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Andreas Proschofsky

Andreas Proschofsky Verified in Google 

Editor for DER STANDARD / derStandard.at with a focus on Linux, Android and Open Source in general

Occupation: Writing about tech, experimenting with hard- and software, breaking stuff, having fun while doing it.

Followers: 14,465

Cream of the Crop: 12/30/2011

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Andreas Proschofsky has been at 6 events

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Ingress4,611,912Here is a list of Emergent XM Anomalies based on the work of our Investigative community (in particular Agents @106659698189802662704, @117738441461289511785, @100199463603847137126 and @110159431272374626617, with the assistance of many other agents, including @105778793545951234272, @116675615740217671707 and @110871731521065367776) and verified by highly-placed Intelligence sources.   *OCTOBER 12, 2013* Los Angeles, CA San Jose, CA Bangkok, Thailand *OCTOBER 26, 2013* Seattle, WA Kiev, Ukraine *NOVEMBER 2, 2013* Atlanta, GA Madrid, Spain Mumbai, India *NOVEMBER 16, 2013* Dallas, TX Vienna, Austria *DECEMBER 7, 2013* Phoenix, AZ Rome, Italy *DECEMBER 14, 2013* San Francisco, CA Buenos Aires, Argentina The intelligence sources have indicated that as the #13MAGNUS data is analyzed further, secondary locations may also be uncovered. More information will be added to this Google+ event page as it becomes available.XM Anomaly: #13MAGNUS, Vienna2013-11-16 13:00:00382  
Google+13,860,166The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033489  
Niantic Project1,760,081Agents, here are additional details related to the Emergent Anomaly in San Francisco on May 16, 2013. Operation: Bowstring2013-05-16 19:00:00253  
Google Developers2,320,148Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005048  
Trey Ratcliff8,863,435*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001381  
Vic Gundotra6,874,831Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002645  

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2017-04-21 14:16:33 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Seems like Samsung and Google are finally getting a bit more friendly again. Not only is Play Music now default on all new Samsung devices, they even offer exclusive features to S8 owners like the ability to upload double the songs for free than other users. Oh and if you want your mind to be blown: Play Music will support Samsung's assistant Bixby.

Most reshares: 8

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2017-04-20 16:39:54 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

As I've seen some very positive reviews about the Galaxy S8 with some even raving about the software, I thought I gotta chime in with some much needed reality check. First: Yes, Samsung adds some useful things to Android, no doubt about that. Touchwiz is also a lot less annoying than it was in the past (and compared to some other manufacturer skins). Still: No matter how you coin it, the good old Touchwiz lag is still there. You might not see it on a quick look, but just compare the S8 side by side with the likes of a Pixel or even a OnePlus 3T - there is a visible difference in UI performance. If you don't believe my word, just head over to Reddit where there is an ongoing conversation about that very topic and at least read the first comment by one of the reviewers from XDA Developers:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/66bsor/we_need_to_seriously_talk_about_touchwiz_lag/

Most plusones: 124

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2017-04-21 14:16:33 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Seems like Samsung and Google are finally getting a bit more friendly again. Not only is Play Music now default on all new Samsung devices, they even offer exclusive features to S8 owners like the ability to upload double the songs for free than other users. Oh and if you want your mind to be blown: Play Music will support Samsung's assistant Bixby.

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2017-04-26 19:20:44 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

And the title "Best Smartphone Camera" goes to... Surprised? (I'm not, but I've tested all those cameras, so... ;) )

And the title "Best Smartphone Camera" goes to... Surprised? (I'm not, but I've tested all those cameras, so... ;) )___

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2017-04-26 18:57:23 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Google Trips is one of the more useful recent Google apps. And the new Trip sharing seems really useful.

