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2013-10-30 09:18:50 AM
If you are taking fashion or style advice from a tech blog, you may have less sense than you think.
 
2013-10-30 09:30:44 AM
I don't think it looks bad at all.
 
2013-10-30 09:32:28 AM
So the new version has a plug for earbuds. Looks like you could probably plug in whatever stylish earbud you can find (assuming you can find a one ear version, but I'm sure knockoffs will be made)
 
2013-10-30 09:40:39 AM
I imagine that the earbud solution is to lower the cost of manufacturing - earbuds are cheaper to make than bone-conducting headsets.
 
2013-10-30 09:43:13 AM
ds9.trekcore.com

Come on, everyone knows they stole it from the Dominion!
 
2013-10-30 09:45:36 AM
I don't understand why they went for that look for the Glass. Just build it into a pair of thick rimmed indie glasses or some sweet aviators. Plenty of space for electronics and you don't look like an idiot. Or is being seen with them the point?
 
2013-10-30 09:46:24 AM
It's weird that Google's Glass seems to be a dumbed down version of Steve Mann's concept from 1999.
www.sott.net

Considering that Steve Mann's current head mounted display tech looks more like this, you'd think that Google would be throwing millions of dollars to him to have him co-develop this device:

cdn.slashgear.com
 
2013-10-30 09:46:26 AM
i63.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-30 09:48:13 AM

pheelix: [ds9.trekcore.com image 692x530]

Come on, everyone knows they stole it from the Dominion!



Who themselves stole it from the Saiyans!

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-30 09:49:31 AM

RexTalionis: It's weird that Google's Glass seems to be a dumbed down version of Steve Mann's concept from 1999.
[www.sott.net image 850x450]

Considering that Steve Mann's current head mounted display tech looks more like this, you'd think that Google would be throwing millions of dollars to him to have him co-develop this device:

[cdn.slashgear.com image 580x383]


I think Mann's version looks a heck of a lot worse.  Why is that cable/wire going through the middle of the glass wouldn't that make it very hard to see what's in front of you?
 
2013-10-30 09:52:31 AM
My reaction to Google Glass is that I can't figure out why people are so fixated on how they make the users look. Big deal. They seriously aren't THAT dorky, no matter what some dumbass blogger tells you. I'm not planning on buying a set anytime soon, but there are plenty of things that make you look dumber, yet people still do them.
 
2013-10-30 09:53:07 AM
Until there is more than on option for this type of device it's somewhat stupid to debate how they look.  They look like you are using google glass.
 
2013-10-30 09:55:25 AM

TNel: I think Mann's version looks a heck of a lot worse. Why is that cable/wire going through the middle of the glass wouldn't that make it very hard to see what's in front of you?


That wire is connected to a tiny cube of glass with a slightly different diffraction index to the surrounding lens of the glasses which allows for an image to be projected onto it. That cube is also designed to sit right in front of the eye so that it is able to superimpose the projected images directly on top of whatever the eye is seeing. If you read his whitepapers on his Eyetap technology, it's really quite fascinating.
 
2013-10-30 09:58:52 AM
 
2013-10-30 10:00:07 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-30 10:01:21 AM

Meethos: pheelix: [ds9.trekcore.com image 692x530]

Come on, everyone knows they stole it from the Dominion!


Who themselves stole it from the Saiyans!

[img.fark.net image 576x432]


Who stole it from the Kodan Empire.
s24.postimg.org
 
2013-10-30 10:02:31 AM
I don't give two shats about what they look like as long as they get me closer to being a "Snow Crash"-esque gargoyle.
 
2013-10-30 10:04:27 AM

BullBearMS: TNel: I think Mann's version looks a heck of a lot worse. Why is that cable/wire going through the middle of the glass wouldn't that make it very hard to see what's in front of you?

He's trying to avoid the eyestrain that occurred with his prototypes years ago when he used the same tech Google uses today.

Mann says the design of Google Glass, in which the display is positioned over only one eye, can cause problems, too. Because the human eye cannot focus on something that's so close, Glass and similar designs use fixed-focus lenses to make the display seem further away than it is. But that forces each eye to focus on a different plane, which Mann says can cause severe eyestrain.

In the worst case, Mann says, long-term use of such devices could actually damage users' eyesight - particularly in the case of young children, and particularly if the devices are misconfigured.

Mann says his own, more recent wearable computer designs use optics to ensure that the device's camera captures imagery from the exact same perspective as the eye does, and they position the computer display directly ahead of the user, rather than off to one side. Still other optical tricks allow the wearer to view the display while focusing at any distance.


Thanks guys never really read up on his work.
 
2013-10-30 10:07:25 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-30 10:14:10 AM
I wish google would just shutupandtakemymoney.jpg because I want one NOW!
 
