Android 5.0 Lollipop release date: November 3rd. Hopefully Motorola will get the release out for the Moto X soon after November 3.
What's Apple doing with the iPad Mini 3? I am not sure Apple is committed to the iPad Mini. In fact, I believe if Steve Jobs were still alive and running Apple, there would not be an iPad Mini. The Mini is a response to the Google Nexus 7 and the reaction that it and other small screen tablets received, but I think it is going to be replaced by the larger screen smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note and the iPad 6 Plus. I wouldn't be surprised if the Mini were phased out starting at the end of 2015.
Gmail vs. Bigtop It is interesting to see Google continuing to try and "improve" email. Gmail's labels and archiving functions were somewhat revolutionary ideas at the time they were announced, and I look forward to seeing what Google has in store.
One of my pet peeves is tech Internet sites that write stories about kickstarters as if they are real products. Every kickstarter is an idea that is most likely not to become reality, but the stories that I see tend to make them sound like products you can go out and buy.
I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the Giants swept the Royals in the World Series. The Royals have been running on an emotional high for a long time, and sooner or later they are going to crash. Last night's loss is the first time they have faced adversity since the beginning of the Wild Card game.