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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses 355

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New submitter waspleg sends news of a letter Google sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission in which the tech giant laid out its vision of an ad-filled future. They wrote, "We expect the definition of “mobile” to continue to evolve as more and more “smart” devices gain traction in the market. For example, a few years from now, we and other companies could be serving ads and other content on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches, to name just a few possibilities. Our expectation is that users will be using our services and viewing our ads on an increasingly wide diversity of devices in the future, and thus our advertising systems are becoming increasingly device-agnostic."
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

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  • Re:Nope. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Obfuscant (592200) on Wednesday May 21, 2014 @04:40PM (#47059959)
    Or "Cyan toner low", or "Fuser needs replacement" or any number of other status outputs. Or to make setting the IP address parameters easier. Or to display help to the newb user who needs to change a toner but doesn't know how.

    Simple stupid inkjets plugged into one computer don't necessarily need a screen, but a good networked one does.

  • Re:Nope. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Obfuscant (592200) on Wednesday May 21, 2014 @08:54PM (#47062219)

    I can diagnose that too.

    It helps if you quote at least enough context so people know what you mean by "that".

    If the browser won't connect, it's power or network. The lights let me decide which.

    Yeah, the little lights will tell you that the subnet mask is set wrong, or that the IP address isn't what you thought it was, or that the HTTP port is disabled, or ...

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