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Computer Vision (CV) code library in JavaScript in the browser: face detection, feature tracking, color identification, etc. Very impressive (as is all the underlying browser and CV technologies that make it possible).
A modern approach for Computer Vision on the web
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"Thirty years ago, I helped inspire the lead female character in the classic nerd movie. I finally understand why some critics disliked its portrayal of women"
In 1984 two male classmates and I were invited to dinner in Pasadena, California, to talk with the producers and director of a movie that was going to be set in a fictional version of our school, the California Institute of Technology. David Marvit, a senior at the time who...
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Very cool. I'd read a few articles on "behind the scenes"/"making of" stuff about one of my favorite movies, but didn't know how much of Jordan came from a real person. Now I have to hear what she sounds like.
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Google recently announced the Chromebit. This brings the number of Google devices you can attached to your TV to 6:
Android TV
Chromebit
Chromebox
Chromecast
Google TV
Nexus Player
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Great rebuttal by +Rachel Whetstone​ to the +Wall Street Journal​ reports on Google and the FTC.

I read the Wall Street Journal because they occasionally get a scoop on something new from Google. I really have to hold my nose to tolerate the negative slant they put on everything they write about Google. 
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Very impressed with the new battery saving features in +Android  Marshmallow on my Nexus 5. I don't think my phone's ever gone 11 hours without a charge!
Spot-on answers, fast. The smartest shortcut from here to there. Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know. Try out Now on Tap. When you tap & hold on the home button, Now on Tap provides ...
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Ouch!  I'm a moderately heavy user, I thought, and I usually get through a day on one charge.  And that's on a three-year-old phone.

That's mostly internet, though.  Games do eat the battery, but most of them are better on my laptop or the ipad.

What background apps do you run that are worth having to charge your phone every four hours?  Seems like you might as well be chained to a plug.
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Tough read. "It would be much simpler and more effective to impose the equivalent of a carbon tax on garbage,"
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That was a tough read. I'm surprised that composting is such a loss leader. I'd be curious to learn more about the carbon cycle for biodegradable plastics. If they replaced most of our conventional, recyclable plastics, such as yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, etc., would that at least fare better in landfills? And what if manufacturers were incentivized through the marketplace to switch to packaging that "accomplishes more" (i.e. paper, cardboard and metals)? Perhaps lessening our dependence on plastics would help keep recycling viable(?).
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Hard to pass up a matching donation.
Donate to help refugees and migrants in urgent need. Google will match your donation.
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Script to download all the images (e.g. for using as desktop wallpaper) from the Google Earth View extension for Chrome.
pretty-earth - Scripts to download beautiful images from google earth
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How exactly do I run this?
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NASA posts an image of Saturn's moon Mimas/The Death Star on May the 4th #starwars
The great eye of Saturn's moon Mimas, a 130-kilometer-wide (80-mile) impact crater called Herschel, stares out from the battered moon. Several individual ringlets within the F ring are resolved here, and the small moon Atlas is also seen faintly outside the main rings.
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+eric chow dangit stole my line.
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Great new Chrome extension from Google. Speeds up page load and improves privacy by proxying some of your traffic through Google.
Reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize pages you visit.
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