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The internal chrome://bluetooth-internals page features in the latest Chromium build a brand new section named Adapter where you'll find all information available on the Bluetooth adapter used by Chrome: Address, Name, Initialized, Present, Powered, Discoverable, and Discovering.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2567983007/
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As you may have noticed now, when you open a new tab in Chrome for Android, you get suggestions¹ for websites to visit like recent bookmarks and interesting articles based on your Web & App activity². And if like me, you'd like to see what is under the hood, I recommend you check out the internal page chrome://ntp-tiles-internals/ in Chrome Dev³ where you can see which sources are enabled, get the list of all sites and even update the source of popular sites.

For instance, as you can see below, I've changed the source for popular sites for Belgium websites with https://www.gstatic.com/chrome/ntp/suggested_sites_BE_5.json instead of the French ones (https://www.gstatic.com/chrome/ntp/suggested_sites_FR_5.json).

¹ https://blog.google/products/chrome/chrome-on-android-do-more-on-every/
² https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity
³ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrome.dev&hl=en

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2557103004
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+Brian Sturgill​ "It's gotten to the point that I'll open an incognito window for weird topics, just to keep Google from polluting its profile."

LOL I do that all the time
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How about starting this new year with a modern Progressive Web App that uses Web Bluetooth to connect to a PM5 Monitor and track exercises?

Have a look at the source code at https://github.com/GoogleChrome/rowing-monitor. Thank you Andre for sharing this with us!
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What an awesome job! Futomi has created a JavaScript library for the TI CC2650 SensorTag you can test in his sample application plainly called "TI CC2650 SensorTag Monitor" at https://rawgit.com/futomi/html5-CC2650SensorTag.js/master/sample/monitor/index.html

Source: https://github.com/futomi/html5-CC2650SensorTag.js
html5-CC2650SensorTag.js - JavaScript library for TI CC2650 SensorTag
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Pretty cool! Gary wrote a edX Realtime Bluetooth Network Web Companion Controller to mimic, test, and activate the edX MOOC grader on the realtime fitness device.

Check out https://github.com/gmamba/edx-rtbn-controller-demo and https://www.edx.org/course/real-time-bluetooth-networks-shape-world-utaustinx-ut-rtbn-12-01x
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You may wonder how bad people want Web Bluetooth on iOS? I'd guess "a lot" based on the fact that Puck.js folks started working on a Web Browser for iOS to play with Web Bluetooth on iPhones and iPads. Hopefully it will be on the App Store soon.

Source: https://twitter.com/Espruino/status/808730055765532672
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+Sam Sadeghian All I can say here is that ultimately our goal is to provide the best Web Bluetooth experience to all websites.
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WebBLE is an exciting open-source project that allows you to use an iOS device to browse secure Web Bluetooth enabled webpages. It was built for and has been primarily tested with Puck.js Bluetooth devices.

You can install it from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webble/id1193531073 and check out the source code at https://github.com/daphtdazz/BleBrowser

Source: http://forum.espruino.com/conversations/298547/
Very simple web browser that supports an initial subset of the web bluetooth javascript APIs. Using this app you can navigate to a site written in javascript that can interact with your bluetooth (low energy) devices. This allows you to write your applications for use with devices such as puck.js in a language you are more familiar with (i.e. javascript) and be able to use it from your iOS device. Security is important for bluetooth device access...
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I love this hand drawn illustration from +Mariko Kosaka which explains what are the difference between browsers channels.
Sign up · Log in · Mariko Kosaka – @kosamari. Hand drawn guide about different versions of Browsers. Because no one told me Canary is not about an actual bird. Embedded image. 3:57 PM - 10 Jan 2017. 286 Retweets472 Likes. Reply to @kosamari ...
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I use the Files App Quick View feature on a daily basis to quickly get more information on downloaded files and I'm quite happy to notice that more metadata are now available in the latest Chrome OS Dev update:

- genre, track and duration, album, year recorded
- device setting including model, F number, exposure time, focal length and ISO,
- geography (latitude and the longitude where the image was taken)

For info, you can start Quick View by selecting a file and press the <Space> key.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2581133002
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Cool
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My good friend +Wassim Chegham has finally published his Web Bluetooth module for Angular and wrote an article in which he explains how this module abstracts away all the boilerplate needed to configure the Web Bluetooth API.

It is a must read if you're an Angular Developer willing to play with Web Bluetooth.

Source: https://medium.com/@wassimchegham/the-web-bluetooth-module-for-angular-9336c9535d04
The Missing Web Bluetooth module for Angular Application…
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Maxwell recently started building a sample web app for controlling the dribble activity of the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball.

Learn more about at https://github.com/mhturpin/94fifty and help him figuring out how the token is generated in the first place if you're feeling to.
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Chrome OS now supports a brand new API to configure Bluetooth Low Energy advertising frequency¹. In other words, this allows Auto-Launch Kiosk Apps² to broadcast multiple advertisements in specific time-frames which can come handy for devices that aren't worried about power consumption.

If you're interested, I recommend you enable the experimental flag chrome://flags/#enable-ble-advertising-in-apps. Use this flag to develop and test advertising frequency without auto-launching an app.

¹ https://developer.chrome.com/apps/bluetoothLowEnergy#method-setAdvertisingInterval
² https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/3316168?hl=en#autolaunch

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2353133005
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Dive into Chromium source code
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  • Google
    Chromium Evangelist, 2013 - present
    Dive into Chromium source code
  • Trapeze Media
    Python Web Application Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Conversition Strategies Inc.
    Sentiment Engine Designer, 2010 - 2010
  • SNCF - French National Railway Company
    Programmer Analyst, 2005 - 2009
  • PiTrust Association
    Vice President, 2005 - 2007
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