Google Glasses

  • Buddha

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    Feb 20, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/20/google-finally-shows-of-google-glass-ui-announces-ifihadglass-purchase-campaign/

    So what's your initial reaction? Given the fact that my friends spam me with facebook updates/messages all the time on my iPhone, part of me thinks that I'll go insane after having these for more than 20 minutes.

    Then again, you can watch porn whenever you want.

    Also I think it's cool that you can take a picture whenever you want. Ever since I got my first camera I've wished for a possibility to instantly take a photo of what's in front of you, for all the times you've missed an opportunity for a good shot.

    Also, you could take photos of hot guys. But you'd have to say it out loud so that sucks. When's the telepathic version coming?
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    Feb 20, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    Buddha saidhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/02/20/google-finally-shows-of-google-glass-ui-announces-ifihadglass-purchase-campaign/

    So what's your initial reaction? Given the fact that my friends spam me with facebook updates/messages all the time on my iPhone, part of me thinks that I'll go insane after having these for more than 20 minutes.

    Then again, you can watch porn whenever you want.

    Also I think it's cool that you can take a picture whenever you want. Ever since I got my first camera I've wished for a possibility to instantly take a photo of what's in front of you, for all the times you've missed an opportunity for a good shot.

    Also, you could take photos of hot guys. But you'd have to say it out loud so that sucks. When's the telepathic version coming?


    I've already designed a sign for my business stating that anyone wearing these will not be allowed to enter.
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    No
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    There were google-eyes glasses when I was a kid, nothing new. I can't imagine these becoming the next hi-tech sensation.

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    Feb 20, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Privacy: That thing that only third world countries have.
  • metta

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    Jan 16, 2015 7:00 AM GMT
    Google calls end to Glass experiment

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/google-calls-end-to-glass-experiment/ar-AA8cZaz
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    Jan 16, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    dont think much for the old google glasses considering the whole parts list cost ~$60.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    I wonder if the iWatch (or whatever is called) will suffer the same fate. It seems like an awkward solution to something that isn't a problem. But then I've been surprised before when a brilliant mind gave me a solution to something I didn't see as a problem. Like following maps to a destination. How did they dream up GPS and the detailed database? Amazing.
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    Jan 16, 2015 8:59 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI wonder if the iWatch (or whatever is called) will suffer the same fate. It seems like an awkward solution to something that isn't a problem. But then I've been surprised before when a brilliant mind gave me a solution to something I didn't see as a problem. Like following maps to a destination. How did they dream up GPS and the detailed database? Amazing.


    I feel like all smart watches will "fail." I feel like this is a product that is being shoved down our throat and not actually trying to come up with that will improve consumer lives. I think the next big push will be home automation and you are kind of seeing it now.
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    Jan 18, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    not a fan lol.tbh they would only be "cool"if they weren't being mass advertised and only a few people in the world knew about them.Lol college and most other things in life would be a breeze.icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 18, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    Home automation I can see some value with.

    For example, I would love to be able to program my washing machine to do a soak cycle where it agitates every 15, 30, etc. minutes. Then after N hours start the regular wash cycle. Now it just agitates for a few minutes at the beginning of the soak cycle and then stops, forever.

    Another one is my electric blanket (actually an electric pad that covers the top of the mattress; I think mindgarden mentioned these, right about the time my existing electric blanket was dying). I'd like to have it go on high for some duration that I specify, to preheat the bed, then switch to the normal temperature I've set. One thing it does do which is nice is turn itself off after 10 hours.

    I don't know if my oven goes off after being on for too long; I think so but "too long" is something like 12 hours.

    I'd like every room to have a motion sensor and then specified lights could be turned off after some period of no motion there.

    The light switch to my front door porch light is an expensive one from Honeywell. It's programmable to go on at sunset, or some specified time prior to sunset, and then go off at any time you specify. That's nice.

    But all of these things I'd like to be able to program from my computer (or tablet or cell phone).
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    Jan 18, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    One of the things that puzzles me about smart watches is that watches have largely died out due to cell phones. And the tiny screen of a watch seems like a dead end.
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    Jan 18, 2015 11:39 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidOne of the things that puzzles me about smart watches is that watches have largely died out due to cell phones. And the tiny screen of a watch seems like a dead end.


    Exactly. If I need info from my phone, why would I use yet another gadget that needs to be recharged when I have advanced biotechnology designed by Gawd specifically for pulling a phone out of a pocket? As an AAPL shareholder, I hope everyone races out and buys that shit. But, personally, I'm like, "Why the hell would anyone race out and buy that shit?"
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    Jan 20, 2015 8:40 PM GMT
    The watch thing seems like such a non-starter. Unless they quickly evolve it to be more like a cuff with a useful-sized screen that contains the whole phone. And/or match it up to a truly good glasses display. So that all your tech is wearable - no need for pockets or keyboards.

    Speaking of which... looks like Google is putting their money into this:

    http://www.wired.com/2015/01/magic-leaps-vision-for-virtual-reality/
    http://www.magicleap.com/#/home
    (Maybe - Wired reporting tends to be a bit hyperbolic.)
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    Jan 20, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Companies kind of have to do what appears to be the dud ideas; they never know what the public might like and they don't want to be late to the game if their competitors jump on it more quickly.

    For example, luckily for twitter I wasn't there telling them it was a dumb idea since it's obviously popular with many people.
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    Mar 16, 2015 7:26 AM GMT
    Google Glass meets 3d printing. You can have some fake Google Glasses printed for you by Shapeways.

    http://www.shapeways.com/product/SVJQXJGWM/google-glass-replica-fake-mk3-almost-sold-out?li=productGroup&optionId=43879213