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Motorola Mobility1,360,404Join Lauren Gellman, Director of Product Marketing, and Steve Sinclair, VP of Product Marketing, for a first look at the new portfolio of Moto products.  They will be answering your questions live this Friday at 1:30 PM CT. Mark your calendars and post your questions using #askmotoA First Look at the New Portfolio of Moto Products2014-09-05 20:30:004883  
Motorola Mobility1,360,404Chat live with @111499908439497508351 from our software team.  Have any questions you would like to see answered?  Ask them in the comment section of our event page or on Twitter using hashtag #AskMoto  Celebrating 50 Software Launches with Punit Soni2014-04-23 22:00:00814  

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2015-07-18 18:39:20 (38 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

With +Tesla Motors​ announcement of their new "ludicrous speed" option which enables the car to go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds, I'm curious to know how fast that is compared to a modern F1 car?

How about it +Sauber F1 Team​. Fancy sharing that little stat here. Or maybe set up a race with +Tesla Motors​ and share the video ;)

Most reshares: 10

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2015-07-18 18:39:20 (38 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

With +Tesla Motors​ announcement of their new "ludicrous speed" option which enables the car to go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds, I'm curious to know how fast that is compared to a modern F1 car?

How about it +Sauber F1 Team​. Fancy sharing that little stat here. Or maybe set up a race with +Tesla Motors​ and share the video ;)

Most plusones: 84

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2015-07-18 18:39:20 (38 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

With +Tesla Motors​ announcement of their new "ludicrous speed" option which enables the car to go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds, I'm curious to know how fast that is compared to a modern F1 car?

How about it +Sauber F1 Team​. Fancy sharing that little stat here. Or maybe set up a race with +Tesla Motors​ and share the video ;)

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2015-09-02 20:00:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Android wear is for everyone. Which will you choose?

New #AndroidWear watches launched today from +ASUS , +Huawei , +Motorola Mobility --> http://goo.gl/iiZ46u___Android wear is for everyone. Which will you choose?

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2015-09-01 17:41:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The new era of Google is coming...

The new era of Google is coming...___

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2015-09-01 17:36:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Pure edition. That's hardcore right there. And would be my choice if I was in the market for a new phone.

Clear your schedule tomorrow! Those of you in the US can finally pre-order the new #MotoX  Pure Edition, the phone that loves you back. It’s got a top rated camera, water repellent coating and all-day battery life. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Fg9CJi. US only.___Pure edition. That's hardcore right there. And would be my choice if I was in the market for a new phone.

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2015-09-01 01:01:55 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I wonder what will be the upper ceiling for this. £50 in the near future maybe???

I wonder what will be the upper ceiling for this. £50 in the near future maybe???___

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2015-09-01 00:31:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For the hardcore fans out there.

Via +Thomas Tenkely​

A mobile device for developers that sees in 3D. This is Project Tango. goo.gl/cwdbHn___For the hardcore fans out there.

Via +Thomas Tenkely​

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2015-08-31 19:00:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Android​ wear is now for everyone, not just android users. iOS users, are you tempted by one of the many smart watches that aren't made by Apple???

#AndroidWear watches now work with #iPhones. #wearwhatyouwant http://goo.gl/pxGhKA___+Android​ wear is now for everyone, not just android users. iOS users, are you tempted by one of the many smart watches that aren't made by Apple???

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2015-08-28 18:53:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I haven't managed to watch all the formula E races from last season (yet) but this is a sport I really want to get in to. I have heard great things from the first season.

___I haven't managed to watch all the formula E races from last season (yet) but this is a sport I really want to get in to. I have heard great things from the first season.

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2015-08-25 02:16:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is the first I knew about the accident involving Justin Wilson (a former F1 driver) on Sunday. Sadly he struck a piece of debris from another crashed car whilst competing in the Indy Car racing series. He instantly got knocked out and was in a coma ever since. Today he succumbed to the injury.

This surely serves as a reminder of how exposed an open wheel racing drivers head is. Is it now time to rethink the open cockpit, as this isn't an isolated case anymore. How long can we keep calling them freak accidents?

The entire NASCAR family mourns the death of Justin Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. #RIPJustin___This is the first I knew about the accident involving Justin Wilson (a former F1 driver) on Sunday. Sadly he struck a piece of debris from another crashed car whilst competing in the Indy Car racing series. He instantly got knocked out and was in a coma ever since. Today he succumbed to the injury.

This surely serves as a reminder of how exposed an open wheel racing drivers head is. Is it now time to rethink the open cockpit, as this isn't an isolated case anymore. How long can we keep calling them freak accidents?

