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Snapchat changes name to Snap Inc., debuts video-recording 'Spectacles'

Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories.
Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories. Snap Inc.

Social media app Snapchat is changing its corporate name to Snap Inc. and introducing video-recording glasses called 'Spectacles.'

The glasses can record video 10 seconds at a time by tapping a button on the device. The video is then uploaded to the 'Memories' section of the popular app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The app will retain the name Snapchat.

The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles-based company. The company says it's changing its name since it now has more than one product.

The glasses record so-called "circular video," meaning it plays full-screen on any device in any orientation.

They will be available in the U.S. in the fall on a limited basis and cost $130.

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