Google confirms iPhone compatibility for Glass, but questions remain over notifications

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  • Reply 21 of 70
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    I still get caught off guard when someone is in the grocery store and starts talking as if they are talking to me but actually they are on their phone with BT headset. I also find it absolutely rude when people are talking on their phone while the coffee clerk is trying to take their order and people are waiting in line behind them as they say something like "just a second" and hold up their finger as if to say wait to the clerk.



     


    Where I live there so many people talking into thin air on the bus, the train and walking down the street that I've almost gotten used to it.  Almost.  

  • Reply 22 of 70
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member


    Waiting for Person of Interest episode where Harold hacks someones Google Glasses and use it to track him/her.

  • Reply 23 of 70
    Man, if you're a cop, you soon better be on your best behavior. Defense attorneys will be looking to see that Miranda rights were read to suspects with all of the i's dotted and t's crossed. Charges of "police brutality" will be easier to prove (or disprove). And porn - don't even go there!
  • Reply 24 of 70
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Personally, I'm bothered by Google Glasses just because of the terrifying new world it purports to bring.


     


    I don't want to see a generation raised on having an HUD on their faces 24/7. I don't want to see more morons causing accidents and killing people because they're looking at their HUDs instead of where they're going. I wouldn't be bothered by it except that the idiots killing themselves off also kill off intelligent people who can't get out of their way. If these things have GPS in them, they'd really ought to shut off and be wholly inoperable above speeds greater than 15MPH. 



    Not too long ago I got run into from behind by a 12 year-old girl who was texting while riding her bicycle on the sidewalk. We both ended up with several lesions and contusions and my groceries went rolling into the street. She ended up with her legs all tangled up in the frame of the bike and the chain came off. I did assist her and checked out her injuries which were not too serious, but I see people all the time distracted with their cell phones while driving cars which is really scary and these young people are growing up with this mindset.

  • Reply 25 of 70
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    mstone wrote: »
    Anyway, long story longer, I can't see how Google Glass can accommodate people who actually wear corrective lens even if all they have is a pair of clear and a pair of sunglasses. This seems like a product for people who have perfect vision, or wear contacts, but even so they seem to be incompatible with sunglasses so at the very least you are going to need two pairs of Google Glass at $1400 each unless they make them with some sort of interchangeable lenses.

    Maybe they'll have an option in Settings for calibrating them to your vision. It'll speak to you and you'll get to respond with voice commands. "1… 2… 1… 2… which is better… 1… 2… 1… 2…"


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  • Reply 26 of 70
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,365member

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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


     


    I started wearing glasses, reluctantly, about 10 years ago as my once perfect vision started to go fuzzy. Now I have prescription sunglasses for driving which are focused on long distance, clear distance glasses for driving at night, regular glasses for walking around, regular sunglasses for walking around and computer glasses that are focused at the exact distance of my monitor at work. That's a lot to manage. One of my friends keeps recommending contacts but I just don't like the thought of sticking something in my eye, besides he has on more than a couple occasions developed an infection from not replacing his contacts often enough or something like that.


     


    Anyway, long story longer, I can't see how Google Glass can accommodate people who actually wear corrective lens even if all they have is a pair of clear and a pair of sunglasses. This seems like a product for people who have perfect vision, or wear contacts, but even so they seem to be incompatible with sunglasses so at the very least you are going to need two pairs of Google Glass at $1400 each unless they make them with some sort of interchangeable lenses.



    The only part of Google Glass that's absolutely necessary is fully integrated with the right temple stem. I don't know what would preclude that piece from being used with corrective lenses or sunglasses. You'd obviously have to design the other frame styles to blend with the temple piece, but I would expect the option of corrective lenses would be a given.

  • Reply 27 of 70


    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

    The only part of Google Glass that's absolutely necessary is fully integrated with the right temple stem. I don't know what would preclude that piece from being used with corrective lenses or sunglasses.


     


    That's most of what terrifies me.




    Yes, I want more and better heads up information in the future. On my devices, not on my face. I want to dictate exactly when and where I see this information, and the focal distance at which I see it. I want this information to be in the center of my field of view, not the sides.


     


    The bathroom mirror is a common one. I like that idea; it could be for far more than medical information. It's usually the first pane of glass you see in the morning; it should have your day's information on it. I also like the idea of a direction line projected into the windshield of my vehicle. Have it shade the entire lane I'm in at 50% of the color I choose. Have it project ahead the way I'm supposed to go. This would be easy to line up with the person's actual field of view. And at night, you'd see the road and your destination that much more clearly. It's gonna be big. But don't put it right on my eyes. And don't put any information around the center of my field of view.

  • Reply 28 of 70
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    That's most of what terrifies me.

    Because it's big and bulky, because it looks uncomfortable to be sitting above your ear, or something else?

