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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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The latest beta of Chrome for Android will let you access ' the physical web' AKA beacons. These Bluetooth beacons will broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone allowing you to do all sorts of nifty tricks.
Google is moving forward with its plans to allow Bluetooth beacons to broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone. The Bluetooth-based technology is designed so that a subway can...
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+Brian M​ the parking meter is actually a brilliant idea. I never carry cash, let alone change... So that's always an issue for me. And those parkings that require buying a ticket at a machine are PITA to use because they are all different and you gotta go there, pay, get a sticker, walk back and stick it to inside of your car

If I can just park, pull up notification and pay with few taps,b it'd be awesome. Even better would be to have the ability to add money to the same meter remotely (if you can make it back on time). This is all very possible now
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Weird bug causes NVIDIA SHIELD TV to make 4K Vizio M-series screens flicker. Can confirm, this happens to me a few times a week.
Don't look now, but there's a nasty bug with the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV that's ruining the viewing experiences of many-a Vizio owner. The issue is that the TV will periodically flicker very quickly as if the HDMI cable is being removed and reinserted.
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Tienes que jugar online si o si pero tiene muy buenos juegos
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Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers leaked

I know there's a few Samsung fans out there that are probably drooling for their next Galaxy fix. Here's a few goodies to tide you over. Actually, I like a few of these. 

#touchwizstillsucks  
There are still 2 weeks to go until Samsung delivers the Galaxy S7, but stuff from the device is already potentially leaking. 13 wallpapers that supposedly come from the Samsung Galaxy S7 have appeared online.
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Apple TV will finally get voice dictation... wow.

If you thought having the latest generation of Apple TV meant you'd be able to use voice dictation, you'd be wrong, at least until now. The latest beta adds much needed voice capabilities to Apple's little streaming device.
The latest tvOS beta issued to developers on Monday has introduced a long awaited feature to the new Apple TV: voice dictation. One of our biggest complaints with the fourth-generation Apple TV at...
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More Android VR Rumors...

A new report seems to think the Googs is going to bake VR capabilities into Android. Will we see a +Google Cardboard++ with Project Tango capabilities all baked into VR hardware come IO 2016? I'd like to think it's a safe bet that Google is going all in with VR this coming year.
It would build VR support directly into Android, too.
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Time to alert the +Android Police O.o
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Yes! Reservations for $35,000 +Tesla Motors Model 3 begin March 31st!
Tesla's forthcoming Model 3 is all about offering an electric car for the mass market, and price is obviously a big part of that. And after a bit of uncertainty last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has...
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Hmmm was about to get a new 5.0, might have to think differently now.
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Facer 2.0 is here, brings tons of new exclusive watch faces

It seems that the brand new Facer for Android Wear has just launched. Just an FYI for folks that aren't in the know.  The original developer behind Facer is no longer working on this project and Facer is now being developed by Little Labs.
Facer - Watch Faces is the ultimate smartwatch customization platform. Face...
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+YouTube​ Red originals are now available

There's four new series available that feature popular YouTubers (I don't know who any of them are...shrug). You can check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqVDpXKLmKeBU_yyt_QkItQ
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Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage for completing a security check on your Google Account.

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Android Studio 2.0 Beta is here, congrats devs!
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Uhhhh +Nick Clarke​ yes why not "run it on a Mac"??
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    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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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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Elon Musk: reservations for $35,000 Model 3 begin March 31st
www.theverge.com

Tesla's forthcoming Model 3 is all about offering an electric car for the mass market, and price is obviously a big part of that. And after

Facer - watchfaces for Android Wear smartwatches
www.facer.io

Thousands of watch faces - one app! With free & premium watchfaces and a powerful design tool, Facer is all you need to bring your style to

Cisco Wireless - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Cisco Wireless is a mobile application for on-premises Cisco Wireless Networks that provides the following key benefits: 1. Monitor real-tim

DOWNLOAD: Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers leaked
phandroid.com

There are still 2 weeks to go until Samsung delivers the Galaxy S7, but stuff from the device is already potentially leaking. 13 wallpapers

MERCENARY - Watch Face - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

MERCENARY is a modern analog and digital watch face for Android Wear. Based on STATION it includes the weather, a fun color picker for the e

Google is reportedly releasing a VR headset this year
www.engadget.com

It would build VR support directly into Android, too.

EarlyBird - News for Android™ - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

There is no better way to follow Android News!Our team of experts work 24/7 to handpick the best Android-related content published daily. Ar

This awesome Android-powered mirror is straight out of the future
phandroid.com

Max Braun has built an Android-powered mirror for his bathroom. The mirror displays Google Now cards in a way that you'd expect to see in St

Some users are already seeing podcast support in Google Play Music
phandroid.com

Google is now seemingly testing podcast support in Google Play Music in server-side A/B fashion. One of the gents who spotted the change gav

Craft Check - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

The world’s most popular craft beer verification app is finally on Android!Genuine craft beer is hard to find. You might not know it, but mo

Samsung Galaxy S7 press renders leaked
phandroid.com

After getting a very tiny taste of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in a leaked render earlier this week, @evleaks is back again and this time he's don

Material Design is slowly coming to Chrome, take a peek
thenextweb.com

Google has planned to bring Material Design to Chrome for more than a year, but efforts to bring the design language to the browser have rec

Google wants your smartphone to see people
www.theverge.com

Google today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley chip maker Movidius to help bring more powerful image recognition technology direct

Data Saver
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Reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize pages you visit.

Foursquare — Best City Guide - Android Apps on Google Play
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Foursquare is your ultimate city guide, in your pocket. Find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit — in any city in the world. Acces

Duck Rabbit Brewery :: Beer
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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. Available Year-Round The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar).

Amazon Prime Air: Drones to carry 5lb packages over 10 miles in 30 minut...
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Such drones will soon be "as normal as seeing a delivery truck."

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