Engineer describes Google Glass interface
0. phoneArena 02 Feb 2013, 11:50 posted on
A description of the current UI for Google Glass was just described by an engineer who did not partake in last week's "hackathon" in San Francisco; Soumya Mohan was able to use Google Glass at a tech talk at Stanford and described the device as having a crude UI consisting of a short list in white on a black background with a few options...
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1. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)
Meh. Still not interested but the tech is impressive. Plus I'd just feel like an assh*le wearing one.
14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12941; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It just seems impractical to me. It's like Google's saying "We have a ton of money, let's make some random ass product and call it innovative."
We have smartphones and tablets, that's enough. I'm wondering what they vision with this concept.
It looks novel on paper but I can't see this being something major.
17. jsobotka (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)
You need to poke holes in your box and let some brainwaves out. What makes you think innovation will stop at smartphones and tablets?
10 years from now, when Glass has evolved into a high-definition OLED 3D augmented reality overlay that can provide you with every possible piece of information associated with every object in your field of view, this tech will be invaluable. And no more pulling your phone out of your pocket and having to unlock it when you get a calendar/text/email notification, when you want to know what time it is, or when you want to take a picture.
The Google Glass we're learning about now may not seem like much, but you've gotta start somewhere.
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
The manual that comes with 3D TV says that 3D glasses could be bad for health ... in fact i can't even watch a full film at a stretch ... maybe after this we will see more mentally unstable people once they are subjected to extended use of this in life.
Just because google is doing it let's not overdo it when it comes to supporting a company .
Now thumb me down for this :)
24. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
At the same time, there are lots of ppl 3D don't effect that way. Proof of that is going to a theater that has a 3D movie playing. And how many 3D movies and TVs get bought.
That said...I don't think it's so much showing overdue support. We all just don't feel the same way. There were a few things Apple was trying or did patent that I thought was kinda cool. Me liking Android, I was probably one of the few who thought so. Some ppl are just genuinely excited about this.
31. jsobotka (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)
A valid point, but the truth is, right now, 3D tech is in it's infancy. When all components of 3D are present and work well (e.g. the view changes when your head moves side-to-side, focus follows your eyes, etc.), the health issues will disappear. After all, everyone views life in 3D all day long, so if the tech could make it indistinguishable from real life, there should be no problem.
Also, an imperfect 3D overlay mixed in with real objects may not be as much of an issue as watching a 3D movie for a couple hours.
23. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Exactly. If companies always thought the way he does, there might be less technology and innovations out now.
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I dont remember you saying that when Apple tried to patent the same concept.
Stick to your boring rows of icons, the rest of us will walk into the future.
26. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
@mxyzptlk would you please STFU already , we dont need your BS everytime .
28. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
If it was Apple who made this first, Mxyzptlk would be one of the first to praise it...
It is already innovating enough to have video recording from a real POV, straight from your eyes...
The rest is just cherries on top of the cream... I would love to try this
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Gives me a headache even thinking about it.
4. tech2 (Posts: 3450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Then dont burden your head. Thinking probably isnt your stuff !
BTW, this is innovation ! The technology is new and would take few years to perfect and be widely acceptable
3. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
What if something pops in front of my eyes while I'm crossing the road or something. Can it disable the notifications?
7. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
i wouldn't be worried about that kinda stuff yet, lets wait for some kinda of official release to start bashing
8. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
You'll probably be able to block notifications.
And even if you can't block notifications the glass sits out of center view so it's not going to block your view of something pops up.
12. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
I'm pretty sure it would transparent enough to be seen through, but still be visible. Like a heads up display.
It would be lawsuit nightmare if precautions of blocking vision weren't taken.
6. chasetorres125 (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
Another frontier... nice nah great job google atgb i knew it will get more better like what u did to android alpha now jellybean...this is phone replacement in the near future Congrats
9. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
And I think google is very clear in how to design UI forthis....as per the engineer every thing is kept in corners...so that u will never be disturbed...... Just needs some improvement to be a real product in market...and that will come along the time..
10. flipjzn (Posts: 256; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Cool! I think it's nice if you are stationary but not on the street walking or driving.
I worry about the already bad drivers and those who cannot multi-task );
11. Kevin12 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
What the F........ U........ C.......... K........
15. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Now I want a flying car. Or a dolorean with a flux capacitor.
16. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I like the idea of contact lens more than glasses.
Wearing glasses make it more obvious, if its contact lens it would be more useful and less obvious.
19. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
that s**t is amazing who got 1500 I can borrow.lol
20. prokshit (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
I THINK! If they want to evolve UI and make it easier to navigate
GOOGLE GLASS+LEAP MOTION!(Smaller Version)=HISTORY IN MAKING! XD!
22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
early basic UI is pretty understandable. Were still a bit off from any launch. I cant wait to see what it brings to the table. Navigation UI overlay right on the road/sidewalk in front of you, go site seeing and have information at whatever structure your looking at overlayed or read to you without having to manually search, all sorts of stuff.
29. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
Reminds me of Cookie from Ned's declassified. Get ready to print papers out your butthole!
30. lil2070 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Imagine people tilting their heads just to scroll down the menus :P