Because one may ask: what does the Google Glass provide that the world hasn’t already seen? The Google Glass sports a camera with which one may capture live photos, it has Google Maps preinstalled, and it can translate one language to another. But then, a smartphone can do all of these and more. Isn’t it highly improbable and impractical that one would buy a pair of glasses just to look like a dork?
“If you look at other wearable pieces of functional technology, there’s a reason they’re not ubiquitous. There’s a reason we all make fun of someone wearing a Bluetooth or a BlackBerry holster,” said Daniella Yacobovsky, co-founder of BaubleBar, an online jewellery retailer. “Is it useful? Of course it is. Do I look like a tool? Yeah. I’m not going to wear it.”
I consider Google Glass in the same league of innovations as it brings regular activities closer to our senses and makes those activities much easier and faster to execute. What would you prefer? Saying “OK Glass. Take a photo” or taking out your phone, enabling the camera, pointing and shooting? Would you like running into the room to fetch your video camera to record the first steps of your daughter or would you prefer saying “OK Glass. Record this”?
As Google and other companies begin to build wearable technology like glasses and watches, an industry not known for its fashion sense is facing a new challenge — how to be stylish. […] In a sign of how acute the challenge is for Google, the company is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce start-up that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames…
“E-inkey” concept keyboard by Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih. The keyboard (hypothetically) uses E-inky technology to create a keyboard whose keys are customizable and responsive to the programs you are using.
Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.
We as human beings are very visual, and for that reason, Google has unveiled the first demo video of its much-anticipated Google Glass a.k.a. Google Project Glass, dubbing it the future of “wearable technology.” So, could Glass change the course of technology?
The unveiling video showed how these “glasses” can be used to take pictures, record video, share content directly via email or social networks and get information quickly. Other features include weather reports, map directions, quickest routes and most obviously spell-checker.
China Has Overtaken The US as The World’s Top Market For Smart Devices
China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and Tablets, a year after the country became the fastest-growing smart device market in the world. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Flurry Analytics, which tracks usage and device characteristics across a large number of mobile apps.
Video Head is a helmet with a camera built into it!
It doesn’t sound so groundbreaking at first. But it’s awesome for two reasons: it saves you having to figure out *how* to mount a camera to your helmet, and you don’t have to worry about a camera sitting on top of your helmet.
A camera on top of the head? Would hurt if you fell, y’know?
If you are a dude who looks at this and doesn’t automatically wince, I worry about you.
Dear (Non-Essential, Super-Silly) gadget, where on earth have you been? What made you quite inaccessible for me till now? Or, are you yet another social media spam, LOL?! You’ve made me perfectly silly about you!!
Fitbit is here in Las Vegas to announce its new $99.95 Flex wristband activity tracker. Better yet, the Flex syncs wirelessly with your iPhone giving you real time access to your data — easily trumping the Jawbone Up and Nike FuelBand bracelets in terms of connectivity.
German designer Hartmut Esslinger’s (the founder of Frog Design, the firm responsible for some of Apple’s most iconic products of the 1980s, including the Apple IIGS and the Macintosh II) new book Design Forward “overviews ‘strategic design’, and how innovative progression has sparked creative change in the consumer market, especially for one of the most successful American companies ever built: Apple.”
Esslinger provided the designboom team with photos of several product prototypes, including an all-in-one, dual-screen Mac workstation and a touchscreen-based Macphone — a stylus-based Mac fused with a corded telephone. There are also several different takes on the classic Macintosh design and a better look at the Tablet Mac prototype circa 1982.