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After a big song and dance about Motorola's update policy it looks like the real answer is what I originally reported: No monthly security updates.
Motorola says it is "more efficient" to bundle security updates into fewer releases.
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Product law says you must up keep the product line old and new products and that includes software and hardware updates.
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Google Maps on the NYC Subway: what the heck is this green text with a sideways Wi-Fi (?) symbol next to it?

My wild guess is that this is some kind of beacon tech? I've never seen it before though...
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+Ron Amadeo That post is from a year ago. The feature got an update that added the symbol, it seems. 
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I love my HTC Vive. It's an awesome device, but don't read too much into the branding. It's awesome because of Valve, not HTC.
HTC gets all the branding credit, but Valve is the driving force behind the Vive.
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lol its how murch?
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Nest is all hype
Wrote a bit about Nest now that Fadell is out. The company has always moved at a glacial pace (I say this as a Nest customer), which was fine when it was a startup, but at Alphabet it's a consumer tech company that gets totally outclassed by Google.

Fadell try to build an Apple-like company where he was Steve Jobs—the person at the center of everything. With him gone, is there anything left to salvage?

We've already heard about people leaving due to the working conditions, so it doesn't sound like there's a huge base of awesome engineers there. What exactly would Google be saving?

Sales have been below expectations, too. And it seems Google has given up waiting and is making its own smart home devices now (OnHub, Google Home). I think the right move is to sell Nest.
Nest quadrupled its employees, launched no new products, and caused constant bad PR.
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Photoshop is MAGIC!
"Oh did you need more picture? We'll just generate more picture. It's cool."
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You can already do that with the crop and content aware fill actions in series. This just merges the two. 
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THE PLAY STORE ON CHROMEBOOKS!

All that ARC stuff was thrown out though. 
Under the hood, Google takes a brand new approach to Android apps on Chrome OS.
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Jah days true bcus some of phone HV small space
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Get your dongles ready! Here's my Moto Z review.

I miss the Google Motorola.
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How can they come out and say no security updates? WTF is that!?
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A Google Maps Google Map
Google and LinkedIn swapped some real estate, moving LinkedIn across town and giving Google space to expand. The string of street addresses in the original report weren't particularly enlightening for me, though. So I mapped it all out.
LinkedIn gets Google buildings across town, Google gets more contiguous land.
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Dónde se ubica chedraui picacho
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Why not have two Recent Apps buttons in split screen?

So here's an idea: Right now in split screen mode, the Recent Apps button only works for one half of the screen—the bottom in portrait and the right in landscape, which is pretty lame. Why not switch to two Recent Apps buttons in split screen mode—one for each half of the screen?

Have "Left / Right" and "Top / Bottom" pairs for the Recent Apps button. That system bar is made of pixels for a reason, take advantage of it! Here's a quick mockup:
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Remix OS has this already. 
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THE GOOGLE PHONE doesn't add up
Can I just say that the difference between building your own phone from scratch vs co-designing one with an OEM is probably very small, with the big difference being that a from-scratch build will piss off a lot of OEMs?

Like would anyone significantly complain about a Nexus device based on the HTC 10? That hardware is fine. It's the software that matters, and Google already has full control over that with the Nexus program. So what exactly would it be gaining here?

Also this would mean Google is going to release THREE phones in the next six months?!
Rumors say Google wants to build hardware from scratch, but what will that accomplish?
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Maybe they aren't selling as many Nexus phones as they think they should be. If they open back up to the carriers with a G branded phone I do believe they would sell more pure phones. That being said, I agree that it doesn't make sense to offer both unless they are distinctly different. Guess we'll find out soon enough what they are thinking.
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Oh yeah, I was on +All About Android this week. Go watch!
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Saw it. Good episode.
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Fair Use!
Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.
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+M Blu​ Jake Weisz is an idiot and nothing you say will change his caustic opinions.
Block him and move on like the rest of us. 
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