Samsung and other Google partners show interest in Fuchsia – 9to5Google

Samsung and other Google partners show interest in Fuchsia – 9to5Google

Not frequent enough for my tastes, but it looks like Fuchsia is near the point of being the official successor of Android. And more importantly from Google’s point of view is direct control, unlike Android which is open source. Here’s hoping for more consistent news on that front.

This may be related to this announcement and article on ZDNet.

Over the past two years, we’ve closely followed the development of Google’s Fuchsia OS and the various hardware products it supports. Thus far, these products have almost all been Made by Google devices like the Pixelbook and Nest Hub, used simply as testbeds for Fuchsia on various form factors. But if Fuchsia is to ever succeed, Google will need to partner with other companies on developing their own Fuchsia-based hardware and software projects.

This week in Fuchsia Friday, we take a look at the various Google partners that have looked into Fuchsia OS, including familiar names like Samsung and Sony.

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Breakthrough research led by Auburn University professor fuels new product that forecasts long-term drought | Alabama NewsCenter

from Alabama Newscenter & Auburn University

This is not to say that great things aren’t happening at the “other” University in the state, it’s just that I don’t really recognize them, though I should.

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Surface reveals new holiday lineup and introduces a new category of dual-screen devices built for mobile productivity

Surface reveals new holiday lineup and introduces a new category of dual-screen devices built for mobile productivity:

These devices are awesome and inventive. If I had the money or was in their target market, I would absolutely want one or more of these items. But since I’m not, one can dream.

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Why Microsoft won’t unplug government agencies despite opposition to Trump policies | GeekWire

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From Wikipedia, who left out the other author in the main credit place, Carol Anne Browne

Why Microsoft won’t unplug government agencies despite opposition to Trump policies:

Microsoft has been known to go against the grain when it sees fit to do so. Actually, I’m kind of glad they are here. Easier said than done when you are a distant 2nd in the cloud space, but I still admire their stance on this, though part of me wouldn’t want to deal with anything this administration does.

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More than 60% of Ethereum nodes run in the cloud, mostly on Amazon Web Services | The Next Web

More than 60% of Ethereum nodes run in the cloud, mostly on Amazon Web Services | The Next Web

 

I guess there is no true way of getting around the centralization part of decentralized technologies. Just when you think that distributed nodes are a great thing, the party is always spoiled.

More than 60% of Ethereum nodes run in the cloud, mostly on Amazon Web Services

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John’s Crazy Socks spreads joy, shows power of hiring people with disabilities | Transform from Microsoft

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John and Mark Cronin, of John’s Crazy Socks H/T: Microsoft Transform blog.

This inspiring story slipped past my attention over the past week or so, but I am so glad I found it. Everyone has a talent; So thankful for the opportunity to highlight those who has nearly always been forgotten, but in today’s environment, might as well not even exist.

Then Cronin, who is 22 and has Down syndrome, reflected on his sartorial flair for colorful outfits and socks, a passion that began in fourth grade to the occasional shriek of his older brother: “Dad, you can’t let him go out like that!”

 

But Cronin’s fashion resolve led to his lightbulb idea for John’s Crazy Socks, a flourishing online store launched in late 2016. Based in Huntington, New York, the company has grown into a multi-million-dollar business with an inventory of more than 2,000 unique, cheerful and vibrant socks. They include socks with googly-eyed pineapples, smiling corgis, Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and trolls with hair you can comb.

 

“They’re fun, colorful, creative and let me be me,” Cronin says of his affinity for joyous footwear.

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Could basic income help the emancipation of people with disabilities?

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This is a 2-month-old article just brought to my attention by Scott Santens, an advocate for Universal Basic Income. What is happening right now is Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has made a bold proposal that has some roots in Basic Income but using the tax code to effect it (Lowrey, 2018 para. 2).

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