Tracking the Disruptions of Technology Convergence

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Douglas Alexander
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Douglas Alexander   1/14/2013 8:37:48 PM
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@Flyingscot...Liquipel demonstrated an iPhone submerged in water to show how robust their process 2.0 is. As this is an advance over the previous process, it looks very promising as the conformal coating is not visible to the naked eye and seems to add no appreciable weight to the product being treated. I imagine they will be approached by several OEMs who want to sell off-the-shelf water resistant products.

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Vegas_Martin   1/14/2013 3:00:16 PM
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Actually, FlyingScot, Liquipel announced its new guarantee last week during CES. I'm not sure how to easily insert a link here but if you just Google "Liquipel guarantee" for News, you'll find plenty of stories on it.

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Douglas Alexander   1/9/2013 6:17:52 PM
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@Flyingscot...I called them and they did not want to claim waterproofing but water resistance. In fact if you drop the phone in the water, they have a booklet that tells you how to dry the phone out before turning it on again. My daughter dropped her phone in the water and even though she did not have a Liquipel treatment, she buried her phone in a bowl of rice overnight and then was able to use the phone the next day. I think the web may have a list of various materials for this purpose, but Liquipel has conducted lab experiments that increase the phone's water resistance such that the phone can be used in the rain without incident.

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Wale Bakare   1/9/2013 4:55:20 PM
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The truth about the ongoing disruptive task of technologies seem very limitless. The only thing left for the investors now to think ahead, they are numerous emerging innovations for money makers especially now that both the poor and rich becoming technology cracy.

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FLYINGSCOT   1/9/2013 1:44:28 PM
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Liquipel sounds interesting.  I wonder if they offer a guarantee on their "waterproofness".  I imaging not.

I believe today's thinktank is a gloabl organism consisting of billions of people logging on to the web and exchanging ideas and learning new tricks.  Our growth in all things novel should really be exponential compared to what it was 40 years ago when comms were not so prevalent.

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Douglas Alexander   1/8/2013 4:59:18 PM
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@Barbara...Great point. It would be fun to imagine what an all-in-one product would look like and the user interface. E-Waste would be cut way down and this is a concept worth its own blog. Very cool idea.

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Barbara Jorgensen   1/8/2013 4:01:30 PM
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Life would be a lot simpler if the technologies we already have devices for -- audio, video, photo, phone, computing etc. would converge on one device. They eventually will. From the manufacturer's standpoint, selling three devices -- a cellphone, tablet and PC -- generates sales. From the consumer perspective, it generates e-waste (and maybe debt.) The form factor for such a device is still missing, though, we'd need something around cell-phone size.



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