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Todd Townsend
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Can't ignore hard data.
This is why I emphasize TWODA - Things We Ought to be Doing Anyway. It's fine to ask questions - yes, skeptical ones(!) - about climate change consensus.  But only a fool would refuse to do basic, prudent and sensible precautionary measures, just in case scientists and experts turn out to be right.   

And no, the agenda of (nearly all ) science-friendly folk is NOT to "ruin the economy" or to "shiver and starve in the dark."  TWODA is about investing prudently in energy efficiency -- and after 25 years of delay, the new car mileage standards are working brilliantly.  Efficiency that would save us all money, create energy independence and have scores of other benefits...

...hence the acronym TWODA... Things We Ought to be Doing Anyway... even if climate change were completely wrong!

It is the utter refusal to negotiate even mild versions of TWODA that belies every denialist claim of reasonableness, and exposes it as a raving, anti-science cult.
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 Agree with every word and have heard the same from many. Where are the Chromebooks with 1080P and up, high quality displays? Maybe +Caesar Sengupta has a surprise for us this year?
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+Caesar Sengupta Congratulations of the Chromebook explosion and new models. Hoping to see some higher end offerings (1800p screens, I5/I7 & 8gb ram) in the near future. Think Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running ChromeOS.
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Not only will Tesla lead this change in the auto industry, its example  will also accelerate the destruction of other "protected" business models that desperately resist reinvention, preferring to hold out until the last dying breath, instead of innovating on their own, staying ahead, and transforming their own industries. #teslamotors   #elonmusk  
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The IPhone initiated the current smartphone revolution, Project Aura portends of the second.
The smartphone is one of the most empowering and intimate objects in our lives. Yet most of us have little say in how the device is made, what it does, and how it looks. And 5 billion of us don't have one. What if you could make thoughtful choices about exactly what your phone does, and use it as a creative canvas to tell your own story?  

Project Ara. Designed exclusively for 6 billion people.  

We’re excited to announce the first Ara Developers’ Conference, to be held April 15-16, 2014. The Developers’ Conference will be held online, with a live webstream and interactive Q&A capability. A limited number of participants will be able to attend in person at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

We plan a series of three Ara Developers’ Conferences throughout 2014. The first of these will focus on the alpha release of the Ara Module Developers’ Kit (MDK). The MDK, which we expect to release online in early April, is a free and open platform specification and reference implementation that contains everything you need to develop an Ara module. The Developers’ Conference will consist of a detailed walk-through of existing and planned features of the Ara platform, a briefing and community feedback sessions on the alpha MDK, and an announcement of a series of prize challenges for module developers. The complete Developers’ Conference agenda will be out in the next few weeks at projectara.com.

The Developers’ Conference, as the name suggests, is a forum targeted at developers so priority for on-site attendance will reflect this. For others - non-developers and Ara enthusiasts - we welcome you to join us via the live webstream. That said, we invite developers of all shapes and sizes: from major OEMs to innovative component suppliers to startups and new entrants into the mobile space.

We’re excited to take this next step with Project Ara, and see where the developer community takes the platform!

--Paul Eremenko, Head, Project Ara, Google ATAP
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Rare birds both, whose combined visions always keep us pointed (way) up. +Tesla Motors +SpaceX 
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Impatiently waiting for Google to add true VOIP to Hangouts for Android as they did in the IOS version. The functionality will help determine my next device & carrier. Will supplant wifi calling on T-Mobile so I can get a Nexus 5. Hopefully +Nikhyl Singhal and +Matt Bariletti will have some good news very soon!
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Total connectivity will redefine what it means to "live" in a community, both physically and mentally. Could our future consist of many "homes"?
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We may be one country legally, but we are eleven in objective reality. The idea of a 12th area in the form of a unregulated, experimental "tech utopia" to fast track innovation, as outlined by +Larry Page,  and Balaji Srinivasan in his speech at #startupschool could not be more timely and relevant. 
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