Friday, April 4, 2014

Positve Experience

Although I have seen some of the negative sides to Google Glass and was limited in how I could use it, I have had an overall positive experience. As a science major, one of the things I appreciated most about Glass was its ability to aid in studying. While studying for my organic chemistry test, I was able to look up Kahn Academy videos on Glass and take notes/ write on a whiteboard without having to pull out a bulky laptop.

It wasn't all work and no play. Just as Glass could be used for studying it could be used for leisure. For example, I found it useful when playing guitar. I could easily look up a YouTube video or chords to a song without having to look down at a paper or squint at a screen. Not to mention, its portability and hands free capability allowed me to go outside and enjoy the sweet sounds of nature all while learning a new song.

I enjoyed my time spent with glass, and hope to one day see it as something that could be checked out at the library.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Helpful, But Distracting

One of the things I've noticed about glass is how distracting they can be. A couple of times in the library, in the process of using Google Glass, I have had friends come up and talk to me. While I was able to carry on a conversation, resisting the urge to look up at the little bright screen hovering above my eye proved to be difficult. Not to mention, the person you are speaking to becomes so focused on the glowing cube on your face that they can't remember what they actually came to talk to you about.

Google Glass has been great in aiding in school work and various other activities, but when it comes down to everyone having one, I'm not sure some people would know when to unplug. It's hard enough to get people to set down their phone and actually have a conversation. Can you imagine what a future family dinner might look like?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The not so easy setup process

Getting glass to sink up with my phone proved to be a difficult task. I have an IPhone 4s with sprint. It took several days working with the techies to get wifi to work with Glass, only to find out that my Bluetooth wasn't recognizing the device. In order to get the full use of Glass, using bluetooth to get texts and calls, my personal hotspot needed to be turned on.

After a call to sprint to find out about turning on my personal hotspot, it was discovered that additional charges would be made to my account if I turned it on. Since I only have glass for a week, I decided not to do it. Although this has severely limited the phone capabilities of glass, with the help of wifi, I have been able to download different apps onto the device using the MyGlass app on my phone.