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The website for DHTMLConf is hilarious.

It's a legit conference by the same fella who curates for JSConf (+Malte Ubl). 

Friday March 7th 3pm - 7pm  
Adobe, 601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA. 
$20 only

http://dhtmlconf.com/
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Finally. You can find that culprit tab that's blaring some jingle. Chrome now shows a speaker icon on the guilty tab. 
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Google buys the company behind Timely, so this great mobile app is now free. It's a fantastic alarm clock, countdown alarm, and timer. Beautiful UI and UX.

#free #greatapp #timely


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QuickOffice is now free. It's a mobile app that lets you edit Office docs, spreadsheets, and presos.

And for a limited time (until Sept 26, 2013), Google throws in free 10 GB on Google Drive for two years.

#free  

http://goo.gl/GeYTIW
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Get a deal on Google Play Music All Access (Try saying that 3x really fast). 

Enjoy streaming music (radio style or pick an album to play) for  $7.99 a month if you start your trial by June 30, 2013.

https://play.google.com/about/music/
(US only) 

#android   #music  
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#Hangouts #eastereggs    

Just type the "command" in the text box and see the easter eggs. For example, try typing: /pitchforks (including the slash).

To toggle the bonus features off, type the same command again. 

Try this on Hangouts on Google+ and the Chrome Extension. The codes don't work in video calls or mobile.

#Google  
 
There are Google Hangouts Easter eggs now it seems...

If you don't believe me I went and tried them out - strictly for professional reasons!
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My favorite form of literachur: Amazon reviews by smartypants. 
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Here's a true account of a man who found his long-lost birth mother with Google Maps. I read his incredible story a while back (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/11/india-orphan-google-earth-journey) and was pleasantly surprised to see his happy reunion retold in a short (a Google ad).  

Saroo Brierley: Homeward Bound

#googlemaps   #technologyforgood   #sobstory   #happyending  
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How Google+ engineers improved latency significantly.

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Interesting results from an experiment I ran recently to switch Google+ from downloading CSS via XHR to using the link tag.

We were using XHR to download CSS (this was to work around an issue in IE - exceeding the limit on the number of rules in a single stylesheet; for convenience we used XHR for all browsers). When it came to our attention that XHRs are requested at low priority (unless they are sync), we decided to run an experiment to see its impact on G+ latency.

In SPDY capable browsers this resulted in a big latency improvement. In Chrome 27 we saw a 4x speedup at the median, and 5x at 25th percentile. In Firefox 21 we saw a 5x speedup at median, and 8x at 25th percentile. No significant impact was seen at the 99th percentile.

In conclusion, in a SPDY world, XHRs are requested at low priority (except sync XHRs), and are opaque to the browser. Using declarative markup like <link> enables the browser to do appropriate resource prioritization.
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#good2know  
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An interesting analysis of Google and the future of technology. 

http://goo.gl/wPWOq
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