“Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

UPDATE 5/6/2018: After working on Grasshopper for 16 days in a row…..I GRADUATED!  Yippeee! Tired of your kids, or grand-kids, having all the fun learning how to code?  Well…..here is an app for us “old” folks.  😉 Adult learners, using the Grasshopper app on your Android or IoS phones can now learn how to code in JavaScript…..for FREE……and have FUN doing it. As soon as … Continue reading “Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

Google Pixel Augmented Reality: An Experiment with Blaze

‘Twas the week before Christmas…….and I was working with Blaze on his down-stays while also GEEK-ing out with the newly released Google Augmented Reality (see below the video for a definition) Stickers for my Pixel XL. As Blaze and I were training, I decided I needed help from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” crew, and a hamburger, to keep Blaze safe in the wilds … Continue reading Google Pixel Augmented Reality: An Experiment with Blaze

Using Android Pay on My Pixel XL

The never ending battle for truth justice and the…….. Oh well, you know the rest, and now that I have officially used Android Pay for the first time…..I will soon be able to save the world with my Justice League friends, starting with Wonder Woman! Makes me feel 10 again!  Love it…..:-) Paying by phone is no big deal for the youngsters, but, for anyone … Continue reading Using Android Pay on My Pixel XL

Google Releases the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

A few days ago, Google announced the release of their second version Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. I purchased my Pixel XL in November 2016, and have been super happy with it…..still am! In the year, I have taken tons of pictures (see some of them below), participated in the Oreo Beta test, and now have the full version of Oreo on my Pixel … Continue reading Google Releases the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Camera Comparision

Those of you follow this blog know that I love(d) my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.   In addition to the Note 4 being reliable, fast, and rugged, I was especially impressed with the Note 4’s camera, which handled everything from low light concerts to bright light landscapes with equal aplumb. Alas, time passes and my 2 year commitment was about to come to an end … Continue reading Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Camera Comparision

Pixel XL Depth of Field 

Trying something new….posting from my new Pixel XL to TechyMike. Took a few pictures of Blaze and our fern this morning testing the depth of field of the Pixel XL camera. I first focused on the fern with Blaze blurry in the background. Then I focused on Blaze in the background and now the fern is blurry. Summary Testing uploading a post via my Pixel … Continue reading Pixel XL Depth of Field 

Google Pixel XL: Taking a Screenshot & Finding the Control Buttons

My Google Pixel XL arrived on Saturday,November 19, 2016. After opening it and going thru the set up procedure….the Pixel XL promptly downloaded Android 7.1 Nougat thereby making this techy geek nerd very very happy.  After all, this is one of the reasons I ordered the Pixel XL from Google: That I would get the latest and greatest operating system as soon as it becomes … Continue reading Google Pixel XL: Taking a Screenshot & Finding the Control Buttons