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Global search engine and tech giant Google is ready to go where no other global tech giant would like to enter. It will launch a brand new range of devices which will include dishwashers, light bulbs, thermostats and basically anything which has an electrical connection to it.
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Sounds similar to what Sony once believed it could do with the Cell processor.
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For a moment there, I thought it would be possible to fold on your phone or tablet lol

Which would be totally unpractical, since the battery would be dead in 20 minutes.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
For a moment there, I thought it would be possible to fold on your phone or tablet lol

Which would be totally unpractical, since the battery would be dead in 20 minutes.
Why? Connect your device to power line and contribute the science.
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I just had one of those weird moments where I imagined Google slowly transitioning into Umbrella.
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Well, that's one way to achieve Linux world domination.
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I just had one of those weird moments where I imagined Google slowly transitioning into Umbrella.
Haha.

I know all this home automation and communication has been around for awhile. Google may be the one with the power to actually make it happen and make it standardized (there's 2 standards afaik atm).
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Haha.

I know all this home automation and communication has been around for awhile. Google may be the one with the power to actually make it happen and make it standardized (there's 2 standards afaik atm).
Exactly. Google could bring home automation into the mainstream. Although, I worry about how much all of this will cost. I presume that they will be using a very stripped down version of Android, so hardware cost should be manageable.

I'll have to keep my eye on this. Hopefully when I am ready to buy a place of my own this will be ready.
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This scares me a little
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This is just the beginning....

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haha and so it begins!

But really sounds cool, I'll be keeping my eyes on this.
    
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