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Huh. Well, that's a new one. Feeling a little delirious today, are we, Google?

"Welcome to the McDonald's drive-through. This drive-through works better if used at a McDonald's restaurant. Want to go to McDonald's now?"
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Google constantly asks me if I want to make it my default search engine, even though it already is.
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"Okay, Google, eject the camera."

This should be really interesting.
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Ok google nice
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This new Google app looks cool. You should check it out, especially if you have kids. (But even if you don't.)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.forscience.whistlepunk
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+William Johnston I think it's a cool app too.. but it's a Google-partnered-ish app.. I'm giggity for new Google apps made by Google directly.. I'm still surpassed Google hasn't pulled in Bitspin Timely..
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A slightly tongue-in-cheek headline with a serious message.
You want an Android-Chrome OS merger? Here's your Android-Chrome OS merger. It just might not look the way you were expecting.
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I like the way that they're doing it too, with containers. Good job! Going to have to get Chromebooks with more local storage now... or maybe 'Move to SD' support? Interesting.
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Some important perspective as we get ready for this week's I/O insanity.
Google's going to tell us all about Android's latest and greatest features during this week's I/O developers' conference -- but the platform's most pressing challenge is one we're not likely to hear discussed.
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Nice
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Rarely heard tales about Android's origins + one-of-a-kind insights on the future of mobile tech. Don't miss this:
 
A new episode of Android Intelligence -- featuring Android co-founder Rich Miner!

For this latest podcast, I had the chance to sit down and chat with one of the guys who actually started Android and played a pivotal role in shaping the platform.

Rich shared some anecdotes I'd never before heard, including how the vision for Android came to be and how the platform almost had two separate parts -- one of which never lived to see the light of day.

We talked about his work since leaving Android, too, and his unique perspective on the mobile tech landscape as one of Alphabet's startup advisers.

Believe you me, gang: This is a show worth listening to. More info and everything you need to stream or download is at the link below.

(My thanks to +Swappa for sponsoring this episode!)
One of Android's originators opens up about the original vision for the operating system and the part of the platform that never came to be -- plus what he's learned in his current role as one of Alphabet's startup advisers.
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+JR Raphael​ great podcast again! Once a month sucks but it's well worth it when it's playing on my phone.
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Yowza -- talk about unfortunate promo placement...
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+JR Raphael The banner ad tells me to never take TNW seriously. This placement is just another nail in the coffin. Just because millenials might respond well to such an ad, doesn't make it any less in bad taste. 
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Design overhaul on its way to the official Android Twitter app? Let's hope...
 
Does the new Twitter Alpha have a night mode? I can't figure how to turn it off. 
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Haven't gotten the UI yet, but I think TweetMarker is needed...
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Time to be bold...
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Huy

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Psst:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball

(Don't get too excited. All you can do is "pre-register" as of now.)
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Thnx +Dino Rodriguez​ for relieving me
Dese apps definitely seem to possess more potential dan imessage and facetime

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The former Googler who led development of the Moto X and Moto 360 has left Motorola -- to focus on self-driving trucks.

(More on his new adventure here: https://backchannel.com/the-man-who-built-googles-first-self-driving-car-is-now-a-trucker-aa1726d3a36f)
 
New beginnings.

I've spent the last year thinking how can I bring everything I've learned to date to the benefit of society. As a technologist, I believe there will be no technology more transformative over the next decade than self driving cars.

The future is almost here, but it is time to accelerate it. Its time to rebuild our transportation system, stop the carnage on the road and make our economy scale, its time to take action.

Thrilled and humbled to finally be able to share what kept me up for the past few months. Lets move!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK76W1kH4jA


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awesome, but too much camera.
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Oh, hey: Yet Another Overlapping Google Product™ for messaging/sharing.

Text me in Messenger to let me know about the discussion of this in Hangouts so I can share about it on Google+ and then post the results to Spaces.
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(I've read the above comments :)
Here's my two cents: But, Google+ Communities?
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I write about the human side of technology. I'm the executive word-chef of Android Intelligence. I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- an amphibian.
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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

In his spare time, JR enjoys flossing, staring blankly, and writing about flossing and staring blankly.

If you'd like to stalk JR, consider these helpful starting points:

• His website: JRStart.com
• His Twitter account: @JRRaphael
• The webcam installed on his left fibula [not yet available]

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I was once honored by the American Mustache Institute. Seriously -- see here: http://goo.gl/DOv36
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