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Love me some movie studios...
Leaked Sony e-mails show states' top lawyers and studios are closer than ever.
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I've worked with Shawn for almost three years. Great write up on Apple and Wallet
 
Apple's Catching Up

In some areas, at least. Others are talking about the rest, but I want to talk about Pay, since I know more than a little about smart cards, NFC and phone-based payments.

In case anyone is thinking that Apple's approach is somehow novel... it's not, really. It's a mixture of Google Wallet v1 and Google Wallet v2, plus Touch ID.

Apple learned from the failures of Google Wallet v1 in that what they're offering is a proxy card solution, not a native card solution. What that means is that rather than loading, say, the details of your Chase card on your phone, instead Apple provides a proxy credit card (actually a series of one-time use cards) which is delivered to the merchant, and they route the charge to a credit card from your iTunes account.

Google Wallet v1 took the other approach, but that caused it to be limited to the issuing banks that worked with Google to enable their cards. That was too limiting, so Google pioneered the proxy card approach for v2.

The other thing v1 did was to load the card information into a secure element, a separate dedicated secure processor in the phone. This was great for security but limited the phones that could use Wallet to the intersection of (a) the set that had secure elements and (b) the set whose actual owners (carriers) allowed Google to use their secure elements. Since Google was unsuccessful at convincing carriers to cooperate, for v2 they changed to a different approach which doesn't require the secure element. The reason carriers didn't want to play ball with Google, BTW, is because they wanted to compete (see ISIS, now renamed SmartPay).

Apple, of course, makes all iPhones, so it can simply inject its keys into the secure elements in them, making Apple the owner of all those SEs. Carriers don't have any technical way to block Apple from doing what it likes with them, and of course Apple has given carriers any say in how the iPhone works.

The one area in which Apple has done something new-ish is to require touch ID authentication for purchases. That was a fairly obvious step given that they've already got the fingerprint scanner in place. Google Wallet will undoubtedly do the same when there are enough fingerprint-enabled Android devices to make it worthwhile. Personally, I keep my Wallet set to be wide open. In practice, that's most convenient and not really risky.
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ALS ice bucket challenge.... Your turn +Mike Borst and +Mike Luke
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Smart thinking to put rope on the buckets!
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w00t!  This is super exciting, a project I've been working on for some time!
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Does anyone have a solution to edit EXIF data using photos stored in Google Drive on either an Android device or on a Chromebook?

There are a couple Android apps that can edit EXIF data but storing to drive is largely broken on these apps.
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I have had good luck sharing files to the drive app.
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I'm not sure what to think about this. If nothing else it unlocks your play balance to use in all kinds of ways. Which is definitely a good thing.

However to some it will feel underwhelming. I can definitely relate to that sentiment. Hopefully, like a lot of Google products, we will launch and iterate on this just like we do for our less physical, online properties.
 
The Google Wallet Card.

For those that use the Google wallet feature to pay for things with your smartphone you now also have the option to get a Google Wallet Card upon your request, your free card should arrive in 10-12 days.

There are no fees to order and activate the Google Wallet Card. Use your card to instantly access your Wallet Balance and make purchases at millions of MasterCard® locations.

The Google Wallet Card is a plastic MasterCard debit card, funded by your Google Wallet Balance. Each Google Wallet user may have one Google Wallet Card to help spend his or her Wallet Balance in even more places.

The Wallet card will let you pay for items at any retailer, even those that don't have the little NFC kiosks Wallet has thus far relied upon. The charge should be relayed to your Wallet account just like you had used an NFC phone. It's unclear if that's just the Wallet balance, or if cards are included too. This fits nicely with Google's strategy of uncoupling the NFC payments in KitKat from the hardware secure element. Google is really making Wallet easier to use on multiple fronts.

For those not already using Google Wallet the convenience is not having to carry credit/debit cards or to simply use it as an alternative to PayPal. Will any of you be getting this card, I just ordered mine just to test it out? Though so far this seems to be only available for the U.S. market...