Google Trips is one of the more useful recent Google apps. And the new Trip sharing seems really useful.___

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2017-04-26 08:35:38 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Really interesting to see how Meson has recently been gaining steam in the Open Source world. A bunch of GNOME applications are moving to it for their builds and now Systemd also is going to use it - as an alternative to autoconf / automake. See the blog entry for more info:
https://in.waw.pl/~zbyszek/blog/systemd-meson.html

Really interesting to see how Meson has recently been gaining steam in the Open Source world. A bunch of GNOME applications are moving to it for their builds and now Systemd also is going to use it - as an alternative to autoconf / automake. See the blog entry for more info:
https://in.waw.pl/~zbyszek/blog/systemd-meson.html___

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2017-04-26 08:11:21 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

My review of the LG G6 has been published (in german). tl;dr: I really was looking forward to this. But it just doesn't stand out from the crowd in any respect. The big screen is nice, but Samsung goes further with that design (though I actually prefer LGs approach, but most people will see this differently). The camera is very good but not the best. Internals like SoC, Bluetooth, LTE support are more recent on the Galaxy S8. They removed useful features like the ability to replace the battery, other stuff is only available to certain countries. And the software is still a mess (at least in parts). I guess the verdict would be different if the device would be cheaper but at 749 Euros it's hard to justify to get this instead of - say - a OnePlus 3T.

My review of the LG G6 has been published (in german). tl;dr: I really was looking forward to this. But it just doesn't stand out from the crowd in any respect. The big screen is nice, but Samsung goes further with that design (though I actually prefer LGs approach, but most people will see this differently). The camera is very good but not the best. Internals like SoC, Bluetooth, LTE support are more recent on the Galaxy S8. They removed useful features like the ability to replace the battery, other stuff is only available to certain countries. And the software is still a mess (at least in parts). I guess the verdict would be different if the device would be cheaper but at 749 Euros it's hard to justify to get this instead of - say - a OnePlus 3T.___

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2017-04-25 19:36:46 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

It's really impressive what kind of photos you can take with a smartphone camera (in this case Nexus 6P and Pixel) if you have enough time. Great post from Google's Research Blog.

It's really impressive what kind of photos you can take with a smartphone camera (in this case Nexus 6P and Pixel) if you have enough time. Great post from Google's Research Blog.___

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2017-04-25 19:27:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Nice. Autocomplete and info snippets finally get a feedback button so you can report wrong / hateful answers. Much needed :)

Nice. Autocomplete and info snippets finally get a feedback button so you can report wrong / hateful answers. Much needed :)___

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2017-04-24 17:56:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Google has just introduce a new generation of their VR camera. YI HALO has 17 cameras and is composed of 17 4K cameras and target for professional content. Here is a video of what it is capable off (best view in Daydream I suppose)

Google has just introduce a new generation of their VR camera. YI HALO has 17 cameras and is composed of 17 4K cameras and target for professional content. Here is a video of what it is capable off (best view in Daydream I suppose)___

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2017-04-21 20:23:45 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Act surprised if this bug fix turns out not to fix all those reported red tint problems. Seriously: We have seen this play out multiple times in the past (back to devices like the Nexus S). Yes, you can partly fix such problems with an update but as the tint is usually the result of AMOLED production variances the effect is not the same on each phone. So it's kinda difficult to fix that through software for everyone (without doing proper screen calibration directly for each device)

Act surprised if this bug fix turns out not to fix all those reported red tint problems. Seriously: We have seen this play out multiple times in the past (back to devices like the Nexus S). Yes, you can partly fix such problems with an update but as the tint is usually the result of AMOLED production variances the effect is not the same on each phone. So it's kinda difficult to fix that through software for everyone (without doing proper screen calibration directly for each device)___

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2017-04-21 15:12:21 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Great to finally see a S8 review that actually digs into the software instead of just repeating Samsung's claims. Seems like the Touchwiz lag is still in full effect even though the S8 UI is actually running at a lower resolution (1080x2008). Also GPU performance is only slightly better compared to Google's Pixel thanks to that very reduced resolution. If you turn the resolution up to a comparable resolution the Pixel GPU performance is twice as good in most benchmarks.

Great to finally see a S8 review that actually digs into the software instead of just repeating Samsung's claims. Seems like the Touchwiz lag is still in full effect even though the S8 UI is actually running at a lower resolution (1080x2008). Also GPU performance is only slightly better compared to Google's Pixel thanks to that very reduced resolution. If you turn the resolution up to a comparable resolution the Pixel GPU performance is twice as good in most benchmarks.___

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2017-04-21 14:16:33 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Seems like Samsung and Google are finally getting a bit more friendly again. Not only is Play Music now default on all new Samsung devices, they even offer exclusive features to S8 owners like the ability to upload double the songs for free than other users. Oh and if you want your mind to be blown: Play Music will support Samsung's assistant Bixby.

