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Pixel C can instantly turn your fridge into a smart fridge 😋

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Pixel C can instantly turn your fridge into a smart fridge 😋
Ron Amadeo originally shared:
Fun fact: the Pixel C has enough magnets in it to instantly turn your refrigerator into a smart fridge.

(Review here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/12/pixel-c-review-new-hardware-ignores-an-android-tablets-core-problem-software/ )


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Fabulous and funny at the same time

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Fabulous and funny at the same time


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Whoa, Google+ getting an update? :D

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#PrayForParis

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IBEY :D

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IBEY :D
Marc McCarron originally shared:
Ibey!


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Chrome OS and Android merging???

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Chrome OS and Android merging???

If it does merge, I hope it is the other way around and that Android folds into Chrome and not the other way round as the wall street journal post suggest.

Chrome OS already allows android apps to run via ARC (App Runtime for Chrome) and it works pretty well. My app (simple as it is) required 0 new code to get it running in Chrome. Even though it is not supported on Windows/Mac, it works perfectly well.

Chrome is missing apps. Get ARC working well with Play Services and you have a very power platform.

Also as Chrome was built around always getting updates, you will always have the latest version of chrome, with the latest Runtime version. No need to wait for stupid updates to come your way.

I think one thing that is needed in the Android SDK is better UI elements for HTML and CSS. I think the development in polymer could help and if that is then integrated into the API it will really help.

I don't see the logic going from Chrome to Android. It does…

Great Scot!!! We got to call it back to the pass now

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Great Scott!!! We got to call it back to the past now


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Can L.E.A.N (Light, Encrypted, Ad choice supported, Non-invasive ads) save digital advertising??

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Can L.E.A.N (Light, Encrypted, Ad choice supported, Non-invasive ads) save digital advertising??

About time some advertiser realise that they are screwing up online advertisement, but is it too little too late? I sure hope not. Advertising is key to an open and democratic web. We need it and we need to make sure content creators are getting paid. It is the main reason I refuse to use ad blockers even though they speed up web pages and stop third party scripts from executed (I block flash by default). It needs to be fixed ASAP. 

http://www.iab.com/news/lean/

Getting LEAN with Digital Ad UX | IAB
We messed up. As technologists, tasked with delivering content and services to users, we lost track of the user experience. Twenty years ago we saw an explosion of websites, built by developers around the world, providing all forms of content. This was the beginning of an age of enlightenment, the intersection of content and technology. … Continued
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New app in the play store to fix Sleep of Death issues on some Android device

New app in the play store to fix Sleep of Death issues on some Android device

Pushed out a new application to the play store to help get rid of sleep of death issues on Android Device, or Nexus 4 in my case. Basically made the application for myself and been testing it out with some users who are also having the same issues. After some testing with them it seems to have fix it so why not push it out :)

Linky!!!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tckr.sodkiller

To understand the issue, you can read the Android issue tracker here:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79942

Also code is on github:
https://github.com/richardtan/SODKiller
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The new Google Now launcher looks very cramped on a Nexus 10

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The new Google Now launcher looks very cramped on a Nexus 10


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These are the stories Apple thought were more important than the iOS malware attack in China... Tut tut

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These are the stories Apple thought were more important than the iOS malware attack in China... Tut tut
JR Raphael originally shared:
Remember the discussion about whether Apple would allow critical stories about itself into its own News app?

Yeah -- about that...

(via http://ampressman.tumblr.com/post/129580116674/these-are-all-stories-apple-thought-were-more)


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+Motorola Mobility @motorolaUK refusing to repair my watch - need advise on what I should do Originally shared on the community, but thought I would share it publicly. Not sure what I can do. Been having trouble with the repair centre and this was the third time I had to send it in during a 2 month period... frustrating!!!

