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What little known feature of Android do you use the most?  - 
 
NVIDIA's latest product belongs to the SHIELD family, and looks pretty fantastic. While the original SHIELD pushes the envelope on power & portability, this tablet sacrifices a bit of that portability for even more power and also allows you to use the tablet itself for day-to-day activities; something you can't really do with the original SHIELD.

What do you guys think? Has NVIDIA helped push better games into the Android ecosystem?

Also, does that controller not look amazing??

  #SHIELD   #NVIDIA   #Controller  
 
We are proud to announce the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet and SHIELD wireless controller! Learn More: http://bit.ly/1p4g0NH
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+Greg Lauver because how big it is looks like an xbox 360 remote and the big place on the bottom where it says shield it looks pretty uncomfortable to hold
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Just a couple months remaining until The Doctor returns as Peter Capaldi! BBC is starting to hype things up.
 
"I see into your soul, Doctor…"

There are interesting times ahead for the Doctor in series 8 - and it's time you knew him... Watch the new teaser here >> 'I see into your soul Doctor...' - Doctor Who Series 8 teaser trailer - Doctor Who - BBC
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Portal also arrived! Pretty amazing how they can stuff all that game onto an Android device. The future is now!
 
Our unofficial motto: what would Gordon Freeman do? Half Life 2 arrives on SHIELD today. http://bit.ly/1jatVRW
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The new Humble Bundle for Android is worth The Room Two by itself. The first was exceptional, this one is absolutely fantastic!
Welcome to The Room Two, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, ins...
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There's always something new to learn!
 
Want to save all your tabs for later? You can quickly bookmark all your open tabs with shortcut Ctrl+Shift+D. #chrometip
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Steam posted an update to their controller earlier today; it's coming along nicely! A decent number of changes from the last iteration. I'll definitely have to pick one up when they officially release the final version.

+Steam +SteamController  
We're currently busy hand-building ten of the very latest iterations of the Steam Controller prototype to bring with us to GDC. These prototypes incorporate much of the testing feedback we have received so far and the changes that were announced at Steam Dev Days [www.steamdevdays.com].
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NVIDIA's latest product belongs to the SHIELD family, and looks pretty fantastic. While the original SHIELD pushes the envelope on power & portability, this tablet sacrifices a bit of that portability for even more power.

Also, does that controller not look amazing??

  #SHIELD   #NVIDIA   #Controller  
 
We are proud to announce the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet and SHIELD wireless controller! Learn More: http://bit.ly/1p4g0NH
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Humble Bundle bringing you even more entertainment at a top notch price. Love these guys!
 
Relax and listen for a while to a new bundle full of audiobooks. Pay what you want for up to 8 titles on sound waves in the Humble Audiobook Bundle 2 featuring Recorded Books. All of the audiobooks in this bundle are valued at over $700!

http://bit.ly/HBAudio2

Pay what you want for The Perfect Storm, Strip Tease, Red Rising and Grave Sight. If you choose to pay more than the average price, you’ll also receive How Music Works, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Hollow World. Pay $10 or more and you'll receive all of the above, plus the critically-acclaimed Fight Club.
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A great acknowledgement by Google of some of the many misconceptions - and, often, arguments against - Glass.

The only thing preventing me from wearing them is the prototype price tag.
 
The Top 10 Google Glass Myths

Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL. A tooth placed in soda will dissolve in 24 hours. Gators roam the sewers of big cities and Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen. These are just some of the most common and -- let’s admit it -- awesome urban myths out there. 

Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling. And if spoken enough, they can morph into something that resembles fact. (Side note: did you know that people used to think that traveling too quickly on a train would damage the human body?)

In its relatively short existence, Glass has seen some myths develop around it. While we’re flattered by the attention, we thought it might make sense to tackle them, just to clear the air. And besides, everyone loves a good list:

Myth 1 - Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world
Instead of looking down at your computer, phone or tablet while life happens around you, Glass allows you to look up and engage with the world. Big moments in life -- concerts, your kid’s performances, an amazing view -- shouldn’t be experienced through the screen you’re trying to capture them on. That’s why Glass is off by default and only on when you want it to be. It’s designed to get you a bit of what you need just when you need it and then get you back to the people and things in life you care about. 

