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François Beaufort
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There are no "Services" in the "More Settings" section in the Google Home app on my Pixel phone. Do you folks know if there's something I can do to see it?




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+Sebastien Gabriel, Chrome OS Designer, shares once again a lot about his work on the Chrome OS system menu.

Have a look at http://sebastien-gabriel.com/work/chrome-os-system-menu if like me you're interested in the greedy details!
It's been a while since I published anything on my dribbble profile. Time to correct that with a shot of the new ChromeOS system menu update. https://goo.gl/swc6IL.

This update launched in ChromeOS 56 brought a refreshed shelf, new Material design ripples, a completely revamped and pixel perfect status tray and system menu as well as a new panel for our newly supported input device, the stylus, launched for the first time with the Chromebook Plus and Pro.

You can see more about that in the post or directly on the dedicated page on my portfolio: http://sebastien-gabriel.com/work/chrome-os-system-menu.



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+Kenneth Rohde Christiansen talks about some amazing Web APIs we have now and soon such as Web Bluetooth, WebUSB, Shape Detection, Web NFC, and Generic Sensor.

Check out his slides at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rE2ktmHeag5M7H2xl4QjD6_B3L3TrxkxCqwbFpHFEbk
Interested in learning how to connect your web apps and sites to smart devices around you? Or just learn how you can access sensors on your phone, read bar codes or NFC tags? Well, if that is the case, my presentation from NG-NL is finally online - so enjoy!

#gde #web #chrome

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Chrome 58 now allows you to read and write to Bluetooth GATT descriptors on Android, Chrome OS, and Linux. Note that Mac is coming soon.

I recommend you go play with the new read¹ and write² descriptors samples and try those with the updated BLE Peripheral Simulator³ Android App that includes a standardized Health Thermometer GATT service with GATT descriptors.

¹ https://googlechrome.github.io/samples/web-bluetooth/read-descriptors-async-await.html
² https://googlechrome.github.io/samples/web-bluetooth/write-descriptor-async-await.html
³ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.github.webbluetoothcg.bletestperipheral
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The Chrome team has just published Web Bluetooth Final Origin Trial Results as the API completed its Origin Trial in Chrome 55, and shipped in Chrome 56.

In this document, you'll learn about Developer interest, Developer feedback, Lessons learned, and some User Metrics Analysis.

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/102vNbhNElpnN65J3Y5mfV1zgdzSJZwi9SSvIHap7nFU/edit

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Material reDesign of the chrome extensions page now features brand new cards for all extensions and apps in the latest Dev update.

Want to give it a try? Go to chrome://flags/#enable-md-extensions, enable the flag, restart Chrome and enjoy!

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2707083003
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Chromium open-source project has hit version 59 last Friday and here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- Approximately the number of days in two lunar months
- A regular icosahedron¹ has 59 stellations
- Fifty-nine is the number corresponding to the last minute in a given hour, and the last second in a given minute
- The number on a button commonly worn by feminist activists in the 1970s; this was based on the claim that a woman earned 59 cents to an equally qualified man's dollar
- The TI-59 was a programmable calculator

¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icosahedron

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/750328
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Paul Stone recently came across an interesting Bluetooth LE device that he decided to reverse-engineer for fun. In the blog post below, he outlines some of the tools and techniques he used to reverse-engineer the BLE protocol for this particular device, and show how he used the new Web Bluetooth API to write a webpage that can connect to and control it.

Check out https://www.contextis.com/resources/blog/hacking-unicorns-web-bluetooth/

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The ability to enable/disable HTML Encrypted¹ Media aka "Allow sites to play protected content" on sites like Netflix for instance is now available on all platforms in Chrome Dev Channel. This checkbox was only shown in Chrome OS and Windows before.

¹ https://w3c.github.io/encrypted-media/

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2682653005
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I have to admit the stylus of the Samsung Chromebook Plus is pretty cool. One thing I like is the "Magnifying glass mode". This allows me to use the stylus to see something up close and make part of my screen bigger as you can see below.

Learn more about the different features by reading "Use a stylus with your Chromebook" support page at https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/7073299?p=stylus_help
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