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Old 04-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Google heads-up display

Would be so awesome if these came out, worked exactly as it looked like in the video, and didnt cost a billion to keep running. Watch how you stand there for a while waiting for the info to download.








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The New York Times is now reporting that the company is not only working on them, but that it's set to release them by the end of this year. Citing "several Google employees familiar with the project," the paper's Nick Bilton reports that the glasses will be based on Android, pack 3G or 4G connectivity, plus GPS and a range of sensors, and cost "around the price of current smartphones," or somewhere between $250 and $600. They're also said to include a low-resolution camera that can monitor your surroundings in real time and overlay relevant information, although Google is said to be paying attention to potential privacy concerns, and "wants to ensure that people know if they are being recorded by someone wearing a pair of glasses with a built-in camera."

What's more, the Times says that none other than Sergey Brin is a "key leader" on the project, with another being Google engineer Steve Lee, the creator of Latitude. Notably, Bilton also says that Google sees the project as an "experiment that anyone will be able to join," and that the company is not currently thinking about potential business models for the glasses, which could suggest that they may be more of a small-scale hobby than part of a major push into consumer hardware.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/21/n...-glasses-this/
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Virtual sex bots first, then these things! jk
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Just wait until we have this kind of stuff built in. It's gonna happen, we'll be a race of cyborgs in the future. Not joking. But at least we'll look human.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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that was awesome.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:58 AM   #5
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:43 AM   #6
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haha. I'm looking forward this device.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Why does everyone who talks at these things aways have weird-ass accents, especially when they're representing US companies?
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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Why does everyone who talks at these things aways have weird-ass accents, especially when they're representing US companies?
Sergey Brin is Russian-American.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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I hope this thing displays your health and stamina bar.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #11
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I hope this thing displays your health and stamina bar.
And nearest save point.

Make it so, Google !
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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Every "new" technology is merely a homogeneous composite of older tech, be it visual, audio, conversing, et al. New window-dressing, same old stuff. Don't care one bit.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #13
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I think that demo was actually pretty bad. It made the thing seem like nothing more than a camera fitted into a pair of glasses.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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I think that demo was actually pretty bad. It made the thing seem like nothing more than a camera fitted into a pair of glasses.
Yeah with an instant messenger that makes you feel like you're hallucinating. It looks more annoying than anything else. Might be an idea for people sentenced to house arrest though.
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