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Josh Estelle has been at 3 events

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Niantic Project1,692,403Agents, here are additional details related to the Emergent Anomaly in San Francisco on May 16, 2013. Operation: Bowstring2013-05-16 19:00:00252  
Google Developers2,068,068Google 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 23:00:005060  
Cowgirl App!2,718*Cowgirl App! will be hosting a Google+ Hangout on Air with Google's own Niantic Labs, and a few cool, geeky, Ingress gamer ladies (and a "Gentleman Cowboy") on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.*  We'll be talking about the mobile alternate reality game Ingress, what it's about, and why we love playing it. The Hangout will be live and streaming from here, on the Event. *Participating in the Hangout will be:*  Google/Niantic's own +Anne Beuttenmüller , +Brian Rose and +Brandon Badger Some neato gamer ladies that are hooked on Ingress +Valerie Wallace +Linda Besh +Amanda Blain , and +Mara Mascaro +Stefan Hoth who is a *true* "Gentleman Cowboy", and whom without this Hangout would not have happened! And of course, +Cowgirl App! is going to be there. (That's +Pamela Poole and +Samantha Villenave , folks!) Watch the Hangout LIVE here from the Event, and talk to us in the comments. Tell us why you want to play Ingress, or share your Ingress inspired artwork with us, during the hangout, for a chance to win an invitation to play the game. Oh, and a _very special thank you_ to +Cédric VILLENAVE for making us this lovely promo video! #ingress   #nianticproject   #nianticlabs   #cowgirlapp  Cowgirl App! Hangout on Air with Niantic Labs2013-02-05 21:00:00402  

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2014-02-24 14:58:17 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Um. Houston, we have a problem here.

Most reshares: 28

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2014-02-20 21:13:13 (14 comments, 28 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Write like a champ

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

h/t +David Colarusso 

Most plusones: 50

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2014-11-10 02:03:10 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Full 2-page ad in the NYTimes featuring Google Translate.
Nice.

Latest 50 posts

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2015-06-18 15:34:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is the most fun we've had in the office in a while. We've even made some of those 'Inceptionistic' art pieces into giant posters. Beyond the eye candy, there is actually something deeply interesting in this line of work: neural networks have a bad reputation for being strange black boxes that that are opaque to inspection. I have never understood those charges: any other model (GMM, SVM, Random Forests) of any sufficient complexity for a real task is completely opaque for very fundamental reasons: their non-linear structure makes it hard to project back the function they represent into their input space and make sense of it. Not so with backprop, as this blog post shows eloquently: you can query the model and ask what it believes it is seeing or 'wants' to see simply by following gradients. This 'guided hallucination' technique is very powerful and the gorgeous... more »

This is the most fun we've had in the office in a while. We've even made some of those 'Inceptionistic' art pieces into giant posters. Beyond the eye candy, there is actually something deeply interesting in this line of work: neural networks have a bad reputation for being strange black boxes that that are opaque to inspection. I have never understood those charges: any other model (GMM, SVM, Random Forests) of any sufficient complexity for a real task is completely opaque for very fundamental reasons: their non-linear structure makes it hard to project back the function they represent into their input space and make sense of it. Not so with backprop, as this blog post shows eloquently: you can query the model and ask what it believes it is seeing or 'wants' to see simply by following gradients. This 'guided hallucination' technique is very powerful and the gorgeous visualizations it generates are very evocative of what's really going on in the network.___

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2015-05-29 17:05:07 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

My team has been busy making icons and tools for you to use them... from our new browsable icon library to our amazing ligature powered icon font.  Check it out.

#materialdesign   #io15   #materialicons  

We all wish there were parts of the design process we could automate and simplify. Our new icon library and device metrics tool aim to do just that.

The Icon Library (google.com/design/icons) lets you quickly browse and export icons from the material design icon library, containing over 750 icons. You can export into formats that work well for the web, Android, or iOS.

