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+Google Glass​ 2.0: New patents give us a glimpse of what's next. #wearables #smartglasses 
Google is hard at work designing the next hardware iteration of Glass, but not many details have surfaced regarding what the next generation be capable of nor what it will look like. Patents are de...
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Unfortunately +Patrick Jordan beat me with the exact same words I had attached to this story: Stay classy Google
Hear that whimpering? It's probably the sound of an over-zealous intern that's about to have a rather uncomfortable talk with a Google supervisor. Or maybe not. You see, we don't exactly know who at Google approved a Google Maps easter egg involving a giant Android robot.... relieving itself on a suspiciously familiar-looking piece of fruit, but we can't imagine it'll be up there for long.
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Doesn't show for me. The best is when Apple makes Yahoo! default search and then pisses on google without a stupid picture. 
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Cutting corners at work

I think you might appreciate this one +David Cant +Veritas Consulting Safety Services Ltd.
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Well blow me down. Does this mean Android users don't know how to get their mobile devices online? Or that they are too tight event to pay for mobile data?

Or perhaps someone has ported Safari to the dark side?
 
Safari accounted for over half of US mobile and tablet usage in March 
San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday 22nd April 2015: Apple's Safari browser accounted for over half of US mobile and tablet internet usage in March according to independent website analytics provider, StatCounter.

"This emphasises the potential prize in the rapidly growing mobile space for Yahoo, Bing or others if Apple decides to end its default search deal with Google," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter

http://gs.statcounter.com/press/safari-over-half-us-mobile-and-tablet-usage
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+Ben Lloyd I don't think that's what's going on. Like I said above, I think if the results were narrowed to just flagship level smartphones, the Chrome vs Safari numbers would be much more like equal. I think there are just a ton of very low-end Android phones and tablets counted within these sort of numbers. 

I know for sure that I use the hell out of the Chrome browser on all my Android phones, and many of the people I work with, as colleagues or clients, do the same.
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Someone at +The Economist is cutting through the anti-Apple Pay bull
 
Though "Apple Pay fraud" headlines have not been uncommon in recent months, smartphone-based payments are typically more secure than credit cards. Why is that? http://econ.st/1yvHfJ5
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*OMG #mobilegeddon *

Or not.
Google's new mobile friendly algorithm is set to destroy your copywriting efforts once more. Or will it?
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Stay classy Google.
Hear that whimpering? It's probably the sound of an over-zealous intern that's about to have a rather uncomfortable talk with a Google supervisor. Or maybe not. You see, we don't exactly know who at Google approved a Google Maps easter egg involving a giant Android robot.... relieving itself on a suspiciously familiar-looking piece of fruit, but we can't imagine it'll be up there for long.
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A genuine attempt to kill the Pebble (in much the same way Apple has severely wounded Fitbit), or simply someone who cannot follow instructions about the Apps submission process?
We have just had the latest version of our SeaNav US iOS app rejected by Apple because we support the Pebble Smartwatch and say so in the app description and meta-data (we also state in the review notes that "This application was approved for use with the Pebble MFI Accessory in the Product Plan xxxxxx-yyyy (Pebble Smartwatch)".
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Having read the whole thread, it looks like a developer being a jerk because he finally got caught flouting the rules about promoting other wearables/services.
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Is anyone expecting to get their Watch tomorrow? My estimated ship date is still some weeks away.
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That is what I'm talking about +Ben Lloyd.
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"Project Fi aims to put you on the best network deliver enhanced tracking features for us to monitor you and your conversations wherever you go," Nick Fox, Google's vice president of communications products, wrote in a blog post.
Google has unveiled its hotly anticipated wireless service Project Fi to prod the telecom industry to make mobile service in the U.S. faster, easier and less expensive.
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Semper fibsters.
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Now you too can play politics at home.
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Top Trumps or opportunity missed :)

Stats like Broken Election Promises, Wars started, Wars ended, Banks broken, Banks made, Shares sold, Debt factor

So much opportunity.
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Lazy blockbusters

So Avengers: Age of Ultron is about a computerised defence system that gains sentience, identifies humanity as the source of war, and assembles a robot army to eradicate every man, woman and child.

I have a feeling I've seen that movie somewhere before.

#terminator   #skynet  
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Yes... was blown the fuck away when I watched it a couple years ago after +Israel Torres​ suggested it to me.
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I am a happily married father to many, and technology freelance copywriter trading under the name of Tech Write. I have 16 years technical experience behind me having worked in support, development, training and management across both public and private sectors.

My role as a writer for Tech Write sees me writing blogs and articles for some of the largest companies in the world and covering topics as diverse as cloud computing, CRM, personal finance, recruitment and hair loss! I also ghostwrite for some of the UK's most successful digital agencies and their clients. I am a specialist technology/technical copywriter but I can (and often do) write about anything.

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