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What separates Snapchat Spectacles from Google Glass: simplicity

What separates Snapchat Spectacles from Google Glass: simplicity

A paparazzi photograph of Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel prematurely revealed the Los Angeles company’s first piece of consumer electronics: a pair of video camera sunglasses.

Though it spoiled the surprise delivered last week, the fact that Spiegel felt comfortable wearing the shades where he did — in public with his supermodel fiancee a year ago — suggests the gadget may succeed where similar products from rivals fell short.

Google, Facebook and others that have released head-mounted technology have presumed their tools would get people to significantly adjust their behavior. With a product that looks like...

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