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My wife's book is now available on Amazon: http://goo.gl/lDtjzH

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- http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985247843/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=katiebeers-20

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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Vizio devices now have support for Google Home

My kids have been using this for a while to Cast Netflix to the Vizio TV in the Family Room. They don't use the remote any longer. It's hilarious. What a time to be alive.
Vizio today announced that they've added Google Home support to their various SmartCast products. These include sound bars, TVs, wireless speakers, and more.
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Lenovo didn't realize they could destroy Motorola and still be successful...shocking.

In an extensive report published by The Wall Street Journal, Lenovo Group Ltd.’s CEO Mr. Yang Yuanqing is quoted as saying:

"We underestimated the differences of the culture and the business model."


Lenovo has accepted that it underestimated the efforts that reviving Motorola as a global brand would be. Read on to know more about the report!
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Google+ update! Events are back! (And more.)
 
You asked, we listened. From helping you see more of the comments, photos and posts that matter to bringing back Events, check out how we’re making the new Google+ work better for you: https://goo.gl/urfBS8
From better commenting, to showing you more of what matters, to bringing back Events, we’re making a bunch of improvements to Google+ based on your feedback.
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The all new +NVIDIA Shield Android TV is now available https://goo.gl/S2Nym0

I love my generation one Shield TV and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get an Android TV. That said, Android TV isn't for everyone and Chromecast would be sufficient for most people. But, if you're looking to do a little more, such as gaming, running your own media server, and want Google Assistant, this may be your media device.




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Facebook hopes to tackle Fake News in Germany

Apparently 'Fake New's is highly prevalent, or at least it was, on Facebook during the US election. Many people weren't able to tell the difference between a popular website and a random no-name website setup in random parts of the world that they had never heard of before. That's shocking and sad... but that's another rant. Anyways, Facebook hopes to combat these bad sites this time around for the German election.

#thanksrussia
Facebook will begin rolling out its fake news filter in Germany, The Financial Times reports, where lawmakers have expressed growing concern over the spread of fabricated news stories and Russian...
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HTC halfbeak leaks again, shows us yuuuuuge bezels

HTC's upcoming Android Wear smartwatch dubbed halfbeak, which I recall leaking a year and a half ago, finally shows it's ugly face to the world in a series of leaked photos. Hopefully this is an unfinished prototype.
HTC's Android Wear watch, codenamed Halfbeak, leaked back in October on Chinese social network Weibo. Since then, we haven't heard a peep from the Taiwanes... by Phil Oakley in Android Wear, HTC, News
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It would not be a HTC product if it did not have yuge bezels... Unfortunately...
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You can now chat with Aeden from Westworld on your Google Home.

https://twitter.com/WestworldHBO/status/821810397762097154?s=09
Sign up · Log in · Westworld – Verified account @WestworldHBO. Delos has always been pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Ask #GoogleHome to talk to Aeden at #Westworld today. 0:22. 12:04 PM - 18 Jan 2017. 45 Retweets200 Likes. Reply to @WestworldHBO ...
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Android One may be coming to the USA

The report puts pricing at $200-300, which isn't really in the same budget category Android One devices live in inside other markets. Hopefully they'll be closer to $200, allowing even more people to rock stock-Android devices with timely updates.
Google started the Android One initiative back in 2014, with the goal of partnering with manufacturers to develop low-end Android phones that would receive... by Corbin Davenport in Google, News
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Thankyou for sharing I've used iPhones since first one came into the shops only problem I have never used the Android smartphone reason I think & nervous to put my apple iPhone out sight so I can learn how to work this Android Phone 🤔I hope you all can help me lol were do I start & how to down load games etc ap
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First Android Wear 2.0 devices revealed: Google and LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style

The Sport, the lager version of the two, comes with a higher resolution, a bit more RAM, cellular data, GPS, and NFC capabilities. While the smaller version, the Style, aims to be more stylish with rose gold and swappable straps.
Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
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A new report from Fierce Wireless suggests that the demand for the Pixel and Pixel XL is still going strong.
The Pixel continues to be a smash hit as Verizon struggles to keep inventory stocked of the new device, and other carriers are seeing new activations in stores.
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It's good to know that the Huawei Watch for women may be returning very soon. We need more sexy and elegant smartwatches for women, dammit!
Several retailers have listed the Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel models as out of stock and discontinued, but a Huawei representative says they're merely restocking after a busy holiday season.
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Introduction

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.

