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Hey Nexus users in the US, UK, Mexico, and Nordic countries -- hot on the heals of the Nougat rollout we've got another (non-desert-related) treat for you! We've just started rolling out Wi-Fi Assistant (which Project Fi customers already have) which will help you automatically create a secure connection through open W-Fi routers.

You'll know when you get the new functionality when Google Connectivity Services gets updated on your phone or tablet. Then the next time your Wi-Fi is on while you're in range of an open network, you'll get a notification to help you set this up.

The Nexus Help Center has a nice write-up on Wi-Fi Assistant including how to turn it on/off or troubleshoot issues with it:
https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6327199
 
Keep your connection speed high and your data bill low with Wi-Fi Assistant, a feature that allows you to automatically and securely connect to more than a million, free open Wi-Fi hotspots. Originally a Project Fi exclusive feature, we are now expanding Wi-Fi Assistant to all Nexus users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. This will roll out to users over the next few weeks. Learn more: http://goo.gl/8I4wcA
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Finally got to see +Lindsey Stirling​ live in concert. Such a fun show! There was a lot more choreography than I expected. It's amazing to see a person move that much while still playing the violin so well.
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Love her...glad the show lived up to hope.
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One of the nice things about working from Google's San Francisco office for a day is that you can take nice panorama shots from one of the balconies. 
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Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con was mostly about Ballroom 20 and the DC television block. Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash, and Arrow all had great panels. Flash was especially good since it's clear Barry really, really screwed up the universe at the end of the last season.

We also got to see some nice cosplay including Optimus Prime vs Megatron (they talked out their differences) and a full size Reinhardt from Overwatch.

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+Varun Rao to be clear they aren't redoing Flashpoint, but they are doing a similar concept called Flashpoint because Barry really has screwed up the television universe across multiple shows. 
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San Diego Comic-Con 2016's first full day was fun if not totally full. In addition to wandering the dealer's room I also enjoyed starting my day with a panel featuring G. Willow Wilson, the writer of the fantastic Ms. Marvel comic,who ran through her origin story. It really shed a lot of light on how she writes.

And since we'd conveniently dressed in Star Trek clothing it was great that the surprise hit panel of the day was on the legality of Star Trek where several lawyers, including one of California's Supreme Court Justices -- all of whom were deep Trek fans -- ran through the legal ramifications of several Trek episodes that featured trials. For example in the photo below if you look closely at the slide on the screen you can see that they're debating the legal culpability of an intelligent being when bonded to an intelligent symbiote, when the alleged crime was committed when the intelligent symbiote was bonded to a different host. Fascinating stuff!

We wrapped up our day with the Her Universe fashion show. We went last year as well, and I must say this year was even better. C'mon Her Universe, please launch a companion business His Universe and take all my money!

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Looks like it fun to be at and am glad you all are having a great time. Paul, have you heard about the NEW Star Trek series coming to tv? I am watching right now Star Trek: The Next Generation tv series. It comes on almost every day with anywhere from 2-20 episodes a day. I have watched all the Trek series and movies many times over. Does that qualify me as a "Trekkie"?
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Thanks for the good times Japan! Even though it was raining the last couple of days I was here, I will definitely be back to explore this land much more thoroughly. 
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Android 7.0 Nougat is here! Want to see what the latest and greatest is from Google's mobile operating system? This blog post will break it down for you.

The rollout to Nexus devices starts today. As with all Nexus rollouts, it'll take a while before it's distributed to all eligible devices.

I've been using it on my Pixel C for a few weeks now, and just installed it on my Nexus 5X. I'm especially fond of the increased responsiveness of the UI and the improvements to battery performance.

