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Update: Factory and OTA images are now available for the Nexus Player.

It seems like it was just yesterday that the first Android N Developer Preview was released, but the Mountain View company has today begun seeding Developer Preview 2. We’re frantically installing the update on our Nexus devices and working on a full list of all the new features, but for now here are some quick download links…

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Snapchat has been on a roll lately introducing bigger and more creative updates to their social network. From introducing custom geofilters, to a massive overhaul in their chat system, they show no signs of slowing down. Today’s update takes video interactions a step further by allowing you to “pin” stickers and emojis to moving objects in video. The update will be rolling out to Android today and soon to iOS.

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Nat & Lo’s last video detailed Google Now’s more natural sounding voice, and now their latest takes a tour of Terra Bella, Google’s recently rebranded satellite company. The video offers a good primer on the making and operation of satellites, as well as the company’s plan to launch a constellation of them by year’s end.

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Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, has announced $20M in funding spread across 30 non-profits that are developing technology to assist disabled people. The projects range from 3D-printed prosthetic limbs through smartglasses for the blind to a low-cost way to convert standard wheelchairs into powered ones.

We’re supporting forward-thinking nonprofits with big ideas that use technology to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. As part of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, we awarded 29 amazing grantees with $20 million in grants to help address accessibility challenges all over the world—and now, we’re helping them bring their projects to life … 

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