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

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[–] [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