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Google Glass, Augmented Reality Spells Data Headaches 44

Nerval's Lobster writes "Google seems determined to press forward with Google Glass technology, filing a patent for a Google Glass wristwatch. As pointed out by CNET, the timepiece includes a camera and a touch screen that, once flipped up, acts as a secondary display. In the patent, Google refers to the device as a 'smart-watch. Whether or not a Google Glass wristwatch ever appears on the marketplace — just because a tech titan patents a particular invention doesn't mean it's bound for store shelves anytime soon — the appearance of augmented-reality accessories brings up a handful of interesting issues for everyone from app developers to those tasked with handling massive amounts of corporate data.For app developers, augmented-reality devices raise the prospect of broader ecosystems and spiraling complexity. It's one thing to build an app for smartphones and tablets — but what if that app also needs to handle streams of data ported from a pair of tricked-out sunglasses or a wristwatch, or send information in a concise and timely way to a tiny screen an inch in front of someone's left eye?"
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Google Glass, Augmented Reality Spells Data Headaches

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @04:59PM (#41542855)

    24/7 to Google. meh, seems like a good idea. I'm in!

  • by hawguy ( 1600213 ) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @07:37PM (#41544359)

    Glass, recall the last conversation I had with Tim keyword spaghetti. Skip ahead 2 minutes. Start point. Double speed. End point. New email to Bob. Bob, here is that spaghetti recipe that I told you about. Glass, end email. Insert video segment. Send email.

    Email to simula. I asked for a freakin' recipe not a 5 minute conversation with Tim. Would it be so hard to send me a transcript?
    Send email. No. not sandymail. S-e-n-d email.

  • by sexconker ( 1179573 ) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @07:46PM (#41544413)

    How is this "spiraling complexity" in any way? There are standards.

    Standards like HTML and CSS. No spiraling complexity there, no siree.

    You're crazy. It's 2012. Everyone knows now that the best way to deal with lots of data is to encode it all into XM, then hack together some XSLT, and then pepper the output with JQuery. This way you get an inefficient data storage system, terrible performance, unwieldy code, and a rounded button with a gradient background. The gradient works in FF 17+, IE 9/10, IE 8 with an added hack, Safari maybe (we didn't actually test), and usually Chrome (it breaks every few releases and fixes itself in the following one).

  • UI (Score:3, Funny)

    by jcfandino ( 2196932 ) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @11:20PM (#41545545)
    We just need health on the left and ammo on the right.

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