Google shows what its like to use Google Glass

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  1. RAMA

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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"?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    will it be able to detect power levels?

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  8. Robert Maxwell

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    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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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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    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/video/google-glass-what-you-need-to-know-1078114

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    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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    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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    A lot of people still have very iffy mobile connections, you know. Or highly capped ones.
     
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    Well relatively speaking, switching from analog to the CDMA, TDMA networks to early 3g, improved 3g, then 4g and wifi has totally transformed the landscape of mobile communiation, don't think that can be argued. In terms of data not just voice, it wasn't until 2005-6--a mere speck of time ago--that most people had any sort of speed on their network..and then the devices used to access them were primitive by comparison, often monochrome or low res. In 2006 I barely could use yahoo IM on my flip phone.

    As far as capping goes, I believe there was a study where the results showed the huge majority of people did not come close to their data cap (I'll try and dig it up). Also, Sprint has a true unlimited plan. Since I've switched carriers from Sprint, despite the fact that I've streamed baseball games on my phone at the gym, I've never hit my data cap...mainly because another little radio miracle: wifi .

    There are still two main issues with cell phones..the wifi gap...we really should be doing better with free wifi all over the USA. As always the other is battery life...still there are improvements with this all the time too. I even used an extended battery on my last phone with more than double the power and life.

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  16. Robert Maxwell

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    I'm with Sprint, and they don't even have 4G where I live--barely 10 miles from NYC. So you'll pardon me if I am not buying into this idea of wireless broadband everywhere being the norm. 4G is still rolling out and it's still capped for most people.

    I guarantee you people are going to start blowing right through those caps if they're uploading videos and photos all the time from their Google Glass.
     
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    I'm not gonna like the future, that much is certain.