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  • Apple's VR headset: What to expect and what it will look like

    cg27 said:
    Can’t wait for my first live sighting of someone walking around with these goggles, along with AirPods Max, AppleWatch, and an iPhone in hand.  Welcome to the next ten years.  At least the folks driving around Florida with their strongly tinted goggles will feel right at home.
    If they are any type of large goggle, I have to imagine they will be almost exclusively targeted at games and maybe some very narrow niches. Apple would hype them as broadly useful in everyday life, but almost no one is going to walk down the street, meet with friends in public or sit at their desk at work wearing these. Google glassholes were mocked enough, imagine how much worse it would be for a much of goggle wearers.

    Other rumours claim Apple wants them to replace the iphone. I just don’t see any way goggles replace something you have with you that is accessible and usable at all times.
  • Former Apple retail head Ahrendts says worker retention hit almost 89% under her watch

    High retention rates are not a good thing when you’ve reduced the criteria for hiring. You’re stuck with the mediocre.
  • The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

    Hockey Puck has my vote
  • Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

    TomE said:
    Made in China ?

    But designed in Mountain View. Hence the spying.
  • Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

    People were freaking out about the Group FaceTime bug and it was plastered all over the news. Let’s see what the reaction to this is, which seems like it could be much worse and more privacy invading. 
    This is way worse in that you have no idea strangers are watching you while with the FaceTime bug at least your phone rang. Also, with the FT bug, even if someone did use it, chances are very slim that your phone would be positioned to be watching you are anything of interest, with chances being high that if you weren't actively using the phone (and therefore aware FT was running) then it would be in your pocket or purse or sitting on a desk viewing the ceiling or desktop. On the other hand, the cameras would be intentionally focusing on a view of you and your home.

    This won't make news. Every single google product and service is designed as spyware and to put users under surveillance. People have either accepted that they are always being spied on with google or their cognitive dissonance doesn't allow them to acknowledge it. Either way, it becomes a non story.