The new Device Metrics Tool (google.com/design/tool/devices) lets you quickly look up screen specs like screen sizes in DP units, perfect for deciding on an artboard size for mockups. You can even sort by any metric, so you could see the full list in increasing physical screen size.

Check out our latest additions to our material design resources at google.com/design/resources, and let us know what other tools you’d like to see in the comments!___My team has been busy making icons and tools for you to use them... from our new browsable icon library to our amazing ligature powered icon font.  Check it out.

#materialdesign   #io15   #materialicons  

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2015-03-27 23:30:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Your icons want to be vectors 

https://medium.com/@webalys/die-png-die-how-to-use-vector-icons-in-your-apps-d884c9c63e93

Your icons want to be vectors 

https://medium.com/@webalys/die-png-die-how-to-use-vector-icons-in-your-apps-d884c9c63e93___

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2015-03-26 02:50:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Get in on the ground floor and join my friend Joyce's startup

Hi Everyone! My startup, SimplyCredit, is hiring its first engineer. We're looking for someone with back-end or full stack experience. If you're looking to make a move or want to learn more, let me know!___Get in on the ground floor and join my friend Joyce's startup

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2015-03-23 05:30:23 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The key to improving math education is to teach math teachers how to teach themselves to be better math teachers.  The key is what is know as "lesson study", where a teacher regularly teaches a lesson in front of a group of students and teachers and immediately follows with a discussion with the students and teachers about how to improve the teaching method.  This lesson study is general enough and so effective at improving teaching skills that it should probably be implemented in every school for all teachers (not just math teachers).

So lesson study is a tool for teachers to teach themselves to become better teachers.  Now, what is the better way to teach students to learn math?  Turns out it is surprisingly similar to lesson study in a meta sort of way.  The basic idea is to change the during-the-lesson process of teaching of math.  Traditionally the process/method, known as"... more »

The key to improving math education is to teach math teachers how to teach themselves to be better math teachers.  The key is what is know as "lesson study", where a teacher regularly teaches a lesson in front of a group of students and teachers and immediately follows with a discussion with the students and teachers about how to improve the teaching method.  This lesson study is general enough and so effective at improving teaching skills that it should probably be implemented in every school for all teachers (not just math teachers).

So lesson study is a tool for teachers to teach themselves to become better teachers.  Now, what is the better way to teach students to learn math?  Turns out it is surprisingly similar to lesson study in a meta sort of way.  The basic idea is to change the during-the-lesson process of teaching of math.  Traditionally the process/method, known as "I, we, you" goes like this: "Class, today I will teach you how to multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number"..."now we will practice this technique together"..."now you will practice this technique on your own without talking to anyone else".  From this "I, we, you" process/method students learn "answer-getting", i.e. how to get an answer to problems of a particular type.  A better way to do it is the "you, y'all, we" process/method: teacher starts by saying "Class, today you will learn how to multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number.  First, each of you will try to solve this particular problem on your own"..."now y'all will get together in groups to work out how to solve the problem and discuss your techniques"..."finally we as a class will all work through the problem together and discuss the various techniques that can be used to approach it."  Out of this "you, y'all, we" method students learn "sense-making", i.e. how to make sense of problems.

I find lesson study and the "you, y'all, we" way of teaching math share something in common: try something on your own (whether it is teaching a class or solving a math problem), then immediately discuss with other people that have tried the same thing to get their feedback on your approach to give each other feedback on how to approach the problem (again, whether it is teaching a class or solving a math problem.

This seems like a generally useful technique for collectively improving skills in almost any human endeavor!___

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2015-03-10 05:40:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Every day, we read about another woman who has thrown in the towel. A woman who's left her team, or her company, or her industry, fed up with the constant exhaustion of having to continually deal with sexism in the technology industry. And there are doubtlessly many many more who leave silently, without a high-profile exit. How many women (or trans* people, or minority ethnicities, or...) leaving the industry—or worse, never entering it—over this shit are we prepared to tolerate? Even if they don't leave, how many lives are willing to make miserable? How many careers are we willing to stunt through fear, anger, and distress?

