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The Lyn Weber Blind Shaker

Just a quick bit of praise for this very useful gizmo. While there are any number of effective methods for optimizing your distribution, this one definitely works well for me, and enables incredibly good consistency shot after shot. Highly recommended! 
Our original Blind Tumbler was designed to facilitate the re-distribution of grounds before tamping. By grinding directly into the Blind Tumbler and then giving the grounds a quick stir a more homogeneous puck could be achieved. The Tumbler's a great tool for the home user, but we began to see a ...
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I want to try their newest grinder. The electric one.
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How Audi would actually support Android Auto in the MY2017 TT -- as has been disclosed -- has been puzzling me -- since it has no touchscreen -- but perhaps today's announcements indicate how Audi and Google may make that happen.
 
Android Auto in the MY2017 Audi TT/TTS

Audi has disclosed that Android Auto (as well as CarPlay) will be available in their MY2017 TT/TTS models. I've been wondering how that would work, since the TT series doesn't include a touchscreen, which has been a requirement for the first generation of Android Auto (AA).

However, at Google I/O today, the second gen of AA was announced; some of the details are described in this article in #TheVerge.

Since VAG, and Audi in particular, was IIRC the first automotive partner for Google -- although Hyundai was the first to include AA in their cars -- I'm wondering whether the 2017 cars will be the first to support AAg2. A couple of things seem to have be very pertinent to the TT:

1. USB tethering is no longer required; now WiFi can be used for connectivity. The TT is one of the few cars equipped with WiFi.
2. Voice commands will be baked in. I couldn't imagine Audi adding an ugly touchscreen to its elegant TT interior, so this solves that issue. I'm guessing a combination of MMI and voice controls will work very well for AAg2.
3. Qi charging will be available in MY2017 TTs. This extends and enhances support for wirelessly-charged phone integration (and most Qi phones are Android).

Does this seem a logical and reasonable guess?

#AndroidAuto
Android Auto will be getting a couple new features this year that are relatively minor, but promise to make the platform quite a bit more usable. First up is support for wireless connections....
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New photovoltaic efficiency record, and by lengths, not just by a nose

A remarkable applied science achievement. I hope it can be made commercially viable. 
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Google Slacking?

While - like a lot of new Google services - this is starting out geared more towards the consumer space, it's not difficult to imagine an enterprise-oriented incarnation embedded in Google for Work that integrates Drive, Hangouts, productivity application collaboration, and bots to replicate - and then some - what Slack, HipChat, Spark, etc., provide today. Would be quite a value-add if it were bundled.

#googleforwork #googlespaces 
Create a space, instantly. Comic books, tiny homes, Paris trip, study group? Just one tap to make a Space about any topic. Invite friends in a snap. Get the right people in each Space with a quick link via messaging, email, or whatever. Share all the things. With Google Search and YouTube built ...
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+John Heckendorn​ Good point
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FCC enables a very consumer-friendly enhancement for communications services and developers to deliver

+Google  should update  #GoogleVoice  to take advantage of this resource right away. As should +T-Mobile, +AT&T, +Verizon, and +Sprint!
Media Contact: Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509will.wiquist@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC RELEASES DATA FOR ‘DO-NOT-DISTURB’ TECHNOLOGIES Robocall Data to Help Call-Blocking Technologies Empower Consumers
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OK, now that we have the Chromecast Audio, here's the NEXT thing we need!

The CCA is a handy little device for all of those powered speakers -- which is nearly all of them -- that don't have HDMI inputs. And while some apps like Google Music, Spotify, and TuneIn already support casting audio, one class of app is MIA: Android alarm clock apps.

Currently I stream my favorite alarm clock app via Bluetooth to a set of powered speakers to which is connected a Bluetooth receiver, and while that mostly works fine, I'd rather bypass my phone as an audio intermediary and just have the streaming content go to the speakers directly from the source.

The only minus I can think of is that most "clock radio" apps can detect when a chosen source is offline and then play an annoying alarm to awaken you, but it shouldn't take rocket science to account for that situation.

So c'mon, +Apalon, +Squarenotch, +AVG Technologies, #TanyuSoft , #MobiTobi , #iHandy , #AugmentedMinds , +GalaxyApps, #DelightRoomLtd , #BinaryTacticsLLC , #8BitImmersiv , #ZDworks , #SollidSoft , #ByPN , and all you other talented developers, and update those alarm clock apps!
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+Stefan Swidén don't know how yours is set up, but my chromecast-setup is amazing. For example, I'm starting Netflix to watch a movie. I start the app on the phone, or tablet, press chromecast, this starts the TV, sets the right channel, starts the amplifier, sets the right channel, once this is done the chromecast starts playing the movie. No fuss with starting a computer and TV, navigating to Netflix.com, start the movie and so on. 
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Two cheers for HBO NOW

They just added Chromecast support (about a week later than when they'd promised it).

