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(162) How to mindfully switch to the New Google Pixel – YouTube

Made by Google

Switching to a new Google Pixel is super clear and easy.

But calming the mind can take a little longer. Get comfortable and allow this simple meditation to get your new Pixel running, and your mind relaxing.

For more information on how to switch to a new Pixel, check out this step by step guide here:

http://goo.gle/3tDzzU1​

And if you just want to learn more about the Pixel, head to the Google Store: http://goo.gle/36XWaRq

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvYI-nczXM

Editor’s Note: Led to this YouTube video from.. https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-just-found-a-brilliant-new-way-to-sell-you-its-pixel-phones/

4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on Mars this week via the Perseverance rover, runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, while the rover itself has similar power to early iMacs.

Mars has a new inhabitant: the Snapdragon.

The common Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which powers most of the Android smartphones in the US, is running inside Ingenuity, an autonomous drone now on Mars, Qualcomm says. It arrived on the Red Planet yesterday via the Perseverance rover (which uses a processor similar to those you’d find in early iMacs), and will be our first attempt to fly something in the atmosphere of Mars.

Source: 4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea | AndroidAuthority

“Aside from money and aesthetics, though, there’s really no point to it. We’re all quibbling over whether Bluetooth audio is good enough, or whether or not dongles suck (they do).  The official reasons are little more than platitudes about better designs and “being bold”. It’s hogwash, honestly. The only thing such a decision does is limit the kinds of experiences an individual can have on their smartphone. That is never a good thing.”

Editor’s Note: Will *not* buy a phone without a headphone jack. Period.

Source: Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea | AndroidAuthority

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead? : NPR Ed : NPR

What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?

Source: In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead? : NPR Ed : NPR

‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News