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My wife's book is now available on Amazon:

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book-

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗
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Buying beer at Sheetz? What a time to be alive.

If you're not from PA, well, our state sucks when it comes to alcohol sales. There's only a few gas stations and grocery stores that sell beer. They get around the law by qualifying as a restaurant. Anyways, the Sheetz (gas station) in my town just became one of the few that sells beer. Woot!
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Happy Birthday +Google Photos!

Now 200 million of you are using Google Photos each month. We’ve delivered more than 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies, among other things. You’ve collectively freed up 13.7 petabytes of storage on your devices—it would take 424 years to swipe through that many photos! We’ve also applied 2 trillion labels, and 24 million of those have been for ... selfies.
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ZTE's Axon 7 is the first announced Google Daydream ready smartphone

Just last week the Googs said that Daydream smartphones would be coming #soon and ZTE was part of that announcement. The Axon 7 will be available later this year.
ZTE has announced its latest flagship, the ZTE Axon 7, and this Google Daydream-ready device will be available with some impressive specs for under $500 later this year.
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Google I/O 2016 recap

What was your favorite announcement from Google IO this year?

I'm going to have to say Google Assistant followed by Allo/Duo.
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I'm very excited for the first Google-made smartphone, a modular smartphone. The first Project Ara smartphone is going to be headed up by Rick Osterloh. It will be interesting to see where he takes the project and how he markets this to consumers. Apparently fashion companies and other brands are quite interested in the project.
I had exactly half an hour with four people from the Project Ara team at Google I/O to extract as much information as I could about the mission to actually launch a modular phone. So I rattled off...
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Currently jamming to this while mowing the grass. Is it beer o'clock yet?
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The VR 'backpack'

HP knows the world we live in...and the virtual one we're about to take part in. If you plan on getting a VR device like Oculus or HTC Vive that needs to be tethered to a computer, well, this might be for you.
HP's recently launched Omen gaming line will soon include a high-end PC that's also a backpack, designed for walking around in virtual reality. Because we live in a strange world, this is becoming...
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+Jeremy T. Not wii u all over cuz vr is fucking vr dude. You need to have tried it to appreciate it
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Google wins in fair use trial against Oracle. Dear Oracle, can we stop this bullshit now?
Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.
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Infamous iPhone jailbreaker Geohot is taking on Tesla.
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+Google Photos​ keeps getting better, now more ways to catalog and organize your photos with manually edited dates and times.
Web update: Easily adjust the date & time of multiple photos

You took a bunch of great photos with your camera. But when you uploaded them to Google Photos, you realized you forgot to correct the time zone after your last trip. So now you’re stuck with a disorganized photo library, and the thought of changing each time stamp individually makes your head hurt.

Thankfully, adjusting the time or date for a range of photos is now fast, easy, and intuitive.

On, just select the group of photos you’d like to adjust and click “Edit date & time” in the menu dropdown. You’ll be able to shift or set the time stamps, and preview the changes before saving.

In addition, you can now delete photos directly from an album – just select photos and click “Move to trash” in the menu dropdown.

These updates are rolling out now on
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Cool. I wish they would have included an option to set the location as well.
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    Windows, Linux and VMware Systems Administrator. Network and Firewall Administrator.
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    Information Technology Solutions Provider that delivered business aligned, end to end solutions and products to organizations whose success depended on information technology.
You can't fake passion.

I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask.

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Every Android Enthusiast wants to know what devices you’re currently rockin’. Here’s mine:

Android Phones:
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Derek is a senior Information Technology business professional with vast experience in virtual infrastructure design and administration, network engineering and architecture, enterprise customer support, systems design, disaster recovery planning, and help desk operations. Former IT entrepreneur, Derek is currently a network systems administrator at a Penn State University.

I use social networking to meet new exciting people, make new friends, stay up to day with old friends, express myself and engage in some great conversations that I wouldn't have normally had the opportunity. Over the past 17 years of my online life, I've made numerous online friends through various social communities and continue to talk to them, even the oldest ones, all of the time. I look forward to meeting you :)

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