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Learn exactly why test ads should always be used when developing and testing integrations of the Google Mobile Ads SDK

Watch here → goo.gl/BvtCcs

You'll also get tips on two different ways to enable them, and how to know that the ads you've loaded aren't from production.

It is a few weeks into the new year, which means that your New Year's resolutions are probably waning if not dead already. Hopefully, this video will be useful for those of you who resolved to exercise more. It lays out the ways that exercise affects your…

The impact of exercise on your brain - Holy Kaw!

It is a few weeks into the new year, which means that your New Year's resolutions are probably waning if not dead already. Hopefully, this video will be useful for those of you who resolved to exercise more. It lays out the ways that exercise affects your brain. But more than that, it teaches your why exercise has such impacts as increasing your energy, focus, and your memory. That might be just the motivation your need to keep your New Year's re...

Great tip! Delete unused apps 📲
You can free up space on your phone by getting rid of the apps that you rarely or never use. In fact, your iPhone can do this for you. In the Settings app, tap General, choose iPhone Storage, and then enable the Offload Unused Apps option. If you regret losing one of these apps, you can always reinstall it.

http://bit.ly/2CTihY4

Some great piece of digging by +Ron Amadeo on the current status of Fuchsia, Google's mysterious new OS.

Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!

We take a look at what Google's experimental, secret OS is up to in early 2018.

Lol...this BS. "23 friends"...with no account linked nor had (well had like 5+ years ago).

Did you know you could sync your Google contacts to your iOS device? http://nyti.ms/2CTA2X4

Adding Gmail Contacts to an iPad

You can synchronize your Google Contacts to an iOS device with just a few taps.

It might take a couple of days to print enough to hide it all, but at ~$1.05 of filament/6" segment, not bad I guess. 1" x 1.5" internal area.

Right now I see no reason why an hardware OEM would still insist on building their own SMS client (If I'm missing one: Please enlighten me). So: Progress.

Huawei endorses Google Jibe RCS, will start including Android Messages on phones

Adoption of RCS, the successor to the SMS/MMS standard, has remained relatively slow among carriers and devices. Google has spearheaded the effort by build... by Corbin Davenport in Google, Huawei, News

Smartphones Have Virtually Eliminated Boredom from the Modern Life
#technology #mobile #android #culture

"If life's every important value, to consume, to share and to survive, can be designed and managed from your phone, it really begs the question of whether the world within the screen is less valuable than the one on the outside of it."

Smartphones Have Virtually Eliminated Boredom from the Modern Life

People are constantly on their phones. All day. There's a flurry of debate over where smartphones and their apps have become too addicting. While there is no complete agreement over how often smartphone users access their pho...

This is just wrong.

Wife of man deported after 30 years in U.S.: "There's nothing ICE can do to shut me up" - CBS News

Jorge Garcia, who was brought to the U.S. 30 years ago at 10 years old, was forced to return to Mexico this week

Kevin is available.

Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series (Exclusive) — The Hollywood Reporter

Endeavor Content has purchased rights to the best-selling exposé of the Trump White House and plans to adapt it for the small screen.

"""When the company teased this morning that it would be announcing a “new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that’s specifically crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart,” few people probably guessed DIY accessories. But as strange as Nintendo Labo sounds at first, when you have it in your hands it makes a lot of sense. It feels quintessentially Nintendo — and could end up being a great companion to the Switch."""

Nintendo is making a bunch of weird, awesome DIY cardboard toys for the Switch

Build your own fishing rod, piano, or... robot suit.

Tired of spotty public Wi-Fi? For the first time ever, #AndroidOreo 8.1 lets you see the speed of networks before you hit connect. Rolling out now.

Looking for a winter wonderland? http://bit.ly/2CRq5cO

17 of the most beautiful winter wonderlands | Expedia Viewfinder

Spreading cheer in the most enchanting winter destinations

This: https://labo.nintendo.com/what-is-nintendo-labo/ is really impressive.

What is Nintendo Labo? – Nintendo Labo Official Site – Features, DIY kits

Learn about Nintendo Labo™, interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch™ consoles and Joy-Con™ controllers.

I did not expect this type of thing to come from the switch. wow.

Learn about the technical details of the Pixel phone exploit chain including bugs in the V8 engine and in Android's libgralloc module

Read our blog post here → https://goo.gl/V1cK33

The Android Security team would like to thank Guang Gong and the researcher community for their contributions to Android security.

Google plans a fix Thursday for its Wi-Fi-slaying bug in Chromecast and Google Home — but the fix comes through Android.

Google fixing bug that could let Chromecast kill your Wi-Fi - CNET

An Android update should keep your home network from succumbing to potentially crippling data bursts.