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, especially to my fellow white straight cis-males: I'm not OK with this. Not by a very long way. As a manager, I want to make it quite clear that any team under my management will have zero tolerance for sexism, racismand... more »

Every day, we read about another woman who has thrown in the towel. A woman who's left her team, or her company, or her industry, fed up with the constant exhaustion of having to continually deal with sexism in the technology industry. And there are doubtlessly many many more who leave silently, without a high-profile exit. How many women (or trans* people, or minority ethnicities, or...) leaving the industry—or worse, never entering it—over this shit are we prepared to tolerate? Even if they don't leave, how many lives are willing to make miserable? How many careers are we willing to stunt through fear, anger, and distress?

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, especially to my fellow white straight cis-males: I'm not OK with this. Not by a very long way. As a manager, I want to make it quite clear that any team under my management will have zero tolerance for sexism, racism and transphobia, in whatever form they come. If I see it, I will call it out. If you want to do it, move elsewhere (ideally out of my company, or even better out of CS altogether). This applies as well for teams, groups, or conferences I participate in, but don't manage: if I see it, I will say it. If it continues, I am done with you and I will do everything in my power to never have to work with you again, at my current or any future company.

I beg all of you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqpoeVgr8U, a video made in the face of (yet another) sexual misbehaviour scandal in the Australian army. It is by far one of the most powerful anti-sexism messages ever spoken. I literally have a calendar reminder set to watch this every few months, because it is so powerful and resonates with me so strongly. It's a refreshing reminder of what a powerful anti-sexism message can look like.

Watch it, and if you take nothing else away from David Morrison's speech, take away this: "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept". It doesn't matter if you're not doing it (making the jokes, performing the microaggressions, belittling the contributions); it matters that you allow it to happen. By allowing it to happen, without stepping in, you are giving it your implicit approval, and letting it take root and grow. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

For the managers reading this, remember his followup: "That goes for all of us, but especially those who, by their rank, have a leadership role". As managers, some of us have a unique ability and responsibility. Do not let this fester in your team. If it festers in your team, it spreads, and the whole of your team, your company, and your industry all become lesser places for it.

Don't be silent. We, as individuals and as an industry, need to root this rot out and destroy it. It will take all of us, and I promise to do what I can.

Author's note: this is an edited version of something I posted internally at Google.___

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2015-02-13 17:56:50 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hi +Google Translate.  Welcome to +Google+ 

Hola, здравствуйте or ciao. No matter how you say it, "hello" and welcome to the Google+ page for Google Translate.

Follow us to get the latest product news, tips & tricks, and to connect with the Google Translate Community (g.co/translate/community).___Hi +Google Translate.  Welcome to +Google+ 

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2014-11-22 08:31:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Such a great piece about material design. It really echoes a lot of the things I've been saying to product teams within Google, for a while now.

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! ___Such a great piece about material design. It really echoes a lot of the things I've been saying to product teams within Google, for a while now.

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2014-11-16 22:35:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones #npr

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones #npr___

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2014-11-10 02:03:10 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Full 2-page ad in the NYTimes featuring Google Translate.
Nice.

Full 2-page ad in the NYTimes featuring Google Translate.
Nice.___

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2014-11-04 00:41:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Check it out.
Fun typeset :)

We put together a little typesetting experiment for #FORMSF14; what'll you write with it? formtypemaker.appspot.com___Check it out.
Fun typeset :)

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2014-11-03 03:48:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Make your mobile sites good please.
This should help.

