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Google’s Project Fi – Two Years In

What is Project Fi? For those of you that haven’t heard of Project Fi before, I’m pleased to inform you about this product that Google offers.  Project Fi is Google’s MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) and Project Fi offers users nationwide cellular coverage in the US and free roaming abroad. How does this work? Google …

Google’s Duo is Finally Here, But Was it Worth the Wait?

Duo Announced at Google I/O 2016 The long awaited dedicated video chat app from Google arrived this past week.  I’ve tested it out and will report my findings here.  Duo was announced, along with it’s sister app Allo, at Google I/O 2016 and I was there. I remember thinking, ‘Why doesn’t Google just fix all …

Email notifications from Firebase

So I built a pretty new website for my company using Polymer and it looks great.  I have a contact submission form that saves user’s contact information in a Firebase database.  Firebase is great, it’s easy to set up, easy to use (once you learn NoSQL), provide seamless syncing between your website, Android and iOS apps, they will …

Download Your Music from Google Play

Getting ready for the Apocalypse? Preparing to go underground?  You just found out your ISP is going to start giving you a data cap on your home network?  Whatever your reason, have you ever wanted to download the music that you are storing in your Google Play account? If so, read on and I’ll walk …

I have the future sitting on my face!

So I picked up Glass on July 12th at the downtown office in San Francisco.  For my first impression I was a little underwhelmed.  Don’t hang up!!  I think I felt underwhelmed because first off the doors were locked and I could barely get into the Google office (Don’t they know who I am!), I …

Setting up NAS with Auto Backups on the rPi

Edit – Logmein killed Pirvoxy, so this part of the article no longer work. 🙁  Now I use OpenVPN, it’s cleaner anyway.   Alright here’s the follow up to my last post, Share WiFi to Wired Connection with Ubuntu. So I set up the rPi with rdesktop, gedit, ntfs-3g, Samba, Hamachi, Privoxy and rsync to build my …