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Argh. I had Hangouts as my go-to messaging app, for Hangouts and SMS, but now that they took out merged conversations it's just annoying to use. So I installed Google Messenger as I figured it would probably be better to have two separate apps in this case.

My problem is that before I had Hangouts on my dock, with a swipe up gesture to launch the phone app. This was great for messaging and phone use. Now how do I launch Messenger? I don't really want another icon on my home screen and the one-icon-suits-all thing was really nice...

Oh, Google. You make me experience the most obscure first world problems. 
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I mean, I could make the swipe gesture launch Messenger, since it's more logically linked to Hangouts, but then I'd need to launch the phone app somehow...
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Is it just me or is Dots and Co not actually fun? I spent half an hour doing 21 levels and so far they're still relatively easy and not really interesting at all. Just connect the dots and make squares. I don't get the appeal. 
I was never a big fan of the original Dots. While I’m all for minimalist games, the mobile puzzler always felt too insubstantial to really hold my attention for long. But there was definitely...
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Yeah pretty boring. :\
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Got to try the Vive yesterday. It was pretty cool, fairly immersive and all that. The controllers were really accurate and you could bump them into each other in VR perfectly.

I played a lightsaber game, some job simulator, a "protect the city from the alien drones" game, and multiplayer golf. When i touched my lightsabers together they made smoke and vibrated in my hands, which was really cool. Had a fencing match in golf with someone, that was interesting ^^

As expected, it was annoying to use with glasses. I don't think it's fully ready for everyone to have in their homes (the screen resolution was very noticeable and the wires were kind of annoying), but a very promising first release. I think somehow they need to get rid of the wires (low latency wireless video cast or backpack PC?) and improve the displays. And the price tag is a bit much.

It would be really cool if someone made a laser tag game that used a full floor of a warehouse with physical barriers and objects, where you could run around untethered while a server farm streams low latency video to all of the players. 
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yeah i'm sure that will happen eventually, at least in the form of a mod or attachment,
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Does anyone have any idea why Hearthstone suddenly wants the location permission? I can just deny it, but what is its purpose?
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No ads as far as I know, when you make your account and sign in you manually select the region (NA). Apparently they have this "fireside gathering" feature where you can play people on your LAN, but they added that a couple years ago. Maybe automatic region detection? Either way I'm denying it 
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So I did it. I bit the bullet and ordered a 1070. I figure that I'd rather spend a little extra now than be stuck playing Super Hexagon for another two months.

(Sold the 970 about 4 weeks ago, probably a little prematurely.) 
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Yeah, I'm looking forward to trying a real consumer version out. I got to try an occulus dk1 for a couple minutes and it was surprisingly immersive for the low resolution and Xbox controller. Do you know if you can get 3rd party lenses for them yet? Wearing glasses underneath kind of sucks. 
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We've been expecting some changes to SMS functionality in Hangouts for some time, especially after Google started pushing Messenger as an SMS alternat... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Downloads, News
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Same... It's simpler than using multiple apps. It was annoying enough when someone would send a text and I couldn't read or respond to it on my computer, now it won't even show them merged on my phone... They had better make Allo work on desktop as well...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to hide specific holidays in Google Calendar? I have the Canadian holidays calendar added, but it's got lots of holidays for different provinces, many of which I've never heard of. Can I still have the calendar but hide/delete these unwanted events?
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Disney just announced a sequel to 2012's animated movie, Wreck-It Ralph. Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston will return to helm the sequel, along with John C. Reilly. The news was unveiled in...
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I enjoy photography and digital customization.
I make wallpapers and Linux themes.
I enjoy gaming, especially on Linux, but I use Windows when I have to.
I'm a geek, and enjoy reading fantasy and sci-fi.
My favourite TV shows are Doctor Who and Sherlock.
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Mentioned 3 times in the World of Padman credits, made some pretty good themes, beta-tested BEEP, Marball Odyssey, Fortrix 2, and Desura for Linux
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