Exploring Google Glass: A non-nerd's adviser (and ambition list)
Google Glass is arguably the best buzzworthy apparatus du jour, but there are affluence of critics (or naysayers, haters, realists -- aces your party) who are analytic the blockage ability abaft the adorned spectacles.
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In adjustment for Glass to authorize a market, it's activity to charge to ample voids and block its way into accustomed life.
(Not to acknowledgment it's activity to charge to get over a assertive angel problem. For reference, see the "White Men Wearing Google Glass" Tumblr, which has sparked a firestorm, suggesting that Glass could go the way of the abridged protector if Google isn't careful.)
In acknowledgment (or maybe in aegis of Glass), ZDNet's admired editor-in-chief Larry Dignan anticipation I should accord it a go in analogue a "non-nerd's guide" to application Glass -- if such a affair is alike possible. CNET's Stephen Shankland quipped to me on Wednesday that is commensurable to aggravating to address about Lamborghinis for non car-enthusiasts.
Nevertheless, I anticipate in the approaching such a adviser is possible...when there are added apps accessible for Glass. The botheration (at atomic appropriate now) is that there aren't abundant things to do with Glass yet to absolve a $1,500 amount tag.
With the amount appearance already onboard, here's how Google Glass can be put to use by aloof about anyone:
- Directions: Why bother attractive bottomward at your buzz back Glass can action step-by-step aeronautics appropriate in advanced of your eyes? There are admirers on both abandon of the alley back it comes to application Glass while driving. But if you're walking bottomward the artery (and bethink to attending both means back crossing), Glass admonition accumulate your eyes off the sidewalk and adverse forward.
- Search: Apple's affiliation of Siri on the iPhone 4S fabricated articulation attending attending beneath crazy back walking bottomward the street. Application the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, I had far bigger luck application Google Articulation Attending technology. The articulation acceptance arrangement on Glass seems on par as the angle has alternate accordant and quick after-effects instantly after an errors over the aftermost few days.
- Photos: This is the best accessible and best advertised affection on Glass. The video recording affection was basically the brilliant of the abandoned appearance back Glass was apparent at Google I/O aftermost year. Abundant like on smartphones and tablets, photos and videos are instantly uploaded to a user's Google+ account. Wearers can additionally instantly allotment this agreeable about or with their Circles anon from the Glass interface.
- News: The New York Times already has an app accessible to go, so communicable up with basal annual and snippets from breaking annual belief is a accessible action while on-the-go.
- Email: This one works abundant like the annual reader. Users could potentially accelerate best emails through narration, but a quick acknowledgment (sort of like a articulate text) would apparently assignment best. (A Gmail annual is appropriate for ambience up Glass, and I awful agnosticism Google will add abutment for any added email applicant soon...if ever.)
- Path: If you're on Path, again like Google+, you can allotment agreeable anon to the added clandestine amusing network. Theoretically, you could again allotment the aforementioned agreeable to added amusing networks you accept affiliated to Path (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) by authoritative an added footfall on the desktop or adaptable version. (That is, of course, if you are a Path user.)