    I wonder if might be better to having something that sits behind your ear like an old-school hearing aid, perhaps, with a weak magnetic clip, that will allow you to take what appear to be regular glasses on and off at will. Making a standard where the power and data goes through the temple piece to the frame to the lenses might allow for a wide array or styles and wouldn't be any bigger than a BT earpiece but standout less as it could be skin colored and be partially hidden by the earlobe, as well as hair.


    I couldn't find a great pic but here are two that can be used to get an idea of my words didn't paint a good enough picture.
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    PS: How does Google Glass charge its battery? The image below is for a hearing aid that's build into glasses but I like it.

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  • Reply 29 of 70
    Have you got your Glass eye on it?

    1400 dollars of prestige?
  • Reply 30 of 70


    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

    Because it's big and bulky, because it looks uncomfortable to be sitting above your ear, or something else?


     


    Because the ease with which it can be adapted to fit actual glasses only removes the barrier keeping it from being a "viable' option.

  • Reply 31 of 70
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,365member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    That's most of what terrifies me.




    Yes, I want more and better heads up information in the future. On my devices, not on my face. I want to dictate exactly when and where I see this information, and the focal distance at which I see it. I want this information to be in the center of my field of view, not the sides.


     


    The bathroom mirror is a common one. I like that idea; it could be for far more than medical information. It's usually the first pane of glass you see in the morning; it should have your day's information on it. I also like the idea of a direction line projected into the windshield of my vehicle. Have it shade the entire lane I'm in at 50% of the color I choose. Have it project ahead the way I'm supposed to go. This would be easy to line up with the person's actual field of view. And at night, you'd see the road and your destination that much more clearly. It's gonna be big. But don't put it right on my eyes. And don't put any information around the center of my field of view.



    Did you watch Topolsky's Glass video at TheVerge? One of the things that surprised him was how the tiny display screen disappeared from view when he wasn't  looking for it. It's not in the line of sight.

  • Reply 32 of 70
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member

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    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post



    Hmm, that video looked totally shyte, but yet I think they are onto something.


    I just don't see it being a bid deal.  I'm still wondering why Sergey is the only executive at Google wearing these things.  Why doesn't Larry Page and Eric Schmidt wear them?  Probably because they don't like them.  I would think that upper management should be using their own products.  If they don't even use their own products, then that says something.  Same goes with the Chromebooks.  I highly doubt their employees are using nothing but Chromebooks.  Obviously, they will give them Chromebooks as standard issue, but they might not be using them that much. 


     


    To me, if ALL Google employees don't use these Glass devices all of the time, then it tells me that they are more of a novelty.

  • Reply 33 of 70
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member


    Here is something to think about.  If someone walks up to you and you are wearing these things, will you be polite enough to take them off if the other person doesn't feel comfortable with you pointing a video camera and microphone that could potentially record the conversation?




    Here is my line of reasoning.




    There are and WILL be people that don't want any video or audio recording taking place during a discussion and that person has three options if you don't remove them.   Here are their options.


     


    1.  They can ask you politiely and if you don't remove them, they might continue talking to you.


    2.  They can ask and you don't remove them they can turn around and not continue having a discussion with you.  What happens if they are your boss?  What happens if they are a customer or potential customer of yours?  What happens if it's your significant other?   You will feel embarrassed and rather upset that someone simply stopped talking to you, especially if you need something from them.  Can a company fire you for wearing them?  I don't there is any law that protects an employee from getting fired for wearing during business hours.  So, you might want to check with the company you work for and their policies on these things.  All kinds of things can happen to you if you don't take them off when asked.


    3.  Physically take them off without YOUR permission which would then result in a brawl where one or both parties will get injured.


     


     


    I think all three of these scenarios WILL happen if you don't take them off when asked.  I also think that wearing these things in certain areas will attract the kind of attention you DON'T want.  Which would be getting laughed, avoided, or someone taking them from you and potentially hitting you over the head.


     


    I see too many potential problems with these things.  I'm not surprised Apple hasn't made any mention on whether or not they will make something similar.  If they did, I would NOT buy them.  I don't see any reason to do so.

  • Reply 34 of 70


    Originally Posted by drblank View Post


    3.  Physically take them off without YOUR permission which would then result in a brawl where one or both parties will get injured.



     


    If you're the kind of person to up and brawl when that happens… hmm, I'm not sure how to finish that. image


     


    But I agree with what you're saying. When the means of recording is that visible, most people will want some assurance of privacy, regardless of the conversation's content.

  • Reply 35 of 70
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    If you're the kind of person to up and brawl when that happens… hmm, I'm not sure how to finish that. image


     


    But I agree with what you're saying. When the means of recording is that visible, most people will want some assurance of privacy, regardless of the conversation's content.



    I would not want to have a discussion with someone that's wearing these things for fear of having a conversation recorded and posted on YouTube or Facebook without my permission.  It's a pain in the rear to get that stuff taken down.  




