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I think by saying what most "reasonable" people would consider new categories, Cook is saying that they are not going to be "absolute" new product categories, such as a wearable device.  Rather, I believe that he is referring to a phablet or a refreshed AppleTV STB that has some new functionality such as gaming.  Either of these would be interpreted by the media and analysts as "refreshes" or iterative changes to existing products, whereas Apple may consider them "new categories."

I could be wrong, but adding the "reasonable people" qualifier has me concerned.  If they were going to introduce the wearable product(s) there would be no question whatsoever as to whether it was a new product category for Apple.  TC is parsing his words here, which is OK.  They can do very well with adding larger iPhones to the line and by adding some gaming capability to the AppleTV.  Then, next year or whenvever the wearable products are fully baked, BOOM -- they roll out those.


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Here comes Apple's answer to Google Glasses!

The iEye!



I spent a couple of hours with GG a couple of weeks ago. The most utterly laughable product ever.
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In all fairness I consider driverless cars innovative. And google glass.

In all fairness, I agree with the comment about Google Glasses.

I think Augmented Reality Glasses is a brilliant idea as long as it is implemented correctly while still giving consideration for an individual's privacy.

Augmented reality via one eye is not a strategy for anything other than developing a squint.
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Tim Cook revealed the company is hard at work on devices any "reasonable" person would consider to be new product categories.

Note: Dumb Analysts, Wall Street lazy ass fatties, android / google losers are NOT considered "Reasonable"!

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In the blind eyes of the media and Wall Street, Apple is the only company not innovating right now.  To them things like the Surface, Google buying Nest, driverless cars, Google Glass, etc., is far more innovative than anything Apple is doing.  Whether or not it has any basis in reality is irrelevant, unfortunately.

In all fairness I consider driverless cars innovative. And google glass.

Lots of companies are working on both driverless cars and the equivalent of Glass. Google's not doing anything unique in either. They're just getting a lot of press attention relative to others, that's all.

Re. Glass, can you tell me what its use(s) could be that will result in tens of millions being sold? I can see some specialized applications -- e.g., teaching surgery -- but little else.

Also, the amount of regulation, infrastructure upgrades, liability/insurance laws, etc. that have to be put in place for driverless cars to become reality suggest that it is many, many years away.

In any event, as a company that gets 90+% of its revenues from search, what's Google's strategy here? How does this help their core business?
post #46 of 220

New category to a reasonable person... so whatever it is, it can not reasonably be considered a phone, tablet, computer or set-top box.

 

Oh my God, they are going to start selling Android devices!

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I spent a couple of hours with GG a couple of weeks ago. The most utterly laughable product ever.

Really?

What a shame.
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Augmented reality via one eye is not a strategy for anything other than developing a squint.

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Untrue.

Also, since when did commercial shipment become the key benchmark of innovation? Only in the eyes of those who don't know any better. There are many instances of innovation when it has nothing to do with shipment of commercial products.

I agree, and I am not aiming this rant at you ... 1smile.gif Yet, when Apple both innovate and ship by the billions at unheard of profit levels, unless Apple ships exponentially more YoY then Apple is deemed a failure. Unless Apple innovates paradigm shifting products bi-annually Apple is a failure.

Apple can't just dominate the profits in world wide sales of computers, phones, music, and now tablets, unless Apple also does this with at least one new category of products no one has heard of every six months, Apple is a failure.

Apple can't just return five of the highest quarterly returns in history of the planet along side only the oil giants and totally eclipse every other tech company on the planet, no, Apple must be suffering from the 'law of big numbers' and Apple is a failure..

Apple can't just have more money in the bank than most countries, Apple has to spend it all on buying other companies, even at massive losses, otherwise Apple is a failure.

Face it, it doesn't matter what Apple does in the eyes of Wall Street it's a failure.

I have to think either, there is some massive conspiracy out there in the financial world or these so called experts, be they so called tech media writers or Wall Street analysts, are in fact nothing more than your basic Apple haters and beyond reason. Clutching their Windows XP PCs, terrified now that they will never get another upgrade from Microsoft and blaming Apple. Their hope for continuing life as they know it resting on Android wiping out Apple or the rising from the ashes of Microsoft so that Office, and their knowledge of how to use it, can once again rule the World.
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post #49 of 220
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I could be wrong, but adding the "reasonable people" qualifier has me concerned.

