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Disney’s MagicBand: Admission ticket, room key and payment method, all-in-one wristbands.


Disney's MagicBand: Admission ticket, room key and payment method, all-in-one wristbands.

MagicBands and cards are secure all-in-one devices that allow you to effortlessly access the plans and vacation choices that you’ve made with My Disney Experience.

MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands—resembling a watch or bracelet—that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point. Cards work in a similar fashion, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. Both MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.

You can use your card or MagicBand to:
Unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room.
Enter theme and water parks (with valid admission).
Check in at FastPass+ entrances.
Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room (only available during your hotel stay).

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/bands-cards/

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Google Glass


 

Google Glass as currently implemented, is a product for rich white googlegeek males.

http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/

First of all, there’s really nothing innovative, wearable tech has been in our Heinleins and Arthur C Clarkes, Orson Scott Cards,Herberts and Asimovs for several decades.

Remember the Newspad from Arthur C Clarke’s Odyssey 2001? The iPad to an I.  But I digress.

Current owners of Google Glass are white nerds.

It does not look good, so it has little to offer in terms of Appeal (read Apple)

Its also has very little to offer currently in terms of content,applications and services,what with Google taking its classic stance of their platforms being the internet of things i.e anything that doesn’t have a Google I.D can go to hell.  Google Play and open development should have deeper integration on the thing before it can be of any use.

Meaning no Twitter, Tumblr,Pinterest,Instagram.

Instead of it being a platform allowing interactions with other services, it is a Google Device, like a Facebook Phone. Sincerely. How much does that offer you in terms of value?

And currently priced at over 1,500 dollars its a totally useless device.

Until Google Glass 2 comes out, I would say, just as with Windows, wait for Service Pack 2.

The best concepts I have seen for wearable tech has been designed by Pranav Mistry whose patent concept “Sixth Sense Technology” has been bought out by Samsung.

I do hope Samsung squish Glass like a little bug.