Google just acquired a startup that transforms screens into speakers
Remember when Apple ditched the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone and it said the reason was "courage"? Yeah, that wasn't the reason. The reason was simple: in the ongoing fight to make thinner smartphones that pack in more and more tech, space is at a premium. Occupying some of that space with a legacy port that serves only one purpose is inefficient, especially when that purpose is audio playback, which can be accommodated by the Lightning port and by Bluetooth.
Of course, Apple isn't the only gadget maker constantly in search of new ways to free up space inside its smartphones and other products. Google just quietly made an acquisition that will give it access to exciting new technology for future smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.
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