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Wait, 3200 x 1800 display, 6th-gen Core M and up to 16 GB of memory in a sleek design? Yup. New HP Chromebook 13.
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+James Welbes If I'm reading this link correctly the M7 is faster. It looks like the M5 is even a little faster than an i3. Does that seem right? http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-4020Y-vs-Intel-Core-M7-6Y75
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Specifically for Google Apps for Work / Education customers but pretty darn handy. 
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360-degree 'crafting! :)
 
Mojang has released a version of its hit sandbox game Minecraft for the Samsung Gear VR headset. The game is slated to be released for the Oculus Rift later this year.
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I'd say this is fair considering the same was judged against Apple and Google in the past. 
 
A federal judge has ruled against Amazon in a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission. The judge says Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in its app store.
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Well that's a nice deal. Think the 1TB from my original Pixel purchase is up in fact, so I may sign up.
 
Oh hey, 1TB of Google Drive storage? Just for putting in some reviews and photos on Google Maps? I'd do that anyways, but getting some recognition and reward for it sure is nice.
I earned 200 points by sharing my local knowledge on Google and unlocked 1TB of Drive storage. Thanks, Local Guides!
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Plus who knows what they will offer in two years... I'm at level 5 (500 pts) with 1,350 points so hopefully they will have more levels soon. 
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Impact of this week's cord cutting trial.

This is from the OnHub app - note that I just reinstalled the OnHub router a week ago, hence the flatline before this week. 
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Was a cord cutter for about 7 years until Sony PlayStation Vue. That service is kinda what I always wanted for my TV 
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Terribly sad news. :(
A male employee was found dead at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff.
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Mojang has released a version of its hit sandbox game Minecraft for the Samsung Gear VR headset. The game is slated to be released for the Oculus Rift later this year.
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C'mon Google. Time for you to make a decent version of Cardboard!
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Sort of surprised Apple was surprised by iPhone 5SE demand. It should have data on how many iOS users have smaller phones. And you can see similar data from Android's Developer Dashboard; vast majority of those phones fall in the "normal" size which is roughly 3 to 5 inches.
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All of Google's documentation about screen sizes is outdated, the difficulty being to know which parts are less outdated than others.
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IIRC, Exchange support in Gmail was limited to Nexus devices.

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Let's get this feature onto Inbox -- then Google will really be talking...

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It's the weekend, time to enjoy a podcast.

Oh, here's one! ;)
With ride-sharing, electric vehicles and millennials who aren’t super keen on owning a car all converging, the auto industry is in a panic. But Ford, led by both Bill Ford and Ford CEO Mark F…
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Experimental but interesting!
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I've been using the TrinusVR Android app to stream 3D games (through Tridef) from PC to Cardboard, which has worked remarkably well including head tracking. But I didn't know that it was possible to play SteamVR without a Vive headset. 
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Contributing Writer at ZDNet & independent podcaster
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  • Google
    2016 - present
  • ZDNet
    Contributing Writer, 2015 - 2016
    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.
  • GigaOm
    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.
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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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Was a 2 minute half-miler in HS track, ran 3 marathons in the 1990's and once ran at least a mile every day for 425 consecutive days.
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  • Temple University
  • Penn State University
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