Electric Avenue: this road wirelessly charges moving cars

Recharge while driving? As part of an initial test, Tel Aviv is preparing to wirelessly power its public buses. A receiver under the carriage will collect energy from wire coils placed under the street. This first phase covers a third of mile. Later, ElectReon, the brainpower behind this, plans to expand to routes across the city and extend the technology to personal vehicles.

For more, watch this clip (which I wish had included some Eddy Grant music).

Nearby Share, Android’s answer to AirDrop

With AirDrop, iPhone users have long enjoyed an easy way to share photos and files.  Now Nearby Share, promises Android and Chrome OS owners the same ease of use.

Google is rolling this out in phases and you’ll need to update to the latest OS to get it. If it’s available to your phone, you’ll find it under your Connections option. Once turned on, Nearby becomes one of your share options when viewing a file. The recipient will also need this option active and will need to be relatively close to share content.

Cheers!

quincy

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Delete Your Old Tweets

“You have changed and grown over the years, and it’s about time your Twitter does, too.”

Abu Zafar, from Lifehacker, offers this salient observation, and I agree. Twitter was designed to voice the spontaneous reactions and reflections of a time; much like the spontaneous sound of a bird ‘tweeting’. Can you imagine that senior sparrow pulling up a branch to reflect on the sounds it made as a hatchling? Of course not.

Technology offers some options to batch delete your older tweets. Here’s two:

  •  TweetDelete,  has a free basic version and a pay version with advanced features.
  • Jumbo, a mobile solution available on iOS and Google Play, can delete content from Twitter as well as other social networks like Facebook and Google.

 

Follow this link to Lifehacker, for more.

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quincy

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Google Adds ‘De-noiser’ to Meets

Keyboard tapping, fan blades humming, dogs barking; all things we’ve had to contend with in our virtual-meeting rooms. Google’s Noise Cancellation, rolling out to Meets today, fixes that. Though it can’t improve the clarity of the speaker’s content, it’s cloud-based audio-scrubbing algorithms should improve the clarity of the sound.

Listen to this clip to hear it for your self.

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quincy

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Set Your Google Map’s Location History to Auto-Delete

Sure, being able to look back along your timeline to recall something (like the name of that Sardinian cafe by the water) has its conveniences. But who among us isn’t concerned about the long-term use of our private data?

Well, following a recent update, Google Maps users can have their timelines automatically expire.

Setting Your Timeline History to Auto-delete

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quincy

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Google Maps Streetview now on Mobile

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StreetView_figireStreetview, a long-time staple of Google Maps desktop, now makes its way onto the mobile platform. Currently available on Android (following an update), it is also soon to appear on iOS devices.

 

 

 

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quincy

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Interactive Chart: Android vs iOS and the rise of the Smartphone

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Source: Bloomberg Business Week

Click graphic for the interactive link and more on the smartphone growth.