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

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

Fabulous and funny at the same time


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Whoa, Google+ getting an update? :D

Whoa, Google+ getting an update? :D
Behind The +1: Meet The New Google+ | TechCrunch
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#PrayForParis

#PrayForParis


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IBEY :D

IBEY :D

Marc McCarron originally shared:
Ibey!


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Chrome OS and Android merging???

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 doesn't make sense...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabets-google-to-fold-chrome-operating-system-into-android-1446151134

Alphabet’s Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android
Alphabet’s Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system for personal computers into its Android mobile-operating system, a sign of the growing dominance of mobile computing.
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Great Scot!!! We got to call it back to the pass now

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??

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

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

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...

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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!!!

+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 watch back to them as soon as they sent me a pre-paid postage.

Now they say that the watch is broken due to water damage. You can see in the picture where it is. They are saying that it will be too much to repair it. I ask them the price, they said over £200 to repair... 

I asked them how can the device be damaged due to water if the device is rated IP67 and it is obvious from the screenshot that the watch was never submerged in water for a long period of time. Also it was confirmed by them no crack was on the device.

Prior to this I have reported that I did not trust the repair centre because every time I sent it back it, I ended up sending it back in again and I demanded a full replacement. I will send a complaint letter to them but anyone got any advise on what I can do.


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Got a Chromebook, then Ctrl + Alt + ?

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

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

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! 

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


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JUST DO IT!!!

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!!!

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

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."
And why is it the "going rate"? Because of the complexities of the job, and the years of study and degrees you need? Or maybe because you hold the public and government to ransom, grinding the London economy to a halt until you get what you want?

"That's just what we get. We get no extra money for weekends, starting extremely late or early, or working on bank holidays (with the one exception of Boxing Day)."
Only one Boxing Day off all year... that does seem harsh... but wait, did you neglect to mention the 43 (FORTY THREE) days annual leave that you get? Woopsies; I'm sure omitting that fact wouldn't have made your argument any less powerful.

"Why is it when people moan about athletes, bankers or movie stars earning too much, they're told to stop being jealous, yet when a unionised work force receive a decent pay that they've fought for they're labelled greedy?"
Because athletes or movie stars going on strike for their own selfish reasons does not adversely affect the public. Good on the unions for looking after their members but don't make it out that the package you or on is in any way representative of what train drivers contribute to society as part of the public workforce.

And to address the so-called overworking issues you mention: Why is it that the Tube isn't modernised to introduce efficiency to ease the workload? Because you won't allow it. Why aren't there more drivers to help? Because salaries are crazy, and even then train drivers are only trained from within the unions themselves so the public can't get that job - a nice little arrangement you have going there.

You hold the public to ransom demanding more pay and less hours, and then you complain when the lack of modernisation you are against results in increased work for yourselves. This article's omission of key facts to make the driver's side of the 'story' more sympathetic is pitiful.

Against the Tube strike? Then try spending 15 years as a train driver like I have
When I first became a driver on the Tube in 2001 I knew I would be working unsociable hours, including weekends, bank holidays and nights. But I accepted this as part of my job.
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Pluto

Pluto

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

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


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Facebook Moments, interesting way to share photos

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 :)

+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. So we 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 quote from their product page:

”The stories you really care about. The more you read, the more personalized the News app becomes, refining the selection of stories delivered to your screen so they are relevant to you. Easily share articles with others and save them to read offline. News stays on top of the stories you’re interested in. So you can, too.”

So… how can Apple learn what it is that you are interested in, and deliver that information to you without tracking people?

Granted, at the keynote, Craig Federighi also displayed a slide pointing out the privacy features for Apple News. These included:

Anonymous
Not associated with Apple ID
Random identifier
Not linked to other Apple services
Not shared with third parties
You’re in control

Clearly pointing their fingers at Google.

First of all, this is a weird way of doing things. Not having the news targeting data linked to your Apple ID means that it can’t be used across devices. Your iPhone and your iPad won’t know which is which. And if you buy a new iPhone, you will have to teach your news app all over again from scratch.

What’s the point of that? That’s not a privacy issue. That’s just terrible UX. 

