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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:21 PM   #26
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Thats actually smart..I drop my phone so many times that i really wished the iphone had the ability to turn off the screen..Its specially helpful when your 5 year old tosses the phone to the other side of the room !
Not good for the phone, but your little one has a great arm!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:22 PM   #27
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I thought this was pretty cool.

I've requested a copy of the SDK. Might take it and turn it into something a bit more fun or interesting.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:30 PM   #28
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Useless gimmick.

Oh wait, this isn't Samsung? Then, it's the most revolutionary thing ever existed!!
Sounds like insecure Samsung fanboys shouting at blank wall.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:36 PM   #29
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Okay. Stiff neck after 4 try's. No more.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:43 PM   #30
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Not good for the phone, but your little one has a great arm!
I thought that the original comment was very funny..The last thing i'd care about while dropping my phone was whether the screen could turn itself off
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:53 PM   #31
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there's no eye tracking

this only shows head tracking this is nothing like eye tracking at all. eye tracking requires inferred cameras and at least two of them or more. call it what it is Head Tracking
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 04:21 PM   #32
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Hey, it's kinda neat. Another case of new tech garnering snide comments until someone finds a killer app for it.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 04:24 PM   #33
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I already do this in my dreams. Except much better.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 04:51 PM   #34
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Hey, it's kinda neat. Another case of new tech garnering snide comments until someone finds a killer app for it.
Nod Nod Revolution!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 05:03 PM   #35
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14/14 on my second try! I'm awesome, huh?

Great concept, I'm sure they'll improve it and make it very Apple.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 05:07 PM   #36
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ow you can miss vital
nformation when you
on't see the part of the
creen you should be
ooking at, when you
hould be looking over
n the other side of the
creen.

ol!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 06:21 PM   #37
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Maybe it's just my personal perception but I find it kind of funny to always see the same people jumping right onto the "slightly" irrational google critics like in the recently closed Nest thread, but pretty "simple" posts like these don't seem to bother them at all.
You're cool. Irrational?

Honestly it does go all ways, just what corporations do.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 06:58 PM   #38
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Useless gimmick.

Oh wait, this isn't Samsung? Then, it's the most revolutionary thing ever existed!!
It's an App. Not like Apple asked them to do this.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 07:29 PM   #39
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Makes sense.

I play a lot of simulation games whether it be flying or driving, I tend to move my head. This would be perfect!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 08:37 PM   #40
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This could be really awesome for people with limited use of their hands like quadropelegics or people with cerebral palsy.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 08:45 PM   #41
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Damn. As an Asian, will this eye-tracking thing works for me?
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 09:17 PM   #42
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CS anyone?

Is anyone else reminded of de_dust2 on counter-strike??
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 09:28 PM   #43
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No LED to show camera is operational

The app was a fantastic demo of the technology which worked flawlessly for me. The only disconcerting thing I found was that this was the first app Iíve used which turns on the front camera without really reminding me that Iím ďon cameraĒ, unlike a video chat for example. I guess I had my iPhone confused with my MBA in that I expected there to be a little green LED to warn / remind me that some software was looking at me. Now I realize that all along my phone could be watching me and I wouldnít even know it. Not the appís fault, and not really a problem just a new realization from my point of view that Iím not sure I like.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 09:56 PM   #44
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The app was a fantastic demo of the technology which worked flawlessly for me. The only disconcerting thing I found was that this was the first app Iíve used which turns on the front camera without really reminding me that Iím ďon cameraĒ, unlike a video chat for example. I guess I had my iPhone confused with my MBA in that I expected there to be a little green LED to warn / remind me that some software was looking at me. Now I realize that all along my phone could be watching me and I wouldnít even know it. Not the appís fault, and not really a problem just a new realization from my point of view that Iím not sure I like.
I think that it really is a problem. There was a story a little while back about hackers being able to spy on Mac owners without activating that green light. This app was only supposed to be a motion-tracking demo, but it might open up a whole new discussion on privacy, and I hope it does.

I don't know what the "camera is on" notification needs to be, but now I think there needs to be one.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 10:00 PM   #45
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this technology is suited for game consoles like Xbox One, PS4 and Kinect

on a iOS, or desktop ? No way.

You look goofy on Android doing this, how much more ridiculous would this relate to iPhone users on such a popular device ?

God technology, but not for portables.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 10:41 PM   #46
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Just tried it. It's a bad demo. It makes me think "oh man, this tech sucks". The main thing I don't like about it, is that you have to make a ton of micro movements with your neck the whole time. That's uncomfortable. I think anything that can use this head tracking in such a way that:
- requires infrequent head adjustments
- does not require calibration
- provides an extra efficiency boost over just using a touch control

...would be a win for this type of control. Honestly, I can't think of many applications for that. "Nod to confirm"? ...except that's likely less easy than tapping.

Honestly, if someone wants to do "tracking", I'd suggest body tracking instead:
1. stick the iPhone by the TV, camera visible and pointing at you
2. have it connect via HDMI or AppleTV
3. use it Kinect style, full body
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 12:04 AM   #47
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omg my neck is going to fall off!
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 12:13 AM   #48
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I prefer to use my hands... Unless somehow moving my head around adds an amazing experience that is worth all the neck pain.
Giggity.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 12:15 AM   #49
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Yet another gimmick!
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 12:27 AM   #50
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For a simple, single 2d camera, this works shockingly well.
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