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Did you know 1/3 of Android users in the US are parents with kids age 12 and under at home?

Starting today, we’re making it easier to find high quality, family-friendly apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books on Google Play with new discovery features which will empower parents to make better decisions. Approved apps and games opted-in to the Designed for Families program will be made available in the new family sections. 

The new family-friendly experience on Google Play: http://goo.gl/CGhYpl
The Designed for Families program for developers: http://d.android.com/families
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Android M Developer Preview will be available shortly downloading and Android app testing! Android Studio 1.3 includes support for the M Developer Preview. Check out all the latest developer features here. #io15
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"This is where the commonly espoused wisdom of 'just turn the guy down'/'just ignore him' meets the harsh reality of 'some entitled dudes do crazy things when women won’t do what they want.' At least in this instance, there’s a happy ending for those of us who don’t think dangerous harassment is a 'prank.'

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But of course, this instance also underlines another ongoing societal problem—some boys and men believe, for whatever reason, that when a woman isn’t interested in them, she’s the one to blame. Unfortunately, acting like a massive jerk isn’t a prosecutable offense, which is why it’s so important to identify when that’s an underlying factor in a case like this; it’s very easy to see from this gamer’s conviction that swatting is bad and hopefully change its public image, but we need to remind everyone that why he committed his crimes—the knee-jerk reaction among men to put blame on women who dare to say 'no'—isn’t cool or funny either. It’s harassment, and it has real consequences."
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Why Are You Writing a Rape Scene? I wish that everyone who likes to include rape scenes in creative works (or consumes media that do  so) would read this excellent and thought-provoking perspective first. 

<quote> The title of this post isn’t an accusation. It’s a genuine question. And it’s also a subject that’s been on my mind just about since I got started writing.

Trigger warning for all kinds of bad shit.

Rape is a thing in books. It’s been a thing in books for awhile now, but in the past 10-20 years, this horrific taboo has become more explored and prominently used in literature and art. It feels like it’s come to a head recently, what with yet another brutal, degrading rape in last night’s Game of Thrones, a show I’ve only ever watched occasionally but increasingly feels like a conga line of sexual violence.

A lot of people are mad about it. Other people say, “Well, it’s that world. It’s also in history, and in war. It’s perfectly justified to feature rape in a story. And that character is a monster.”

So here’s a thought exercise I’d like you to try.

You’re writing a rape scene. A woman gets brutally raped by a monstrous male character in one scene in your book. It’s scandalizing. It’s disturbing. It’s graphic. People are going to talk about this.

Okay. Now substitute another sex crime in its place – say, homosexual pedophilia.

Now instead of raping a buxom, weeping young woman, your Extremely Bad Dude is now raping a terrified six year old boy.

Does it still feel like it deserves to be there? </quote>

I highly recommend following the link below and reading the entire piece. It's not very long. 
UPDATE: I don't give a shit about the episode of Game of Thrones in question. Not even a quarter shit. This isn't about that rape scene, but all rape scene...
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I pretty much feel the same. I think part of the reason people tend to stay away is that the authors don't always understand the gravity of the situation when they write a scene like this. It feels like it's done for shock value and focuses too much on making sure the audience knows the perpetrator is a horrible person, instead of focusing on sympathizing/empathizing with the victim and how they are feeling.
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"Conversations about the morality and necessity of crunch have dominated the industry for over a decade now, ramping up in 2004, when the game designer Erin Hoffman wrote an exposé about practices at video game publisher Electronic Arts. Hoffman, who went by the name EA Spouse, wrote about how various forms of crunch were destroying her significant other’s life, hammering EA for practices she said were unethical and illegal. The blog went viral, causing widespread outrage and triggering a series of class-action lawsuits that led EA to settle for tens of millions.

