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Topic # 161706 16-Jan-2015 17:47
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/65115660/google-halts-glass-sales

Cannot say I am sad, I think they are a tad creepy and would be abused. I can imagine numpty's trying to drive with them.




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  Reply # 1216251 16-Jan-2015 18:00
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It's very creepy stuff that thing ... Eeew ...

Having said that so are watches and little things with a camera on them

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no surprises here that this product is being de-emphasised

amazed at the fanbois that have been gushing over this for the past year, since well, its Google and everything they do is cool

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  Reply # 1216271 16-Jan-2015 18:42
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Were they ever available in NZ?




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  Reply # 1216273 16-Jan-2015 19:01
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DarthKermit: Were they ever available in NZ?


no

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  Reply # 1216274 16-Jan-2015 19:04
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GOOG upset a lot of people when they removed products like RSS, iGoogle, Labs etc the list goes on. You can search the geekzone forums with the comments following each retirement

Slate even placed an empty tombstone in anticipation of this:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/map_of_the_week/2013/03/google_reader_joins_graveyard_of_dead_google_products.html

So there is ever any surprise? As an organization internally they are known as if the product can't be used to display ads, which is their staple it is a candidate for removal (makes sense). Gone are the days where they actually did something for a greater good

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  Reply # 1216275 16-Jan-2015 19:17
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97% of revenue is from Advertising



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  Reply # 1216278 16-Jan-2015 19:27
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joker97: It's very creepy stuff that thing ... Eeew ...

Having said that so are watches and little things with a camera on them


Agree with the watch cameras creeeepy




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  Reply # 1216295 16-Jan-2015 19:46
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Google "fanbois" and Google 'haters' at least it gives consumers an option instead of the likes of Microsoft and Apple dictating what people will use and how so consumers the winners regardles.

As to advertising and making money, isn't that what a company is meant to do, if you were a shareholder would you want the people managing the company to focus on the "greater good" rather than making money. At least Google has made the programs free so no surprises advertising is what they use to fund it, for me I'm happy with that .

I have a watch with a camera how is that anymore creppy than a phone with a camera?.

I use it a bit to photograph containers so I don't need to write the numbers down, taking photo's of damaged goods, unsafe procedures etc etc, it quick and easy and goes straight to the phone.  

I like the idea of google glass especially for cycling as I could have a heads up display  of speed, cadence, heart rate etc without having to focus on a bike computer. Everyone has their own wants and needs and not everyone is meant to be used for nefarious things but some just want to put innovation down to make themselves feel better.






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  Reply # 1216296 16-Jan-2015 19:46
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Another short lived/never made it Google product. They have a bit of a track record of this 




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  Reply # 1216301 16-Jan-2015 19:57
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KiwiNZ: Another short lived/never made it Google product. They have a bit of a track record of this 


really I would have thought their track record was pretty good given how successful the company is, Android, Chrome, Chromecast, Chromebooks, Nexus, google Maps, translate, search etc etc etc the list goes on. Google are innovative that is for sure and not all product will succeed but if you don't try you won't know nor will technology get better.




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  Reply # 1216303 16-Jan-2015 19:59
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They are OK with most but there has been a few fizz's TV is another example 




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  Reply # 1216308 16-Jan-2015 20:14
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don't get me wrong, I like Google they are one of the big game changers in IT; Google, Apple, Microsoft





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  Reply # 1216310 16-Jan-2015 20:30
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Well, it doesn't really say they are axing glass. It is just not going to market to consumers any more. With the derision it got and the rise of other wearables that it lead to, I am not surprised they are stopping sales to consumers. It may well be able to be developed or spun off for other fields. Also the project is being moved from Google labs to Nest labs. If Nest can make it cool like they did with a thermostat, who knows what it may resurface as.




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  Reply # 1216320 16-Jan-2015 20:34
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I had a go with one in at westpac headquarters.

 

  • When recording a video, it overheated and shut down.  When restarted half the battery had gone.
  • Voice recognition, was okay but no better than a phone.
  • It felt clumsy wearing it 
  • Resolution of the screen was terrible
  • voice navigation barely functioned

It was a border line alpha release device and should never have been sold to the public 

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  Reply # 1216488 17-Jan-2015 12:45
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blackjack17: I had a go with one in at westpac headquarters.

 

  • When recording a video, it overheated and shut down.  When restarted half the battery had gone.
  • Voice recognition, was okay but no better than a phone.
  • It felt clumsy wearing it 
  • Resolution of the screen was terrible
  • voice navigation barely functioned

It was a border line alpha release device and should never have been sold to the public 



just curious as to how long you trialled it for and what your expectations were. I am still interested in this device but battery life would be an issue if it couldn't last using GPS for 6 hours.




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