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Very cool!
 
Starting today, you can mirror exactly what you see on your Android phone or tablet straight to the TV with Chromecast. Whether you’re sharing your family photos from your phone, surfing the web, or searching for your next vacation destination, Chromecast makes it easy to enjoy your favorite entertainment on the big screen TV. Look out for the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app (goo.gl/4ugCaG) on Google Play store to use this new feature, and head to the help center (goo.gl/IKcK3m) to learn more.
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Agreed. Picked mine up a week ago. It's a great device but seemed limited. Hopefully this updates changes that. 
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Make sure to read this somewhere you can laugh out loud.
Kids are a never-ending source of joy – if not for their boundless energy and joy, then for the hilarious and obliviously inappropriate things that they say and do. These 22 images are hilarious because of the fact that the kids probably have no idea just how raunchy they're being.
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If you live in the Edmonton area keep your eyes open for a missing 12 year old girl.
 
Edmonton Police Searching for Missing 12-year Old

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Kayla Land who has been missing since Monday afternoon.

Family contacted police to report the missing girl at 7:55 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014.  It is believed that the girl’s last known location was in the area of 119 Street and 133 Avenue in north Edmonton.  Police continue to actively search for the missing girl in her neighbourhood, as well as at schools, libraries, parks, malls, and on Edmonton Transit.

There are no indications to suggest foul play, however, due to the girl’s age there are concerns for her well-being.

Kayla Cindy Land, 12, is described as being an Aboriginal female, 5’2” tall, with a thin build, brown eyes, brown hair cut to chin level, and neat and tidy in appearance.  She may be wearing a gold sleeveless top with high collar, white Lululemon hoody, blue jeans with rips in the fabric, black flat-style shoes, and a silver heart locket necklace.  She may also be carrying a small pink purse and a black reusable tote bag. 

Anyone who may have information on the girl’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.  Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at ww.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

h/t +Jennie McKenzie 

Original Post: http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/Policeseekpublicsassistanceinlocatingmissing12yearoldgirl.aspx
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Tap into your inner soccer champion in Kick with Chrome, a new Chrome Experiment. Choose from three different games: Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout. Then, play alone or grab up to three friends to vie for the high score on the leaderboard.

Thanks to the latest mobile web platform technologies, your phone or tablet is always your game controller in Kick with Chrome, and you can play with or without your desktop computer. Just open Chrome on your Mac or Windows laptop, Android phone or tablet, iPhone or iPad and kick things off.

g.co/KickWithChrome
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Edmonton’s next Ruby meetup is June 17th. We'll be talking about Upgrading Rails.
WHAT: June 2014 Meetup WHEN: Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm WHERE: Startup Edmonton Suite 301 10359-104 Street RSVP via the Startup Edmonton Meetup page. Thank You Pizza provided by Mitre Media. Meetup space provided by Startup Edmonton Talks Upgrading Rails @nathany Propose a talk News More at Ruby Weekly Ruby Jobs Tweet @yegrb a link to your job posting. Upcoming Events Meetups at Startup Edmonton
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I can't wait for Uber to arrive in Edmonton.

Hailing and reserving cabs is a frustrating mess. They're often late, miss reservations, and hard to hail. As a consumer it's great to see a company like Uber disrupting the industry.
 
Lawsuits are flying and taxi demonstrations are jamming streets from London and Paris to Boston, all because smartphone apps like Uber aim to make it easier to hail a ride: http://cbc.sh/WhXcqtc

Uber hasn't made huge Canadian inroads beyond Toronto and Montreal just yet. But the online ride-sharing service, along with similar apps like Lyft that are popping up around the world, has shaken traditional taxi services and drawn the ire of local governments.

Have you used a service like Uber yet? What are your thoughts?
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Agreed, used it once when I was in SF last year and the process was miles better.
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Does anyone know if there will eventually be the option to buy the new Cosmos season, as opposed to episode-by-episode? Is there a place to request this from +Google Play?
A 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil de...
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Great question. I ahem downloaded it, but this is something I could see myself purchasing, particularly once I get my hands on some Android TV boxes.
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Great tips for anyone interested in JavaScript performance on V8 or in node.js.
 
Optimization killers

Some good tips on writing #JavaScript that won't cause V8 to perform significantly worse than expected.

https://github.com/petkaantonov/bluebird/wiki/Optimization-killers #NodeJS #Chromium
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2K Games has announced it will release Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 for Android, but a specific release date and price has yet to be revealed.
2K Games has announced it will release Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 for Android, but a specific release date and price has yet to be revealed. Despite the title, Civilization Revolution 2 will in fact be the first game in the long running turn-based strategy series that is being developed from the ground up specifically for mobile devices. The original Civilization...
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Love is blind, and so was the photographer.
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With the new PSI command-line tool, you can automatically measure your page speed score in your builds.
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I missed this trailer when it was first published. I like that it leaves you wondering if the narrator is talking about the characters of the film, or the audience?
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+Cristiano Rossi Can we please just fix Earth the only planet with life! 
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  • Burmis Studio
    Software Developer, 2007 - present
  • Yardstick Software
    VP, Product Development, 2012 - 2013
  • Pason Systems
    Software Developer, 2003 - 2007
  • Nortel Networks
    2000 - 2001
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Ruby and JavaScript programmer, sometimes photographer
Introduction
I'm a programmer and photographer.

