"Ey, sexy lady"
I was left speechless reading that, and usually I'd add some crap just to drop the tone further, but that was perfection.... BRAVO el reg, well played!
(Seriously proud and loud hand clapping)
Don't panic, the Glassholes aren't returning. We think. On Monday, in a long and rambling presentation which overran by an hour – Huawei's Richard Yu unveiled its first "Smart Glasses" to an audience of over 3,000. But they aren't what you think. google glass Now your boss can tear you a new Glasshole: Google's techno-specs …
I think instinctively, living creatures do not want to needlessly attach foreign bodies to their head, especially eyeballs.
One of the annoyances of my glasses is that they slip down your nose. I never knew I was supposed to connect them to my eyeballs. I can see that might make them more secure.
The Huawei smart glasses in the picture seem to be sunglasses. Do they include a radar detector to stop you walking into things indoors?
I would LOVE to have a radar/laser detector built into my glasses, and have the lenses display the radar beams as a point of colored light indicating the direction the beam was coming in from as well as a strength meter. It would make cop dodging so much easier on the highways. Unfortunately, probably won't live to see that one happen.
"But do you want to wear glasses?"
I wear them anyway. Have never been able to wear contacts and the idea of laser surgery isn't for me. So if I'm wearing Gregories anyway the idea of them being a bit more useful isn't all bad.
I can understand that a non-speccy may not want to wear specs.
"I can understand that a non-speccy may not want to wear specs."
Clearly companies don't want to understand that as it gets in the way of them selling overpriced items. But, without the people who don't need to wear them, the market is extremely small. So, I guess it's the age old question of how to sell ice to Eskimos again, as we just went through this 5 years ago. Definition of insanity?
"I never understood why the google glasses were so disliked."
People disliked (or were told they should dislike) google glasses because they thought it enabled the wearers to spy on them. Huawei glasses are completely different as they don't provide any ability of the the wearers to spy on people ... the spying on people functionality will be reserved for the Chinese securirty services.
Real problems included, the high price and astoundingly stupid comments that convinced Google that "now is not the time".
It has been the time for affordable AR glasses for years but the media hostility has stalled it for now and some years to come. When we get article titles like this, it pushes them further away. Instead, we have to use a phone or tablet for the purpose or just not bother.
I agree that affordable AR glasses could be a good idea. The problem with Google Glasses was not, I think, the HUD; it was the camera that was a bridge too far. People don't like being videoed all that much, especially when they don't know it's being done. As the article mentions, "how intrusive it was to insert a camera into the private physical space enjoyed by 'friends and lovers.'" I think that's what got the "Glasshole" moniker going.
I also remember a man who wore his prescription Google glasses to a theater and got accosted by a federal agent because someone thought he was videoing the movie illegally (he wasn't).
Just leave the camera out of it, and I think it's a good idea.
What with a full time job, three kids, a wife, a dog, three cats and a bird, full time hobbies and the drama lamas that live in my neighbourhood. I need no augmentation of my reality.
So, Korean Kool Kriminal glasses with headphones and a notification sync. Nope, not for me thanks. (and I wear eyegoggles for reading after 30+ years of staring at tiny fonts on my screen anyway)
Here's a design plan for smart glasses that are actually worthwhile:
Flexible lenses in a frame, lenses that can be configured to any desired focal length while retaining the astigmatic correction of the prescription, controlled by a touch-sensitive "slider" in the arms.
I'm fucking sick of these fixed- focal length stone-age "progressive lenses" that are almost right for nearly everything some of the time.
I want a prescription where, at will, I can use the whole lens for reading or looking at stuff, not just some of my visual field. Slide a finger along the arm (right in my case, but configurable please for southpaws) and I can read stuff in the underground without tipping my head so far back everyone gets to see up my nose, or watch TV while slumped in a recliner without perching the glasses on the tip of my nose.
A quick double-tap on the arm to revert to default progressive trifocal.
Smart glasses with an actual, real-world application.
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