TWIT 930: Can You Smell What Tim is Cooking?

Beep boop - this is a robot. A new show has been posted to TWiT…

What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

Just wanted to say that tracking your SO’s phone is very different to tracking your SO!

I am starting to believe that the idea of a ‘killer app’ does not work with respect to AR. The “killer app” for a car is being able to drive wherever you want - not necessarily the ability to go to a specific destination. The “killer app” for glasses is being able to see better than you could without them. I think the “killer app” for any sort of AR glasses is going to be enhancing what you see normally and making your day-to-day life better.

When I play first-person-oriented games - the things I tend to see (compass indicator, thumbnail map of area, etc) are some of the same things I might want in AR glasses if I’m wearing them casually. Maybe an indicator if I have text messages. Maybe something that provides contextual information of something I’m looking if I look at it for a certain length of time. But in general - something that enhances or improves my general day-to-day experience.

@thurrott has a great phrase - optimized for the everyday. I interpret that to mean something that makes the things I do everyday better or easier. This is what any AR device has to do well.

That - and be affordable enough for a typically person on the median US household salary to be able to purchase.


I think the killer app could be the intelligent window on the world, but I would rather hold my phone up when I need to see it than look like Jeff Goldblum in the 90s