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I like Android Wear, or at least, the user-experience seems very nice. However, my biggest concern from the start (before any devices even hit the market) has been battery life, and it appears that my concern was well-founded.

I think that this is one area where Apple's new "iWatch" (or whatever it will be called) will absolutely decimate Android Wear. It seems very likely that Apple has developed a custom SoC, specifically for their new wearable. While Android Wear devices have been equipped with relatively lower power Soc's (TI OMAP3 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) compared to those used in many of today's high-end smartphones and tablets, the chips in the current wave of Android Wear devices are still fundamentally not designed for wearables, and it definitely shows in the battery life department.

If it hasn't already, a new segment of mobile Soc's is about to form: ultra-low power Soc's designed for multi-day battery life on very small batteries. Apple is likely to have a large head start in this segment, because of their vertical integration. Because Apple is in charge of the end-to-end user experience, I would be very surprised if they didn't design an Soc specifically for their wearable, as it has a huge impact on battery life, which is absolutely vital to maintain a good user experience day-to-day with wearables.
Google's Android Wear platform is an automatic fail right out of the gate because its "all day" battery life just doesn't cut it in a wearable-tech world.
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When does the raptor training start?
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Jedi Cat for a late #Caturday.
 
The Force  x  Internet Cat  =
New Yoda?
Supreme Jedi Master?
Or just another  #Caturday ?
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Appeals court will have the veil of secrecy lifted in targeted killing program.
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The interface may be junk, but at least the media terminals in this Delta airplane run Linux!
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No, it was just booting up when I sat down on the plane.
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+Clint Olsen and +David Reed eat your regex hearts out.
 
Each puzzle contains N questions, but poses N+1 problems.
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A crossword puzzle game using regular expressions. Earn achievements completing puzzle challenges. Easy tutorials for people new to regular expressions.
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It hurts just to think about how horrific this would be.
 
"m0n0wall is probably the first UNIX system that has its boot-time configuration done with PHP, rather than the usual shell scripts, and that has the entire system configuration stored in XML format"

I think they are trying to use this as selling points. To me it reads like a horror novel.
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+Clint Olsen, you might be able to get the Google now launcher working on your transformer using this method.
Google's official launcher was finally released on the Play Store a couple of months ago to much fanfare. Despite being your favorite home screen replacement, it's still not officially available for many devices. Here's how to work around that pesky limitation.
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Check it out, +Clint Olsen, +David Reed  you can now use Chrome Remote Desktop on Android!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.chromeremotedesktop
Securely access your computers from your Android device.• On each of your c...
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Nice! That's pretty slick.  They've also released their camera app on the play store.  Good day for updates :)
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Interesting article. The A7 may indeed be "desktop class," but I have to say that the fact "that there are almost no applications on iOS that really take advantage of the CPU power underneath the hood" seems to be indicative of either compiler inadequacies or just an over-designed CPU. Even Haswell can't decode 6 ops per cycle (it's more like 4-5), and once you go much beyond that, it almost seems like a solution looking for a problem. Most general purpose workloads simply don't intrinsically have that much ILP. Perhaps the problem is one that typical general purpose CPUs aren't designed for? Perhaps some speculative execution? In any case, it's a very curious design decision. Furthermore, while the performance is impressive, it still doesn't seem like "desktop class" performance, considering that Intel's Silvermont and ARM's Cortex-A15 more or less can contend with it (these machines decode 2 and 3 ops per cycle respectively).
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