Myth 2:  Glass is always on and recording everything
Just like your cell phone, the Glass screen is off by default. Video recording on Glass is set to last 10 seconds. People can record for longer, but Glass isn't designed for or even capable of always-on recording (the battery won’t last longer than 45 minutes before it needs to be charged). So next time you’re tempted to ask an Explorer if he’s recording you, ask yourself if you’d be doing the same with your phone. Chances are your answers will be the same.

Myth 3 - Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks
Our Explorers come from all walks of life. They include parents, firefighters, zookeepers, brewmasters, film students, reporters, and doctors. The one thing they have in common is that they see the potential for people to use technology in a way that helps them engage more with the world around them, rather than distract them from it. In fact, many Explorers say because of Glass they use technology less, because they’re using it much more efficiently. We know what you’re thinking: “I’m not distracted by technology”. But the next time you’re on the subway, or, sitting on a bench, or in a coffee shop, just look at the people around you. You might be surprised at what you see.

Myth 4 - Glass is ready for prime time
Glass is a prototype, and our Explorers and the broader public are playing a critical role in how it’s developed. In the last 11 months, we’ve had nine software updates and three hardware updates based, in part, on feedback from people like you. Ultimately, we hope even more feedback gets baked into a polished consumer product ahead of being released. And, in the future, today's prototype may look as funny to us as that mobile phone from the mid 80s.

Myth 5: Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things) Nope. That’s not true. As we’ve said before, regardless of technological feasibility, we made the decision based on feedback not to release or even distribute facial recognition Glassware unless we could properly address the many issues raised by that kind of feature.  And just because a weird application is created, doesn’t mean it’ll get distributed in our MyGlass store. We manually approve all the apps that appear there and have several measures in place (from developer policies and screenlocks to warning interstitials) to help protect people’s security on the device.

Myth 6: Glass covers your eye(s)
“I can't imagine having a screen over one eye...” one expert said in a recent article. Before jumping to conclusions about Glass, have you actually tried it? The Glass screen is deliberately above the right eye, not in front or over it. It was designed this way because we understand the importance of making eye contact and looking up and engaging with the world, rather than down at your phone.
 
Myth 7 - Glass is the perfect surveillance device
If a company sought to design a secret spy device, they could do a better job than Glass! Let’s be honest: if someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button. 

Myth 8 - Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it
The current prototype costs $1500 and we realize that is out of the range of many people. But that doesn’t mean the people who have it are wealthy and entitled. In some cases, their work has paid for it. Others have raised money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And for some, it’s been a gift. 

Myth 9 - Glass is banned... EVERYWHERE  
Since cell phones came onto the scene, folks have been pretty good at creating etiquette and the requisite (and often necessary) bans around where someone can record (locker rooms, casino floors, etc.). Since Glass functionality mirrors the cell phones ("down to the screen being off by default), the same rules apply. Just bear in mind, would-be banners: Glass can be attached to prescription lenses, so requiring Glass to be turned off is probably a lot safer than insisting people stumble about blindly in a locker room.

Myth 10 - Glass marks the end of privacy
When cameras first hit the consumer market in the late 19th century, people declared an end to privacy. Cameras were banned in parks, at national monuments and on beaches.  People feared the same when the first cell phone cameras came out. Today, there are more cameras than ever before. In ten years there will be even more cameras, with or without Glass. 150+ years of cameras and eight years of YouTube are a good indicator of the kinds of photos and videos people capture--from our favorite cat videos to dramatic, perspective-changing looks at environmental destruction, government crackdowns, and everyday human miracles. 
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Whoo, go Plex! Android support, please!
 
