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Gave The Silent Age a go last night. I couldn't fork over my $5 for the second episode fast enough. The puzzles aren't all that difficult, which I'm fine with, and there was a lot of just walking back and forth. And the ending was a little abrupt. But I loved the storyline otherwise, and the animation was perfect. Almost a throwback to all those years of King's Quest. 

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This game is really awesome 
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I'm really big in Italy, apparently.
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I never understood why Samsung decided this was a good app to bake into their phones. I've personally never used, but knowing it's there irks me
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OK, folks. Looks like we finally killed our link shortener on G+ posts, so you should be able to open stories directly in our app again. (Not sure what broke, but we fixed it. For now.) Sorry 'bout that!

And, BTW, if you've yet to try our app, DO IT!!! It's getting better all the time! 
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+Phil Nickinson​, Um... It stopped working tonight on Facebook? Any reason why? I think it was working 15 min ago.
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And it's actually a little more than just a dumb pipe. Very cool.
 
Google's OnHub routers (there are two models as you'll recall from our review) are simple devices that were lacking one pretty major feature at launch — guest networks. That's about to change with a new firmware update on the routers themselves, and the companion apps that go along with them. First you'll need the updated version of the Google On app, available now. You'll also need updated firmware on the router itself — version 7647.72.0 and up. (We're still on 7390.62.9 at the moment.) From there, you'll set up the guest network in the app settings, choosing a guest network name and password. (Make sure they're different from your main network for obvious reasons.) And after that you can choose which of your connected devices — Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Apple TV, printers, etc. — you want users of the guest network to have access to. So it's more than just a dumb pipe. And that's smart. To connect to any of those devices, you'll have your guest visit On.Here w...
Google's OnHub routers (there are two models as you'll recall from our review) are simple devices that were lacking one pretty major feature at launch — guest networks. That's about to change.
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There wasnt a single word concerning guest networks in Jerry's original take on it, which says a lot about the value of the feature (and review) I guess..
http://www.androidcentral.com/google-onhub-review-it-just-works
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Google Contributor sure can change the tenor of a website. 
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+Daniel Citrin I saw the picture and actually misread the title as "Furry".
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Proper double-ended recording + some professional editing sounds soooooooo good.
 
This week we round up the latest leaks and rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and HTC One M10 as we edge closer to Mobile World Congress in Spain. Plus we help Phil's tablet dilemma (or not) and answer more of your questions live on air. Podcast MP3 URL: http://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/androidcentral272.mp3...
Even we're not immune to the siren call of what may (or may not) be.
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I stand corrected, Phil's audio is smoothed out...
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Hey, folks. A new beta build will land your way in a couple hours.

Big things here are the addition of App Invites, which are a great way to tell your friends all about this awesome Android Central App you've been using. (That's assuming you have friends who don't use our app already. We know, it sounds weird to us, too.)

Plus we've starting implementing some basic search functions via app indexing, only they're a little backward. (One step at a time.) When you start a search in Google's search box you might well notice story results showing up with Lloyd next to them. Tap the result and the story will open right in the app. For now that'll only happen for stories you've already read in the app. (Told you one step at a time here.) Still, it's very cool.

Plus we've done a little more work with Google Analytics, so we can better tell what parts of the app folks are using, and what they're not. (And so we can keep track of how many app invites are going out.)

Have fun. Test things. Break things. We'll fix 'em. (And, yes, we see the quote marks in the app invites. That'll be fixed before this build leaves beta.)

And thanks!
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Yes, but ... I'd argue selling the app a la carte — and later making it free with paid themes — never was real the business model in the first place. 

SwiftKey always was a VC-funded company. For sure the licensing deals (and other arms like SwiftKey Healthcare) would have brought in far more revenue than simple app sales, but I'm willing to bet there always was an exit strategy for this one.

Doesn't mean the app will cease to exist, or that the prediction technology (which is some serious stuff if you've ever gotten to talk to the good doctors who founded this thing) stops working. 

Assuming Microsoft doesn't kill SwiftKey (the app) like it did Sunrise (and I don't think it will), this is a good thing for a lot of folks. 
 
There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.

Some food for thought:
There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.
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+Dimi 7​​ http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/google-aims-to-archive-all-human-knowledge-140821.htm

I don't believe that was THE article I read but there are other recent ones like it.

Just because people have the same objective, doesn't mean they'll co-operate.

+Mark Stronge​​​ I cant locate the old information, but recall the terms indexing (syn. Organizing), archiving and centralization.
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Oy. This guy. (Five years ago today, apparently.)
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look at that strapping young man with hair

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Yikes.
 
Hi everyone. The cable reviews are going to slow down a little bit due to an incident that happened with one cable...

A cable managed to destroy my test equipment, including my $1499 Pixel 2. I've done an analysis of the failure, and it's a really bad mistake they made.

Needless to say, I am very unhappy, and this is going to affect how quickly I get through cables and other accessories in the short term since my computer is dead.

#USBC  
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Looks legit.
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Oh, dang. My email storage actually is low. I think this was meant for me.
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Huzzah!
 
'Unpacked' event expected to showcase Galaxy S7 series ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's official — Samsung has sent out invites to an "Unpacked" launch event on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. CET (that's 1 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT) in Barcelona, Spain. For the third year running, the company will unveil new flagship phones — the Galaxy S7 series — ahead of Mobile World Congress, which this year takes place in the Catalan capital from February 22 to 25. This time around we're expecting to see at least two, and possibly three Galaxy S7 models, including a regular flat S7 and a curvy S7 edge. There've also been rumors that a larger GS7 edge+ may break cover at the same time as its smaller cousins. Either way, it'll be a crucial launch for Samsung as it attempts to hold onto market share in the face of increasing competition from Chinese rivals. But Samsung won't be alone in Barcelona. Local rival LG is holding its own event in the city on February 21, whe...
It's official — Samsung will hold an 'Unpacked' event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, where it's expected to showcase the Galaxy S7 series.
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Wings were good. Service was meh. (Too much in a hurry, kinda blew off a kids order.) Lots of TVs, but HD that I could see. Good free WiFi.
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Can't beat Starbucks inside the hotel. Rooms were clean. Internet speed left a lot to be desired.
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LOVE Dr. Ellis! :)
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Great dive bar in Hell's Kitchen.
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Smack in the middle of town, security lines are quick. Not much in the way of amenities, but you're not likely to be waiting long. Can be oddly warm inside in the mornings.
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Better bar than restaurant, but the sandwiches are HUGE. Can be too loud when there' sa band inside.
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