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    Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    Meanwhile Google's Nexus 7 tablet gets the chop.
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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    By pairing the smart eyewear with more traditional designs it is hoped that Glass wearers won't be as stigmatised, as was previously the case in some places or situations.
    Not with me it won't, because the issue is with function, not form.

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    Definitely something to keep an eye on

    I still like my Glass, and rooted I can run the older firmware which doesn't have the same battery/overheating issues Mine is limited to being a head mounted camera now for filming RC Heli flights or for some sat nav applications in terms of real world use, but we're still experimenting with app/interface ideas and I am really curious what they come up with for version 2.

    I just hope they don't take the approach that Epson and Microsoft have taken- looks aside Glass v1 works at its best when you get that sweet spot of the screen being just outside your vision, so you can look around normally most of the time and glance at it when you need it. You didn't need any lenses (clear or otherwise) to use it. Going the full Epson/Hololens style would be a huge step back imo. I have a suspicion they may take that sort of route due to trying to make them more socially acceptable, but I guess we'll see in the next few months!

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    By pairing the smart eyewear with more traditional designs it is hoped that Glass wearers won't be as stigmatised, as was previously the case in some places or situations.
    Not with me it won't, because the issue is with function, not form.
    Perhaps anybody who thinks Glass wearers would not be stigmatised should wear a GoPro into a toilet or communal changing room and see what happens before spending the money?

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    By pairing the smart eyewear with more traditional designs it is hoped that Glass wearers won't be as stigmatised, as was previously the case in some places or situations.
    Not with me it won't, because the issue is with function, not form.
    Perhaps anybody who thinks Glass wearers would not be stigmatised should wear a GoPro into a toilet or communal changing room and see what happens before spending the money?
    I'm not convinced. A GoPro is obviously a camera but if, as given in the quote above, the GG2 just looks like a "fancy pair of glasses" then it's not as obvious that it's a potential surveillance device (sounds better than "perv enabler"). It's only perhaps the "techno-literati" that might be aware.

    On the other hand if it's done very well are wearers of conventional glasses going to be viewed with suspicion? If so, then maybe I need to order some more packs of contact lenses.

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    My wife and I both use Nexus 7's, 32Gb with wireless charging. I am sorry to see it withdrawn as I cannot see a worthy replacement anywhere--and that includes Apples' Ipad

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    If they could make it totally indistinguishable from normal glasses ( or very close ) I think they could have something. The big square cybernetic thing strapped to your face probably won't catch on unless they bring in augmented reality functionality like magic leap.

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    Re: Google Glass 2 is being designed by Luxottica of Italy

    GG1 was a good gadget as it is one of its first kind. But GG2 should cm wid more better improvements as it is highly expected to work more with more functions than privious model

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