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We're celebrating our 50th release. Thank you all for being a part of our journey!
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ServiceWorker, WebBluetooth, WebUSB, and on and on. You are rocking it. Thanks for Chrome!


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I like not seeing ads. Contributor has worked fairly well, though I wish it worked even more places. Interesting to see $3 of my $5/month going to wunderground as I check the weather daily. 
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Oh, I never bothered to look for a wunderground subscription. One nice thing is just not worrying about what site I'm going to go visit -- if they're using that ad network the payments just work. I'd rather subscribe to e.g. 3 ad network opt-out things (like contributor) than picking 3+ sites where ads bother me the most. I just want them gone everywhere.

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Long, but great perspective, history, visualizations, and insight on energy & electric vehicles: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/06/how-tesla-will-change-your-life.html
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I miss LineDrive maps.
Once upon a time, there was a website called MapBlast. This was during the wild frontier days of online road maps about ten years ago, when MapQuest was king and Google Maps was but a gleam in the ...
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The good old days

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Unity WebGL export now fully supported. http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/12/07/unity-5-3-webgl-updates/

I'm a tad late resharing this news from last month, but it's great to see. Unity enables many developers, and exporting for the web has been of high value. It's great to see things working without any plugin installation! Click to play, low friction, no security issues with installing things, and easily hop into games from whichever of your computers you happen to be at. Developers can easily iterate on games and push new content.

Check out their browser compatibility as well: http://docs.unity3d.com/530/Documentation/Manual/webgl-browsercompatibility.html Firefox, Edge, and Chrome are all in good shape. Safari, nearly there.
The upcoming Unity 5.3 release is the fourth version of Unity to support WebGL publishing. We have m...
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At Matterport, we (well, not me) converted the 3d editor from Unity web plugin to WebGL using their new toolchain. It was a pretty painful process.
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A Bachelor student group working with Nordic Semiconductor have created an awesome Physical Web Car. Read more about the project and the use of Web Bluetooth on GitHub: https://github.com/web-bluetooth/rc-car-game
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#GDC16 VR! Demo thoughts: Text universally terrible - resolutions too low / work arounds tedious. Quality tracked hand controllers, a must.
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So that's one unit I didn't try at the show, because lines were too long and they weren't pervasively used by everyone else. But, standard move controllers is still a consistent advantage over mix-match anything. Vive wins of course, their controllers seem quite well designed, function well, and will be consistent with that platform.

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GDC 2016 Lunch, Thursday, with Chrome folk! Chat games on web-tech, upcoming features, what you need, etc. Exciting, yay! Ping me if you're interested!
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Credibility Bets .. oh those were fun games. Haven't played since working on Gamebryo and before.
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Web Bluetooth API Sample Apps
I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with the Chrome team’s implementation of the Web Bluetooth API. Today we published my latest sample app to control Anki’s Overdrive racing cars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg2e1jOug00
Anki has done a great job using a mobile app to use BLE to control the self-driving racing cars. Now you can do the same from a web page without installing any apps.

For my first sample app I made grumpy cat fly using the PowerUp plane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRMcMDIyIGQ
It was a bit tricky to get the ballast just right for the balloons but coding the app was simple using the PowerUp online docs.

Then I wrote a web app to print some text and a graphic on a BLE thermal printer: https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/demos/tree/gh-pages/bluetooth-printer
I contacted the printer OEM to get access to their SDK. Printing text was easy to get it working, but the graphics required more complicated bit-level pattern logic.

Probably my favorite web app was to awaken the force in Sphero’s BB-8 toy:
https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/demos/tree/gh-pages/bluetooth-toy-bb8
Sphero has an SDK and the BB-8 toy works mostly like their earlier Ollie toy, so there are lots of sample code online from other developers that I learned from. 

I’m very excited to see how all of this will come together with Google’s IoT strategy. You could use the Physical Web to discover the web pages for physical devices and then use either the Web Bluetooth API for devices that are not online or the Weave API for Brillo devices that are online. It is going to be a very interesting year for hacking devices!

