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Kevin Tofel
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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 th
I work for Google helping people and businesses understand the power of mobile technology. I also podcast weekly about mobile devices and th

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What is this? Can it be? A Saturday night MobileTechRoundup podcast with +Matthew Miller?

IT IS!!!! (Because Kevin has a Sunday track meet to run against other old guys)

This week:
Google announces LG Watches and Android Wear 2.0
Strava and RunKeeper get standalone AW 2.0 apps!
LG continues to tease the LG G6
Nougat rolling out for Honor 8
Google Assistant on Pixel gains some smart home smarts
$1000 iPhone? May have wireless charging, OLED display
Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus reviews are out

Enjoy!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/motr/MoTR_390.mp3
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First long drive with the 2017 Volt I bought on 11/25/16. Round trip to a NJ track meet. Very happy with the mileage performance.

Still had 3 miles of battery range and used less than 2.5 gallons for the highway driving. Now have 1275 miles on the car, still on the first tank of gas and have about 175 miles of gasoline range left. 
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New MobileTechRoundup podcast with +Matthew Miller: We both debated over buying the same used phone from a seller during the show in between conversations on the next Galaxy Phone, the iOS 10.3 beta that "finds" lost AirPods, new wireless earbuds and some hands on thoughts of the Nvidia Shield TV. Enjoy!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/motr/MoTR_389.mp3
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A pair of new Chromebooks with support for a digital stylus, Android apps, USB-C and Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Sweet! 

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Speak up! :) 
Google has exciting plans for the maker community. Raspberry Pi fans are the best makers around, and it’s your ideas that will give the tech titan direction: fill in their survey and make sure you have your say to get the tools you need.

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With simplicity, users win. Love it.....
Google Play Services 10.2 has started to roll out [1] and it's introducing a pretty nifty new feature: Instant tethering. Basically it works like that: If - say - your tablet has no data connection and you also have a phone connected to the same Google account, it can automatically offer to use the data connection of the phone - zero setup necessary, just a confirmation (well after the initial setup, obviously, you have to agree to use that feature)

[1] https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-10-2-91-release/
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Playing with perspective

#PixelXL 
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Neat form factors for retailers. 
AOPEN , a company that makes Chrome OS based digital signage solutions has announced two new devices. One of them is a Chromebase that is almost a Chrome OS tablet. Chromebase Mini Chromebases are all-in-one computers powered by Chrome OS. Usually they…

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I'm such a sucker for gadgets. Already have an Xbox One S and Amazon Fire TV connected to my 4K set but made the mistake of wandering around in Best Buy today. Going to try the new Nvidia Shield. All of our TV content is through PlayStation VUE, Amazon and Netflix so the gaming will be a bonus. Maybe enough that I end up selling the other two boxes! 
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New MobileTechRoundup podcast with +Matthew Miller: CES summary, HTC U phones, Garmin watches, the iPhone at 10, and new Bluetooth headphones. Enjoy!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/motr/MoTR_388.mp3
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