Agreed. Can someone get this guy media training and a charisma transplant? You don't defend and qualify your new products before you've even introduced them.
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The new product I would like to see Apple develop is an electric analog wall IClock that would keep perfect time through a Wifi connection. The "atomic" clocks currently on the market do not work.
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If a tree falls in a forest, but no one hears it, does it still make a sound?

Leave an audio recorder there and find out.
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post #52 of 220
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I think by saying what most "reasonable" people would consider new categories, Cook is saying that they are not going to be "absolute" new product categories, such as a wearable device.  Rather, I believe that he is referring to a phablet or a refreshed AppleTV STB that has some new functionality such as gaming.  Either of these would be interpreted my the media and analysts as "refreshes" or iterative changes to existing products, whereas Apple may consider them "new categories."
I could be wrong, but adding the "reasonable people" qualifier has me concerned.  If they were going to introduce the wearable product(s) there would be no question whatsoever as to whether it was a new product category for Apple.  TC is parsing his words here, which is OK.  They can do very well with adding larger iPhones to the line and by adding some gaming capability to the AppleTV.  Then, next year or whenvever the wearable products are fully baked, BOOM -- they roll out those.

I was going to say exactly this. The qualifier "reasonable" wouldn't be needed for a watch. A watch would be a new category even for an unreasonable person. Expect only an Apple TV ( ie a set top box) revamped - and possibly renamed - to be a games console.

You get more evidence of Apples future intentions from its SDK than its recent hires. Those hires - like company purchases - are indicative of products down the line. Not this year.

Last year Apple added a lot of new Games API - the games controller, and Sprite Kit - This year it's a console. That's good for me.
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Augmented reality via one eye is not a strategy for anything other than developing a squint.

 

Google Glass isn't augmented reality. Did you actually try them? Making such fundamental mistakes throws a lot of doubt on your statement.

 

RE: Apple, I hope this isn't just an iWatch (haven't worn a watch in 15 years) or a TV (I already have a decent XBMC machine) but some unexpected category none of us can think of.

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I think by saying what most "reasonable" people would consider new categories, Cook is saying that they are not going to be "absolute" new product categories, such as a wearable device.

Cool is not saying that. I think he's just using those words to temper expectations.
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I spent a couple of hours with GG a couple of weeks ago. The most utterly laughable product ever.

Makes sense considering it was manufactured by the most utterly laughable company ever.
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post #56 of 220
Everyone knows MS doesn't create new categories, it follows them, poorly.
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Agreed. Can someone get this guy media training and a charisma transplant? You don't defend and qualify your new products before you've even introduced them.

That's not defensive language, it's more likely carefully chosen language to temper expectations of what's to come, so Apple can work at their own pace and get these products right. And btw, what exactly is "media training", and how would you run the largest company on planet earth? Tim is not Steve and never will be, but what's good about Tim is he understands Apple, understands himself and is a good delegator.

I think they are working on big stuff and are just putting out a few teasers to tell the fuckers on Wall St. that they know what they are doing and to be patient. I see nothing unusual about the words he used there and am confident they're working on great things. Just look at the gap between the first iPod and the iPhone: 6 years. It has been 4 years since the iPad and if you take TV, for example, even Steve shied away from going non-hobby there. Releasing an iWatch is all well and good, but releasing a product that really and truly should exist is a different matter altogether.
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post #58 of 220
It must be hard to have a group of people dissecting your unscripted words...
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The new product I would like to see Apple develop is an electric analog wall IClock that would keep perfect time through a Wifi connection. The "atomic" clocks currently on the market do not work.

The likelihood of this happening is basically zero I would say.

I'd like to see Apple buy Blackmagic Design, incorporate their colour software into FCPX, and use their team's expertise in digital cameras to both improve the iPhone camera and in turn produce an easy to use, plug-and-play, affordable, dedicated cinema camera that is designed to work hand-in-hand with FCPX and is built upon the groundwork done on the Blackmagic cinema camera. This would would sell Mac Pros to many upcoming filmmakers and would make FCPX and even the idea of becoming a filmmaker enticing. They wouldn't do it, but this market is ripe for some real Apple-style innovation.

I'd also like to see Apple make an affordable, dedicated iPad mini-style car entertainment and information appliance they would licence to car manufacturers.
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The new product I would like to see Apple develop is an electric analog wall IClock that would keep perfect time through a Wifi connection. The "atomic" clocks currently on the market do not work.