Chromecast support is now free for everyone! If that's not enough, our new Camera Upload feature lets you wirelessly sync pictures from your phone or tablet, automatically, directly to your Plex Media Server. Share with friends. Free up space. See it in action here: https://vimeo.com/88950258
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Education
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
    Web Design, 2011 - 2013
    Web Design & Multimedia Web Design & Vector Images Web Design & Raster Images Web Design Theory
  • Hempfield High School
    2007 - 2011
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A tech-guru always anxious for the next gadget!
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I'm a Web Designer who likes to travel and make life as enjoyable as possible.
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Built a bunch of monster gaming machines, including my own.
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Web Design, Graphic Design, Technical Support & Management, Customer Service
Employment
  • Sharp Innovations
    Client Support Specialist, 2012 - present
    Client Support Specialist
  • The Jay Group
    Customer Service Representative & Technical Support Agent, 2011 - 2012
  • Weis Markets
    Bookkeeper, 2009 - 2011
    Front End Monitor / Bookkeeper
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  • Portal Pinball
  • 99 Problems
  • Rally Racer | Dirt
  • Atomas
  • Sonic Racing Transformed
  • Half-Life 2
  • Doom 3:BFG Edition
  • IMPOSSIBLE ROAD
  • Lost in Harmony
  • Loop Taxi
  • Solitaire
  • Duet
  • Skiing Yeti Mountain
  • Alto's Adventure
  • Rival Knights
  • Line
  • FOTONICA
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
  • Raiden Legacy
  • Lara Croft GO
  • X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator
  • The Room Three
  • AlphaBear
  • The Firm
  • Fiz:Brewery Management Game
  • Hitman GO
  • Neon Hack
  • Monument Valley
  • Risky Rescue
  • Sky
  • Threes!
  • Does not Commute
  • Disco Zoo
  • Implosion
  • Color Switch
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Merged!
  • DUAL!
  • Traffic Rider
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The Room Three - Android Apps on Google Play
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“A triumph. We fully recommend immersing yourself in this atmospheric mystery†- Stuff.tv“Much bigger and longer than the previous titl

SuperSU Pro - Android Apps on Google Play
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!!! This is a license file for SuperSU. This is NOT a stand-alone app. You need SuperSU already installed. Reboot after installation !!!Supe

EX Kernel Manager - Android Apps on Google Play
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*** Requires ROOT ***EX Kernel Manager (EXKM) is a premium kernel manager. It gives you total control over your hardware. EXKM has a beautif

Humble Mobile Bundle: Eye Candy
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Pay what you want for Android games and support charity!

Servicios de Google Play - Aplicaciones de Android en Google Play
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Servicios de Play se utiliza para actualizar las aplicaciones de Google y de Google Play. Este componente proporciona funciones principales,

Manual Camera – Android-Apps auf Google Play
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Please run this COMPATIBILITY TEST first, to see if your device supports manual camera settings: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?

Fallout Shelter - Android Apps on Google Play
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BUILD THE PERFECT VAULT Create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,00

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Android Apps on Google Play
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Become the Amazing Spider-Man in this open-world 3D adventure full of crime-fighting, web-slinging, and non-stop action as you face the web-

Photos – Android Apps on Google Play
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Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the people, places, and things that matter. • VISUAL S

Plex for Android - Android-apps op Google Play
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Plex (https://plex.tv) organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. Enjoy unlimited us

The Cobbler - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Max Simkin has had enough of working in his little New York shoe repair shop where he quietly envies people with more interesting lives. So

Cabinet BETA
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Report bugs (NOT crashes, I get reports for that automatically) and request features: https://github.com/afollestad/cabinet-issue-tracker/is

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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In the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a shy young hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), inherits a s

Facer Watch Face
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Think It, Make It, Wear It with Facer.Please Note: Battery life will be diminished until you are upgraded to Android Wear 5.Don’t be fooled

Pushbullet
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Your devices working better together.

Clash of Puppets hack n slash
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Clash of Puppets is now MOGA Enhanced! Available at major retailers, carrier stores and online at http://www.MOGAanywhere.comHelp Charlie ge

Helium - App Sync and Backup
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Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android. Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and

SDFix: KitKat Writable MicroSD
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*** REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS ***Android 4.4 KitKat removes your ability to write files to the MicroSD card (on phones/tablets that have both int

Hangouts Dialer
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Now call any phone number in the world from your Hangouts app. Download and install the Hangouts Dialer to activate phone calling functional

Android Wear
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Information that moves with you. The Android Wear app is the link to Android wearables. Control voice action preferences, adjust notificatio

A good buffet with lots of variety. The Hibachi is solid and the price is good.
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Good food, a little pricey. Can be very loud sometimes.
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My parents stayed here, not myself. They enjoyed themselves. The pool was decent.
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Decent good, nice interior. People are generally fairly friendly. The Hibachi chef is consistently entertaining. Definitely a good place to go!
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Clean rooms with plenty of space. The staff is consistently extremely friendly at all of the Extended Stay locations I've been to. The Seattle location was identical to this one. Limited house-keeping can be annoying, but it's eco friendly so I can't really complain. Overall, a consistently pleasant experience. I stayed just one night at this location and a week at the Seattle one. No issues. Good price for a good stay.
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