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Google Glass: Thoughts So Far

Over the last little while, I have been asked to do a surveys from Google about using Glass for the last few months. Since I was writing that up, I figure that I’d post some of my thoughts and questions on Google Glass so far here on this site as well.

What do you like best about Glass?

  • It is not an intrusive device for the wearer.
  • The ability to take pictures hands free (with a wink or voice).
  • The ability to command functions with voice.
  • The ability to share the world as you see it.
  • Hanging out with Family while on road trips.
  • Being notified of events as they happen
  • The Community – #GlassFamily

What do you find frustrating about Glass?

  • The battery life is not very good.
  • The device itself is not very rugged.
  • The lock/unlock/power button is on the inside of the frame.
  • The inside of the frame doesn’t seem very sweat proof.
  • XE16 caused a lot of problems, from random reboots, shutdowns, to overheating.

What new features would you like to see for Glass?

  • The ability to find other Glass Explorers in the area through the glass interface and display callouts about the explorer. (And of course, the ability not to be displayed).

What do you think it means to be part of the Glass Explorer Program?

  • It means to be able to take a beta technology, explore it’s real life uses and find interesting applications of this technology.
  • It means that you are an ambassador for Google Glass to everyone else and their notions of appropriateness/laws/rules.
  • It means that you are a Glass Evangelist, Champion, and Defender.

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Tech of the Week: How Big is the Baby?

The Tech Of the Week Scale

The Tech Of the Week Scale

With the previous posts about Vegetable of the Week, I have been thinking about this for a while now. The vegetables are cute and all, but I think that the gadget geeks should start their own list or something, but with technology! The length comparison might be difficult, but we can definitely do it by weight.

Using the numbers on both baby sites with some interpolation and approximation, here’s the list that I came up with:

Your Baby’s Weight by Tech
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  4. Surface-Mount Resistor – embryo
  5. CMOS Password Jumper – 0.13in
  6. Case Screw – 0.25in
  7. Logitech Anywhere MX Receiver – 0.51in
  8. microSD Card – 0.63in/0.04oz
  9. Watch Battery – 0.9in/0.07oz
  10. SD Card – 1.2in/0.14oz
  11. Fitbit One – 1.6in/0.25oz
  12. AAA Eneloop Ni-MH Battery – 2.1in/0.49oz
  13. Intel Core i7-3770K CPU – 2.9in/0.81oz
  14. Raspberry Pi Model B – 3.4in/1.5oz
  15. Crucial m4 256GB SSD – 4.0in/2.5oz
  16. iPhone 5 – 4.6in/3.5oz
  17. Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX – 5.1in/5.9oz
  18. Nokia Lumia 920 – 5.6in/6.7oz
  19. Kindle 3 – 6.0in/8.5oz
  20. 85W MagSafe Power Adapter – 6.5in/10.6oz
  21. Apple Wireless Keyboard – 10.5in/12.7oz
  22. BlackBerry PlayBook – 10.9in/0.9lbs
  23. PlayStation 2 – 11.4in/1.1lbs
  24. Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 3TB 3.5″ Hard Drive – 11.9in/1.3lbs
  25. iPad 4th Generation + LTE – 13.5in/1.5lbs
  26. Nikon D600 Body – 14.0in/1.6lbs
  27. Microsoft Surface Pro – 14.5in/1.9lbs
  28. 11″ Macbook Air – 14.9in/2.2lbs
  29. Samsung Chromebook (ARM) – 15.2in/2.5lbs
  30. Late 2012 Mac Mini Server – 15.7in/2.9lbs
  31. GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 Video Card – 16.1in/3.3lbs
  32. 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 16.7in/3.7lbs
  33. Dell Latitude E6320 – 17.2in/4.2lbs
  34. 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 17.9in/4.7lbs
  35. 15.5″ Sony VAIO T Series Ultrabook – 18.2in/5.2lbs
  36. Thinkpad T520 – 18.6in/5.8lbs
  37. Dell Latitude E6530 – 19.1in/6.2lbs
  38. Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23″ Monitor – 19.6in/6.9lbs
  39. Philips 4000 Series 22″ LED HDTV – 19.9in/7.2lbs
  40. Epson PowerLite 1925W LCD Projector – 20.5in/7.5lbs

So this week, Week 35, the baby can be described as a Honeydew Melon, a Coconut, or an Ultrabook. :-)

Stay tuned, I plan to be posting about this every week.
Comparisons between lists after the jump!

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