A company spokesperson tells The Verge that there’s no plan to actually put them on sale, but Xiaomi has provided enough detail to make the concept product seem somewhat plausible — at least for some point in the future.
There certainly are street protests, usually in response to local incidents, but the whole transmission mechanism is extremely limited to the bare minimum. And certainly not capable of discussing privacy in any Western sense.
As for privacy in the western sense - does this include USA, with no personal data protection at all?
Look to our friends in Hong Kong.
Not sure whether it'll be good or bad in the end, but it'll really change lots of social interactions.
The damage could be controlled by proprietary API providing very limited data to the third-party code. But that wouldn't be open source.
Automated stalking! This is definitely a bad thing.
I wonder what's the focal length would be?
No other VR glasses around are usable outdoors.
The IP behind the display is from Beijing university. That's the thing the university threatened to sue Apple for, a few years ago.
Apple is then said to have gone back to OLED.
"The problem with the Chinese is not that they make cheaper stuff, it's that they make better stuff", or something similar.
Oculus Rift display is also pretty much up close your face, but you can focus.
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For me, navigation is the killer app, I would love that when I am cycling. Give me an interface to skip around in my podcast playlist and I am happy.
For my own needs, a to-do list/checklist for contextual procedures is the "killer app" (ex: workout timers/checklists, recipes). But seems like it's not their priority yet.
I get repeatedly surprised how little most techies know about optical tech behind smart glasses. It's almost like a blind spot.
That's basically what's holding us behind. But people are still not aware of waveguide tech vs google glasses.
Then there are also people who think Snap Spectacles or FB/Rayban glasses are "AR"?!?!
But this is basically the future. It is like early stages of the mobile cameras. Specs are not enough to match expectations. But core concept is solid.
The solution been know since WW2, but trendy boys are still ogling over waveguides just because they sound cool, and score more investor money.
What is the alternative then?
This seems crazy to me. 1000 nits is about the brightest most HDR monitors will go (basically the light of a thousand candles on a square meter) would’t a nits measurement in the millions be dangerous levels of light?
Xiaomi products are also rarely widely available in the west as it is. So I’m not sure the west is their primary market at this point.
European fake CEOs are going out of fashion bit, by bit, but the demand for caucasian actors in China is still unrelenting.
Just go to AliExpress, and imagine just how mind boggling many models did it took to make all these photoshoots.
It doesn't even sound particularly wrong or awkward to me, and it's probably easier to understand than someone with an American accent who speaks fast.
I really like the appeal of these wearables, but only if they have a basic set of capabilities and I can leave my phone at home.
The idea of all day battery on a device that captures everything I see and hear was what I was obsessed over when I watched an episode of black mirror - the grain. It completely isn't the point but it was hard for me to not get excited about even a fictional breakthrough in technology.
The cognitive changes are more interesting to think about. It's been documented people remember less after adapting to information availability online.