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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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+Derek Ross great reviews. That's really awesome. 
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So, there's this Hangouts bug, where if you happen to open a Google+ Page account in one tab and be logged into your personal Google+ page on another tab, the Page account automatically joins the Hangout. It's a pretty bad and annoying bug.

That said, I'm actually getting accused right now of having a "Phandroid spy account" in one of my group Hangouts because of this bug.

HILARIOUS.

This fix only works if you are the account owner and have access to create or make a page account. If you're just a page manager, you cannot use this work around.
Users of Google's popular Hangouts chat service have discovered a Hangouts bug which causes them to inadvertently add Google Business Pages that they are owners or managers of to existing Hangouts.
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I'm very close to burying that extremely disfunctional and biggest battery hog ever. If not dropping Android altogether. Seriously, Google fails to deliver after each big promise. 
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We spent some time with the +Huawei Watch. Here's everything you need to know.
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+Arvid Olufsen the watch has been in testing since at least last February at MWC. I'd like to think over the past 7 months someone would have noticed that problem, if it existed.
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Acer's Chromebook R 11 coming in October for $299

R is for reorientation. Acer's new Chromebook can be reoriented or flipped around like the Chromebook Flip.
The latest in Acer's long lineup of Chromebooks is the company's first convertible running Google's OS. The Chromebook R 11, due next month for $299, features an 11-inch, "HD" (1366 x 768) display,...
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+Chin Patel​
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River Song returns? I can't wait for the next season!
 
River Song to Reunite with The Doctor this Christmas!

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Thanks +Thomas Bounds ! 
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Have you ever visited a website and have the site tell you to install it's app in a massive, annoying advertisement? We all have... (and thankfully a certain site doesn't do that anymore). We all know this sucks and Google apparently thinks it sucks too. Google will soon start to downrank sites that annoyingly ask you to install their app. Nice.
Google hates huge app install ads as much as we do
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Cough Facebook Cough
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Moto X Pure Edition is now on Moto Maker! Happy customizing!
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Moto Maker is now loading and letting me design, but can't purchase - just an "In Stock Soon" notice at the bottom of the design flow...
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Report: Google hosting NEXUS event on September 29th in San Fran!

Queue every single itshappening.gif you know of and load'em up in the comments guys. A new report says that Google will unveil the widely leaked Huawei and LG Nexus on September 29th. The report states an event, which is different than a blog post from recent years. Awesome.
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Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Nexus 5 refresh!!!
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Hulu without ads is here for $12 a month

Hulu has announced a mostly ad-free tier for $4 more a month. The 'No Commercials' plan isn't completely ad-free though. Some shows and movies will still contain ads at the beginning and at the end as Hulu hasn't obtained the rights to offer them without commercials.

Are you going to upgrade? I'm not sure yet.
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+Joshua Gabaldón So, you're adding 'not even reading my comment' to your existing 'not having a clue what you're talking about'. 
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Alien Spider!

No, not really. This is the latest router from +ASUS that was just announced at IFA. This scarily cool looking thing is capable of up to 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.167Gbps connections on each of two 5GHz bands, for a total of 5.3Gbps.

WIFI ALL THE THINGS!
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Someone gift it to me :'(
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At this point, I'm tired of case "leaks" and artist renders based on case specifications. But, for those that aren't, here you go.

#Huawei   #Nexus  
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It hasn't reached iphone levels of hype and PR yet... We need more...

We need a queue!
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New Google App is here!
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This is amazing! 
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  • Phandroid
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Writer, Blogger, Android personality.
  • Penn State University
    Systems Administrator, 2010 - present
    Windows, Linux and VMware Systems Administrator. Network and Firewall Administrator.
  • RG Technologies, LLC
    Owner, 2003 - 2010
    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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  • Riptide GP2
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Crossy Road
  • Monument Valley
  • DEAD TRIGGER 2
  • Defenders
  • Meltdown
  • Hungry Shark Evolution
  • Leo's Fortune
  • Clash of Clans
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
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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:
Nexus 6

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013

Android TV:
ADT-1
Nexus Player

Wearables: 
Moto 360
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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I host a weekly Android news show. I write for Phandroid. Google Glass Explorer!
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Huawei Nexus and LG Nexus BOTH to be announced September 29th [RUMOR]
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We've heard rumors galore about Huawei releasing their first ever Nexus device in 2015. We've also heard rumors that an LG Nexus 5 2015 was

Hangouts Bug Randomly Adds Google Business Pages, Here's How To Fix It -...
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Users of Google's popular Hangouts chat service have discovered a Hangouts bug which causes them to inadvertently add Google Business Pages

Huawei Watch: First Impressions and Hands-On
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I had the chance to play with the Huawei Watch last week. You're considering buying one. We'll most definitely post a full review in days ah

This router will be the last thing you see before the internet consumes you
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If you were wondering how Asus would respond to the challenge of Google's OnHub wireless router, wonder no longer. Forged in an off-world co

Acer's Chromebook R 11 is a new convertible laptop priced at $299
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The latest in Acer's long lineup of Chromebooks is the company's first convertible running Google's OS. The Chromebook R 11, due next month

Nextbit Robin smartphone hits Kickstarter with promises to eliminate sto...
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Nextbit, the company formed by ex-Googlers who wanted to do something great, has fully unveiled its first Android phone. It's the Nextbit Ro

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with ...
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Evolving the Google Identity
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Google's new logo "Google Evolved" Boot Animation | Android Forums
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Hey all, I made this in Bhoot real quick. There's a tiny issue where you can see a 1px line above the logo and below the logo but I think th

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Meet the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat.
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Just four years ago, before the Nest Learning Thermostat came along, nobody even thought about that beige box on the wall.

Malware swipes 225,000 Apple accounts through jailbroken iPhones
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Malware has stolen at least 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iPhones in the name of 'free' apps.

iOS support officially comes to Android Wear
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Huawei's little mix-up might have been shrugged off as inaccurate, but at least one detail in their Amazon listing for the Huawei Watch was

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 uses machine learning to fight malware
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The trouble with security software is that it's always racing to catch up with new viruses and malware. They typically check against a datab

LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a gold-plated smart watch for $1,200
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We heard shortly after the LG Watch Urbane's reveal that LG could be working on a deluxe version fo the smart watch, but the company had bee

Hulu is picking up the big movies Netflix is losing this month
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Netflix ended its deal with entertainment network Epix today, a change that will soon take a raft of big-name movies — including The Hunger

I'm pretty much the opposite of an avid fair goer, but it's a decent place for kids. You'll find your typical fair food here and the demolition derby isn't bad. The quality of the rides has gone downhill over the years.
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I've been coming here my entire life to see movies. Their prices are very fair and the service is always great.
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This is a great place being so close to Broadway. I'd stay here again.
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Beautiful scenery.
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Great beer and great food. I often go here for lunch or after work and always enjoy the atmosphere.
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I've been camping here since a child and now I camp here with my own children. If you have a boat, get a spot down by the water.
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I love going here with family. Its rarely crowded and the scenery is always beautiful.
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