Today, however, things haven’t changed much. Developers regularly lament having to suffer through unrelenting crunch cycles where they go weeks or months without seeing their families. A 2014 survey by the International Game Developers Association found that 81% of polled game developers had crunched at some point over the previous two years. (50% felt crunch was expected in their workplaces and a 'normal part of the job.')"
In February of 2011, fresh off nine months’ worth of 80-hour work weeks, Jessica Chavez took a pair of scissors to her hair. She’d been working so hard on a video game—14 hours a day, six days a week—that she hadn’t even had a spare hour to go to the barber.
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It's crazy that these necessary products would be taxed. I don't have a sales tax where I am, but I hope other US states that do, don't tax these products.
Also, there's a giant tampon on its way to the treasurer.
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The Play Store has a crap-ton of content, much of which you might not want your kids to access. Google is aware of this, and at I/O 2015 the company has an... by Michael Crider in Applications, Games, Google, News
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"This is where the commonly espoused wisdom of 'just turn the guy down'/'just ignore him' meets the harsh reality of 'some entitled dudes do crazy things when women won’t do what they want.' At least in this instance, there’s a happy ending for those of us who don’t think dangerous harassment is a 'prank.'

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But of course, this instance also underlines another ongoing societal problem—some boys and men believe, for whatever reason, that when a woman isn’t interested in them, she’s the one to blame. Unfortunately, acting like a massive jerk isn’t a prosecutable offense, which is why it’s so important to identify when that’s an underlying factor in a case like this; it’s very easy to see from this gamer’s conviction that swatting is bad and hopefully change its public image, but we need to remind everyone that why he committed his crimes—the knee-jerk reaction among men to put blame on women who dare to say 'no'—isn’t cool or funny either. It’s harassment, and it has real consequences."
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This is why I have so little faith in humanity nowadays.
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"Robin Danielson died in 1998 at the age of 44 after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from the use of a conventional brand of tampons. Today many women feel like TSS is something that they no longer need to worry about and believe that tampons are now much improved. While it’s true that the particular product Robin used was eventually pulled from the market, there are still some unanswered questions about the general safety of tampons."
Robin Danielson died in 1998 at the age of 44 after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from the use of a conventional brand of tampons. Today many women feel like TSS is something that they no ...
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"DCYou is promoting DC’s post-Convergence line-up of books, and is said to celebrate 'Fan-Favorite Characters, Top-Notch Talent, Diverse Stories and DC Fans,' but as the wonderful Janelle Asselin at Comics Alliance points out, though the campaign promises diversity in its stories, it features almost exclusively white male creators and characters."
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"Vulture crunched the numbers on the ages of male leads and female love interests, finding that there’s often 15 to 20-year age gaps between couples. If an A-list actress like Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie is the love interest, the age difference is often less pronounced, but in movies where the male lead is the biggest star, the lesser-known love interests are often decades younger than their counterpart."
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What about the same standards for male actors...?
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I encourage everyone to read this and share!
Myth Buster, is our way of setting straight the record in relation to trans people and the myths that are regularly perpetuated about them.
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Clue - Suivi des Règles – Applications Android sur Google Play
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Strobe for Messenger - Các ứng dụng dành cho Android trên Google Play
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Đã đến thời đại của ảnh GIF! Hiển thị nhanh ảnh theo nhiều cách khác nhau để tạo tệp GIF của riêng bạn rồi gửi cho bạn bè bằng Messenger.Bạn

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Google+ is a free app where you can explore your interests, connect with people and share things you're interested in.Follow interesting peo

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Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication

DragonBox Algebra Lite
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DragonBox Algebra - The game that secretly teaches algebra You will be surprised at how much you can learn in a few hours with this app. - G

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Finding the perfect Meetup for you to learn something, do something, or share something has never been easier! Learn a new language, join a

Wikipedia Beta
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Welcome to the Wikipedia Beta for Android! We’re excited to offer a major update to the Wikipedia Android app for beta testing before our fu

Google 日本語入力
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Google 日本語入力は、モバイルに最適化された豊富な語彙と便利な機能で、快適な日本語入力を提供します。■ 特徴 - 豊富な語彙 : メールを書く、地図を検索する、SNS に書き込みするといったモバイルで典型的な状況で使われる単語を中心に、デスクトップ版 Google 日本語入

Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

Google Keyboard
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Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no space bar requir

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Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. This Netflix mobile application deliv

The Dark Side Of The Moon
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By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sect

Top Gear
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Top Gear is the world's biggest car show, multi-award-winning and broadcast in more than 100 countries. Top Gear takes the public's passion

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How Google Now works in Chrome If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Now cards on your desktop computer if you'r

I fucking love science
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The lighter side of science.

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Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by Google Consumer Surveys.Getting started is

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With the exception of two teachers, I really like it here and knowing that teachers are there when I need help with classwork really shows a lot about the school.
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