The Experiment Continues… NYC on Google Glass

June 6, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile
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My experiment with Google Glass continues…I just got back from a trip to New York.  This trip was my first experience playing tourist with Glass, and I took lots of photos and videos. I wore Google Glass indoors and outdoors- on planes, boat rides, the train, subway and taxis and in rain as well as sun.  It was much more convenient for taking pictures than carrying my mobile phone or a camera. You can see some of the pics I took with Glass here on Google+.

While I was generally impressed with the image quality, there is still room for improvement.   (more…)

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Lisa Oshima with Google Glass on KTVU Channel 2: “Concerns arise over privacy issues with Google Glass”

May 20, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile, Review
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I was recently interviewed by Maureen Naylor of Fox KTVU Channel 2 in the Bay Area about my experience with 
Google Glass. Watch the full video report here.  

While this interview was filmed the previous week, the segment aired last week coinciding with Google’s big developer conference, Google I/O in San Francisco. It also aired on the same day that it was revealed that some members of congress sent a letter to Google asking for answers and assurances with regard to the Google Glass privacy policy.

With companies like Google now trying to mainstream wearable computing, it’s unsurprising that some are concerned about privacy.   As an early mobile device and smartphone adopter, I’ve heard plenty of concerns raised about privacy over the last fifteen years, many of which are overblown.  In my opinion, Google Glass is no different than a mobile phone when it comes to privacy. (more…)

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Can Google Glass Be Hacked Over the Air?

May 2, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile
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After reading this article yesterday, I wondered if Google Glass  was really that easy to hack.  So, earlier today, I stopped by the San Francisco office of one of my advisory clients, stealth-mode mobile security start-up, Bluebox Security to ask for an expert opinion on Glass security…

I posted a video here on Google+ (unfortunately still can’t share video from Google Glass outside of Google+) of my conversation with Android security pro and fellow Glass Explorer, Andrew Blaich.  He assured me that while any device can be hacked if someone has physical access to it, at least at this point, there is no way for someone to remotely hack Glass over the air.

Andrew also talked about some of the cool things he’s discovered while researching Glass around winking gestures and voice control, calling Glass a “very promising platform for developers”. He hopes to have a blog about it up on the Bluebox Blog in the next day or so.

Check out the video here.

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Talking to Early Adopters of Google Glass

May 1, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile, Review
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There’s a great article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News today by Brandon Bailey. In it, he talks to early adopters of Google Glass (including me). Check it out here.

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Rebutting the “Thirty-Five Arguments Against Google Glass”

April 29, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile, Review
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Before Google sold its first set of Google Glass Explorer Edition glasses, Reluctant Habits published a post called “Thirty-Five Arguments Against Google Glass.” Having walked around wearing Google Glass for more than a week now, I re-read the article with interest, wondering which, if any, of these thirty-five arguments I could say hold true in real life.  Some of the arguments are really ‘out there’. Others seemed more plausible prior to wearing Glass than after.  Many of the arguments aren’t new or Glass specific.  They’re arguments that could be applied to many existing technologies including mobile phones and social networks.  Before wearing Glass in public, I had a few concerns about the unknown, but on day eight of living this social experiment in mobility, I’m much more excited than concerned about the possibilities of a future full of Glass wearers.

In this post, I provide a Google Glass user’s rebuttal to Reluctant Habits’ “Thirty-Five Arguments Against Google Glass…” (more…)

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Unboxing Google Glass Explorer Edition

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Google Glass, Mobile
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I am one of the lucky first people to have the opportunity to buy the beta version of Google Glass, after registering as a “Glass Explorer” at Google I/O 2012. Last weekend, I went to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California and picked up my Google Glass… (more…)

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Watching the Tide Turn – The Evolution of Android

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Google Glass, Mobile
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A year ago plus, when my tech-savvy friends and colleagues (that didn’t work at Google or Motorola) discovered that I used Android, they gave me strange looks.  Those looks were equal parts bafflement and disgust, and were almost always accompanied by asking, “Why Android?” – as if to say, “As someone who knows mobile, shouldn’t you be using an iPhone?!” (more…)

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Lisa Oshima on NBC Bay Area: “Google Glass Making its Way to the Streets”

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Google Glass, Mobile, Review
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Yesterday, Scott Budman of NBC Bay Area joined me on a walk through Palo Alto, California on my 3rd day wearing Google Glass. Check out the video here:

 

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Mobile World Congress 2013: Networking Events/ Parties List

February 12, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Events, Mobile
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It’s that time of year again… There’s a little less than two weeks to go before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!

For the past several years, I’ve assembled a list of the best open networking events and parties at Mobile World Congress. Below is my list for 2013. (more…)

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Great Speakers at Mobile Summit & Appcelerate (and Discounts Here!)

October 9, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Events, Mobile, Monetization
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Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate are coming up on November 7-9 in San Francisco (see below for discounts).  This is historically a great show jam packed full of talks from executive level leaders across the mobile internet economy. This year’s agenda is packed with outstanding executive level speakers!

What makes Open Mobile Summit different than other mobile shows is its focus on bringing together executive leadership from across the ecosystem:

  • Handset OEMs, PC and consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Media, publishing and TV
  • Mobile operators and service providers
  • App publishers
  • Internet and e-commerce companies
  • Mobile software companies
  • Advertising agency executives and marketers
  • Enterprise IT , retailers and brands
  • Venture capital and private equity

On Day 1, (more…)

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