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Scott W. Greenwald
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Socio-technologist, web engineer, mathematician
Socio-technologist, web engineer, mathematician

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WearScript is alive and well, in case there was any doubt! Just got it auto-installed using Augmate's Wearable Environment platform http://www.augmate.com/announcing-augmates-wearable-environment-platform/, thanks to +Pete Wassell.

If anyone wants to try that and/or borrow a Glass, let me know and we can discuss.

Here is the script I used https://gist.github.com/scottgwald/106c61c90479cbeab418
Get set up at wearscript.com, then use the playground at api.wearscript.com.
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Can recording be launched using an Intent in the current version? Thanks!

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Look at the bread fly (harmlessly) before the Smashmouth meltdown debacle at the Taste of Fort Collins. #breadpocalypse #asthebreadflies #smashmouth noconow.co/1BcwOMh 

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Look at the bread fly (harmlessly) before the Smashmouth meltdown debacle at the Taste of Fort Collins. #breadmouth   #asthebreadflies   #smashmouth  noconow.co/1BcwOMh  

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Great talk by Ethan Zuckerman. If you are interested in understanding the implications of a targeted-advertising-based internet and how that relates to government surveillance (and you probably should be), this talk is for you. The first 50 minutes are the talk, and the last 35 are questions. So carve out a block of time, and watch it or listen to it. @ethanz via Twitter http://goo.gl/vxWJ2f

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The best café name ever (Berlin).
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Nice post talking about the implications of this years announcements at Google I/O for Android.
Looking back at Google I/O

Now that I have somewhat slept, I can have a quick look back at Google I/O. In a nutshell, this was a very major milestone for Android.

The very deep care that went into Material finishes a trajectory where Android was built from the bottom up: start with foundation technologies and work your way all the way up to the visual design. Now the whole stack is complete. Material feels fresh and exciting, and it won't be long until traditional Holo applications look as dated as pre-Holo apps currently do.

All the while, the foundation technologies in questions have not stopped evolving since 2008, and the L preview continues that trend. We've got a third generation of the virtual machine and memory manager. A third generation of the graphics pipeline. Hugely improved audio and camera pipelines. I'm probably forgetting a ton of things here, but it's important to keep in mind that the underlying technologies remain current, and L isn't my G1's Android with some Material lipstick on top.

A next trend is now visible that started with KitKat and continues in L: Android is improving the way it deals with multiple apps: from KitKat's sequential broadcast receivers and imprecise alarms through L's job scheduler and apps that can host multiple tasks, Android is moving into a direction where the number of apps that can be doing things at the same time is scaling up.

I feel that Android has reached a certain maturity on phones and tablets, but in terms of the quality of the software stack and in terms of its user reach with a billion monthly active users. This opens up a next chapter for Android, into entirely new form factors.

Google gave us 3 huge treats, with Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto. Those are all ecosystems that are currently strangled by massive fragmentation and closed models, very much like phones used to be a decade ago. Being able to reach into all those ecosystems by simply building on the work that already gets done for phones and tablets is very exciting for me as an engineer and as a user.

Even Android One is a big deal: while Android's Open Source nature has been great at letting large OEMs compete on customization, it didn't do that much good at the smaller OEMs trying to compete purely on price and local relevance with only a minimally differentiated software experience. By offering a turn-key software solution for smartphones, Android One will enable smaller OEMs as well, especially those working with ODMs, and will help expand Android's affordability beyond its first billion users.

While there are a few details where I was hoping more from Google (a version 1.0 of Android Studio, a new bytecode format for ART), those are tiny compared to the big picture that Google showed at I/O: Android is everywhere.

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Was this ad for Harvard Extension School subliminally influenced by Google Glass? #mbta #redline #googleglass
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