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.
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 accelerometer that allows you to tilt your head up or down to scroll through menus and lists. What if that same accelerometer was used to detect a drowsy driver? [...] With something mounted directly to your head, if you nod-off behind the wheel, Glass could react in milliseconds to sound an alarm through the built-in speaker."
Anyone who has the new YouTube app would know that it is an awesome update. The design is very nice with a multi-tasking ability to watch and search at the same time. However I want to talk about something else they have included and something that seems to be disappearing. This is the new Hamburger slide out menu and the "Up" button navigation. As you can see from the picture above, the top left hand corner has three lines next to the new YouTube icon (Hamburger) and once pressed or swiped from the left reveals the navigation drawer. This is great as it feels right to have this icon and is now consistency with other Google's Android apps. But when you use the YouTube app you will notice that there isn't much references to the "Up" button at all within the application and even the "Up" button is missing when watching the videos. Is Google slowly moving away from it? The "Up" button I have always thought was misleading as
At last, blogger allows https for custom domains. However it is currently in beta so to do this you need to go to the beta site of Blogger: https://draft.blogger.com Then Settings -> Basic -> HTTPS and you can enable it and also have HTTPS redirect. Also checking certificates it looks like it is using Let's Encrypt 😉
This makes me angry - Pixel is becoming the first class citizen and it is wrong The Pixel will ship with 7.1 in a few weeks. Yeh! New Android version, lets head over to AOSP to see the source so devs and partners can start building towards it.... oh wait a minute... 7.1 is coming towards the end of the year to Nexus devices as a Dev preview. I am not so concern about the Dev preview but the fact that 7.1 is stable, it is on the Pixel so why is it not in AOSP. Is it me or is this wrong. Whenever a new version came out it was put on AOSP within a few weeks or a month tops. As we probably have 2 or 3 rounds of the dev preview it will be around Feb when we will get official 7.1 on AOSP for partners like Samsung, HTC to start building towards. This is such an unfair advantage to the Google Hardware team. So much for a firewall... Anyway I think this is a dangerous precedent we are heading towards. All OEMs and Partners should be on a level playing field, but Google just gave themsel