It’s also not linked to other Apple services, meaning that Apple won’t be able to show you news from where you are in Apple Maps, compared to your personal interests. That seems like a weird limitation, and again, poor UX.

Finally, we have the “Not shared with third parties”.

It’s so annoying. Why, because neither is Google
It’s the same thing. Google isn’t sharing anything. No advertiser sees any user data, ever.

It’s like when you advertise in a newspaper. You pay the newspaper to display the ad in the right section. But as an advertiser, you have no clue as to who it reaches. You just know it has been targeted right.

That’s how Google Adwords work.

More to the point, tools like Google Analytics work almost exactly like Apple News. It too is anonymous, not associated with people’s Google IDs, uses randomized identifiers, not linked to other Google services, nor is it shared with third parties. 

Granted, you can add aggregated demographic data to this as well, in which case it does link to Google Adwords, but it’s still anonymous, and you have no way to track that on an individual level.

I get so annoyed by this. Apple is promoting itself as the savior of privacy online, bashing Google and others with vaguely misleading statements along the way.

That said, there are genuine concerns about privacy as well.

For instance, there is a real problem around the whole industry of data brokers. These are companies who are buying and selling user data to the highest bidder, from anywhere. For instance, when you go into Target to buy a t-shirt, they will end up knowing your age, income, social status, your food preferences, and sometimes even your medical history. 

Similarly, when I then go into another store a week later, then they suddenly also know that I bought a T-shirt.

That’s not right. That’s terrible! It should be illegal for companies to buy/sell/share their data. (and indeed it is in my country).

If I go into a store, whatever I do and whatever I buy in this store should be kept between the store and me. It is a massive violation of trust when that store sells this information to others. 

That is a real privacy problem.

This also extends to websites. If I visit a newspaper, what I read should not be bought and sold by other companies. That is an interaction purely between me and the newspaper. 

The newspaper can target me all it wants based on the interaction that has taken place between us. But when I then visit another newspaper, they shouldn’t be allowed to know what topics of articles I read elsewhere. 

This is the whole concept of privacy. 

Apple is doing this right because what it tracks is kept within Apple. Which is good. And that is also how Google works. Whatever you do on Google, stays with Google.

But the rest of Apple PR bashing about privacy is just that, PR.

Look at Apple Music, which will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows and Android. Here you can create your own playlists, follow artists, like, comment and share things.

The only way they can do that is by linking your actions to your Apple ID. How else would it be able to show you the playlist on your phone that you just created on your Mac? How else would it be able to keep track and notify you across devices when there is an update to something you engage with?

So, Apple is using your data, just like everyone else. As Apple says on their site (about Apple Music)

“Enjoy recommendations handpicked just for you or explore everything they find that’s new and noteworthy in the world of music. It’s all yours.”

“Even with a library this massive, finding the music you’re looking for is easy. The intelligent search engine remembers whether you’re looking in your local library or the Apple Music library, so you get results from the place you expect. You can also browse music you’ve looked for previously, and see what searches are trending.”

”Tell us what you like. Discover something you’ll love. When you tell us the genres and bands you’re into, we’ll bring you more suggestions from our experts who know and love music. They’re out at the big shows and the small gigs, combing scenes to bring you emerging artists and deep cuts, and creating playlists that feel like they’re coming from a friend who knows exactly what you want to hear.”

”The more you listen, the better we hear you. When we make recommendations, we consider what you tell us you like. Whether you love a song or not, your feedback helps our suggestions get better and better. But we also pay attention to what you actually play. So if you’re an EDM fan with a secret affinity for big band music, we’ll find you more stuff that swings. And drops the beat.”

How is this not exactly the same as what Google is doing with their services?

Oh, you say. But Apple isn’t using this to sell advertising. Really? 

Here is the description of ad targeting for the Apple News app:

”Monetization of Apple News Format content is simple with iAd, Apple’s advertising platform. When monetizing with iAd, you’ll have access to iAd’s segmentation capabilities, so your advertisers can reach just the right audience within your content. iAd targeting is accurate and scalable, and based on registration data from hundreds of millions of validated Apple users.”

