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They really should block that sale
 
Bell announced plans this morning to buy MTS, the Manitoba-based wireless carrier that has been critical to creating a more competitive wireless market in the province. The nearly $4 billion deal would include a commitment to divest one-third of MTS…
Bell announced plans this morning to buy MTS, the Manitoba-based wireless carrier that has been critical to creating a more competitive wireless market in the province. The nearly $4 billion deal would include a commitment to divest one-third of MTS wireless customers to Telus. The agreement is still subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals along with figuring out how some customers go to Telus and some stay with Bell. While the government...
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Something tells me it won't happen ... and I mean the block, not the sale! 
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oh my lord claiming that the FCC's plan will boost piracy, hurt privacy, "steal the future," and even harm ethnic diversity. 
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Well....that was something
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I can't find a dictionary that uses the contextual action mode. Any one have a suggestion? I really liked that feature on ios. #android
Android 6.0 Marshmallow's text selection behavior changed, pushing the toolbar from the top of the screen to a floating one that pops up right above your f... by Rita El Khoury in Applications, News
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Interesting. I've been wondering about this
 
What are USB PD Power Rules?

A lot of my readers have pored over the USB PD specification for a long time (especially when the Nexus 5X/6P phones were announced) trying to figure out how power delivery works in the new USB world. However, much of the PD specification was defined before USB Type-C, when PD was meant to operate on Type-A and Type-B and a lot of the early concepts have since been deprecated or changed. One such concept that was confusing was “PD Power Profiles.”

Practically speaking, almost no one implemented “Power Profiles” in exactly the same way the spec defined. It had a 5V 2A requirement that confused people because most Type-C PD adapters were 5V 3A.

Looking at the newest version of the USB PD Spec Revision 2.0, V1.2, the section of “Power Profiles” is blank. “This section is deprecated.” Great! So no one has to ever talk about Power Profiles again!

Instead, the newest versions of USB PD have “Power Rules” which make a TON more sense, and I am pleased to say there are power sources on the market today that implement these rules. You can see the new rules in the table and graph I’ve attached.

Going forward, the new voltage levels to expect on new chargers are 5V, 9V, 15V, and 20V. The 12V level is now optional.

The new rules also introduce a “superset” guarantee. Larger wattage power sources must support all voltage levels below their maximum up to 3A. As the spec says, “Bigger is always better in user’s eyes – don’t want a degradation in performance. Higher power Sources do everything smaller ones do”

As a result, the consumer only needs to know that their device ships with a x watt power supply, and know that any power supply that is rated at > x watts will be at least as good as the one that shipped with the device. When comparing power supplies, they only need to look at the watt rating to know when a charger is objectively more capable than another. Under no circumstances should a more expensive charger charge your device slower than a cheaper one.

I’m also pleased to note that devices that implement the new USB PD R2.0 power rules are already on the market! +Anker's PowerPort+ USB-C PD has a 45W capable Type-C PD port which supports 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, and 20V/2.25A.Their product is available here : https://www.anker.com/products/A2053111

#USB #TypeC #USBC
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Excellent read 
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.
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Surely solitary, by definition, means alone? How can you share solitary confinement? 
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Yeah, don't do that. When I was on it, the doctor stressed very strongly that I could not donate blood for like 2 years after I was finished the treatment. It's very heavily emphasised inside the drugs package too.I don't know what they were thinking. 
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I was on that back in the day... Pretty hard to ignore all the warnings. Getting pregnant while using that is borderline negligence.
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So... I'm sure telus will jump right on this
 
Better, Comcast, much better.

All of the data plans in our trial markets will move from a 300 gigabyte data plan to a terabyte by June 1st, regardless of the speed.

For the very tiny portion of our customer super users (less than 1 percent of our customer base) who want more than a terabyte, they can sign up for an unlimited plan for an additional $50 a month, or they have the option to purchase additional buckets of 50 gigabytes of data for $10 each.
We are making a major change to our Internet data trials and moving to a terabyte data plan in all of our trial markets.
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Consider, for instance, the market for messaging apps. Google runs a messaging service called Hangouts that comes bundled with many Android phones. If you scoured the globe I’m sure you’d find people who regularly use and love Hangouts, just like you could find people who regularly listen to Nickelback.

Oh snap
The European Union is arguing that Google’s mobile operating system does not offer enough diversity of product, but consumers swamped in preloaded apps would disagree.
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110k rpm. Our motor we made this year only did like 2700 :(
 
Bonus: It doubles as a sex toy. 
The company expands beyond fans and vacuums. A little.
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Scott is currently an engineering student, and has a passion for science, technology, and Android. A passionate open internet advocate.

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