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(Examiner)   Google pushes Glass release back to 2014, hopes they don't regret it in hindsight   (examiner.com) divider line 22
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2013-08-21 09:34:32 AM
The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

This is a very risky move. We shall see if it pays off or no.
 
2013-08-21 09:42:40 AM

cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.


I don't think Google Glass is a compelling implementation of wearable computing. The iWatch is nothing more than rumors. I'm still not 100% clear what use-case wearable computing is meant to solve. Then again, I'm the sort of person that isn't conditioned to respond when my phone bleats at me. "Hey, you got a message!" "And...?" "Don't you want to see? HERE. HAVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION OF THE SAME MESSAGE." "Christ, whatever it is can wait. Seriously."
 
2013-08-21 10:06:16 AM

t3knomanser: cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

I don't think Google Glass is a compelling implementation of wearable computing. The iWatch is nothing more than rumors. I'm still not 100% clear what use-case wearable computing is meant to solve. Then again, I'm the sort of person that isn't conditioned to respond when my phone bleats at me. "Hey, you got a message!" "And...?" "Don't you want to see? HERE. HAVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION OF THE SAME MESSAGE." "Christ, whatever it is can wait. Seriously."


It'd be neat once it gets really futuristic and you can see/analyze stuff like the Terminator.  Until then, I don't know.  Maybe I lack imagination, but I don't see a lot of current benefit.
 
2013-08-21 10:12:51 AM
I'm rather curious as to how these things would work for someone like me, who has to wear prescription glasses.
 
2013-08-21 10:16:32 AM

cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.


Too late:

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EMOTIV INSIGHT is a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads your brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data everyone can understand.

If they can get it right, this is the future of computing. Google Glass is a gimicky childs toy in comparison with little to no better use then a smartphone.

More info here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tanttle/emotiv-insight-opti mize-yo ur-brain-fitness-and-per

/Hoping product features and industry support deliver.
 
2013-08-21 10:33:54 AM

cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

This is a very risky move. We shall see if it pays off or no.


Google isn't sitting on their hands with Glass. They just can't find a way to convince people to pay over $1,000 for the "privilege" to collect data points for Google while solidifying the term Glasshole. If you know of a way to do this, I can assure you Google would pay you handsomely.
 
2013-08-21 10:34:39 AM

Orgasmatron138: It'd be neat once it gets really futuristic and you can see/analyze stuff like the Terminator.


I'm doubtful. Our eyes already provide us with a really rich input mechanism. It's already stuffed with lots of information. I question the true advantage of cramming more data into that stream. How often do I look at something and really wish that I had some AR overlay on the object? Is it so often that it justifies an omnipresent display? Or would I rather take a device out of my pocket when I  need it, and be free of its data the rest of the time?

I can see advantages for certain, highly specialized tasks. But for daily, regular joe use? I just don't see it.

blacksharpiemarker: If they can get it right, this is the future of computing. Google Glass is a gimicky childs toy in comparison with little to no better use then a smartphone.


Emotiv already has a suite of products on the market. The issue with these sorts of devices is that they require training. And this is just a sensor, not a wearable computing device. It might be  part of a Google Glass-like tool in the future, but it does not supplant the computing part of wearable computing.
 
2013-08-21 10:37:49 AM

t3knomanser: How often do I look at something and really wish that I had some AR overlay on the object?


Glass can't do AR. The display is static.
 
2013-08-21 10:39:26 AM

blacksharpiemarker: cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

Too late:

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EMOTIV INSIGHT is a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads your brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data everyone can understand.
If they can get it right, this is the future of computing. Google Glass is a gimicky childs toy in comparison with little to no better use then a smartphone.

More info here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tanttle/emotiv-insight-opti mize-yo ur-brain-fitness-and-per

/Hoping product features and industry support deliver.


More high tech junk that sort of works but isn't really usable from Kickstarter... looking at you Oculus Puke and Leap Mo Mo Mo... oh forget it, I'll just use farking mouse...
 
2013-08-21 10:42:24 AM

t3knomanser: Orgasmatron138: It'd be neat once it gets really futuristic and you can see/analyze stuff like the Terminator.

I'm doubtful. Our eyes already provide us with a really rich input mechanism. It's already stuffed with lots of information. I question the true advantage of cramming more data into that stream. How often do I look at something and really wish that I had some AR overlay on the object? Is it so often that it justifies an omnipresent display? Or would I rather take a device out of my pocket when I  need it, and be free of its data the rest of the time?

