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For the last few weeks when I launch the browser I get 25 to 30 blank tabs that open. I did a power wash and it corrected the problem for a few days. Now it's back again. I checked settings and don't see anything different. I changed settings to open a blank tab instead of the selected tabs I had opening and no change. Anyone have any ideas?
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Resetting browser settings seems to have cleared it up
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What happened to my Timescape 4K demo that came with my Pixel. I went to view it today and it has disappeared. Is there a way to search for it? When I view the one on YouTube doesn't compare.
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Thanks, power wash brought it back. 
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I have a great faith and trust in Google. I know they monitor everything that I say or do on my Pixel. I'm comfortable with that. My understanding is that they will use that info to personalize my experience and contribute data that will in the end make everyone's online experience better. I can live with the ads and even use them from time to time.

That brings me to the problem.

I think Facebook has been reading my emails and monitoring my Google searches. I noticed that the ads that are appearing on my news feed are things I've searched for on Amazon or Googled. Nothing that I ever mentioned on Facebook. So how is Facebook getting this information? If you can't install programs (spyware) on a chromebook, how is Facebook able to know what I search for? I can't believe that Google would willingly share that info. Can cookies harvest info? I also use a Nexus 4 as well as a Nexus7 (No Windows here).
Sure hope someone out there can clear the air.
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You see ads on the world wide web? Then your browser is missing important plugins... ;)
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Ordered my Pixel back in July (I'm in Brazil) and just got it physically in my hands last night. WOW! Even better than everyone has mentioned. I'm sitting here watching Survivor on CBS.com via my VPN through one of my Chromecasts (that also arrived last night). Performance of both devices is much better than I imagined or have been able to get by the various means I have used up to now. Picture quality on Pixel is HD+, on big screen is almost 1080p but definitely better than 720p. I was really starting to feel digitally deprived. Now life could not be better. 
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It s more underclocking on battery ...
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I also took the plunge and joined the club today (mostly from following this community and hearing all you fine people singing the praises of the Pixel) and got a Lte-I/O version from Amazon. Just missing one coupon from GoGo. 
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Congrats and welcome to the Pixel family! A definite no regret purchase....
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I've read two different reviews that state the 64 gig version of the Pixel has GPS. True or not? It's not a deal breaker, just curious.
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A Chromebook rep told me the same thing  +Jonathan Killops  said, that the GPS was probably part of the LTE radio.  He said he wasn't aware of ChromeOS actually using it or exposing it to developers (unless you actually modify and build Chromium OS yourself?).  This was back in May; not sure if it was accurate or if anything's changed.
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Received my LG G Pad today. I also am coming from Nexus 7. It's much faster and smoother than the N7. Need more time with it but it's got my attention.
My only problem so far is a defective charging cable. Called tech support in hopes of getting a replacement cable. Tech supports solution was to return the entire tablet for exchange. Yeah, like I'm going to be without my tablet for the Holidays. Pretty stupid suggestion if you ask me. Shame on you Google!
Just got back from purchasing new charging cable. Again, Shame on you Google. 
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I had the original Nexus 7 and it's a big improvement that one. Compared to my wife's 2013 Nexus 7...it's close to a draw. A little less ppi than the Nexus 7, but I can't tell the difference. It's all subjective, but I really enjoy using the LG more. Picture is bright, tablet is fast and the extra 1.3 inch of screen is a pleasure. I d find the tablet to be a little slippery. Can't wait for my case to arrive.
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I have a great faith and trust in Google. I know they monitor everything that I say or do on my Pixel. I'm comfortable with that. My understanding is that they will use that info to personalize my experience and contribute data that will in the end make everyone's online experience better. I can live with the ads and even use them from time to time.

That brings me to the problem. 

I think Facebook has been reading my emails and monitoring my Google searches. I noticed that the ads that are appearing on my news feed are things I've searched for on Amazon or Googled. Nothing that I ever mentioned on Facebook. So how is Facebook getting this information? If you can't install programs (spyware) on a chromebook, how is Facebook able to know what I search for? I can't believe that Google would willingly share that info. Can cookies harvest info? I also use a Nexus 4 as well as a Nexus7 (No Windows here).
Sure hope someone out there can clear the air.
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I noticed this exact same thing about 3 months ago and stopped using Facebook.  I have to assume that the websites have Facebook cookies and when you visit the site it updates the cookies.  How it gets search info, I have no idea.  Either way I do not like it.  And just because you uncheck the provide ads box doesn't mean that they stop collecting and selling your info.

Edit: I should also add that a month before I abandoned FB, I would only open it in an incognito window.  It was a pain having to enter my id and password everytime, but it just meant I used it less.
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Is there a way to auto hide the task bar on the Pixel? 
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Thanks for this, as well. I was trying to figure out how to do this. It's amazing how simple some things can be! :)
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Someone help me out here!        I know that I'm not crazy.
My stepdaughter won't be here with my two Chromecast dongles
until the middle of Sept.
Tonight I was using my Nexus 4 as my normal YouTube viewer (Nexus 7) was on the charger. I happened to notice that when I was searching for a video the "Cast" icon was on the header. I thought, Oh what the hell, a guy can dream or pretend can't he.... I touched the icon.
Low and behold the damn YouTube video popped up on my 47" LG 47LM6700-SA HDTV. What the hell is going on here. I switch to another video..boom there it is on the big screen. After trying more videos (all successful) I start to wonder...what is making this happen.
I then decide to install Netflix. I log on to Netflix and try the very first movie and...Boom! It's on the big screen. I've only had the TV for less than 6 months so why does it appear to have Chromecast baked in?
It's also interesting that both the TV and Nexus are LG products.
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+Chong Ooi +Kristian Wedmark thank you! I'll look into it....still gotta rip out all my comcast equipment (better hurry or they'll charge me for another months rentals):/ It'd be nice if Sharp could generate some firmware updates such that full robust features can arise & make things a little more compatible. I like the original post of just trying things with your mobile device & low and behold, it works! that's the way this should be! Google needs to step up and network the USA with FIBER as well. I'm sure we'd all pay $50.00/mo for quality fiber access. Let's go GOogle!
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If I buy a Pixel off Ebay that has the 1T Google Drive already registered am I still locked in to Drive or am I able to use another cloud storage provider. 
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I too tried to redeem my 1TB, but since I bought this used off of ebay, I am not qualified for the 1tb. According to Google, the original owner has claimed the 1tb and only one ID/Serial # can get it. 
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Outstanding!
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Was searching for a good Italian restaurant and found this one on Google maps. Now I know why it got such good reviews. Owned by real Italians and it shows. Everything was fresh and tasted excellent. Definitely will be a regular.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Good food and great view.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
9 reviews
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Needs a lot of work before World Cup and Olympics.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The best Japanese restaurant I've eaten at.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
One of the best meals I've had since I've been in Brazil. Beautiful vista.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago