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Derek Ross has been at 17 events

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Derek Ross1,332,430*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 81* Tune in tonight at 9pm ET for another around of Android On Air, the original Android Hangout Show on Google+. We'll be talking about the recent Moto 360 posts, the new Android L images posted for Nexus 7 and Nexus 5, I'm sure @111777412946608276908 will touch on some developy things for us, and I'm sure @111396705647796704246 will praise @101502056223282249599 in one way or another. Be sure to leave your questions and we'll hit them up LIVE later this evening.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 812014-08-08 03:00:0010  
Derek Ross1,332,430*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 80* Join us Thursday night at 9PM ET for Androidy discussions such as Shamu, the Killer Whale, Material Design, and other big Android news from the past week. Do you want a 5.9 inch Nexus phablet? What do you think of recent trove of apps with supposed Material Design? Be sure to let us know in the comments.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 802014-08-01 03:00:0016  
Derek Ross1,332,430*Android On Air Episode 79* The Original Android Hangout show returns for Episode 79 to discuss why Windows Phone is the greatest mobile oper.....bahahahaha... I'm sure we'll be discussing something Android related such as Android TV - Google's latest play for the living room and a hot topic or two from the past week. Join @111777412946608276908 @100462391117552225207 and I on our epic journey through the HoA-verse tonight at 10pm (an hour later than normal so be so to check your event reminders).Android On Air Episode 792014-07-18 04:00:0236  
Derek Ross1,332,430The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend @111777412946608276908 happy! Join @111396705647796704246 , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040  
Derek Ross1,332,430Join @111396705647796704246 @100462391117552225207 and @111777412946608276908 on another epic journey as we discuss the -Season 4 Finale of Game of Thrones- biggest stories this week from around the Android community. Will @101397516006687049364? You'll just have to watch to find out.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 772014-06-20 03:00:0031  
Derek Ross1,332,430Join me again this week as we discuss Android upcoming UI changes, long walks on the beach, your favorite kind of beer, and how iOS reminds of us a children's operating system. All this and more on the Original Android Hangout Show tonight. If you can't make the show, no biggie. The Hangout on Air will be recorded and posted to YouTube. If you can make it, feel free to drop by and ask a question or two. We love it when the audience participates. @111396705647796704246 @101397516006687049364 @100462391117552225207 @111777412946608276908 The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 762014-06-13 03:00:0034  
Derek Ross1,332,430*The original Android Hangout Show returns!* Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms. *The band is getting back together...* ...or at least the lead singer. I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me. I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:0098  
Joe Wilcox16,912Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0039  
Aaron Kasten22,1662013 is almost at an end.  Let's celebrate the new year together. We'll have the first massive New Years Eve party #throughglass   At midnight everyone takes a photo and shares it with #newyearsthroughglass   You can also take photos or record videos of the count down and share them throughout the evening. We'll document the New Year as it happens from the perspective of  #glassexplorers We could even try to get some hangouts going!#NewYearsThroughGlass2013-12-31 23:00:00136  
