Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[5]: Seriously?
by Radio on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Seriously?"
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Sorry, but I mostly agree with him regarding Project Glass. I was sorely disappointed at what, for now, is a head mounted webcam at twenty times the cost to build it. I realize it's in the early stages of development, but as I said below, you can pick up a Kinect and get tons of functionality above and beyond where Google is now.

Even if Google somehow managed to shrink the tech inside the Kinect down to eyeglasses scale this year, they would still be a few more years away from what we saw in the effects-laden demo video a few months ago.

What does Glass have in common with Kinect? You lost me.

If you really think that Glass is just a glorified webcam, that would be fine if Google was selling it now: Ah! Another half-baked Google product!

But here, we have one of Google's co-founder trying to woo as many people in the audience as possible and offering to order it on a very limited basis - US I/O attendees only, meaning motivated developers close from their lab. They are not trying to scam some uneducated, misinformed, helpless people.

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