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The Android Wear design team just published some high resolution posters that contain the design specifications for most Wear devices out there right now, including physical size, resolution, and density bucket.

The image files are huge, but very high quality, and the kind of thing you could print out and put on your wall, and use to sketch on while coming up with new ideas.

Visit the design site for the files, as well as other great resources to support the creation of beautiful apps and watch faces for Android Wear http://developer.android.com/design/downloads/index.html#Wear
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Smart watch-curious? Use an iPhone or Android phone? The number of watches you can use just went way, way up:

Announced today were 4 new Moto 360 watches, 2 sizes of the new Asus ZenWatch2, and 6 different combos of the Huawei Watch. I'm very psyched about this – it is a culmination of a lot of work from our partners and the Android Wear team.

Also, especially for women and men with small wrists who felt that previous watches were too big or bulky for them, the new Moto 360 for Women, Moto 360 42mm and the small Asus ZenWatch2 are very much worth a close look.

See this link for more details, including more links to pre-order a watch:
http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2015/09/android-wear-new-watch-styles-and-sizes.html
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some pretty stylish choices.
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Brand new watch faces for #AndroidWear!
 
Adorable, elegant or fierce. Wear what you want with new #AndroidWear watch faces from +Angry Birds, +Bang & Olufsen, +Cynthia Rowley, +GEOX, +Hello Kitty, +Rubik's Cube and more https://goo.gl/0ityjc
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I love what you guys do +Brett Lider​! :)
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Nice behind-the-scenes on the origin and creation of Material Design. I'm proud to have played a role.
A behind-the-scenes look at building Google’s visual framework.
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Now I wish it was actually named "quantum paper."

Oh, and am I the only one who find the "button moves up in z-space when you press down" thing weird? The explanation in the video didn't really change my mind much on that, since a magnetic attraction would start before you touched the screen, ideally. (maybe if it did that with Samsung's hover detection...)
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Welcome to the new google.com/design

Much has happened in the year since we launched Google Design and introduced our material design framework at Google I/O 2014. To capture all the design work happening at Google and around the community, we’ve given google.com/design an exciting refresh — adding a host of  new guidelines and tools, as well as written and video content. The goal is to provide a new perspective on our design process and ample opportunity for cross pollination. We hope you enjoy the the new site, and we look forward to hearing your feedback right here on Google+!
At Google we say, “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” With this in mind, we seek to design experiences that inspire and enlighten our users.
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Now that it is warmer out, I have the tan lines to prove it.
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Now even easier to go hands-free with #AndroidWear: new gestures, speaker support, and more. http://goo.gl/HwvqKN 
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+Brett Lider ok, thanks for the info. I did that and added some other bugs as well.
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Living out in the country doesn't save you from dealing with neighbors. It just gives you neighbors with guns. Imagine having to live next to this family:

This is the third time discharge from your firearms has hit our house and property. The first incident left a bullet hole in the door by our garage. The second incident occurred last Thanksgiving when birdshot from your skeet shooting activities rained into our backyard. The third, of course, being what we're currently discussing.

"I also ask you the courtesy of not shooting live ammunition in our direction."
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As ominous as that thing looks, and let's be honest... it's meant to look a bit ominous, I'd much rather be living next to it. (For all I know, I do.)

Most gun owners seem to love segregation, walls, and shooting anything that comes near them. Trump wants to build a great, GREAT wall. I say we compromise. They can have Texas. Build a wall around it. Shoot anything that comes near it (no one will even want to, not because guns... just because Texas). While the rest of the US continues to admire tech, and, you know, maybe make it look a bit less ominous.
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The back story on how Google has gotten good at design. Quotes from my awesome colleagues & even a few from me.
Googles transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.
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Sorry, sir. To the Block list you go.
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Yonatan Zunger originally shared to Today I Learned::
 
"Don't Fail," "Worthy-of-Armor," "Battle-Cry," and "Hot Flanks" -- these were the names of actual Amazon warriors. A team of researchers managed to puzzle this out by looking at Greek vases which had "gibberish" inscriptions on them; suspecting that these were actually phonetic renderings of neighboring languages like Circassian and Abkhazian, they handed these transliterations (blind, to avoid bias, and along with some actual gibberish as a sanity-check) to an expert in ancient languages of the Caucasus.

Soon it came out that these were translatable: a scene of two Amazons hunting with a dog said "set the dogs loose!;" a policeman's nonsensical "noraretteblo" was Circassian for "This sneak-thief steals from that man over there!" (The translation seems to lose a bit of its poetry)

And among these, we find the names of individuals. The Amazons were Scythians, and like many modern inhabitants of the Caucasus, they apparently tended to be known by nicknames they acquired over life, keeping their actual names private. And so we end up with the horse-woman "Worthy-of-Armor," and "Hot Flanks," a name which "probably had erotic connotations," in the inimitably restrained language of academic papers.

The journal article itself is forthcoming, having been submitted to Hesperia. I'm looking forward to reading it!

h/t +Steve S and +Sheila Nagig.
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Thanks much to Andrew for advocating for this trail and asking me for my thoughts:

"As someone who regularly leads bicycle commuting rides through this area, the completion of the missing Bay Trail segment in East Palo Alto will be a big boost to recreational and commuter bicyclists,” saidSF2G Bicycle Commuting Club co-founder Brett Lider. “This increased bike traffic makes it even more important to fix the hazardous intersections along Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park that lead to to the new path, especially at Marsh Road, Willow Road, and University Avenue.”
The pieces are in place to build a key link in the San Francisco Bay Trail, providing a continuous bike route through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Given the trail's proximity to Facebook and the lack of housing close to the company's campus, East Palo is also looking to strengthen its ...
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Congrats! Safety is paramount!
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Life not stressful enough? Here's a stressful problem generator to help out!
Need a stressful problem? NOT A PROBLEM. Check it! Your problem is a. vengeful secret. Well, now you need to. deal with it. Yaaaaay, imagination. @dylanwolf.
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Pode me traduzir em Potug ues Brett lider para mim enter obrigado
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This morning, the comic emailed fans some thoughts about his new special, and unwittingly penned one of the best comedy memories we've ever

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Fitness trackers are getting a whole lot more stylish.

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