Thursday, 11 January 2018

Google secretly acquired a Cambridge startup that can turn screens into speakers.

Darren Weaver
Google secretly bought a British tech startup called Redux, which is working on a technology that aims to turn surfaces into speakers, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday.

Founded in Cambridge in 2013 and led by Nedko Ivanov, Redux is aiming to develop products and systems that "enable customisable, high-resolution haptic feedback and speakerless surround sound audio," according to the company's Crunchbase profile.

A report from IBTimes last April said that Redux had achieved a "bending wave" breakthrough that meant it could turn a smartphone screen into one big speaker. At the time, the company said its technology could replace traditional smartphone speakers in as little as two years, freeing up more space for batteries, processors, and other components.
Being a smartphone manufacturer, it's easy to see why Google might be interested in Redux's technology.

By Sam Snead.

Full story at Business Insider.

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