Make your mobile sites good please.
This should help.___

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2014-10-20 16:46:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You can do some pretty sweet stuff with Palette in your Android apps

Did you see that Palette's API was updated in the Lollipop SDK? It now has a few more tricks up it's sleeve.___You can do some pretty sweet stuff with Palette in your Android apps

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2014-09-26 06:32:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I hadn't read much about the Shellshock bug yet until Google Now recommended I read this article.

I was glad I did.

A good read. Relatively technical, but still pretty accessible. 

I hadn't read much about the Shellshock bug yet until Google Now recommended I read this article.

I was glad I did.

A good read. Relatively technical, but still pretty accessible. ___

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2014-08-01 18:10:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bruce Cullen and 1 other was tagged in Josh Estelle's album.

Bruce Cullen and 1 other was tagged in Josh Estelle's album.___

2014-07-17 19:19:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Don't forget your phone...
Let your watch tell you when you forget it

This is a fairly nicely, simply done app that pops up a notification on your Android Wear watch whenever you go out of range of your phone.

The other day I left the house without my phone, and was wishing I had something like this.  And just the next day I saw the author of the app post about it on G+.

#androidwear  

Don't forget your phone...
Let your watch tell you when you forget it

This is a fairly nicely, simply done app that pops up a notification on your Android Wear watch whenever you go out of range of your phone.

The other day I left the house without my phone, and was wishing I had something like this.  And just the next day I saw the author of the app post about it on G+.

#androidwear  ___

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2014-07-16 05:41:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Noto Sans CJK

The complete, beautiful CJK font of the future.

Check it out
http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2014/07/noto-cjk-font-that-is-complete.html

Noto Sans CJK

The complete, beautiful CJK font of the future.

Check it out
http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2014/07/noto-cjk-font-that-is-complete.html___

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2014-07-14 03:54:02 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

Share this if you believe you have a right to know what our governments are up to. 

We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

Share this if you believe you have a right to know what our governments are up to. ___

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2014-07-07 15:35:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Awesome test app using Palette

Really helps you get a quick sense of what the library does, and shows how performant it is.

Nice.

Playing with the Palette's API[0] and TextureView[1] to build a live palette.

I would love to adapt this on Google Glass!

http://youtu.be/QViR2R8Rbd8

https://github.com/flavienlaurent/livepalette

#androiddev #AndroidL #palette

[0] http://chris.banes.me/2014/07/04/palette-preview/
[1] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/TextureView.html

Love those cakes. Beautiful colors and really tasty___Awesome test app using Palette

Really helps you get a quick sense of what the library does, and shows how performant it is.

Nice.

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2014-07-07 02:29:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Lovely

Google Material Design is AWESOME!!!! ^0^

example: http://goo.gl/fE4XNj
( Demo on EZoApp, click the preview button, swipe up, swipe down, swipe left or right, and enjoy it ^__^ )

This is the "Google Material Design" style template, It only used CSS3, jQuery and Polymer Paper elements, you can make effects like native UI, you can swipe up, swipe down, swipe left or right to slide, it will looks pretty good ~

But at this time, it is not combined with json or xml, display on mobile devices also has some little problems, because it's just a UI demo now, I will continue to fix it~ :-(___Lovely

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2014-07-05 22:00:37 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Awesome.

Speaking of awesome, go Costa Rica!

All 16 saves by Tim Howard against Belgium in one animated GIF.

#USA   #WorldCup   #Soccer   #USMNT   #TimHoward  ___Awesome.

Speaking of awesome, go Costa Rica!

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2014-07-03 06:11:22 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This article is incredible.
If you like soccer, read it.

Awesome article and analysis. Tons of detailed statistics and charts, and you'll be amazed at just what an outlier Lionel Messi is in so many different measures.

For example, "Messi makes more passes than the other forwards, with a higher percentage of those passes trying to advance the ball toward the goal, and a higher percentage of those passes finding their targets (typical Messi!). His 3,800-plus completed forward passes are nearly twice as many as any forward in our data set (Francesco Totti for FC Roma has 2,200, followed by Wayne Rooney, the English striker, with 1,800 and Ronaldo with 1,500)."___This article is incredible.
If you like soccer, read it.

