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Kids React to A portable cassette player

Wow…this made me feel really old.

Google Play Music update lets you create radio stations based on playlists

Google Play Music update lets you create radio stations based on playlists

Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

Reading this makes the rumored HTC One’s camera so much cooler.

Google Play Edition to Replace the Nexus Branding Come 2015? | Androidheadlines.com

I am a fan of the Nexus line. They are inexpensive high powered stock Android devices. The key word in that sentence was inexpensive. The Google Play Edition (GPE)of phones are nice (especially for those of us who enjoy stock Android) but the price is extremely high. Which makes sense because it’s usually a manufacturer’s flagship device. But I don’t see the sales numbers for GPE devices being anywhere near the sales numbers of Nexus devices.

The way I can see Google pushing GPE devices and ending the Nexus line is if they subsidize the devices to bring the price closer to that of current prices of Nexus devices.

TechCrunch
innovativemarketingupdates:

 
Meet ecoATM, The Reverse Vending Machine That Takes Your Phone & Spits Out Cash
 
It’s essentially a reverse vending machine for phone sales — or, put another way, it’s the concept of Gazelle (or any other online cell phone/gadget buyback service) made into a kiosk. Insert old phone, get money back.
How it works:
The soon-to-be-seller finds a real-world kiosk (likely in a mall, grocery store, or other location with heavy foot traffic.)
They place their phone into the machine, while the machine assures them that it will not damage the phone nor read/copy any personal data from the device
The machine visually identifies the phone as best it can from a database of around 4,000 devices.
The machine then uses some fancy AI and visual recognition trickery to scope the device for damage, and offers up a device-compatible cable connection which allows it to analyze whether or not the device boots.
Based on the type of phone and the shape it’s in, ecoATM makes an offer.
Users can then cash out (or cancel the transaction and get their phone back at any time), with the option to donate any percentage of the sale to any one of many charities.
-> Cool!!

innovativemarketingupdates:

Meet ecoATM, The Reverse Vending Machine That Takes Your Phone & Spits Out Cash

It’s essentially a reverse vending machine for phone sales — or, put another way, it’s the concept of Gazelle (or any other online cell phone/gadget buyback service) made into a kiosk. Insert old phone, get money back.

How it works:

  • The soon-to-be-seller finds a real-world kiosk (likely in a mall, grocery store, or other location with heavy foot traffic.)
  • They place their phone into the machine, while the machine assures them that it will not damage the phone nor read/copy any personal data from the device
  • The machine visually identifies the phone as best it can from a database of around 4,000 devices.
  • The machine then uses some fancy AI and visual recognition trickery to scope the device for damage, and offers up a device-compatible cable connection which allows it to analyze whether or not the device boots.
  • Based on the type of phone and the shape it’s in, ecoATM makes an offer.
  • Users can then cash out (or cancel the transaction and get their phone back at any time), with the option to donate any percentage of the sale to any one of many charities.

-> Cool!!

(via thenextweb)

Google+ Cheat Sheet

I guess I knew a few of these…but its always fun to share…

South Korea Plans To Replace Textbooks and Paper in Schools by 2015

10 Reasons Why Google Should Buy RIM

No Redesigned iPhone 5 just the iPhone 4S

…it makes sense. That is what Apple did with the 3G and 3GS