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2013-04-17 07:24:18 PM
By the way, you can get basically the same thing from Vuzix here: (or at least very soon)

http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html

Its just not exactly the same form factor, and doesn't have Google doing all the software or linked to the google market infrastructure. And it is designed to be lowered when used, and raised when not - so its not quite the same "always present" display that the glasses are - but it isn't all that different, really.
 
2013-04-17 07:26:32 PM

TheOriginalEd: So we're whining about TOS now? this is legal bullshiat. If they dont say that stuff someone sues them. doesnt mean its a real problem.


People have been whining about TOS since the first episode of STNG came out. DS9 and Voyager didn't help much, either.

What are we talking about again?
 
2013-04-17 07:27:32 PM
Paging Ms. Millions. Paging Ms. Molly Millions.
 
2013-04-17 07:28:44 PM
Slouching Toward Cyborism.
 
2013-04-17 07:29:30 PM

fluffy2097: Whats even scarier is that stereoscopic TV and Video games (oculus rift)  causes lazy eye in children, and can even possibly cause problem for adults too.

If you want a UI displayed over your vision, you're going to need to pump it into your optic nerve, not into some kind of display on your face.


Amblyopia (lazy eye) can be caused before the ages of 7, and after that, you cant cause it or treat it, you have it or not. If you have it, the retina in the "lazy" eye will be not fully developed and will stay that way the rest of your life. I think that's one of the reasons google had the "don't use under the age of 13" - being a little overly cautious.

I have amblyopia in my left eye, and it is one of the reasons I like the glasses - especially as a rear-camera feed on my bike, since I can then see behind me with my right (good) eye, and not have to turn my head to the left and then try to determine if there is traffic, with my crappy eye.

Of course, if I was biking in New Zealand or the UK, this wouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-04-17 07:29:43 PM

Corvus: One thing people don't understand, unlike the youTube videos of Google glasses, your actual eye can really can only focus on one the thing at a time. Because of this you will have to focus away to see what is on the glasses and when you are focused on other things you will not really see what is projected on the glasses and it will be like some annoying  thing is in the corner of your eye.

Oh this is Fark, why am I even trying. I'll just be attacked for "hating Google" (which I don't)


Very useful for people who need to have quick access to specific information at any given moment.  Like, say, telemetry data while racing.  A quick eye-flick to the upper-right of your FOV is quicker and easier than looking down at a STACK system.  Plus, you can notice a major event in the feed via peripheral vision without actually having to look directly at it.

But yeah, they aren't that full-time HUD some people (myself included) want.

I want a HUD.  I have to wait.
 
2013-04-17 07:34:21 PM
b..but i fear change
 
2013-04-17 07:34:53 PM

lostcat: I'm glad I got to live in a time when I could be out in public and not have to consider that my every action was being recorded.


If you happen to live in Ol Blighty, yeah you're farked. I think there are still a couple places in the States where you might be OK.

/ anyways, it's pretty sad.
 
2013-04-17 07:36:57 PM

vudukungfu: carlreinercrosseyejerk.jpg


This.

/Leaving happy.
 
2013-04-17 07:38:58 PM
I like how Google wants its products to be hip and cool but simultaneously knowing that the only class of people who would be initially into them are colossal dorks, thus dooming them to bad PR and socially awkward failure.

So they're giving out their Google Glass products to beautiful people first so they can wear them and set the trendiness instead of giving them to fat geeky developers which would make them an uncool geek toy.

/Nobody wants to be a gargoyle.
 
2013-04-17 07:40:08 PM

ISO15693: It's at the top right. And it is small - smaller than a "screen" that you would expect from a pair of immersive video goggles. It is not that sort of display. It is not meant to obstruct or overlay your vision - it is something just out of your forward field of vision that is always present, that you can glance up to for whatever reason -to read emails, get directions, stock prices, whatever. It really isn't intended as something you keep staring at for long periods of time - I can see where that would cause eye strain.