Marques Brownlee5,087,359For an hour on Friday I'll sit down for a LIVE Hangout on Air with Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola! We'll talk *Project Ara, Moto X & G, Android and more!* When you rsvp, the event is automatically added to your Google Calendar with the correct adjusted time zone. Easy! Plus if you can't watch live, it'll be recorded and available to replay on YouTube. Subscribe so you don't miss it! http://youtube.com/MKBHDMKBHD Hangout with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside!2013-12-06 19:00:003898  
Google+13,600,082The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033560  
John Blossom127,424*Chromecast Fridays! Episode 7 - Fall Tech Announcements and More* With the fall announcements of new TV and mobile tech upon us, this week's #Chromecastfridays  episode on Friday will be a great place to catch up on the latest in Google's new  #Chromecast  streaming TV appliance and on all things streaming to your TV. This week's guests will include +Google TV Ambassadors +Derek Ross and +Laurie DesAutels, technologist +Thomas Pratt, +Luis Cortes - a home entertainment installation guru (bring questions!) - as well as others who are deep into the fun and the technology of today's smarter TV experiences. If I can swing it, I'll give you a hands-on tour of my own Chromecast install also! See you then.Chromecast Fridays! Episode 72013-09-07 03:00:0042  
John Blossom127,424Another week, another adventure in Chromecasting! Join us for #Chromecastfridays , our continuing series of On-Air Hangouts on all things streaming to your TV. Lots of folks are now getting their #Chromecast  devices shipped, so we expect to have a good discussion about what Chromecasting is like along with a review of key news stories.Suggestions for special guests? Put them in the comments.  See you on Friday!Chromecast Fridays! Episode 42013-08-17 02:30:007  
Derek Ross1,332,430*Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai* *Feel free to speculate. I'm guessing we'll find out about Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7.* Live Stream URL added. Possibilities: Android 4.3 New Nexus 7 H2G2 media streaming device New Chromebook Chrome Dongle for TV (Chromecast?)Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai2013-07-24 18:00:00354  
matthew rappaport224,242+matthew rappaport will be hosting a LIVE Roundtable #hangoutsonair  discussion with some great Google Plussers, some are Tech Pros, some are just Tech Lovers but we all have a love for Google+ . We will take your questions live and discuss what we think will come, what needs to come and what could be improved for Google+. We will also talk Glass, some hardware and other speculation such as an Android Gaming system but focus on *PLUS*! We'd love to have you catch us LIVE and will be available to also watch ASAP when you get a chance at your own convenience! I'm looking forward to this _+Special Event+_ leading up to  *Google I/O*  The event can be caught directly on +matthew rappaport's Profile at _9pm Est / 6pm Pst_ ! Many great guests and ALWAYS Surprises, always when I go *_LIVE_* ! +G+ Achievement Unlocked +G+ Live Hangout Events  Here's a look at a Roundtable I had last year and YOU+ can see what has improved and what hasn't since our big discussion in which I was joined by +Chris Pirillo +Peter G McDermott +Ryan Van Sickle +Aaron Wood +Robert Anderson +Aaron Wood +Paul Roustan +Eric Rice +Mike Stenger + more!SPECIAL Hangout Conversations Google I/O Roundtable LIVE Hangout On Air2013-05-15 03:00:0034  
Tim Clary251,502It’s been one year since my first post on G+! Let’s celebrate with some live drawing and some surprise guests. This will be an On-Air hangout so I’ll be drawing first and drinking later, but feel free to bring your own adult beverage of choice and/or your sketchpad.Friday Night Drink & Draw2012-08-18 03:00:0011  
Derek Ross1,332,430Today is the day that the Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store begins to arrive. Enable Party Mode. Post your unboxing pics here!  Who can post the most unique #Nexus7  un-boxing pics? Categories: 1) Most unique 2) Most pixelated 3) Most likely to root 4) More to come!  Happy Android Christmas in July!Nexus 7 Unboxing Day2012-07-17 13:00:0068  

