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Robert's two-week review of Google Glass: it all depends on the price

27 Apr 2013 (edited)  -  Public My two-week review of Google Glass: it all depends on the price

This week I gave five speeches while wearing it.
I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours).
I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass.
I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep.

Here's my review after having Google Glass for two weeks:

1. I will never live a day of my life from now on without it (or a competitor). It's that significant.
2. The success of this totally depends on price. Each audience I asked at the end of my presentations "who would buy this?" As the price got down to $200 literally every hand went up. At $500 a few hands went up. This was consistent, whether talking with students, or more mainstream, older audiences.
3. Nearly everyone had an emotional outburst of "wow" or "amazing" or "that's crazy" or "stunning."
4. At NextWeb 50 people surrounded m…

Faked, but pretty impressive

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Oculas Rift + Virtuix Omni for the win!

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Forget Google Glass of the iWatch, this is what people should be excited about.

At CES there was a lot of buzz around the Oculas Rift however it made people feel a bit sick. Add the Omni and you probably sorted it out.

This does not only need to be used in games, but its application can be applied to a lot of things and could even help people who cannot get out of the house a way to interact...



Can Google Glass make driving safer?

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Interesting article from Wired on what types of application can be used on Glass in a car. It actually makes a whole bunch of sense as it is quicker to glance and talk to a heads up display then to poke at a smart phone.

Also what is interesting is that it could potentially tell whether or not you have fallen asleep at the wheel as it could detect if you are looking at the road or not...

I can think where Glass could make driver less safe but if you think a bit more on its applications it could be the opposite. Sarah Price originally shared this post: My dad recently witnessed a car accident where the driver of the vehicle in front of him fell asleep and crashed. The driver (a young man) didn't survive.

Even if it's not tomorrow, next week, or next month, I'm so excited for the potential for technology like Glass to make people's lives better. I'm glad people are thinking about these things.

From the article: "And what about the safety? Glass has a built-in accele…

Explosions at Boston Marathon

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Not sure what is going on, UK viewers can see it on BBC News...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22160978


Moving Performance

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Don't usually rate anything from Britain's got Talent, but this is a piece of art. Moving story, something I have never seen before...

#BGT


Facebook Home ratings keeps dropping down

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Been looking at this for the pass 1 hour, it started out at average review score of 2.7, now it is at 2.3. Doesn't look like it is that great...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.home



Facebook HomeFACEBOOK Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart ...

Don't Use Your Phone Whilst Driving

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Paul Snedden originally shared this post: Don't Use Your Phone Whilst Driving

This is the sad, but timely reminder, of why you shouldn't use your mobile phone whilst driving.

The parents of Alexander Heit released the attached image to tell the story of how their son sadly lost his life trying to complete the above message whilst driving. Alexander drifted into oncoming traffic, tried to swerve and then went off the road, rolling his car.

He died shortly after the accident, on April 3, in the United States.

In consultation with the local police, the man's mother Sharon decided to share the image with the following statement:

"In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you."

As someone who was recently pulled over and charged with using my phone whilst driving, I feel like I need to share this.

I've had a few things in the What's Hot thing here on G+ but I think for the first time that th…

Ah Snake, brings back memories

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Imgur (Unofficial) originally shared this post: SKILLS!

Facebook Home looks pretty cool (but how long will it take for there to be ADs on the cover feed)

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Personally I won't use it as I am not really a FB user, but I can see a market where it people will love it. But yea I can see full size ads on the cover feed :)

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/04/facebook-home-hands-on/ Facebook Home hands-on (video) » We've taken a closer look at the HTC First hardware, so let's dig into the firmware side -- namely, the Facebook Home user interface featured on the

Nice way to get a kiss

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loving #swiftkeytilt

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Twitter found a way to make money

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http://blog.twitter.com/2013/03/annncng-twttr.html Twitter Blog: Annncng: Twttr » Share and discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.

Truly a game changer

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Forget self driving cars, what about self writing code :) Life at Google originally shared this post: Googler Spotlight: Self-writing code engineer

Our engineers work on all kinds of interesting projects, from Gmail to data centers to self-driving cars. We spoke to software engineer Taylor Santo, who developed our latest innovation, self-writing code.
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