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When my Cube says there is a network problem, it's never the networks fault. :-(
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I have both the sony google tv and the asus cube and this problem is happening for both. not my phone though.  I think its due to the new google format.
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This is really cool.  With two clicks and you can set up a charity to recieve 0.5% of amazon purchases! 
http://smile.amazon.com/
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Howdy Hangouts Developers!

Today we are releasing the Background Replacement and Background Blur APIs to the stable channel. With these APIs you can blur the background in the video feed or replace it with images of your choosing. These APIs are available for use on desktop hangouts video calls.

To see this in action, check out the Effects app and look for backgrounds. https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/?gid=fx

We look forward to seeing your use of these APIs and, as always, welcome feedback.

Cheers,
-Hangouts Team
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Thank you for sharing it, I am very grateful for all that sharing can help you give me the performance and activities.
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Hangout at the beach, no sunscreen required!

The Google Effects app brings fun overlays and sounds to Hangouts, and today we're updating the app with a number of new features:

- Background effects: Now you can blur your background in the video feed or replace it with a beautiful image. Hangout from a beach or glacier without leaving your living room!

- Launch at startup: You now have the option to automatically launch the Effects app when you start a Hangout. We also remember which background and overlays you like the most. 

We hope these improvements to the Google Effects app make your Hangouts even more fun. Backgrounds in particular are still experimental, so please share your feedback so we can continue making them better!

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I can offer Max Headroom background in motion ;) https://plus.google.com/112336147904981294875/posts/ZXn2wLjtu44
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More Hangouts love for different bandwidth environments

Today we're excited to launch two new features that improve the Hangouts experience in areas with low and/or unreliable connectivity:

1) Bandwidth slider. At the top right of every hangout is a new slider that lets you adjust your bandwidth preferences in real-time. This makes it easier to keep hangouts going, even in areas with poor connectivity.

2) Audio-only mode. Choose this mode to send and receive audio only, and thus, significantly reduce your bandwidth requirements. Other participants will only see your profile picture, but they'll hear you loud and clear.

Both of these features are coming your way today but they're rolling out separately so you may see one before you see the other. Very soon both features will be available to everyone, so give 'em a try and let us know what you think! Thanks for your patience.

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Yep, that was what I worked on last quarter.
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Must... Resist...
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Use self restraint, now :}
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Howdy Hangouts Developers,

I have an idea for a neat hangout app but lack the time to implement it. I bequeath it to you.

As many of you know, the effects api supports attaching arbitrary image overlays to face features such as the users lips or nose. One could create a "South Park" style animation by attaching several overlays to the face. The entire video feed could have a large static overlay for the background for a more immersive experience.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you talented folks come up with.

Cheers
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Howdy Hangouts Developers,

We're listening to your feedback and one great suggestion we received was to add opacity control to face, hand and static overlays. Please check out the new setOpacity API in the Developer Channel and have fun improving your effects!

https://developers.google.com/+/hangouts/api-dev/#gapi.hangout.av.effects.FaceTrackingOverlay-methods

Cheers,

Thor,  Kai and the API Team
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good look
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Darn, you have to live in the US to apply. Exciting project though!
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