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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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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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Marshmallow for Android Wear has finally been announced and it's slowly rolling out over the next few weeks. You'll get access to new gestures and the update will enable to speaker support (Huawei Watch and ZenWatch 2).
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IT'S all a bit of a con Samsung all they do is revamp all s range all they do is pit more RAM on AND a few more gimics iv had a phone from 2013with 1 GBon it it never lags the 2015 moto g is stok android iv seen a speed test on y tube an IT bets THE I phone when loading apps up 179pouned the I phone 600 what's going on 
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+Google Chrome will now warn users when websites have fake download buttons or other fake elements. Take that horrible, shady websites.
Let's not beat around the bush. Ads -- although a necessary evil to keep sites like this up and running -- can be plenty annoying in their own right. But it's only when you have purposefully deceitful ads that try and trick users into clicking them (whether it's outside content made to look like it came from the site), that you really cross the line. Google feels the same way and in an update to the Safe Browsing protection offered in Chrome, th...
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Fake button, who or what or where or why or HOW
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Warning: Phandroid stickers may or may not be OSHA compliant.
 
+Derek Ross made my helmet a whole lot cooler with this awesome +Phandroid sticker!
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Google Play Music Podcasts are live for at least one user

We've known for a few months that Google would be bringing podcast support to Play Music and it looks like at least one lucky user has had support for the new feature rolled out to them. I don't have it yet, do you?
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 gave his early thoughts on the new interface, noting that it blended seamlessly with the application to feel just as "at home" as music does.
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Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage for completing a security check on your Google Account.

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+Weston Dean dude. There's this thing called sarcasm. I don't think you've quite grasped the concept. 
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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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You can now disapprove and flip tables in Hangouts. What a time to be alive.
 
New in Hangouts web chat:

Start a message with "/disapprove" and it'll be replaced by ಠ_ಠ

Start a message with "/tableflip" and it'll be replaced with (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
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Early Bird is basically the love child of Tinder, Reddit, and your favorite Android news RSS feeds. It's still in beta though. Be sure to let +Steve Albright​ and the rest of the +Android Forums​ gang know what you think while the app moves towards it's final form.
There is no better way to follow Android News!Our team of experts work 24/7...
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Time Warner believes that access to full, current seasons on Hulu is bad for business and enables 'cord-cutting'. They said this after they bought a 25% stake in Hulu. As someone that is a cord-cutter and pays for Hulu, screw you Time Warner.
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An Android powered mirror that displays relevant information? I'd use this.
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 Star Trek. It can show the time, current temperature, weather forecast, and news headlines.
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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.
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    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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MERCENARY - Watch Face - Android Apps on Google Play
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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."

Samsung seems to have quietly fixed the Galaxy Note 5's stuck S-Pen issue
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Samsung already started changing the packaging to remind people how to insert the S-Pen into the Galaxy Note 5, and now they even seem to be

Netflix Super Browse
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Hands-on with the honor 5X [VIDEO]
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The honor 5X has finally been unveiled in all its glory. We were at the CES 2016 event tonight, and now our grubby little hands have been al

Xiaomi's $107 Redmi 3 packs a huge 4,100mAh battery
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Xiaomi announced its latest budget handset today, the Redmi 3. The device features all-metal construction and a large 4,100mAh battery.

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