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06-12-2013 12:33 AM
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  1. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    Let's hope Google Glass doesn't turn out to be like the x-ray specs they advertised in comic books when I was a kid.

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    03-29-2013 08:10 AM
  2. MinnesotaSteve's Avatar
    Glasses?

    Microsoft needs to be worried about the new Apple iWatch!

    Not to mention the new Samsung buggy whip.
    03-29-2013 11:14 AM
  3. JerseySal's Avatar
    I've been saving up for a Limited Edition Steve Jobs signed Apple Reusable iDouchebag
    03-29-2013 11:44 AM
  4. cameradork's Avatar
    Let's hope Google Glass doesn't turn out to be like the x-ray specs they advertised in comic books when I was a kid.
    I could see an AR overlay for Glass that shows the skeleton of a person - that would be a pretty cool gimmicky thing... or maybe something that randomly overlays an alien from They Live :)
    03-29-2013 01:31 PM
  5. abel920's Avatar
    Google Glass will be really huge, but it will be a fad just like all of our childhood toys in the 90s - the Apple fad started in 2007, and is now dying down thanks to Android.

    Microsoft shouldn't even dare, or I will... drag BALDMER for filth. I'm here for future technology, not fad of the moment toys like the iPads, or GAGle glass.
    03-29-2013 09:33 PM
  6. mlm1950's Avatar
    Forget Google Glass. Now there is Google Nose to worry about.

    Google Nose BETA
    04-01-2013 11:00 AM
  7. abel920's Avatar
    Great maybe they can all search for dog poo.
    04-04-2013 04:36 PM
  8. Anthony Hitchcock's Avatar
    Well, somehow taking photo and video is easy yet ms can make greater features than google glass.
    04-05-2013 01:22 AM
  9. iHuGi's Avatar
    id love to use those glasses :D

    How much will they cost?
    04-09-2013 09:59 AM
  10. Bartdog's Avatar
    Should be great for contraception.
    04-09-2013 12:55 PM
  11. cameradork's Avatar
    id love to use those glasses :D

    How much will they cost?
    The first batch of people who won the contest will pay $1500. The consumer version is expected to cost half that, but no official word yet. They're going to be expensive.
    04-09-2013 10:05 PM
  12. cameradork's Avatar
    Should be great for contraception.
    They're also going to be amazing for the porn industry. Go figure.
    04-09-2013 10:06 PM
  13. Sammmmmy's Avatar
    Google glass, I think, it is not utility at all. What does that use for?
    05-22-2013 09:38 PM
  14. Rico's Avatar
    I think it's way too early for Microsoft or any other company to be worried. Google Glass at this point is really more of a productized proof of concept than an actual product. It needs to reach a stage where the price is affordable, the stigma of such devices is lessened (think about Bluetooth headsets when they first came out), and it has actual features that normal people will use. The last point will change somewhat quickly as it's able to tie into more Google services and more companies are able to tie into the device. At the moment it solves few real problems that people have.

    But the field of wearable tech will be big, and I do want to know what Microsoft is going to do in this space. One of the problems they have in now is that if they were to release something, it couldn't be limited to working with Windows 8, Windows Phone and/or Xbox One since those markets are so small or nonexistant. It could be the best device in its category, but limiting itself to those OSes would limit it's reach terribly.
    05-26-2013 11:31 AM
  15. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    One thing I have not seen mentioned is the effectiveness of Google Glasses. People just assume that it will make everything easier, that it will be able to take into account what you're looking at and integrate it into searches, that it will record pictures or video when you actually want it to, that it will be accurate in recognizing text, objects, or faces. I predict Google Glasses will be much worse than current voice recognition. Siri was a fad that nobody uses anymore. I know many people with iPhones, and I never see them use Siri because it is inaccurate and frustrating.

    I also agree with a previous poster that people will become self-conscious about Google Glasses. Early adopters jumped at the chance to wear bluetooth dongles on their ears, but I hardly ever see them anymore. People just don't like walking around talking to themselves. They prefer to put their phones up to their mouths like they're talking into a deck of cards. At least that way it makes sense that they're standing all by themselves in public talking out loud.

    Another problem I see with Google Glasses is the privacy aspect. People are starting to distrust Google because they read your emails, searches, and transcribed Google Voice messages. Suddently, you see an ad for gout medicine because your mom left a voicemail telling you that your uncle has gout. Add Google Glasses to the equation and you can multiply that by 100. No thanks, not for me.
    05-29-2013 08:45 AM
  16. aniym's Avatar
    Google Glass will be really huge, but it will be a fad just like all of our childhood toys in the 90s - the Apple fad started in 2007, and is now dying down thanks to Android.

    Microsoft shouldn't even dare, or I will... drag BALDMER for filth. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/2095c354.gif I'm here for future technology, not fad of the moment toys like the iPads, or GAGle glass.
    ...their iPods had sold in the hundreds of millions since its launch in 2001. They've also sold over 100m iPads and sell roughly 35 million iPhones every quarter. Some fad.
    Last edited by Paladinleeds; 05-29-2013 at 11:35 AM.
    05-29-2013 10:21 AM
  17. paulm187's Avatar
    Rather than MS, the public should be worried when it gets into the hands of pervs and pedos everywhere. They say you shouldn't punch a man wearing glasses, well I say its fair game...glasshole!
    06-02-2013 03:24 AM
  18. ohgood's Avatar
    Soon enough Google will be selling Google Glass in retail store. And imagine Android phones and Google Glass integration. (I am pretty sure, in future this is going to happen)
    Does anyone else see a HUGE threat to other mobile platform?

    I don't see wide spread need (or want) for the product happening. it has very good application possibilities for industry, education, and anything to do with normal video/audio recording.

    the other mobile platforms are their own threat, by failing to innovate or improve on similar concepts. no one "needed" a smartphone a few years ago. a little farther back, no one "needed" a cellular phone.
    06-02-2013 03:49 AM
  19. fatpigeon's Avatar
    Soon enough Google will be selling Google Glass in retail store. And imagine Android phones and Google Glass integration. (I am pretty sure, in future this is going to happen)
    Does anyone else see a HUGE threat to other mobile platform?
    I doubt it. Glass itself as a 1.0 product won't be any kind of threat - you could easily argue it's a gimmick, as others have pointed out above.

    But what is a threat is that Google is doing crazy stuff like this and lots of other stuff besides, which isn't just a "let's throw it at the wall and see what sticks" mentality - it's more than that, it's the ability to take risks and then fish something genuinely new and interesting out of it after a few iterations, something that actually pays off in the marketplace. Furthermore while these may be gimmicks, they keep Google's name in the public eye as always onto something interesting.

    This is something Microsoft hasn't had - and when they do something like that (i.e. take a risk), like with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, it's less a bold yet assured leap into the insane but more reminiscient of a committee running around in desperation.

    That's the real potential risk I think. Lack of genuine innovation through iterated "craziness".
    06-07-2013 06:28 PM
  20. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I think the concept of wearable tech like Google Glass is interesting, but it's not something that makes me think I must absolutely have it because it's so amazing. At this point it's one of those things Google is doing because it can, not because there's a huge demand out there for it. They're trying to create a market for it, and they can afford to take the risk because they're flush with cash.

    I don't think it will be a threat to Microsoft because people aren't going to ditch their computers or smartphones for wearable tech - not unless it can do what those devices do.
    06-07-2013 07:22 PM
  21. wayne310's Avatar
    other than Google Search Engine...every product by google is half-baked, cluttered and full of issues...including android and most of their services that have been shutdown as of today.

    they just sell gimmicks to improve advertising exposure.
    06-12-2013 12:33 AM
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