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Jeffrey Beard
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Does anyone out there use Miracast on a regular basis? I'm thinking of using my Netgear PTV3000 with an Android device running Kodi as a rear entertainment solution in my family hauler. I have a Raspberry Pi solution in the works as well but I think controlling Kodi from the front seat would be easier with the Miracast idea. Said Android device would need to have removable storage as well. I'm thinking the oldest/cheapest I can go is a Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, LG G2, Moto X (2013), etc. There are a few Miracast capable tablets out there as well but I'd like for the Kodi casting device to be less than 5 inches as it will not be used for viewing and being small would make it easier to mount and/or tuck away.
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Don't feed the wildlife folks!
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I had a BMW i3 loaner for the weekend and wrote up a little piece about it. Despite making me feel like the automotive future has arrived, I have my reservations about BMW's effort.
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On one hand I find it annoying that Google allowed AT&T to muck with the Nexus 6. On the other I'm super jazzed Google created the OEM partition for carriers to place their customizations. A quick root and a "fastboot erase OEM" takes care of that super annoying, full volume AT&T boot sound.
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Shooting in RAW on Android, where have you been all my life?! The Android L camera makes burst shot bracketing super easy so there are some grotesquely overdone HDRs in here, I couldn't help myself. The DNGs are 32Mb a piece, should have gone for the 64gb Nexus 6.
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I just found this app that takes advantage of Android's new manual image control API and 20 seconds into using it I can't wait to take it for a spin the next time I need to snap a photo with my Nexus 6. I'm hoping SnapSeed offers a decent workflow for DNG processing.
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Of all the things I've read about Android L, this is probably the most exciting. Sure RAW photos from your phone's sensor are going to be underwhelming in many cases but the fact they can now be accessed (and third party apps can edit them) is hugely exciting, not to mention it looks like more manual controls are available via the camera API. Sweet!
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I picked up a GSM Moto G on a slickdeal to use until I can get my hands on a Nexus 6 and I am very impressed. It blows that LG L70 I was using out of the water. Aside from not having LTE and only 8gb of storage it's plenty fast for everything I've thrown at it. The screen is crisp enough and it has a nice rubbery finish to it. Supposedly Motorola has committed to getting Lollipop out for it by the end of the year too.
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+Mike Carlucci The first suggestion in this post just made the touchpad 10x better for my Surface Pro 3 type cover.

"under options -> pc and devices -> mouse and touchpad -> "To help prevent cursor from accidentally moving..."
turn that off or to "slight delay". should be much more responsive."
 I turned mine completely off and haven't had any troubles yet.
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