I definitely belong in your Nerd circle if you have one.

I own Burmis Studio, and am one of the organizers of YEGRB, the Edmonton Ruby Meetup.
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If I had a super power it would be to create impossible stains.
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Chromecast
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Chromecast is an easy way to enjoy online video, music and more on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartpho

22 Children’s Hilariously Inappropriate Spelling Mistakes
www.boredpanda.com

Kids are a never-ending source of joy – if not for their boundless energy and joy, then for the hilarious and obliviously inappropriate thin

Lucy's Gray, Coral and Gold Nursery - Project Nursery
projectnursery.com

A traditional coral and gold nursery with a touch of whimsy featuring a DIY gold polka dot rug, a soft gray crib and a coral dresser and boo

Canada’s banks take pride in message of LGBT support
www.theglobeandmail.com

Banks say support for gay rights is reflection of internal commitments even if it may appear to be a PR stunt

Netflix refuses to comply with Verizon’s “cease and desist” demands
arstechnica.com

Netflix will keep telling customers that ISPs are to blame for bad video.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
market.android.com

A 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, exploring humanity's heroi

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
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A 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, exploring humanity's heroi

The Walking Dead
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When the world is ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, police officer Rick Grimes and a small group of others must face a terrifying new reality.

Watchmen
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A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fab

Google’s prototype electric self-driving car seats two, has no steering ...
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No accelerator or brake pedals, either; self-driving is fully realized.

Bitcoin Wallet
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Bitcoin, safe and easy. Coinbase is an international digital wallet that allows you to securely buy, use, and accept bitcoin.Funds are are s

Secret
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Secret is a new way to share what you’re thinking and feeling with your friends.[+] Write anything that’s on your mind, free of judgment.[+]

Move over Java. Drive-by attacks exploiting Microsoft Silverlight on the...
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Running an outdated version of Silverlight? Now would be a good time to upgrade.

The Lego Movie
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The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mista

Her
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Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay! From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) com

Monument Valley
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In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.Monument Val

Driven by necessity, Mozilla to enable HTML5 DRM in Firefox
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Browser company fearful that users would follow Netflix to other browsers.

Drawings envision $56-million proposed makeover for Stanley A. Milner Li...
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The Stanley A. Milner Library is one step closer to getting a much-needed facelift that will bring its drab exterior in line with more moder

Law-school deans join critics of Harper’s attack on top judge
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Leading legal academics say Conservative attack on Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin could undermine Supreme Court’s independence

Blue Plate has been serving locally sourced comfort food since I moved to Edmonton many years ago. It's got a reasonably sized menu selection with good quality items. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly, with high quality meats for the carnivores. The meatloaf and vegetarian burgers are my favorites. It gets busy, especially at lunch and on weekends, so make sure to get a reservation or expect to wait. They also feature a rotating array of local art on the walls. Sometimes it's a miss, bit often they've got something interesting to see.
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I've used Harmcor twice, and though they're friendly I wouldn't use them again. Specifically, I've had issues with them arriving on time. The first visit was booked and confirmed in advance, however on the day of the visit there was no communication and when I called they had "forgotten" about the appointment. They did come out, but it was much later than originally scheduled. There were similar problems with the second visit. Knowing the problems I'd had with the first visit, I phoned the day of the appointment to confirm they were still coming and was assured they would arrive during the scheduled time. They didn't and it took multiple calls from me to get an update on what was happening. Throughout the day they continually promised times which they would then miss, without calling me to advise. Originally we'd booked an appointment between 9:00-12:00, but they finally arrived around 3:00. Once out, the service person was friendly and apologetic both visits, but was also slow and needed to phone the office frequently for assistance. They fixed the issue after the first visit, but weren't able to do anything to fix our issues during the second time though they did spend almost an hour trying. Overall, given the high price and poor delivery, I'm going to try another option for my next plumbing issue. Though they were friendly, it wasn't worth the frustration to deal with them.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Friendly staff and full range of food
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Pricey pizza but very tasty! We eat here all the time. If you're downtown, I suggest ordering from this location as we've been disappointed by the Kingsway one (hair in our pizza!), but have never had any issues with the Strathcona location.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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Good food, great beer, excellent service. Going back for sure.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great place for trimming nails
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I was really impressed by these guys. Would use them again. I had them out to install my new Nest thermostat, as I was hoping to use it with our humidifier. Boy was I glad I called! The service person arrived on time, and stayed for the window scheduled. He knew what he was doing, and had obviously installed the Nest before as he walked me through all the potential gotchas and costs before getting started. After discussing, we decided it wasn't worth the $400-500 to run wires and setup the humidity control, even though he would've made more money doing so. He stayed until it was installed, connected to the internet, and working the way I needed. Another nice note about the service person was that he removed his shoes in the house without being asked. You'd be surprised how many service people don't do that!
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago