It's our Season 4 premiere, and we finally get to unbox the Galaxy S4! Plus, we're kicking off an epic summer season of road tests, vacation torture tests, and future tech. Buckle up. Welcome to Season 4, everyone! It's only been a few weeks since we said goodbye, but it's felt like a lifetime. We've been busy planning and shooting the upcoming summer season, and seeking out the tech wonders of the world to keep the Always On train in constant motion. This season we've got it all! We'll be road-tripping in pimped-out RVs, opening up the biggest phablets of them all, road testing everything from the Chromebook Pixel to action cameras with motorcross pros, and even visiting NASA's newest space exploration vehicles. Plus a serious summer vacation torture-test trip to Hawaii! So stay tuned..
In a well-produced video, Playground shows how a future with Glass might appear, Glass-enhanced scenarios include scanning bar codes of products and instantly seeing if the items are cheaper elsewhere; keeping a live tally cloak 4 case for apple iphone xs max - blue/gold of your spending at the supermarket; conducting an interactive 911 video chat with estimated arrival time for emergency services; displaying live scoreboards of sporting events; and showing player information while playing video games, According to the Playground rep, who did not want to be identified in this story, the apps in the video are "technically feasible from every metric, but not possible with the current Mirror API."Dave Senior, a partner at Playground, elaborated, saying: "The obstacles standing in the way of these applications are the limited software platform and the battery constraints of the Glass hardware, With a bigger battery, Glass could have a larger on-board processor, more sensors and run applications that were much more resource-intensive..
"Additionally, with a more robust device-to-device API, Glass could borrow processing power, bandwidth, and sensors from a smartphone to create new types of experiences," he said. Read more of Senior's thoughts about the video and the potential for Glass. Of course, with Google I/O kicking off Wednesday, Google may release a much more robust API package for Glass developers. Until then, we're left with our dreams. A limited app-programming interface doesn't deter Toronto-based design firm from dreaming up uses for Google's tech-savvy eyewear.
As Google chugs forward with Glass, there's a feeling in the air that we're on the cusp of a major revolution in wearable technology, However, Google's limited Mirror app-programming interface (API) for Glass leaves much to be desired, according to one Canadian design firm, In a conversation with CNET, a rep with Toronto-based creative agency Playground said that the limited architecture of the Mirror API was "surprising" because it's "awfully prohibited and closed."To be sure, Google announced the API as a preview offering, even going as far as to ask developers to "come dream with us." However, the Canadian design company -- and cloak 4 case for apple iphone xs max - blue/gold surely many other developers -- want deeper access to Glass..
Just to be clear: I have no evidence any of these things will happen this week. In fact, I'm pretty positive three of them won't come true anytime soon. It's just my (admittedly demanding) wish list for Santa Brin and his elves in Mountain View. Let's hope they're listening. 1. A bundle of wearable technology devices for $500 by Christmas:The more we're online, the happier Google is. This philosophy has given us Android and mobile devices offered at below-market prices, like the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4. Glass and a rumored Google smartwatch extend the approach by making it easier to be connected and online anywhere. The way I see it, if the goal is to make us all cyborgs, why not go all in and offer a serious package made up of the rumored Motorola X Phone, Glass, and the smartwatch. To really sell it, make it a loss-leader bundle for as low as $500 total, and get it to us before Christmas.