You can "transmit data down power lines"
Does anybody remember GE making this Tech for home landlines just repeat this on a larger scale and add repeaters
Oh P.S they also use for home networks !!!!
Over the next year, more Street View cars will collect sensor data about the levels of methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, black carbon, particulates and volatile organic compounds around the Bay Area.
The data will add another layer to Google's maps of the world. If this data is released to governments and the public at large, it will provide more insight beyond the air quality measurements that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state departments of public health and the environment currently gather through stationary monitoring stations.
When Google+ launched over 4-years ago, the idea was to both promote a new social network, and create a unified account system and social spine for all things Google.
As this latest blog post from admits, they didn't get it all right. Google+ the identity layer was forced on people who had no desire to use the network; integrations with the network became nearly ubiquitous across properties; the 'social spine' became a privacy nightmare for some people; and the effort became at times so obnoxiously in-your-face it soured people on both the social network and the larger ecosystem.
In short, Google+ was the branding equivalent of New Coke. Much like the Coca Cola Corporation, Google is recognizing this, as recent deintegrations (removals of Google+ features from other Google properties) have shown.
Now the final, major step will be made: instead of Google+ accounts, Google will now simply use Google accounts, which by themselves aren't tied into social anything, private and unsearchable.
So is Google+ dead? No, fortunately not. While the Google brand reverts to Google Classic, Google+ will finally receive the type of focus many of us suggested it always needed: no longer a would-be "Facebook killer", the network can now presumably focus on what its most passionate users agree it is good for: discovering great content and accounts to follow (i.e. Twitter without the obnoxious limitations and fewer bots).
Google+ (the social layer) is Dead. Long live Google+ (the network)!
A) Set up an "out of office" auto-responder and triage my email every night
B) Set up a tool to hide it but archive it all to go through on return
C) Set up a tool to delete it all and start afresh
What do you do?
Next up: whether the legislature passes reforms to some of the nation's weakest public records laws.
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