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2015-08-23 19:03:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

For my next installment to the collection, here is an original song Anything For The Money by +esmeedenters​​ - acoustic style.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

For my next installment to the collection, here is an original song Anything For The Money by +esmeedenters​​ - acoustic style.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.___

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2015-08-21 21:22:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

From what I have read about this incident so far, I hope that the 2 (off duty) US Marines that overheard the gunman assembling the weapon and then challenged and detained him get a hero status and rewarded for the rest of their lives.

Army training or not, they are true hero's that saved other peoples lives at the risk of their own in an everyday civilian situation. Bravo men. The world applauds you both!

From what I have read about this incident so far, I hope that the 2 (off duty) US Marines that overheard the gunman assembling the weapon and then challenged and detained him get a hero status and rewarded for the rest of their lives.

Army training or not, they are true hero's that saved other peoples lives at the risk of their own in an everyday civilian situation. Bravo men. The world applauds you both!___

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2015-08-20 17:59:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I love photos for this very reason. Looking back at them sparks some of the best memories, like it happened yesterday.

Walk down memory lane

Photos help us reminisce about the things we've done, bringing back events from one, two, or even ten years ago. Today, Google Photos is introducing a new opt-in feature where you can choose to privately rediscover your memories from the past. If you snapped photos on a hiking trip this time last year, chances are that Google Photos will let you know. And with a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos in one place, you’ll have lots of memories to look back on.

By opting in, you’ll get cards in the Assistant view reminding you of photos from events in your past, including a collage featuring people and places from that day. Share with whoever you want, however you want, whether that’s via email, a social network, or by showing the person next to you. Or savor the moment for yourself; it’s completely private until you decide to share.

The new feature is now available on Google Photos for iOS at https://goo.gl/toCWvw and the web at http://photos.google.com, and is rolling out to Google Photos for Android at https://goo.gl/BajWpo___I love photos for this very reason. Looking back at them sparks some of the best memories, like it happened yesterday.

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2015-08-20 17:52:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Android wear OS update incoming. Now it's time to sit back and wait a week, month, 2 months until your watch gets the ota update.

Only then can you enjoy the new bits.

New #AndroidWear interactive watch faces can change design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app, all with just a tap. http://goo.gl/VYL2FS___Android wear OS update incoming. Now it's time to sit back and wait a week, month, 2 months until your watch gets the ota update.

Only then can you enjoy the new bits.

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2015-08-20 17:00:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sounds interesting. Need to read properly later.

Watch your language. Literally.

Speak into your watch and flip it over. The person you’re talking to can read what you said in their language, and respond in kind. The latest software update for Android Wear has Google Translate built in, so unless you speak 44 languages, your wrist can now speak more languages than your mouth. Read more: http://goo.gl/bTRakZ___Sounds interesting. Need to read properly later.

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2015-08-20 05:50:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Auto fill on Google sheets (mobile). I've needed that for a long time!

Today's Sheets updates on +Android make it easier for you to edit on the go!  Keyboards now automatically switch (from 123 to ABC) depending on cell contents.  Plus, you can use Auto-fill to easily fill out your spreadsheet.  Try it: goo.gl/FnTpvq___Auto fill on Google sheets (mobile). I've needed that for a long time!

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2015-08-20 05:48:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google Docs, now with print layouts on your mobile devices. Excellent choice.

Starting today, check out print layouts in Docs on your +Android (goo.gl/r18fD4) or iPhone/iPad (goo.gl/H1hm5K). ___Google Docs, now with print layouts on your mobile devices. Excellent choice.

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2015-08-20 05:44:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Google Photos improves. Slowly catching up with where Google+ Photos left off

Google Photos for Android - reorder photos in an album and more

Photo albums are how we bring together our best moments, and we want to make organizing your photos in albums easier. That’s why today we’re happy to announce an update to our Android app (v1.3) that lets you reorder photos in your albums and more:

- Reorder your photos in an album
- View albums shared with you in the app
- Adjust the length of a video clip in a movie to show the best parts

These updates are rolling out in the Google Play Store: https://goo.gl/55OnIr___Google Photos improves. Slowly catching up with where Google+ Photos left off

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2015-08-18 19:28:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What is this I just watched. Something new?

Edit Yes it's new. More can be found here https://on.google.com/hub/

What is this I just watched. Something new?