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2016-11-03 01:56:34 (173 comments; 25 reshares; 678 +1s; )Open 

Sweet! +Capital One FINALLY comes to Android Pay, but you have to install their Wallet app to verify your card.

Most reshares: 56

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2016-11-11 13:34:32 (162 comments; 56 reshares; 1,115 +1s; )Open 

Happy Veterans Day to all my family and friends who served.

Most plusones: 1115

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2016-11-11 13:34:32 (162 comments; 56 reshares; 1,115 +1s; )Open 

Happy Veterans Day to all my family and friends who served.

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2016-12-09 19:03:25 (34 comments; 14 reshares; 307 +1s; )Open 

Star Wars Rogue One stickers on my favorite messaging platform? Yes, please.

Star Wars Rogue One stickers on my favorite messaging platform? Yes, please.___

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2016-12-09 13:03:27 (15 comments; 9 reshares; 277 +1s; )Open 

Actions on Google opens to the public, developers can now Google Assistant all the things!

Bring on the Google Assistant integrations! I can't wait to see this ecosystem flourish.

Actions on Google opens to the public, developers can now Google Assistant all the things!

Bring on the Google Assistant integrations! I can't wait to see this ecosystem flourish.___

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2016-12-08 18:08:57 (13 comments; 12 reshares; 260 +1s; )Open 

New apps hit the Play Store for Google's Daydream VR Viewer.

I'm excited to try out Gunjack 2: End of Shift. I believe that's the demo that Google showed during their October 4th announcement.

New apps hit the Play Store for Google's Daydream VR Viewer.

I'm excited to try out Gunjack 2: End of Shift. I believe that's the demo that Google showed during their October 4th announcement.___

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2016-12-06 21:16:30 (87 comments; 21 reshares; 309 +1s; )Open 

I can swipe up from my home button to my space bar and my Pixel automatically creates a shruggie. What a time to be alive.

I can swipe up from my home button to my space bar and my Pixel automatically creates a shruggie. What a time to be alive.___

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2016-12-05 23:10:42 (65 comments; 17 reshares; 474 +1s; )Open 

Android 7.1.1 has arrived for my Pixel. I had zero issues before, but who doesn't love an up to date device with more features?

Android 7.1.1 has arrived for my Pixel. I had zero issues before, but who doesn't love an up to date device with more features?___

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2016-12-05 14:18:49 (21 comments; 27 reshares; 360 +1s; )Open 

Google's new Trusted Contacts app is a pseudo replacement for Google+ Location Sharing.

Google's new Trusted Contacts app is a pseudo replacement for Google+ Location Sharing.___

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2016-12-05 13:25:50 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

The Westworld Season 1 Soundtrack is now on Google Play Music!

The Westworld Season 1 Soundtrack is now on Google Play Music!___

2016-12-01 19:59:45 (41 comments; 19 reshares; 305 +1s; )Open 

Nokia smartphones are coming back, with Android, in an exclusive 10 year licensing agreement.

Future Nokia smartphones will utilise Google’s Android operating system, currently deployed on 86% of the world’s smartphones.

I'm excited. I hope Nokia makes a resurgence via their HMD partnership.

Here's the full PR:

Nokia smartphones are coming back, with Android, in an exclusive 10 year licensing agreement.

Future Nokia smartphones will utilise Google’s Android operating system, currently deployed on 86% of the world’s smartphones.

I'm excited. I hope Nokia makes a resurgence via their HMD partnership.

Here's the full PR:___

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2016-12-01 18:13:57 (31 comments; 29 reshares; 489 +1s; )Open 

Best of Google Play 2016 is here!

Well, it's December, that means it's that time of the year where we look back and reflect upon all the things from the past year as we look onward toward the next year. If you've ever wanted to know what the most popular songs, books, movies, tv shows, or top trending apps and games were on Google Play in 2016, the Googs has compiled nice list for said things.

Best of Google Play 2016 is here!

Well, it's December, that means it's that time of the year where we look back and reflect upon all the things from the past year as we look onward toward the next year. If you've ever wanted to know what the most popular songs, books, movies, tv shows, or top trending apps and games were on Google Play in 2016, the Googs has compiled nice list for said things.___

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2016-12-01 13:25:30 (50 comments; 6 reshares; 268 +1s; )Open 

Fitbit may be buying Pebble. Pebble Tweets ¯\(ツ)/¯ to the apparent leaked news.

According to The Information, Fitbit is preparing to buy Pebble and will eventually phase out existing products. I haven't owned a Fitbit in 3 years and I've never owned a Pebble, so this news doesn't affect me, though, it is quite interesting from a wearable and startup standpoint. If this turns out to be true, this could be quite the good news for Fitbit as they move into even more wearable devices.

Fitbit may be buying Pebble. Pebble Tweets ¯\(ツ)/¯ to the apparent leaked news.

According to The Information, Fitbit is preparing to buy Pebble and will eventually phase out existing products. I haven't owned a Fitbit in 3 years and I've never owned a Pebble, so this news doesn't affect me, though, it is quite interesting from a wearable and startup standpoint. If this turns out to be true, this could be quite the good news for Fitbit as they move into even more wearable devices.___

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2016-12-01 00:00:25 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 233 +1s; )Open 

Reasons why Google Home and Google Assistant are amazing: it understands my daughter's tiny voice.

