Thursday, January 25, 2018

One Minute Blog: What Could Google’s Acquisition of Redux Mean for Future?

Redux builds technology that uses vibrations to turn surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers or provide haptic feedback. Haptic as an adjective means "related to the sense of touch."

Simply put, this technology-
  • could potentially turn phone surface to speakers
  • could eliminate the need of having any buttons on the phone.

The technology uses signal processing algorithms to direct tactile sensations at specific touch points throughout a device's display. Actuators then deliver different effects to different fingers simultaneously, with the result being a "feeling of pressing a mechanical button or moving a slider control underneath your fingertips on the screen with button click effects coming directly from the display."

What this could mean for future is-
  1.  Future phones could be even more compact. No need for micro-speakers and releasing valuable internal space for extending battery or other components.
  2. Google gets the lead when in future instead of wifi sound will be used to transfer data. Yes, there’s already a buzz around such tech
  3. Potential for future phones being speakerless and button less and bringing new experience including making phones truly water-proof.
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In One Minute or Less

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word- Simplicity.

Most likely you get an image of something that's uncluttered, doesn’t require much effort to understand and retain.
Martin H Fischer once said-
"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."

Simplicity is more a need of hour now than it was ever before in the history of mankind. We as human beings are biased towards complexity for some reason. We tend to find "complex" more credible than "simple". 

In our worlds dominated by technology and always alluring screens, we gulp content from all the sources at a pace that is never-ever experienced by generations before us.

We are at a dire need to uncomplexify our lives more than ever. And to do my bit towards this, i intend to stand this short blog series called as "In One Minute or Less".

My mission with "In One Minute or Less" series is to present seemingly complex topics while embracing simplicity. Human beings can read close to 250 words per minute on an average and my intent is to keep the content i produce just within that range.

Been always inspired with this immortal quote from Leonardo da Vinci:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." 

And to achieve that sophistication is my mission with this series.