Apple patent filing points to Google Glass-like heads-up display tech

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  • Reply 21 of 34
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jensonb View Post


    I don't see Apple making a wearable computer. Too geeky.





    Ever?  With the pace of change of technology, I wouldn't bet against wearable computers being as commonplace 10 years from now as smart phones are today.  And even that is probably laughably conservative.


     


    Today, we say "remember how 20 years ago you'd never go out of town without buying a map and planning your route and doing research, and now with smartphones and GPSs we think nothing of going anywhere in the world with the confidence that we cannot get lost."


     


    X years from now, we'll say "remember when x years ago you'd be in a meeting or talk to someone in the elevator and not remember their name or how you know them, and now everyone's name is next to their picture--I mean face all the time."


     


    It's coming and the interfaces will be entirely different than what we've used before (until MS leads the way somehow).


     


    p.s. just to be clear, there is a HUGE difference between saying @#$% like this and inventing it.  To get to the future will require a myriad inventions, large and small.  Hopefully no one is granted a patent for "a method for identifying people" that is nothing more than "use facial recognition to superimpose a text label of their name on a HUD build into glasses."

  • Reply 22 of 34
    ochymingochyming Posts: 474member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jkichline View Post



    They just took their time and patented it unlike their competitors.



    Really?


     


    Like whom?


     


    Motorola patented its tech


    Microsoft also.


    Nokia did the same.


    Samsung also.


     


    Patents are not EVIL.


    It is for ?small? in cash/resources to protect itself.


    Imagine if China ( with its unDemocratic government, its state companies can produce things cheaper ) get all the USA and German patent for free. No one will EVER buy USA or German machinery/technology anymore. Because China will make them cheaper.

  • Reply 23 of 34
    z3r0z3r0 Posts: 230member


    No not at all. Apple hasn't been working on wearable computing.


     


    Richard Devaul Joins Apple


    http://blogs.computerworld.com/15750/apple_hires_senior_prototype_engineer_for_work_on_wearable_computers


     


    Richard Devaul leaves Apple, Joins Google


    http://9to5google.com/2011/06/24/wearables-expert-ridard-devaul-jumps-ship-from-apple-to-google/


     


    Google Poaches Simon Prakash From Apple to Work with Sergey Bin


    http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/04/google-hires-a-senior-director-at-apple-for-a-top-secret-project-exclusive/


     


    Sergey Brin Demos Project Glass


    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/27/sergey-brin-demos-project-glass-on-stage-at-google-i-o/


     


    No connection at all to Apple! ;)

  • Reply 24 of 34
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,788member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jensonb View Post


    I don't see Apple making a wearable computer. Too geeky.



     


    Agree.  But if they do, it probably won't spam you as badly as Google Glass surely would.


     


    I say "would" because, as we've seen, Apple's patents do tend to hold up in court.


    No FRAND here.  Not even if Apple's near-eye device become wildly popular, a de facto "industry standard."

  • Reply 25 of 34


    Shifting of a lens array over a display could be used to create a high res lenticular 3D display.  They can also use this type of technolgy in cameras to capture light fields and to unblur photographs.

  • Reply 26 of 34
    Geordie was first...Everyone knows that.
  • Reply 27 of 34


    And lawsuit?

  • Reply 28 of 34
    801801 Posts: 271member
    I have read that the pilots of Blackhawk helicopters need a year of training to use these sorts of displays. It seems that as you brain is switching between the near focused display and back to your regular field of view, that it induces nasty headaches that requires lots of practice to be able to use comfortably.
  • Reply 29 of 34
    ochymingochyming Posts: 474member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by z3r0 View Post


    No not at all. Apple hasn't been working on wearable computing.


     


    Richard Devaul Joins Apple


    http://blogs.computerworld.com/15750/apple_hires_senior_prototype_engineer_for_work_on_wearable_computers


     


    Richard Devaul leaves Apple, Joins Google


    http://9to5google.com/2011/06/24/wearables-expert-ridard-devaul-jumps-ship-from-apple-to-google/


     


    Google Poaches Simon Prakash From Apple to Work with Sergey Bin


    http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/04/google-hires-a-senior-director-at-apple-for-a-top-secret-project-exclusive/


     


    Sergey Brin Demos Project Glass


    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/27/sergey-brin-demos-project-glass-on-stage-at-google-i-o/


     


    No connection at all to Apple! ;)



     


     


    And that is ALL?


    Or just part of the Truth?


     


    Isn´t it stupid to just gather some post and mesh them up as the truth?

  • Reply 30 of 34
    ochymingochyming Posts: 474member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 801 View Post



    I have read that the pilots of Blackhawk helicopters need a year of training to use these sorts of displays. It seems that as you brain is switching between the near focused display and back to your regular field of view, that it induces nasty headaches that requires lots of practice to be able to use comfortably.


     


    I heard the same from a Documentary on Discovery channel or NG.

  • Reply 31 of 34
    superbasssuperbass Posts: 688member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


     


    When has a "Google's version" of anything been more usable than Apple's tech?



     


    Gmail


    Chrome Browser


    Search Engine


    Maps


    Youtube


    Google Books


     


    Some would also viably argue Android is much more useable than iOS due to it's openness with music and video formats as well as customization.


     


    Google Play's interface is also much simpler/faster/more useable than the current iTunes monolith of bloat.

  • Reply 32 of 34
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jensonb View Post


    I don't see Apple making a wearable computer. Too geeky.



    Come on! Too Geeky?


    How can this be too Geeky?


    The guy looks so cool and in control.


    image


     


     


    It reminds me of this: 


    Even a guy this cool is developing worry wrinkles on his forehead as strains to 


    focus his coolness in order to pull of wearing a bluetooth earpiece. I know I can't do it.


    I wish all the dicks who use them knew their limitations as well.   ;-)


     


    image

  • Reply 33 of 34
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by malax View Post


    Ever?  With the pace of change of technology, I wouldn't bet against wearable computers being as commonplace 10 years from now as smart phones are today.  And even that is probably laughably conservative.



    I wouldn't count on it. Fifteen years ago when I entered design school "visionaries" were claiming that "within 5 years" my shirt would have more computing power than a Pentiium computer (and many other things. About the only thing they got right was predicting that cell phone would become computers. But they really had no idea of the ramifications.


     


    A few things I have learned:


    People tend to avoid having tech close to their bodies (except for prostheses.)


    Designers get excited about concepts that bring tech close to peoples bodies (except for prostheses.)


    Product evolution follows the path of usefulness for users but first and foremost, it must fit comfortably into their lives both logistically and culturally.


    Professional futurists are usually morons.


    Designers and Engineers are porn addicts and the porn of choice for designers is the sort of superficial low IQ concepts found in ID Magazine. For Engineers it's the sort of tech centered geekyness exemplified by the above patent drawing.


    Also, people want you to remember their name and face. They do not want you to just get it from a computer. This is why form letters don't work.

  • Reply 34 of 34
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,618member


    For those interested in the tech behind Google's Glass Project there's an excellent two-part series posted over at SEOByTheSea.


    http://www.seobythesea.com/2013/01/google-glass-hardware-patents/


     


    and Part 2


    http://www.seobythesea.com/2013/01/project-glass-patents/


     


    Really well done with references to the patents involved and how the IP might be integrated.

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