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“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

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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

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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

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Google Pixel & Pixel XL Android Phones

Google decided it was time to develop hardware! Since I am (was?) a hardware developer…this is great news. Google announced several new hardware products yesterday (October 4, 2016), but, I am only super excited about one: The Pixel phones. Note: I will add more information as I get hands-on experience with this phone after I get it (it is currently

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Blast From the Past: Cell Phones and Brain Cancer

This was published in early 2007 or 2006 (I moved to WordPress in Nov 2007).  Way back then, the cell phone was used mostly for talking and people were walking around with their cell phones plastered to their ear.   Times have changed:  Texting (and other Smartphone features) have made all the difference. Enjoy. — Cell Phone and Brain Cancer Theory

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Using the Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker

We have several generations of Bose speakers. Unfortunately, they are not portable and Lori wanted to bring her music with her throughout the house or yard. The Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker seems to fit the bill. Bose speakers, in general, boast great audio in small packages. For us, all of our speakers / radios / HDTV sound systems (even

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