Ep. 31 – For a Good Prime Call…

What do white girls and prime numbers have in common? They literally can’t even…

Oh math puns, how we love thee!

This week the guys stray from their normal love of Apple and Amazon to shower and praise the recent announcements from Google and last week’s I/O conference. Android M is coming, along with Google Everywhere, and major announcements in the world of V.R.

And it all looks amazing. It sounds that way at least.  Some of the potentially huge announcements in the upcoming Android M include refining application permissions to hopefully make it a lot easier (and less intimidating for non-techies) to figure out what an application will need to access on your mobile device to function.

Chrome is going to be fully baked into the OS as the defacto web browser! No more relying on potentially buggy or outdated browsers when calling and viewing web content outside of Chrome itself.

A new and improved “dozing” system will put your mobile device into a deeper sleep and learn when it needs to refresh based on how you use your device. That means much longer standby time and battery life. Google is claiming up to a 2x increase in battery life with this deep-sleep scheme in Android M versus Android L.

Google Now on Tap – context-aware Google Now cards will be available anywhere in Android M by merely holding down the home button for a moment!

Google Photos is now offering free, UNLIMITED storage for all photos under 16mp in size and video 1080p or lower in resolution. And added to this is Google amazing photo recognition engine that allows you to search your photos based on content in the actual photo itself! Magic!

There’s also Android Everywhere, Android Pay, and new V.R. initiatives that are coming that look equally impressive.

Jeff loves his Shure SE215 in-ear monitors (http://amzn.to/1FRhaoc)

Jacob loves the Internet-short Kung Fury. Seriously, go watch it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

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