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Harry McCracken
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Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (http://goo.gl/2QjBGx), we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography (goo.gl/HRQmIh) to Wild Hummingbirds (https://goo.gl/6FscI6), people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing (https://goo.gl/vvv5QD) or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes (goo.gl/nWyicL) . Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones (goo.gl/aaqtgq) to Painting (goo.gl/kmlM7m). With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.

But we didn’t stop with Collections and Communities; the new Google+ also makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. And we’ve worked hard to make our new web experience load fast and work beautifully on devices of all sizes.

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.) In the coming days, we’ll roll out updated apps for Android and iOS.

While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet. We got here by listening and learning, and will continue doing so. Please visit our Help Center (https://goo.gl/gWsFeh) or drop us a line in our support community (https://goo.gl/eMFVj) to share your thoughts, questions, and more. 
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Apple gives the big iPad a few worthwhile tweaks--and hardly changes the small one at all.
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I saw an old article on the AMIGA. Well , you got the dates ,and a lot of info wrong about the Amiga. oh by the way mac=pc always has been.
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Last week, General Motors invited me to a press event at which it showed off some new Buicks. Normally, such events involve driving new cars. But when we hit the road during this one, I willingly s...
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the computer-animated movie which DreamWorks Animation released in March is--of course--the tale of a dog and a boy who go traveling back in time. So in a way, it's appropr...
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Hello again, Google+.
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It's the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo Virtual Boy's U.S. debut!

http://www.fastcompany.com/3050016/unraveling-the-enigma-of-nintendos-virtual-boy-20-years-later
How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamousand still misunderstoodfailed video game console.
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Rumors and speculation are fun. But cold, hard facts are even more satisfying.
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Google+ blew away my avatar portrait and replaced it with an image of a leaf. Anyone know why?
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This is really great to know about this. Thanks for sharing.
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Burt Ward, Adam West, and Julie Newmar get a visit from San Diego's police commissioner at Comic-Con.
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They weren't the best thing he ever did, or the one he'll be most remembered for. But with the sad news of the passing of James Garner, it's worth pausing to remember the commercials he did in the ...
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Education
  • Boston University
    History, 1982 - 1986
  • Cambridge School of Weston
    1979 - 1982
  • Catlin-Gabel School
    Learning to count and spell, 1971
  • Lincoln-Eliot School
  • F.A. Day Junior High
  • Woodstock School
  • Meriwether Lewis School
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Tagline
Technologizer founder. Boy journalist, bon vivant.
Introduction
I write about personal technology.
Bragging rights
Dr. Seuss threatened to sue me. I've met both Clintons. And done undercover camera work for Dateline NBC (not involving catching predators).
Work
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Journalist
Employment
  • Fast Company
    Technology Editor, 2014 - present
  • Technologizer
    Journalist, 2008 - 2014
  • Time Inc.
    Editor at Large, TIME, 2012 - 2014
  • PC World, IDG, Computer Buying World, CorpTech, Animato
    Magazine dude, 1987 - 2008
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The Westlake District, Daly City, CA
Previously
Portland, Oregon - Boston - Arlington, Mass. - Newton, Mass. - London - San Francisco