Google reportedly prepping heads-up display Android eyeglasses for 2012 launch

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  • shinysteelrobotshinysteelrobot Posts: 23member
    The preferred term is "head up display" (no "S" in "head"). That is, unless you have more than one head. It's for the same reason it's not "heads set" or "headsphones".



    "Heads up", on the other hand, is what you yell before someone gets hit in the head with a baseball.
  • gtrgtr Posts: 3,182member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ShinySteelRobot View Post


    The preferred term is "head up display" (no "S" in "head"). That is, unless you have more than one head. It's for the same reason it's not "heads set" or "headsphones".



    "Heads up", on the other hand, is what you yell before someone gets hit in the head with a baseball.



    Wikipedia appears to say that both are fine:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-up_display



    "A head-up display or heads-up display—also known as a HUD"



    Maybe that particular phrasing was more appropriate when it applied to just a single pilot but, in this day and age, with HUD's popping up in places where they can be viewed by multiple 'heads' I think it wouldn't be inappropriate to use.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GTR View Post


    Wikipedia appears to say that both are fine:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-up_display



    "A head-up display or heads-up display?also known as a HUD"



    Sure, but I think he has a point in regards to a HUD that can only work with one user at a time, as would be the case with glasses. Also note that he did use the term "preferred" instead of saying that the plural term is incorrect or wrong.





    PS: I just disagreed with you slightly which means I personally attacked you according to DaHarder. You better report me.
  • gtrgtr Posts: 3,182member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    Sure, but I think he has a point in regards to a HUD that can only work with one user at a time, as would be the case with glasses. Also note that he did use the term "preferred" instead of saying that the plural term is incorrect or wrong.



    PS: I just disagreed with you slightly which means I personally attacked you according to DaHarder. You better report me.



    I agree with your 'attack'.
  • gtrgtr Posts: 3,182member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    PS: I just disagreed with you slightly which means I personally attacked you according to DaHarder. You better report me.



    ...but I'm still reporting you.
  • relefuntrelefunt Posts: 18member
    My sincere hope is that these glasses from Google will be named GOGGLES.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,529member
    Quote:
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    My sincere hope is that these glasses from Google will be named GOGGLES.



    Eh, they'll go with GOOGLES. They've never been ones to spell correctly.
  • iaeeniaeen Posts: 588member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ShinySteelRobot View Post


    The preferred term is "head up display" (no "S" in "head"). That is, unless you have more than one head. It's for the same reason it's not "heads set" or "headsphones".



    "Heads up", on the other hand, is what you yell before someone gets hit in the head with a baseball.



    My understanding of the term was that it comes from the phrase "heads up." Sure, there might only one person receiving the heads up, but one would still use the plural. To put it another way: if I was going to inform someone of an upcoming event I wouldn't begin with "I just wanted to give you a head up..."
  • gatorguygatorguy Posts: 15,093member
    The Google Glass(es) Project is apparently real, with a video posted today at 9to5Mac. Really impressive and ground-breaking IMO. I'd like to see them pull this off.



    http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/04/google...s/#more-158077
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,529member
    I refuse to believe this is anything like what they'd actually ship.



    I see no giant augmented reality advertisements projected onto 30% of all surfaces.
  • gatorguygatorguy Posts: 15,093member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    I refuse to believe this is anything like what they'd actually ship.



    I see no giant augmented reality advertisements projected onto 30% of all surfaces.



    Do you mean there's no way they'd project large ads or that it can't be real if there's not big ads in the video? The second one's actually funny. . .
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,529member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Do you mean there's no way they'd project large ads or that it can't be real if there's not big ads in the video? The second one's actually funny. . .



    The second.
  • gatorguygatorguy Posts: 15,093member
    Here's a much better article about the project along with pics of the prototype glasses currently being tested by Google employees.



    "People I have spoken with who have have seen Project Glass said there is a misconception that the glasses will interfere with people?s daily life too much, constantly streaming information to them and distracting from the real world. But these people said the glasses actually free people up from technology.



    One person who had used the glasses said: ?They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don?t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that?s it.?




    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...ality-glasses/
  • gatorguygatorguy Posts: 15,093member
    Self-professed Apple fanatic David Pogue got a chance to try these out. That he was impressed would be an understatement.
    http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/google-glass-and-the-future-of-technology/?ref=personaltechemail
  • gatorguygatorguy Posts: 15,093member


    Looks like the developer version Google Glass units should ship within days, now in the FCC hands for the final check-off. 


    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/31/3938182/google-glass-revealed-in-fcc-filing

  • kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post



    Spectacular. Now I can have ads thrown right into my eyes regardless of the direction I face!


     


    Ha!  Just like the targeted ads in Minority Report.


     



     


    Actually, this reminds me of that story about one of the first researchers who came up with augmented glasses.   He was terrible at remembering faces, so he put a camera on his glasses and he'd snap a shot whenever he met someone, adding their name via a keyboard in his pocket.


     


    Later, when he met them again, he'd key his wearable computer to find that person's picture, and display the name on his glasses. 


     


    This allowed him to do much better in group situations, especially at department parties where he needed to be sociable in order to get more research grants image

  • steverstever Posts: 1member


    Dickheads...


     


    HUD ...Head Up Display....was fighter aircraft technology DECADES before you TWATS thought you happened across it.


     


    There was only ONE head to keep up.


     


    This has absolutely NOTHING to do with the 'heads up' call...NOTHING...do you understand???

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