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Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
As seen in:  PC World, CIO, Macworld, TechHive

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

Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher-and it looks suspiciously like Google Now — Anyone who has used Android can attest to the usefulness of Google Now: After all, it conveniently presents useful bits of timely information-weather, traffic, news headlines, and so on-in a clear, easy-to-parse manner. Chrome OS users will soon be able to join the fun, though: According to Google's François Beaufort, Google Now functionality will make its way into the upcoming Chrome Launcher 2.0.

Relive the N64 glory days and play this browser-based Super Mario 64 re-creation — The Nintendo 64 remains my favorite console for a variety of reasons, even though it's been over 18 years since its North American release. If you have a similar affinity for the N64, you'll want to check this out: A developer named Roystan Ross created a fully playable re-creation of the first level to Super Mario 64.

Windows 10 Preview coming to more phones: Is yours on the list? — If you have a Nokia Lumia smartphone, your chances of running the Windows 10 Preview are looking up: According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, the company is set to open up Windows 10 Preview builds to a broader range of phones.

MagicLeap teases its augmented reality tech-and it looks awesome — Augmented and virtual reality seems to be the new hotness in tech circles these days, but only time will tell whether it's the next world-changer-or the next 3D TV. Still, a new demo video from the folks at MagicLeap is turning more than a few heads.

Report: Amazon's upcoming Unlocked initiative will offer paid apps for free — Amazon staked its reputation on its rock-bottom prices, but according to a new report, it's about to undercut the entire Android app market. According to TechCrunch, Amazon Unlocked will be a new section of the Amazon Appstore, and will offer a number of otherwise paid apps and games for free-complete with any in-app purchases the app may offer.

Twitter cuts off Meerkat, won't let it import who you follow on Twitter — Meerkat, the new livestream sharing app, has taken the tech world by storm. It's easy to see why, too, seeing how the app lets you easily share your live video streams with your Twitter followers.

Pandora plans to offer ad-free 'day passes' later this year — If you're a heavy Pandora user, subscribing to Pandora One is a no-brainer: For only $4.99 per month, you get higher-quality audio streams and no ads.

YouTube for Android update adds video trimming, faster uploads — Need to do a little last-minute fine-tuning to that video of your cat before you upload it to YouTube? If you're an Android user, you can now trim your video clips directly from the YouTube app before you upload.

Huawei's new Android Wear watch has hit YouTube, and it looks awesome — On Saturday, Huawei posted a pair of promotional videos to its YouTube channel that show off its as-yet unannounced Android Wear watch, and, boy, are you going to want to see what's in store. The videos, first spotted by DroidLife, show an Android Wear smartwatch with a round screen that, unlike the Moto 360, is actually completely round.

First Look: Flickr’s Camera Roll Gives You A New Way To Browse Your Photostream — Last Friday, PetaPixel reported that Flickr has added a new way to browse and manage your photos, which it calls the Camera Roll. You might find the name a little confusing if you're an iOS user-it looks more like the Moments view in Apple's Photos app than the Camera Roll.
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Apr 01, 2015

RT @KQEDnews: Snowpack this year--a mere 6% of ave.-- shatters previous record lows. Unfortunately, not #AprilFools.…

Apr 01, 2015

If I owe you an email response, my apologies. To say I've been dealing with stuff the last few days would be a gross understatement.

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