Edit Yes it's new. More can be found here https://on.google.com/hub/___

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2015-08-17 19:44:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This makes it official. M is for Marshmallow

Introducing #AndroidMarshmallow. Learn more about our latest sweet: goo.gl/pynCIo___This makes it official. M is for Marshmallow

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2015-08-14 21:38:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

To begin my new +Google+​​​​​ Collection called Acoustic Song Covers (Mostly...) , I'm starting off by sharing a song from a YouTube artist that I have subscribed to for many years now, called +anafree​​​​​

I have only just come across this video and have never heard the original song before. I found it quite raunchy, seductive and soothing all at the same time. Best of all I think it's one for the gentlemen and the ladies. Warning: Contains Some Explicit Language

I hope you all enjoy it, and if you think others might enjoy the collection please reshare the post. And if you don't want to see any more music videos like this from me, simply unsubscribe from the collection now from here https://plus.google.com/collection/oKVC2

To begin my new +Google+​​​​​ Collection called Acoustic Song Covers (Mostly...) , I'm starting off by sharing a song from a YouTube artist that I have subscribed to for many years now, called +anafree​​​​​

I have only just come across this video and have never heard the original song before. I found it quite raunchy, seductive and soothing all at the same time. Best of all I think it's one for the gentlemen and the ladies. Warning: Contains Some Explicit Language

I hope you all enjoy it, and if you think others might enjoy the collection please reshare the post. And if you don't want to see any more music videos like this from me, simply unsubscribe from the collection now from here https://plus.google.com/collection/oKVC2___

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2015-08-10 21:28:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Didn't see this coming!

Alphabet shares anyone? Or will you be selling up and hoping that you can buy new shares in the new(old) Google which will now be under the leadership of +Sundar Pichai​​​​. Fair play to that guy! From Chrome to Android to Google.

Obviously, this whole thing is way above my understanding of business/finance.

Read more here: http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/google-alphabet.html

Didn't see this coming!

Alphabet shares anyone? Or will you be selling up and hoping that you can buy new shares in the new(old) Google which will now be under the leadership of +Sundar Pichai​​​​. Fair play to that guy! From Chrome to Android to Google.

Obviously, this whole thing is way above my understanding of business/finance.

Read more here: http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/google-alphabet.html___

2015-08-10 21:14:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Random Thoughts

Is there such a thing as "Social Media"? Or are they two separate things competing in the same space?

I've only ever used G+, but I imagine all social networks are similar. Half of what you consume is "social". No denying that. You can chat with friends and family, and you can have great conversations with people that you would otherwise never have crossed paths with.

The other half of what you consume is most definitely "media". If you follow any form of brand, you'll know exactly what I mean. It's all about raising awareness of the latest greatest product coming out. It's basically advertising that you've subscribed too.

So they are clearly two different things?. Where the lines get blurred is when you follow celebrities. People like +Lewis C D Hamilton​ or +Alicia Keys​ cansha... more »

Random Thoughts

Is there such a thing as "Social Media"? Or are they two separate things competing in the same space?

I've only ever used G+, but I imagine all social networks are similar. Half of what you consume is "social". No denying that. You can chat with friends and family, and you can have great conversations with people that you would otherwise never have crossed paths with.

The other half of what you consume is most definitely "media". If you follow any form of brand, you'll know exactly what I mean. It's all about raising awareness of the latest greatest product coming out. It's basically advertising that you've subscribed too.

So they are clearly two different things?. Where the lines get blurred is when you follow celebrities. People like +Lewis C D Hamilton​ or +Alicia Keys​ can share some really personal moments and thoughts on occasions. Is this about being social? I'd say not because you can't actually interact with these people. So is it media? They aren't actually advertising anything, but surely it's all about keeping them in the back of your mind so you go on to buy their merchandise? Is this what "Social Media" is? Hardly! Most the time you don't know if it is actually the celebrity writing the content or just some public relations employee with some close insights. You know for a fact you are never going to get a response to any of your comments on the posts, in which case that makes it's just media in my eyes.

So "social media" doesn't exist? Well... ? Have you tried following +Sauber F1 Team​ or +Robert Llewellyn​? They are definitely social, and a form of media. The question is, is it only about the media with some clever social tactics thrown in? Or are they honestly being social with the media aspect simply an added bonus?

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2015-08-10 19:03:00 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Loving the new design. Go get the APK if you are daring enough.

Update: APK in the post.

itshappeninginstages.gif___Loving the new design. Go get the APK if you are daring enough.

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2015-08-09 09:26:02 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I love this. With a 7mile range after a 3 hour charge it actually sounds like it could be useful in the real world.

I could easily imagine staff in supermarkets, shopping malls and warehouses like costco using these.

Via +Craig Froehle​

This is impressive. I know a number of people who might benefit from this due to bad knees. ___I love this. With a 7mile range after a 3 hour charge it actually sounds like it could be useful in the real world.

I could easily imagine staff in supermarkets, shopping malls and warehouses like costco using these.

Via +Craig Froehle​

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2015-08-07 05:26:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is quite unbelievable. They don't put this in the tourist brochures!

This is quite unbelievable. They don't put this in the tourist brochures!___

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2015-07-30 21:05:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A good read here, especially if you are interested in the Moto G. When will +Motorola Mobility​ bring out a current tablet, or have I missed that beast?