Thanks for this, it was what I have been trying to figure out since it was announced. I personally was hoping for a HUD system like the AH-64 Apache has. You mention reading emails though - if it's just a part of your vision how does it look? Do you get a lot of information at once, like looking at your phone? Have you tried watching any video on it, or would that just cause eye strain unlike those SharperImage / Skymall "personal home theater" goggles?
 
2013-04-17 07:40:40 PM
First thing I think of as I see it:

ds9.trekcore.com
 
2013-04-17 07:42:50 PM
Douchebaggery? You mean they come with their own Segway?
 
2013-04-17 07:42:59 PM
a.abcnews.com
s1.vystatic.net
I am not sure which is worse.
 
2013-04-17 07:45:22 PM

uncleacid: And don't sit too close to the TV . Word from your mother.


I believe the expression is "Word TO your mother".
 
2013-04-17 07:46:37 PM
ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?
 
2013-04-17 07:50:32 PM

redsquid: ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?


Oh, lots....Yell " meatspin " at random douchbags wearing them.
 
2013-04-17 07:53:21 PM
still want
 
2013-04-17 07:56:21 PM

ISO15693: By the way, you can get basically the same thing from Vuzix here: (or at least very soon)

http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html

Its just not exactly the same form factor, and doesn't have Google doing all the software or linked to the google market infrastructure. And it is designed to be lowered when used, and raised when not - so its not quite the same "always present" display that the glasses are - but it isn't all that different, really.


That is like saying "Bing is like Google".
 
2013-04-17 07:56:40 PM
And I thought there would never be a more douschetastic piece of electronics than the bluetooth earpiece.
/ seriously, you look stupid
 
2013-04-17 07:57:09 PM

Gig103: ISO15693: It's at the top right. And it is small - smaller than a "screen" that you would expect from a pair of immersive video goggles. It is not that sort of display. It is not meant to obstruct or overlay your vision - it is something just out of your forward field of vision that is always present, that you can glance up to for whatever reason -to read emails, get directions, stock prices, whatever. It really isn't intended as something you keep staring at for long periods of time - I can see where that would cause eye strain.

Thanks for this, it was what I have been trying to figure out since it was announced. I personally was hoping for a HUD system like the AH-64 Apache has. You mention reading emails though - if it's just a part of your vision how does it look? Do you get a lot of information at once, like looking at your phone? Have you tried watching any video on it, or would that just cause eye strain unlike those SharperImage / Skymall "personal home theater" goggles?


The UI is optimized for a small screen. Google is very protective about the UI right now, so Im not really supposed to say much more than that, specifically. I will say that it uses very large letters, and that you see only one email "subject line" at a time, as you scroll through, and it is very uncluttered.

As far as watching video, its a small screen. I've watched videos that I recorded (of my son) and it works fine - but it would be like watching a video through the eyepiece of a good video camera - you could do it, it just wouldn't be the way you'd want to watch something long, especially since you'd have to look up/right the whole time. If you were on a train with the google glasses and a Galaxy Note 2 or something, you'd definitely watch movies on the phone, not the glasses.

Ive watched lots of movies with personal home-theater goggles (the old ioGlasses) and those were a much better movie watching experience - but they were designed to be right in your field of view, and you could block out ambient light. with the google glasses, it blocks nothing. I suppose if you shifted them down your face a bit and stared at a dark wall it wouldn't be too bad. Just small.
 
2013-04-17 07:59:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-17 08:01:49 PM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 558x1087]


Just for accuracy's sake - those aren't google glasses :D - they look like the vuzix m100.
 
2013-04-17 08:06:23 PM
Debauchery? Did I misread this?
 
2013-04-17 08:09:54 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Debauchery? Did I misread this?


Google Glass not for children

I knew it.
 