More info: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/the-physical-google-wallet-card-is-real-and-you-can-order-one-now

Video: http://vimeo.com/44986867

Get your card at: http://www.google.com/wallet

Image credit: Ryan Howard (Image used as an example and not of an actual card.)

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Brilliant.
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The University of Michigan signed football Coach Brady Hoke to a new seven-year contract this morning. According to local reports, the new deal will take effect at the end of this season, meaning Hoke will coach the Wolverines though the year 2021. In a campus press conference Michigan ...
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I think they could up the ante by passing the hat in Columbus.  I could find a few $ in the budget for a 'Brady Hoke contract for life fund'.
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I'm looking for a small footpring, fanless PC to run Win7 on (I already own the license for win7).  I'm not particularly in need of a huge processor (doing light CAD work), and trying to keep my costs modest (~$200 for the barebones).

Does anyone recommend anything in particular?  Zotac, Asus and Intel (NUC) all have products in this space, are they good?
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Maybe something like this?

https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/
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I originally thought Microsoft was going to start encrypting the file contents. That would be interesting news. However that isn't the case. They are only now getting around to turning on SSL (TLS) sockets on their OneDrive service!
 
Microsoft has announced it is adding new encryption support for its OneDrive cloud storage service and its Outlook.com email website, along with the opening of its first Transparency Center.
Microsoft has announced it is adding new encryption support for its OneDrive cloud storage service and its Outlook.com email website, along with the opening of its first Transparency Center. For OneDrive, Microsoft says it is adding Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) encryption support. The company stated that this system will be available via the OneDrive.com website, along with its...
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As I understood this, they're turning on PFS on OneDrive, and TLS on Outlook.com, but OneDrive was already using TLS.  However, tech reporting being what it is ...
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Easily add your bank account with our new instant verification feature. With no more waiting, you can quickly and easily send money for free with the Google Wallet app.   #Googlewallettips  goo.gl/2hpoNI
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The first taste of summer! 
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How cute!
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Kit Kat spotted for the moto x. This is a great sign!

http://phandroid.com/2013/11/06/moto-x-kitkat-leak/
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At minimum. +Verizon Wireless kills updates like this.
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Education
  • Ohio University
    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, 1995 - 2000
  • Sylvania Southview High School
    1991 - 1995
  • McCord Junior High
  • Central Elementary
  • Sylvan Elementary
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Kentrox
    Director Software Engineering, 2009 - 2011
  • Applied Innovation
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2009
  • Buildlinks
    Software Engineer, 2002 - 2004
  • Nortel
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Toledo, Ohio - Raleigh, North Carolina - San Jose, California - Columbus, Ohio
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This was a simply fantastic experience. We scheduled a 4 hour trip. Our guide was very experienced, friendly and personable. The whole shop felt professional yet family run, from the guide to the person taking our reservation. Great experience, will definitely do it again.
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When we moved to Westminster I began looking for a new car place that I felt I could trust for basic maintenance needs (tires, brakes, oil changes, etc). I landed at Tires Plus thinking it was going to be a short term stay until I found the place I really wanted to be. Turns out it was tires plus. Service is really good, prompt, estimates don't get magically inflated and they seem to be straight shooters.
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Great barber shop, fast and friendly. If I remember correctly they only take cash, and they don't take appointments. Other than that very good haircut.
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Love their burgers. The tuna is fantastic as is the portabella mushroom burger.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Great beer and whiskey menu. A classic tavern food menu, great fries, burgers, fish & chips. Staff was really friendly and very prompt.
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This is always dependable food. Great food, friendly service and nice atmosphere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I've never found dealerships to be very helpful, courteous or overly friendly. My experience with Go Honda has been completely different. Very helpful, very communicative and trustworthy. The costs were also very competitive with other places I price compared.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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