A woman that Dan Harmon sexually harassed recently called him out for supporting the #MeToo movement when he himself had not made his own mistakes right. In this video, you'll see Harmon's full, unedited apology. The woman he harassed has called it a…

Dan Harmon's sexual harassment admission called "master class" in apologizing - Holy Kaw!

A woman that Dan Harmon sexually harassed recently called him out for supporting the #MeToo movement when he himself had not made his own mistakes right. In this video, you'll see Harmon's full, unedited apology. The woman he harassed has called it a "master class" in apologies. That's because Harmon doesn't justify what he did, he doesn't make excuses, he just explains what happened and why. He admits to everything, lays it out as objectively as...

Meet Create Member +John Fisher Art

"My name is John and from Scotland. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil but only recently found the courage to pursue art as my full time career. I draw portraits of people and sometimes of pets. I also like to draw famous people. Please feel free to have a look around my collections and get in touch with any feedback or questions you may have."

Celebrity Portraits
https://plus.google.com/collection/MAYWVE

Miniature Portraits
https://plus.google.com/collection/I-SEWE

Chat room + streaming video = Facebook watch party, a test to see if we want to group-watch Facebook video.

Facebook watch party opens streaming video to groups of people - CNET

A test lets people in Facebook groups simultaneously watch and comment on the same Facebook video -- live or already published.

I hope your website loads fast on phones, because otherwise Google is going to demote it in search results. Well, actually I hope it's fast because that makes it much nicer to use, but you will get whacked in Google search, too.

Google search gives priority to websites that load fast on phones - CNET

People like fast-loading sites, Google says, so slow ones will have a harder time with prominence in search results.

Dasani, Coke's cheap-o bottled water, makes about a billion bucks a year in the United States. Coke wanted to tap into that kind of cash across the pond, so it released Dasani in the UK, with the aim of spreading to the Continent. But things went...very…

Coca-Cola tried to sell bottled tap water in the UK, and it was a disaster - Holy Kaw!

Dasani, Coke's cheap-o bottled water, makes about a billion bucks a year in the United States. Coke wanted to tap into that kind of cash across the pond, so it released Dasani in the UK, with the aim of spreading to the Continent. But things went...very poorly. First, UK media found out that the water was basically filtered tap water. This reminded people of a British comedy show in which people tried to sell tap water at a high markup. Then, to ...

What's in a PANOPTES robotic telescope? Lots of off-the-shelf hardware :)

PANOPTES Baseline Unit Description

The first Baseline PANOPTES unit, PAN001, was upgraded in March 2017 to the condition shown below. This page will describe what its various components do, and how they work together; however, it does not go into how the captured images are processed to extract scientifically useful data; for more ...

There was a Black Mirror episode in which elderly people plugged into a virtual world much like The Matrix. At the end of the episode, some elderly people choose to permanently upload their consciousnesses into the virtual world. Other bits of pop culture…

Potential problems with uploading your mind to a computer - Holy Kaw!

There was a Black Mirror episode in which elderly people plugged into a virtual world much like The Matrix. At the end of the episode, some elderly people choose to permanently upload their consciousnesses into the virtual world. Other bits of pop culture have examined this––Transcendence, for example. This video examines some of the philosophical dilemmas of mind-uploading. Many of those questions revolve around how you define consciousness. In ...

Interesting to see this getting fixed by a Google Play Services update. So in the end Android devices might have been the culprit.

Google says a fix is coming tomorrow for Wi-Fi problems associated with Cast devices

A few days back we reported that the Google Home Max (among other Cast-enabled devices) might be connected with some recent reports for widespread Wi-Fi tr... by Ryne Hager in Bug Watch, Chromecast, Google, Google Home, Google Home Max, Google Home Mini, News

"""People want to be able to find answers to their questions as fast as possible — studies show that people really care about the speed of a page. Although speed has been used in ranking for some time, that signal was focused on desktop searches. Today we’re announcing that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches."""

#boom

Seattle is capturing their growth everyday via time-lapse. Check out the cool video.
https://hackernoon.com/seattle-3-year-time-lapse-video-from-the-space-needle-9a9e76cfe8bf

Seattle 3 Year Time-lapse Video from the Space Needle

Ever since the Seattle’s Space Needle installed an HD 360 webcam on the top of the needle, I have been fascinated by the footage captured.

$1 million worth of BAT crypto-token giveaway from Brave browser today, $5 to 200,000 people. Brave users can send them to fund websites, YouTube publishers, and soon Twitch streamers (but you can't cash in directly).

Brave browser gives away million dollars in BAT crypto tokens - CNET

You won't get more than about $5 worth of tokens, but the browser maker hopes you'll help improve online advertising privacy.

