Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

      • It has glass on both sides. It looks like a Samsung Galaxy S5, which looks like an iPhone. Here are just the most interesting details:
      • 4.7-inch HD display, aluminum buttons, a Qualcomm processor, Adreno 330 graphics, and 2GB of RAM
      • The starting price is $200 with a two-year contract on AT&T. It costs $649 without a contract. You get a free year of Amazon Prime with the phone.
      • It'll support ASAP, which predicts what you might want to stream and pre-caches it so it will start instantly.
      • Firefly can also auto-recognize what episode of what show you're watching on TV. Down to the scene.
      • The display supports "3D perspective":
      • It's not "pop out at you parrallax" 3D, it's more like, well, "dynamic perspective." It's sort of 3D, but it's sort of just giving you a clearer view as you move your head.
  • Wednesday 6.18.14