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+Motorola Mobility @motorolaUK refusing to repair my watch - need advise on what I should do

Originally shared on the community, but thought I would share it publicly. Not sure what I can do. Been having trouble with the repair centre and this was the third time I had to send it in during a 2 month period... frustrating!!!
Richard Tan originally shared:
Need advise -+Motorola Mobility refusing to repair my watch due to water damage

Been having problems with the repair centre and my watch. I have sent the watch 3 times to the repair centre to get it repaired. The first time was in end of June, second time in August and third time in August again.

The first reason was due to the watch not charging. Motorola fixed it under warranty, but the problem happened again within 6 weeks. Motorola then fixed it again under warranty and when they sent it back they sent it with a defect where tilt to wake did not work. I reported this new defect to them the day after I received the watch and sent the …

Got a Chromebook, then Ctrl + Alt + ?

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Got a Chromebook, then Ctrl + Alt + ?
Google Chrome originally shared:
Love #Chromebook keyboard shortcuts, but can't keep track of them all? Hit "ctrl + alt + ?" for the ultimate cheat sheet. #chrometip


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Buffer Overflow explained, well worth the long read

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Buffer Overflow explained, well worth the long read

Finally been able to read this long article and it is well worth reading. Reminds me of the days when I was trying to understand all the esp, eip, eas (which I have to say I have more or less forgotten haha) but this goes through the consequences of what can happen if you don't check and double check for unexpected cases. Cheers +Ars Technica

Just goes to show, it is damn hard to make things secure nowadays and we need help and tool to help us do it.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/08/how-security-flaws-work-the-buffer-overflow/

How security flaws work: The buffer overflow
Starting with the 1988 Morris Worm, this flaw has bitten everyone from Linux to Windows.
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Great share +Amberdeep Singh​, good excuse to eat more. Yum

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Great share+Amberdeep Singh​, good excuse to eat more. Yum
Amberdeep Singh originally shared:
Eat more cakes.



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+Koushik Dutta Vysor is awesome!!!! Must watch for Android guys! 

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+Koushik Dutta Vysor is awesome!!!! Must watch for Android guys! 


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JUST DO IT!!!

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JUST DO IT!!!
Mike Elgan originally shared:
Where, oh, where, can I buy this motivational mouse pad?

I'm even willing to start using a mouse again. 


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Daniel San is the really bully!!!

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Daniel San is the really bully!!!
John Tedesco originally shared:
It all makes sense now.


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I couldn't have said it better myself -> Tube Strike!!!! Nice rant +Eman Zaman. Maybe we need more driverless trains like the DLR... luckily I am not effected tomorrow as I do use the DLR :D

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I couldn't have said it better myself -> Tube Strike!!!!

Nice rant +Eman Zaman. Maybe we need more driverless trains like the DLR... luckily I am not effected tomorrow as I do use the DLR :D
Eman Zaman originally shared:
I don't even travel on the Tube that much but this article wound me up so much that I had to comment.

Here is my comment reproduced below (feel free to upvote it in the article itself!):
"We're meant to accept all of this because we earn £50k a year."
Do you have any idea how few people earn anything like that amount? You also must know that £50k is only the STARTING salary and it goes even higher - you must be on a much higher sum yourself. I wonder why you put the lowest figure you could. Even then, you must know that this is MORE THAN DOUBLE the starting salary for a soldier, firefighter, nurse, teacher or policeman. But why mention some context in your little one-sided rant.

"But we earn that because that's the going rate for our job…

Pluto

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KFC Pizza, WTF, but at the same time... YUMMY

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KFC Pizza, WTF, but at the same time... YUMMY


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Facebook Moments, interesting way to share photos

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Facebook Moments, interesting way to share photos

The way I feel sharing photos should work. Now get a live mode and link it to an event plus all the necessary meta data and this will be awesome, not something I say a lot on Facebook products. 

Edit 2: Oh yeah they got to improve the upload quality, it sucks so much... 

