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David Ruddock
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All set up for travel to the Pixel / Google Home / Chromecast Ultra event on 10/4. And I'm staying in.... Marin County. Apparently there is a TON of stuff going on in and around SF (high profile sports events, for example) near those days next month, and hotel prices were completely insane.

The Travelodge Inn in North Beach - a budget hotel - was $409 a night. Mid-tier (3-star) hotels were $600+. I know SF hotel prices are high, but this is ridiculous.

At least I'll get to sleep somewhere quiet the night before the launch.
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+David Ruddock Dreamforce conference is happening in SF that week.
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Battery life on the LG V20 preproduction unit / firmware continues to be just OK. The Note7 still easily beats it (and the Exynos version, just forget about it - not even close).

Given its display size, resolution, always on ticker, and the size of the battery, this is certainly decent. But you have to think if LG wasn't so obsessed with making the battery removable, it could easily be 10-20% larger, and give the phone much more competitive battery performance.
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+Ted Fishman​​ It's a double-edged sword. In the past, people used to buy non-original replacement batteries that catch fire too. 
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False advertising imo
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The Samsung rep removed the Note 7 display. Only thing left is a small flyer. 
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Ah, the beautiful and majestic LA river. /s
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Be careful when diving.
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$50,000 IGG flex-fund project hits $1.5 million. Let's see how this ends. Honestly not sure if this is a legit product that just went crazy or what.
Power or charge nearly any device with (1) AC/DC Power Outlet & (2) USB Fast-Charging ports. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Estimated October 2016? Yeah, right.
See you in Q2 2018.
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Android Police and video

You may have noticed that Android Police makes videos now. It's a thing we're doing that we really didn't do before, and the reasons for that are numerous and not really worth explaining here. You may have also noticed a rotating cast in the last six months as we figure this whole video thing out, including our latest addition to the roster, +Zachary Anderson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/androidpolice

We don't do unboxings, we don't do "tours," and we won't teach you how to take a screenshot (promise). What we're trying to produce is the content that is seems many people want to see in video form: comparisons and evaluations of hardware, and demonstrations or explanations of cool new stuff. So, you may correctly observe that some of our video formats are retreads, and that comparatively little of the content we're putting out is about new Google app features or the latest Nexus rumors. As such, you may also find that as a typical Android Police reader that the Android Police YouTube channel isn't exactly like the blog. This is intentional.

Frankly, there isn't much of a YouTube audience for the kind of "hardcore" content we blog about on AP. And AP as a blog already does so much of this - and does it so well - that it would feel like a lot of unnecessary overlap just for the sake of being able to say our YouTube channel brings you that Same Great Android Police Taste, Now With Moving Pictures.

It's become clear that the people actually watching YouTube don't want this, and the people on AP the blog are happy with AP the blog. Why would they come to YouTube for the same stuff? It'd be like your favorite restaurant opening up a second, smaller restaurant with a more limited menu across the street and telling you that after you're done eating, you should go try the new place. You like what they serve, but why would you go to a place that offers less of the same stuff, apart from maybe as a novelty? It doesn't make much sense. I kind of had a feeling this would be the case early on as we really got this started.

This isn't to say Android Police as a blog and Android Police as a YouTube channel won't intersect. They will - often. But you probably won't find us going step by step through the latest Maps teardown or posting bite-sized Android 7.0 feature spotlights. You might see a video where we summarize new Android 7.0 features, but it'll be more condensed and less detailed - and less focused on tiny changes, frankly - than what you'd see on AP.

You'll also find a good chunk of content that you won't find on Android Police the blog at all. Phone comparisons, list videos (I know it's cool to hate video lists, but I have to admit - even I like watching them), and hopefully in the future, videos produced at major events like phone launches, MWC, Google I/O, CES, and more. But that may be further off.