Rooster Teeth Tackle Prop Builds with Master and Apprentice
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/01/17/rooster-teeth-tackle-prop-builds-with-master-and-apprentice/

Rooster Teeth has turned their eyes towards making and creating with their series Master and Apprentice hosted by Marcus and Adam. The show is starting to hit YouTube with two episodes out so far, one detailing the making of a Wardcliff Coil from Destiny 2 (above) and one focusing on a retinal scanner from Blade Runner (below). They don’t walk you through the process step by step in detail, but they show enough of how they make the props to inspire and make viewers (at least me) want to create. I especially like how they kitbash components of the props together but also tell you what you can substitute in if you don’t have the right scraps.

Read more
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/01/17/rooster-teeth-tackle-prop-builds-with-master-and-apprentice/

It's the perfect time to breathe more life into your space, creating a happy, healthy, and welcoming environment – and that's where Feng Shui comes in. http://bit.ly/2CSUzLA

Feng Shui Tricks To Steal And Give Your Home Positive Energy

An open toilet seat is not only unsanitary — it's majorly bad for your juju.

Wow!

Trump administration wants to arrest elected officials in so-called sanctuary cities

The Department of Justice is considering criminally charging state and local officials for implementing or enforcing sanctuary policies—a move immigration advocates argue would be illegal.

There is a new design that, in tests, enabled gallium nitride power devices to handle voltages of 1,200 volts. That's enough capacity for use in electric vehicles, but the researchers emphasize that their device is a first prototype manufactured in an academic lab.

#Powerconversion #electricvehicles #powerdevices #batteries #MIT

Device makes power conversion more efficient

New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid.

Shield TV neatly setup behind my TV now.

Must-see TV.

Former Obama staffer contrasts Trump, Obama WH — CNN

Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Tom Cotton, David Perdue, and the Trap of Lying for Donald Trump — The New Yorker

In denigrating anyone who called the President out for his slurs, Senators Cotton and Perdue show their willingness to humiliate themselves on his behalf.

Get the rich functionality of Google Maps search without integrating APIs into your apps and sites. With the Maps URL search action, you can display results in any location as well as available place details. goo.gl/rnu4jg

I've been doing the same for a year or so now - including all the coverage of last years I/O. Chrome OS still isn't for everyone - no doubt about that - but for me it's a perfect (work) travel companion.

I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES - and it completely converted me

The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about Chromeboo... by David Ruddock in Chrome OS, Chromebooks, Editorials, News, Pixelbook

In a plot worthy of a Hollywood heist film, thieves mingled with other visitors to an exhibition in Venice on Wednesday before brazenly making off with gems of "indisputably elevated value," the canal city's police chief said. http://cnn.it/2CAJl1t

Jewels stolen from Venice exhibition in brazen daytime heist

In a plot worthy of a Hollywood heist film, thieves mingled with visitors at an exhibition in Venice on Wednesday and made off with gems worth millions.

Canada has a vigilante pedophile hunter. He spends his evenings pretending to be a teenage boy, tricking pedophiles into falling for his trap. Don't expect Batman or Bruce Wayne, Justin Payne is just your everyday guy. But through his vigilante activity,…

Canadian man takes it on himself to hunt pedophiles - Holy Kaw!

Canada has a vigilante pedophile hunter. He spends his evenings pretending to be a teenage boy, tricking pedophiles into falling for his trap. Don't expect Batman or Bruce Wayne, Justin Payne is just your everyday guy. But through his vigilante activity, he's publicly shamed hundreds of pedophiles. Learn all about how he vets, stalks, and shames his victims in this nearly hour-long Vice documentary, as well as some of the complications with the p...

Collection of the Week: Foodstuff

Google+ Create member +Assia Alexandrova presents a variety of dishes that she created based on recipes that she found online, including red velvet pancakes and crepe spinach lasagna. Delicious!

Foodstuff:
https://plus.google.com/collection/M95nI

Servers are up and uh.....go FWC :D

I played with that auto rifle during PSX and reallly liked it. I'm still looking at the perks for the other weapons, but I want FWC to win this time around :|

Bungie on Twitter

“Faction Rallies is now live. Report to the faction leader of your choice and pledge your support to their cause.”

We all know what a MacGuffin is, even if we know that we know. A MacGuffin is basically the thing in a movie that all the characters care about, but the audience does not care about. Pretty much all spy movies and heist movies use a MacGuffin, as do most…

How MacGuffins can ruin a good movie - Holy Kaw!

We all know what a MacGuffin is, even if we know that we know. A MacGuffin is basically the thing in a movie that all the characters care about, but the audience does not care about. Pretty much all spy movies and heist movies use a MacGuffin, as do most superhero movies. One of the most famous MacGuffins is the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. This video examines what makes those MacGuffins go wrong and what makes them go right.

Oh please...

This Could be the Moto X5, and It Appears to Have an iPhone X-Like Notch | Droid Life

The Moto X5 is the follow-up to last year's Moto X4, though it has some major changes. For one it might have an iPhone X-like notch, no fingerprint reader, and a big zero-bezel display.

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