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  1. jonny hankins
    jonny hankins at |

    How do you think the UBUNTU system will fare this year Amanda, do you think it will come to rival the others in the mobile phone market? Is Android going to feel the pinch, or is it too late?

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      I think we will just have to wait and see!

      Apple turned the mobile telephone into the smartphone (a phone, PC mash up) and from what I understand Ubuntu are aiming to turn the smartphone into a device more similar to a PC than a phones.

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  2. Nishadha@Diagramming Blog

    When I’m searching I love the knowledge graph, but as an marketing I don’t like it that much. It is cutting into website traffic for most long tail keywords, especially ones associated with name searches. I guess adapting is the only thing you can do :( .

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    1. Christopher Roberts
      Christopher Roberts at |

      “but as an marketing I don’t like it that much” – how do you mean? Do you feel it makes it harder to rank well then?

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  3. Michael Bartlett
    Michael Bartlett at |

    Amanda- Nice article! I’m going to be looking forward to the Gooogle glasses development. I think it will be really cool and it’s one of those things that sounds “futuristic”, but yet it will probably be out within the next couple of years. The self driving cars sounds crazy as well, but it is definitely becoming a reality. It’s amazing how fast technology is evolving.

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    1. Christopher Roberts
      Christopher Roberts at |

      I think you need to get in the queue Michael! They would be pretty cool if/when they are made…

      Personally I think they are likely to be designed as a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth attachment for your smartphone, if they do happen – I don’t think they will work independently, but who knows :-)

      Thanks for the comment, welcome to the blog!
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  4. Mike@Phrases and Sayings

    I’m really looking forward to the self-driving cars that Google’s working on. I’ve seen a few videos on them already and I’m always impressed by how the car handles itself on the road.

    Moreover, I understand the car needs to see what’s happening around it at all times, but that giant spinning thing on top of the car is quite an eyesore! However, I’m guessing the car is not fully finished as of yet and that aspect of it could change in the final design. Even if it didn’t, I wouldn’t mind much anyways because the idea of a self-driving car, even if it’s not a very attractive one, is awesome!

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    1. Christopher Roberts
      Christopher Roberts at |

      If you are inside the car, you probably wouldn’t even notice the roof mounted camera.

      I would agree it is an interesting concept, but I think that the day we are all driving around in self-driving cars is a very long way away yet! We need safer roads, and more reliable computers first. Also, what if someone wants to fix their own car, accidentally tampers with it, and it goes wrong, creating havoc on the roads? Just a thought :-)

      Welcome to the community Mike, good to have you on-board, and thanks for the comment!
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  5. Neil@Sydney Web Design

    The Google glasses sound interesting. I wonder if they will be gathering info about the wearer at the same time as giving information about the environment.

    I also like the idea of self driving cars however I would be a bit concerned about how a self driving car would react in an emergency. How does the car decide between 2 difficult decisions as opposed to clear cut situations.

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    1. Mike@Phrases and Sayings

      It’s worthy to note that the Google self-driving car has driven over 300,000 miles without an accident, according to Google’s official blog, so they seem pretty safe.

      What I’d be worried about is that because the cars are driven by artificial-intelligence software, there’s always a possibility that the software can malfunction or have an error of sorts, and then what? Currently, it looks like there is an override feature where a human can take control of the car if things start to go awry, so that’s nice. I just hope that feature remains intact in the final version.

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      1. Christopher Roberts
        Christopher Roberts at |

        Maybe it’s not the car we need to worry about, maybe its other drivers reactions to it…

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