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Thomas Tenkely (Tenkely)
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Buy a +Rachio WiFi Smart Sprinkler Controller and Get a $50 Gift Card

Through Memorial Day, receive a $50 gift card when you purchase a Generation 2 Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller.

I love my 1st gen... this is tempting.

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Google Photo Books are Available Now
They're here: photo books are now available to create and print on iOS ( and Android (

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Amber Alerts. Don't ignore them.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says that a total of 857 children who were reported missing or abducted have been successfully rescued as a direct result of the AMBER alert program. AMBER alerts are designed to get descriptions and…

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+Android​ Wear rolling out to eligible device as early as today... Maybe... We'll see...

Check out @Moto_Support's Tweet:

h/t +Jeffrey Young​

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Loving this new UI!
Welcome to your New Home on Android TV

Android TV brings rich app experiences and entertainment to the biggest screen in your house, and with Android O, we’re making it even easier for users to access content from their favorite apps.

We’ve created a new Android TV home screen, which organizes video content into channels and programs in a way that’s familiar to TV viewers. Each Android TV app can publish multiple channels, which are represented as rows of programs on the home screen. Apps add relevant programs on each channel, and update these programs and channels as users access content or when new content is available.

Also, the Google Assistant on Android TV is coming later this year, and will allow users to quickly find and access content using their voice. Because the Assistant is context-aware, it can help users narrow down what content to play. Users will also be able access the Assistant to control playback, even while a video or music is playing. When the Google Assistant comes to Android TV it will launch in the US on Android devices running M, N, and O.

You can get started developing for the new Android TV home screen using the Android O Developer Preview. To get started, visit the Android O Developer Preview site, and try out the Android TV Channels and Programs codelab for a first-hand experience building an Android TV app.


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Hah! h/t +Spencer Petersen​
This wins ALLLLLLLLL the internets today.


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+Stephen Hall... you punk.
For the record, everyone should read +9to5Google... great site, believe. That said, folks should keep an on on G+ it's got some great focus and effort behind it with a team that is truly listening to and responding to feedback with results.
For those that actually use Google+, its flaws aren’t exactly a secret. The site is plagued with spam, and many still haven’t adjusted to the relative sluggishness of its new web interface. And, with the recent refocus on Communities, Collections (and…

What's wrong with people that just post negative reviews... EVERYWHERE.. before talking to a company... especially if said company has been trying to reach them for days. 

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What's happening on Google+ you ask? Well here you go! 
What's new with Google+

Hey there Plussers! I'm your friendly neighborhood Server Eng Manger, and I wanted to take a little time to tell you some of the great things the G+ team is working on. As always, we listen carefully to your feedback, and in the coming months, we'll be focusing on your most highly requested areas of improvement, including:

• Better spam control
• Enhanced community moderation
• Improvements to the web user experience
• More intuitive navigation and discovery
• Cleaner notifications

And more that we'll reveal as they become available ;)

We've heard your desire to stay informed about G+ product updates. Going forward, you can expect to hear more from me; our Product Managers, like +John Nack, our Program Managers, like +Carter Gibson; and Community Managers, like +Leanne Osborne and +Madeleine DeRome. We'll try our best to reply to questions and keep you up to date on all the great progress.



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This is awesome.
Okay, this is cool: a playable "home screen arcade" for Android. It uses a combination of widgets (for controllers), live wallpaper (for action), and heads-up notifications (for score and game status) to work.

More info + APK here:
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