and that annoying tongue) for a while longer as we continue the hunt for Snap Inc.’s hard-to-find hardware product, ‘Spectacles.’ If you’re lucky enough to have snagged a pair, you’ve already got access to a hidden filter, as detailed by Twitter user Moshe Isaacian.

Once you point the Spectacles at the lettering on the protective case, a filter unlocks and shows floating bubbles that presumably contain the snaps of others — or at least a handful curated by Snap Inc.

It’s nothing particularly mind-blowing, but it does detail the future implications of Snap Inc. hardware in the augmented reality space. Besides, we all love a good Easter egg from time-to-time.

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