A detailed tour of my first two days with the new Moto G. Hell of a device right here, folks.___A good read here, especially if you are interested in the Moto G. When will +Motorola Mobility​ bring out a current tablet, or have I missed that beast?

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2015-07-27 18:50:23 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google+ back tracks. Is it the right move though?

Everything in its right place
When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink. So over the next few months, we’re going to be making some important changes. Here’s more about what you can expect:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ie/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html___Google+ back tracks. Is it the right move though?

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2015-07-21 20:10:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

When you get hold of the latest +Google Maps​ for Android update, go checkout the new timeline feature. It's basically a location history of where you have been each day (a similar feature was available previously but its name alludes me). It's awesome. One bit of magic I have found though is it even integrates your photos in to the timeline of where you have visited.

Absolutely love it!

Via +Thomas Tenkely​

New Google maps feature ___When you get hold of the latest +Google Maps​ for Android update, go checkout the new timeline feature. It's basically a location history of where you have been each day (a similar feature was available previously but its name alludes me). It's awesome. One bit of magic I have found though is it even integrates your photos in to the timeline of where you have visited.

Absolutely love it!

Via +Thomas Tenkely​

2015-07-21 19:38:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So Google+ Photos isn't being killed entirely? Or is it? I don't know! This just confused me even more.

I wanted to clarify a couple of points regarding yesterday’s announcement (https://goo.gl/TL0l6j) and provide some additional context:

1. The great photo and video sharing service that’s part of Google+ is unaffected. You can continue to post photos and videos, and your followers will be able to comment and +1 as before. No change.

2. All of the photos, videos, and albums you have already shared on Google+, including their posts, comments, and +1s are also unaffected. An easy way to find these is to visit the Photos tab of your Profile page.

3. The private photo management component of Google+, which includes backup, editing, creations, private album management (album management for shared content is still available on Google+), and sharing to other apps, is being replaced by Google Photos.

I sincerely appreciate for many of you #3 is still a hard pill to swallow. And I promise we don’t take decisions like this one lightly. The reality is that maintaining both Google+ Photos (the private photo management component of Google+) and Google Photos poses several challenges. Most notably, it is confusing to users why we have two offerings that virtually do the same thing, and it means our team needs to divide its focus rather than working on building a single, great user experience. 

We are working very hard to bring all the best features of Google+ Photos to Google Photos, and this focus will allow us to deliver even more features at a much faster pace.___So Google+ Photos isn't being killed entirely? Or is it? I don't know! This just confused me even more.

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2015-07-21 17:47:12 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I must try this later

Introducing the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office (for Windows). This new plug-in lets you open files from Drive, edit them, and save back to Drive without leaving Office.

Learn more on the Drive blog:
http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2015/07/google-drive-plug-in-for-office.html___I must try this later

2015-07-20 20:58:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Infinite change from +Google​​ strikes again. This time Google+ photos gets shut down, but Google Photo's takes over (Yes there is more difference than just the +).

In the mean time Picasa Web Albums gets resurrected to handle the photos shared in Google Hangouts.

All I have to say about all of this is, what on earth is going on! When will you get photos right and stick with it?

Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!

In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast, and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo
Learn more about these changes: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6262471___Infinite change from +Google​​ strikes again. This time Google+ photos gets shut down, but Google Photo's takes over (Yes there is more difference than just the +).

In the mean time Picasa Web Albums gets resurrected to handle the photos shared in Google Hangouts.

All I have to say about all of this is, what on earth is going on! When will you get photos right and stick with it?

2015-07-20 15:39:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is an interesting gesture from the FIA. Number 17 is no longer available for any new driver that joins F1 in the future. It will be forever associated with Jules Bianchi in his honer.

Respect!

This is an interesting gesture from the FIA. Number 17 is no longer available for any new driver that joins F1 in the future. It will be forever associated with Jules Bianchi in his honer.

Respect!___

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2015-07-18 18:39:20 (38 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

With +Tesla Motors​ announcement of their new "ludicrous speed" option which enables the car to go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds, I'm curious to know how fast that is compared to a modern F1 car?

How about it +Sauber F1 Team​. Fancy sharing that little stat here. Or maybe set up a race with +Tesla Motors​ and share the video ;)

With +Tesla Motors​ announcement of their new "ludicrous speed" option which enables the car to go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds, I'm curious to know how fast that is compared to a modern F1 car?

How about it +Sauber F1 Team​. Fancy sharing that little stat here. Or maybe set up a race with +Tesla Motors​ and share the video ;)___

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2015-07-18 08:13:11 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This piece of news will send shivers down many F1 fans spines. Although Bianchi wasnt at the front of the grid, and probably didn't have the largest of fan bases compared with some, following the accident the whole F1 community warmed to him. For this was a man who was living his dream racing in the pinnacle series of Motorsport. He has now passed away as a result of following his passion.