I can see advantages for certain, highly specialized tasks. But for daily, regular joe use? I just don't see it.

blacksharpiemarker: If they can get it right, this is the future of computing. Google Glass is a gimicky childs toy in comparison with little to no better use then a smartphone.

Emotiv already has a suite of products on the market. The issue with these sorts of devices is that they require training. And this is just a sensor, not a wearable computing device. It might be  part of a Google Glass-like tool in the future, but it does not supplant the computing part of wearable computing.


Well, work would be a big thing.  Crime scene investigators could quickly examine crime scenes.  Hell, police could just have them on and recording all the time.

Construction workers could have virtual maps laid out on a construction site, with a virtual image of the days work laid out.

If I'm sightseeing or visiting a place, I could use it to get background info on a building, piece of art, monument, natural foliage, etc.

Hand-held devices could probably do all of this, but if they came up with really cool recognition software, I could see it being neat.
 
2013-08-21 10:43:13 AM

t3knomanser: cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

I don't think Google Glass is a compelling implementation of wearable computing. The iWatch is nothing more than rumors. I'm still not 100% clear what use-case wearable computing is meant to solve. Then again, I'm the sort of person that isn't conditioned to respond when my phone bleats at me. "Hey, you got a message!" "And...?" "Don't you want to see? HERE. HAVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION OF THE SAME MESSAGE." "Christ, whatever it is can wait. Seriously."


Clearly you don't understand the need to record every moment of your life on Facebook, taking pictures of every dish you order at a restaurant, documenting every time you go a bar, etc.
 
2013-08-21 10:46:36 AM

digistil: Glass can't do AR. The display is static


Static is the wrong word. But we were talking about some hypothetical future device, not Glass specifically.

thornhill: Clearly you don't understand the need to record every moment of your life on Facebook, taking pictures of every dish you order at a restaurant, documenting every time you go a bar, etc.


I certainly don't. I'm also a friendless drifter, so I may not be a good example.
 
2013-08-21 10:52:17 AM

blacksharpiemarker: EMOTIV INSIGHT is a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads your brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data everyone can understand.


Umm, reading my brainwaves and translating them into data everyone could understand would be very, very bad indeed.

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2013-08-21 10:55:18 AM
I'm thinking the best consumer use would be having functionality that's related to the place where you are. So say you're at a baseball game; some service could push extra stats and replays to the glasses (of course that could already be done with a phone, but then you'd have to watch the game with your phone in your hand).
 
2013-08-21 10:59:37 AM

thornhill: but then you'd have to watch the game with your phone in your hand


Is that worse than having a spreadsheet jammed in your face?
 
2013-08-21 11:08:50 AM
Wasn't the launch always 2014?
 
2013-08-21 11:10:08 AM
I was watching Marques Brownlee's video on Glass and I think I've heard something that changed everything. He said the battery only gets one hour of video. People are thinking this is this device that records everything but you only have a pitiful battery. It'll get better, but this tells me things are overblown... for now.
 
2013-08-21 11:11:15 AM

t3knomanser: thornhill: but then you'd have to watch the game with your phone in your hand

Is that worse than having a spreadsheet jammed in your face?


Well, it all comes down to having a good design/interface.

You could also let people hook into the stadium's closed circuit feed (though I imagine that will be a huge bandwidth issue).
 
2013-08-21 11:38:23 AM

digistil: cman: The iWatch/Google Glass epic fight to control the next generation of computing could have someone swoop in while Google sits on their hands.

This is a very risky move. We shall see if it pays off or no.

Google isn't sitting on their hands with Glass. They just can't find a way to convince people to pay over $1,000 for the "privilege" to collect data points for Google while solidifying the term Glasshole. If you know of a way to do this, I can assure you Google would pay you handsomely.


Just put an Apple logo on it.
 
2013-08-21 11:46:30 AM
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2013-08-21 02:28:31 PM

t3knomanser: I'm still not 100% clear what use-case wearable computing is meant to solve.


It's a solution in search of a problem, IMO. Don't tell anyone, but whatever Google was going to become...they are.
 
2013-08-21 04:22:55 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: I was watching Marques Brownlee's video on Glass and I think I've heard something that changed everything. He said the battery only gets one hour of video. People are thinking this is this device that records everything but you only have a pitiful battery. It'll get better, but this tells me things are overblown... for now.


Google has stated the actual production release version of Glass will have a better battery, but they've also clearly stated it absolutely isn't built to accommodate long periods of video recording.  I can see why people might think or hope it's designed for that, but Google has been pretty clear about the fact it isn't.
 
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