Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's a Sphere! The Inside Story of Nexus Q, Google's Music Hardware Gamble | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Excerpt from an extensive Google Nexus Q overview
"Now Google wants to update this conversation-based music discovery system for the digital age. At its I/O keynote Wednesday, the company unveiled Nexus Q, a sleek streaming-media sphere that’s 4.6 inches in diameter and looks like pop art. Nearly devoid of outward-facing controls, Nexus Q is a puzzle — a satin-coated curio that begs to be touched and examined. But when you gaze into this mysterious black ball that crackles with light, you don’t see the future but rather blasts from the past: a return to speaker-driven audio, along with all the real-time social sharing that vinyl once inspired."
It's a Sphere! The Inside Story of Nexus Q, Google's Music Hardware Gamble | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
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