For many fans, like myself, this is the first death of an F1 driver that they would have seen. We all know about Senna, but for us younger fans, we actually knew Bianchi.

A little background

Sadly, a unique series of events occurred which led to Bianchi coming off the circuit in the wet and colliding with a recovery vehicle which was recovering an already stricken F1 car. His head struck the recovery vehicle which put Biachi in a coma for the past 9 months and has now led to his... more »

This piece of news will send shivers down many F1 fans spines. Although Bianchi wasnt at the front of the grid, and probably didn't have the largest of fan bases compared with some, following the accident the whole F1 community warmed to him. For this was a man who was living his dream racing in the pinnacle series of Motorsport. He has now passed away as a result of following his passion.

For many fans, like myself, this is the first death of an F1 driver that they would have seen. We all know about Senna, but for us younger fans, we actually knew Bianchi.

A little background

Sadly, a unique series of events occurred which led to Bianchi coming off the circuit in the wet and colliding with a recovery vehicle which was recovering an already stricken F1 car. His head struck the recovery vehicle which put Biachi in a coma for the past 9 months and has now led to his passing. In my opinion nobody could have predicted this. This was a case of serious bad luck imo. Not one single factor played an important role in this. Having said that, now that this has occurred it should never happen again. A flaw has been found in the safety of F1 and it is for the higher powers that be to put in place more bullet proof procedures.

#forzajules___

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2015-07-14 20:04:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It's things like this that make me love +Google Docs​

Disable downloading, printing and copying when you only want to share your document with a select group of folks.  Just head to sharing settings in Docs, Sheets or Slides! #googledocs___It's things like this that make me love +Google Docs​

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2015-07-07 20:08:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

F1 fans, here is another​​ 360 degree viewing experience of a ride in a formula one car on YouTube. This time with +Jenson Button​ ​in his +McLaren​​.

Immerse yourself in a 360 lap of Silverstone as JB takes on Kevin and Stoffel in the ultimate petrol-powered head to head, courtesy of Esso. ‪#‎FuelYourSenses‬

On a PC? Watch here: https://youtu.be/n4pbSI3kOsg 
On your mobile? Download the YouTube app and visit Esso UK.___F1 fans, here is another​​ 360 degree viewing experience of a ride in a formula one car on YouTube. This time with +Jenson Button​ ​in his +McLaren​​.

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2015-07-07 18:46:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

F1 fans, here is another +YouTube​ 360 degree viewing experience of a ride in a formula one car. This time with +Jenson Button ​in his +McLaren​. Can't wait to watch this with my +Google Cardboard​

Immerse yourself in a 360 lap of Silverstone as JB takes on Kevin and Stoffel in the ultimate petrol-powered head to head, courtesy of Esso. ‪#‎FuelYourSenses‬

On a PC? Watch here: https://youtu.be/n4pbSI3kOsg 
On your mobile? Download the YouTube app and visit Esso UK.___F1 fans, here is another +YouTube​ 360 degree viewing experience of a ride in a formula one car. This time with +Jenson Button ​in his +McLaren​. Can't wait to watch this with my +Google Cardboard​

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2015-06-28 20:46:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I believe this could be a first! A +Google+​ Hangout with an F1 driver, and that driver is +Lewis C D Hamilton​

Join us at 11.40am UK time tomorrow (Monday 29th June) for our exclusive Google Hangout with Lewis Hamilton powered by PETRONAS. You'll be able to watch it live here http://youtu.be/3VC0StAYHi0___I believe this could be a first! A +Google+​ Hangout with an F1 driver, and that driver is +Lewis C D Hamilton​

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2015-06-18 22:14:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I wasn't aware of this. Would love to go again. But it would need to be warmer this time!

Fantastic that the Race Of Champions is coming to London!! ___I wasn't aware of this. Would love to go again. But it would need to be warmer this time!

2015-06-12 21:52:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If you want anything done properly, do it yourself

It would seem even hiring professionals like +Hammonds Furniture​​ (Kitchens) may not be the solution you think it is either. So if you are capable, save yourself the hassle and money by carrying out the design, project management, and installation all yourself.

Yes +Hammonds Furniture​​, so far your kitchen design and installation service has fallen far short of acceptable let alone impressive. At the moment it is near laughable, yet sadly we are at the point of no return as my kitchen is half removed yet only now are the installers figuring out what work is required.

From the outset, the design was incorrect with wall cupboards shown at different heights, cupboards with dead spaces instead of proper corner units, and a sink that doesn't fit inside it's carcass. These are just a select few mistakes,but I l... more »

If you want anything done properly, do it yourself

It would seem even hiring professionals like +Hammonds Furniture​​ (Kitchens) may not be the solution you think it is either. So if you are capable, save yourself the hassle and money by carrying out the design, project management, and installation all yourself.