Reasons why Google Home and Google Assistant are amazing: it understands my daughter's tiny voice.___

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2016-11-30 20:40:36 (26 comments; 7 reshares; 223 +1s; )Open 

I don't think anyone out there is shocked to find out that Kirt 'bullet to the head' McMaster is to blame for +Cyanogen's downfall. I'm sorry it had to work out this way +Steve Kondik and I'm excited to see what you do next. 

I don't think anyone out there is shocked to find out that Kirt 'bullet to the head' McMaster is to blame for +Cyanogen's downfall. I'm sorry it had to work out this way +Steve Kondik and I'm excited to see what you do next. ___

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2016-11-30 15:16:03 (6 comments; 23 reshares; 211 +1s; )Open 

Google Home and Amazon Echo can talk to one another in a hilarious infinite loop. Epic.

Google Home and Amazon Echo can talk to one another in a hilarious infinite loop. Epic.___

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2016-11-29 00:12:05 (37 comments; 18 reshares; 211 +1s; )Open 

The thing is that Alexa doesn't really shine at much of anything aside from home automation.

I'm speaking from my own experience with Alexa, of course, and others may have a much better run with it than I have. But with that said, Alexa feels shallow by comparison. After repeatedly trying to get use out of my Tap, I find that it's simply not as adept at speech recognition, doesn't have the same range for natural language processing, and it is considerably less intuitive. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, but it's a chore to use it and to learn the specific syntax to make things work.

My thoughts exactly +Cody Toombs​.

I also have faith that Google Home with catch up to Alexa with home automation, and most likely surpass what Alexa can do. While Alexa may have a nice heard start, when it comes to what I actually so with smart home devices,G... more »

The thing is that Alexa doesn't really shine at much of anything aside from home automation.

I'm speaking from my own experience with Alexa, of course, and others may have a much better run with it than I have. But with that said, Alexa feels shallow by comparison. After repeatedly trying to get use out of my Tap, I find that it's simply not as adept at speech recognition, doesn't have the same range for natural language processing, and it is considerably less intuitive. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, but it's a chore to use it and to learn the specific syntax to make things work.

My thoughts exactly +Cody Toombs​.

I also have faith that Google Home with catch up to Alexa with home automation, and most likely surpass what Alexa can do. While Alexa may have a nice heard start, when it comes to what I actually so with smart home devices, Google Home FULLY meets MY needs. YMMV.

___

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2016-11-28 16:14:18 (86 comments; 41 reshares; 711 +1s; )Open 

Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be released on December 6th

Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be coming to Nexus and Pixel phones on December 6th according to Vodafone Australia. While the bulletin from Vodafone doesn't mention Pixels, the Googs has previously said that Android 7.1.1 would hit both lines around the same time.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be released on December 6th

Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be coming to Nexus and Pixel phones on December 6th according to Vodafone Australia. While the bulletin from Vodafone doesn't mention Pixels, the Googs has previously said that Android 7.1.1 would hit both lines around the same time.___

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2016-11-27 00:36:36 (68 comments; 17 reshares; 525 +1s; )Open 

32GB Frost Nexus 5X up for sale on +Swappa​! Mint condition as usual.

32GB Frost Nexus 5X up for sale on +Swappa​! Mint condition as usual.___

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2016-11-25 21:20:26 (40 comments; 17 reshares; 425 +1s; )Open 

The Amazon 7" Fire Tablet is on sale for only $33.33!

I bought one these for my daughter during their summer sale for $25. It's been a great tablet or her. And as a bonus, it was extremely easy to install the Google Play Store and Google Services, making this a hell of a tablet for the price.

The Amazon 7" Fire Tablet is on sale for only $33.33!

I bought one these for my daughter during their summer sale for $25. It's been a great tablet or her. And as a bonus, it was extremely easy to install the Google Play Store and Google Services, making this a hell of a tablet for the price.___

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2016-11-25 18:36:54 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Nest Thermostat is $50 off at Amazon! I love mine. It works great with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Nest Thermostat is $50 off at Amazon! I love mine. It works great with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.___

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2016-11-24 15:42:53 (39 comments; 7 reshares; 115 +1s; )Open 

Google Cast is now known as Chromecast Built-In, which makes a whole lot more sense from a branding standpoint, to unify the name.