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2014-07-02 22:06:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Michelle Kang drops some #insight  on #materialdesign  !

Michelle Kang drops some #insight  on #materialdesign  !___

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2014-06-29 02:14:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

'merica

'merica___

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2014-06-26 05:14:14 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

These are super cool. Well done +Evan Parker and the other folks who worked on this.

Who would have guessed that #cardboard is what it would take to create simple, fun, inexpensive virtual reality for everyone?!  This is what I've been working on recently in my 20% time (more like 200% of my time for the last two weeks before Google I/O!) with a bunch of other VR enthusiasts at Google.  My main contributions were the lens distortion correction code (which was a lot of fun to research and code, I'll have to do a separate post about that later), and the photo sphere viewer that is part of the demo app.  I love using Cardboard to show people photo spheres I've taken - it really gives you the feeling of being there!

I can't call out everyone who helped make this project a reality, but I will thank in particular +David Coz and +Damien Henry for their original vision in starting the project.

Check out http://g.co/cardboard for more info on the project.___These are super cool. Well done +Evan Parker and the other folks who worked on this.

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2014-06-25 19:35:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

This is what I've been working on lately.

This is material design.

When we started building for the first mobile devices, mobile meant less: less screen space, slower connection, fewer features. A mobile experience was often a lesser experience. But mobile devices have evolved—they have become more powerful, faster, and more intuitive—so must our approach to design.

And as Google, including the Android platform, expands into new form factors, we’re introducing one consistent design that spans devices across mobile, desktop, and beyond. Today at #io14 , we introduced material design, which uses tactile surfaces, bold graphic design, and fluid motion to create beautiful, intuitive experiences…___This is what I've been working on lately.

2014-06-24 20:32:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Need a pre-I/O haircut?

This is the place to go.

#io14

Need a pre-I/O haircut?

This is the place to go.

#io14___

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2014-06-20 18:00:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Made w/ Code

Love this initiative.  Some cool projects here and I'm sure more are to come. 

https://www.madewithcode.com/

Also, I love the blocky, cursive font they used here, from Process Type Foundry, called Fig: https://processtypefoundry.com/fonts/fig/

Made w/ Code

Love this initiative.  Some cool projects here and I'm sure more are to come. 

https://www.madewithcode.com/

Also, I love the blocky, cursive font they used here, from Process Type Foundry, called Fig: https://processtypefoundry.com/fonts/fig/___

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2014-06-17 23:37:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

MOAR EMOJI! WOOT

👍😁👏🎩🎆🍆😹

And in further news for the day, Unicode 7.0 was released! Apart from really key additions like Linear A and Nabatean script (for those of you who work a lot in ancient languages), there have been numerous additions to the symbol blocks of the encoding. In addition to some new rude gestures, we have probably the most useful new code point in the standard, U+1F574: MAN IN BUSINESS SUIT LEVITATING.

I don't think I can even come up with a better name than that. I mean, we now have a code point for a man in a business suit, levitating. (Question: Why don't we have an analogous code point for a woman in a business suit levitating? Next time I need to write about government conspiracies, I'm going to need that, aren't I?)

I also call this to the attention of the +Fake Unicode Consortium, which should have several new code points to document.___MOAR EMOJI! WOOT

👍😁👏🎩🎆🍆😹

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2014-06-13 14:27:51 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Awesome.

Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Welp, +Tesla Motors has just made their electric vehicle patents open source for the world. What?! 

According to the official blog post:

"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard."

Read +Elon Musk's full statement here: http://dustn.ws/1q8cjJ2

This makes me love Tesla all the more. Some day soon I'll be as cool as +Eric Enge and have one of my own. 

What do you think about Tesla's new open-source stance? 

#tesla   #electriccars   #opensource  ___Awesome.

