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The user interface for Google's forthcoming tech specs, aka Google Glass, may feature a two-fingered salute and a wink. The source for this supposition is a Redditor by the name of Fodawim who says he or she has peered into the code of the Google Glass companion app and found the following text: "BROWSER_TWO_FINGER_ZOOM" " …

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Glassholes will be getting plenty of one-fingered salutes, wherever they go.

This pinch-zoom cleverness could get them punched in the face real hard too.

Wonder what the EULA says about Glass breakage due to getting hit in the face.

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Paris Hilton

I wonder what the international sign for wanker does on Google Glass? Does it make the thing go into porn mode I wonder?

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Huh?

Unless they are peering into a mirror (possible - I'm not familiar with the mating habits of hipsters), it is difficult to see how an outward facing camera can detect a wink of the wearer's eye.

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Re: Huh?

Facial-recognition software determines that the person you're looking at has winked. It then determines sex and looks up your personal preferences. If appropriate it then searches for local hotels and presents a pre-filled booking form for the nearest hotel for your approval (or a list of your favourite chat-up lines if you're not that confident).

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Re: Huh?

Ah yes but secretly they will also be watching you.

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Re: Huh?

Oooh, might need to get me one ot these then.

As a note, years ago I wanted to get a set of the Vuzix Wrap 1200AR, the VR glasses with a 3d camera on front. My distance vision is shockingly bad, was hoping I could set up some functions like zoom, or spot tracking, see if it would improve anything.

Why? Why not?

Seemed like a fun hobby, but alas, too expensive for my blood.

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Re: Huh?

Who said the camera is what is detecting a blink? A simple IR LED and phototransistor could detect a blink, a slightly more complex setup (think: on the order of the chip in an optical mouse) could detect blinks and position.

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Re: I'm crushing your head!

Or:

"Why is that creepy guy trying to zoom my boobs?"

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I'm not an optician, but I thought that having something at a fixed focal distance, like a display, will eventually make your eyesight bad.

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Did you notice that this site mainly focuses on IT? I bet that greater than 90% of the readers spend at least 7 hours a day with a display sat at a fixed focal distance, and I bet that there is a higher percentage of glass wearers in the readership than in the general population - so, yep I reckon you're right but what has that got to do with Google Glass?

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I had to read the last word in the first sentence twice

To wit...The user interface for Google's forthcoming tech specs, aka Google Glass, may feature a two-fingered salute and a wink.

Someone soon is going to get a right slap on the 8:15 from Dorking as the guy opposite the guy with Google Glass on thinks the other bloke is taking the piss with all the funny blinking.

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Re: I had to read the last word in the first sentence twice

Unless the non-Google_Glass bloke doesn't know of their existence, and somehow thinks the aforementioned winker has a Fox Glacier Mint glued to his forehead, then he's probably safe... :)

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Moral to attack a wearer ?

If there are going to be idiots basically being mobile CCTV camera would physically attacking the wearers of such devices be a moral thing to do?

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Re: Moral to attack a wearer ?

Whilst I'm unhappy with the idea of 24/7 surveillance, you can't just attack people who are making video-recordings in a public place. Are you going to ram me off the road because I have a dashboard camera?

Anyway, people who want to take hidden video have far better options than Google Glasses, as a quick search on your favourite search engine will confirm. And those wanting to use such facilities for perving would, I guess, prefer to record straight to SD card than risk storing evidence against themselves in the cloud!

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Re: Moral to attack a wearer ?

Better to find an alternative solution to attack. Maybe wearing glasses that have a bright IR light that will overload the camera on the Google Glasses. I should patent the idea - if enough people find the idea of Google Glasses wearers recording everything all the time a bit creepy (especially if done in bathrooms, locker rooms, around schools, etc.) this idea might catch on, at least for sunglasses. The camera on Google Glasses would become useless anytime they're out in public among very many people, and as a side benefit, you would defeat the face recognition in any fixed CCTV camera you happened to look at.

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Re: Moral to attack a wearer ?

"Maybe wearing glasses that have a bright IR light that will overload the camera on the Google Glasses"

Head mounted lasers should do the job.

Now i just need to ask the shark if it wouldn't mind my just borrowing his.....

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touch sensitive frames

Maybe they could have touch sensitivity on the frames, so the zoom control would be a slide of the finger forwards along the arm and zoom out would be a slide the other way.

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They do have touch sensitive frames

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This sounds very much like the eyePhone to me....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XOr6RVjdFc

Obviously it will have G+ and I bet all the twitcher and facebook integration will be there... too...

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I find it quite astounding

That people are queing up to have these glasses that turn the wearer into a comodity for google, a company that has no other motive than to expolit data about people for profit.

No doubt it'll be a great success as the usual crowd of people decide that they will look fucking awesome in front of their peers wearing google glasses and doing all hand gestures and shit.

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Re: I find it quite astounding

And all that is different to using smart phones, all reporting back to base/into the cloud, - how?

Not that I intend to buy Google Glasses (not that rich), but all this venom and threatened violence against people with G'G's is strangely reminiscent of how you used to be treated for owning (and using in public) a simple PDA back in the day - now everyone has a 'phone...

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Wiggle your ears...

What about those of us who can wiggle our ears? Will that be supported?

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Re: Wiggle your ears...

I have no idea why but that suggestion put the notion of Google Pants being invented into my already cluttered with nonsense mind.

Which of course would be pants.

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Suits you sir.

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