That said, I think I'd prefer Chromecast to be renamed Google Cast and devices with casting built in to say 'with Google Cast'. However, at this point, with the success of Chromecast dongles, it probably makes more sense to go the route the Googs chose.

Google Cast is now known as Chromecast Built-In, which makes a whole lot more sense from a branding standpoint, to unify the name.

That said, I think I'd prefer Chromecast to be renamed Google Cast and devices with casting built in to say 'with Google Cast'. However, at this point, with the success of Chromecast dongles, it probably makes more sense to go the route the Googs chose.___

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2016-11-22 11:29:40 (26 comments; 12 reshares; 196 +1s; )Open 

Sweet! You'll be able to grab a Google Home for $99 for a limited time starting Nov 23.

I'm getting my parents one for Christmas.

Sweet! You'll be able to grab a Google Home for $99 for a limited time starting Nov 23.

I'm getting my parents one for Christmas.___

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2016-11-19 22:33:06 (19 comments; 33 reshares; 314 +1s; )Open 

Here's Tesla's latest self-driving demonstration video, and it's awesome.

I live in a rural area with various winding roads. Most self-driving vehicle demos take place in much more urban areas than where I live. Watch this video gives me hope that autonomous vehicles will be able to tackle the backwoods country roads where I live.

Here's Tesla's latest self-driving demonstration video, and it's awesome.

I live in a rural area with various winding roads. Most self-driving vehicle demos take place in much more urban areas than where I live. Watch this video gives me hope that autonomous vehicles will be able to tackle the backwoods country roads where I live.___

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2016-11-19 17:52:25 (25 comments; 7 reshares; 210 +1s; )Open 

The +Google Store​ comes to Canadian +Best Buy​!

Dear Canada,

After years of getting shafted with Google Services coming to your southern neighbors first, you now have this. And we don't. So. Jealous.

USA

The +Google Store​ comes to Canadian +Best Buy​!

Dear Canada,

After years of getting shafted with Google Services coming to your southern neighbors first, you now have this. And we don't. So. Jealous.

USA___

2016-11-19 16:30:54 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 188 +1s; )Open 

Son: hey dad, maybe in theh future we'll say hey google show me the earth and a hologram will pop up and show the earth. Can we program that sometime?

#madebygoogle #googlehome

Son: hey dad, maybe in theh future we'll say hey google show me the earth and a hologram will pop up and show the earth. Can we program that sometime?

#madebygoogle #googlehome___

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2016-11-17 15:49:47 (94 comments; 30 reshares; 670 +1s; )Open 

Google Assistant needs a more consistent experience.

I fully agree +Ara Wagoner. The experience between my Google Pixel, Google Home, and Google Assistant via Allo differs, a lot - and it's sometimes annoying.

You know what else is annoying? I have Google Assistant and the Google App / Google Now on my Google Pixel and the two are different. If I'm in Google Now and hit the microphone icon, I get the regular Google Voice Search that cannot control my Nest or Hue lights. If I say ok Google from there or hold down the home button from there, I'm presented with the 'normal' Google Assistant that works for those tasks. That is just a horrible and confusing user experience.

Google Assistant needs a more consistent experience.

I fully agree +Ara Wagoner. The experience between my Google Pixel, Google Home, and Google Assistant via Allo differs, a lot - and it's sometimes annoying.

You know what else is annoying? I have Google Assistant and the Google App / Google Now on my Google Pixel and the two are different. If I'm in Google Now and hit the microphone icon, I get the regular Google Voice Search that cannot control my Nest or Hue lights. If I say ok Google from there or hold down the home button from there, I'm presented with the 'normal' Google Assistant that works for those tasks. That is just a horrible and confusing user experience.___

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2016-11-16 15:34:14 (87 comments; 19 reshares; 451 +1s; )Open 

The latest Google Allo is here allowing you to easily find the right emoji and sticker with the tap of a button. There's also themes. For those that want that.

