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+Google Chrome​ needs a material design makeover. I shouldn't have to reach the top right corner on these huge phones to start a new tab or other stuff. #makeithappen
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As much as I dislike Samsung, mostly because of software, I would DEFINITELY be interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy S6 GPe (Google Play edition). Wouldn't you?

Seriously +Samsung Mobile USA  make this GPe happen!

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Indeed, my Nexus 5 is running well.
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This is one of the reasons for why I got a Moto 360: wireless charging. Just plop it down on a charging pad and let it do its magic. Doesn't hurt that it's also the best looking #androidwear watch to date. 
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Two things that are not surprising about the Super Bowl's last play:

1) It's not surprising that Coach Pete Carroll decided to put the ball in the hands in his Golden Boy (Russell Wilson) to win the game, instead of in the belly of his workhorse (and the league's #1 back) (Marshawn Lynch). Part of the team discontent all year has been the fate of Lynch as a Seahawk. Lynch wasn't going to "get paid" until Wilson "got his." While Wilson is a valuable player for the Seahawks, Lynch is one of this "once in a lifetime" kind of running backs. 

That said, after watching the many reviews, it's not a terrible play call. It's all about match-ups. Pats brought in their goal-line defense. Seeing that, I can see how Wilson doesn't check out of the play. He's probably thinking that it's going to work. You could blame Lockette, as well. He didn't commit to that ball as hard as Butler did to intercepting it. Watch Lockette's explosion off the line. Slow out of the gate, expecting the ball will be there. He didn't attack it. No surprise that that play failed. It ended up being about who wanted it more. The Pats did, which brings me to...

2) It's not surprising that the Pats made a play there. Consider this, Butler isn't even the starting defensive back. He was subbed into the formation. How many plays has he run in that position? Maybe a less than a handful? But here's the telling point, in his post-game interview: "I studied." That's the mark of a well-coached, high-expectation, situationally prepared team. From the starters on down, they're studying. Butler said when he saw the stack, he forecasted a pick play. So, when he saw the slot go over top, with an instinct, he shot the corner. Result: interception.

That said, the last defensive play was deceptive because there were certainly some holes in the Pats defense, in terms of execution. If asked, they'd probably say, "We could've done some things better." At the end of the day, the Pats put together more plays thanks to Super Bowl record breaking QB, Tom Brady. I think what's amazing is that this isn't a team full of super stars. Yeah, there's Brady and Revis, but it's made up of guys that were low in the draft (Edelman), undrafted FA (Butler) and others. The Pats beat the #1 defense in the NFL.

Great game! #goPats
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Here's what I know: The Seattle OC just threw his receiver under the bus for not "going harder" to the ball. I don't know why they didn't check out of the play. My guess is that Wilson didn't have the option (or freedom, as Brady or Manning might have) to do so. You could tell, mechanically, from how Wilson threw the ball, he wasn't sold on the read or the throw.

In terms of going WR vs. CB, it was a "pick" play. So, they planned on the pick giving them the spacing and safety to throw that quick slant. They didn't suspect that the Pats would be "prepared" to jump that route. In this case, the Seattle coaches made the same critical mistake that many coaches make against the Pats -- not realizing how well studied the Pats are.

Belicheck not using his time-outs could be for various reasons:

1) He had confidence that his personnel had the better match up for that play. In that case, if it works, the play is stopped and time runs down. The only option after a stopped run is a FG. There was only 30-some seconds left at that point.

2) He had confidence that, if it goes to Lynch and he scores quickly, there's 30-some seconds to put the ball back in Brady's hands with their complement of time-outs to put Gostowski in FG range. Down 4 points, if the Seahawks score, a subsequent FG would result in a tie and OT. 

3) Belichick said he was planning on using a time-out after the result of that play, whether pass or run.

This much is true: it was a real chess match. In this case, Carroll being who he is, gambled TOO big and lost big. From a fan perspective, he made a bad call, but from a coaching perspective, if it succeeds, Wilson is MVP and the Seahawks are SB champs. No one would be questioning it. Just like how no one is questioning Belichick's use of time-outs now!
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Seriously, let's get her on the map. She's seriously good.
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My re-stickered G1 Jetfire. Unfortunately, the plastics suffered some yellowing over the years. Any ideas how to restore the white? 
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Yeah, that's the last time I re-sticker anything. Peeling off the old stuff, removing the residue and then reapplying 60 stickers! Ridiculous. But I'm glad it turned out okay. You've got to hermetically seal these things. I don't remember it being so yellow.
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New track day goal for 2015, this move:

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This is good news.
Google has officially signed a partnership with Softcard, the mobile payments solution backed by major US wireless carriers. The deal, first reported by Recode, comes amid rumors that Google plans...
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Big news! Hopefully more 3rd party apps come on board. It just gets smarter and smarter. #whocaresaboutprivacy  
 
HUGE update to +Google+ Now!
Google Now has probably been one of the best features the company brought to Android over the last few years, and today it's getting a big update. The company just announced that it will now allow...
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This might be the Chromebook I get. I've been clamoring for a 14-15" 1080p Chromebook with Intel guts.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/4/7491951/ces-2015-acer-chromebook-15-hands-on
Acer kicked off its CES yesterday by announcing the $249 Chromebook 15, a new Chromebook laptop that — for now at least — is the biggest one you can buy. We just got our hands on it here in Las...
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IPS screen is a bonus. Agreed, I might take the plunge on this one.
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T-Mobile making another splash. If you're on a Simple Choice plan of 3GB or higher, you can stash your data for a year to an unlimited amount. Boom! Another pain point alleviated.
 
Starting now, we're not asking you to waste your unused high speed data. Put it in your #DataStashhttp://t-mo.co/16pEbBu
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Dr. Hope performed a microdiscectomy on my L5-S1. He was absolutely wonderful. Would highly recommend this highly rated physician. If you're going to have this kind of surgery, it's best to get it done by an neurosurgeon rather than an orthopedist.
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I want to personally thank and appreciate the folks in the Pre-Owned Sales department; in particular, Tommy Dorsey and Jennifer Carrel. Having sold cars, I can tell you that these two are two of the best sales people I've ever been around. They truly understand the value of customer service by actually serving the customer, rather than treating them like a number (or an "up" to be converted). I purchased a 2014 Subaru from them and needed to trade in my 2009 VW. Tommy and Jennifer worked tirelessly, through the late night, to hammer out a reasonable deal for me. All wasn't perfect with the car though. When I drove the car off the lot, I had noticed some tire noise that hadn't dissipated after a week of driving. Tommy and Jennifer arranged for the car to be looked at under the TB4L program -- extended not to just new cars, but their pre-owned cars as well. Upon determining that there was indeed an issue with the tires, Tommy and Jennifer went above and beyond AGAIN, by reimbursing me the purchase for replacement tires! Who does that? I also have to make special commendation of the Service Department, in particular, Dino Muller. When I brought the car in to inspect the issue, his well-mannered, polite and knowledgeable disposition made the entire process a pleasure. How many places can you say that about? Ted Britt Chevrolet in Chantilly has an extremely warm, cooperative and servicing staff. I would HIGHLY recommend going there for you next car purchase, finance and service! Thank you, Ted Britt Chevrolet for making my first pre-owned car purchase a pleasant experience! May more business come your way!
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Had the spicy coconut noodle soup and it was decent. Light on the meat. Wife had the Wagamama ramen and she said it was decent. Kids had the grilled noodle with chicken and the chicken was terribly dry. Overall it was above average.
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Always good here. Love Ledo's.
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Most authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the area. The closest stuff to my mom's cooking. Cha gio is very good. They also do banh mi as well as bun dishes.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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