What’s Inside Google Glass?
Google’s latest and hottest gadget needs little introduction. Since its public unveiling in April 2012, the tiny head-mounted Android computer has been collecting controversy and sociological analysis. It is currently available in limited beta to eminent members of the tech community and to a selection of “Glass Explorers”. As members of the latter program, we are delighted to be able to explore Glass.
Full teardown over at Catwig.com
From the aforementioned post, there is a video up now of my smiling face talking about my Bootstrap book, Google Glass and Maker Faire. I’m kind of a total cheeseball, but my wife/kids/mom like me so it works out. 🙂
This is kind of a random article that went up after doing an interview with Silicon Garage today at Fluent. I’m wondering if they have some kind of article generation service that writes the content while watching the video. Anyways, more press!
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- Do They Meet a Need?
- Seems pretty obvious to me; I’m damn sick of hauling out my mobile to find out what time it is, or to check on my next meeting, or to glance at a map, or to snap a quick photo of an interesting streetlight or whatever.
- Will They Succeed?
- I haven’t got the vaguest. They need work on power consumption and software fit/finish and syncing and lots of other things, and the manufacturing cost needs to come way, way down.
But I walked away convinced that this wasn’t just one of Google’s weird flights of fancy. The more I used Glass the more it made sense to me; the more I wanted it. If the team had told me I could sign up to have my current glasses augmented with Glass technology, I would have put pen to paper (and money in their hands) right then and there. And it’s that kind of stuff that will make the difference between this being a niche device for geeks and a product that everyone wants to experience.
After a few hours with Glass, I’ve decided that the question is no longer ‘if,’ but ‘when?’
I can’t wait to get my hands on these…