Third-party launchers won’t be able to use Android Q’s new gesture navigation at launch

At today’s announcement of Android Q Beta 5, Google revealed that it was going to move custom launchers off of the new gesture navigation system as of Beta 6, defaulting to the old three-button method if you use one. While that might sound like a reason to worry, this change is merely an “an unfortunate, yet short-term inconvenience” in Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy’s words. Google has confirmed it will bring gesture support for third-party launchers “in a post-launch update” for Android Q.

Part of this issue likely stems from the fact that Google, for whatever reason, has elected to make many of its navigation-related changes part of the launcher. The new recents/multitasking menu, for example, implemented with Android 9 Pie’s two-button gesture system requires launcher support to work…

LAPD pioneered predicting crime with data. Many police don’t think it works

The Los Angeles Police Department took a revolutionary leap in 2010 when it became one of the first to employ data technology and information about past crimes to predict future unlawful activity. Other departments around the nation soon adopted predictive policing techniques.

But the widely hailed tool the LAPD helped create has come under fire in the last 18 months, with numerous departments dumping the software because it did not help them reduce crime and essentially provided information already being gathered by officers patrolling the streets.

After three years, “we didn’t find it effective,” Palo Alto police spokeswoman Janine De la Vega said. “We didn’t get any value out of it. It didn’t help us solve crime.” The Mountain View, Calif., Police Department spent more than $60,000 on the program between 2013 and 2018. “We tested the software and eventually subscribed to the service for a few years, but ultimately the results were mixed and we discontinued the service in June 2018,” spokeswoman Katie Nelson said in a statement…



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Shinobazu Wonder 12 – 明治アーティストの離合聚散 + Liquid Galaxy

上野という美術の戦場(博覧会、展覧会、競技会など)で表現を競い、時に新たな理想を掲げて独立し、「離合聚散」しながら芸術活動を続けた彼らの軌跡をデジタル技術(Liquid Galaxy および AR)を交えてお見せします。しのばずエリアで紡がれた彼らのネットワークや芸術との格闘にまつわる物語を、展示やまち歩きを通してご体験ください。あなただけの「ワンダーアーティスト」を見つける仕掛けを用意して、会場でお待ちしています。

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Liquid Galaxy LAB

Liquid Galaxy

Before Installation

Install the lsb-core and lsb packages for Ubuntu 16.04 : $ sudo apt install lsb-core and $ sudo apt install lsb. Update the package database : $ sudo apt update. Upgrade you system using the “-f” parameter .This will attempt to correct a system which has broken dependencies: $ sudo apt upgrade -f .


The installation script ( is intended to be used with Ubuntu. It might not work with other distributions.

Tested with:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 15.10

Distribution installation details:

Machine name: lgX (x = screen number*)
Username: lg

* set them clockwise (i.e. lg4 lg5 lg1 lg2 lg3). lg1 is always the master.

Other details such as the account name or user password are not relevant, write whatever. As a general rule, autologin can be set on the installation, however it is not mandatory since it will be done by the script later.


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