Seems like Samsung and Google are finally getting a bit more friendly again. Not only is Play Music now default on all new Samsung devices, they even offer exclusive features to S8 owners like the ability to upload double the songs for free than other users. Oh and if you want your mind to be blown: Play Music will support Samsung's assistant Bixby.___

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2017-04-20 17:27:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Turns out the Ubuntu move to GNOME will happen a lot faster than originally anticipated. The devs are targeting it for Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2, so the next release will already run on GNOME (and Wayland)

Turns out the Ubuntu move to GNOME will happen a lot faster than originally anticipated. The devs are targeting it for Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2, so the next release will already run on GNOME (and Wayland)___

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2017-04-20 17:05:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Two months later and the LG Watch Sport is still out of stock at the Google Store - like it has been since day 1. The black edition was available for a maximum of two hours (I know because that's when I got to a computer to check for it ;), the blue one only a bit longer. Seriously Google / LG: This is beyond ridiculous. If you don't want to sell stuff, just simply don't announce it. That's a much cheaper solution.

Two months later and the LG Watch Sport is still out of stock at the Google Store - like it has been since day 1. The black edition was available for a maximum of two hours (I know because that's when I got to a computer to check for it ;), the blue one only a bit longer. Seriously Google / LG: This is beyond ridiculous. If you don't want to sell stuff, just simply don't announce it. That's a much cheaper solution.___

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2017-04-20 16:39:54 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

As I've seen some very positive reviews about the Galaxy S8 with some even raving about the software, I thought I gotta chime in with some much needed reality check. First: Yes, Samsung adds some useful things to Android, no doubt about that. Touchwiz is also a lot less annoying than it was in the past (and compared to some other manufacturer skins). Still: No matter how you coin it, the good old Touchwiz lag is still there. You might not see it on a quick look, but just compare the S8 side by side with the likes of a Pixel or even a OnePlus 3T - there is a visible difference in UI performance. If you don't believe my word, just head over to Reddit where there is an ongoing conversation about that very topic and at least read the first comment by one of the reviewers from XDA Developers:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/66bsor/we_need_to_seriously_talk_about_touchwiz_lag/

As I've seen some very positive reviews about the Galaxy S8 with some even raving about the software, I thought I gotta chime in with some much needed reality check. First: Yes, Samsung adds some useful things to Android, no doubt about that. Touchwiz is also a lot less annoying than it was in the past (and compared to some other manufacturer skins). Still: No matter how you coin it, the good old Touchwiz lag is still there. You might not see it on a quick look, but just compare the S8 side by side with the likes of a Pixel or even a OnePlus 3T - there is a visible difference in UI performance. If you don't believe my word, just head over to Reddit where there is an ongoing conversation about that very topic and at least read the first comment by one of the reviewers from XDA Developers:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/66bsor/we_need_to_seriously_talk_about_touchwiz_lag/___

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2017-04-20 16:08:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Google Home finally gets multi-user support. And it works by training it to recognize your voice. Will be interesting to see how well this works in reality.

Google Home finally gets multi-user support. And it works by training it to recognize your voice. Will be interesting to see how well this works in reality.___

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2017-04-20 02:20:11 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Interesting if true - in lots of ways. For instance I'm wondering about possible legal ramifications. I can't imagine that everyone would be happy if the leading browser vendor basically forces everyone on "acceptable ads" - as much as that would surely be in the consumer interest.

Interesting if true - in lots of ways. For instance I'm wondering about possible legal ramifications. I can't imagine that everyone would be happy if the leading browser vendor basically forces everyone on "acceptable ads" - as much as that would surely be in the consumer interest.___

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2017-04-19 09:33:16 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Interesting: Linux 3.18 is back from the dead, to quote from the announcement mail [1]:
Wait, what? 3.18? Wasn't that kernel dead and forgotten and left to
rot on the side of the road? Yes, it was, but unfortunately, there's a
few million or so devices out there in the wild that still rely on this
kernel.
Guess we have Google /Android to thank for that.
[1] http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.2/00110.html

Interesting: Linux 3.18 is back from the dead, to quote from the announcement mail [1]:
Wait, what? 3.18? Wasn't that kernel dead and forgotten and left to
rot on the side of the road? Yes, it was, but unfortunately, there's a
few million or so devices out there in the wild that still rely on this
kernel.
Guess we have Google /Android to thank for that.
[1] http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.2/00110.html___

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2017-04-19 05:50:26 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

Oh, Google...

