[FoRK] looking for a secure dumbphone
sdw at lig.net
Fri May 31 08:49:48 PDT 2013
Difficult / expensive to do that in such a compact form factor, and you'd have to navigate liability from a bright display
semi-blinding people and causing accidents. Solvable, but it will take some time.
If you don't care about form factor, add a camera to an Occulus Rift... I would set up 360 degree cameras, fused like they do
now in "backup display" vehicle systems that give you a bird's eye view.
On 5/31/13 8:43 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> overlayed on the main lens is whats needed for proper AR overlays. Anyone seen any products for that? recon doesnt do it,
> glass doesnt either. wonder why not.
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net <mailto:sdw at lig.net>> wrote:
> It runs Android, allows apps, has GPS and should have gyro, magnetometer. All modern Androids have GPUs and HW compositing.
> You should be able to do AR just fine. Not overlayed on the main sunglass lenses, but you should be able to capture the
> scene with the camera (preview frames) and overlay on the miniscreen.
> On 5/30/13 10:58 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>> missing AR overlay capabilities as well
>> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Stephen Williams<sdw at lig.net> <mailto:sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>> On 5/30/13 5:25 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>>> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 02:26:16PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>>> Tracking the sweet spot of low-price vs. functionality would be
>>>>> For many, a mobile phone is their communications / computer /
>>>>> Internet / banking / government access. At some point, they are
>>>>> going to be willing to spend at least as much as they do on
>>>>> transportation and a significant fraction of housing and food to be
>>>>> enabled. This does not point toward continued barely-usable feature
>>>> At this point I expect to use a headset for telephony, probably
>>>> a hacked Google Glass or similar.
>>> It is apparent that Recon is going to beat Google Glass to market by a year (within 2-4 months) and with a reasonable
>>> price ($400-600) and hackable Android out of the box. Talked to the CTO and/or founder at Google I/O who gave me a sneak
>>> peak at the experience. I have to say I think the higher mount of Glass is better, but otherwise this seems better in
>>> most ways. Removable battery (the module on the other side), removable unit, etc. Clever in a lot of ways.
>>> http://www.reconinstruments.**com/ <http://www.reconinstruments.com/> <http://www.reconinstruments.com/>
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