Chrome is rolling out support for the Web Bluetooth API for desktop, mobile and ChromeOS. You can follow the Web Bluetooth implementation status:
https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/web-bluetooth/blob/gh-pages/implementation-status.md
Take a look at all the great sample apps we now have for the Web Bluetooth API: https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/demos
Follow these instructions to write your own Web Bluetooth app: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/07/interact-with-ble-devices-on-the-web

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Cheers to the launch of the first Nascent products! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/droppler-know-your-habits-save-water Module electronics is a great idea, Kudos to +Baback Elmieh and team!
A modular device that puts you in touch with your water habits and transforms into new products | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Horizontal History - Wait But Why
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Looking at history from a whole new direction

Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options
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Confronting the assumed use of alcohol forces admission of other issues long swept under the tech industry’s rug.

Remembering LineDrive
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Once upon a time, there was a website called MapBlast. This was during the wild frontier days of online road maps about ten years ago, when

Let’s not let fear defeat our values — Medium
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I came to the US from India 22 years ago. I was fortunate enough to gain entry to a university here, and time after time…

Micro Battles 3 - Android Apps on Google Play
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Whoop your friends in HEAD-TO-HEAD battles, 8-BIT STYLE!Picking up where the glorious 2-player based video games of the 1970-1980s left off,

Micro Battles 2 - Android Apps on Google Play
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Micro Battles are BACK on popular request!Gather your friends for another series of HEAD TO HEAD mini-games, inspired by the fun simplicity

Micro Battles - Android Apps on Google Play
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Battle your friends in a series of HEAD TO HEAD mini-games, inspired by the fun simplicity and quirkiness of classic 8-bit video games.Using

Android Device Manager - Android Apps on Google Play
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Ever misplaced or lost your phone? Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device—and the data inside it—saf

Browser Engines 2015: Commit Rates and Active Developer Counts
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I used to work as a developer in the “core” group at Opera that developed thePresto web engine. During this period, I often wondered just ho

10 fabulous German words with no English equivalent
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It's the end-of-year, time-for-reflection time and we're thinking back to all the HelloGiggles stories that we (and you!) truly loved in 201

Vickrey Math Circle
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Exploring math with kids age 4 and up

Algoid - Donate - Android Apps on Google Play
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This app is just a donate if you like my app Algoid. Algoid is totally free (well donate-ware), without ad, tool to learn you or your kid ho

Google Photos - Các ứng dụng dành cho Android trên Google Play
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Google Photos là nơi lưu trữ tất cả ảnh và video của bạn, có thể tìm kiếm và được sắp xếp theo con người, địa điểm và nội dung quan trọng.

Tips for work-life balance
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Tips for work-life balance. [article index] [] [@mattmight] [+mattmight] [rss]. A colleague recently asked me for advice on work-life balanc

Vainglory – Apps para Android no Google Play
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Derrote seus adversários em tempo real nesse incrível MOBA! Comande seus heróis com controles rápidos e precisos. Destrua o Cristal Vain do

- MOMA Single Sign On
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moma - inside google. Single Sign On. Use your SSO username and password. Username: @ google.com [+]. Role: What's this? Password: OTP or Se

True deep dish, a must try if you've never had it. Casual seating indoors or on the sidewalk by the street.
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Unique views, and cute small lighthouse. Check the season for whale and sea lion spotting. It's a long and windy drive here, though, plan to take your time and stop along the way.
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Good base for making day trips in the area. Nice pool. Nice continental breakfast with several options. Freeway noise, and somewhat slow service (e.g. slow to replenish pool towels). Simple rooms.
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Great indoor play area
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Recreational gymnastics for a wide age range. Good at supporting multiple classes at the same time - a logistics saver for families.
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Crowded, but beautiful redwoods to hike through along a creek. Want to avoid the crowds? There are many other redwood locations near San Francisco, try the hidden gem of Sam McDonald Park!
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You need 4WD if you want to drive to the top. Small visitor's center is nice, but not much up there to do.
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