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Old August 14th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #19051 (permalink)
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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012 - SlashGear

Flash for Android dies tomorrow, long live the 'full web experience' | The Verge

Android Developer Site Gets Updated With Jelly Bean Features | TheNextWeb

SurfTheChannel owner sentenced to four years for piracy | Technology | The Guardian

Verizon rates all its mobile apps for age-appropriate content - GigaOM

BlackBerry 10 could be licensed to handset rivals | Mobile - CNET News

Federal court rules cops can warantlessly track suspects via cellphone | Ars Technica

Google's Motorola smartphone strategy: More high-end phones | BGR

Google's new smartphone patent doesn't mind which end you talk into -- Engadget

Samsung may release Android devices with a TV tuner for US market | Android Authority

Google summer intern devises new way to edit YouTube captions | Internet & Media - CNET News

Verizon and SpectrumCo make concessions to close $3.9B deal | Mobile - CNET News

Verizon Discontinued Mobile IM App on August 1 for All Smartphones – Droid Life

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New Photos From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - IGN

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Cloud storage startup Bitcasa releases Google Chrome plugin | TheNextWeb

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How Can I Migrate My Google Data from One Account to Another? | Lifehacker

Coders get instant gratification With Khan Academy; the future of computer science education | Wired.com

This New Official Android Neon Lamp is Awesome – Droid Life

Games becoming more of a service rather than a product was inevitable | ZDNet

The convenience of playing games in the cloud | ChromeSpot

Get your sea legs on with an Assassin's Creed 3 naval trailer from Gamescom | Joystiq

Portrait video and other things cell phone cameras shouldn't let you do | The Verge

Updated Street View imagery shows New Orleans reconstruction 7 years after Hurricane Katrina | 9to5Google

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The rectangular, predominantly symmetrical nature of most smartphones means if you're not looking, you might find you're holding the handset the wrong way around when a call comes in. Google's most recently awarded patent may seek to end your orientation confusion by adding a microphone and speaker at both ends of the device. That way, when you pick it up to answer a call, it'll determine which way you're holding it and select the microphone and speaker accordingly.
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Dear god, no.

In the first place, I am pretty sure that we'd all notice if the writing were upside down when deciding to answer that long call from Aunt Fanny.

In the second place, aesthetics everywhere used to standing on their heads in meditation and calling Aunt Fanny back to fight the boredom while the blood rushes to their brains are not going to be happy with this at all.

This is one of the worst answers to a question that no one's asked that I've ever seen.

BTW - if there are people that can't tell which end of the phone is up - leave them be. The world is better off not hearing them.

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I am sure the orientation / sensor (accelerometer) will see to that not happening.

I think its kind of cool and a way for google to avoid (albeit temporarily) the wrath of the bad apples
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Dear god, no.

In the first place, I am pretty sure that we'd all notice if the writing were upside down when deciding to answer that long call from Aunt Fanny.

In the second place, aesthetics everywhere used to standing on their heads in meditation and calling Aunt Fanny back to fight the boredom while the blood rushes to their brains are not going to be happy with this at all.

This is one of the worst answers to a question that no one's asked that I've ever seen.

BTW - if there are people that can't tell which end of the phone is up - leave them be. The world is better off not hearing them.

Honest.

To be fair, both my devices now (Nexus 7, GNex) are completely gloss black with no clear identifying features. I have a few times picked up my phone and held it upside down. However I do agree that this is not an issue that I would want Google wasting resources on, as most likely it will only be Nexus devices that don't have manufacturer or carrier branding to identify "This way up"

P.S. All will be forgiven if Apple rolls out this feature on the new iPhone, and Google sues the pants off them though
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So, quick question that somebody here may or may not know. Is there a way to pair your Nexus 7 and your GNex in order to take calls on your Nexus 7? Back when I bought the HP Touchpad on the firesale, I noticed it had that feature. The reason for asking is this would be awesome for those wanting to integrate the Nexus 7 into their car as their sole infotainment center.
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Good morning all - happy hump day! Guess I didn't sleep well last night because I cannot stop yawning this morning.

Got swept last night in bowling league, which sucks. BUT next week is the last week of bowling and we are now tied for first place and will be playing the second place team for the championship. Whoever wins more points takes it all home so its pretty exciting.