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2014-06-05 05:33:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Nice work Cornell.
It's a beautiful site to be proud of.

We launched a completely redesigned http://www.cornell.edu .
Check out the redesign case study by Free Association http://freeassociation.is/work/cornell #Cornell  ___Nice work Cornell.
It's a beautiful site to be proud of.

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2014-06-03 19:17:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

YES
I am surprised it took us this long, but this is terrific.

💜💜💜#chromecast

#NowCasting Google+ photos and videos
Transform your TV into a photo album. Starting today, you can cast +Google+ photos and videos to your TV with #Chromecast using your +Android phone or tablet, iPhone or iPad. Just look for the cast button in the Photos view of the Google+ app to view and share your favorite memories right on your TV.

Pro tip: Not seeing your photos? Switch on the Auto Backup feature in Google+ to cast all of your photos. You can find this in the settings menu.

Learn more: http://goo.gl/YhwHSB___YES
I am surprised it took us this long, but this is terrific.

💜💜💜#chromecast

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2014-06-03 19:15:10 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This is pretty fascinating to look at

The most commonly spoken languages in the US other than English or Spanish #map   #maps  ___This is pretty fascinating to look at

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2014-05-13 05:35:49 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Animated gif profile photos?

Fun?
Annoying?

Should I keep it like this or replace it with a still?

Animated gif profile photos?

Fun?
Annoying?

Should I keep it like this or replace it with a still?___

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2014-05-09 02:15:59 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Touch latency
How are our devices doing?

Recently +Jen Fernquist shared with me this great (somewhat old, 2 years) video illustrating how much of a difference low latency touch interfaces can make in how it feels to interact with them:
Applied Sciences Group: High Performance Touch

I shared this video here on Google+ (http://goo.gl/mDgbuE) and +Max Huijgen asked me if I knew what the current latency was on new devices.

I had no idea, so I set out to see if I could quickly measure it and see if we'd improved much in the past couple years.  Here's what I did...

Device
Nexus 5

Methodology
1. Record a video of the screen of my phone (using +Google Glass)

2. Open a couple simple drawing apps
I tried +Paul Irish's multitouch web canvas demo (http://goo.gl/IOoTKE) and a native app, calledKi... more »

Touch latency
How are our devices doing?

Recently +Jen Fernquist shared with me this great (somewhat old, 2 years) video illustrating how much of a difference low latency touch interfaces can make in how it feels to interact with them:
Applied Sciences Group: High Performance Touch

I shared this video here on Google+ (http://goo.gl/mDgbuE) and +Max Huijgen asked me if I knew what the current latency was on new devices.

I had no idea, so I set out to see if I could quickly measure it and see if we'd improved much in the past couple years.  Here's what I did...

Device
Nexus 5

Methodology
1. Record a video of the screen of my phone (using +Google Glass)

2. Open a couple simple drawing apps
I tried +Paul Irish's multitouch web canvas demo (http://goo.gl/IOoTKE) and a native app, called KidsDoodle (http://goo.gl/wWsKAq)

3. In each app, draw mountain-shaped arcing lines

4. Measure the time between observing my physical finger reaching it's peak height and the time the drawn line on the screen reaches it's peak height

The time difference here is the approximate touch latency, at least for this device with these apps.

Results
In both the web app and the native app, I saw about 100ms delays between my finger and the line drawn on the screen.

Not too bad, but still far to slow, especially given Microsoft Research demoed this very low-latency touch screen 2 years ago.  In that video they described "current devices on the market" being at around 100ms, so I'm a little disappointed that two years later, current devices on the market don't seem much better.

One thing I was glad to find was that the web app didn't perform any worse than the native app.  This is a good sign for the future of high-quality, performant web apps, that there doesn't appear to be any significant lag in interpreting touch events.

What's next
I'd be curious if other devices perform better, or if my methodology makes sense.  Anyone else want to try this on an iPhone?  How about on tablets?  Do they fare any better?  What about Windows Phone?  If Microsoft did this research two years ago, has that made it into their products?

