Google Glass (Video)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bobenhaus, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Cool video, but they have been showing videos of it for over a year with nothing.
     
  2. digital.l0gic macrumors member

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    this is already existing functionality

    This video shows already existing functionality

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    What really impressed me was the voice translator. The Google glass is IMO light years ahead of the competition... Almost feels like the star trek era is here :)

    Kudos to Google for its moonshot thinking. As Larry Page correctly pointed out..incremental improvements are less important than moonshot thinking with 10 or 100 time leaps
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I just mean we have been seeing it so long and it's not out
     
  4. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    because its still in testing

    I love the gps part with the guy riding his bike threw the city
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is pretty cool. I know it shows someone in a car using it, which would definitely be illegal (as a driver) :p
     
  6. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    why would it be illegal it keeps the driver looking forward instead off the road to look at a standalone gps
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Because of the other features. The same way if you were to get pulled over with your phone in hand they could give you a ticket. Anything other than GPS playing in front of the drivers view is illegal. Also, those damn DVD players that hang in the middle should be illegal. It is distracting if I am behind someone with sponge bob playing.
     
  8. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    but wait you said the gps was illegal is it or is it not and can you back any of this up with a source saying you cant have this type of glasses on while driving.

    this is hands on and eyes on display and does not take the drivers view off the road,if anything the laws would permit this and push this to keep people from looking off the road to there smartphones while driving

    bmw has heads on display on the windshield and projects a bunch of stuff on the glass in front of you while you drive
     
  9. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    I don't know whether it would be legal or not at this point. But, you want a source for the illegal comment someone made above when earlier in thread you said it's still in testing?

    "Distracted driving" is the latest buzzword for the nanny-state regulation-lovers so this is going to only fill that void in their hearts even more.

    The video I saw showed the results of the searches etc in the upper right hand corner of the glasses so that would take your eyes off the traffic just like looking down at a standalone GPS would.

    I think the video showed the passenger in the car using them, not the driver but I could be mistaken.

    Regardless, it's cool technology.

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    Looks like you couldn't use them if you are a teen in Michigan.

    http://handsfreeinfo.com/michigan-teenagers-cellphones
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I didn't say GPS is illegal, I said this would be for a driver to use...and I almost promise you it will be. It has the same features as a cell phone...texting, email, watching video. If anything it would be more distracting than a stand alone GPS.

    They purposely had the passenger in the car using it in that ad
     
  11. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Still think they are going to have a hard time getting people to wear that thing on their face.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    agreed. If it was an add on to glasses it may sell better, but until we are wearing unitards and flying in space I do not see it being widely adopted.
     
  13. The iGentleman, Feb 20, 2013
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    The price is the biggest obstacle I think. I don't intend to buy one for $1500 though.
     
  14. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    They said it wont be a problem for people who already wear glasses, so we'll see.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If their phone pricing is any indication it will be affordable.
     
  16. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I read its 1500 bucks

    google is grazzy to ask that much and not even apple could milk that much out of these.

    I can see reatail at 599 selling well tho but not 1500
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't even see $599 selling that great b.c the way they look. People want something they can use everyday in a professional setting. At least to me it seems like an everyday device to replace a phone.
     
  18. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but these are basically phones with hardware and lte modems and gps etc so im sure carriers will subsidize them with data plans.

    I could be wrong tho and these hook up to a android phone and get the gps from there but no real details about the hardware has been leaked.With the 1500 price that's floating around means these are prolly quad core android glasses with full modem and data connectivity
     
  19. 1member1 macrumors 6502

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    I love technology but this is too much. wearable devices should be different. this is not
     
  20. siiip5 macrumors 6502

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    Wearing this and driving would not be illegal. If it was they would have to make heads-up displays illegal (like in the Corvette) or Infrared night vision HUD (like in some Cadillacs). I imagine there would be a driving mode as well, so only Google Voice and GPS would function.

    As for this tech, there is no rush. This will take time to get perfect. And its not like anyone else has anything like it. in fact, there is no other company that can to this level and amount of info displayed.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    When the car is in motion if anything other than GPS or still images is on screen it is technically breaking the law. For example, if you were to get pulled over and the matrix was playing that would be illegal.
     
  22. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    This is the first ive seen of Google glass or even heard of it. If Google said it was $1500 then Apple would charge $2500. Doubt it will cost that much though but who knows.
     
  23. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    $1500 is for a very early preview version. I'm pretty sure a retail version would be much more affordable, especially if subsidized by a data plan.
     
  24. siiip5 macrumors 6502

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    This is not correct. Each State has different laws, but no law specifically covers a personal HUD over one eye. The cars I mentioned have HUDs that display different bits of info on the windscreen, which is not illegal. But Glass also seems to fall under cell phone use, albeit more like a BT earpiece, which is legal to use while driving.

    The issue is, will it be a distraction like a movie playing on your stereo is? If so, then I agree it would be illegal. Looks like news laws are gonna have to be written for this new wearable tech.
     

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