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(News.com.au)   If you think the price tag on Google Glass is too steep, our Google overlords have you covered. With Cardboard   (news.com.au) divider line 32
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2014-06-26 08:54:31 AM  
Google Glass doesn't look stupid enough. I want to look like this guy.

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2014-06-26 09:55:16 AM  
The original
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2014-06-26 11:17:45 AM  
I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.
 
2014-06-26 11:19:40 AM  

blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


I think there are some potential commercial applications for the technology, but they've priced the things way out of reach for most developers.  I was going to buy a pair to build a an app and thought I'd spend ~$400.   $1500 is crazy for any consumer technology.
 
2014-06-26 11:23:57 AM  

Rent Party: I think there are some potential commercial applications for the technology, but they've priced the things way out of reach for most developers.  I was going to buy a pair to build a an app and thought I'd spend ~$400.   $1500 is crazy for any consumer technology.


You're absolutely right. I'd also say that there's little purpose in having the functions of a smartphone in a wearable eyeglass form when it's still more convenient to use a smartphone for the majority of applications. Aesthetics also play into it. Had the technology taken on a more discreet appearance, it might have proved to be more popular. As is, I have the opinion Google Glass looks too bulky and out of place to take on mass consumer appeal.
 
2014-06-26 11:24:14 AM  

blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


Failure? Really? It's a prototype, which is why it's so expensive and not very cool looking. The whole point of selling the Glass to the public was to find new uses for the hardware. With an improved screen and building it into an actual pair of stylish glasses rather than the weird thing they have now I'm certain they'll sell like hotcakes. All it is is a hands free smartphone.
 
2014-06-26 11:34:23 AM  

blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.



all that matters is what is google learning from this so called failure?
In the near future I fully expect google glasses (which will look exact like regular glasses) will sync with my smart watch and my smart phone.
Display/recording device (glasses) + Input/display control unit (smart watch) + main CPU (smart phone).
The future is so bright I've got to wear google shades.


one step closer to this
www.wired.com
 
2014-06-26 11:37:19 AM  

Space Station Wagon: blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


all that matters is what is google learning from this so called failure?
In the near future I fully expect google glasses (which will look exact like regular glasses) will sync with my smart watch and my smart phone.
Display/recording device (glasses) + Input/display control unit (smart watch) + main CPU (smart phone).
The future is so bright I've got to wear google shades.


one step closer to this
[www.wired.com image 545x306]


i.adultswim.com
 
2014-06-26 11:43:27 AM  

Space Station Wagon: blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


all that matters is what is google learning from this so called failure?
In the near future I fully expect google glasses (which will look exact like regular glasses) will sync with my smart watch and my smart phone.
Display/recording device (glasses) + Input/display control unit (smart watch) + main CPU (smart phone).
The future is so bright I've got to wear google shades.


one step closer to this
[www.wired.com image 545x306]


Or, this:
worldmeets.us
 
2014-06-26 11:47:03 AM  
If you think the price tag on Google Glass is too steep, our Google overlords have you covered. With Cardboard
 
Considering that the price tag I place on Google Glass is your dignity. . .yeah, I'd say wearing cardboard would be much more dignified.
 
2014-06-26 11:53:28 AM  

ZMugg: Space Station Wagon: blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


all that matters is what is google learning from this so called failure?
In the near future I fully expect google glasses (which will look exact like regular glasses) will sync with my smart watch and my smart phone.
Display/recording device (glasses) + Input/display control unit (smart watch) + main CPU (smart phone).
The future is so bright I've got to wear google shades.


one step closer to this
[www.wired.com image 545x306]

Or, this:
[worldmeets.us image 415x332]


More like this

trekcore.com
 
2014-06-26 11:55:49 AM  

Rent Party: blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.

I think there are some potential commercial applications for the technology, but they've priced the things way out of reach for most developers.  I was going to buy a pair to build a an app and thought I'd spend ~$400.   $1500 is crazy for any consumer technology.