Oh, Google...___

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2017-04-18 15:20:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

You can now use PayPal as a provider for Android Pay. Well - if you are in the US at least... sigh

You can now use PayPal as a provider for Android Pay. Well - if you are in the US at least... sigh___

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2017-04-18 11:28:52 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The new Google Earth is here and the web version is really nice. Not sure I will really use it instead of Maps, but it's a good way to explore the world if you have some spare time to burn.

The new Google Earth is here and the web version is really nice. Not sure I will really use it instead of Maps, but it's a good way to explore the world if you have some spare time to burn.___

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2017-04-17 18:34:23 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

What a stupid move. This will get them universally negative press / fan reactions, while remapping the Bixby buttons is something that maybe 1 percent of their users would do - so not really relevant to their business plan. A typical reaction by a company that wants to control everything and isn't able to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

What a stupid move. This will get them universally negative press / fan reactions, while remapping the Bixby buttons is something that maybe 1 percent of their users would do - so not really relevant to their business plan. A typical reaction by a company that wants to control everything and isn't able to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.___

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2017-04-17 18:13:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Two weeks later... #slowclap

Two weeks later... #slowclap___

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2017-04-15 06:03:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A smartwatch to really track your health - nice. Remember: This one Alphabet's Verily is not meant for wider public use but mainly for studies.

A smartwatch to really track your health - nice. Remember: This one Alphabet's Verily is not meant for wider public use but mainly for studies.___

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2017-04-15 06:01:57 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

The simple reality of all benchmarks: Everyone tries to cheat at them. That's also one of the reasons why Sunspider has been a complete waste of time since a few years (and why I haven't been using it for reviews since quite some time), guess now we'll also have to strike Octane from that list.

The simple reality of all benchmarks: Everyone tries to cheat at them. That's also one of the reasons why Sunspider has been a complete waste of time since a few years (and why I haven't been using it for reviews since quite some time), guess now we'll also have to strike Octane from that list.___

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2017-04-14 20:06:48 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Can't wait.

Can't wait.___

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2017-04-14 11:27:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

I have to say: Chrome with GTK3 support (which is now default on the dev channel) and the dark Adwaita theme looks pretty sweet.

I have to say: Chrome with GTK3 support (which is now default on the dev channel) and the dark Adwaita theme looks pretty sweet.___

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2017-04-13 11:40:14 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Very interesting: The latest Google App beta contains traces of a new Google Assistant device called "Bisto". So what will it be? Guess away!

Very interesting: The latest Google App beta contains traces of a new Google Assistant device called "Bisto". So what will it be? Guess away!___

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2017-04-12 20:22:51 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Oh Google... Can't you do one simple update without messing up??? After I finally received the update to stable Android 7.1.2 on the Pixel C Android offers me a supposedly new beta after the next reboot. In reality this is a full system OTA that would bring my system back to 7.1.2 beta 2 (you can see this clearly from the build number). sigh Anyway: Whatever you do, don't install that downgrade! It might mess with your system in unexpected ways (Android isn't built for downgrade compatibility)

Oh Google... Can't you do one simple update without messing up??? After I finally received the update to stable Android 7.1.2 on the Pixel C Android offers me a supposedly new beta after the next reboot. In reality this is a full system OTA that would bring my system back to 7.1.2 beta 2 (you can see this clearly from the build number). sigh Anyway: Whatever you do, don't install that downgrade! It might mess with your system in unexpected ways (Android isn't built for downgrade compatibility)___

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2017-04-11 18:23:05 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Interesting new project to run Android apps on the Linux desktop. Gotta check it out a bit later :)

Interesting new project to run Android apps on the Linux desktop. Gotta check it out a bit later :)___

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2017-04-11 18:11:09 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Fun new app by Google which utilizes machine learning to help you draw stuff. Well done and all but in the end if you think about it, it's kind of a glorified clipart collection... Much more fun though ;)

Fun new app by Google which utilizes machine learning to help you draw stuff. Well done and all but in the end if you think about it, it's kind of a glorified clipart collection... Much more fun though ;)___

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2017-04-11 17:39:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Great to see Google addressing one of the most annoying things while browsing.