 

We've had a cheap $15 atomic clock on the wall for 7 years now. Works perfectly. Changes to DST and back again. The only clock that give us trouble at the moment is our iPad v1.

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Google Glass isn't augmented reality. Did you actually try them? Making such fundamental mistakes throws a lot of doubt on your statement.

RE: Apple, I hope this isn't just an iWatch (haven't worn a watch in 15 years) or a TV (I already have a decent XBMC machine) but some unexpected category none of us can think of.

Groan.

Having some trouble following a thread of ideas this morning, eh?
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So laughable that Apple needed them on iPhone from the very beginning? I don't understand why people have to pretend like Google is completely incompetent and Samsung can't make devices people like on this site. It's a weird form of collective enforced delusion.

 

Seriously, I don't get it.

 

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Groan.

Having some trouble following a thread of ideas this morning, eh?


Not particularly. How am I supposed to take you seriously when you don't even know what a product you've apparently tried is for? That's like me saying the iPhone is an elaborate clock and a stupid 'one handed clock idea' will never take off.

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Not particularly. How am I supposed to take you seriously when you don't even know what a product you've apparently tried is for? That's like me saying the iPhone is an elaborate clock and a stupid 'one handed clock idea' will never take off.

Um. One more try. GG has nothing necessarily to do with augmented reality. Got it?

Why don't you tell us what problem it is that GG is providing a solution to?
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Um. One more try. GG has nothing necessarily to do with augmented reality. Got it?

Isn't me that needs to get it. That's exactly my point, so uh well done repeating what I said.

 

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Why don't you tell us what problem it is that GG is providing a solution to?

Certainly. I wear glasses anyway, so that would be no change for me. However I cycle to a lot of places so instantly the navigation options are superior to any competitor. I also receive push notifications with fair regularity, most of which I ignore so having them appear in my field of view without any interaction would be very valuable.

 

GG solves situations where you would normally take out your phone, unlock it, read a notification and then put the phone away again. Those interactions are annoyingly common where your phone is alerting you but you don't care. It also solves situations in which you cannot take your phone out of your pocket.

 

I don't think it's anywhere near a final product, and I doubt I'll buy one until it's pretty damn cheap and looks better, or is stereoscopic and in-field. Pretending like it's a useless product is something that my friends used to do to my Windows Mobile smartphone. "Just use your computer to browse the Internet" etc.

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If a tree falls in a forest, but no one hears it, does it still make a sound? If you have a brilliant idea, but never make a product that effects anybody's life, is that still innovation? "Real artists ship" - Steve Jobs

 

yes a tree makes a sound when it falls in the forest. my point was give them some time (with the driverless car especially). certain regulations must be put in place before this comes to market. And its not like its in the sketching board or anything.. they have done thousands of miles in them perfecting the technology, we have all seen the videos. this thing is coming either by google or (hopefully) by tesla, maybe others. Apple cant even get IOS for the car right in the meantime.
 
the talk was about innovation. And even with iwatch or itv coming to market by Apple someday I painfully have to admit that a project like driverless cars beats the crap outta anything apple is rumored to have in the lab.
 
and if i take the "real artists ship" phrase literally then Apple hasnt shipped sh1t lately either innovation-wise. Hope that changes soon. I believe in apple
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Had those same things come from Apple I guarantee you they would have been dubbed merely 'evolutionary' by Wall Street because we have had cars and glasses for a long time, then AAPL would have gone down.

i wish those things came from apple and i dont give a rats butt what wall street analysts would dub them. We have to agree google is doing some serious inovative work, either cars, robotics, glass ect.. its got its ship steering in the right direction. Apple should step up its game and should invest like hell in providing services. This is were all the money is. I want to see iwallet, improved icloud and stuff like that come to market in 2014

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i wish those things came from apple and i dont give a rats butt what wall street analysts would dub them. We have to agree google is doing some serious inovative work, either cars, robotics, glass ect.. its got its ship steering in the right direction. Apple should step up its game and should invest like hell in providing services. This is were all the money is. I want to see iwallet, improved icloud and stuff like that come to market in 2014

Why are you worried about apple? Apple didn't release the first music player or the first smart phone. If the time is right for driverless cars, they'll get into it. Right now the market for it isn't there so let them innovate their own way.
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Lots of companies are working on both driverless cars and the equivalent of Glass. Google's not doing anything unique in either. They're just getting a lot of press attention relative to others, that's all.

