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More good news for #solarenergy
 
Perovskite's Solar Power Lightbulb Moment #energy
The race to commercialize Perovskite is on as it is more competitive with existing commercial silicon solar cells while being much cheaper to make in high volumes. They are also more suitable for incorporating into roofing materials and glass panels than silicon and so have the clear potential of being as fundamental to our city's architecture as steel, concrete and asphalt. In other words, they could well be the materials that will make it possible to collect the 1% of solar energy we need as a nation, at a cost that can compete with fossil fuels.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/02/perovskite-lightbulb-moment-abundant-solar-power-britain
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As the TechLead for the Google Camera I am immensely proud to announce the launch of the unbundled Google Camera app for Android. We have completely redone the application to not only make it look better, but also take better pictures.

You have to try out our new mode Lens Blur, which lets you shoot photos that look like they have been taken with a DSLR due to their shallow depth of field. Check out the attached example.

Before I joined the Google Camera team I worked on Photo Sphere. That team made panorama taking even better this time. First of all you can take 50 megapixel panorama photos with your phone (yes, you read this correctly!), second of all you can now use the brand new Panorama mode to quickly snap a wide angle mode either horizontally or vertically. Check out the super cool wide-angle panorama I shot two weeks ago. It’s 21 megapixels taken with my Nexus 5! With this size you can easily print a really big poster from it and hang it on your wall! :)

The last thing I want to mention is the viewfinder. You might wonder why the capture button fills up so much space… people complained a lot about the previous camera’s viewfinder cropping pixels - meaning that when you took a photo, the final result would contain more pixels than what you saw on the screen. This means it was impossible to carefully frame a shot exactly the way you wanted it. We heard you, so this is now a thing of the past! With the new app, what you see if what you get (WYSIWYG).

I hope you enjoy this new camera app and the new possibilities it gives you. I am curious to hear what you like and what you don’t like. Now that we are on the Play Store we will work hard on pushing new updates more often than in the past. So stay tuned for more improvements and new features in the near future.

If you have a Nexus 4, 5, 7 or 10 with KitKat, you should get the update automatically. If you have another KitKat phone, head over to the Play Store and get the app now:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.GoogleCamera

And now go out to take and share some cool photos, videos, photo spheres, panoramas or Lens Blur photos :)

Follow me, +Evan Rapoport and others to see some of the amazing things we were capturing in the last few weeks while testing. Also make sure to follow +Adam Lasnik  for updates on Google Maps Views.

#lensblur   #photosphere   #googlecamera   #newgooglecamera   #panorama   #tinyplanet  
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Congratulations to the +Helpouts by Google team!

#samsung   #helpoutsbygoogle  
 
Samsung has taken the customer experience to the next level to now offer live customer support on Helpouts by Google. 

Samsung SPOT is Smart Personal Online Training. With Samsung SPOT on Helpouts by Google, you’re able to interact real-time with Samsung product experts to receive important how-to information and troubleshooting assistance, all over live video. 

SPOT support on Helpouts by Google is available for select Samsung products:  refrigerators and TVs. SPOT support on Helpouts by Google is a free service for Samsung customers. 

Once the reps are able to make the connection, just sit back and point the screen of your laptop or tablet to the Samsung product you’re having issues with and the rep will guide you through the solution. Learn more about it here: https://helpouts.google.com/+SamsungUSA #Samsungtips  
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I joined the Spartanburg Planet Fitness with the $20/mo. membership ($1 sign up fee) on a 1-year commitment, and am extremely pleased with my decision. The atmosphere is very casual, almost like an exercise "bar" with a row of TVs in the middle to enjoy while using the treadmill or eliptical machines. There are stations for abs, legs/back, and full body as well as free weights (all self-contained with safety guards and self-spotting locks) and resistance machines for every muscle group. They're open 24/7 with a trainer available 8am-6pm. The $20/mo. membership includes access to the massage and tanning area with both chair and water massage as well as multiple tanning booths and a Beauty Angel booth for skin tone and relaxation. With all of these services at only $20/mo. ($10/mo. membership available as well w/o guest or massage/tanning privileges), there really is no excuse not to join a gym. I absolutely love it and am planning to go at least 3 times/week for a loooong time!
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reviewed 7 months ago
Easily the best bakery in Black Mountain. Their cakes, pastries, and breads are all excellent. The biscuits are the size of a small plate and amazing! Be sure to try the biscuit with shitake mushroom gravy.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Parking is limited, but we were seated right away at lunch time. The gyros is excellent. The mushrooms and hummus appetizers were wonderful. Or waiter was fast and extremely pleasant. Limited beer selection with no local beers.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
My favorite book store.
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Excellent Thai cuisine but a bit pricey. The Thai Red Curry is very good though the number 5 isn't hot enough. The tofu soup is bland and the salads are small but the ginger sauce is very fresh. Lunch price is from $8-11 per plate.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Frisbee golf course, hiking trails, three soccer/football fields, four tennis courts, and a large playground make this the premier park in Spartanburg county. If it had a basketball court it would be perfect!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Very nice office with a friendly staff. The office is owned by Aspen Dental so not locally owned and operated, but they're great at what they do.
Public - 11 months ago
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