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How To Add Wireless Charging To Any Device

With just a few off-the-shelf parts, you can add wireless charging to any portable device!

Parts used (AFFILIATE LINKS):
Qi Wireless Charging Receiver: http://amzn.to/2se8NEC
Omoton Case for Moto X Pure: http://amzn.to/2sPUPpi
Choetech Wireless Charger: http://amzn.to/2sdDTw9

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“Shaving Mirror” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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okay so today we’re going to look at a

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very simple non hack that you can do

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more of more of a pro tip that you can

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do to turn a non wirelessly charging

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phone into a Qi compliant wireless

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charging phone that you can use with

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pretty much anything available market

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now I have tried this already with a

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piece of trash deal right there and of

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course it wasn’t she complained so do

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not recommend what you should do you

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should do the smart way and grab

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yourself a party grab this the case in

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the case of patriotism

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so I got the helmet on case here and you

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can see overview of that I’ll put a link

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somewhere as you can see the view of the

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case it’s a good little case that with

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no cream for a protective mouthpiece

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fishing form and then sort of a harder

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hair

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so the Carter classic partnership

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it’s nice because it steps look it

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allows the phones except last slide

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expenses which going to be imperative if

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we’re going to get a good connection and

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then I got this wireless charger on

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Amazon for in a couple bucks it’s not a

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big deal decreasing all over the place

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make sure you get one that she compliant

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as most of them are the long time most

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of them so I think this is a super

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simple not not even a real hack so we’ve

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got our little charging pad as you see

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it’s got the key icon air so you do know

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that it is Qi compliant or at least we

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hope that is Qi compliant you know but

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all we got to do is just plug this

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little guy here into BA and I’m going to

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actually put it I’m actually going to

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put the charger down here towards the

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bottom not actually going to Center it

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up on the phone on this particular model

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simply because you’re going to create

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there’s a little bit of thickness here

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with there’s a little circuit board in

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here and of course the antenna that adds

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a little bit of thickness so I’m going

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to stick it down here where the phone

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curves in just so it doesn’t create the

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bulge on the back of the phone that

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would allow that would make the phone

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sit and rock and do all the annoying

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things anyway so then so all we’re going

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to do is just place that there they’re

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going to that

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[Music]

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over them play nice and or Center down

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there on top slide enter squishy parked

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over that have an enforce lift the

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harder outer shot onto a mic back now we

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have a Moto X pure a little extra beep –

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that looks perhaps to it but it is it is

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flat on the back that’s nice it’s kind

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of nice weight – I like I like kind of

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this bp4 debuff that’s throwback to the

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old track very like – mom you know

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pulling up inside your head Zack Morris

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phone anyway so I liked a little bit of

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weight there it adds a substantial bit

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there and when I’m when I’m traveling

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when I’ve got this gun mounted it

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doesn’t shake quite so much just get a

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little more inertia to

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so that’s that and it really that is

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that is all there is to it is very

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simple hack I’ll throw it on the charger

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here so you can see what happens so here

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we have a G compliant charger that I

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picked up at IKEA me has this section

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from ten bucks on the way over there I

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don’t really care but it works we got to

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do is just stick that on there and as

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you see it’s now charging I mean that’s

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really all you got to do so if you liked

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the video and I’ll give it a thumbs up

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share with your friends and of course

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you know always subscribe that’s pretty

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cool too and until next time Cali oh

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yeah

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Oh

 

Omoton Moto X Pure/Style Case Unbox & Review

The Omoton cases offer great quality on a budget. This is a dual-layer case offering a shock-absorbing polyurethane inner layer surrounded by a rigid polycarbonate outer shell, and it fixes the biggest “feature” of the Moto X Pure: it’s curved back!

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Tech teardowns, repairs, and reviews; sketches; how-to; games; and lots of other interesting geekery. At least one new video per month! Thanks for watching, and be sure to like, share, and subscribe!

