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.
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
Surface-Mount Resistor – embryo
CMOS Password Jumper – 0.13in
Case Screw – 0.25in
Logitech Anywhere MX Receiver – 0.51in
microSD Card – 0.63in/0.04oz
Watch Battery – 0.9in/0.07oz
SD Card – 1.2in/0.14oz
Fitbit One – 1.6in/0.25oz
AAA Eneloop Ni-MH Battery – 2.1in/0.49oz
Intel Core i7-3770K CPU – 2.9in/0.81oz
Raspberry Pi Model B – 3.4in/1.5oz
Crucial m4 256GB SSD – 4.0in/2.5oz
iPhone 5 – 4.6in/3.5oz
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX – 5.1in/5.9oz
Nokia Lumia 920 – 5.6in/6.7oz
Kindle 3 – 6.0in/8.5oz
85W MagSafe Power Adapter – 6.5in/10.6oz
Apple Wireless Keyboard – 10.5in/12.7oz
BlackBerry PlayBook – 10.9in/0.9lbs
PlayStation 2 – 11.4in/1.1lbs
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 3TB 3.5″ Hard Drive – 11.9in/1.3lbs
iPad 4th Generation + LTE – 13.5in/1.5lbs
Nikon D600 Body – 14.0in/1.6lbs
Microsoft Surface Pro – 14.5in/1.9lbs
11″ Macbook Air – 14.9in/2.2lbs
Samsung Chromebook (ARM) – 15.2in/2.5lbs
Late 2012 Mac Mini Server – 15.7in/2.9lbs
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 Video Card – 16.1in/3.3lbs
13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 16.7in/3.7lbs
Dell Latitude E6320 – 17.2in/4.2lbs
15″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 17.9in/4.7lbs
15.5″ Sony VAIO T Series Ultrabook – 18.2in/5.2lbs