Yes +Hammonds Furniture​​, so far your kitchen design and installation service has fallen far short of acceptable let alone impressive. At the moment it is near laughable, yet sadly we are at the point of no return as my kitchen is half removed yet only now are the installers figuring out what work is required.

From the outset, the design was incorrect with wall cupboards shown at different heights, cupboards with dead spaces instead of proper corner units, and a sink that doesn't fit inside it's carcass. These are just a select few mistakes, but I let them pass as we still had the survey stage to iron things out, so I paid the deposit and agreed that ALL works are to be carried out by them, even the tiling.

So the project manager attended site and surveyed the design. Yep it didn't fit in to the kitchen it was designed for. Excellent. So I redesigned parts of the kitchen myself and told them what solutions were required. Happy days I thought, so I paid the final payment for the materials. But now I wish I hadn't. Even though I signed paperwork with the agreed amendments, I've never received a copy of the final drawings.

Next the installers carry out a pre visit. He's all happy so the works commences the following week. That brings us to Wednesday of this week. Half my kitchen gets removed, and the walls and ceilings scheduled to be plastered the following day. When I query who is taking care of the electrics before plastering is done I get blank stares. This is when I knew things were going to become a disaster. And I was right.

It has taken 3 days for the penny to drop that my appliances need electricity to work in their new locations among other issues such as plumbing. And now the installer wants to discuss additional costs.

So this is where I'm at. It has taken three professionals three visits to not work out what is required to install a kitchen. Yet it took one man (me) to realise that all three haven't got a clue.

Sadly though, due to how +Hammonds Furniture​​ get paid, the only people at risk are the customer and the installers who sub contract to Hammonds but get paid directly by the customer.

And where is the project manager whilst all this is going on? Do let me know if you find him as I currently he is missing in action on this project!

Who knows how this could end. Probably with me carrying out the installation myself.___

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2015-06-12 13:01:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I would love for +Tesla Motors to purchase this now redundant vehicle manufacturing plant from +Ford Motor Company  and return it to its former glory. 

How about it +Elon Musk , it's right next door to Southampton Airport too, so you could just fly in, do your business and get on your way.

I would love for +Tesla Motors to purchase this now redundant vehicle manufacturing plant from +Ford Motor Company  and return it to its former glory. 

How about it +Elon Musk , it's right next door to Southampton Airport too, so you could just fly in, do your business and get on your way.___

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2015-06-05 19:19:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great news for +Google for Work​. Seeing the British Tax Office migrate to Google Apps will certainly make other business look up and take notice.

Hopefully I can persuade mine to follow suit in the near future. What I would be interested in is finding out if Google carry out free on site visits to demonstrate what the product can do for a business.

Great news for +Google for Work​. Seeing the British Tax Office migrate to Google Apps will certainly make other business look up and take notice.

Hopefully I can persuade mine to follow suit in the near future. What I would be interested in is finding out if Google carry out free on site visits to demonstrate what the product can do for a business.___

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2015-06-04 19:56:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Yet another amazing product under research from Google X

Our hands are fast and precise instruments, but so far, we haven’t been able to capture their sensitivity and accuracy in user interfaces. However, there’s a natural vocabulary of hand movements we’ve learned from using familiar tools like smartphones, and Project Soli aims to use these motions to control other devices. For example, your hand could become a virtual dial to control volume on a speaker, or a virtual touchpad to browse a map on a smartwatch screen.

To make our hands self-contained interface controls, the team needed a sensor that could capture submillimeter motions of overlapping fingers in 3D space. Radar fits all these requirements, but the necessary equipment was just a little…big.

So the Project Soli team created a gesture radar small enough to fit in a wearable device. It’s a new category of interaction sensor, running at 60GHz; one that can capture motions of your fingers at resolutions and speeds that haven’t been possible before—up to 10,000 frames per second. To get there, the team had to reinterpret traditional radar, which bounces a signal from an object and provides a single return ping. From a hardware and computation perspective, this would have been challenging to recreate on a small scale. So to capture the complexity of hand movements at close range, Soli illuminates the whole hand with a broad radar beam, and estimates the hand configuration by analyzing changes in the returned signal over time.

The team built the first prototype, a 5x5mm piece of silicon, in just 10 months. They’re working on finalizing the development board (prototype) and software API for release to developers later this year. Watch Ivan Poupyrev, Technical Project Lead, talk about the project at I/O here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpbWQbkl8_g&feature=youtu.be&t=10m15s

You can reach out to the team at projectsoli@google.com if you’d like to get involved. Watch the video to meet the team and learn more.  #ATAP #ProjectSoli ___Yet another amazing product under research from Google X

2015-06-04 17:42:31 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

For those that may have seen my previous post re auto backup of photos (an io2015 request), see below clarification on how the Google Photos backup feature effects your images and storage quota.

