FROM Josh Constine
Snapchat Spectacles Reactions to tonight’s presidential debate will no doubt play out in real time across social media: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat. Donald Trump’s campaign even made a “Crooked Hillary” filter for Snapchat, a frame that users can place over their pictures. But there’s even bigger news in the Snapchat universe. Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., dropped a new product called Snapchat Spectacles. They’re sunglasses that record video from the wearer’s perspective and automatically upload the videos to Snapchat wirelessly. It’s the company’s first hardware product, a risky move according to some tech gurus.
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Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.