Talk:Google Glass

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Lede section should clarify definition/function/purpose, go easy on jargon & participants[edit]

The lede portion of this article needs (and No, I do not think I am the person to make these edits...) to state, if only very broadly, something more tangible than that Google Glass is a wearable, OHMD, hands-free natural-language voice-command (etc.) interface, smartphone-like, internet-capable computer aimed at bringing about mass-market ubiquitous computing; it needs to state clearly, in less jargon-laden terms, what the contraption does and what it is hoped to accomplish. For example, I had to read down to Reception | Critical reception | Privacy concerns (4.1.1) to verify the fundamental attribute that the device is intended to collect information locally for global use, in addition to retrieving information for the wearer. The present opening paragraphs seem overly focused on Glass from a commercial product / software-hardware project / participating entities perspective, while more or less assuming that the reader already knows, in general, what this category of technology is all about, and specifically, how Glass fits into the general category. In short, this intro (and maybe the whole article) needs to offer less of an Insider/Industry view and do more interpreting for the general public.--IfYouDoIfYouDon't (talk) 21:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Agree, definitely too much content in there. Rogerdpack (talk) 16:59, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

I also agree. I've been editing accordingly. Chisme (talk) 22:02, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

prescriptions[edit]

Prescription frames are available now, aren't they? http://www.google.com/glass/help/frames/ So perhaps the paragraph that basically half says they aren't, half says they are could be clarified by somebody who understands the situation better than I? Rogerdpack (talk) 17:00, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Inclusion of the word "Glassholes" in this article[edit]

The article should talk about glassholes.

I agree. We've reached a threshold when Google itself uses the word. In its "Welcome to a world through Glass" website, Google mentions the word. Google advises wearers not to "be creepy or rude (aka, a “Glasshole”)."[1] Anybody object to putting the word in the "Critical Reception" section of this article? This topic was discussed a year ago, when a handful of people were vehemently opposed to including the term in the article. But now the term is very much in use -- even Google acknowledges the term. In bears including. Chisme (talk) 18:12, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Technical specifications[edit]

Does anyone know who manufactured the cable that comes with the earbud that comes with the glass? It's a fabric coated very thin USB cable, Thanks 66.249.81.233 (talk) 17:19, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Adding photo to Healthcare applications[edit]

I can't update this article due to COI, so I'm asking for a editor to add a simple image of witch I have full copy rights to be added to the Healthcare applications section in the part that small world is mentioned, is this photo Breastfeeding with the caption Breastfeeding volunteer mother using Google Glass

that is related to the breast feeding program.


Thank you in advance,


Chulian1819 (talk) 06:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I can't figure out how the Google Glass is relevant to the breast feeding — which isn't actually going on anyway.
If the photo is not clearly labeled as to Creative Commons status, or public domain status, nobody can add it to the article.P0M (talk) 23:33, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

The picture was uploaded by the company's author at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_and_baby_with_Google_Glass.jpg with the Creative Commons license. You can find additional information on the reference links on how the Google Glass is relevant to the breast feeding, can't add detail to this document due to COI.

Chulian1819 (talk) 07:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Focusing on something so near[edit]

Hi, I don't quite get how one can focus on something that near to the eye. The article neglects to explain that, unless I've missed something. Is the image just reflected onto the retina in the right place avoiding the need to actively focus? Please explain in the article :) Malick78 (talk) 19:55, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

battery longevity[edit]

What is the battery longevity of the Glass? How long can it record videos/take photos and how much does the traffic gathers from the battery? 78.35.206.203 (talk) 18:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Google Glass "Dos and Don'ts." Welcome to Google Glass. (Retrieved March 31, 2014).