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We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your… - Google - Google+
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Google Handwriting Input allows you to handwrite text on your phone or tabl...
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Took a ride in the Tesla P85D and tested 3.1 seconds 0-60 mph.
Step one: go to Controls and select "INSANE" under ACCELERATION
Step two: pedal to the metal
Step three: start breathing again after 3.1 seconds
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When we launched Project Loon in 2013 we hoped to answer a single question - could balloons be used to connect people to the Internet? Proving that this was possible in our New Zealand launch then led the team to start asking a much larger question - how can we make this work for everyone, no matter where they are in the world? How do you manufacture enough balloons to be able to provide coverage anywhere in the world and then launch them and control them so that there is always a balloon overhead to provide connection to the user on the ground?

In this latest video Project Lead Mike Cassidy offers a glimpse behind the scenes into how the Project Loon team have been tackling the challenges involved in moving from small scale, one-off launches and tests, to the scale and automation required to make balloon-powered Internet for all a reality.
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Rendering performance is crucial to the UX of any website or web app. So do you know your layout thrashing from your paint storms? How about when’s best to schedule your JavaScript? +Paul Lewis is here to help you to find out with his brand new +Udacity course!
This course will demystify the browser's rendering pipeline and make it easy for you to build high performance web apps .
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Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (, which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at
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Well damn, color me impressed.  It reads my heinous chicken scratches with more accuracy than I'd have believed.  You can even write letters on top of each other.  Beats the pants off of the old Palm stuff.  Nice work, Google!  I wonder if this can replace SwiftKey for me...
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I am a programmer / tech lead at UC Davis.  I'm living in West Sacramento California, but I'm originally from Switzerland.

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