Re. Glass, can you tell me what its use(s) could be that will result in tens of millions being sold? I can see some specialized applications -- e.g., teaching surgery -- but little else.

Also, the amount of regulation, infrastructure upgrades, liability/insurance laws, etc. that have to be put in place for driverless cars to become reality suggest that it is many, many years away.

In any event, as a company that gets 90+% of its revenues from search, what's Google's strategy here? How does this help their core business?

well i can see a lot of specialized applications for google glass, from education to pornography :)

 

so yes you're right driverless cars is for regulatory reasons years away.. so what does that say about the innovative capability of google? shouldnt they be credited for their efforts? can you imagine what a revolution driverless technology will bring to our society? 

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Why are you worried about apple? Apple didn't release the first music player or the first smart phone. If the time is right for driverless cars, they'll get into it. Right now the market for it isn't there so let them innovate their own way.

I am worried cause they are not exciting me much lately. the iwatch is something I am looking forward too. most of all what bugs me is their lack of getting into internet services. iwallet, better icloud and docs, services to capitalize on their half a billion credit cards. thats what i wanna see from apple. what do you see from apple that excites you more than what google is doing?

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I am worried cause they are not exciting me much lately. the iwatch is something I am looking forward too. most of all what bugs me is their lack of getting into internet services. iwallet, better icloud and docs, services to capitalize on their half a billion credit cards. thats what i wanna see from apple. what do you see from apple that excites you more than what google is doing?

But we know they are being worked on. And we know from past experiences that apple takes it's time to release products, but when they do, they include more features than we knew possible...

I don't hate google... I don't like android I think it's a sloppy OS (my brother works for att and gets the free android phone)... And I think google has some amazing ideas they are working on.... I also expect these ideas to be sloppily executed and just do what you would expect them to do...

It might not be a new category but I hate using a code to get in my iPad cause of touch ID... I bring this up because Apple is still doing things that we didn't know we wanted or needed, and that excites me. If we know their history is to release something new every 6 to 7 years average, why not wait till the next product before calling them a dead company?
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But we know they are being worked on. And we know from past experiences that apple takes it's time to release products, but when they do, they include more features than we knew possible...

I don't hate google... I don't like android I think it's a sloppy OS (my brother works for att and gets the free android phone)... And I think google has some amazing ideas they are working on.... I also expect these ideas to be sloppily executed and just do what you would expect them to do...

It might not be a new category but I hate using a code to get in my iPad cause of touch ID... I bring this up because Apple is still doing things that we didn't know we wanted or needed, and that excites me. If we know their history is to release something new every 6 to 7 years average, why not wait till the next product before calling them a dead company?

listen I agree basically with what you're saying.. I have not lost my faith in apple. I believe they still have tricks up their sleeves, hell I am a shareholder..

 

Apple should step up their act in the internet services arena. Its so apparent that this is what they should be doing. And on the acquisition front. I wish they would have bought the likes of a t least one of so many great companies that would have boded well with Apple... netflix, dropbox, tesla, square ect..  

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He said the same thing last year, and all we got were updates of existing products. Tim needs to stop with the red herrings, and focus on actually releasing new products in new categories.

 

its the first time he clearly speaks of "new categories" imo.  All he normally say is "great things"

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listen I agree basically with what you're saying.. I have not lost my faith in apple. I believe they still have tricks up their sleeves, hell I am a shareholder..

Apple should step up their act in the internet services arena. Its so apparent that this is what they should be doing. And on the acquisition front. I wish they would have bought the likes of a t least one of so many great companies that would have boded well with Apple... netflix, dropbox, tesla, square ect..  

I'm actually a fan of apple not buying big companies... I like that they try to outdo what's out there... As far as those companies, my opinions are:

Tesla: cars are a weird thing, you can make the best car ever and still have problems with them in the future, I would rather them not, although I think tesla is doing amazing things.

Netflix: they can just add the ability to rent movies to iTunes... Netflix never has anything you wanna watch anyways lol

Dropbox: I actually don't use Dropbox... I always assumed it was like iCloud?

Square: they can make their own system... But I think they just wanna move away from physical credit cards... But it can't be that hard, I work for chase and they developed their own "square" device.
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I'm confused.  Why would a person have to decide if it was a new product category?  Like a phone with a bigger screen is still a phone, it's not a new product, but a watch, TV, glasses, car, gaming system whatever is a new product line.  A payment option is not a product category, but if it generates revenue who cares what they call it.