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Yeah saw it on Reddit, then saw your post - figured a picture is easier to skip over.
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P.S. All will be forgiven if Apple rolls out this feature on the new iPhone, and Google sues the pants off them though
Honestly, I often pick up my N7 upside down as the centered front facing camera clicks in my head as the LED on my GNex
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According to a saftey for the Minnesota Vikings if you touch Adrian Peterson during practice you're cut from the team. Peterson is back after 7 1/2 months from surgery to reconstruct his left knee. Maybe he is exaggerating, but I'm sure the big wigs wouldn't be happy if you hit him.

And speaking of injuries. Why would they want NFL players playing Olympic football? What team would want to lose their star player because of that? I don't even think that American football should be in the Olympics.
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And speaking of injuries. Why would they want NFL players playing Olympic football? What team would want to lose their star player because of that? I don't even think that American football should be in the Olympics.
Haha, I need to start ramping up my following of the Vikings, as they are my team.
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Ah, I wondered if there were models that it didn't support. That's really a shame. On the 60D, it supports live view so I can use my Nexus 7 as the live view screen (rarely use live view on the camera, but a neat feature still). Has several options for time lapse photography and such as well. Can control modes, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc. Very nice app and worth the money if your camera supported it.

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Ah, I wondered if there were models that it didn't support. That's really a shame. On the 60D, it supports live view so I can use my Nexus 7 as the live view screen (rarely use live view on the camera, but a neat feature still). Has several options for time lapse photography and such as well. Can control modes, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc. Very nice app and worth the money if your camera supported it.

BTW...sounds like a good excuse to upgrade
Honestly I have no use for upgrading - the camera I have now is older than my first camera. I currently use a 5DMK1 and I absolutely love it. The FF is killer and I don't think I will ever use the video portion on the MK2 and can't really justify the cost of it. I'd rather buy better lenses for the MK1 honestly.

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Also (double post maybe) - but live blog of the Samsung Note 10.1 event: Live from Samsung's 'Meet the new way' event in New York City! -- Engadget
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Yeah its neat though - I've seen it used on 60D/5D3.
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Really like the S-Pen functionality on the Note. Nothing I would really use because I'm not a creative type, but I can see artists/graphic designers using it and even kids having fun with it.
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Gizmodo doesn't like the Galaxy Note 10.1, I'm shocked.


If Apple made it they would consider it the second coming.
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Gizmodo doesn't like the Galaxy Note 10.1, I'm shocked.


If Apple made it they would consider it the second coming.
Ehhh Engadget had mixed feelings about it too.

I can't believe they only went with a 1,280x800 display though. C'mon.
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This thing is a presentation machine! Think of all the stuff you could do with this during a presentation with a wireless connection to a projector.
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Morning friends!

I woke up this morning craving new technology....my poor paycheck haha..

anyways, has anyone ever done any home automation projects with their smartphone? are there any inexpensive options out there?
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I woke up this morning craving new technology....my poor paycheck haha..

anyways, has anyone ever done any home automation projects with their smartphone? are there any inexpensive options out there?
I have done "small" home automation stuff.

For example my PC goes to sleep at 9AM every morning when idle for 30 minutes so that it doesn't shut down when I am working from home. When I get home and connect to my Wifi network my phone sends a Wake on Lane packet to my computer so by the time I am changed and stuff it is on and waiting for me.
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I woke up this morning craving new technology....my poor paycheck haha..

anyways, has anyone ever done any home automation projects with their smartphone? are there any inexpensive options out there?
Look into the Arduino community. I see lots of automation projects going on there.
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For example my PC goes to sleep at 9AM every morning when idle for 30 minutes so that it doesn't shut down when I am working from home. When I get home and connect to my Wifi network my phone sends a Wake on Lane packet to my computer so by the time I am changed and stuff it is on and waiting for me.
That's pretty awesome.
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I just may have to start up a competing RSS feed just for strange and weird news

San Diego woman slips in shower, falls through window - latimes.com
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Been a while as I've been way to busy and on travel. Hope everyone is doing good.
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Evening everyone!
Has anyone tried Earth Balance spreads? Basically a Whole Foods version of Smart Balance. Wife is trying to eat healthier, as am I. Will give it a shot with tomorrow's bagel.
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