More
Of course I should have done some research into this before doing my own measurements, because here's a great writeup and methodology much more through than my own:
http://appglimpse.com/blog/touchmarks-i-smart-phone-touch-screen-latencies/
http://appglimpse.com/blog/touchmarks-ii-touchscreen-latencies-in-flagship-tablets/

The folks over at +Agawi AppGlimpse seemed to find latencies similar to the ones I measured for some Android devices.  They found iPhone faster, and in some cases significantly faster, and interestingly enough Windows phone didn't do so hot.  Microsoft really needs to do a better job bringing their excellent research into their products.

Anyway, I found all of this pretty interesting.   Hope you did too.___

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2014-05-08 20:59:45 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

We must remove all the touch latency.

We must remove all the touch latency.___

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2014-04-02 03:44:37 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Unexpected breakfast guest...

Get out of here Hasselhoff 

Unexpected breakfast guest...

Get out of here Hasselhoff ___

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2014-04-01 06:25:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today we are announcing Google Translate support for Emoji in Chrome for Android and iOS. With this new feature, you can now read all your favorite web content faster using efficient and emotive illustrations on your phone and tablet. 

To view webpages in Emoji, simply tap on the menu icon, then select “Translate to Emoji”. Available in English only. Head over to the Chrome Blog to learn about why Emoji matters: goo.gl/SzwA2f

#emojifiedchrome

Today we are announcing Google Translate support for Emoji in Chrome for Android and iOS. With this new feature, you can now read all your favorite web content faster using efficient and emotive illustrations on your phone and tablet. 

To view webpages in Emoji, simply tap on the menu icon, then select “Translate to Emoji”. Available in English only. Head over to the Chrome Blog to learn about why Emoji matters: goo.gl/SzwA2f

#emojifiedchrome___

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2014-04-01 06:16:26 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

All of your web, Emojified

I'm proud to present an exciting collaboration between the Google Translate and +Google Chrome teams that I've been working on for some time now.

You can now read all your favorite web content using efficient and emotive illustrations, instead of cumbersome text.

Try it today in Chrome for Mobile, on Android or iOS.

Learn more in the video below, or reaching about it here:
http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-faster-mobiler-web-with-emoji.html

All of your web, Emojified

I'm proud to present an exciting collaboration between the Google Translate and +Google Chrome teams that I've been working on for some time now.

You can now read all your favorite web content using efficient and emotive illustrations, instead of cumbersome text.

Try it today in Chrome for Mobile, on Android or iOS.

Learn more in the video below, or reaching about it here:
http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-faster-mobiler-web-with-emoji.html___

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2014-03-06 18:17:44 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Nostalgia
Cleaning up some old things, I came across a bunch of cassette tapes.
These two tapes stood out.

In high school, or maybe junior high, +Bjorn Behrendt passed around a copy of a George Carlin comedy album. Hilarious. Seriously funny. I must have listened to that tape 1000 times.  Baseball vs. football – Baseball vs Football – one of the jokes on that tape that jumps in my mind every time I watch either of those sports.

The other tape I recorded off the radio when they broadcast an R.E.M. show live one night.  The live performance of Country Feedback, Michael Stipe's favorite R.E.M. song, blew my mind. I couldn't listen to it enough. REM - Country Feedback - best live version

But with no tape player in my house, I've decided it's finally time to get rid of these old tapes. But it's fun seeing them, and bringingback all ... more »

Nostalgia
Cleaning up some old things, I came across a bunch of cassette tapes.
These two tapes stood out.

In high school, or maybe junior high, +Bjorn Behrendt passed around a copy of a George Carlin comedy album. Hilarious. Seriously funny. I must have listened to that tape 1000 times.  Baseball vs. football – Baseball vs Football – one of the jokes on that tape that jumps in my mind every time I watch either of those sports.

