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Android Wear support coming to Google’s Ingress game

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Android Wear support is coming to Ingress, and will begin to roll out sometime next month.
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Happy Imbolc (Saint Brigid's Day) this is a day (much like groundhog day tomorrow) for weather predictions... Also, midway between Samhain and Beltane the cold half of the year is halfway over! 
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+Matthew List & I made similar items to this #TheKingOfRandom project for our kids... we used marshmallows as ammo -- but check out these nails!
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So I broke down and flashed the new 5.0.2 factory image to my Nexus 7 (2012) yesterday.  I'd never sideloaded anything before so this was a new experience for me.  Here's the steps I took in case any of you are interested...

 *PC SETUP* 
1. install JDK make sure you get the right version, especially if you are on windows -- there is a 64 bit and a 32 bit install
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html 
2. set your JAVA_HOME by right-clicking on "This PC" and selecting properties->Advanced System settings->Environmental Variables.  Point to the SDK.  For me the path was C:\Progra~1\Java\jdk1.8.0_25
3. Install the Android SDK.  I just installed Android Studio
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
4. Use the SDK manager (under configuration) to download Extras->Google USB Driver
5. Go to your SDK directory (mine was C:\Users\Eden\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\extras\google\usb_driver) and install the USB drivers (for windows right-click on the inf file and choose install)
6. Download the factory image 
https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images and unpack it (you'll probably need 7-zip or similar)

 *ANDROID SETUP* 
1. Go to settings->about tablet and tap the build number 7 times  This will enable the hidden developer options
2. Go to settings->Developer Options and enable USB Debugging
3. Connect the device to your PC using a USB cable
4. You should now have a notification that you are connected as a media device Tap to change to camera 
5. Accept the prompt to allow USB debugging


 *UNLOCK BOOT LOADER* 
1. Run CMD (the command prompt)
2. change to the ADB directory (your directory will have a slightly different path than mine)
cd \
cd C:\Users\Eden\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\platform-tools
3. verify your device is connected properly
adb devices
4. Now... open the boot loader
adb reboot bootloader
5. once this is loaded you can unlock it
fastboot oem unlock
6. reboot the bootloader
fastboot reboot-bootloader

 *WARNING* This is the point of no return.  Continuing will wipe all data from your device, so if you need to do so, back out and make a backup.

7. At this point Google recommends that you run the flash-all.bat script included in the factory image you downloaded above.  I did this and it left me with a tablet that wouldn't boot at all.  
8. I panicked, hyperventilated, and was generally pretty upset
9. Once the panic subsides, install the factory image directly.  This will vary a bit for different devices, but for the Nexus 7 I ran the following command:
fastboot -w update [image file].zip

10. OK now you wait.  This is a large file, and takes some time. Once it is done your android should reboot normally.  The first boot should also take a while, so don't worry if it seems to be taking a long time

 *REVIEW* 
Pretty scary for a while, but I got through it, and now I have a cool new OS on my tablet.  Yes, the Nexus 7 (2012) is a few years old, and honestly mine was getting sort of sluggish -- but my initial experience with 5.0.2 is that the old tablet is much quicker.  It's not like buying a brand new tablet with the latest hardware, but if you want to get a few more miles out of that old machine, this is a good option.  

Thanks to Android Central for the excellent article
http://www.androidcentral.com/how-manually-upgrade-your-nexus
that helped me through the process.
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This is how most of my days at work go:

http://xkcd.com/1421/
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Hey guys!  My mind is blown at what this little device can do :)  Let me know if you got any ideas from these experiments, and if you liked what you saw?  Thanks for watching, subscribing, and I'll see you in 10 days when we get back in town with the videos on how to make it!! :D
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My son informed me of his chosen profession today... He has decided to be a pirate captain. He still needs a first Maid, you know, to swab the poop off the deck. 
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At the Akron zoo with the +Matthew List and family
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+Matthew List would love this -- unfortunately not available for purchases just yet :(
 
A simple stamp turns a beach into a temporary chess board: http://trib.al/uGkVc63
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My boys (clearly NOT Chinese) are looking forward to this year's moon festival.  It's only fair, my daughter (clearly Chinese) is quick to say "Kiss my I'm Irish" on St. Patrick's day.
 
In some stories, cows jump over the moon. In China, rabbits get that claim to fame —specifically the Jade Rabbit, who lives on the moon with the goddess Chang'e according to Chinese folklore. Our homepage in Hong Kong and Taiwan features the Jade Rabbit for the Mid Autumn Festival.
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As a self-styled technopath, I have choosen to use my powers for fun and profit. I fought crime for a while as a government contractor, but the private sector pays much better. 
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    Programmer/Analyst, 2007 - present
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