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well i can see a lot of specialized applications for google glass, from education to pornography :)

 

so yes you're right driverless cars is for regulatory reasons years away.. so what does that say about the innovative capability of google? shouldnt they be credited for their efforts? can you imagine what a revolution driverless technology will bring to our society? 

I can see why they think ‘hands-free’ could be a business model (what else is there do in a driverless car, wearing Google Glasses). But that’s their strategy? Seriously?

 

What’s the business model in education? Record a lecture? Why? Podcast it from your seat? Why do we need more than one person wearing GG in a classroom then? Watch a lecture? Spend some actual time with that device, and tell me that you can last more than a few minutes: squinting with one eye gets very tiring and painful very fast. And talking to the stupid thing — one looks/sounds like a fool. 

 

At the moment, it’s a solution in search of a problem, poorly implemented.

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I'm actually a fan of apple not buying big companies... I like that they try to outdo what's out there... As far as those companies, my opinions are:

Tesla: cars are a weird thing, you can make the best car ever and still have problems with them in the future, I would rather them not, although I think tesla is doing amazing things.

Netflix: they can just add the ability to rent movies to iTunes... Netflix never has anything you wanna watch anyways lol

Dropbox: I actually don't use Dropbox... I always assumed it was like iCloud?

Square: they can make their own system... But I think they just wanna move away from physical credit cards... But it can't be that hard, I work for chase and they developed their own "square" device.

if they wont buy big companies (and they probably wont) they dont need all that cash building up on the balance sheet, with all the cash they're generating every quarter, they really dont. 

 

About tesla.. yes they are doing some amazing things. I dont get the pont about having problems in the future. If ever there was a market that needed disruption its the car industry. aluminium and glass products, top of the line design, iPad screen inside, top tech, environmentally friendly.. these all shout apple and apple should be thinking big and doing this stuff. Kudos ot Elon for spending his last dime to save this company and make us dream of a better future.

 

dropbox, you should use it and see for yourself..

 

netflix, itunes.. yes they can add the abiity to rent on itunes but they are not doing it.. and netflix is eating their lunch

 

square payments.. make it happen already

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I agree, and I am not aiming this rant at you ... 1smile.gif Yet, when Apple both innovate and ship by the billions at unheard of profit levels, unless Apple ships exponentially more YoY then Apple is deemed a failure. Unless Apple innovates paradigm shifting products bi-annually Apple is a failure.

Apple can't just dominate the profits in world wide sales of computers, phones, music, and now tablets, unless Apple also does this with at least one new category of products no one has heard of every six months, Apple is a failure.

Apple can't just return five of the highest quarterly returns in history of the planet along side only the oil giants and totally eclipse every other tech company on the planet, no, Apple must be suffering from the 'law of big numbers' and Apple is a failure..

Apple can't just have more money in the bank than most countries, Apple has to spend it all on buying other companies, even at massive losses, otherwise Apple is a failure.

Face it, it doesn't matter what Apple does in the eyes of Wall Street it's a failure.

I have to think either, there is some massive conspiracy out there in the financial world or these so called experts, be they so called tech media writers or Wall Street analysts, are in fact nothing more than your basic Apple haters and beyond reason. Clutching their Windows XP PCs, terrified now that they will never get another upgrade from Microsoft and blaming Apple. Their hope for continuing life as they know it resting on Android wiping out Apple or the rising from the ashes of Microsoft so that Office, and their knowledge of how to use it, can once again rule the World.

No disagreement except ... why would we listen to Wall St about whether an organization is innovating or not?

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I can see why they think ‘hands-free’ could be a business model (what else is there do in a driverless car, wearing Google Glasses). But that’s their strategy? Seriously?

 

What’s the business model in education? Record a lecture? Why? Podcast it from your seat? Why do we need more than one person wearing GG in a classroom then? Watch a lecture? Spend some actual time with that device, and tell me that you can last more than a few minutes: squinting with one eye gets very tiring and painful very fast. And talking to the stupid thing — one looks/sounds like a fool. 

 

At the moment, it’s a solution in search of a problem, poorly implemented.

hands free is huge IMHO

with education I meant labs primarily. 

the driverless cars is what excites me the most anyway.

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Augmented reality via one eye is not a strategy for anything other than developing a squint.

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Brilliant.

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