Snapchat to launch Spectacles, and could Twitter be bought out?The social site announces camera-equipped glasses. Rumors fly about Google Home pricing and the company's October 4 event. Also, a possible Twitter sale.
This CNet, and here are the stories that matter right now. Snapchat surprised the tech world this weekend when the company, just renamed to Snap Incorporated, debuted its first hardware ever, called Spectacles. They're a pair of sunglasses that can record ten second bursts of video from the point of view of the wearer. And then connect to Snapchat via Bluetooth or WiFi. Available in three colors, the rechargeable glasses will go for $130, though no release date has been set as of yet. Google's voice-activated assistant called Home is rumored to sell for $130, according to Android Police. The home device undercuts Amazon's Echo by $80. The site also reports that Google's October 4th event will also see the debut of the $130 wi-fi smart router and a 4K version of ChromeCast. And finally, rumors continue to swirl about the possibility of a buyout of Twitter by either Google or Sales Force. The social media micro-blogging network has had stagnant growth over the past several quarters [MUSIC] Continues to underwhelm Wall Street. That said it does have an engaged user base of 313 million users, and has been ramping up it's live streaming efforts in the past year. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date by downloading the cnet tech today app, in the Apple app store.