Great to see Google addressing one of the most annoying things while browsing.___

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2017-04-11 16:16:49 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

More than one week after the release of Android 7.1.2 updates still haven't been pushed to devices on the beta channel. (while I know some stable channel Pixel users who have already gotten the update). Seriously, Google: Fix your stuff, this is ridiculous. Personally I think everyone should be able to get new updates on day 1, but IF you think you have to do forced update waves, those that have actually beta tested the OS for you should be at position 1 to receive the update.

(And yes, I know, I could just sideload the fully system OTA. But what's the point of the whole Android Beta OTA update program than anyway, if we have to resort to such hacks?)

Side note: I know that it says 7.1.2 in the picture but as you can see from the Security Patch Level being stuck in March this is actually the second beta.

More than one week after the release of Android 7.1.2 updates still haven't been pushed to devices on the beta channel. (while I know some stable channel Pixel users who have already gotten the update). Seriously, Google: Fix your stuff, this is ridiculous. Personally I think everyone should be able to get new updates on day 1, but IF you think you have to do forced update waves, those that have actually beta tested the OS for you should be at position 1 to receive the update.

(And yes, I know, I could just sideload the fully system OTA. But what's the point of the whole Android Beta OTA update program than anyway, if we have to resort to such hacks?)

Side note: I know that it says 7.1.2 in the picture but as you can see from the Security Patch Level being stuck in March this is actually the second beta.___

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2017-04-11 04:59:05 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Given how many people complain about that issue this seems fair.

Given how many people complain about that issue this seems fair.___

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2017-04-11 04:54:51 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Android O introduces some very good privacy improvements.

Changes to Device Identifiers in Android O

You can read all about it here: https://goo.gl/tGLkyh

Android O introduces some improvements to help provide user control over the use of identifiers. These improvements include:

- limiting the use of device-scoped identifiers that are not resettable
- updating the Android O Wi-Fi stack in conjunction with changes to the Wi-Fi chipset firmware used by Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus 5x phones to randomize MAC addresses in probe requests
- updating the way that applications request account information and providing more user-facing control___Android O introduces some very good privacy improvements.

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2017-04-10 16:53:05 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

First teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. Not sure about that one, to be honest.

First teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. Not sure about that one, to be honest.___

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2017-04-10 12:24:57 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Wondering how good this will work in real-life-situations. There is lots of potential for frustration here.

Wondering how good this will work in real-life-situations. There is lots of potential for frustration here.___

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2017-04-08 14:53:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Not sure the math is exactly right on this one. But otoh I wouldn't be overly surprised. They must have burnt through lots of money in the last years.

Not sure the math is exactly right on this one. But otoh I wouldn't be overly surprised. They must have burnt through lots of money in the last years.___

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2017-04-08 06:04:17 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

#io17 is approaching fast and I finally got my invite :) Anyone else here going to attend?

#io17 is approaching fast and I finally got my invite :) Anyone else here going to attend?___

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2017-04-07 18:38:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Google is working on training neural networks directly on the smartphone - which would be a huge privacy win (and also bring performance an power consumption wins)

Google is working on training neural networks directly on the smartphone - which would be a huge privacy win (and also bring performance an power consumption wins)___

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2017-04-07 18:34:26 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Interesting stuff

Interesting stuff___

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2017-04-07 18:04:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

New Google Login pages coming.

New Google Login pages coming.___

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2017-04-07 12:27:48 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Warning: Rant ahead. Just realized that we still had a Moto 360 (2nd generation) laying around in the office. So just out of interested I booted it up and tried to get it to the latest release. Long story short: It took me something like two hours and six full reboots to do that. Seriously, Google: Fix your stuff, this is beyond ridiculous. It should take me exactly one update to take you to the latest release, everything else is just a big pile of fail. If in doubt just push a full image in such a case instead of six incremental packages.The current behavior is unacceptable on smartphones, but with smartwatches being a lot slower this is just torture.

Warning: Rant ahead. Just realized that we still had a Moto 360 (2nd generation) laying around in the office. So just out of interested I booted it up and tried to get it to the latest release. Long story short: It took me something like two hours and six full reboots to do that. Seriously, Google: Fix your stuff, this is beyond ridiculous. It should take me exactly one update to take you to the latest release, everything else is just a big pile of fail. If in doubt just push a full image in such a case instead of six incremental packages.The current behavior is unacceptable on smartphones, but with smartwatches being a lot slower this is just torture.___

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2017-04-07 12:11:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

As it is pretty hard in Chrome OS to open the internal Preferences file¹, a brand new chrome://prefs-internals page has been added in the latest Dev Update and contains all user's profile preferences and local state.