2013-04-17 08:10:41 PM
Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

msnbcmedia3.msn.com
 
2013-04-17 08:13:07 PM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

[msnbcmedia3.msn.com image 560x421]


Hey, he's just squinting to fit it.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:49 PM
In the year 2525 if man is still alive.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:52 PM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?


It's the beard and the stickers on his laptop. He looks like a douche without the Glass.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:53 PM
BTW, for those interested: (posted yesterday)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YliQxNIvCts"> https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YliQxNIvCts
 
2013-04-17 08:23:56 PM
I can't wait - the tech is cool and if it pisses off the old hipsters, it's twice the fun.
 
2013-04-17 08:30:53 PM
You know, it will only be a few months/weeks until someone mods theirs to look steampunk:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-17 08:44:11 PM
I wonder what Fark Glasses would be like...beer goggle?
 
2013-04-17 08:53:51 PM
The same limitation exists for the Nintendo 3DS. Children 8 and under shouldn't use it because it messes with their developing vision.

That doesn't stop people from ignoring all the warnings on the box, the main screen, and the game packages and giving the 3DS to their 5-year-olds.

So just so you know: A lot of future adults will have REALLY awful vision thanks to Nintendo and bad parents.
 
2013-04-17 08:57:47 PM
http://bluetoothdouchebag.com/

It's flat-lined but was funny.
 
2013-04-17 09:07:19 PM

redsquid: ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?


"Siri, find me the nearest bondage parlor."
 
2013-04-17 09:09:54 PM

ISO15693: What I really want to do is take these google glasses, wear them and a Bluetooth earpiece, and ride a Segway up to Macho-Pichu, and take a photo of my 350-lb self there. Maybe with a popped collar.

I would become an instant meme.


now that is funny shiat right there.

/did you really work on/author that ISO for proximity/vicinity ?
 
2013-04-17 09:12:08 PM

ISO15693: Amblyopia (lazy eye) can be caused before the ages of 7, and after that, you cant cause it or treat it, you have it or not. If you have it, the retina in the "lazy" eye will be not fully developed and will stay that way the rest of your life. I think that's one of the reasons google had the "don't use under the age of 13" - being a little overly cautious.


They are actually now studies showing that it can be cured after 7  as well, with limited success.  If you can improve it after the age of 7, It stands to reason you can make it worse too.

Regardless, teaching your eyes to focus incorrectly is probably a really bad habit.
 
2013-04-17 09:36:21 PM
lol. Jealous haters goona jealous hate. I love my Google Glass. Suck me. Neener neener.
 
2013-04-17 10:23:25 PM
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2013-04-17 10:24:10 PM
So I figure it is gonna be like Bluetooth all over again. You'll have a small but obtrusively obnoxious collection of, for want of a better word, "Glassholes" - who will wear it everywhere (kicking up a fuss when the gym locker room attendant makes them take it off), ignore people during a conversation or meeting or class because they're busy farking around on the thing, or any number of jerk as behaviors I haven't even thought of yet. And then you'll have another, hopefully larger, group of people who will use the things sensibly and responsibly.

Me, I'm gonna have to be careful with devices like this. I'm really bad at making eye contact during conversations as it is, and this thing's not gonna do me any favors. Unless there's an app that'll detect when I'm talking to someone and put "MAKE EYE CONTACT" with an arrow pointing back toward the center of vision, or something.
 
2013-04-18 12:03:15 AM

ISO15693: I have a pair.

They are a fun toy - I'm developing a cycling app for them, to pair with my phone mounted on my backpack as a rear-view camera, and toggle between GPS directions and the rear-camera image (voice activated)

I am calling it "GlassBackwards" - just so you know. You will see it in the google play store when the glasses are officially released.


Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?
 
2013-04-18 12:26:41 AM
Wearable computing is pretty much a given at this point. But, I still have to think that Apple/Samsung's smart watch is going to be the first step in that direction, rather than Glass. Personally, I have no interest in either device, but I have to think it will take all of about a week for the euphoria of the casual Glass user to wear off, when they realize, "Oh, *this* is why most people with eye problems prefer contact lenses over frames; glasses are irritating to wear."
 
