Hey hey there Public Access members, fans and readers! Last week, there was no Public Access Weekly post because I was taking a vacation and for the first time ever, I did not bring a computer along (which felt very strange). This week has gone by crazy fast, and today I have multiple meetings, and my parents are coming into town, and there’s a cat in our offices today so let’s just jump right in.
— Kerry Davis (@mskerryd) May 20, 2016
I totally was not kidding about the cat.
So! For those of you keeping track of geek holidays, tomorrow is International Talk Like Yoda Day and if changing your sentence structure, you are, then find this Yoda-Speak Generator handy, you will.
In community news, we have some sizable projects and upgrades rolling out to comments over the next week or so which means A) You should expect to see an updated version of the renowned Dinosaurs-and-Lasers posts appearing soon and B) If you volunteered to become a moderator, we will be contacting you about accessing tools.
Likewise, there will be some new resources for Public Access members available soon so if you’ve had questions about Public Access, really wanted to see a particular feature or have thoughts about the CMS now is the time to speak up! Leave a note in the comments here, or send us an email with your ideas.
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Motorola is bringing back the RAZR and folks. Are. Super. Thrilled. (That’s not sarcasm. People are legitimately excited.)
NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 will be released May 27th. That sound you hear is the heavy breathing of thousands of eager builders.
Google I/O was this week leading Devindra Hardawar to ask just what the hell is Google Assistant?
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We asked if any of you were Android N beta testers and got some interesting comments from users. If you’re an N beta tester, write us a review on how you like it, what’s great and what’s lacking so far… and for funsies, title your review with what you think the “N” should stand for.
Google and Levi’s are working on releasing a smart jacket next year — Would you wear it? Tell us why or why not, if you think it’s ridiculous, if you think this type of wearable tech will ever catch on and if we’re the only ones bothered by the vaguely circuitous route that the gentleman in the commercial takes on his bike (Why are you riding through Chinatown to get to the Parkside from the Caltrain station?!)
First person shooters aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and Nathan did a really good job in this article explaining why the violence in Battlefield 1 actually bothered him. Has a game ever made you feel uncomfortable? What was it and why?