Consumer technology in beta, no less.  I'm not shelling out $1500 to be Google's beta tester, especially since Google's sitting on a Mt. farking Everest of cash.
 
2014-06-26 12:03:03 PM  
Oculus > Glass. There, it's been said. If you're going to go augmented reality, it's go big or go home...
 
2014-06-26 12:15:56 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: All it is is a hands free smartphone.


...and there in itself is the issue. The technology isn't revolutionary. It's a calculator watch for the modern age.

I'm not saying the concept doesn't have potential. I'm simply stating that we're a long way from seeing the integrated VR units we've become accustom to seeing in SCI FI.

quietmemories.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-26 12:16:39 PM  
Thanks to Cardboard now the poors can be glassholes too.
 
2014-06-26 12:17:05 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: To The Escape Zeppelin!: All it is is a hands free smartphone.

...and there in itself is the issue. The technology isn't revolutionary. It's a calculator watch for the modern age.

I'm not saying the concept doesn't have potential. I'm simply stating that we're a long way from seeing the integrated VR units we've become accustom to seeing in SCI FI.

[quietmemories.files.wordpress.com image 714x533]


Oops. *AR
 
2014-06-26 12:24:59 PM  
www.oocities.org
 
2014-06-26 12:28:09 PM  
i.pokeroff.ruforums.oneplus.net
 
2014-06-26 12:29:10 PM  
I took it to mean that if you aren't an elite who can pony up $1500, you might as well be homeless and sleeping in a cardboard box.
 
2014-06-26 12:32:35 PM  
I *can* pony up $1500 for them. I'm just not gonna.  I have other things I'd rather spend $1500 on.
 
2014-06-26 01:15:40 PM  

BafflerMeal: Space Station Wagon: blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


all that matters is what is google learning from this so called failure?
In the near future I fully expect google glasses (which will look exact like regular glasses) will sync with my smart watch and my smart phone.
Display/recording device (glasses) + Input/display control unit (smart watch) + main CPU (smart phone).
The future is so bright I've got to wear google shades.


one step closer to this
[www.wired.com image 545x306]

[i.adultswim.com image 400x300]



One of my favorite episodes
 
2014-06-26 01:38:51 PM  
This isn't meant to be a cheap version of Google Glass, this is meant to be a cheap VR headset.

And we all know there is only going to be one use for them...

upix.me
 
2014-06-26 01:44:40 PM  
Dignity is priceless.
 
2014-06-26 02:08:55 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: I'd also say that there's little purpose in having the functions of a smartphone in a wearable eyeglass form when it's still more convenient to use a smartphone for the majority of applications


So do we want teenage girls with their heads buried in their phones 24/7 or wearing sunglasses all the time and bumping into shiat. The difference is $1,500.
 
2014-06-26 02:22:37 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-26 02:40:25 PM  
So that's where MacGyver has been hiding all these years...he's working for Google now...
 
2014-06-26 03:13:01 PM  
Soooo... where can you get this kit?

Poor man's oculus rift isn't a bad thing.
 
2014-06-26 03:46:34 PM  
As a colleague of mine put it, for $1600 you can buy a Macbook to wear as a hat.

Currently, Google Glass is an overpriced, underpowered Android device that everybody hates.
 
2014-06-26 04:33:47 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: I'm surprised Google Glass is still a current project. You can smell the failure from a mile away. I'm surprised Google didn't resolve for minimal losses and abandon the project immediately.


Yeah, if they don't cut their losses soon they'll be out of money by March 3604.
 
2014-06-26 05:17:47 PM  
I was not interested in google glass, but this actually does look interesting.

I want one.
 
2014-06-26 10:04:03 PM  
I get the feeling Google did this solely to troll Facebook and their Oculus.
 
2014-06-27 01:37:25 PM  

LesserEvil: Soooo... where can you get this kit?

Poor man's oculus rift isn't a bad thing.


Download the plans and cut your own out of a disused pizza box.  The 40mm focal length plastic lenses can be found on Amazon for about 10 bucks each.
 
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