The other tape I recorded off the radio when they broadcast an R.E.M. show live one night.  The live performance of Country Feedback, Michael Stipe's favorite R.E.M. song, blew my mind. I couldn't listen to it enough. REM - Country Feedback - best live version

But with no tape player in my house, I've decided it's finally time to get rid of these old tapes. But it's fun seeing them, and bringing back all those memories.___

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2014-02-24 14:58:17 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This makes me want to cancel both my +Comcast and my +Netflix accounts

Um. Houston, we have a problem here.___This makes me want to cancel both my +Comcast and my +Netflix accounts

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2014-02-20 21:13:13 (14 comments, 28 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Write like a champ

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

h/t +David Colarusso 

Write like a champ

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

h/t +David Colarusso ___

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2014-02-20 20:53:45 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This is fancy and pretty fun to play with.

http://vill.ee/eye/___This is fancy and pretty fun to play with.

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2014-02-20 20:50:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Shiny.  Time to build something with this...

http://polymer-project.org just got a brand new look and some new intro docs to boot. Check it out and let us know what you think? :)

Huge thanks to +Eric Bidelman +Rob Dodson +Alex Komoroske and everyone else that made this possible.___Shiny.  Time to build something with this...

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2014-02-17 06:05:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It took half way through the Olympics until I grew annoyed enough with +NBC to start seriously looking for alternatives.

How to escape from NBC's Olympics jail.

NBC has made itself a global laughingstock for its censored, time-delayed and broadly lame coverage, as well as its clueless live streams online.

But you don't have to be a victim. Lifehacker has a really nice guide for streaming great Olympics coverage from the BBC, as well as other sources.

http://lifehacker.com/5930437/how-an-american-can-stream-the-bbcs-official-olympics-coverage-and-overcome-nbcfail___It took half way through the Olympics until I grew annoyed enough with +NBC to start seriously looking for alternatives.

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2014-02-17 05:59:50 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Nice job team USA on the Men's Super G.

As for the coverage of it, +NBC reaches a new low with the way they interviewed Bode Miller right after the final skier.

I need to stop watching the primetime coverage. It's terrible.

#nbcolympicfail

#TeamUSA Pic of the Day: Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht with the Stars and Stripes after the men's Super-G. #GoTeamUSA (Photo cred: Getty Images)___Nice job team USA on the Men's Super G.

As for the coverage of it, +NBC reaches a new low with the way they interviewed Bode Miller right after the final skier.

I need to stop watching the primetime coverage. It's terrible.

#nbcolympicfail

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2014-02-13 22:49:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What the ...

Boycotting the Winter Olympics until Ski Ballet returns___What the ...

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2014-02-10 01:23:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Really great post about Secret, a new anonymous sharing service that I'm now extremely intrigued by.

Nice job +David Byttow
Thanks +Dan Peterson for bringing it to my attention.

A great post describing a lot of the challenges related to building an "anonymous sharing" service.

Nice job, +David Byttow, +Chrys Bader!___Really great post about Secret, a new anonymous sharing service that I'm now extremely intrigued by.

Nice job +David Byttow
Thanks +Dan Peterson for bringing it to my attention.

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2014-02-06 01:09:41 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Awesome?  or Awful?
I honestly can't decided.

Vote below with your +1s on my comments :)

Comcast customer surprised to learn new router is also public hotspot

Routers broadcast public Wi-Fi signals, unless you ask Comcast to turn it off.

This is actually awesome of Comcast and I wish all ISPs would do it and share access to each other's customers.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/comcast-customer-surprised-to-learn-new-router-is-also-public-hotspot/___Awesome?  or Awful?
I honestly can't decided.

Vote below with your +1s on my comments :)

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2014-02-03 15:38:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Richard Deneault was tagged in Josh Estelle's album.

Richard Deneault was tagged in Josh Estelle's album.___

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