Day 29 - boxed and ready

Day 29 - boxed and ready

Tomorrow will be the day I conclude this 30 day Glass project, but even more ahead of time is the fact that I decided to box up the Glass already and get it ready to be shipped back to Google. What's interesting is that I didn't even consider returning the Glass until Google themselves wrote…

Day 27 - What the app?

Day 27 - What the app?

Ok, so any device that gets release these days is more or less useless without the apps that can help in various daily tasks, and Glass is no different. The reason why platforms do this is because they simply don't want to develop apps as it would be too difficult and too expensive to cover…

Day 26 - Growing anger for Glass

Day 26 - Growing anger for Glass

It's extremely interesting the reaction the technology press has to Glass and surprisingly even early adopters of the beta product, have now backtracked on their positive reviews to essentially put Glass back into its box. The problem Google has with this product is that they tried to create a pre-qualifying criteria with the way they…

Day 24 - Is Glass fit for Mindlogr?

Day 24 - Is Glass fit for Mindlogr?

Before this trial ends, I wanted to evaluate the Glass device for my main project Mindlogr. I've been working on this life logging platform for a while and the use of video on Glass intrigued me about its potential applications for Mindlogr. I had many concerns before the launch, from other developers jumping the gun…

Day 23 - I am superman

Day 23 - I am superman

Over the last few weeks of testing this device on and off the streets, I've had many a comment that has surprised me because of how ridiculous it sounds, but none of them would prepare me for what I was about to chat about literally just down the road in my local newsagent. The world…

Day 20 - Camera Quality of Glass sucks

Day 20 - Camera Quality of Glass sucks

Let's talk about the camera and how a last minute addition may have messed up Glass forever. When Glass was in its infancy, it did not support a video camera and the intention was pure and clear about providing information as and when needed. Later as camera technology kept on moving forwards at lighting speeds,…

Day 17 - GP says No

Day 17 - GP says No

I've been having some problems with my elbow lately and I know it's because of tennis elbow, a problem that occurs when a tendon is strained beyond a certain limit. It's probably a result of bad tennis backhand technique, so I decided to visit the doctors to get some help. There's no surprise that walking…

Day 12 - strawberries and cream

Day 12 - strawberries and cream

Today was the Wimbledon tennis finals and though we didn't have tickets to watch live, we wanted to catch the majority of it on the TV. We were having some family over and some new people who would have a go with the Glass product. It's been really interesting to see how different people try…

What to Look For in a Cloud-Based File System

What to Look For in a Cloud-Based File System

(And how you could remove your company’s file server) Companies that provide cloud-based solutions have a tough sell to make.  It’s difficult to persuade companies that they should give up their sturdy file server, humming quietly in its own room, between the kitchen and the ladies’. Many smaller companies have invested a lot of their…

What can we learn from online con men?

What can we learn from online con men?

In any line of business, no matter if you are online of offline, there is no substitute whatsoever for putting in some hard work and doing the 10,000 hours which Gladwell talks about in his book Outliers. When I hear of all these so called "internet marketing" systems and programs which teaches people to become…