2013-10-30 10:18:31 AM

BullBearMS: [i63.photobucket.com image 470x230]


Mikey1969: My reaction to Google Glass is that I can't figure out why people are so fixated on how they make the users look. Big deal. They seriously aren't THAT dorky, no matter what some dumbass blogger tells you. I'm not planning on buying a set anytime soon, but there are plenty of things that make you look dumber, yet people still do them.


iPhone
 
2013-10-30 10:24:22 AM
I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.
 
2013-10-30 10:24:51 AM

TNel: Thanks guys never really read up on his work.


He's an interesting guy. He's been working on this stuff since the 80's.

upload.wikimedia.org

He's also the father of high dynamic range photography which has gotten pretty popular in the last few years.
 
2013-10-30 10:25:46 AM

xkillyourfacex: You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.


And get sued by some angry people who apparently have enough disposable income to spend $1500 dollars on a toy.
 
2013-10-30 10:28:53 AM

RexTalionis: xkillyourfacex: You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

And get sued by some angry people who apparently have enough disposable income to spend $1500 dollars on a toy.


But hey... will it Blend?
 
2013-10-30 10:32:23 AM
Hiro Protagonist would like to have the gargoyles sent back to where they came.
 
2013-10-30 10:38:39 AM
All these "Glass are ugly" posts remind me* of "get a horse!" Soon enough, they'll blend into the background.

* source: being a fan of early-1900s popular culture
 
2013-10-30 10:50:22 AM
if they just integrated this stuff into sunglasses nobody would care
 
2013-10-30 10:52:44 AM

AdamK: if they just integrated this stuff into sunglasses nobody would care


www.wired.com
 
2013-10-30 11:24:22 AM

xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.


What makes you think anyone would film you?
 
2013-10-30 11:32:01 AM

rumpelstiltskin: xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

What makes you think anyone would film you?


Well when he's in McDonalds flipping out to the cashier over not receiving all 20 chicken nuggets of course people will film it.
 
2013-10-30 11:32:11 AM

AdamK: if they just integrated this stuff into sunglasses nobody would care


unrealitymag.bcmediagroup.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-10-30 11:32:20 AM
According to Wikipedia, Crocs, Inc. had a (2008) revenue of US $721.6 million.  Looking dorky does not deter people from buying and wearing things.
 
2013-10-30 11:32:58 AM
Ran across someone wearing the first generation of Glass at Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  Almost didn't notice them at first.  These newer ones look to have been designed by Fischer Price.

Still, hurry up and make a retail product that's even less obtrusive than the first run, and can attach to whatever frame I desire.  I want my personal HUD dammit!
 
2013-10-30 11:33:22 AM

xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.


Don't worry, a few hours after these things make it to market there will be awesome little smartphone apps you can use to invade these privacy invadin', NSA-baitin', 1984 felatin' contraptions via bluetooth and fill the interface with the most vile porn /b/ can offer.  Aim your camera, but you may not like what you see.
 
2013-10-30 11:37:11 AM

BumpInTheNight: xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

Don't worry, a few hours after these things make it to market there will be awesome little smartphone apps you can use to invade these privacy invadin', NSA-baitin', 1984 felatin' contraptions via bluetooth and fill the interface with the most vile porn /b/ can offer.  Aim your camera, but you may not like what you see.


You're kidding, right? That's like saying you may not like the ice cream that I'm forcing you to eat right now.
 
2013-10-30 11:40:06 AM

BumpInTheNight: xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

Don't worry, a few hours after these things make it to market there will be awesome little smartphone apps you can use to invade these privacy invadin', NSA-baitin', 1984 felatin' contraptions via bluetooth and fill the interface with the most vile porn /b/ can offer.  Aim your camera, but you may not like what you see.


Your app is just going to say "File Exists. Overwrite (Y/N)" when you point that at me.
 
2013-10-30 11:41:47 AM

cameroncrazy1984: BumpInTheNight: xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

Don't worry, a few hours after these things make it to market there will be awesome little smartphone apps you can use to invade these privacy invadin', NSA-baitin', 1984 felatin' contraptions via bluetooth and fill the interface with the most vile porn /b/ can offer.  Aim your camera, but you may not like what you see.

You're kidding, right? That's like saying you may not like the ice cream that I'm forcing you to eat right now.


What's to kid about?  You know its going to happen and you know there is a rather easy solution to avoid it.  If someone wants to pay to act as google's free legion of mini info vacuums they get everything that's coming to them.
 
2013-10-30 11:43:58 AM

BumpInTheNight: cameroncrazy1984: BumpInTheNight: xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.

