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Google X Display Boss: Smartphones, Tablets, Apps Are "Mind-Numbing" 157

curtwoodward writes "Stop drooling over that new iPhone. Put away the fancy tablet. Because the real hardcore nerds find that stuff 'boring' and 'mind-numbing,' says Mary Lou Jepsen, head of the display division at secretive R&D lab Google X. At MIT's EmTech conference, Jepsen said the next generation of 'moonshot' tech is much more exciting and interesting. That includes Google X projects like the driverless car, Project Loon, a stratospheric balloon-based wireless network, and Google Glass."
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Google X Display Boss: Smartphones, Tablets, Apps Are "Mind-Numbing"

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  • Re:This just in (Score:4, Informative)

    by sl4shd0rk ( 755837 ) on Friday October 11, 2013 @10:06AM (#45100977)

    Another manager says their product is really exciting and interesting

    I would agree with you however MLJ is the same woman who designed the display on the OLPC [] which was quite remarkable at the time. It utilized 200dpi color while maintaining readability in direct sunlight while not being a crippling drain on the battery. Although google may pay her to hype up "Google X" , she is quite talented and innovative. It would be wise to give her the benefit of the doubt.

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