Ben Rogers

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In this episode Ben and Mark cover everything that happened at Google IO 2015. The new Android M features, the Android Wear improvements, the new apps, the huge list of upcoming tech, and much much more. Ben feels a need to purchase a Google Cardboard set, while Mark digs into how Google is gathering data from more sources than ever.

So go and take a photo of fries, upload it to Google Photos, download it on your watch… this episode is all all about Google.

 

 

Companion Blog – follow along with the audio and check out pictures and videos of everything we mention below:

 

That Lacoste Alligator:

Lacoste Alligator

 

 

The actual Lacoste Garden Centre that Ben went to:

 

Ben is a plant parent now and planted these nice succulents:

BenRogersWPG Planted Succulent

 

How to pronounce rooibos (I was close!):

 

 

The luxury of Android Auto

 

The What You Gunna Do Guy in Android M:

Android M What You Gunna Do Guy

 

The annoyance of the Android Lollipop Contextual Volume

The annoyance of the Android Lollipop Contextual Volume

 

 

Android Doze and how amazing it is for battery life

 

Android Wear timeline of watches produced:

Android Wear timeline of watches produced at Google IO

 

Android Wear’s new Wrist Gestures

Android M’s new blocking mode and do not disturb modes

 

The new Android M dark theme and dynamic theme options:

The new Android M dark theme and dynamic theme options

 

TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher – lets you show iOS notification counts on icons:

TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher - lets you show iOS notification counts on icons

 

Photos by Google. The coolest app for collecting and analyzing your photos:

Photos App by Google

 

Results of Ben searching for fries on Google Photos:

Results of Ben Searching for Fries on Google Photos

 

 

The best song. True Survivor by David Hasselhoff:

 

Kung Fury, the 30 minute explosion movie!

 

 

Google Now on Tap:

Google Now on Tap

 

 

Sonny Rollins:

Sonny Rollins pwiddle-loo-pwiddle-loo-baap

 

 

Google Cardboard (new edition):

Google Cardboard (new edition)

 

 

Social media consultant, web content manager, social media coordinator, developer, public speaker, photographer, blogger.