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Old February 21 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

http://www.gizmag.com/google-glass-f...on-view/26334/
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Old February 27 2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9c6W4CCU9M4#!

This one shows more of the practical side. I tried to "win" a pair, so we'll see.
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Old March 1 2013, 07:02 AM   #3
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

Something wrong with that link - it goes to a Telegraph page with a non-working embedded vid.

Does it show Google Glass having a more practical use than allowing the wearer/user to routinely annoy others in public or private by spouting things like "Glass, shoot a video now" or "Glass, take a picture now"?

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Never mind - worked it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4

This isn't new - it's the same video we saw nearly a year ago, when Glass was originally announced.
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Old March 1 2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

You know.. these are the killer technologies that will make a product and a company and have the potential to change lifestyles.

It's why Apple is declining slowly.. they started the smartphone market in earnest, introduced Siri but then nothing new but better displays or increased battery life which is boring and no one will buy a new phone each year to get that.

Google Glass is such an interesting concept and the video makes it look fascinating. Who didn't wish sometimes they'd have a camera handy to make a personal video and the possibilities of thedisplay technology together with the wealth of information from the internet is near limitless.

All that remains is to perfect the technology until it becomes near unnoticeable, i.e. make it smaller, lighter and overall perform better but since it's the first generation there's plenty of room left for improvement and i'm pretty sure if it hits well in the stores it will be developed further.

A personal Heads Up Display.. well, that's cool.
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Old March 3 2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

It is a cool technology, though of course as with anything these days privacy issues are coming up, some people have even accused Google of creating one big information collecting service (the pic and video taking on auto)for ads with no way to opt out. With a few changes, Google Glass will move one step above the smartphone with closer user integration.
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Old March 3 2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

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Something wrong with that link - it goes to a Telegraph page with a non-working embedded vid.

Does it show Google Glass having a more practical use than allowing the wearer/user to routinely annoy others in public or private by spouting things like "Glass, shoot a video now" or "Glass, take a picture now"?

Edit:

Never mind - worked it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4

This isn't new - it's the same video we saw nearly a year ago, when Glass was originally announced.

I believe I swtiched the two, the first one I posted is from Feb, the second one is from April 2012.
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Old March 7 2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

will it be able to detect power levels?

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Re: Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

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It is a cool technology, though of course as with anything these days privacy issues are coming up, some people have even accused Google of creating one big information collecting service (the pic and video taking on auto)for ads with no way to opt out. With a few changes, Google Glass will move one step above the smartphone with closer user integration.
It's not even a technology. It's a fantasy video. This doesn't even exist a form remotely like what was shown.
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Old March 8 2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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will it be able to detect power levels?

My thoughts exactly!
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Old March 8 2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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It is a cool technology, though of course as with anything these days privacy issues are coming up, some people have even accused Google of creating one big information collecting service (the pic and video taking on auto)for ads with no way to opt out. With a few changes, Google Glass will move one step above the smartphone with closer user integration.
It's not even a technology. It's a fantasy video. This doesn't even exist a form remotely like what was shown.
A lot of the tech is available already on your cell phone. You do realize this is coming out in about a year don't you?? There was some criticism from those following the technology that it wouldn't be able to do what it does in the video, but the latest word is that this was unfounded, and most if not all the search, messaging, gps, etc capabilities will be there.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/vid...o-know-1078114

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Old March 8 2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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Old March 8 2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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It's not he fact that it exists really, everyone knows it's being tested, but the fact the writer claims it's almost exactly like the Google video is more significant.
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It's not he fact that it exists really, everyone knows it's being tested, but the fact the writer claims it's almost exactly like the Google video is more significant.
It's not like the promo video they released a while back, which was much more immersive and offered a lot more features.

The (for example) skydiving video seems much more realistic in terms of capabilities, though. Some of it does seem nonsensical, like having a hangout while on a plane--how's that connection supposed to work? Elements like that make it a bit more fantastical than real.

I agree that most of the features shown already exist in nearly identical form on Android phones, so it's not like those are outlandish.
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Old March 9 2013, 08:28 PM   #14
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It's not he fact that it exists really, everyone knows it's being tested, but the fact the writer claims it's almost exactly like the Google video is more significant.
It's not like the promo video they released a while back, which was much more immersive and offered a lot more features.

The (for example) skydiving video seems much more realistic in terms of capabilities, though. Some of it does seem nonsensical, like having a hangout while on a plane--how's that connection supposed to work? Elements like that make it a bit more fantastical than real.

I agree that most of the features shown already exist in nearly identical form on Android phones, so it's not like those are outlandish.
First generation technology will always be improved upon incrementally. The fact that it will do what it already can is pretty amazing considering 10 years ago we had iffy internet connections, rudimentary messaging, no apps, and so on.
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It's not he fact that it exists really, everyone knows it's being tested, but the fact the writer claims it's almost exactly like the Google video is more significant.
It's not like the promo video they released a while back, which was much more immersive and offered a lot more features.

The (for example) skydiving video seems much more realistic in terms of capabilities, though. Some of it does seem nonsensical, like having a hangout while on a plane--how's that connection supposed to work? Elements like that make it a bit more fantastical than real.

I agree that most of the features shown already exist in nearly identical form on Android phones, so it's not like those are outlandish.
First generation technology will always be improved upon incrementally. The fact that it will do what it already can is pretty amazing considering 10 years ago we had iffy internet connections, rudimentary messaging, no apps, and so on.
A lot of people still have very iffy mobile connections, you know. Or highly capped ones.
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