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Also got to chat with +Emily Chang from Bloomberg West about the new iOS. Always a pleasure. In related news, am loving iOS 7. Dig the look, and the Control Center is on point. Really useful.

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Got to do a little local news yesterday talkin' bout iOS 7. Always enjoy getting to work with Johnathan Bloom and ABC 7 News.

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I'm not yet sure if Cognitive Networks' technology is a power for good or for evil, but the possibilities are pretty interesting.

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A little recommended reading for the weekend. Meta is doing some very interesting things with AR and smart glasses.

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So, I spend the weekend with Chromecast, and came away impressed. As a Roku 3 owner, I wanted to see how Google's SDK implemented in apps/browser mirroring approach compared to the Roku's native apps approach.

Chromecast's app integration with YouTube, Play Movies and Netflix is simple and elegant, and preferable, in my opinion, to the Roku UI because it uses the native app interface instead of a device-specific one. Chrome browser mirroring isn't nearly as good a UX, but that's fine. It still gives you the ability to consume pretty much whatever web video (or audio) you want on your TV -- and it's not an end solution anyway, it's just a workaround to give people HBOGo, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, et al. until those respective apps implement Google Cast.

The bottom line? At $35 Chromecast is a great value for money, and that value's only gonna get better as more apps jump on the Google cast bandwagon.

My full review can be read on +Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/29/google-chromecast-review/
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So, I've been playing around with the Leap Motion controller for a little while now, and found it largely a positive experience, albeit a limited one. I can see the potential for it, as the thing is super accurate and can sense very small finger movements. However, it's really still a novelty at this point. Am looking forward to seeing what the dev world can do with it now that it's publicly available. You can check out my full review here (hat tip to +Sharif Sakr for helping me with it)
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/22/leap-motion-controller-review/

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Oh goody! Samsung's got a new Exynos 5 Octa coming. Hopefully it shows up in more phones than the first version has: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/18/samsung-new-exynos-5-octa-soc-coming-next-week/

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Atheer Labs may be onto something. I've thought that a big problem for smart glasses is coming up with a UI that makes sense and isn't awkward. This natural human interface is promising. Am really looking forward to seeing how it gets refined.

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A recounting of my brief chat with Sir Richard yesterday. Yes he's as gracious (and awesome) in person as you want him to be.
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