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(CNN)   Google just became Apple but without the catalog of cool gadgets, intuitive software, and hipster douche-bag coolness   (cnn.com) divider line 24
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2013-04-19 11:41:43 PM
....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.
 
2013-04-20 12:39:15 AM
Didn't we already have this thread? It's pretty standard practice that you can't go around selling beta hardware before the product gets a mass-market release.
 
2013-04-20 12:48:13 AM
 
2013-04-20 02:06:18 AM

GreenAdder: Didn't we already have this thread? It's pretty standard practice that you can't go around selling beta hardware before the product gets a mass-market release.


Not only is this a repeat. Subby is retarded.
 
2013-04-20 02:39:08 AM

Flint Ironstag: ....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.


I'm not subby, but did you read it? Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.
 
2013-04-20 02:43:35 AM

RobertBruce: Flint Ironstag: ....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.

I'm not subby, but did you read it? Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.


That's only speculation. Someone said "we can't prove otherwise, so let's talk out our asses." It's a limited beta. These kinds of things aren't new. Strict TOS are still looser than making people sign an NDA just to test one.
 
2013-04-20 02:54:42 AM

RobertBruce: Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.


There is no other product.

Also "no cool gadgets" in a link about wearable-eyeglass-computing?

(PS: Am I the only person who finds their iPad horribly unintuitive?? Opening and closing apps is easy, everything slightly complicated requires ten minutes of guessing, not to mention "How can I find the thing I just downloaded? (assuming it actually let me download it [unlikely])")
 
2013-04-20 03:30:32 AM

Flint Ironstag: ....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.


STOP HARSHING MY OUTRAGE!
 
2013-04-20 03:42:46 AM

gwowen: RobertBruce: Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.

There is no other product.

Also "no cool gadgets" in a link about wearable-eyeglass-computing?

(PS: Am I the only person who finds their iPad horribly unintuitive?? Opening and closing apps is easy, everything slightly complicated requires ten minutes of guessing, not to mention "How can I find the thing I just downloaded? (assuming it actually let me download it [unlikely])")


Nope. Although my guess is most of the features you are referring to were tacked on later.
 
2013-04-20 04:00:04 AM
Pete?
 
2013-04-20 04:02:34 AM

RobertBruce: Flint Ironstag: ....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.

I'm not subby, but did you read it? Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.


I highly doubt the beta program TOS will apply to the final release product.
 
2013-04-20 04:10:17 AM
The hirsute Googler that had me do a survey for Glass wouldn't take them off to show me, let alone use.  I stood a few varying feet away, outside and inside, as he asked whether or not I could tell it was on.  There's no 'on' light for the camera, apparently, and so he was asking if I could see the screen was lit.

Google is a verb.  How intuitive is that?  The new chrome book is awesome, as I said I've seen the glasses IRL, and I believe we will soon see auto-pilot cars from Google.  Cool!  Gadgets!  Check.

Alas, dear Subby, what you must understand above all else:  every FARKING hipster in Mountain View rides their bamboo-frame mountain bike to work at the Google campus, smokes a joint in the parking lot before getting a smoothie.

The headline trolls hard, but its wrong and doesn't the lulz.
 
2013-04-20 04:35:25 AM
In the future, people wearing these will be known as Glassholes.

Which isn't as good as Dunning-Krugeruands for Bitcoin, but is still pretty nice.
 
2013-04-20 04:36:16 AM

RobertBruce: Flint Ironstag: ....forbidding resale  on the pre-release beta test glasses sold to specifically selected users.

/Subby is a dumbass.

I'm not subby, but did you read it? Doesn't seem to be exclusive to the beta product.


It's a TOS for a product which only exists in Beta at the moment.  This is not a new or unique move.  Plenty of products have had almost identical terms of service or end user license agreements prior to mass production.

Non-story.  Google doesn't want their beta-testers sharing their gadgets.  Color me shocked.
 
2013-04-20 04:46:44 AM

Punk Floyd: The hirsute Googler that had me do a survey for Glass wouldn't take them off to show me, let alone use.  I stood a few varying feet away, outside and inside, as he asked whether or not I could tell it was on.  There's no 'on' light for the camera, apparently, and so he was asking if I could see the screen was lit.

Google is a verb.  How intuitive is that?  The new chrome book is awesome, as I said I've seen the glasses IRL, and I believe we will soon see auto-pilot cars from Google.  Cool!  Gadgets!  Check.

Alas, dear Subby, what you must understand above all else:  every FARKING hipster in Mountain View rides their bamboo-frame mountain bike to work at the Google campus, smokes a joint in the parking lot before getting a smoothie.

The headline trolls hard, but its wrong and doesn't the lulz.


Google leads the "cool gadget" arms race at this point. Driverless cars? Cool. Google Glass? I'm sorry, but that's farking cool. Google's the reason I can stand in the middle of Times Square and look around even though I've never set foot in New York... again, cool. Hell, half of Apple's product line is the iPod Touch in varying sizes. You get an iPod, an iPod that makes phone calls, a larger iPod, or an even larger iPod.  iPod, iPhone, iPad... it's basically the same device. That's not really cool.

Disclaimer: I own and love my iPhone 4. Apple makes a decent phone, and thanks to their closed ecosystem, I'm not at all worried about which version of the OS my carrier lets me have, whether or not this app works on this device and I honestly haven't had to reboot my phone in the 6 months I've had it. It just works, and that's what I want in my phone.

But that's about the only place Apple has in my life. My tablets run android, and the PCs in my house are Win7/8 or Linux boxes. That's not likely to change.

/tired and rambling
 
2013-04-20 04:58:25 AM
Aaaaand done in one.
 
2013-04-20 05:19:51 AM
I wonder when one will be left at a bar.
 
2013-04-20 06:00:45 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I wonder when one will be left at a bar.


A bar would have to let someone in who's wearing them in the first place, tall order.
 
2013-04-20 06:25:46 AM
gwowen:

(... not to mention "How can I find the thing I just downloaded? (assuming it actually let me download it [unlikely])")

Start typing the name of the thing into the search box?
 
2013-04-20 07:04:39 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I wonder when one will be left at a bar.


since google glass reportedly causes bad eye strain, it will probably happen very quickly considering how well that would pair with drunkeness. Might be a good thing though, we might endup with a beer glasses app that makes bar skanks prettier.
 
2013-04-20 07:08:58 AM
There will be a lot of money in developing a personal jamming device, id scrambler or some sort of google glass counter measures.
 
2013-04-20 07:13:00 AM
I think the fact that Google is one of CISPA's biggest supporters is much worse than this.

/so is Microsoft
//Apple is against it
 
2013-04-20 03:41:18 PM

digistil: I think the fact that Google is one of CISPA's biggest supporters is much worse than this.

/so is Microsoft
//Apple is against it


Except, you know, the part where that's false.

(Microsoft, that is)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-33062_3-57423580/microsoft-backs-away-from -c ispa-support-citing-privacy/
 
2013-04-20 03:43:35 PM
Oh, wait. Wrong on the Apple count too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22213379
 
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