Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:29 UTC
Google The day has finally come: Google has started shipping Google Glass to the lucky few early adopters. Now that it's shipping, Google has also unveiled a lot more about the API and the specifications of the device itself. While the company had already given out substantial details at earlier occasions, there are still a few surprises here.
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Skydiving
by tony on Wed 17th Apr 2013 03:35 UTC
tony
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2005-07-06

This would be awesome for skydiving (think that was in one of the promo videos). Just needs an altimeter app, and hands free altitude awareness.

Could also be great for aviation. Essentially, Iron Man Jarvis-style situational awareness of other aircraft as well as altitude, speed, and heading.

You could even program in a snarky british voice: "You're at 3,000 feet, so perhaps now would be a good time to deploy your parachute."

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RE: Skydiving
by zima on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 17:05 in reply to "Skydiving"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Skydiving or aviation gear is built to better standards than Glass ...which is anyway just a glorified webcam, it can't really do much of the Augmented Reality stuff.

Also, skydiving often prohibits any recording devices; any such distractions are a huge safety hazard.

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