Check it out if you're interested in the current state of your preferences.

¹ https://www.chromium.org/administrators/configuring-other-preferences

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2725903002

As it is pretty hard in Chrome OS to open the internal Preferences file¹, a brand new chrome://prefs-internals page has been added in the latest Dev Update and contains all user's profile preferences and local state.

Check it out if you're interested in the current state of your preferences.

¹ https://www.chromium.org/administrators/configuring-other-preferences

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2725903002___

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2017-04-07 12:09:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

USB Host support - nice :)

USB Host support - nice :)___

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2017-04-07 11:55:28 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Looks like Shuttleworth could be back as Ubuntu CEO.

Looks like Shuttleworth could be back as Ubuntu CEO.___

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2017-04-07 06:59:49 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

This doesn't sound good: Seems like Shuttleworth is trimming down Canonical to make it more appealing for investors (which might also be the reason for the Unity / Mir / phone drop). Unfortunately this also means that lots of devs will lose their jobs, somewhere between 30 and 60 percent according to The Register :(

This doesn't sound good: Seems like Shuttleworth is trimming down Canonical to make it more appealing for investors (which might also be the reason for the Unity / Mir / phone drop). Unfortunately this also means that lots of devs will lose their jobs, somewhere between 30 and 60 percent according to The Register :(___

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2017-04-05 18:15:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

15-30 times the performance compared to regular CPUs/GPUs on machine learning tasks. Those are really impressive numbers.

ISCA paper preprint about Google's Tensor Processing Unit

Paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx4hafXDDq2EMzRNcy1vSUxtcEk/view
Blog post by +Norm Jouppi: https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/04/quantifying-the-performance-of-the-TPU-our-first-machine-learning-chip.html

Last June at Google I/O, +Sundar Pichai showed an example of a new type of custom ASIC that Google had developed to accelerate machine learning workloads, called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), but didn't give very many details. The TPU is used to run large neural networks very efficiently and with low latency throughout many Google products, including Search, Photos, Translate, and also powered the AlphaGo system used during the match against Lee Sedol in Korea last March, and offers 92 trillion operations per second (TOPs) per chip with a modest power budget. I'm happy to announce that we now have a detailed paper In-Datacenter Performance Analysis of a Tensor Processing Unit​ that will appear in this year's International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) conference in Toronto in June. Today we've published a pre-print of the paper and a companion blog post, and +David Patterson will be giving a talk about the TPU at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View this afternoon (https://sites.google.com/corp/view/naeregionalsymposium: sadly no more space is available).

Various news articles:
https://www.nextplatform.com/2017/04/05/first-depth-look-googles-tpu-architecture/
https://www.wired.com/2017/04/building-ai-chip-saved-google-building-dozen-new-data-centers/
Hacker News discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14043059

___15-30 times the performance compared to regular CPUs/GPUs on machine learning tasks. Those are really impressive numbers.

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2017-04-05 17:26:38 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

Huge announcement by Ubuntu founder +Mark Shuttleworth They are dropping their current strategy, Unity 8 will be scrapped, no more Ubuntu for Phones and Ubuntu 18.04 will return to using the GNOME desktop!
See the original posting here: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/

Huge announcement by Ubuntu founder +Mark Shuttleworth They are dropping their current strategy, Unity 8 will be scrapped, no more Ubuntu for Phones and Ubuntu 18.04 will return to using the GNOME desktop!
See the original posting here: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/___

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2017-04-04 18:30:14 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

ouch What a harsh assessment...

ouch What a harsh assessment...___

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2017-04-04 15:56:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

First Alpha for Fedora 26 has been released. Downloading right now :)

First Alpha for Fedora 26 has been released. Downloading right now :)___

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2017-04-03 20:04:37 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

Great :) "The group, which also includes Samsung, LG, and HTC, have agreed to share patents covering “Android and Google Applications” on any device that meets Android’s compatibility requirements. The patents will be shared for free, and the group is supposed to be free and open for any company to join."

Great :) "The group, which also includes Samsung, LG, and HTC, have agreed to share patents covering “Android and Google Applications” on any device that meets Android’s compatibility requirements. The patents will be shared for free, and the group is supposed to be free and open for any company to join."___

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