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Daniel Marcus
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#Ethics in #development is always a topic worthy of discussion. I've posted an article with some thoughts in light of Uber's recent publicity.
Uber's "God Mode" view in their mobile app is forcing a discussion on ethics in mobile app development. Here's our mobile team's take on the issue.
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September 15, +Marques Brownlee posted a great review of the Moto 360 smartwatch. For those who are curious about some of his statements, here's the technical take.

In the review, he notes that not everything is optimized for circles, and questions whether Google might consider splitting into Square/Circle branches of Wear. You almost certainly won't see a split in Android Wear because Google has specifically created that split for applications. An Android Wear app contains two possible sets of layouts, one for circular displays, and one for round displays. If you only include a generic layout, the app can't determine the difference, and my apps are currently made that way. If you supply an alternative, however, Android will automatically select the appropriate layout based on your watch face shape.

He also discusses processor throttling, and is right on the mark. The OMAP3 is a very tested chip, and idles extremely well. (The OG Droid had a nearly identical chip down to the processor speed.) The part of Android that determines how the chip spins up and slows down is the governor. By default, Android uses a governor called "OnDemand". It's the same governor used by most desktop Linux distributions. It's basically a split between "userspace/interactive" which is optimized for apps, and "powersave" which waits a lot longer to spin up and keeps the processor clocked below its max. Chances are, Motorola tweaked the spin-up threshold on the ondemand governor to be weighted closer to powersave.
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There's a story hidden behind the dial in the Speedtest app.
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With a little patience, SolidWorks, and a MakerBot, my pen has a home.
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I'm still waiting on one of these with a wireless charger slot built in.....
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Thank you, Google
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how does that work, exactly?
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It occurs to me that it would be awesome to be able to change the color (and font?) of my Active Display notifications and clock.
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+Motorola Mobility, there are some of us who remain uncertain of whether a keyboard device may come in the future. What we buy next may depend on it! Please, read your forums and reply, or give us a clue! An X based keyboard device is what we're waiting for!
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If this is real, and +Motorola Mobility has a Droid 5 in the works, I just can't wait!
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Mobile Applications Developer
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  • Atlantic BT
    present
  • Omni Impact
    2006 - 2014
  • Smart Online
    2012 - 2014
  • Jerry's Artarama
  • Educational Partners International
  • Daily Elixir
  • Foreign Language Assocation of North Carolina
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I am an independent website developer based out of Raleigh, NC. Personally, I am a geeky, nerdy, short, Jewish, vegetarian guy.
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  • Wake Technical Community College
    2012 - present
  • North Carolina State University
    2011
  • Wakefield High School
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The Outdoor Bird Company is one of a few locations of this local business. They have been around for quite a few years, and you can see why by the variety of products that they carry, most of which are of high quality. Unfortunately we had the misfortune to buy one of the bird feeders that did not work very well. We have two bird feeders, and the one that we bought from them presented a problem for the larger birds, leaving it full when the other larger feeder was emptied. The feeder was outside for only a few days and in nice weather, and we cleaned it thoroughly before bringing it back to return. We were, however, told that their policy was not to take back anything that had been outside. I find this difficult when almost their entire inventory is outdoor products. We finally called the owner, who instructed the store manager to accept the return, but the whole ordeal was disappointing, frustrating, and more trouble than it should have been to return a bird feeder. In the course of the conversation we were told "it is not our policy", "you didn't leave it out long enough", "it has to work", "you didn't fill it right", and finally "you'll have to talk to the owner". While we want to support local business, this is not what we have come to expect of good customer service, and we hope that they will consider revising their return policy in the future.
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Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Great deals at the stores that are left, and as of may 2012, no plans to close. It's a little strange but definitely still open, with wifi, 4 stores in the food court, and some clothing stores.
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