Don't worry, a few hours after these things make it to market there will be awesome little smartphone apps you can use to invade these privacy invadin', NSA-baitin', 1984 felatin' contraptions via bluetooth and fill the interface with the most vile porn /b/ can offer.  Aim your camera, but you may not like what you see.

You're kidding, right? That's like saying you may not like the ice cream that I'm forcing you to eat right now.

What's to kid about?  You know its going to happen and you know there is a rather easy solution to avoid it.  If someone wants to pay to act as google's free legion of mini info vacuums they get everything that's coming to them.


Wow. There's unhinged and then there's you. And if there were an easy way to hack into bluetooth devices it would have been found already. Not sure if you're aware of this but bluetooth connections exist in the real-world already, it's not some new tech.
 
2013-10-30 11:45:12 AM
Why is it that the type of people who are the most concerned with being recorded or spied on are the least likely to be interesting enough to bother doing either to?

Get over it, if you are in public you have zero expectation of privacy.
 
2013-10-30 11:50:54 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Wow. There's unhinged and then there's you. And if there were an easy way to hack into bluetooth devices it would have been found already. Not sure if you're aware of this but bluetooth connections exist in the real-world already, it's not some new tech.


He watches a lot of Person of Interest and thinks that you can hack into bluetooth with a push of a button even when the bluetooth is turned off.  Mines always off except when I'm in my car because of the battery drain.

/Love the show though
 
2013-10-30 11:54:08 AM

Egoy3k: Why is it that the type of people who are the most concerned with being recorded or spied on are the least likely to be interesting enough to bother doing either to?

Get over it, if you are in public you have zero expectation of privacy.


Because those types of people are the most egomaniacal ones? The ones who have a puffed-up sense of self-importance? They're the same ones who expect their public data to be unmonitored.
 
2013-10-30 11:56:56 AM

xkillyourfacex: I don't care if you wear a computer, but I don't want to be filmed by you, period. You either take those off when I'm around or Ima break them for you.


i713.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-30 11:59:41 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Wow. There's unhinged and then there's you. And if there were an easy way to hack into bluetooth devices it would have been found already. Not sure if you're aware of this but bluetooth connections exist in the real-world already, it's not some new tech.


Bluetooth was an example vector, plenty of others and it just takes one.  What drives them to be discovered and exploited is having a worthwhile target, nothing more.  All I'm saying is there's going to be plenty of lulz to be had over these things by people with too much time on their hands.

Egoy3k: Get over it, if you are in public you have zero expectation of privacy.


While perfectly true, you and I both know these are going to be in far more then just public places.  One of those if you've nothing to hide then you've nothing to worry about types eh?
 
2013-10-30 12:06:38 PM

BumpInTheNight: Bluetooth was an example vector, plenty of others and it just takes one.


Really? Tell me what other vectors there are from the phone to the Glass?
 
2013-10-30 12:11:54 PM

cameroncrazy1984: BumpInTheNight: Bluetooth was an example vector, plenty of others and it just takes one.

Really? Tell me what other vectors there are from the phone to the Glass?


Masquerading as a hotspot?  Exploiting the QR code processing software which will likely be left on auto-translate by a glass user?  Stuff like that.  Fun times.
 
2013-10-30 12:13:51 PM

BumpInTheNight: cameroncrazy1984: BumpInTheNight: Bluetooth was an example vector, plenty of others and it just takes one.

Really? Tell me what other vectors there are from the phone to the Glass?

Masquerading as a hotspot?  Exploiting the QR code processing software which will likely be left on auto-translate by a glass user?  Stuff like that.  Fun times.


Actually the QR exploit sounds like the most precise since it'd only happen against devices that are on constant query/processing of their environment and happened to aim it in the direction of your malicious QR.  Yep, that'll likely be the first one to land.
 
2013-10-30 12:20:56 PM

BumpInTheNight: Egoy3k: Get over it, if you are in public you have zero expectation of privacy.

While perfectly true, you and I both know these are going to be in far more then just public places. One of those if you've nothing to hide then you've nothing to worry about types eh?


Private places that feel the need to maintain privacy already have bans in place for recording equipment. It's not like the glasses are inconspicuous or anything.  You wear them on your face.

I never said a damn thing about having nothing to hide.
 
2013-10-30 12:25:59 PM
www.celebrity-sunglasses-finder.com
"Nice glasses, brother."
 
2013-10-30 12:37:02 PM

Mikey1969: My reaction to Google Glass is that I can't figure out why people are so fixated on how they make the users look. Big deal. They seriously aren't THAT dorky, no matter what some dumbass blogger tells you. I'm not planning on buying a set anytime soon, but there are plenty of things that make you look dumber, yet people still do them.


It's usually the same group that is waiting with baited breath for the Apple version.
 
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