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DCH0
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$100,000 challenge
DCH0   7/9/2014 10:23:05 PM
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"To prime the pump, Google recently announced a $100,000 challenge for the best module design."

Isn't that just the interest payment on an ASIC?  A billion dollar market and they offer $100K?

templar781
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Re: "Baby Factory" adage?
templar781   7/9/2014 5:51:00 PM
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Oooo that just gave me an idea! I'm off to Kickstarter to fund my Cell Steam Iron.  Your clothes never have to be wrinkly again, just be careful which side of the cell you put up to your face.

alex_m1
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noise cancellation
alex_m1   7/9/2014 5:47:16 PM
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currently bose has really amazing noice cancelling headphones((QuietComfort), way above anyone else, but they go fo $300.There's another part google needs to make modular - seperate noise cancelling headphones from their software. By this they could enable competitiors and maybe there will be an affordable amazing noise cancellation earphones - which might become very popoular.


Tie it somehow to android - and win all they way.

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Thats what Android developers need - More driver layers
GroupOfFour   7/9/2014 3:12:36 PM
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Google - Crazy idea. When you insert or remove a module, put the phone in a pause state and when the user is done hot swapping his modules, he presses a button on the screen to reboot the phone.  You're making the developers jump through hoops again when you don't need them to. If I choose to reconfigure the phone modules, the phone shouldn't have to reconfigure on the fly...do it on a controlled boot-up sequence.  Why stack more complication on top of the splintered mess we already ave to deal with?

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"Baby Factory" adage?
pseudoid   7/9/2014 2:42:43 PM
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The old management joke used to be to "hire 9 mothers to achieve 1 newborn/month". [no disrespect intended]

"We can't seem to break the 18- to 20-month cycle for hardware development; software is at 3.5 months," [Gabriel] said.  I knew such long HW cycles applied to car manufacturing (etc.) but sounds exagerated for Ara modules.

I laughed at the idea of a cigarette lighter module.  I think I will go and crowd-source for a typewriter and a slide rule module. :)



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