Have you been testing Nougat or received the update yet? What do you think?
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Last night's concert fun was +The Piano Guys​. Great music, fun humor. If you haven't seen any of their YouTube videos you should go check them out. 
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The final day of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 also did not disappoint. We started out in fabled Hall H for the Sherlock panel featuring Benedict Cumberbatch. We then enjoyed Cartoon Voices, one of the hidden gems of Comic-Con, where they semi-improved the story of Rapunzel and we laughed our heads off. And we closed off with John Barrowman who treated us to both his Zap Brannigan cosplay and a hilariously entertaining session of songs and stories from his career.

We capped off our trip by seeing Star Trek Beyond. I loved it! Sure, I have quibbles, but it was much better than Into Darkness and had tons of nice bits and nods. It was great to see the reboot crew finally get out on the frontier.

Thanks again San Diego and we'll see you next year!

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Mostly panels at Comic-Con today. Not one, but TWO panels about upcoming story lines for Marvel; I'm optimistic about where they're going post Civil War 2.

We also very much enjoyed the Agents of SHIELD panel where they revealed that Ghost Rider is going to be a thing next season.

We ended the evening laughing our heads off enjoying Chris Hardwick doing stand up, with surprise guests Paul and Storm as the opening act. 
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San Diego Comic-Con 2016 has begun! Some of my highlights from preview night: "easy mode" with the lighter crowds, hugs with friends I generally only see at this con, a Lego statue of Wonder Woman, and the debut of the Captain America statue that will be dedicated in Brooklyn his (movieverse version) home town.

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We have arrived in Tokyo! Here we are doing one of those Tokyo things you just gotta do, crossing the street at the crazy crosswalk outside Shibuya Station. 
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Cool Paul. Size doesn't matter they say, right? It's what we do with what we are that matters. Have fun. And do enjoy one of those hotels, they are so interesting. No downer intended at all mate. It's just that my niece went to Tokyo for a year and she's shorter than I, I'm 6 foot but she would be about 5 foot 8 I think. And she told me that she was a giant effectively there., Maybe it was her being a female that made her stand out. She found it an advantage and quite amusing actually as people always stared at her. Normally she would have been paranoid about that here in Australia but over there she just accepted that she DID stand out. Interesting observation she made and has been much better back home too.

I found those displays of food terribly funny, something we don't get here except as ads that falsify what we actually get usually.

Have fun, is Fuji on the list or have you done that? Bullet trains I wouldn't resist.

Where to next mate?
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  • Google
    Community Manager, 2004 - present
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    Post-production Supervisor, 1994 - 2002
  • Circle Video Productions
    Production Associate, 1991 - 1994
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Introduction
Hello! I'm an Android Community Manager for Google.

Here on Google+ you can expect me to post publicly about:
  • Google, Android, and Nexus
  • Occasional other tech news
  • Geeky stuff like comic books, video games, tabletop RPGs, and scifi & fantasy books/movies/TV
  • Infrequent posts about my travels, social dancing, and wine
Folks in my Friends/Acquaintences/Family/Co-workers circles will also get more personal posts from me.

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About me:
I'm a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. I love rain, clouds, fog, and wind. I feel most at home in California coastal woods or tall snow-covered mountains. Squirrels are amazingly fun to watch and play with, but cats are the best animals to bond with. In college I wore black high-top shoes, part of that elite cadre of black high-top folks -- you know who you are. Technology is a drug I cannot help but be addicted to. And winter is my favorite season of the year, which is why I use Wintergrey as my handle around the web.

I'm a geek, but hopefully one with obsessions beyond traditional geek bounds. My niche interests include gaming (computer/console as well as tabletop RPGs), dancing (
social ballroom and Irish ceili), comic books (American-style and some manga), movies (domestic or foreign, Hollywood or indie), animation ("traditional" and anime), skiing (snow, not water), martial arts, science fiction & fantasy, progressive rock, period events, yadda yadda.

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Bragging rights
I can quote Star Trek 2, do the rise-and-grind, roll for initiative, and update Google+ from my Android phone. Possibly not all at the same time.
Education
  • University of California, Davis
    Rhetoric/Communications & Psychology, 1987 - 1991
  • Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
    1983 - 1987
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