Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th May 2013 21:41 UTC
Google Glass is getting some love at Google I/O as well. New applications have been released - Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Elle, Tumblr, and CNN. Perhaps more interesting: the newly announced Google Glass Developer Kit will allow offline applications and direct hardware access - great for hacking and expanding Glass' potential. This kit will really allow hackers to put Glass through its paces.
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Glass Developer Kit
by Shane on Fri 17th May 2013 02:10 UTC
Shane
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Direct hardware access is great news. I was leery about the Mirror API.

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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 17th May 2013 03:14 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Facebook and Twitter huh? What kind of tool buys that device to use Facebook and Twitter on it? What a waste.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Savior on Fri 17th May 2013 08:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2006-09-02

Facebook and Twitter huh? What kind of tool buys that device to use Facebook and Twitter on it? What a waste.


Taking a picture / video and sharing it via Facebook, for example, seems a use case that the target demographic would certainly use.

As for Twitter, what kind of tool uses it at all?...

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by peejay on Fri 17th May 2013 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-06-29

Facebook and Twitter huh? What kind of tool buys that device to use Facebook and Twitter on it? What a waste.

This strikes me as "who would want to use email when we already have voicemail on our phones?" Yes, Facebook has all kinds of privacy concerns (as does Google) but it's ubiquitous now, and they've done a pretty good job of combining real-time chat (i.e. IM) with offline chat (i.e. email), and with general posting and commenting (i.e. Usenet). Just because some people haven't learned yet not to post every detail of their waking lives or only post cat memes or try to friend anyone they've ever seen doesn't mean it can't be a useful tool (keeping track of friends and family, upcoming events, etc). Just like email has spam, learn how to deal with it and filter it out.

As for Twitter, what kind of tool uses it at all?...

I do.

Some examples: I followed notch and jeb_ for minecraft updates back when I played it frequently and was interested in real-time updates to what they were adding to the game. And, I follow my local weatherman, because aside from getting some useful weather alerts, he also posts about geeky weather technology; as a local, he posts relevant local info (e.g. accident on the interstate, avoid it for the next hour, etc); as an alumnus of my university, he posts about the only college sports I really care about; as a human, he posts (perhaps weekly, not hourly) about his own life.

I hardly ever use it to post anything myself (I only have 1 follower anyway), although I do sometimes post directly to the people I follow.

The only real differences from Facebook are the publicity: you can pretty much read any tweets even without following the people; and, you don't have to be "friends" with people you are only mildly interested in. ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 17th May 2013 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

"Facebook and Twitter huh? What kind of tool buys that device to use Facebook and Twitter on it? What a waste.

This strikes me as "who would want to use email when we already have voicemail on our phones?"
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That makes absolutely no sense to me. I don't see how you equate email vs. voicemail to facebook on a cellphone vs. facebook on a pair of glasses (for lack of a better description).

IMO a device like Glass has far better & more beneficial uses than simply as another way to upload pictures of your lunch to Facebook. It would be nice to focus on _new_ ways to take advantage of technology rather than `you can use Facebook from your phone, your pc, your refrigerator, and now even your eyewear!`.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th May 2013 19:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Facebook Might be useful, if they do it correctly. I'd love to do facial recognition with graph search to augment/fix my memory.

If Glass could identify the face and send it to facebook to see who they are and how I would know them, it would be worth the cost of the device just for that.

Hello Glass, who is that woman in the corner?

Glass: that is Esmeralda Vasquez. She is the younger sister of your cousin's ex girlfriend. You last were at the same event two years ago.

Edit:

That is the non creepy version. You can imagine the creep factor, if I was a creepier person using publicly available info from her Facebook to identify her, her likes, dislikes, relationship status, phone number, address, etc.

Edited 2013-05-17 20:09 UTC

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Comment by Dr-ROX
by Dr-ROX on Fri 17th May 2013 16:19 UTC
Dr-ROX
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2006-01-03

Now there's a chance to have a scouter that measures people's power levels!

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RE: Comment by Dr-ROX
by aligatro on Fri 17th May 2013 17:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by Dr-ROX"
aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

it's over 9000!!!!!!

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