Ultimate Google Voice Search Cheat Sheet
Unofficial Google Glass FAQ

Android Shared Circles:
Android Engagers
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 1
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2a
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2b
Android Developers A-M
Android Developers N-Z

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

Android Phones:
Google Pixel XL

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013

Android TV:
Shield TV

Wearables: 

Huawei Watch
Google Glass

Notebook:
Dell Chromebook 11
Samsung Chromebook

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I'd be perfect for these Circles:

  • Android Enthusiast
  • Mobile technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • #SoGE
  • Writer / Blogger
  • Social media / social networking
  • Google+ Tips / Google+ Help
  • Hangouts
  • Technology / Tech News
  • Computer Security
  • Virtualization / Cloud Computing
  • VMware
  • Craft Beer

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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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    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.
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Donald Trump trades in his Android for a 'secure' device
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According to the AP, President Barack Obama's latest locked-down device was an iPhone.

You can now control your Vizio SmartCast devices with Google Home
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Vizio today announced that they've added Google Home support to their various SmartCast products. These include sound bars, TVs, wireless sp

Android One phones may be arriving in the United States in the coming mo...
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Google started the Android One initiative back in 2014, with the goal of partnering with manufacturers to develop low-end Android phones tha

First Android Wear 2.0 devices revealed: Google and LG’s Watch Sport and...
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Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0: the LG Watch Sport and L

The Verizon Pixel is performing better than expected
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The Pixel continues to be a smash hit as Verizon struggles to keep inventory stocked of the new device, and other carriers are seeing new ac

NVIDIA SHIELD (2017) review: Still the king for a reason
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Android Wear 2.0 coming in February according to email
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Google has sent out a developer email urging Android Wear developers to have their apps ready for the on-watch Play Store by February.

Watch Steve Jobs unveil the first iPhone — his greatest performance ever
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Ten years ago today, Jobs surprised everyone with a truly revolutionary product.

Watch BB8, Nvidia’s self-driving car, navigate the world
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This is BB8. It’s Nvidia’s autonomous car and it’s been driving around in California and New Jersey testing things out. It’s always nice whe

NVIDIA Announces New SHIELD Android TV Console, Starts at $199 | Droid Life
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During NVIDIA’s CES keynote event, the company announced an upgraded SHIELD Android TV console. Offering access to 4K HDR content from both

Revealing the Future: Faraday debuts its FF91
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Automotive upstart shocks with power and lack of price tag.

Swarovski's first Android Wear watch is launching in March | Android Cen...
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Swarovski has announced that it is teaming up with Qualcomm to launch its first Android Wear watch designed for women at Baselworld 2017, wh

Mattel’s $300 Echo clone will read your children bedtime stories
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Toymaker Mattel has built a digital home assistant designed to look after young children and babies. According to reports from Fast Company

Lenovo Launches Smart Assistant Speaker Powered by Amazon Alexa | Droid ...
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CES 2017 is officially here and Lenovo is one of the first companies out of the gate with some major announcements. Their line-up for 2017 w

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Hey Cambridge geeks! We have now sold 80% of the general admission tickets to BAHFest East. This means it is likely they will sell out very

Amazon patented a fantastical floating airship warehouse for its deliver...
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Amazon has been working on getting a drone delivery program off the ground for a while now, but some new patents show the company isn't out

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The hot bars and the cold bars, especially the sushi bar, are amazing.
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I'm a cheesecake fan, buy wow, the filet mignon here was amazing. The wait staff were also very helpful with our massive 16 person party.
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I had delicious clam chowder and my wife had an amazing chicken pot pie. The service was excellent. One of the staff brought over two stuffed animals for our young children. This place was perfect and exactly what I wanted for lunch.
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The wait staff made our meals extra special for our small children by making Mickey and Minnie Mouse pancakes for them. Very friendly. Great food. We will be going there again!
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Your typical Dunkin Donuts. Go upstairs in the Prudential Center and then to the left.
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Great beer with a wonderful atmosphere. Sit upstairs and enjoy couches and TV or enjoy the weather outside on the patio.
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