So, when Apple said that Apple news was anonymous, not associated with Apple ID, uses a random identifier, nor linked to other Apple services, that apparently only applies to all the things that aren’t iAds. Because with iAds, they can accurately target your content to millions of Apple users.

Again, just like Google.

Add that Apple recently announced they will support ad blockers in Safari on the iPhone, thus blocking newspapers from earning money that way. While iAds does work in their own news app... well...

This is why I get so annoyed when I hear Apple’s PR machine talk about privacy. First, we have Tim Cook saying: “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. So we don’t want your data.“

Then they launch two new services; Apple Music and Apple News, both featuring individual targeting, tracking and tailoring. Including integration to iAds.

I call shenanigans. 

Both Apple and Google track what you do. Both companies use that information. And both companies that keep information within themselves, thus ensuring your privacy stays intact. 

There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, as they both show, doing this creates much better products for you and me.

Let’s instead focus on the much more important issue of data brokers, and how data from one site is sold or given to others, thus causing one company to know what you did in another store. 

That is the real issue we should be dealing with. Not how data is used between us and the individual companies that we have chosen to be a part of.


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Give me the SSD

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

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 created should automatically be added to the collection. It should not be a user action to save it.

This assistant should be served as what Google has done, not what it has done and then requires a user interaction to keep it.

3. Bring back highlights
This was an awesome feature that helped you just pick out some of the photos (took out some duplicates as well) from so many. Information is overwhelming and having something to have that filter some of the noise out will be helpful. You have the code, just put it back in :)

4. NEW REQUEST - More power given to links
I have been using the link sharing feature which is brilliant. Some things missing is to change the link's title so it is easier to know what they are and also a section that shows what links you have added to your library.

5. Hangouts storage
I would like to have photos shared in hangouts automatically uploaded to Google Photos. When handouts was introduced, it was auto saving the photos but I think last year this was taken out. Not sure why, and again you have the code so just put it back in.

6. Keep the backup folders
It would be cool to have the some of the folder preserved when uploading from the phone i.e. I have a Nexus 5 and I am syncing the camera, whatsapp pictures and whatsapp videos.

It would be good if I have a section that has
 - Nexus 5 Camera
 - Nexus 5 WhatsApp Picture
 - Nexus 5 WhatsApp Video
 - Tablet Camera e.t.c....

7. Web interface missing features
Missing features that the Mobile Apps have. Easy fix I am sure will roll out in the next few weeks/months.

8. NEW FEATURE - Instagram competitor
As the title says, this is screaming out as an instagram competitor. Google knows there is the need for a Stream. But create a place to share high quality images you have a killer on your hands

9. NEW FEATURE - Have a sharing album
I thought about this idea in 2011 and I wanted to build an app for it and I remember seeing Google I/O in 2011 (or 2012 I forgot) the party feature in Google+ that allows users to contribute photos to an event when my heart sank as Google stole the idea right off me. This party feature never took off just because it is hard to get the message across of just how powerful this can be. Even a similar feature like dropbox (carousel) couldn't really promote it. (FYI I did start the project but after a few months did not pursue it as it quickly realised (including Google stealing my idea) it required a lot of work to think of the problems around it plus the insane processing and storage cost to get this working. I actually wanted to use Picasa Web to achieve this but yeah to was too much work and I have a full time job.)

I think Google has a shot at this. It already has a linking tool now, but just image you create an album that allows others to contribute to. It is hard to figure out who can share to it and who can view it (privacy) but I am sure Google can solve it. Just imagine going to a party and having everyone's photos from that party in one place. Then using stories, movies and even the highlights feature you can easily create a perfect montage to that event with 100s of photos from so many people plus adding a social element to it for commenting e.t.c.

Anyway those are thoughts that will really push Google Photo to the next level.


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Project Soli + Holo Lens/Google Glass = FTW

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 :-(

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

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....

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

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

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...

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

Love this in my microwave. Never will spill porridge again



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Everyone should play clash of clans

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 imagined. She's not browsing the Web. She's...

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

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

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.