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).
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.
“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.
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.
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.