The latest Google Allo is here allowing you to easily find the right emoji and sticker with the tap of a button. There's also themes. For those that want that.___

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2016-11-16 00:41:58 (95 comments; 9 reshares; 630 +1s; )Open 

PhotoScan works great! Yes, I've always had a love for beer.

PhotoScan works great! Yes, I've always had a love for beer.___

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2016-11-16 00:31:47 (134 comments; 30 reshares; 517 +1s; )Open 

The best app for Throwback Thursday is here. PhotoScan by +Google Photos​.

The best app for Throwback Thursday is here. PhotoScan by +Google Photos​.___

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2016-11-15 19:38:34 (18 comments; 12 reshares; 157 +1s; )Open 

Google WiFi https://goo.gl/JXLPN5 now available on Amazon!

While I don't need a new router and better WiFi coverage for my house, I'm generally curious how this system performs compared to my Nighthawk. I'll tell you one thing that's for sure, the Google WiFi (OnHub) app is leaps and bounds ahead of anything offered by Netgear in terms of simplicity and usability. For power users though, this may not be optimal.

Google WiFi https://goo.gl/JXLPN5 now available on Amazon!

While I don't need a new router and better WiFi coverage for my house, I'm generally curious how this system performs compared to my Nighthawk. I'll tell you one thing that's for sure, the Google WiFi (OnHub) app is leaps and bounds ahead of anything offered by Netgear in terms of simplicity and usability. For power users though, this may not be optimal.___

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2016-11-15 13:40:08 (31 comments; 15 reshares; 384 +1s; )Open 

Order a Pixel from Google? Check your email, codes are being sent out to order your Daydream View! I ordered mine last night! Go go go!

Order a Pixel from Google? Check your email, codes are being sent out to order your Daydream View! I ordered mine last night! Go go go!___

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2016-11-14 14:52:24 (63 comments; 36 reshares; 770 +1s; )Open 

All new Google Play Music is here that uses machine learning to offer you even better selections based on your personal listening habits and context.

All new Google Play Music is here that uses machine learning to offer you even better selections based on your personal listening habits and context.___

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2016-11-11 13:34:32 (162 comments; 56 reshares; 1,115 +1s; )Open 

Happy Veterans Day to all my family and friends who served.

Happy Veterans Day to all my family and friends who served.___

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2016-11-11 00:29:24 (94 comments; 23 reshares; 451 +1s; )Open 

Android is all about CHOICE.

Today’s mobile devices show all the signs of fierce competition with a wide range of business models: from vertically integrated ones like Apple’s iOS to open-source systems like Android. The rapid innovation, wide choice, and falling prices we see in smartphones represent the hallmarks of robust competition.

Your move EU.

Android is all about CHOICE.

Today’s mobile devices show all the signs of fierce competition with a wide range of business models: from vertically integrated ones like Apple’s iOS to open-source systems like Android. The rapid innovation, wide choice, and falling prices we see in smartphones represent the hallmarks of robust competition.

Your move EU.___

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2016-11-10 15:13:30 (38 comments; 21 reshares; 394 +1s; )Open 

I don't know about all of you, but I'm pretty excited for Daydream View. I can't wait to get mine.

I don't know about all of you, but I'm pretty excited for Daydream View. I can't wait to get mine.___

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2016-11-08 20:12:06 (88 comments; 31 reshares; 621 +1s; )Open 

Pixel updates going out! The best part? I'm using the phone now while the update is installing. Seamless updates are very nice.

Pixel updates going out! The best part? I'm using the phone now while the update is installing. Seamless updates are very nice.___

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2016-11-08 02:44:20 (81 comments; 14 reshares; 340 +1s; )Open 

Google Home is definitely extremely useful for Philips Hue and Nest Thermostat.

Google Home is definitely extremely useful for Philips Hue and Nest Thermostat.___

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2016-11-08 00:04:33 (30 comments; 3 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

My Vizio TV with Google Cast isn't supported? That's a bad time.

