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James Cridland
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This little notification is really quite annoying. And there is no way of stopping it, either on the phone or on my Android Wear watch, where it pops up every time I unlock my Chromebook and stays there until I get rid of it.

At the very least, when I close my Chromebook, could this disappear?
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I wanted to watch a short 18-second video today. Any guesses how long it took me to get the thing to play?
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I've stopped visiting The Independent website because of this sort of thing. That and the fact they've been on a slow, painful descent into clickbait hell recently.
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And another congratulations for Google, who are increasingly show that they have an elbow/posterior recognition problem
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Oh dear me. I thought that first email could not be right but the photos situation currently is such a mess I could not be sure.
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London, from a plane I took earlier. And a leeetle bit of processing. Taken on my Nexus 5.
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Looks like the Star Legend moored beside HMS Belfast. Very nice shot.
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One for +Rae Allen​ I suspect... goodness.
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Wouldn't have been much more than a big country town in the sixties - population was about 600,000 compared to about 2 million today
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Something for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans.
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Hello, old friend. I am amazed that it still works, and that it is happily running the Google Play Store (on Android 2.something). Can't remember how to use the thing!

Hoping to get it up to 4.1.1 (apparently it can), and have it to get texts and calls when I am away with a local SIM in my Nexus 5.
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That's great! I never had that one. I went from the original Droid to the Galaxy Nexus, but I've heard lots of great things about that device. A really solid handset.
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Sometimes, Google just makes me bash my head on the table in frustration. What on EARTH are they playing at today?
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Good lord.
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That was a nice final approach. Look, there's the London Eye.
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From the front, these horses look quite fine. From the back... ew.
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This image appears to have failed to load into your ingest system (the smaller one has some JPG artifacts leading me to suspect that it is like this in your system, and isn't a local issue). I do something similar with one of my sites, and I've no idea how to check for that, but anyway: reported... ;)
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+James Cridland: Interesting! Thanks. I hadn't seen that before. That should not have happened because the source image is intact. I've invalidated that image in our system so it should eventually be fixed but multiple levels of caching, including in the app itself, will delay this quite a bit. (Recent will normally keep images in an on-device cache for 7 days; you can clear the cache yourself by typing in ///cache from the search screen or of course on Android using the OS option.)
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It's taking about 10 seconds of silence between items when listening to NPR One on a Chromecast. Which is otherwise a REALLY nice experience. Could I report this as a bug?
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You sure can! We currently don't have any pre-buffering on the Chromecast receiver for NPR One. We will be drastically improving this in the future with better codec support for our streams.
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Radio futurologist
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I concentrate on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business across the world.

As a conference speaker, I speak in radio events across the world - on radio's multiplatform future, the effect of smartphones on radio listening, and radio's place in social media.

As a writer, I write about what happens when radio and new platforms collide - for media.info and other websites and magazines.

As a consultant, I work with the brightest brains to ensure radio remains relevant.

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Won both Webby Awards for Virgin Radio's website when I ran it (public and judges' choice). Launched radio's first ever mobile phone app.
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Radio futurologist, and Managing Director, media.info
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  • media.info
    Managing Director, 1994 - present
    media.info is the new name for Media UK
  • Virgin Radio
    Director of Digital Media, 2001 - 2007
  • BBC
    Head of FM&T, A&Mi, 2007 - 2009
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As long as you aren't expecting haute cuisine or decent beer, it isn't a bad place.
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Fun to be there, though the square itself was full of the beginnings of a Christmas market when I went there, so the grandeur of the place was lost a little.
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Wonderful place. Friendly hosts, wifi, nice rooms, and felt safe and close to the shopping street. Lovely friendly feeling to the place.
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Genuinely, I once took an MRT from the airport to here for breakfast. Proper Singaporean experience. In a strange mall which mostly isn't open in the early morning though.
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Impressive venue for a large conference. Well signposted via train from the centre.
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A bit "away from it all", and suffers from typical US big-box hotel syndrome. In the evenings you need to really plan quite hard to escape from the hotel for the evening, thanks to its remote location. Annoying lack of free wifi.
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