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Google Glasses (The Future Is Here?) Sneak Peek

No, I did not mean Google Goggles (the app which gives your phone the ability to ‘read’ foreign languages [see, Does Your Android Wear Goggles?]) I meant glasses — what my grandma might have called “spectacles”.

Loyal readers have heard me say that if you want to see what the (tech) future holds, all you have to do is look at Star Trek. And I have “predicted” here that iPads and smartphones (etc.) will one day be replaced by computers we wear as eyeglasses — ala Geordi La Forge’s “visor”.

I have privately speculated that this day is not too far off..

Then, recently, someone pointed me to a “sneak peek” of something a few folks are calling “Google Glasses”.

We know that they’re coming and that they may even become available by the year’s end, but we have yet to get a glimpse of them. Not to disappoint you, but that last bit still holds true. However, check this out. It’s the Lumus OE-31 and it just may be the same tech to grace the yet to be unveiled Google Glasses.

Here are two short video clips demonstrating this new tech…

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I am sure the advertisers are already working on ways to ensure these eyeglasses will steer you to local sales events, and bombard your eyeballs with banner ads… but, that’s the price we pay. (Gives a whole new meaning to “onboard navigation”..)
(And.. you think someone is looking at you.. but they’re reading their email…)

Think the world is weird place now? Wait ’til everyone is wearing these..!

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Also new in tech… Acer challenges iPad 3 with Iconia Tab A510; 32GB for $450

Acer’s Olympic Games Edition Tablet Iconia Tab A510 may beat the new iPad on price and specs but will consumers care?Read more..

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Today’s quote:In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” ~ Mark Twain

Speaking of idjits…

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March 23, 2012 - Posted by | Google, News, tech | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Just a heads up:

    If you have any Paragon Products with WinPE, you need to make sure you have your own copy. It seems emails are slowly going out to customers telling them that MS has changed their licensing and Paragon will no longer offer or be able to distribute WinPE after March 30, 2012.

    I can’t find anything on their website yet but comments are showing up in forums such as Wilder’s Security, GOTD and Windows 7 about the emails. They are probably trying to avoid a mad dash to download it. Do a search with “paragon winpe march 30”.

    It’s Geordi La Forge. :)

    I am surprised Mark Twain didn’t say “politicians”.

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    Comment by delenn13 | March 23, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I do thank you for that ‘heads up’.. that had escaped my attention.

      * Fixed. (Not enough coffee yet when I typed it..)

      * I do believe Mark Twain did indeed have a comment, or two, on politicians……

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      Comment by techpaul | March 23, 2012 | Reply

  2. Hey, I had this Bookmarked: Mark Twain had many Political Quotes:
    one being:

    When you are in Politics, You are in a Wasps Nest, with a Short Shirt Tail…as the saying is:The Chronicle of Young Satan.

    For more quotes click here: http://www.twainquotes.com

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    Comment by Gaia | March 23, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Thank you for that. Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) is one of my faves. I think my “top pick” of his quotes is:

      Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain

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      Comment by techpaul | March 23, 2012 | Reply

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    It even has the Montreal and Indy race tracks. Guess I am gonna have to search for my X-Padder software as I just can’t get the hang of driving with my keyboard or mouse. Make sure you read the first comment as Wabbit is our resident game guru with some awesome reviews plus he offers other places for getting free or almost free games.

    Here is another free offer from BitsDuJour for today only:

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    There is no registration required; it comes “pre-registered”. This is not the pro..no RAW formatting or watermarking etc. But, hey, for free batching..can’t complain. They are offering their Pro for USD 9.95 ( Today only;usually USD 39.95 ) Special offer – Upgrade to Photopus Pro But then you notice..the 90 different image formats is only offered in the Pro.

    My opinion…Get the Standard Photopus(hate that name) for the batching and don’t get the pro(save 9.95) OR download IrfanView – Official Homepage – one of the most popular viewers worldwide and get it ALL for free all the time.

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    Comment by delenn13 | March 24, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Again let me say that I appreciate your taking the time and sharing this with us, and thank you. I know that no one out there in Readerland has said a ‘thank you’ to you in my comments section, but I also know that most of the links you have provided have been clicked — and nobody thanks me either (well, 99.9%). I guess that’s just the way it is out there.

      For Meritorious Contribution to Tech – for Everyone

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      Comment by techpaul | March 24, 2012 | Reply


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