My Vizio TV with Google Cast isn't supported? That's a bad time.___

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2016-11-07 23:48:11 (30 comments; 5 reshares; 244 +1s; )Open 

Let's get this cage match started!

#GoogleHome #GoogleAssistant #AmazonEcho #Alexa

Let's get this cage match started!

#GoogleHome #GoogleAssistant #AmazonEcho #Alexa___

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2016-11-07 20:39:46 (65 comments; 23 reshares; 515 +1s; )Open 

Android Auto is now available in every car, via your phone, no need to buy a new car or new head unit. Yay!

...that said, I love my Android Auto in my 2016 VW Jetta. There's something about having a larger built in dash sceen.

I am looking forward to saying ok google without having to press a button on my steering while like some sort of barbarian though.

Android Auto is now available in every car, via your phone, no need to buy a new car or new head unit. Yay!

...that said, I love my Android Auto in my 2016 VW Jetta. There's something about having a larger built in dash sceen.

I am looking forward to saying ok google without having to press a button on my steering while like some sort of barbarian though.___

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2016-11-07 19:47:57 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Blue October - Home - I <3 you +Katie Ross :)

Blue October - Home - I <3 you +Katie Ross :)___

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2016-11-03 23:18:03 (62 comments; 3 reshares; 325 +1s; )Open 

Wait until Monday for my order to arrive or buy this now...

Wait until Monday for my order to arrive or buy this now...___

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2016-11-03 01:56:34 (173 comments; 25 reshares; 678 +1s; )Open 

Sweet! +Capital One FINALLY comes to Android Pay, but you have to install their Wallet app to verify your card.

Sweet! +Capital One FINALLY comes to Android Pay, but you have to install their Wallet app to verify your card.___

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2016-11-02 12:42:36 (29 comments; 3 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Anyone having this issue with the new Google Wallet site? I'm not on a business account and the US is a supported country.

Anyone having this issue with the new Google Wallet site? I'm not on a business account and the US is a supported country.___

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2016-11-01 12:25:22 (27 comments; 28 reshares; 251 +1s; )Open 

Google discloses major Windows bug, patches Chrome to protect users

Ten days ago Google reported a bug to Microsoft. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — but it’s serious enough to be categorized as critical, and according to Google, it’s being actively exploited. Google has patched Chrome to protect their users.

Google discloses major Windows bug, patches Chrome to protect users

Ten days ago Google reported a bug to Microsoft. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — but it’s serious enough to be categorized as critical, and according to Google, it’s being actively exploited. Google has patched Chrome to protect their users.___

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2016-11-01 12:05:04 (100 comments; 39 reshares; 845 +1s; )Open 

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a beautiful looking smartwatch that doesn't look like a turd (Apple Watch) for only $230.

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a beautiful looking smartwatch that doesn't look like a turd (Apple Watch) for only $230.___

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2016-10-31 21:27:23 (93 comments; 14 reshares; 842 +1s; )Open 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!___

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2016-10-30 17:06:46 (53 comments; 20 reshares; 518 +1s; )Open 

Apparently Allo will be getting chat themes. Grats, if you like that sort of thing.

Apparently Allo will be getting chat themes. Grats, if you like that sort of thing.___

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2016-10-27 19:46:58 (25 comments; 26 reshares; 441 +1s; )Open 

You can now get a little more done with Google Assistant thanks to +IFTTT! 

Thanks +Eric Cochran!

You can now get a little more done with Google Assistant thanks to +IFTTT! 

Thanks +Eric Cochran!___

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2016-10-27 19:45:50 (39 comments; 25 reshares; 421 +1s; )Open 

Allo gets PC support, thanks to PushBullet!

Loves you some Allo? Hate the fact that there is no desktop client for when you can't pull your phone out of your pocket like some sort of barbarian? Well, now's the time to celebrate...ever so slightly. PushBullet now supports Allo!

Allo gets PC support, thanks to PushBullet!

