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Guess I've got some work to do. 
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Yeah, throw the iPhone straight into the trash! Big disappointment!
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Went for a walk this morning with the Samsung IconX earbuds, which plug in to S Health on this Note 7 and offer heart rate monitoring and some other extras. Learned a couple of things:

1. Running S Health in fitness tracking mode while listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast and playing Pokémon Go is absolute chaos though Bluetooth earbuds.

2. My neighborhood could stand to be a little flatter.

3. The little shop ¾ mile from my house isn't open until 8 on Saturdays so I couldn't grab a bottle of water.

4. There's a Charmander nest near the Fire Station, which I found hilarious.
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+Russell Holly I tried the Jaybird X2's when Amazon had a sale on them back in July for $80. I found them uncomfortable and couldn't get the earbuds to fit properly in my ears to provide the optimum sound. I tried all the included tips and inner ear size attachments. I thought they were still overpriced at $80 due to my experience.

I'm currently still using my trusty Motorola S-11 HD's. I think I bought them a few years ago around $40 and they still sound awesome and last around 4-5 hours on a charge. That's all I really ever need anyway.
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We're running this really cool test on Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. Before putting up a ton of photos comparing some of the more capable phones out there with one of us telling you which was best, we stripped the EXIF data and have created a big poll for everyone to vote.

Each time you load the page the order you see the images are randomized, and we aren't even telling you which phones are being used. It's blind, it's random, and the results will be available in about a week. The best part of this experiment so far is looking at the comments on each site.

http://www.imore.com/blind-smartphone-camera-comparison-which-do-you-think-best
http://www.windowscentral.com/which-smartphone-camera-do-you-think-best
http://www.androidcentral.com/which-smartphone-camera-do-you-think-best

Windows Central is an immediate dumpster fire, with people still claiming the best camera on a phone is a Lumia from three years ago and a bunch of other nonsense.

Android Central is slightly less of a dumpster fire but still pretty bad, filled with folks trying so hard to figure out a way to insert their own bias into the mix.

iMore is probably my favorite, with many of the comments aimed at Apple's talking points of color accuracy. It doesn't matter which photo they find the most visually pleasing or detailed, they want to know which was the truest to life.

I love all of this. It's an incredible mess and I can't wait to see the final results.

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Some of them were very hard to pick, but some were easy. One camera took really blurry shots.

Also, using a tripod with smartphone. Out would be good so the pictures are as close as possible. 
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Can't stop laughing. Watch it until the end.
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+Paul Ryder People are fucking angry. We know for fact the democratic primary was rigged now. They should just force Clinton to quit and let the better candidate crush Trump.
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One hour with Google Allo.
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+Iagoba Apellaniz There are only a few places I trust side loading apps from. +APK Mirror​ is one. +Artem Russakovskii​ runs a tight ship over there.
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"The Star Trek universe appeals to me because it is an unapologetically progressive view of technology and our human capacities."

"But Deep Space Nine starts to question some of the uncomfortable contradictions in Star Trek’s progressivism, which I personally find to be more meaningful than believing the right things from the beginning."
The show that pushed Star Trek (and 1993 television) to the structural limits.
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Sorry, I was more than a little lit when in this thread. For those interested in the Best Bova, he did the work for you:

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Bova-2-BAEN/dp/1476781591/ref=pd_sbs_14_t_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FJXRDWMHYKQ2GTHYF867
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Chimichurri pork flatbread with Roma tomatoes and poblano cream sauce.

Yes.
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Teach me your ways
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+Erin Moriarty​ vaped our cat.
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What a glorious creature.
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Genuinely surprised it took this long.
Senator had refused to endorse nominee at Republican convention
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" Obviously didn't pray about it because God would've smacked him and told him Trump is the antichrist. "
What?
lol
Brazil, USA, Europe.. what all this " messianic" kind of leaders have in common?
History/past? today?
Let me guess!
MESSIANIC!
lol
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Sure, why not. #threefictionalcharacters in no particular order. 
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"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."... Just a reminder. 😊😉 Cheers!
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This is... odd.
 
Friends with #GoogleAllo can send you messages on Android even if you haven't installed the app yet. Here's how:
On Android, friends with Allo can bug you even if you haven't installed the app yet.
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nobody cares about the SMS support outside of the US 
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This made my day.
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Needs a banana for size. 
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I write things.
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I accidentally became a tech blogger, who then accidentally became an Author. Or something. Maybe. I'm never quite sure one way or the other. Hi.

If you're here for the writer bits, I cover mobile tech primarily. Sometimes I just pick stuff up and go with it though, there's really no rhyme or reason to it. 

My posts will also include the random thoughts of a Husband and Father of three. I won't bother to convince you we are the same person. 
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I will try anything twice. Once to see if it is a bad idea, and once more just to be absolutely certain it was a bad idea.
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Everything about the food at this place was amazing. The Bang Bang Shrimp, the Crab Pompano, and the fantastic coconut creme pie for desert was perfect. I will absolutely be returning to this restaurant.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Amazing Food, great service, completely amazing selection of scotch.
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