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Submission + - Volkswagen rolls out 3D smart glasses as standard equipment (volkswagenag.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Quoting from the press release, "At Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant, the roll-out of 3D smart glasses as standard equipment has now started following a three-month pilot phase. Plant logistics personnel are to use these glasses for order picking. The objective is to further improve process security in production.

The benefits of 3D smart glasses are evident: users automatically receive all the information they need such as storage locations or part numbers directly in their field of vision. Touch or voice control allows extremely easy operation. As a general principle, users have both their hands free while they are working. The camera in the glasses is also used as a barcode reader. Correct barcodes on parts removed from the storage location are shown in green while parts incorrectly removed are shown in red."

See the full press release for more information.

Comment If text is enough... (Score 1) 227

... then just use a simple text file. Come up with your own scheme for title, date and time and it will work.
Either as single file with search, or with multiple files and grep(1).

The only really working alternative that I've found are:
  * a paper notebook. easily available when you have only one hand free because you're on the phone, and don't want to unlock an electronic device
  * sending yourself notes via email, and use your favourite email client for management.

If I'd want to live in a Microsoft world, I'd probably use OneNote.
YMMV, I'm curious about other options mentioned here.

  - Hubert

Comment Re: Meh. (Score 1) 119

You don't want to upgrade. The new Mac Mini is slower than the quad core. They have no replacement for the mac mini 2012 quad core model yet without spending $2000 on an iMac. I just went through this and couldn't find a single mac that was faster for under $1800.

That said, many of the new macs have SSD and better graphics but CPU performance is a joke. I decided to put a SSD into my mini instead and now I have most of the performance of a new mini in terms of IO but much faster processor.

Comment Re:Direct Action Needed! (Score 2) 421

In Germany many of the on-shore mills are built nearby motorway crosses and similar wastelands. Those areas are totally spoiled already, therefore not much landscape lost. Actually the mills improve those areas. It's virtually impossible to built them within national parks and other landscapes considered to be nice. Direct result of public participation.

Comment Re:One Source (Score 1) 99

Two events happened to kill interest in SPARC and POWER:

1. Apple switched to Intel. Macs were cheap, lowend POWER systems. Many ports to IBM hardware started as Mac ports.
2. Oracle bought Sun. The few remaining workstations disappeared. The cheap 1u servers from the .COM era were killed.

I have two Sun Netra T1 servers in my basement. I used to support SPARC64 on MidnightBSD and even had bought some used Ultra 10 systems for that purpose early in the project. However, it was hard to find parts that were cheap and reliable to keep them running. Then oracle shutdown free access to documentation and firmware updates. I gave up. I haven't powered on the systems for awhile. My goal is a desktop system and without workstations, there is no point in making a desktop OS for a line that only has serial ports.

Comment Re:Too many choices (Score 1) 508

Why even bother with the air now. What the iPhone taught be is that people either want huge screens or small screens. They don't want in between devices.

iPad Mini
iPad (what is now the plus)


Apple rep asks if you want big or small and storage. That is it.

Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space.