Introducing Moments: A Private Way to Share Photos With Friends | Facebook Newsroom
Get the photos you didn't take.
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+Thomas Baekdal​ great post on Apple's privacy Nicely written post, however it is a long read :)

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+Thomas Baekdal​ great post on Apple's privacy

Nicely written post, however it is a long read :)
Thomas Baekdal originally shared:
Apple and Privacy, Just like Google

One thing that really annoys me about Apple is how it is using its reality distortion field to twist the message about privacy. Only a week ago, Tim Cook said this:

”I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be. Sowe don’t want your data. “

“We don’t think they’re worth have your email or your search history or now even your family photos data-mined and sold-off for God-knows-what advertising purpose.”

And then, at the WWDC Keynote, they announced the new Apple News app. What does this app do? Well… I quo…

Give me the SSD

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Give me the SSD
Crucial originally shared:
You spoke. We listened. 


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Everyone should use Google Photos! Even for the sake of never losing a photo

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Everyone should use Google Photos! Even for the sake of never losing a photo

Unlimited storage for backups? Check
Great editing tools? Check
Easy to share? Check
Little touch of magic to enhance your photos? Check

Google Photos should be used by everyone! It is a awesome utility that no other service offers, and best of all it is free!!!

However as with anything, things can be improved, here are some of the things I would like to be added to the platform.
Richard Tan originally shared:
Feature Request

+Google Photos

TL:DR - please read the few points below, I think that will be game changing...

Been using the product for a few days and some things I want added back in plus some new interesting features

1. Auto Enhance every photo
This seems to be removed, I like how the old system did everything photo automatically. Seems like it has been removed. You have the code so why not add it back in :)

2. Assistent should be more proactive
What I mean by this is that all new little bits of magic cr…

Project Soli + Holo Lens/Google Glass = FTW

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Project Soli + Holo Lens/Google Glass = FTW

https://youtu.be/0QNiZfSsPc0


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People in Europe are just so stupid, and I live here :-(

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People in Europe are just so stupid, and I live here :-(

Seriously, start blocking ads then we got to pay for the services, plus you are going to put a lot of companies out of business who relies on advertisement... Ludicrous! 

EU carriers plan to block ads, demand money from Google
Blocking scheme arises with net neutrality rules not yet finalized in Europe.
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Google Now showing election updates. Awesome

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Google Now showing election updates. Awesome


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You know in the movies or on a TV show you see an insane and impossible table tennis rally....

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You know in the movies or on a TV show you see an insane and impossible table tennis rally....


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ICYMI Elon Musk is gonna change the world

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ICYMI Elon Musk is gonna change the world

If you haven't seen this yet I thoroughly recommend watching it as this is going to change the world.

Application in the future will not just allow us to run electricity from the sun and be completely self reliant without fossil fuels but will enable us to produce mass amounts of water which can be use to solve the food crisis with a growing population (turn desert into farms), maybe allow us to produce sustainable hydrogen for the next generation fuel for transport.

So many application that we have not even thought about will be possible with this. As he said we have nuclear fusion already, it is called the Sun :)


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New Android Wear update, adds drawable emoji? LOL

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New Android Wear update, adds drawable emoji? LOL

But the Wifi and app launcher are two great features.
Android originally shared:
The latest #AndroidWear  update gets Wi-Fi, gestures, a new app launcher, emojis and more http://goo.gl/CV33D6


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Unexpectedly spent the last 2 hours writing in python for the first time to fix an app engine server...

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Unexpectedly spent the last 2 hours writing in python for the first time to fix an app engine server bug in my android app caused by an open source API that stopped working...

Anyway, it is fixed and is working as expected plus I learnt something new today :)



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BOOM, my Android App is now available on the Chrome Web Store

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BOOM, my Android App is now available on the Chrome Web Store

Just publish my Android application to the chrome web store. Some annoyance.

