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You should do a Google Security Checkup and not just because they will give you 2GB of extra drive storage for doing it today.
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This is handy.
 
While Gogo can redirect Web requests to its own login page, the same way most hotel Wi-Fi behaves until you pay up, it hasn't been able to block non-Web services coming from Google.

Interesting. I wasn't aware of this.
Q. I didn't pay for the WiFi on a recent flight, but the Google apps on my phone worked anyway. How could that happen? A. For some time now, travel bloggers have noted that flights offering Gogo's inflight
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I've been waiting for this since the week after I got my chromecast. This is so fantastic.
 
Google isn't officially attending CES, but it looks like they're trying to crash the party anyway.
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I was JUST searching for such a thing!
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This one is new to me. From Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, this is Devil's Harvest American Pale Ale. It's tag line is "A devilishly dank dry hopped ale."

It's a very nice pale ale. The right amount of hops and bitterness with a dryness that is perhaps typical of American pale ales? I seriously don't know what that means. Definitely worth a try if you find yourself in Mississippi (or Louisiana, where I found it.) 
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+Beau Champion Then it would just be a pale ale, UK IPAs are hoppy, but not nearly as strong as americans tend to make em (double malted, then hopped to hell and back to cover the sweeteness).. 
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Another free album?  Why not?

Direct link: http://goo.gl/b7O99A
 
Don't like Lorde or Imagine Dragons? Maybe this is more your speed.
In the last month Google has offered up the Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape, Lorde's Pure Heroine, and Night Visions by Imagine Dragons entirely for free. ... by Bertel King, Jr. in Deals, News
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hell yeah!!
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$6 in Google play credit for owning a chromecast.  Happy V day from +Google
 
Google, you spoil us. 
The Chromecast is not an expensive device, and it's even cheaper when you consider all the free stuff Google has given out to owners since it was released.... by Ryan Whitwam in Chromecast, Deals, News
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Rebirth Pale Ale, NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA

A pretty decent Pale Ale. I find that it sufficiently distinguishes itself from a typical pale ale. I don't feel that I can very accurately describe it, so I guess you should just try it if you get the chance! 😁
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Looks good. I could do with a good pale ale here soon.
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Irish Channel Stout, NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA

The description on the back of this beer describes it perfectly.  I don't drink many stouts, but this one has definite porter qualities to it.  Delicious coffee and chocolate notes with a definite roasted quality.  Quite Tasty!  Only available on tap (not many places have it on tap - you aren't going to sell this in great quantities) or in a 4-pack of pint cans (British style!).
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God bless +Google Play​. I will take as many free movies (that I don't have to find a shelf for) as I can get. 
The Lord of the Rings trilogy released in the early 2000s remains a testament to the way films can make worlds come alive right before your eyes. J.R.R. To... by Bertel King, Jr. in Deals, News
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In today's edition of "what did we do before the internet?"

I could not get one of my movies from +Google Play to play when downloaded to my tablet.  This is a problem because I use said tablet to let my 3 year old watch movies on road trips.  Of course this only seemed to affect his favorite movie.  

As one does, I contacted the Google Play movie folks and requested a callback.  I received a call about a minute later (super prompt) from a hyper young man who stumbled over most of the things he told me and proceeded to tell me that at some point I had downloaded this movie onto one of my devices and that I could never download said movie onto another device.  Furthermore, there was no way to reset this lock nor for him to tell me what device I had supposedly downloaded it to.  He said that refunding my purchase and repurchasing the movie would reset the lock but that he couldn't refund my money because it was past the 30 day window. When I tried to ask questions, he cut me off.  

I asked to speak to his supervisor.  He (of course) informs me that I will be told the same thing he has said.  I said, "Give me your supervisor."

While waiting for the supervisor, I turned to my trusted friend Google.  In about 2 seconds I found a support page explaining that a movie purchased from +Google Play can be downloaded on UP TO FIVE DEVICES to be watched offline.

After being connected to the supervisor, I explained my experience with the previous customer service rep (who I later found out was sitting a foot away from her) in pretty specific detail.  Then I went on about my problem, which she responded to in much the same way her employee did.  I responded with the verbatim text from their support page (which I had to repeat - does no one there actually listen to the customer?) which prompted her to put me on hold and contact a "specialist" who basically told her that I was right and they weren't sure why I was getting the error I called about.  She came back and refunded my purchase and told me that repurchasing it should solve my issue.  She said that she was going to work with the specialist to figure out the problem.

I further pressed to make sure that she would instruct her employees that they were giving out BAD INFORMATION to their customers.  She assured me that they would correct it.

TL;DR - If you think you are being jerked around by someone you purchased something from, push them to make it right.  If you don't believe what they are telling you, use their own website to back up your claim.  It works.
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+The Home Depot​ just sent me an email titled "We have what you're looking for!" It contains a link to a product I've been looking at. The link takes me to the listing which says it's out of stock.

That would be a fail. 👎
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Go +Eric Schmidt​!
Following on from the recent release of its Chrome browser in Cuba, Google is expanding its product offerings in the Communist state. The company is launching Google Play and Google ...
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I have used this place several times for packaging/mailing and printing (usually invitations). I have been very happy with the level of service and quality of the work. Their prices are fair and their staff is great to work with. I have a friend who does my custom design work, but their staff seems very knowledgeable and I would use them if I didn't have a personal connection.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I stopped in here with my wife and two year old while sightseeing on 16th street. My expectations weren't very high, but I was definitely impressed. My dish (chicken bacon Mac and cheese) and my wife's (steak taco appetizer) were delicious and generous portions. I smoked several beers and all were good. The waitress did a very good job. The only thing preventing five stars is the prices. They aren't bad for downtown Denver, but they aren't a bargain.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I have been wanting to try this place for a while. I thought it would be a fun place to take visitors from Houston since they always take us to interesting and delicious restaurants there. When I saw on Facebook that they were participating in Restaurant Week, I made reservations. Side note: I ended up needing to alter the reservations and the employee who answered the phone was very nice and welcoming. They had a small but nice selection of beers on tap, highlighting the local microbrews. I was happy about that. I ordered a three course meal from the Restaurant Week selections. My cane salad was nice. The ingredients were fresh and well balanced. Little did I know that my experience had just peaked. My entree, shrimp and grits, was unimpressive. It didn't taste bad, but it was very underwhelming. The shrimp were small and had been frozen. For a restaurant in South Louisiana that shouts about LOCAL, this was very surprising. They garnished the dish with rosemary which led to an overwhelming flavor of rosemary in the food that it had touched. The grits were okay, but a little on the stiff side. For dessert I had the fried cheesecake. I'm not sure if this was a restaurant week special, but it was a little on the small side. I also found it to be a little lacking in flavor. I wiped all of the sauce off of my plate in order to get some flavor into the dish. When the bill arrived, my beer had cost me $6.75! I'm glad I only had one! The most that beer would cost you anywhere else in town is $5, which is inflated. Most places have it for $4. I had high expectation for this place and maybe that was my mistake. I won't say that I'll never go back, but I'm going to want some evidence that things have changed.
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I emailed Allied (and a few others) about tires for my wife's car. Their responses were great and speedy. They emailed me when the tires arrived so that I could get them installed. It took about an hour. I will definitely use them again.
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My favorite Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is not your typical "tex-mex." The tortilla and bean soups are very good. The alambres is amazing.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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