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More Android Apps Arriving for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Just a few years ago, before Android marched to its dominant position in the mobile market, there was much speculation that Google might merge Chrome OS and Android. Early last year, I wrote a post on why that won't happen. However, an interesting corollary trend is now appearing. Show More Summary

The Force Awakens – A Collage of Iconic Images

(This brief article assumes you’ve seen the trailer. If you haven’t what are you waiting for?) The Return of the Jedi came out on May 25, 1983 which is really the last time that you saw new material on the Millennium Falcon was 31 years ago. If you were alive, close your eyes and imagine… More #

Inkscape: Go from Beginner to Expert for Free

In the world of open source graphics tools, GIMP gets a great deal of attention, and there are many free online resources available for it, but if you're looking for a free drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is increasingly used by web designers for effects, logos and still graphics, give Inkscape a try. Show More Summary

London in Fives: The Making Of - Derick Rethans

London in Fives: The Making Of London, UK Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 08:55 GMT A few days ago I published a video called "London in Fives" on Vimeo. In this article I am explaining how I made this, including the hardware and software...Show More Summary

A Flock of Tasty Sources on How to Start Learning High Scalability

This is a guest repost by Leandro Moreira. When we usually are interested about scalability we look for links, explanations, books, and references. This mini article links to the references I think might help you in this journey. DISCLAIMER: You...Show More Summary

musiXmatch drives user engagement through innovation

Posted by Leticia Lago, Google Play team musiXmatch is an app that offers Android users the unique and powerful feature FloatingLyrics. FloatingLyrics pops up a floating window showing synched lyrics as users listen to tracks on their favorite player and music services. Show More Summary

Keeping Your Saved Games in the Cloud

Posted by Todd Kerpelman, Developer Advocate Saved Games Are the Future! I think most of us have at least one or two games we play obsessively. Me? I'm a Sky Force 2014 guy. But maybe you're into matching colorful objects, battling monsters, or helping avians with their rage management issues. Show More Summary

We are leaving 3x-4x performance on the table just because of configuration.

Performance guru Martin Thompson gave a great talk at Strangeloop: Aeron: Open-source high-performance messaging, and one of the many interesting points he made was how much performance is being lost because were aren't configuring machines...Show More Summary

Aeron: Do we really need another messaging system?

Do we really need another messaging system? We might if it promises to move millions of messages a second, at small microsecond latencies between machines, with consistent response times, to large numbers of clients, using an innovative...Show More Summary

Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence

Knowledge bases are finally being effectively combined with AI, a dynamic synergy that is only now being recognized, let alone leveraged. Knowledge-based artificial intelligence, or KBAI, is the use of large statistical or knowledge bases to inform feature selection for machine-based learning algorithms used in AI. Show More Summary

Announcements: Selling Out Again… with Puppet Labs!

Several years back, I confessed to selling out. But there was a catch: instead of running those rubbish Google ads, we would run hand-picked ads from relevant tech companies. This worked out wonderfully and, as many of you commented, you first heard about some really cool tools and services, here on the site. Show More Summary

The Nelson diaspora

This will be our first winter in California. I won’t miss New Hampshire’s snow and ice. But I’ll sure miss our regular Friday night gatherings with friends in Keene. And on Monday nights my thoughts will turn to the village of Nelson, eleven miles up the road. There, for longer than anyone knows, people have […]

EyeEm Improves User Engagement through Android Design

By Leticia Lago, Google Play team EyeEm is a global community for photographers that goes beyond sharing photos with friends: photographers can share tips, take part in missions, and sell their photos. To win more customers, a design...Show More Summary

Percona at AWS re:Invent and events around the world

November is a busy month of events for Percona. Conferences in Moscow, London, Paris, Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo mean our experts are racking up the frequent flyer miles meeting users of Percona software from around theShow More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 7th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Google's new hyper efficient, hyper secure datacenters. (keynote, large, m, o, r e) 2 billion: containers started every week at Google; 86%: Apple's share of handset profits; 50: number of parallel processes...Show More Summary

Going Global: Space Ape Games Finds Success in Japan

By Leticia Lago, Google Play team There are many ways to find success for a game on the international stage: it’s not a simple formula, it’s a combination of things, ranging from localizing effectively to choosing the right price. London-based...Show More Summary

Your Chance to be on TV!

By Tarjei Vassbotn and Dan Galpin, Developer Advocates, Android TV We’re excited to see the launch of Nexus Player, the first consumer streaming media player running Android TV. Android TV delivers an entertainment experience tailored...Show More Summary

Java Posse #460

Roundup ‘14 - Client Side Options Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com HTML 5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5 Sencha Touch http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/ Nashorn/Rhino http://openjdk.java.nShow More Summary

There was no pumpkin riot in Keene

In a store the other day Luann was waiting behind another customer whose surname, the clerk was thrilled to learn, is Parrish. “That’s the name of the guy in Jumanji,” the clerk said. “I’ve seen that movie fifty times!” “I’m from Keene, New Hampshire,” Luann said, “the town where that movie was filmed.” It was […]

Brief Thoughts on Marvel

Marvel announced their Phase 3 plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe yesterday and the best way to describe my reaction is they succeeded in diffusing my excitement about Avengers – Age of Ultron and I’m pretty excited about that sequel. Some brief thoughts on the state of Marvel: In 2009, Disney paid four billion dollars for… More #

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