Long and short of it is:

High Qualify always compresses your photos but doesn't use your storage quota

Original Quality doesn't touch your photos but will always use your storage quota

So if you want your photos preserved in their original format forever, do not use the high quality setting, but then be prepared to have to buy extra storage capacity at some point.

For me, I'm happy to have photos taken on my phone compressed because they aren't that great quality in the first place. But for the serious stuff taken on a DSLR, I don't want them to be irreversibly touched in any way shape or form. Hopefully it is possible to do... more »

+Mike Crumpler asked about difference between backing up high quality photos and original quality photos in the new Google Photos app.

Here's some insights straight from the team!

If you choose High Quality, photos >16MP will be resized to 16MP, and we also do some compression to save space. If your photo is smaller than 16MP, we won't reduce the size but yes the photo may be compressed as well.

If you choose Original, your photo is not touched in any way, and will consume quota regardless of size.

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
+Justine Rivero 
Community Manager, Project Fi (and previously Google+!)___For those that may have seen my previous post re auto backup of photos (an io2015 request), see below clarification on how the Google Photos backup feature effects your images and storage quota.

Long and short of it is:

High Qualify always compresses your photos but doesn't use your storage quota

Original Quality doesn't touch your photos but will always use your storage quota

So if you want your photos preserved in their original format forever, do not use the high quality setting, but then be prepared to have to buy extra storage capacity at some point.

For me, I'm happy to have photos taken on my phone compressed because they aren't that great quality in the first place. But for the serious stuff taken on a DSLR, I don't want them to be irreversibly touched in any way shape or form. Hopefully it is possible to do both!

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2015-06-03 20:32:04 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just when you think contactless payments was awesome, along came Google Wallet and Apple Pay so that you could pay with your phone. Well how about not having to use anything to pay?

This is amazing if it can work 100% accurately, and scary at the same time if you ask me!

Via +Thomas Tenkely​​

Did you request your Hands Free invite (San Francisco now, other areas later)?

#androidpay
g.co/handsfree___Just when you think contactless payments was awesome, along came Google Wallet and Apple Pay so that you could pay with your phone. Well how about not having to use anything to pay?

This is amazing if it can work 100% accurately, and scary at the same time if you ask me!

Via +Thomas Tenkely​​

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2015-06-02 21:18:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This sounds awesome. The next time I turn my chromebook on I'll be activating it. Or I could do it in 8 seconds time I guess ;)

Via +Jonathan Seyghal​. Thanks to +Craig Tumblison​

One of the cool new Chrome OS feature is auto correction for physical keyboards.

This feature is rolling out now with Chrome OS version 43. The gist is that it will automatically correct misspellings as you type, without the need to go back and right-click to use traditional spell check. It appears to be disabled by default, however. If you're the type of person that wants to opt in and give it a spin, I have the full instructions up on Medium.

https://medium.com/@craigtumblison/how-to-enable-physical-keyboard-auto-correction-on-your-chromebook-4c6de5d99d3d

Please feel free to send feedback to the developers using Alt+Shift+I after you have had a chance to use it.

#ChromeOS   #AutoCorrection  ___This sounds awesome. The next time I turn my chromebook on I'll be activating it. Or I could do it in 8 seconds time I guess ;)

Via +Jonathan Seyghal​. Thanks to +Craig Tumblison​

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2015-06-02 21:02:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What is this witch craft +Lee Jarratt​​??? When I click on a person in the suggested persons card in the G+ Android app, I see a very material design people (contact) page for that person.

It's not the regular profile page, or the contact layout in the people app. It's something so much better. Have you seen this before?

What is this witch craft +Lee Jarratt​​??? When I click on a person in the suggested persons card in the G+ Android app, I see a very material design people (contact) page for that person.

It's not the regular profile page, or the contact layout in the people app. It's something so much better. Have you seen this before?___

2015-06-01 21:09:05 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I've probably unfollowed you, but don't take it personal, blame the collections feature instead

Last night I decided to have a huge spring clean and remove many people from my circles. Not because I've fallen out with anyone or lost interest in +Google+​. It is because I began to feel things could be better for me here on +Google+​. I've accumulated too much noise over time.

I've been on G+ since the beginning of time and circled many people over the years with similar interests. When Collections came out though, one of my thoughts was "If I was to start over, would I do things differently? Would I only circle friends and family, and then only follow collections instead of interesting individuals". And I've decided Yes, that is exactly what I would do! So this is me effectively starting over.

Besides family, other thantho... more »

I've probably unfollowed you, but don't take it personal, blame the collections feature instead

Last night I decided to have a huge spring clean and remove many people from my circles. Not because I've fallen out with anyone or lost interest in +Google+​. It is because I began to feel things could be better for me here on +Google+​. I've accumulated too much noise over time.

