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Hot damn this is good news.
That heavily-criticized $45 billion Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger? Well, it looks like it's not going to happen after all. Bloomberg reports that
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Almost as bad as the T-Mobile/Sprint merger!

But in the meanwhile... http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/copyright-law-term-extension-federal-budget-748498
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+Bernie Thompson of +Plugable did a quick hands on with #ChromebookPixel  to show off the versatility of #USBTypeC. Great hands on!
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Very very cool implementation of the File System Provider API from +Yoichiro Tanaka. It just works!
 
I have just released a new File System Provider implementation for Dropbox! You can mount your Dropbox directories/files to your Chromebook filesystem, and can access each directory/file from the File apps and many Chrome apps.

If you have Chromebook, install and try this application soon!

BTW, this software is hosted by Github: https://github.com/yoichiro/chromeos-filesystem-dropbox If you have interest in this code, visit the repository.
This application provides File System for your Dropbox storage.
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USB Type-C is a really good idea.
The future of cables is finally coming and it's god damned fantastic. Welcome to USB Type-C.
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Especially when trying to plug in on the rear of the PC without looking :)
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Don't use IE, people...
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Google Fiber: Bonding with Grandpa :60: http://youtu.be/ZkdFRa2Djjw

Hangouts and two Chromebooks make an appearance too. 
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Totally the Onion.
Shortly after Apple debuted its new ultra-thin MacBook this week, Google announced its new Chromebook Pixel 2, which similarly boasts the new Type-C USB port and high-tech trackpad.
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A great and complete explanation of  #USBTypeC  by +Marques Brownlee.
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What with the various product announcements this week, I just want to call out some outstanding work on just one aspect of the new #ChromebookPixel.

2 years ago when the +Google Chrome team shipped our first notebook computer, one of the aspects that we saw huge opportunity for improvement in our product as well as in the whole consumer electronics industry was the charging port... We are where cell phones were in the mid 2000s, with every vendor shipping a unique and incompatible connector, port, and adapter. Tons of unnecessary e-waste, and a significant inconvenience when you switch devices.

Cell phones and other small devices settled on a common standard : USB Micro-b several years ago. However, no such standard existed for laptop computers.

Our team, many of whom appear in this video, worked closely with the USB body to create the new power and data connector and plug standard for the future.

The Type C connector not only replaces proprietary power adapters with one that will work with other vendors' devices (as of now, Google, Apple, and Nokia have announced devices that charge via Type C), it also provides usb data, up to 10gbps, and display out as well, opening up exciting new possibilities of single-cable docking devices.

This is not a Google standard, nor an Apple standard port, but a truly common port that we will hopefully see in everyone's systems very soon.

Very proud of our team for the work they've done here, and for the collaboration with the industry at large. Even among competitors, it's nice to find common ground on tech like this.
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iOS devices have never had magsafe adapters right? So that excuse does not work. I am so happy to see Google planning for USB C for both Chromebooks and future Nexus devices. I am just getting myself the Moto Turbo and am kind of sad that I would have to deal with a regular microusb port for another year and a half! 
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Spot the difference...


Got it? Chromebook Pixel 2013 on the left, Chromebook Pixel 2015 on the right, i7 version.

#ChromebookPixel2  
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+Benson Leung  Congratulations on shipping Pixel 2! I just ordered the i5 version.
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Whoa... Just pre-ordered.
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The future of cables is finally coming and it's god damned fantastic. Welcome to USB Type-C.

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