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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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Great book - bought the e-version for my kindle. Powerful and unsettling. Ultimately a very happy ending!
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And then it was time to start the weekend...
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+Hesam Danesh sometimes I have the hardworkings of beerdrinkings
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100 inch Nexus phone coming next year! Confirmed by +Allen Huang 
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Nexus tv
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Beautiful apps are beautiful.

#materiyolo   #praiseduarte  
 
Announcing the Material Design Awards and Showcase

Today, we’re celebrating the amazing work Google Play developers have been doing with #materialdesign and announcing the Material Design Showcase and Material Design Awards.

With the new Material Design Showcase, we’re highlighting 18 great uses of material design with users through a collection on Google Play:

See the 18 showcase apps at g.co/materialshowcase

Of those 18 apps, we’re recognizing 6 with a special award, which we handed out at Google I/O earlier today. Our new sizzle reel below sums up the spectacular work from the individuals and teams behind these apps.

More at the Android Developers Blog: goo.gl/8XFxXh
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+wixness15 what a time to be alive
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Project Abacus is an ATAP project aimed at killing the password.

Whoa this is one crazy project. Basically, it will be able to distinguish between users and it would be able to lock down your apps and accounts if the system detects someone other than you.

"Project Abacus is a multi-modal system, designed to combine all of the individual security methods that only sort of work to create something that works an order of magnitude better than things like face unlock or voice detection. The end result is a constant system that generates a trust score based on your usage, including how you type words and what apps you load on top of things like voice and face detection."

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Google ATAP wants to implement a real time security system that constantly makes sure the person using your phone is you. The folks at ATAP, who are usually busy with things like Project Ara or making our clothes smarter, want to kill the password. It's a lofty goal, one we've heard from many folks in the past, but the demonstration at Google I/O today is one of the first that...
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+Adam Scorcia your keyboard already monitors every keystroke. If it were only stored locally, I wouldn't worry about it. If it's synced to the cloud, that could be a concern.
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Hey all you I/O people! I bet you didn't even notice the most important Google launch in the last two days! The Privacy team didn't get on stage (we're shy...). Anyway, here's the awesome thing my team launched, as covered by +Lifehacker!
Google has several ways of managing different aspects of your account. The new My Account page is a hub of useful tools that you can tweak to modify the security or privacy of your account. It even has a Security Checkup and Privacy Checkup to quickly audit your settings. Google's New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy Google's New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy Google's New Account History Page Helps...
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See my comments on Andy's post, but this page is much less secure than how the account page used to work, and how Smart Lock shows passwords here compared to Chrome. Real security fail here.
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This would have been amazing to witness.
 
The Android choir is on tour and now performing at #io15. Thank you to +LG Mobile Global , +Sony and NTT Docomo for their support
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I saw someone on Periscope wearing an Android hat in the crowd at the after party. I thought it was you +Derek Ross​
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Most excellent.

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+Jib had an awesome #io15request  to see all the rad shirts +Matias Duarte is wearing at #io15 .  Here's an #autoawesome  of Matias in his rad shirt sharing some rad moves. :)

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+Joe Posillico​, I don't think +Matias Duarte​ was part of the sorrowly missed #holo design team, I can stand to be corrected though
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Google IO 2015 Android TV / Google Cast / Chromecast session - Developing for the Living Room
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Fingers crossed.
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The nice thing about having MPEG2 support on my Nexus Player running the Android M Developer Preview: Finally I can use my HD Homerun Prime with cablecard and watch my whole Comcast lineup on my Nexus Player in the Live Channels app!
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+Derek Ross, I am thinking about it and even more now. Since my wife and kids use the Nexus Player, I have to make sure it is stable.
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LOL. +Ryan Warner is the real MVP.
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+Google ATAP wants to make your clothes the next wearable tech with Project Jacquard.
The Google ATAP team took to the stage at a very interesting Google IO session this morning to talk about the future of wearable technologies. Google's ambitions aren't just more beautiful and functional smart watches, or a refined version of smart glasses. They want to take things a step further and make your clothes smart, too
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+Percy Peters If Jacquard's fiber's can survive flame and acid wash, I think it'll be just fine in your residential washer ;)
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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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I'm an information technology professional with a passion for Android and my family!
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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Cardboard Design Lab - Google Play의 Android 앱
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Enjoy an educational and immersive journey through principles for developing virtual reality experiences. Designing great user experiences i

Google Design
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At Google we say, “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” With this in mind, we seek to design experiences that inspire and enlighten

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Google Photos. Something's developing! Stay tuned... Back to Google+ Photos. ©2015 Google - Privacy Policy.

What are ATAP's Project Soli and Project Jacquard?
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We're at Google I/O 2015, and just made our way to the press lounge. On the way up, we stopped by the ATAP booth and snapped some spy pictur

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface
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Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks

Google PDF Viewer – Android Apps on Google Play
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PDF Viewing is now available directly in Google Drive. For environments where this cannot be deployed, Google PDF Viewer offers the same cap

Apple is reportedly building a Google Now rival into iOS 9
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The latest scoop from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is getting serious about taking on Google Now and providing users with information precise

Start shopping at mi.com!
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Shop our star accessories like the 5000mAh & 10400mAh Mi Power Banks, Mi Band and Mi Headphones. We ship to USA, UK, France and Germany!

iOS bug causes Messages to crash, iPhone to reboot when a certain text i...
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A newly found bug surrounding iOS and Messages has emerged this evening that causes the app to continuously crash when a certain text is rec

3.2 billion people will be online by the end of 2015, 2 billion from dev...
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A report on internet usage worldwide released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says that 3.2 billion people will be using

You can download Periscope for Android later today
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Waiting for Periscope to hit Android? The app will be launching today according to press information sent out by the company. If you aren't

Periscope - Android Apps on Google Play
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Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers, who can join, comment and send you he

Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard | Re/code
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They've been chatting for a while, and over the last few weeks.

How To Build The Only Five Campfires You’ll Ever Need
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The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food,

Pujie Black Watch Face - Android Apps sa Google Play
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Pujie Black watch face is a very easy to use digital and analog hybrid watch face designer for Android Wear. It has a huge number of setting

FORM Watch Face - Android Apps on Google Play
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This is an Android Wear watch face based on the typeface used for FORM, Google's first design conference. For more on FORM, see google.com/d

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The Penn State College of Engineering has been the target of two sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by so-called “advanced persistent thre

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