Thursday, September 05, 2013

some of you would've had to change your draws...,


10 comments:

Ed Dunn said...

Speaking of changing draws, I'm doing research on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Gear watch and wanted to know how people who were d-riding Google Glasses are feeling about now. I mean, the smart watch equipped with a camera is actually more usable and cheaper than practical than Google Glasses. Looks like Google Glasses are vaporware and just looking to see if you know anybody who been d-riding Google Glasses and what they have to say now about the smartwatch revolution?

Dale Asberry said...

I'm thinking about Sony Smartwatch 2. It'll work with many Android phones (including mine) whereas the the Galaxy Gear will only work with the newest Galaxy Note. My use case is physical training and I already use a watch with a heart rate monitor.

CNu said...

lol, I take it for granted you meant deriding. The redesign of Glass is trivial. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57600600-1/google-glass-gets-a-fashionable-makeover/ and since I don't wear a wrist watch and haven't worn one for 30 years, given the stark limits of that Gear watch both in terms of what it will pair with and what it does, I'd say it's pretty much a useless gesture. There are a lot of simple and status seeking people easily motivated by useless gestures.

Ed Dunn said...

One of the biggest benefits of the smartwatch is to be able to beam/stream messages back and forth to it. For example, if I want to make a payment, I can stream from the mobile app a 2D barcode to the screen. The watch wearer can place their forearm in a container where a camera can only see the 2D code and this is a way to do contactless payments and memberships.


I would say making the mobile phone the "router hub" for wearable devices is a smart move and the smart watch is the best logical choice because one do not need to "hold" a smart watch strap to their wrist or have it around their eyes. Second, the smart watch is a great secondary screen of information that can push messages via OCR/Gyroscope/Compass/Accelerometer back in forth. The Google Glasses cannot do this...


But the focus of my research is to get into the mind of those who thought Google Glasses was going to be the next big thing and wonder how they feel now....

CNu said...

Dood, I'm still all about glasses and heads up/overlay display close to the eye. I've worn glasses since I was 12, so glasses as the wearable form factor is infinitely more natural to me.

Not only will it accommodate full phone electronics and superior radio antennae, POV hi-res megapixel camera, and close to the eye display of data that will absolutely destroy the market for these monstrous flat panels - the I/O was worked out several years ago by Pranav Mistry with his 6th sense project.

Crusty critters crying about privacy invasion from the POV camera, are whistling Dixie and bout to get served. The glasses will be introduced at a far more reasonable price point, as well.

CNu said...

Dayyum..., I see Mistry is more soul'd out than the Rev. Al about now..., http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/people/pranav-mistry-indian-behind-samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch/meet-pranav-mistry/slideshow/22328113.cms

Nevertheless, I stand by my prognosis and will explain further this weekend.

John Kurman said...

I want the hairnet. I want the finely granular superconducting magnetic transcranial hairnet. I don't care if they beam commercials into my head. They been doing that since I was 2 anyway.

Nakajima Kikka said...

But, but, in a hyper-consumerist society like this one, won't the smartwatch end up being just one more enabling device for hyper-accelerating consumption?

Nakajima Kikka said...

You missed your calling, sub-san.
You would've made a great fighter pilot.

CNu said...

lol, nah brah - my eyeballs deformed - but - my seed tested 20-10 just last week. that's a most interesting datum in light of what's now known and understood about the visual/anticipatory nature of high-performance athletics. We'll get to that in a pending fugue about the nature of the superman....,