Move over Apple and MS, Google Stores are coming.

By on February 16, 2013 8:59:46 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

DrJBHL

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Apple started it, and there are genuine and phony Apple Stores from here to well, China. MS has them in many cities. Even Samsung has one in London.

Now, according to Seth Weintraub at 9to5Google, a high level source at Google has leaked that there will be Google Stores open for 2013’s holidays in major cities. There are now Google kiosks at retailers now to explain and demonstrate its products but actual sales are done by the chains themselves in the US and Britain.

So, what will they sell? Chromebooks and everything their online Nexus stores probably.

Google Glass (reported here and here) as well, likely.

There are probably many great ways to use them (think collaborating at work), but people will inevitably use them while driving or crossing streets. Maybe even while flying planes. Probably with the best of motives. Think “The staircase to hell…”.

Well, I still think it’s probably an inevitable (and undoubtedly expensive) way to cull the herd, but hey.

Just remember, states have laws about distracted driving and street crossing.

No one can “multitask”. No one.

 

Sources:

http://www.neowin.net/news/the-google-store---coming-soon-to-a-mall-near-you

http://9to5google.com/2013/02/15/to-get-products-into-more-hands-google-will-open-its-own-stores-by-the-end-of-the-year/

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February 16, 2013 10:20:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

..google glasses.... I can't walk and chew gum at the same time now!     

Thanks for the write up, Doc!!

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February 17, 2013 7:30:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google Glasses... pron on the run.

Trouble is, because Google watches/knows everything you do, they'll be able to tell the cops what you were doing when hit by the car.

Google Glasses.... the workaholics way to take his/her work home.

Trouble is, the spouse is tired of being ignored/negleted and Google testifies on his/her behalf in the divorce court.

Google Glasses... how to connect with online dating.

Trouble is, google knows you'd like to date several men/women before settling down and warns prospective dates of potential STD's

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February 17, 2013 7:36:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting teddybearcholla,
..google glasses.... I can't walk and chew gum at the same time now!

 

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February 17, 2013 7:50:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm feeling "alienated" by that, Paul.

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February 17, 2013 10:04:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google Glasses... perfect for reading gogle maps

Trouble is... you put them on upside down and end up in the bowels of Hell instead.

Quoting DrJBHL,
I'm feeling "alienated" by that, Paul.

Yeah, and all that senseless violence/gunplay... 'tis a sickening reminder of what too often is reality.

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February 17, 2013 12:24:18 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Fear not, starkers ...  nobody chews bubble gum anymore.

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February 17, 2013 12:45:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
Fear not, starkers ... nobody chews bubble gum anymore.

It's not the gum chewing that disturbs me... that I can handle.  No, it's the glorification of mindless killing.

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February 18, 2013 10:28:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google Glasses.... now bringing a multitude of hues to the colourblind.

Now she comes in colours everywhere... she combs her hair... she's like a rainbow... coming colours everywhere... in the air... oh everywhere.... she's like a rainbow.... oooh.. ooooh...ooohhhh  [She's A Rainbow: from Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones]

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February 18, 2013 11:04:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Google Glasses.... now bringing a multitude of hues to the colourblind.

Now she comes in colours everywhere... she combs her hair... she's like a rainbow... coming colours everywhere... in the air... oh everywhere.... she's like a rainbow.... oooh.. ooooh...ooohhhh  [She's A Rainbow: from Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones]

 

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February 18, 2013 11:55:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Don't he look cute................................................................. 

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February 18, 2013 12:56:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Don't he look cute................................................................. 

Yeah, don't I!!!!!   I'm like a rainbow... coming colours everywhere... in the air, oh everywhere......

And of course you can trust Doc to inject [pun intended] some humour into it, can't you!

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February 18, 2013 12:56:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Rainbows, rainbows everywhere...

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February 18, 2013 1:22:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's a bit like the Scarlett Pimpernel, really.

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February 18, 2013 2:58:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Blah... I don't buy at any of the current stores of this type, I certainly would not buy at Google.

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February 18, 2013 3:10:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Blah... I don't buy at any of the current stores of this type, I certainly would not buy at Google.

Google Glasses.... opens up a whole world online

Thing is, you don't need such powerful spectacles to see that you don't need all that crap.

About sum it up?

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February 18, 2013 8:06:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,

Quoting LightStar, reply 14Blah... I don't buy at any of the current stores of this type, I certainly would not buy at Google.

Google Glasses.... opens up a whole world online

Thing is, you don't need such powerful spectacles to see that you don't need all that crap.

About sum it up?

 

Yup!

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February 18, 2013 8:14:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Yeah, and all that senseless violence/gunplay... 'tis a sickening reminder of what too often is reality

It looks like you must have missed Rowdy Roddy Piper in "They Live" back in the 80s.

Killing aliens is kinda like killing Zombies..senseless but entertaining.

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February 18, 2013 8:30:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Quoting starkers, reply 15
Quoting LightStar, reply 14Blah... I don't buy at any of the current stores of this type, I certainly would not buy at Google.

Google Glasses.... opens up a whole world online

Thing is, you don't need such powerful spectacles to see that you don't need all that crap.

About sum it up?

 

Yup!

Hehe, as you can see from my posts above, as well as others in the past, I like to take the piss [Mickey] out of Google and give /em a hard time.  It's not that I hate Google or anything, but it sure helps break the monotony and pass the time.  Apart from bankers, politicians and lawyers, I can't think of anyone I like to take the piss out of more. 

Well there is car and real estate salesmen, I suppose.  They can be just as dishonest as bankers and politicians, I guess, so we'll lump them in there as well.

Querstion: why didn't the politicians pass laws after the GFC to send more bankers to the pen for dishonest dealings?

Answer: too many parallels could be drawn and the precedent would have been set to send themselves up the river.

 

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February 20, 2013 8:56:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Update:

"Google launched pre-orders for Google Glass several months ago, but they were meant for developers and certain members of the media. They were also priced out of most people's reach at $1,500. While the price of getting a pre-order device has not gone down, Google announced a new way for more people to get access to the pre-production version with a new contest.

The contest is called "If I Had Glass" and asks people to write, in 50 words or less, what they would do if they got Google Glass. The entries must be posted on Twitter or Google+ with the hashtag #ifihadglass. Users can also upload pictures or even a short video to accompany their entry. The deadline is February 27th. If you are one of the people Google picks, you will not only have to purchase the $1,500 pre-production model but you must also attend an event to pick them the glasses up in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles." - Neowin

 

Some contest.

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February 20, 2013 9:09:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
If you are one of the people Google picks, you will not only have to purchase the $1,500 pre-production model but you must also attend an event to pick them the glasses up in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles."

And Google is gonna pay my airfare and Shaunna's from here to the States... and we'll pick up a pair each in each city... to get to see more of the country.

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February 20, 2013 9:33:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yep... and you can bring up to five 'roos with you. There's a bridge for sale too....

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February 20, 2013 9:46:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
There's a bridge for sale too....

I'll take that one up there in Alsaka.

They tell me it don't go anywhere, but there's a great view from the Northern parapet in Summer.

I'd probably sell it in Winter, though... cos it's dark for 6 months and they tell me the view's lousy.

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February 21, 2013 2:03:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Glass UI

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February 21, 2013 12:57:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google Glasses... so realistic it's like really being there

Trouble is, that rally footage is gonna make you car sick.

Yeah, I suffer with vertigo... motion sickness without actually going anywhere, and watching that clip for a few moments really upset the apple cart.  Nope, it's not technolgy I'll be using.

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