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Like Minds is a fresh look at our near future.  It tells the story of three very different people, a gamer, a programmer, and an FBI Agent who's stories twist together when they attempt to stop a ruthless serial killer.  In this future, technology has taken big steps forward influencing the familiar face of the world we know today with the pervasiveness of augmented reality, atomic vitalization, artificial reality, and artificial intelligence.
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For the first time in years, Hasbro mentioned Dungeons & Dragons on today's first quarter 2015 earnings call and it was good news.
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My lamp projects elvish script onto the wall.  I think I discovered the #OneLamp to rule them all. #muahahahaha 
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Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35
Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There's a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town... The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip..
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For that geek on your Christmas list.
The paper version of Like Minds is now available along side the eBook. There's even special pricing if you want to pick up the paper version and the eBook. It is weighs in at 2.5 lbs and 556 pages of adventure. Check it out a...
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Like Minds Geek Fiction Now Available
Today  Like Minds  is finally published.   Like Minds  is a near future science fiction thriller that includes AI, Augmented Reality, the FBI, and even a serial killer.  After working on the book for over a decade, I'm really excited to announce that the  e...
Today Like Minds is finally published.  Like Minds is a near future science fiction thriller that includes AI, Augmented Reality, the FBI, and even a serial killer.  After working on the book for over a decade, I'm really exc...
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Answers to the big question, "What does a geocache look like" in 19 pictures! Share with new geocachers and add you own pictures.
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The first chapter is available on the website for a quick peek. Like Minds is a new take on our near future with augmented reality MMOs, murder, mystery, and adventure. It's getting 5-star reviews!
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As a fellow Science Fiction geek I've written a book that takes a look a few years into our future at what the world might be like.  Check it out if you think Augmented Reality, gaming, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, murder, mystery, and fantasy adventure all rolled into one story sounds interesting.  The first chapter is up on the linked site.

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When he woke up Saul expected to spend his day programming The World, an atomic simulation of reality. Instead, he discovers the young hacker he had chatted with only hours before is the latest victim of a serial killer. Before the day is over, he will discover that he is not only the killer's next target, but he is also the FBI's prime suspect. Saul's world begins to unravel as he reaches out of his isolation for help.

FBI agent Janet Slaite is assigned to lead the investigation into the serial killer and finds that her own world begins to crash around her sending her on the run for her life.

Miles away Trobden sets off on an adventure in the augmented reality world of StreetQuest that overlays a fantasy realm onto the real world. He heads off with his clan after riches through the transformed streets of Chicago and discovers a part of the game that was only whispered of in legends.

All three minds are wrapped up together in a deadly adventure none of them could have imagined that would change their lives and their world forever.
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As a fellow Sci-Fi and Fantasy geek I've written a book that incorporates the best of both into an epic adventure.  Check it out if you think Augmented Reality, gaming, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, murder, mystery, and fantasy adventure all rolled into one story sounds interesting.  The first chapter is up on the linked site.

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When he woke up Saul expected to spend his day programming The World, an atomic simulation of reality. Instead, he discovers the young hacker he had chatted with only hours before is the latest victim of a serial killer. Before the day is over, he will discover that he is not only the killer's next target, but he is also the FBI's prime suspect. Saul's world begins to unravel as he reaches out of his isolation for help.

FBI agent Janet Slaite is assigned to lead the investigation into the serial killer and finds that her own world begins to crash around her sending her on the run for her life.

Miles away Trobden sets off on an adventure in the augmented reality world of StreetQuest that overlays a fantasy realm onto the real world. He heads off with his clan after riches through the transformed streets of Chicago and discovers a part of the game that was only whispered of in legends.

All three minds are wrapped up together in a deadly adventure none of them could have imagined that would change their lives and their world forever.
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Brilliant tinkerer and smart fellow, +John Ellis  has this awesome project that's getting some worthwhile press.
 
The Garage Security project received front-page billing on +HACKADAY this morning. Excited to see it in my newsfeed - this has been a great project to hack with and I hope this spreads the desire to tinker with it.
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An amazing advancement in personal technology.  It may not just be for selfies in a few years.  Traffic, Search and Rescue, Pet care, who knows where this will go.
 
Toss the tiny drone, it takes your picture and promptly returns. This actually exists now! http://ow.ly/GX1MX
Moving from concept to reality, the small wristband drone dazzled the CES crowd and tech community.
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Christian, Technologist, Cloud Computing Guru, Geek++, @vmfoo
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Ben Miller lives in Indiana with his family .  He is a co-founder of Bluelock where he continues to work to bring new cloud solutions to market.  Ben can be found posting tech articles to his blog at Lots of Cool Geeky Things and contributing to general cloud blogs and articles.  You can follow him at: @vmfoo on twitter.
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