But still won't install on Android TV. C'mon, +HBO, make it happen! 
HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO®—...
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Yes, tried against my nexus player and an actual chromecast too. 
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Android Auto in the MY2017 Audi TT/TTS

Audi has disclosed that Android Auto (as well as CarPlay) will be available in their MY2017 TT/TTS models. I've been wondering how that would work, since the TT series doesn't include a touchscreen, which has been a requirement for the first generation of Android Auto (AA).

However, at Google I/O today, the second gen of AA was announced; some of the details are described in this article in #TheVerge.

Since VAG, and Audi in particular, was IIRC the first automotive partner for Google -- although Hyundai was the first to include AA in their cars -- I'm wondering whether the 2017 cars will be the first to support AAg2. A couple of things seem to have be very pertinent to the TT:

1. USB tethering is no longer required; now WiFi can be used for connectivity. The TT is one of the few cars equipped with WiFi.
2. Voice commands will be baked in. I couldn't imagine Audi adding an ugly touchscreen to its elegant TT interior, so this solves that issue. I'm guessing a combination of MMI and voice controls will work very well for AAg2.
3. Qi charging will be available in MY2017 TTs. This extends and enhances support for wirelessly-charged phone integration (and most Qi phones are Android).

Does this seem a logical and reasonable guess?

#AndroidAuto
Android Auto will be getting a couple new features this year that are relatively minor, but promise to make the platform quite a bit more usable. First up is support for wireless connections....
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Well, Audi may be the first to leverage android fully in cars!
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Hoping someone at I/O asks whether this will get integrated into Apps in the future...
 
Google Slacking?

While - like a lot of new Google services - this is starting out geared more towards the consumer space, it's not difficult to imagine an enterprise-oriented incarnation embedded in Google for Work that integrates Drive, Hangouts, productivity application collaboration, and bots to replicate - and then some - what Slack, HipChat, Spark, etc., provide today. Would be quite a value-add if it were bundled.

#googleforwork #googlespaces 
Create a space, instantly. Comic books, tiny homes, Paris trip, study group? Just one tap to make a Space about any topic. Invite friends in a snap. Get the right people in each Space with a quick link via messaging, email, or whatever. Share all the things. With Google Search and YouTube built ...
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Hoping someone at I/O asks whether this will get integrated into Apps in the future...
 
Google Slacking?

While - like a lot of new Google services - this is starting out geared more towards the consumer space, it's not difficult to imagine an enterprise-oriented incarnation embedded in Google for Work that integrates Drive, Hangouts, productivity application collaboration, and bots to replicate - and then some - what Slack, HipChat, Spark, etc., provide today. Would be quite a value-add if it were bundled.

#googleforwork #googlespaces 
Create a space, instantly. Comic books, tiny homes, Paris trip, study group? Just one tap to make a Space about any topic. Invite friends in a snap. Get the right people in each Space with a quick link via messaging, email, or whatever. Share all the things. With Google Search and YouTube built ...
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Wow

An incarnation of this in roadster trim would be awesome, +Mazda USA!
For decades, Mazda had been known as the sole remaining automaker producing cars powered by rotary engines — that is, until the RX-8 left the market in 2012. But at this year's Tokyo Motor Show,...
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+HBO is getting closer, though no Android TV compatibility is still a bit of a downer.
 
Two cheers for HBO NOW

They just added Chromecast support (about a week later than when they'd promised it).

But still won't install on Android TV. C'mon, +HBO, make it happen! 
HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO®—...
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Hopefully Roku support will come soon too. 
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  • Charles Schwab & Co.
    Technical Director, 2000 - present
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One of the better sushi restaurants in the Valley. Good quality and unusually generous portions.
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Just had an incredibly tasty breakfast at Lux. The cafe being packed at 8 am on a Sunday morning should tell you something. The menu is simple but complete, the food is great, and the baristas know what they're doing on their La Marzocco 3-group machine. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the kitchen really efficient. What more can anyone ask for?
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This is a great comfort food spot, with warm, friendly service and tasty, generous dishes. Anything with pork is recommended, but they execute well across the board. While it's not quite five-star in terms of a cutting-edge menu, I think everyone will enjoy a very satisfying meal and overall experience at Barrio Queen.
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Really 4 1/2 stars, but excellent comfort food and enthusiastic, friendly service. We'll be back.
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One of our favorite food spots in Scottsdale, Distrito offers imaginative riffs on Southwestern food classics as well as an interesting wine list and formidable selection of Tequilas and related drinks. There are both indoor and outdoor eating areas, the latter a good place to people watch. And it's in great proximity to the theatre, museums, galleries, and old-town Scottsdale. Recommended!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastic!
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reviewed 2 years ago
A varied but not overambitious menu and nice wine list, with outstanding, attentive service, Dinner for Two is a great place to sup when in Santa Fe for opera or relaxation. Except for their seafood, most of the ingredients seem to be locally sourced. Oh, and save room for dessert!
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