Google Glass Sales Halted as Group Goes Back to the Drawing Board

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    Jan 16, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
    Remember when Google Glass was the hottest new technology? That was gonna revolutionize how we interfaced with digital devices, and viewed the world?

    Well, Google announced today in a blog post that it is shutting down its Explorer program and that the last day for individual consumers to purchase the computer-equipped glasses will be Jan. 19.

    "Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we're ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run," the Google Glass team said in a blog post.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/google-glass-sales-halted-group-back-drawing-board/story?id=28252008

    Did any of you have Google Glass?
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    Jan 16, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    So sad, I guess the world will have to continue on, unchanged by google glass.
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    Jan 16, 2015 2:25 AM GMT
    When it becomes mainstream the number one selling app for it will be called "PornMe" and will make every person you see look like they're naked and have huge tits and cocks.

    And there will be one called GayDar that will calculate how likely someone is gay based on their walk and dress and mannerisms.
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    Jan 16, 2015 2:30 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    When it becomes mainstream the number one selling app for it will be called "PornMe" and will make every person you see look like they're naked and have huge tits and cocks.

    At the same time? icon_eek.gif

    Wyndahoi said
    And there will be one called GayDar that will calculate how likely someone is gay based on their walk and dress and mannerisms.

    I've had that app all my life. It was installed with the operating system icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 16, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
    the 2013 materials cost for a google glasses was about $60
    lots of hype no steam.


    now back to the 777hp 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
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    Jan 16, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    pellaz saidthe 2013 materials cost for a google glasses was about $60
    lots of hype no steam.

    now back to the 777hp 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

    You took a wrong turn at the other thread.
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    Jan 16, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
    What went wrong with Google Glass:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/glassholes-privacy-issues-troubled-run-edition-google-glass/story?id=28269049

    The once sought-after wearable computer has turned into a piece of technology fraught with privacy concerns that have led to it being banned in certain public locations. The $1,500 product also spawned a name for its tech savvy wearers: glassholes.
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    Jan 16, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    ^^^^^Good name!

    But I fail to see why they get more grief than Twitter users...espec. those who feel the need to tweet out every wisp of a thought that enters their pea-brains. Much like Instagram, another totally narcissistic device or app.


    Voracious Twitter users should be called "Twats".
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    Jan 17, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    I think there were 2 things that killed Google Glass:

    First, to sell a product successfully at that price it must meet a strong need, and be useful to ordinary people in ordinary situations. It had a big gee-whiz factor, but provided nothing essential.

    Second, the privacy concerns the last article mentions were big drawbacks. If you couldn't wear your Google Glass in many public places, what good was it?

    In "going back to the drawing board" Google could consider a Glass without a camera, that just offers a display. But how do others know your Glass has a camera or not? These glasses will still likely be banned in too many places to make them of any use to their owners.