1. It can only be installed on Chrome OS devices. It is weird because I am currently running this fine on my Mac without any problems (from ARC Welder)
2. It has not linked to my android app yet, which could take time. Need to figure that out...

#ARC#Chrome#AndroidAppDevelopment 

Currency Converter
A simple currency converter designed based on the Android Holo Theme, providing a consistent look across all devices it supports…

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My Android App Running on Chrome using ARC

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My Android App Running on Chrome using ARC

Well that was easy... took literally 5 minutes to do this. Now to publish on the Chrome web store!

#ARC#Chrome#AndroidAppDevelopment 



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Universal fingerprint scanner could soon be integrated directly on the screen, awesome!

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Universal fingerprint scanner could soon be integrated directly on the screen, awesome!

The Verge originally shared:

With this new technology from MWC 2015, your next phone might have a better fingerprint reader than Apple's Touch ID.

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from...

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Pee will strike back

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Pee will strike back

Marie Schweiz originally shared:

Smart move Hamburg <3

Residents In Germany Cover Walls With Superhydrophobic Substance That Splashes Pee Back On Public Urinators

Tired of the drunken revellers who use their streets as one big public urinal, the residents of St. Pauli, the party quarter of the German city of Hamburg, have decided to fight back in a novel way. A St. Pauli community organization coated numerous walls throughout the quarter in superhydrophobic coatings that cause urine to splash back at urinators!

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Universal fingerprint scanner could soon be integrated directly on the screen, awesome!

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Universal fingerprint scanner could soon be integrated directly on the screen, awesome!

The Verge originally shared:

With this new technology from MWC 2015, your next phone might have a better fingerprint reader than Apple's Touch ID.

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from...

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Pee will strike back

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Pee will strike back

Marie Schweiz originally shared:

Smart move Hamburg <3

Residents In Germany Cover Walls With Superhydrophobic Substance That Splashes Pee Back On Public Urinators

Tired of the drunken revellers who use their streets as one big public urinal, the residents of St. Pauli, the party quarter of the German city of Hamburg, have decided to fight back in a novel way. A St. Pauli community organization coated numerous walls throughout the quarter in superhydrophobic coatings that cause urine to splash back at urinators!

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Love this in my microwave. Never will spill porridge again

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Love this in my microwave. Never will spill porridge again



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Everyone should play clash of clans

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Everyone should play clash of clans

Been playing it for over 2 years and it is so playable without paying any money. I only recently made a purchase for gems but that is more to support the developers. I actually haven't used the gems yet 😀

Android Central originally shared:

It's 3 p.m. ... Do you know what your kids are playing? This little Clash of Clans excursion we've been taking started because of one thing: My daughter has grown beyond my control. I gave her the Nexus 7 (2013) to take for a spin, and she, unsurprisingly, ran with it. She has more games… #android

Clash of Clans for Android, as explained by an 8-year-old

It's 3 p.m. ... Do you know what your kids are playing? This little Clash of Clans excursion we've been taking started because of one thing: My daughter has grown beyond my control. I gave her the Nexus 7 (2013) to take for a spin, and she, unsurprisingly, ran with it. She has more games and apps and lord knows what on there than I ever imagine…

Awesome decision to have a free upgrade from Win 7 up.

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Awesome decision to have a free upgrade from Win 7 up.
Ara Wagoner originally shared:

Woo hoo!!!!!!!! 
Windows 10 to be free upgrade for first year for users of Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1

Today on stage at the Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced that customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 will all be eligible for free upgrades to Windows 10. Free upgrades will be available to users running those systems for the first year of Windows 10, and users will get updates for the supported lifetime of their device. Microsoft also announced several...

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Man this is awesome, cheers +Jason Falter for sharing

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Man this is awesome, cheers +Jason Falter for sharing
Man who impersonates Peter Griffin becomes internet star
A New York man who is a dead ringer for Family Guy character Peter Griffin has become an internet star - with footage of him impersonating the character getting millions of hits in just 48 hours.