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

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?

Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone — If you own an Android phone and use Office 2013, you no longer need to hover over your laptop or buy a Bluetooth remote to advance slides in PowerPoint. On Thursday, Microsoft released Office Remote for Android, a free app that lets you quickly access key Office 2013 features from the palm of your hand.

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.
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May 05, 2015

RT @joshuaschnell: The last sentence in this post explains how I've been feeling about OS X since Lion.…

May 05, 2015

@rfethan148 I used Facebook back when it was still "thefacebook."

May 05, 2015

Current status: Listing to music while staring at a laptop screen. I am sitting down, too.

May 05, 2015

Remember when we all used Twitter to provide actual status updates?

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