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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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+Matt Lane she's an amazing woman!
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Dear +Sprint, what are you smoking?

To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality.

Net Neutrality much?
Sprint today had a couple of new plans to announce. The first is All-In, which is the company's new pricing structure that makes it easy to understand and buy new smartphones and service.
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loved this article, i was just laughing at my desk.  it really is amazing what type of nonsense they try to pull.  time for a counter education strike, off to the sprint stores to save the uninformed, gullible or naive   
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Happy Social Media Day 2015!

While every day could essentially be considered Social Media Day, use this holiday to reflect on the opportunities and experiences social media and the digital revolution have given us.

Let's be social. Follow me across the Interwebs:


#SMday   #DoIt  
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+OnePlus 2 will rock a fingerprint sensor

Another day, another OnePlus 2 spec! This time company has told us that their next Android phone will come equipped with a fingerprint sensor that's faster than Apple's TouchID, supposedly. With Android M officially supporting fingerprint readers, I'm guessing these are about to become the norm.
Okay, so this mornings OnePlus 2 leak was more than likely a fake, but that doesn't mean it didn't get one thing right: the phone's upcoming fingerprint scanner.
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They can also add the sensor to the back of the device so that it sits in the spot your fingers naturally land when you're holding a phone.
The dimple for the Nexus6 and MotoX for example, were supposed to be for finger print sensors apparently. 
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That's what's great about the Googs. If you want to leave their services, you can, and you can easily take your data with you.
You control your content. You can download your documents, emails, photos, and more at My Account →
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Yes I think so. It has lots of different interfaces
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Soon, Moto X 2013 users. Soon, you'll have Android 5.1.
Here is an update on the Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrades for Moto X (1st Gen)
 - We are ready to enter Verizon labs next week to start their approval process
 - We entered AT&T labs last week, waiting for their approval
 - We are still in soak testing in India, we are investigating a potential issue and want to make sure we understand it fully before moving forward. Should have more details in a couple days.
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And then I'll have emails and/or phone calls from both parents who no longer know where anything is on their phone because a button got moved or redesigned. :-P

Does anyone know of a VNC server for Android I could install on their phones so I can just log into them remotely and configure stuff? That would be awesome.
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Congratulations California!


And then Governor Brown signed the bill eliminating the "personal belief" exemption from schoolchildren vaccination, and I was imagining the supporters of the bill today being all like...
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+Kenneth Abrams​ the 19th amendment extends federal protections like the 1st amendment to the states.

The case I cited above addresses laws that abridge rights like the freedom of religion. As long as the law isn't designed to specifically limit a religious right, it can still be constitutional.
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How are you planning on spending your leap second?
Due to the Earth's slowing rotation, we have to pause the clocks for a second.
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Well, I WAS going to try Apple Music today. Seeing as Apple didn't get the memo about web based players, and is forcing you to use iTunes, I will not be trying Apple Music after all. Seriously. What freaking year is it?

I guess I should not be surprised by this. Apple is always years behind and late to the party when it comes to new to them services.

Those of you willing to install software on your computer that you don't need or happen to own an Apple device, let me know what you think. I am generally curious. So far Re/Code and The Verge have said it's a confusing service.
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Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
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Dear media outlets of the world,

AC/DC also launched on Google Play Music today, along with Apple Music and Spotify.

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It's about time they embraced the digital age.
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Thanks to a little bit of geometry (and science) these new LG Chem built hexagonal batteries can boost smartwatch battery capacity around 25%. Seeing as wearable tech is all the rage right now, that's good news.
According to a report from Korea Times, LG Chem, the largest chemical company in South Korea, has begun shipping a new hexagonal battery to top-tier smartwatch makers. The new battery, which sports...
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+Ian Grody​ still i will not believe without a real proof..being hexagonal doesnt really means more space than rounded shape..maybe just a marketing gimic but when it does comes out in the market and someone testing the charges we will see if it really hold 25% more
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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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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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Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Due to the Earth's slowing rotation, we have to pause the clocks for a second.

LG Chem built a hexagonal smartwatch battery that boosts capacity by 25%

According to a report from Korea Times, LG Chem, the largest chemical company in South Korea, has begun shipping a new hexagonal battery to

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The CircleRank of Derek Ross is 784! In United States the CircleRank is even 166! Derek Ross says 'You can't fake passion.' and has 1201997

Google Maps will soon warn drivers when they approach rail crossings

Federal transportation officials can't quite explain why the number of US rail crossing accidents jumped by 9 percent last year, but they've

8 Pride-themed Easter eggs from Google

In honor of this year's Pride festivities, Google's LGBT employees developed festive Easter eggs that celebrate the community.

Now anyone can make an Amazon Echo

Amazon wants to take voice control to new heights. Just two days after making the Echo wireless speaker available to the masses, the retail

Terminator Genisys Watch Face - Google Play의 Android 앱

Glitch-up your smartwatch with awesome graphics and animations based on the latest movie in the Terminator series. See the iconic Terminator

Time Will Come - Android-apps op Google Play

This watch face features Attling’s unique Scandinavian style of ‘beauty with a thought’ — a combination of elegant design and inspirational

ANREALAGE WatchFace - Android Apps on Google Play

WatchFace was born from the fashion brand ANREALGE. You could enjoy the ANREALAGE logo and Sundial design watch.----------------------------

Geox Watch Face – Android Apps on Google Play

"Geox shoes breathe with your every step. Style and technology combined to ensure you stay looking great and feeling comfortable all day lon

Apple says it will pay artists during Music's free trials (updated)

Taylor Swift has a lot of clout in the streaming music world, it seems. Just hours after the singer railed against Apple for declining to pa

Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 to anyone who tests it

While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrad

Game-over HTTPS defects in dozens of Android apps expose user passwords

Apps downloaded more than 200 million times fail to properly encrypt login data.

Nokia CEO says the company will design and license phones again

When a deal with Microsoft allows it to do so in 2016, Nokia plans to design and license phones again. In what comes as no surprise, the com

Google reportedly acquires startup Agawi so users can stream apps ahead ...

Late last year, Google is said to have acquired Agawi, a company that streams apps much like we currently do with media. According to The In

Nest - Android Apps on Google Play

At Nest, we make products that are beautiful, thoughtful and easy to use. Same goes for our newly redesigned Nest app. Control your Nest Lea

Meet Nest Protect | Nest

Be informed. Not alarmed. The Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide detector. Nest Protect thinks before it speaks, and can be monitored fro

Pool? Check. Bar? Check. Breakfast? Check. Big Android BBQ? Double check. The Hyatt Place has been a great place to stay for every Big Android BBQ. I wouldn't stay at any other place.
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I'm not a coffee fan, so I can't comment on that. I can however comment on the atmosphere and the food, which are both excellent. This is a great place for lunch.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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OIP food is a near staple in the area. Their pizza is excellent and their subs are perfect.
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If you want a budget friendly breakfast, Donna's is the place to get it.
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Johnny's has one of the best beer selections in town if you're into microbrews. The recent upgrades have made Johnny's a staple of Huntingdon night life... if there is such a thing.
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Kelly's always has great food that's wallet friendly. I love their club sandwiches. They're famous for them. And their wings and beer battered haddock. The atmosphere is a bit antiquated, but you don't go here for modern accommodations. You go here for good food and friendly staff.
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The best damn wings in town. Period. The accommodations could use an upgrade, something a bit more modern and nicer. Take-out or delivery is best here. Staff is always very helpful and friendly.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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