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I touched a Moto 360 
2nd-gen Moto 360 is faster and more compact, and it comes in a women's version.
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Thanks for the detailed info +Ron Amadeo​​. I really like the external hardware this time, but the internal hardware was a let down. I was hoping for a specialized smart watch processor and an NFC tag.

The video was great too! It would've looked even better on my TV, but the cast button was hidden behind the title of the video. Couldn't touch it no matter what I did. Please pass this on to the Ars videos guy. I was watching the video on my phone BTW.
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My latest network check: 157.4Mbps download, 3.5Mbps upload, 100% Wi-Fi efficiency. Via #GoogleOn
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+Samriddha Basu I actually have MTNL. And considering that they are famous for pathetic service and frequent disconnects I never have had any downtime in 5-6 years plus service rarely falls below 7 Mbps. 
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I'm live on This Week In Google! https://twit.tv/live
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Awesome!
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Oh yeah this is happening tomorrow.
Twitch.tv finally gets some real competition in the game live streaming market.
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Time for a career change. 
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The Theoretical OnePlus 2
Here's my OnePlus 2 review. It's a great deal for $330-$380 if you can buy one. You can't though, so this is all kind of meaningless. The deal seems too good to be true because it is. 

The pricing scheme is a lot like Xiaomi, but the difference is that Xiaomi is a business and can do this at scale—they can sell millions of phones and anyone (in the countries they do business in) can buy one.

OnePlus doesn't sell phones at scale and doesn't seem to be much of a business. The company only sold 500,000 phones last year. Keep that in mind when you look at the 4-million-person-deep waitlist. Xiaomi sells that many phones in a few hours. 

The invite system exists because OnePlus would straight up go out of business if they really sold millions of phones at this price. And I bet most of those 500,000 devices were sold months and months after the initial release date, when component prices were lower.

They make a phone they can't afford to sell, make lots of noise, get lots of press, and then... nothing. I'm not sure what the end goal is, but it all feels very dishonest.

As a member of the press I'm very weary in my role in all of this which is why I only do the bare minimum of OnePlus coverage. So here's a review of this magical unicorn phone.
Great pricing and specs are tarnished by questionable feature selection.
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OnePlus fanboys disapprove this.
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G+ Collections without the spam?
Is there anyway to add a bunch of old posts to a collection without every single reshare being blasted out to everyone?
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Correct.
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YESSSSSSS. Correctly predicted on 5/21/15. (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/05/google-tracker-io-2015-edition-android-m-chromecast-2-and-lots-more/)

I GET TO USE MY MARSHMALLOW BAG MORE! =D
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Ready to make smores 
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Google OnHub Review
This is more of an investigation than a review. So much of it doesn't work yet, but it's still interesting.
Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router. Tomorrow? We have no idea. (Ok, maybe some idea.)
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+Ron Amadeo​ I just read another report about junk speeds. I believe you now ;)

http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/#competition
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This Week in Google
The TWiG Episode with me +Leo Laporte  +Jeff Jarvis and +Mike Elgan is up!

My favorite moment is at about 11:45, https://youtu.be/vVecweNCzK0?t=707 where the S-Pen gets stuck in the Note purely from gravity. 
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+Dmitriy Briskin It's not a guarantee you will break it. I just pulled and hoped for the best. 
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Brace yourselves for #pengate  
Samsung's new auto-ejecting S-Pen slot design doesn't seem to be that robust.
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+Cory Wilson​ Through the screen? Like through a crack?
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Google Wi-Fi Router/Smarthome hub!
Crazy that this is 1) a smarthome hub and 2) not actually from Nest, the Google (now Alphabet) division that bought Revolv. Presumably Nest is still working on its own, separate smart home hub.
Google's take on a Wi-Fi router makes it the communication hub for your home.
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+Robert Duić state of the art.
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Another green Android statue just holding a snack though? What happened to the Andromorphized snack statues? Google should have talked to Columbia Pictures... (from http://dollyoblong.com/)
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+Nicholas Rumas It was really cute..
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