Loves you some Allo? Hate the fact that there is no desktop client for when you can't pull your phone out of your pocket like some sort of barbarian? Well, now's the time to celebrate...ever so slightly. PushBullet now supports Allo!___

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2016-10-26 23:27:05 (50 comments; 19 reshares; 453 +1s; )Open 

These #Pixel tips videos are very well done. It's nice to see Google going after the nontechnical market.

These #Pixel tips videos are very well done. It's nice to see Google going after the nontechnical market.___

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2016-10-26 12:28:08 (26 comments; 7 reshares; 428 +1s; )Open 

The BABBQ is no more, it's legacy will live on...

It's sad news to hear that the BABBQ is no more. Their impact on the entire Android community will be felt for many years to come. The people involved with the project, the attendees, everyone touched by this organization will feel it's loss. That said, all of those people I just mentioned are most likely some of the best people in the world. Thanks +Aaron Kasten, +Big Android BBQ +IDEAA for allowing myself and countless others the opportunities to build life long friendships. Good luck in what you do next Aaron :)

Several people asked me to share the resignation speech I gave at the end of the #babbq16 so here it is.


7 years ago when I started the Big Android BBQ it was with a clear vision.  I believed there needed to be an easily accessible low barrier of entry tech event for everyone unable or unwilling to travel to San Francisco or New York and pay the high prices of the events at the time.  I saw a need for a new type of tech event for anyone and everyone.  Over 7 years we’ve seen this vision embraced by every major tech company out there.  Now they all have events around the country that are easier to attend and much more affordable.  At the end of the day my original mission has been accomplished and I believe it was the hard work of my all volunteer teams that influenced an entire industry in this way.  Now 7 years later our mission has evolved to focus more heavily on lowering the barrier of entry into software development and improve diversity in this industry.  We took on this mission 3 years ago and have several amazing and heartwarming success stories.  We once again lead the way for major companies with millions or billions in resources and massive teams of paid employees.  There are now hundreds of events around the country that follow the blueprint we laid out with the Big Android BBQ and our Code Kitchens.


This amazing organization of dedicated, humble people that have volunteered thousands of hours is at a crossroads.  With sponsorships now spread across so many events finding support has become increasingly difficult and time consuming.  With more events in more places, fewer people are traveling to attend events like the Big Android BBQ.  Fewer attendees and sponsors means we’ve had to increase prices.  This tiny nonprofit never stood a chance once there was competition for sponsors and attendees, especially when former sponsors are the ones producing these new events.  This organization saw problems and we set out to fix them. We successfully changed the way the tech industry handles events, we changed a few young people's lives for the better, and we spurred great conversations about diversity and opportunity in tech for everyone.  Endings are always a little sad but we should be proud of what we have accomplished and the impact we had.  Unfortunately we simply do not have the resources to continue. The 2016 Big Android BBQ will be the final event hosted by IDEAA.  I will resign following the Big Android BBQ but have recommended to the board of directors to find a new direction, likely as a community resource or a partner of other events that helps bring in a diverse crowd looking for opportunity.  This may be the end of the Big Android BBQ and possibly IDEAA but the impact we’ve had will last for a long, long, time.


Before we head out for our final celebration, I want to recognize all of you. Some of you have been here since the very beginning but even those attending for the first time, represent the very best in Tech and in my opinion humanity.  The passion, respect and camaraderie you show for each other is an example of what Tech can and should be.  Thank you for your support it’s been an amazing run but sometimes great things must come to an end.


I hope you’ve all had as amazing a time as I have on this journey and made some life long friends. We’re doing things a bit different for the party this year.  It’s on the top floor of the parking garage, so please be patient heading up there since we only have 1 elevator and I know I’m not walking up 7 flights of stairs.


Thank you again for attending, I’ll see you all upstairs.___The BABBQ is no more, it's legacy will live on...

It's sad news to hear that the BABBQ is no more. Their impact on the entire Android community will be felt for many years to come. The people involved with the project, the attendees, everyone touched by this organization will feel it's loss. That said, all of those people I just mentioned are most likely some of the best people in the world. Thanks +Aaron Kasten, +Big Android BBQ +IDEAA for allowing myself and countless others the opportunities to build life long friendships. Good luck in what you do next Aaron :)

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