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The East Bay
Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
As seen in:  PC World, CIO, Macworld, TechHive, TechRadar

Weekend news writer @pcworld. Tips writer @agreenbot. Editor @macgasm. Bitter Oakland A's fan. Not a cat. #CatChat. Contact: nmediati at gmail dot com

How to restart your Android phone into safe mode — Safe mode is indispensable when it comes to troubleshooting pesky software problems on your computer. But have you ever wished that a similar feature existed on your Android device? It does, and it's easy to use: Here's how to restart your Android phone into safe mode.

Panasonic's Firefox OS-based HDTVs have arrived-in Europe, anyway — If you've been waiting for one of Panasonic's Firefox OS-based HDTVs and live in Europe, you're in luck: As the Mozilla Blog noted late last week, Panasonic Viera TVs running Firefox OS are now available for purchase in Europe.

Researchers: The Internet Backbone is reaching its physical limits — The Internet is no stranger to technical limitations-it has been running out of IPv4 addresses for years-but researchers now say that the Internet could soon experience another crunch: Its physical infrastructure could soon be running at its maximum capacity.

Microsoft will bypass carriers, push Windows 10 updates directly to phones — One of the biggest arguments against Android is the issue of fragmentation. And while the debate rages as to whether fragmentation is that big of a deal, it's apparently an issue that Microsoft wants to sidestep entirely with Windows 10.

Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on — If you were looking to buy a Nexus 7, you're out of luck as Google's 7-inch tablet is no longer available for purchase from Google's online store. If you visit the Nexus 7 page on the Google Store, you'll be presented with a message stating that "the Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase."

Chrome OS 42 goes official, brings Google Now to Chromebooks — Late last month, Google previewed a new launcher for Chrome OS, but as of the new Chrome OS 42 release, the new launcher is now available to the masses. Launcher 2.0 in Chrome OS 42 has a new look that's based on the Material Design look and feel featured in Android Lollipop.

Disney's fabric-based 3D printer puts out squishable objects you'll want to hug — The typical, consumer-grade 3D printer creates objects made of thin layers of stiff, brittle plastic fused together. Of course, hard plastic isn't ideal for all projects, so that's why researchers from Disney, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon Univeristy have developed a new 3D-printing technique that creates objects out of layers of felt.

How to run Android apps on any laptop or desktop — Android has a large, vibrant ecosystem of applications. From Heartstone to Plex to Twitter, Google Play is home to over 1.5 million mobile apps, according to AppBrain. Wouldn't it be great to run all these apps on your computer, too? Now you can, thanks to Android Runtime for Chrome.

DirecTV adds to its streaming lineup with 22 new 'Everywhere' channels — DirecTV's streaming offerings got a whole lot more comprehensive this past week thanks to the addition of 22 channels to its DirecTV Everywhere service. The 22 new channels join an existing lineup of streamable channels, according to the company, and includes popular networks such as BET, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, the East Coast Nickelodeon feed, TBS, TNT, and TV Land.

Forget the Apple Watch-here's the Apple II Watch — The Apple Watch looks to be an impressive piece of gear-it's sleek and attractive, and offers plenty of interesting and useful features. But if you're looking for something a little more old-school, might we suggest the Apple II Watch?
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May 22, 2015

RT @jfkooAN: The last time the A’s were worse than they are now, they literally cancelled the season.…

May 21, 2015

In 1994, the #Athletics were 11-32 after 43 games. At 14-29, the A's are off to their worst start since then.

May 21, 2015

@devinpangaro More room to spread out! No waiting at the concession stands!

May 21, 2015

@jfkooan Neither are to be confused with tech journalist Will Smith. /cc @willsmith

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