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(The Verge)   If the reported 3.5 hour battery life hasn't put you off from buying Google Glass, this probably won't either   (theverge.com) divider line 25
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2013-05-06 08:42:19 AM  
Generation 5 or 6 of google glass I may buy but the first few incarnations appear to be mostly gimmics on top of a face mounted video recorder.

I neither live an exciting enough life to record everything I do, nor have a pretty enough face to want to constantly call attention to it.
 
2013-05-06 08:46:21 AM  
Their parodies on the Prius didn't seem to affect Toyota's target audience either.
 
2013-05-06 08:48:00 AM  
"Hey check out this Beta product!"

"GOD it's so unfinished!"
 
2013-05-06 09:19:06 AM  
It's a first gen product, rarely are those very impressive.  I don't expect Dennou Coil like effects form a first gen beta product.

but give this 7-10 years to mature, and we may see some interesting stuff.
 
2013-05-06 09:49:21 AM  
It's always amazing to see idiots on the Internet rushing to prove how cool they are by pointing out how they were the first to know [new thing] is lame.  It really just reminds me of a couple of old men in the park complaining about Kids These Days And Their Cell Phones.

I'm going to take a principled stand, and say something that's been out for years is lame.

The iPad sucks.
 
2013-05-06 09:54:46 AM  

ikanreed: It's always amazing to see idiots on the Internet rushing to prove how cool they are by pointing out how they were the first to know [new thing] is lame.  It really just reminds me of a couple of old men in the park complaining about Kids These Days And Their Cell Phones.

I'm going to take a principled stand, and say something that's been out for years is lame.

The iPad suckssent from my iPad

 
2013-05-06 10:04:12 AM  

Antimatter: It's a first gen product, rarely are those very impressive.  I don't expect Dennou Coil like effects form a first gen beta product.

but give this 7-10 years to mature, and we may see some interesting stuff.


It's not even a first gen product.  It's a 0.5 gen preview of a first gen product.
 
2013-05-06 10:26:15 AM  
a 12 volt 4 amp hour battery recharges in about ten hours and at the rate glass would use it, last about twelve days.
they weight close to nothing and are no more awkward on your belt than a cellphone pack
 
2013-05-06 10:56:58 AM  
Am I a bad person for wanting these anyways?
 
2013-05-06 11:35:52 AM  
when are we going to start seeing google glass porn?
 
2013-05-06 11:41:54 AM  
Okay, but will it let me pilot a Jem'Hadar attack ship?
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2013-05-06 12:16:26 PM  
I'd like to get one to fark with but not at 1200 bucks a pop. Half that and baby, you've got a stew happening.
 
2013-05-06 12:18:01 PM  
If you're buying these now, you've got too much money. Sure, we've all waited decades on this concept to come to fruition, and it's awesome that we're finally getting there, but it'll be a little while yet before they're worth even the early-adapter's time.
 
2013-05-06 12:44:35 PM  

swahnhennessy: If you're buying these now, you've got too much money. Sure, we've all waited decades on this concept to come to fruition, and it's awesome that we're finally getting there, but it'll be a little while yet before they're worth even the early-adapter's time.


Can't you only get them now if you won some contest or you're a developer?  I was under the impression these aren't even the final version that's going to be released to the general public.  But to your point, regardless of the 'final' first gen product, I'm not paying $1500.
 
2013-05-06 12:49:15 PM  
I'm sure it doesn't suck as bad as Fred Armisen.
 
2013-05-06 01:00:07 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: swahnhennessy: If you're buying these now, you've got too much money. Sure, we've all waited decades on this concept to come to fruition, and it's awesome that we're finally getting there, but it'll be a little while yet before they're worth even the early-adapter's time.

Can't you only get them now if you won some contest or you're a developer?  I was under the impression these aren't even the final version that's going to be released to the general public.  But to your point, regardless of the 'final' first gen product, I'm not paying $1500.


Yea, that's how Google is doing the test.

From what I understand though, the people getting them are either tech media types, developers that plan to program apps for them, and people with more money than they need that can afford to drop $1500 without blinking.
 
2013-05-06 01:31:21 PM  
I am still waiting for someone to explain what exactly the problem is that this gadget solves.

It's potentially neat and all, but it seems like it's still in need of a practical application

(Actually, I can see how it could be useful for Police officers recording interactions at traffic stops, and being able to run a driver's license and insurance without having to go back to the car or something.)
 
2013-05-06 01:36:32 PM  
I can't wait to buy these. I've waited my life for: Hoverboards & Always-On Internet / Virtual Reality

Almost there!
 
2013-05-06 02:12:20 PM  

KellyX: Shrugging Atlas: swahnhennessy: If you're buying these now, you've got too much money. Sure, we've all waited decades on this concept to come to fruition, and it's awesome that we're finally getting there, but it'll be a little while yet before they're worth even the early-adapter's time.

Can't you only get them now if you won some contest or you're a developer?  I was under the impression these aren't even the final version that's going to be released to the general public.  But to your point, regardless of the 'final' first gen product, I'm not paying $1500.

Yea, that's how Google is doing the test.

From what I understand though, the people getting them are either tech media types, developers that plan to program apps for them, and people with more money than they need that can afford to drop $1500 without blinking.


Third-party developers are the target audience right now.  Right now Google knows that they have a (potentially) revolutionary product on their hands, but they're not quite sure what to do with it.  Hence they're trying to get third-party developers to use it and come up with their own ideas.
 
2013-05-06 02:40:48 PM  

anfrind: Third-party developers are the target audience right now.  Right now Google knows that they have a (potentially) revolutionary product on their hands, but they're not quite sure what to do with it.  Hence they're trying to get third-party developers to use it and come up with their own ideas


I've got no criticism for that.
 
2013-05-06 03:43:02 PM  
Isn't the SNL audience mostly the over-50 crowd at this point? Kinda surprised they've ever heard of Glass to be honest.
 
2013-05-06 06:29:50 PM  

prjindigo: a 12 volt 4 amp hour battery recharges in about ten hours and at the rate glass would use it, last about twelve days.
they weight close to nothing and are no more awkward on your belt than a cellphone pack


I didn't know you wear the battery on your belt?!
Yeah, not gonna happen
 
2013-05-06 07:07:29 PM  

jopy666: when are we going to start seeing google glass porn?


About five seconds after they're officially launched.
 
2013-05-06 11:08:27 PM  

anfrind: KellyX: Shrugging Atlas: swahnhennessy: If you're buying these now, you've got too much money. Sure, we've all waited decades on this concept to come to fruition, and it's awesome that we're finally getting there, but it'll be a little while yet before they're worth even the early-adapter's time.

Can't you only get them now if you won some contest or you're a developer?  I was under the impression these aren't even the final version that's going to be released to the general public.  But to your point, regardless of the 'final' first gen product, I'm not paying $1500.

Yea, that's how Google is doing the test.

From what I understand though, the people getting them are either tech media types, developers that plan to program apps for them, and people with more money than they need that can afford to drop $1500 without blinking.

Third-party developers are the target audience right now.  Right now Google knows that they have a (potentially) revolutionary product on their hands, but they're not quite sure what to do with it.  Hence they're trying to get third-party developers to use it and come up with their own ideas.


I'd go for a Maps app that let me put virtual bullet holes in the cars in my way. It could even be cloud based like the old Carlin gag about shooting peoples' cars with dart guns when they drive like arseholes. If you get enough darts stuck on your car, you get pulled over for being an arsehole.
 
2013-05-07 03:05:59 AM  
 
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