So, why am I telling you all this? Because we're looking for people to help us do this. If you know of a YouTube tech personality who does great work but maybe doesn't get the audience or attention you think they deserve, let us (i.e., me) know. Our team is small now, but we're still looking to grow.
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I've done videos for all of these things, including the ones you said you guys aren't doing. I'm quite interested in doing videos or even writing for AP.
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A few more photos. Trunk (including Porsche luggage), doors, wing mirror tilt, engine cover, and even rear spoiler angle are all functional. That's in addition to functional suspension and a 4-speed dual-clutch drive system and engine rotation. The functional detail in this model is crazy.
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That looks so sick 
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IMO still the best Pilsner being brewed in America, hands down. Scrimshaw by North Coast Brewing Co of Fort Bragg, CA.
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Hey why did you blocked me on Twitter? I don't remember abusing you or offend you in anyway. I was following you to get some latest news on google products. 
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First full day with the V20 has been absolutely depressing on battery life. It seems like this is the case with most LG phones lately, too.

Disclosure that this is preproduction firmware, so it may get better. But this is giving me G5 flashbacks, and not in a good way. When your primary competitor (Note7) is getting SoT figures 50%+ greater without breaking a sweat, this is just sad.

I'm going to try some days with the always on ticker display disabled, too, so maybe that will help. Still, this is frustrating.
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So what has really changed after so many years? Pretty much nothing. Even the LG G2 gets better battery life than this thing. So fed up with "flagship" devices every 6 months but so far only S7 Edge and iPhone 6S+ satisfied the battery life criteria for me.
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I think the transplant was successful. Until I inevitably clutter it all up again.
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+Keyan X one of Ikea's modular systems. I think it's now discontinued.
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The comments on left lane etiquette are always hilarious. People get livid about this stuff. It's funny, I don't even really think about left lane etiquette in LA because it's very rare that it's actually relevant in the areas I drive. There are simply so many cars, even on the major freeways, that there's too much saturation for this to ever be functional.

Even when there is light enough traffic for it to matter, I often hug the right lanes anyway. Drivers on the left tend to be much more unpredictable because people who have lived here all their lives have little reason to consider the left side of the road the "passing" area while others treat it like their personal drag strip.

As the video points out, it's speed deltas that are accident predictors. I'm much more inclined to choose my position on the road based on the consistency of the speed of traffic around me and stay there versus try to get ahead of everyone. There's rarely any real "ahead" to get.
Driving slowly in the left lane is dangerous and bad! That is what is cheerfully noted in a new video from Vox, the website that seeks to “explain” the news to you, as if you were a child. Who knew?
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Was fridge shopping and settled on this guy. I cannot BELIEVE how expensive french door refrigerators are, despite offering generally less usable space for the same footprint. As soon as I found out LG made a top-freezer traditional fridge with a linear compressor (less noisy, less power use), I went for it.

For reference, a comparable french door (in terms of cubic feet of storage) tends to use around 30% more energy and cost nearly twice as much at the cheapest.

Huge amount of storage for a top freezer in a pretty compact and highly efficient footprint. That + LED interior lights and a modern design had me sold.

I've read the horror stories about LG refrigerator parts availability in the US if it does fail, but I figure there's a pretty low probability I'll have any issues (opted for a 5-year extended warranty just in case - one service call on labor alone would pay for it).
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Freezer is on the bottom on my new Bosch.

I couldn't imagine it any other way.
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AndroidPolice.com managing editor. Beer geek. Car lover. Writer of things.
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Hi, I'm David Ruddock. I write stuff.
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I once smashed a key lime pie in my face live on the internet.
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    History, Anthropology, 2006 - 2010
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    Senior Editor, 2010 - present
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Fine airport hotel. Clean, free breakfast, free airport shuttle every 20 minutes.
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Good food, truly amazing whiskey selection.
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Good free breakfast, nice room, good rate during this time of year. No complaints. WiFi is reasonably quick, too.
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Great food in a cool, small place. Wait can be long.
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I did not stay here, but hey, surveys.
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Nice interior, exerior is a bit dated. Here for a conference event. Ballroom seemed fine.
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