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What if you could draw and listen sound on paper?  [► 2 min]

What if you could draw and listen sound on paper?  
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if you’re in the banking sector and you’re uncomfortable with change, you better start looking for another job, because you’re pretty much going to be exposed to constant change.
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Our American colleagues asked us: What’s the point of a half-smile?” Mr. Watanabe said. “It’s difficult to express in words. That’s why we use stickers.
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“Hey, there’s this thing is nearby, do you want to connect?” “Yes, I do.” Imagine if that was a person (or people) instead of a car!
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Apps are irrelevant in the world of wearables, because “when any given interaction is a second long, you definitely don’t have time to think about apps,” Libin said. “It has to be more of a service.”
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For the record, Eremenko says that he’s had the luxury of focusing on making sure Ara is great, not profitable: ”This is potentially the only thing out there that could turn into a five-billion-unit kind of device. The fact that that will accrue benefits to Google downstream is so obvious that I don’t have to make a business case.”
(via Project Ara: Inside Google’s Modular Smartphone | TIME.com)

For the record, Eremenko says that he’s had the luxury of focusing on making sure Ara is great, not profitable: ”This is potentially the only thing out there that could turn into a five-billion-unit kind of device. The fact that that will accrue benefits to Google downstream is so obvious that I don’t have to make a business case.”

(via Project Ara: Inside Google’s Modular Smartphone | TIME.com)

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What if Google brings driverless-car technology to smartphones?   [► 3 min]  Comments