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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Google Glass Can Use iPhone's Data Connection Via Bluetooth




The Verge's Joshua Topolsky has written a lengthy piece about his experiences using Google Glass, the company's new on-face computer.

Google Glass is a tiny computer that mounts to an eyeglass frame and has a small display that is visible only to the user. The wearable device has a built-in camera that sees what the wearer sees, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections. The glasses can handle many of the same tasks as smartphones, including giving driving directions, sending text messages, showing weather reports and more.

Some potential purchasers were concerned that Glass would only be compatible with Google's Android smartphone operating system, but it appears the device will be able to tether to any smartphone via Bluetooth. Topolsky writes:
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The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out and about. There's no cellular radio in Glass, but it does have a GPS chip.
Google hopes to put Glass on sale sometime before the end of the year for less than $1,500.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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Nice. I will wait until the price comes down.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever.
Your opinion is wrong.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Let the competition begin.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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Who knows

It's like everything else new; you won't know until you try it, and for a while- until the gee-wiz wears off.

Which makes this, at something like $1500,

A bloody edge.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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Just what we need, more ass-hats talking to themselves in public.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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This is something I would try, but the ridiculous price and overall market for this isn't great, I don't think. Especially when you bring in how common it is for people to break their glasses, if it's $1,500 new, I'm sure repairs and replacement costs will be through the roof. This is a good attempt at a futuristic product, I just don't think it will find a big enough group of supporters in order to keep it around for long. It does everything your phone already does for the most part, only voice controlled and with a little extra ease of use. I think a lot of people will laugh at the product, regardless of the price attached.


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This could have some amazing applications in medicine.

In the middle of a surgery and need a consult? Boom, just say a sentence, and a physician sitting in his office across the country is seeing exactly what you're seeing as if he were in there in the OR with you.
This may be Google's best bet with a product like this. Refining it for certain professional fields instead of as a general consumer product. I think it would prove much more useful and successful if marketed that way.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:04 PM   #11
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If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
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If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
No, your opinion is stupid.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:20 PM   #13
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If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
Ooh, a pedantic subthread! Actually, if you thought girls were from Venus that would not be an opinion. You would just be misinformed. Opinions are subjective assessments, not factual statements, and as such can not be wrong. Your misunderstanding of the definition of the word opinion does not constitute a credible argument.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:03 PM   #14
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If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
That's a belief more than an opinion.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:46 PM   #15
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It is my opinion that 1+1=4.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:39 PM   #16
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You are apparently unfamiliar with modern American political discourse.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:22 PM   #17
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Actually it can. If it was my opinion that women should lose the vote, then my opinion is wrong.

But I was only being half serious with my statement!
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Actually it can. If it was my opinion that women should lose the vote, then my opinion is wrong.

But I was only being half serious with my statement!
You make a good point, but, while that opinion may not be the same as your beliefs, that doesn't make it wrong. While there are other issues with that statement, the opinion itself is not incorrect. But let's not get into a debate like that here.

My final statement:

The Chromebook Pixel is a terrible idea, no matter how good the product itself might be. While the chromebook in general is a fine product, making a half baked notebook more expensive than any other product of its kind on the market is not.

That being said, Google Glass is merely, in my opinion, a stupid product. The technology is cool, don't get me wrong, but why do I want to wear something like that on my face? For everyone on this same forum who said SIRI was stupid cause you had to talk to it in public must think this is a terrible product...in theory.

I have no issues with Google, I'm just not impressed with their latest bringings. That goes the same for Apple. Either way, I'm curious to see the evolution of Google Glass.
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Your fact is opinionated.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:52 AM   #20
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This looks ok..

....right up until the point i read it uses Bluetooth or tethered to you iPhone, and connect over Wi-Fi on order to successfully use this thing.

Theres goes your data

As if people don't already have huge bill they over-see after they roam internationally, this will only add further to this, because the mind set is "This is soo cool"

This will be changed to "this soo sux" when they get their bill from their carrier

This reminds me of picture-in-picture...... that didn't really find it in todays TV's

How is this any different? to the fact that "The only reason why keeping this alive is people are demanding its just "cool factor"

And this, just only we have a piece of existing technology, but now its part of something, like glass, we never had before, suddenly makes it "I want one".

Not interested. but it looks good..


Another thing, this will only further go via the privacy thing..
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:53 PM   #21
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Says who? If an opinion cannot be wrong, then someone cant't be wrong either for stating their opinion that someone else's opinion is wrong.

So it's all right.
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Says who?
Depends on the opinion I think. If someone's opinion is that apples are blue, that opinion refers to a fact about apples, that apples are not blue. So it's wrong. But most opinions refer to things that are not known or can't be known, but can be discussed, and as such can't be correct or wrong.
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What?
maybe not a 'wrong opinion' but

"Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever."

is just an outright lie.. no way he actually believes that.
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maybe not a 'wrong opinion' but

"Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever."

is just an outright lie.. no way he actually believes that.
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Someone thinks differently than i, thus he must be lying!
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