I've been on G+ since the beginning of time and circled many people over the years with similar interests. When Collections came out though, one of my thoughts was "If I was to start over, would I do things differently? Would I only circle friends and family, and then only follow collections instead of interesting individuals". And I've decided Yes, that is exactly what I would do! So this is me effectively starting over.

Besides family, other than those that I feel I have formed a kinda friendship with, I have uncircled pretty much everyone. The only ones that remain are brand pages, blogs and some very interesting bloggers ie +Marques Brownlee​ (you techies will love his reviews). I've even left communities.

My plan now is to start over. As collections appear in my stream I will follow the ones that interest me. Hopefully doing all this will keep my entire stream on topic and relevant to my interests, making +Google+​ an even more engaging place for me to hang out from time to time.

Wish me luck.
___

2015-06-01 11:34:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Really +Virgin Media ???

+Google Chrome  Browser isn't supported with your TV Anywhere Service? It's only the most used browser in the world!
.....

Desktop minimum specifications

Microsoft

Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1
IE7 or higher
Firefox 3 or higher
Adobe Flash Player Flash 11.4 or higher

Apple

OS X 10.5 or higher
Firefox 3 or higher
Safari 5 or higher
Adobe Flash Player 11.4 or higher

NOTE: Google Chrome is not currently supported on Windows or OS X

Really +Virgin Media ???

+Google Chrome  Browser isn't supported with your TV Anywhere Service? It's only the most used browser in the world!
.....

Desktop minimum specifications

Microsoft

Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1
IE7 or higher
Firefox 3 or higher
Adobe Flash Player Flash 11.4 or higher

Apple

OS X 10.5 or higher
Firefox 3 or higher
Safari 5 or higher
Adobe Flash Player 11.4 or higher

NOTE: Google Chrome is not currently supported on Windows or OS X___

2015-05-29 20:49:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

For those that don't know, during Google IO the Google Community Managers get together to carry out requests made by us endearing users. But these requests don't have to be sensible, in fact most of the ones I have seen this year involved a lot of dancing.

To prove my point, as it's day two and I'm sure the requests are dying down, I'm going to dish out one last #io15request for the fun of it. And that is for the community managers to record themselves saying the android slogan of the moment "be together, not the same" but with an English accent. Better still why don't we say that no two community managers can use the same accents :)

Looking forward to seeing whose game for this one. Good luck CMs

For those that don't know, during Google IO the Google Community Managers get together to carry out requests made by us endearing users. But these requests don't have to be sensible, in fact most of the ones I have seen this year involved a lot of dancing.

To prove my point, as it's day two and I'm sure the requests are dying down, I'm going to dish out one last #io15request for the fun of it. And that is for the community managers to record themselves saying the android slogan of the moment "be together, not the same" but with an English accent. Better still why don't we say that no two community managers can use the same accents :)

Looking forward to seeing whose game for this one. Good luck CMs___

2015-05-28 20:46:43 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Would somebody with some in depth knowledge please explain to me the difference between backing up high quality photos and original quality photos in the new Google Photos app.

I understand the high quality option will compress/convert any photos above 16M pixels to include them in the unlimited free storage quota, but what happens to 10M pixel photos? Are they uploaded in the original quality without compression/conversion because they aren't over 10M pixels or are all photos compressed/converted regardless?

Equally if I select original quality backup and all my photos are uploaded at 10M pixel quality do they still count as free quota or do they not because they aren't compressed/converted in any shape or form?

Trying to decide the best option for using the free quota whilst still maintaining the original quality of the photos. The help page didn't help... more »

Would somebody with some in depth knowledge please explain to me the difference between backing up high quality photos and original quality photos in the new Google Photos app.

I understand the high quality option will compress/convert any photos above 16M pixels to include them in the unlimited free storage quota, but what happens to 10M pixel photos? Are they uploaded in the original quality without compression/conversion because they aren't over 10M pixels or are all photos compressed/converted regardless?

Equally if I select original quality backup and all my photos are uploaded at 10M pixel quality do they still count as free quota or do they not because they aren't compressed/converted in any shape or form?

Trying to decide the best option for using the free quota whilst still maintaining the original quality of the photos. The help page didn't help much.

From help

Choose between 2 storage sizes:

High quality

Unlimited free storageStandard cameras: recommended for phones or point-and-shoot cameras with 16 megapixels (MP) or less.Uses: good for typical printing and sharing.Size: save high-quality photos and videos while reducing size.

Original

Limited free storage: uses your Google Account's 15 GB of free storage. Check my storageDSLR cameras: recommended if you take photos with a DSLR camera and want to maintain the exact original quality.Uses: recommended for printing large banners or for storing your original files.Size: store your photos and videos exactly as you captured them.

#io15requests___

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