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A closer look at Google’s modular phone prototype

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/21

This is an interesting idea. Hope the cost is reasonable.

http://www.theverge.com/google/2016/5/20/11723508/google-project-ara-modular-phone-photos-io-2016

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MIT’s tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/13

This has a lot of potential down the road for non-invasive surgery.

Source: MIT’s tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside

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Google is hiring autonomous car testers in Arizona

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/13

Not for the Dumb and Dumber, bring your bachelor’s degree to this test.

If you’re in Arizona, Google is hiring for a gig that could be a good alternative to doing Uber. The job entails test driving an autonomous car around the state for $20 an hour, six to eight hours a day. You’ll still need to know how to actually drive to be able to take the wheel if needed. But since your role is testing out the big G’s new technology, you’re expected to provide the engineering team “concise written and oral feedback,” submit daily reports and document any test or procedure performed.

That’s why even though Google isn’t looking for any “particular type of person,” it wants people with bachelor’s degrees and excellent communication skills. If you’re applying because you want to go on a road trip inside one of Google’s compact cars, though, we’re afraid you’d be sorely disappointed. You’ll be testing the tech titan’s self-driving technology on a Lexus like the one in the image above.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/13/google-hiring-autonomous-car-testers/

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Android Marshmallow Guide -V 6.x

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/11

Link to Andoid 6.x user guide

Android Marshmallow Guide

Why a new Android Marshmallow Guide page? Android Marshmallow is a major update from Android Lollipop. It official Android version number is Android 6. As a major update, Android Marshmallow 6 brings many new features for billions of Android users. For developers, Android Marshmallow brings many new opportunities. This Android Marshmallow guide page is mainly to help …

Source: Android Marshmallow Guide – Android Guides

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Android Lollipop Guide – Androd V 5.x

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/11

Link to an Adroid user guide.

Android Lollipop Guide

Update 1 :Android lollipop 5.1 is now also covered in this Android Lollipop guide page. Update 2: Android Marshmallow guide page is live now! Android Lollipop (Android 5.0) was first unveiled as “Android L” on June 25, 2014 during Google I/O 2014.  Its name (Lollipop) was officially announced on October 15. Nexus 6  and Nexus 9 …

Source: Android Lollipop Guide – Android Guides

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Roost’s new smoke detectors will alert your phone if they sense danger | The Verge

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/05

This just might be our next smoke alarm.

Source: Roost’s new smoke detectors will alert your phone if they sense danger | The Verge

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Finally a change to Dropbox that makes it useful as an alternate online only storage service. 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/04/27

Dropbox will allow users to access cloud-only folders from Finder and Explorer

Access the cloud right from your desktop.

Source: Dropbox will allow users to access cloud-only folders from Finder and Explorer

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Lenovo Busted For Stealthily Installing Crapware Via BIOS On Fresh Windows Installs | Techdirt

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/11/29

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150812/11395231925/lenovo-busted-stealthily-installing-crapware-via-bios-fresh-windows-installs.shtml

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NASA just released thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/05

New images show the moon as you’ve never seen it before.

Source: NASA just released thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos

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Why WhatsApp Only Needs 50 Engineers for Its 900M Users | WIRED

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/09/17

One of the (many) intriguing parts of the WhatsApp story is that it has achieved such enormous scale with such a tiny team.

Source: Why WhatsApp Only Needs 50 Engineers for Its 900M Users | WIRED

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