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New Scientist News: Gadgets powered wirelessly at home with a simple Wi-Fi router. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwsua8-x8
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... which makes it extra creepy to me :(.
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Many years ago, while teaching, I did not write in my journal for like six months, I felt like that six months had literally disappeared. Anyone who creates, can relate to what Tove Lo says here .. hugs to here :)
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perfect for a monday, not any monday, but a post IO monday ..
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On making a 1,000 searches in a month, ~ 15,000 a year - and with voice search increasing for me by 500%, I would urge everyone to visit https://history.google.com/history and see how you use Search ..
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another useful video and in keeping with my own thoughts - about audio and that mixer mic, whether that's a Tascam or a Zoom they have excellent built in mics, so is it really necessary to connect the Rode (always)? In other words - do you ever use the native built in mics for the Zoom H1 & 5? (as you know, i have the H1) .. thanks
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+Mike Downes the benefits are that a microphone has a shot-gun which isolates the sound a little better than the built in ones, which are better for recording the ambience of a space. Also I can get the microphone up on a boom so it's out of the shot, and yet still have control of the record button / audio meters on the Zoom H5, which is a big deal.
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to all, create application shortcut (now missing win7)

Until a few days ago, I could use Settings > More Tools > Create Application Shortcut - now it's disappeared..
Can anyone tell me if feature is retired? Has a bug etc?

Or advise on another way to open a URL and hide address bar (very useful as i screen record, and App SHortcut gives me a clean rectangular view) ..
Google Groups allows you to create and participate in online forums and email-based groups with a rich experience for community conversations.
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All these little tutorials on how to make the world of difference
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In many ways probably the most important blog post you would ever read
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nice job Ben & Crissie, love this ..
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Our design team just released Cardboard Design Lab. It helps you learn VR design principles by walking you through them in VR.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.cardboard.apps.designlab
Enjoy an educational and immersive journey through principles for developin...
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Sit back and enjoy what Tango can do - tons to think about and show in here with +Johnny Lee ..
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My Story Spheres (edit 31 May 2015) in order of newest first. If you see any you like (mine or otherwise, save them as a favourite).

13 Birdsong in Spring 
12 Broomfield Centenary Wood 
11 Broomfield Community fresh air fitness 
10 West Midlands Police
9 Usain Bolt London 2012
8 Sounds of London
7 Birmingham UK from the Air
6 Being Creative
5 The Test Card
4 The Willow Tree
3 The Library
2 The Field
1 The Cathedral

I had an embedded story sphere here, but as took up so much space deleted it as you are best with full screen viewing :) 

If you are thinking about design, then Google IO ran a brilliant session on Designing for VR, here th link and I have a g+ collection for IO too. 
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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing - Google Groups
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing. After hearing about Story Spheres a few days ago, I called it a dream come true. I made a resource blog p

The World Beyond Your Head – Books on Google Play
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From Matthew Crawford, 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time' (Sunday Times), comes The World Beyond Your Head - a hugely ambiti

You have reached a limit for sending mail - Google Product Forums
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You have reached a limit for sending mail, donniccolo, 14/04/15 07:43. Despite not sending many emails, not using many recipients, and not r

AZ Screen Recorder - No Root - แอปพลิเคชัน Android ใน Google Play
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Featured on Google Play Home Page, Android Police, Yahoo News, CNET, Android Central, Droid-Life and more.AZ Screen Recorder is the best app

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***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO*** Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth. No Audio = Normal. The

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Make your videos even more interactive with cards
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As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you

Hide YouTube Comments
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Hides all user comments on YouTube. The extension is very lightweight. You cannot turn the comment-hiding functionality off (but…

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Google Product Forums · YouTube video thumbnail choices and custom thumbnail showing as gray with 3 dots. How do I fix? Neco Turkienicz, 21-

Broods
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Over the last eight months Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) have distinguished themselves as one of the most c

Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
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Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

Highlight to Search
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Highlight to Search allows you search keywords by highlighting instead of typing them into a search box.

Google Quick Scroll
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Quick Scroll lets you jump directly to the relevant bits of a Google search result.

Google Maps API Checker
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Checks websites for proper Google Maps API for Business implementation.

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Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.

PageSpeed Insights (by Google)
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PageSpeed Insights analyzes the performance of your web pages and provides suggestions to make them faster.

BBC News
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The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel, to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better ov

Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Great place for a drink and a chat, great location and free wifi at 9.49 meg, what's not to like :)
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Fantastic Village Hall with a ton of facilities. I find the Outdoor Exercise Equipment just amazing, so brilliant to use, have made a photosphere of it all :)
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