Lots of options, whichever screen you choose.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their first presidential debate at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) tonight and you have plenty of choices if you want to watch: Broadcast and cable networks, of course, plus free streaming options galore across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and web news outlets. Here’s a guide.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]
Snapchat sprang a surprise late Friday, shortening its name to Snap and revealing its first foray into hardware — Spectacles, $130 video-sharing sunglasses able to record 10-second, circular clips. Positioning them as a “toy” with a playful design may cut down the creepy factor and save them from the disdain that greeted Google Glass.
[Dan Frommer | Recode]
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will lay out his vision for the colonization of Mars — and perhaps beyond — in a much anticipated speech Tuesday at the International Astronautical Conference. We know the plans involve a big rocket, some big engines and a big ship; watch the livestream as Musk fills in the details.
[Loren Grush | The Verge]
What’s next in Uber’s development pipeline after autonomous cars? How about autonomous vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft shuttling passengers around cities. Uber products head Jeff Holden says we could see them in a decade.
[Kara Swisher | Recode]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Uber’s first political consultant, Bradley Tusk, talks about the tactics that the ride-hailing giant employs when it runs into regulatory and legislative obstacles.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]