    I'm not saying I would get into a brawl over it, but I would simply walk away from that person and simply decide not to conduct business with that person, continue a friendship with a someone that didn't respect my request to remove them.  Do you want cops using devices like this when they pull you over for a ticket?  It poses too many privacy issues.


     


    It's bad enough that people are pulling out their smartphones in public places taking pictures/videos and being caught in the background of those pictures because some of them might be posted on YouTube or Facebook without your knowledge/permission. Do you want that?


     


    I'm sure I've been captured in background photos at a restaurant, but I have no way of knowing any of those photos were posted on line.  I'm doing anything illegal or anything, it's just I don't want my photo taken and posted without permission.   It's called common curtesy.    If I have a photo of people I don't post them PERIOD.  I just don't do that.

  • Reply 36 of 70
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    One medical use I can see for this is for those with face blindness. The device can use facial recognition to determine who is in front of you and then show their name. I know that's very minor but I like to know if technology can have medical benefits, too, like the iPhone, iPad, and Kinect.

    drblank wrote: »
    Here is something to think about.  If someone walks up to you and you are wearing these things, will you be polite enough to take them off if the other person doesn't feel comfortable with you pointing a video camera and microphone that could potentially record the conversation?


    Here is my line of reasoning.


    There are and WILL be people that don't want any video or audio recording taking place during a discussion and that person has three options if you don't remove them.   Here are their options.

    1.  They can ask you politiely and if you don't remove them, they might continue talking to you.
    2.  They can ask and you don't remove them they can turn around and not continue having a discussion with you.  What happens if they are your boss?  What happens if they are a customer or potential customer of yours?  What happens if it's your significant other?   You will feel embarrassed and rather upset that someone simply stopped talking to you, especially if you need something from them.  Can a company fire you for wearing them?  I don't there is any law that protects an employee from getting fired for wearing during business hours.  So, you might want to check with the company you work for and their policies on these things.  All kinds of things can happen to you if you don't take them off when asked.
    3.  Physically take them off without YOUR permission which would then result in a brawl where one or both parties will get injured.


    I think all three of these scenarios WILL happen if you don't take them off when asked.  I also think that wearing these things in certain areas will attract the kind of attention you DON'T want.  Which would be getting laughed, avoided, or someone taking them from you and potentially hitting you over the head.

    I see too many potential problems with these things.  I'm not surprised Apple hasn't made any mention on whether or not they will make something similar.  If they did, I would NOT buy them.  I don't see any reason to do so.

    Those are certainly points worth considering but that can happen now with any cellphone.
  • Reply 37 of 70


    I went to Google's SF Glass Foundry and got to use the device for two days. It most certainly isn't vaporware. 


     


    I cannot provide details as I am under NDA, but I can say this; it was awesome. I actually felt loss returning the device after two days, almost as I had lost one of my senses.  I cannot wait until I get my Explorer unit hopefully soon. :)


     


    It feels so pedestrian now to actually have to do the following with my cellphone:


    1) reach into my pocket


    2) pull out my phone


    3) turn on my phone


    4) unlock my phone


    5) look at the text/email/time/whatever


    6) turn off my phone


    7) put back in pocket


    ....vs just having to flick my eyes for half a second a bit up.


     


     


    Google is on to something here--- even if Glass is not the device for you, in the future a similar device will be. It's just too convenient.

  • Reply 38 of 70
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

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    Originally Posted by evilmushroom View Post


     


    Google is on to something here--- even if Glass is not the device for you, in the future a similar device will be. It's just too convenient.



    Not to mention it's a total chick magnet. /s

  • Reply 39 of 70
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,918member
    mstone wrote: »
    I started wearing glasses, reluctantly, about 10 years ago as my once perfect vision started to go fuzzy. Now I have prescription sunglasses for driving which are focused on long distance, clear distance glasses for driving at night, regular glasses for walking around, regular sunglasses for walking around and computer glasses that are focused at the exact distance of my monitor at work. That's a lot to manage. One of my friends keeps recommending contacts but I just don't like the thought of sticking something in my eye, besides he has on more than a couple occasions developed an infection from not replacing his contacts often enough or something like that.

    Anyway, long story longer, I can't see how Google Glass can accommodate people who actually wear corrective lens even if all they have is a pair of clear and a pair of sunglasses. This seems like a product for people who have perfect vision, or wear contacts, but even so they seem to be incompatible with sunglasses so at the very least you are going to need two pairs of Google Glass at $1400 each unless they make them with some sort of interchangeable lenses.

    I smell class action lawsuit. Google Glass discriminates against the vision impaired!

    /s

    Not that i'll waste $1500 on this.
  • Reply 40 of 70
    mstone wrote: »
    Not to mention it's a total chick magnet. /s

    My girlfriend is super jealous and wants one as well. ;)
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