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Nice auto style edits of my NYC pic from the 8th floor of Google taken yesterday via Deep Art Effects:
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The consumer release of Android 7.0 Nougat is coming sometime in Q3.
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Great resource for choosing a Chromebook. Love how there are two new recently added filters: Chromebooks that will run Android apps and those that can run Android apps now. (There are currently three with many more on the way)
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I have a feeling there are going to be a ton of new CB options for the holidays. Including some more touchscreen options.
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The Awareness API: Using What Your Phone Knows About You

We take our phones with us everywhere; packed with sensors phones are increasingly aware of their environments. As app developers, this gives us an amazing opportunity to create personalized, contextualized experiences and delight our users.

Learn more about how to create delightful, intelligent, context aware apps with the Android Awareness API:
Context and the Creation of Delightful, Intelligent, Apps
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Faster international data speeds on Project Fi and $150 off a Nexus 6P with Fi activation - awesome! 
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New MoTR podcast with +Matthew Miller  OnePlus 3, Nexus rumors, iPhone headphone jack discussion, Galaxy View tablet and more.


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+Steve Holden for the mobile restricted content on PS VUE, there'd usually a content provider app for the programming that I use. It's not blocked there. 
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Live, this week's IoT Podcast is.
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank making an offer to buy chip design firm ARM in a deal worth $32 billion kicks off our show this week, as Kevin and I weigh the merits and opportunities presented by t…
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Thinking this add-on app should be a native part of Hangouts...
Why pay for domestic calling when you can make Wi-Fi calls to Canada and the U.S. for free with Google Hangouts? Here's how to make Wi-Fi phone calls using the Hangouts Dialer and Google Hangouts for Android!
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+Paul Messier I switch between my Fi SIM and an AT&T SIM in unlocked phones. But I've never used Hangouts for phone calls since Fi does the trick over Wi-Fi or cellular.
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+Max Luong yup, Android apps on a Chromebook can appear in portrait, like a Nexus 5x, landscape, like a Nexus 9, or full screen. Your choice, although some apps only run in full screen. Minecraft is a good example.
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New IoT Podcast with the Nest Outdoor Cam and my shocking (literally!) experience installing an Ecobee 3. 😱
For the first time since it became part of Google/Alphabet, Nest has released a new product. It’s an outdoor camera for home security. But Nest has added a bit of a twist. We discuss the $199…
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Galaxy View with PlayStation VUE on the new deck is working well. Little glossy of a screen but I can live with that. 
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Outstanding visual interpretation of an incredible tune.

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

To mark the 10th anniversary of The Beatles Love show by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, a brand video has been created to represent the re-staging of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently, using an acoustic version of the iconic song with a specially commissioned string arrangement by the late Sir George Martin recorded in 2006. This version is also featured on the Love album.

The evocative video was directed by Dandypunk, Andre Kasten and Leah Moyer and was shot in the Love Theatre at the Mirage Hotel and at other locations in Nevada. All effects were created using projection mapping and captured live, in-camera. No post production CGI was used.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Is Playing Exclusively At The Mirage in Las Vegas…”
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Contributing Writer at ZDNet & independent podcaster
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    2016 - present
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    Kevin C. Tofel offers news and views on various mobile platforms, apps and services, helping you understand and choose the right tools for your tasks on phones, tablets, wearables and other devices.
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    Mobile tech writer & podcaster, 2008 - 2015
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I work for Google helping people and businesses understand the power of mobile technology. I also podcast weekly about mobile devices and the IoT world.

Kevin C. Tofel has written and podcasted about the mobile industry and wearable devices since 2003 when he left his 15 year I.T. career to write. His work has appeared on various websites and in print, including PC World and The New York Times, and he has spoken to TV audiences on Fox Business and NBC News. When not testing the latest gadget or software, Kevin is typically reading, running or taking computer science and programming classes at his local community college. Kevin is a self-proclaimed fanboy of using whatever tools, devices or software are best suited for the task at hand, regardless of the platform or brand.

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