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I ordered this from Amazon

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it’s the omelet on Moto X pure case this

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is it’s like ten bucks on Amazon stuff

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like that and it promises to give you a

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flat back now if I just get blasting

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open promises to give you a flat back on

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your phone which can be useful for

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things like wireless charging okay so

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it’s in the box and then it comes in

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this kind of a plastic zipper top kind

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of bag here and when I feel hard just a

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business card

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Oh gonna come a little mock up going

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inside it’s got a nice feel to it it’s

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not it’s not super slick but it’s not

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like you know doesn’t feel like hard

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tough plastic so you know that’s or

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whatever it’s got this put the two-piece

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here

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thank you so it is a two-piece case and

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okay so you know you’ve got you’ve got

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this soft internal part and then you

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have this harder and you know it’s

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pretty rigid you know fairly rigid so

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it’s pretty you know seems like it’s a

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seems like it’s okay now you got some

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some weird sort of like I guess these

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are drip marks or something like that

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from where it was I assumed this was an

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extrusion but I’m not entirely certain

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looks like it may have been stamped into

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the shape so probably what this is and

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we’re just you know hot stamp you know

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press it into place of course it presses

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in this little lot with little branding

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knots you know which one it goes to of

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course it matches the inside of this one

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here so first things first is as we put

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this guy inside here and you know if

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it’s pretty snug

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it’s pretty stuff it is not form-fitting

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as you see I’m thinking there was going

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to be a spacer or something here but

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there’s there’s not there’s just the

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booster just a void here and I don’t

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know if I like them or not

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I will probably do something here to

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[Music]

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shore that up a little bit but there’s a

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little bit of a void there and then if

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we take that and we can snap that right

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over it

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you know the little beefier feels beep

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here now and doesn’t feel quite as bad

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right there where that point is but it’s

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definitely beefier it’s definitely

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heavier than this little guy is falling

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apart if you got buttons right here so

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you’ve got nice access to your power

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your plus and minus volume hold that

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down and that turns the screen on just

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fine it actually feels a little bit

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better than the buttons on here which

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are raised and they tended to not hit

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the button right so that feels a little

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bit better

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our button works just fine and volume

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seems to work really nicely so looks

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like we’re good at nice access to the

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power power supply port the USB port

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yeah everything seems to be good you got

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got your camera and your flash

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everything none of this is actually

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impeded by anything that’s just open

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well there’s your head from your

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headphone jack right there and that’s

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available there’s no flaps or anything

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to really deal with here the real test

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is going to come from carrying into my

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pocket and of course when it starts to

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get warmer carrying having this mounted

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in the windshield of my car

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I normally do see how well this stands

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up to heat and ultraviolet so I will

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report back on that when I get there

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Tallyho yell

How To Replace A Nexus 5 Battery

Atari shows you how to replace a Nexus 5 battery. The technique is simple and can be applied to any phone from a Moto X to an iPhone 6!

No, Your iPhone Was Never Only $200

Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone, but if you’re looking to pre-order it this weekend, you may find that it costs $650—a far cry from the $200 it cost on a lot of older phone plans. I have some bad news for you: your phone never cost only $200.

Source: No, Your iPhone Was Never Only $200

Man happy after cheap smartphone downgrade

I wholeheartedly agree with this man’s opinions. A cheaper, decently-powered phone can be much less of a headache and provide more customisation options than the priciest of flagships. Despite my love affair with Nexus, my next phone may retail for less than $200.

Source: Man happy after cheap smartphone downgrade

Neptune: An Almost-Crazy Idea for Upending the Smartphone Ecosystem | WIRED

Neptune, a new startup launching today, believes the era of the smartphone is headed towards an end. “The current wearables space is best summarized as a master/slave relationship,” says Simon Tian, Neptune’s boyish founder, who is all of 20 years old. In his formulation, the phone is the master, and all wearables are the slaves, simply borrowing from the power and capabilities of the phone. “The smart watch actually just proves you’re also a slave to your phone. Imagine when it’s out of sight. You freak out!” Tian says.

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