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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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This is the Google Pixel (leaked marketing render).
It's not exactly a secret anymore that Google will be announcing a slew of new gadgets next week at its hardware event on October 4. VentureBeat can confirm that the world will indeed be introduced to a Google Pixel (pictured above) and a Google Pixel XL.
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The Chromecast Ultra sports a nice big G on the back, just like the upcoming Pixel phones.
Google is holding a wide-ranging hardware launch event on October 4, where it's expected to debut a pair of Pixel-branded phones, a VR headset, a Wi-Fi router, the Amazon Echo-like Google Home, and the device pictured here, a 4K-capable digital media player. A person familiar with the company's plans confirmed an Android Police report that the device will be marketed as the Chromecast Ultra.
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Can't wait for October 4th myself.
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Like I said before I can't wait for October 5th which is far more important.
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Happy Birthday Android! (Well, one of Android's birthdays...there's so many.) What do you think the Googs will announce?
 
We’re getting ready for a sweet day tomorrow. 🎂 #Android
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Hey bro, hope your weeks going fantastic!! Anyways I was going to ask you
about your opinions on what you think the best Android cell phone is as far
as price, platforms, and bugs, etc, etc. . .I'm just wondering.
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#MadeByGoogle seems to be taking off around the world. It's nice to see this level of effort from the Googs.
Google is buying up massive swaths of vertical real estate to advertise its upcoming October 4th hardware event. Billboards in the United States, building-side projections in Germany — timed to...
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End of an era: BlackBerry is done making smartphones...

But that doesn't mean we won't see BlackBerry devices launching in the future. BlackBerry will just no longer manufacturer them themselves and instead rely on hardware partners. This was the case for the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the DTEK50, which basically was an Alcatel device that was manufactured by TCL.
But the brand will still be attached to handsets.
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Google Pixel conspiracy alert: The back is a touchpad for use with Andromeda.

This is just a theory that I have...and it's purely speculation, nothing more.

What if the back glass or plastic is actually a touchpad that will be used for controlling the 'desktop' mode of Andromeda?

You connect the Pixel phone via Chromecast or USB-C to a TV or Monitor to enable desktop mode. You then use the front of the phone as a keyboard and the back of the phone as a touchpad for navigating your way around your new Andromeda powered 'desktop'.

Thoughts?

Have fun!

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Andromeda: Evolving Android into the unknown?

The last few days have been filled with a lot of Andromeda leaks and teasers. +Alex Dobie has done a great job organizing all of them into once place, here.

I'd say that this is probably something that many Android enthusiasts have wanted for quite some time. We love Android and use it daily, we use a Chromebook for many other tasks, but from time to time we require a bit more power, something that needs Windows or Mac OS. The end result is a phone, a laptop, and a desktop, all with various ranges of capabilities, yet none of them all interacting well or being seamlessly integrated.

Could this be Google's attempt to bring about a new operating system, leveraging the popularity and success of Android, and bring about an OS that works together in a more seamless manner?

Who knows?

It's definitely starting to get interesting though, now that we're talking about a 'Pixel 3' laptop launching Q3 2017, which may bring all of the best features of Chrome to Android, in one way or another, and then some.

What a time to be alive.

Also, what the hell is Fuchsia, if Andromeda is based off of Android...

I guess we'll know more when Google wants us to know more.
The next stage of Android's evolution is starting to come into focus. Google's Andromeda, like the galaxy, is vast, complex and — for the moment — unknowable.
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A wearable camera? +Google Glass​ much? Man these things are ugly though. And you have to use Snapchat! Haha. #DoA
The glasses will cost you $130, but supplies will be limited.
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Google continues to build two of everything...OnHub and now Google WiFi

Why? Because reasons. Apparently the Googs plans on announcing this little WiFi equipped router for $129 on October 4th. Why do you want this over OnHub? Who knows?!

Conspiracy theory time: Google WiFi will build out public hotspots for Android users to use, similar to Xfinity WiFi.
OnHub-schmonhub: two sources are now telling us that Google will introduce an own-brand Wi-Fi router called Google Wifi, and that the device will cost $129... by David Ruddock in Exclusives, Google, News, Rumors
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Over 500 Million Yahoo! accounts were compromised in 2014

"The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers," the statement reads. "The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected."

#security  
The company is blaming a "state-sponsored" hacker.
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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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    Writer, Blogger, Android personality.
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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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This is the 4K Google Chromecast Ultra
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Google is holding a wide-ranging hardware launch event on October 4, where it's expected to debut a pair of Pixel-branded phones, a VR heads

Andromeda: How Google can conquer the desktop, figure out tablets — and ...
www.androidcentral.com

The next stage of Android's evolution is starting to come into focus. Google's Andromeda, like the galaxy, is vast, complex and — for the mo

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.
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Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests.

Exclusive: Google will introduce Google Wifi, a $129 home Wi-Fi router, ...
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OnHub-schmonhub: two sources are now telling us that Google will introduce an own-brand Wi-Fi router called Google Wifi, and that the device

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.
feedly.com

Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests.

Google's grand ads signal it's taking on the iPhone directly
www.theverge.com

Google is buying up massive swaths of vertical real estate to advertise its upcoming October 4th hardware event. Billboards in the United St

Google Now on Tap has been renamed to “Screen Search,” Now Cards renamed...
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The latest update to the Google app beta includes a few rebranding changes to major features. Version 6.5 of the app changes the name for Go

Something is coming on October 4th – Google
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Meet the newest member of the Google family.

Behind the wheel of Uber’s new self-driving car, which hits the road today
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On Monday, I found myself behind the wheel of a Ford Fusion driving down a Pittsburgh street lined with gorgeous Romanesque brick factories.

Google's Upcoming Pixel Launcher Available for Download Unofficially
www.xda-developers.com

The Pixel Launcher from the upcoming Pixel phones from Google has been made available for download, unofficially. Head on over for more info

WhatsApp devs master-troll Apple with a hidden 'fuck you' in source code
thenextweb.com

WhatsApp has a gang of badass developers, but it seems not all of them are particularly found of their colleagues over at Apple.

PSA: What are you waiting for? RETURN YOUR NOTE 7!
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Another Galaxy Note 7 has exploded in Florida, and this time taking a family's car along with it. Do yourself a favor and swap the device ou

Apple Plug: Our lightest product ever.
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Upgrade to iPhone 7 with Apple Plug.

Android Mini Series 06
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More Nexus 7 details leak ahead potential announcement today
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Today we get a lot more info on the Huawei-built Nexus 7P. Here's the quick rundown of what's said to be coming with the first 7-inch Nexus

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