this post was submitted on 22 May 2024
27 points (96.6% liked)


938 readers
94 users here now

Which posts fit here?

Anything that is at least tangentially connected to the technology, social media platforms, informational technologies and tech policy.


1. English onlyTitle and associated content has to be in English.
2. Use original linkPost URL should be the original link to the article (even if paywalled) and archived copies left in the body. It allows avoiding duplicate posts when cross-posting.
3. Respectful communicationAll communication has to be respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences.
4. InclusivityEveryone is welcome here regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
5. Ad hominem attacksAny kind of personal attacks are expressly forbidden. If you can't argue your position without attacking a person's character, you already lost the argument.
6. Off-topic tangentsStay on topic. Keep it relevant.
7. Instance rules may applyIf something is not covered by community rules, but are against instance rules, they will be enforced.

Companion communities

[email protected]
[email protected]

Icon attribution | Banner attribution

founded 8 months ago

One month after launch of its "smartphone replacement," Humane already seems doomed.

top 8 comments
sorted by: hot top controversial new old
[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

Oh no. Anyway…

[–] psmgx 13 points 1 month ago (3 children)

seeking a price of between $750 million and $1 billion in a sale

Lol what? They're lucky to get 7.5 million, and that includes a lot of handies behind the dumpster at Wendy's

[–] Toto 5 points 1 month ago (2 children)

What makes anyone think that there won’t be AI chips in cell phones very soon?

A cell phone replacement needs to replace the cell phone. Otherwise it’s just another device they expect you to carry

[–] MotoAsh 4 points 1 month ago

There already are matrix (matrix math, not The Matrix) accelerators in flagship phones, let alone all the services a phone can call off to. This product was never going to replace a damn thing.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago (1 children)

What the hell is a "cell phone replacement"? We repeatedly reengineered phones from voice carried over a telegraph wire, to a screen covered with sensors that fits in your pocket.

Aside from a brain implant, what possible innovation is left other than tweaking with hardware and upgrading silicon?

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

That is the one billion dollars question that every one at Silicon Valley is asking.

We now have a clearer answer to that. We know that the answer they are looking for isn't whatever this thing is.

[–] ohlaph 3 points 1 month ago

The grease really improves the stroke.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

They say that hoping that someone will pay a 1/10th of that