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Colin Bell
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RE The Best of British (this weeks show for anyone that hasn't listened yet).
Always like listening to folks talking about ATMs (especially as a chap currently writing software for them) but one point on chip and pin that no one seems to remember. When the UK moved from signing to chip and pin the banks shifted liability for fraudulent transactions from them (when on the old signing method) to us (on chip and pin) and the retailer (when falling back to signing). 
Was never done for our benefit, all theirs... as usual.
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Because all politicians are completely paid off "out for themselves" ass hats? (Just a thought)
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Just thought I'd point out as I was waiting on this myself. The Android SDK for API 19 now appears to have an x86 system image available. Handy for any AVD you want to run off 4.4.
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Since updating hangouts to a version that should include the MMS fixes for group messaging I have been unable to find these settings on my Nexus 5. Is anyone else missing these settings?
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I have sent a feedback to google, let's hope they fix that 
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Had a bit of weird one tonight. I rebooted my phone by accidentally leaning on the power button. The weird part was when it booted up I got an android updating for a very short time and then 1 of 1 apps optimising. Anyone else noticed this in the last day or so?
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Had the same thing happen to me this afternoon. It looked exactly like what happened when I switched to art from dalvik. Is it gonna do this for every new app i download every time I restart my phone?
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Oh my! Look what came today... My shiny new Nexus 5.
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Just done a quick test since 4.4.2 and have to say looks good. Locks on much better now and sharper looking photos. Phew. I agree it was pretty lame. Video recording seemed okay though.
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Tom chats with +Nicole Lee  from Engadget about the Best of CES and the new Google + email 'feature.' Plus +Len Peralta joins to draw the stories!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Tom Merritt. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Daily Tech News Show - Jan. 10, 2014
Fri, January 10, 4:30 PM
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Seriously tempted to do this. My raspberry pi was needing a job anyway
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With regard to the Google+ vanity url (or what ever it is called). When will it be possible to get either a url that is my nickname only or that is my name only. I don't really want to mash the two together as per the suggestions I have been given and I'm unable to select something else.
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+Colin Bell: There is no option for requesting a different Custom URL at this time, If you are unhappy with this process, please send Feedback (in the left-hand drop down menu). The team looks at each and every piece of feedback sent in, and the more feedback they get on a particular topic, the more this becomes a priority.  

To report an issue, suggest a new feature or send feedback, see   

But you can can change the capitalization or accents/diacritics of your custom URL. 

If you want to change the capitalization or accents/diacritics of your custom URL, follow these steps:  

1. Go to the "Links" section of your Google+ profile.  
2. A box will appear allowing you to make edits to the formatting.  

Remember, you can only change the capitalization or accents/diacritics of the URL, not the URL itself.   

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Last weekend we found a castle 5 minutes away that I've never known existed for over 20 years. You think I'd notice.
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I cycled out there once. Its still lived in but they didn't mind me taking s few pics. There is also a castle at McLeish

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So Google... my photos auto upload to you and come of my storage allocation yet I cannot see and sync them in drive, nor can I sync them to my PC.... why? 
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Might give that a go. Just thought it weird not to show up in drive as another folder
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