2013-04-18 01:09:06 AM

digistil: ISO15693: I have a pair.

They are a fun toy - I'm developing a cycling app for them, to pair with my phone mounted on my backpack as a rear-view camera, and toggle between GPS directions and the rear-camera image (voice activated)

I am calling it "GlassBackwards" - just so you know. You will see it in the google play store when the glasses are officially released.

Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?


You could use a rock down by the crick if you want to, I will use a washing machine.
 
2013-04-18 01:23:05 AM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly to watch underage tentacle porn

?

Really now...
 
2013-04-18 05:12:28 AM

digistil: ISO15693: I have a pair.

They are a fun toy - I'm developing a cycling app for them, to pair with my phone mounted on my backpack as a rear-view camera, and toggle between GPS directions and the rear-camera image (voice activated)

I am calling it "GlassBackwards" - just so you know. You will see it in the google play store when the glasses are officially released.

Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?


A fair question, which deserves a serious answer: Here again are some of the reasons why I would prefer this over a mirror.

1, As I mentioned, I have amblyopia in my left eye, which isn't nearly as good as my right. Bicycling (in the US and Europe) requires you look over your left shoulder to check for traffic, so that means using my left eye with a mirror. I've done so for awhile, but it is a strain. With the Google glass, I get to use my right (good) eye to check traffic behind me.
2, The image in a mirror moves as you move your head - you have to find a "sweet spot" - with the glasses, the video feed wouldn't move as you move your head. You wouldn't HAVE to move your head to check traffic behind you.
3. I have broad shoulders - the mirror mounted on my helmet needs to stick out about 7-8 inches to reflect around my broad shoulders - I think that looks even goofier than the google glass.
4. Not having to turn around to check traffic means I am less likely to hit something in front of me (although if I am live on 4G, I might be distracted by texts or emails I suppose)
5. It means I can do away with my bike computer entirely, and just use the google glass paired with my phone for GPS, Speed, Odometer, etc - there are lots of great phone apps for cyclists.
 
2013-04-18 05:23:00 AM

ISO15693: 4. Not having to turn around to check traffic means I am less likely to hit something in front of me (although if I am live on 4G, I might be distracted by texts or emails I suppose)


Well, if you're making the app you could add in a function to block display of potential distractions whilst in the cycling mode. I think your idea sounds great, hope it works out.
 
2013-04-18 05:59:27 AM

hardinparamedic: You mean the screen that the American Heart Association says you need to have one person assigned to during a code to do nothing but watch in able to perform effective and optimal resuscitation?

That screen?


That would be the one, yes. If the AHA thinks it essential that the person doing the CPR isn't aso trying to read information, then perhaps putting that information where only the person doing the CPR can read it isn't quite the smart move you think, eh?
 
2013-04-18 06:04:28 AM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

[msnbcmedia3.msn.com image 560x421]


The beard.
 
2013-04-18 06:09:21 AM

ISO15693: 1, As I mentioned, I have amblyopia in my left eye, which isn't nearly as good as my right. Bicycling (in the US and Europe) requires you look over your left shoulder to check for traffic, so that means using my left eye with a mirror. I've done so for awhile, but it is a strain. With the Google glass, I get to use my right (good) eye to check traffic behind me.


A handlebar mounted mirror would be fine for either eye.

2, The image in a mirror moves as you move your head - you have to find a "sweet spot" - with the glasses, the video feed wouldn't move as you move your head. You wouldn't HAVE to move your head to check traffic behind you.

But you're mounting the camera on your backpack, which will move around constantly. In particular, when you're pedalling and bent over the camera will look up and when you're stopped at lights the camera will look down.

It's an interesting idea, and good luck with it, but I'm not seeing great advantages over a £10 mirror.
 
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