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Jacob Liebert
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It's really interesting to me that the general reaction to Facebook's acquisition of Oculus Rift is negative.  Would have been great to see a company like Valve purchase them, perhaps as an answer to Sony's upcoming Morpheus.  Regardless, I'm sure the Oculus Rift team is delighted to be acquired for such a staggering sum.
 
Huge breaking news: Facebook is buying one of the most interesting technologies we've seen in the past several years
Facebook plans to purchase Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. The company just announced its surprise purchase via a blog post. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has...
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This is absolutely crazy, really makes me wonder what is real and what is fake with regards to what we see in the media.
 
This is pretty crazy
Dubious Photoshop has never sounded so good. In December, artist Boggie released a music video for her song "Nouveau Parfum" that shows her transformation from a makeup-free face to a gussied-up,...
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Loving Sony's new ad campaign.  
 
The new Sony wants to move you
Sony has released a new ad that ran with tonight's Golden Globes, showing off its newfound swagger while drawing a little bit on its past. The spot, titled Join Together, shows engineers and...
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Check this video out, this guy does some absolutely incredible things with wild lions (and hyenas)!

http://www.infinitylist.com/video/lions-the-new-endangered-species/
The fifth of the HERO3+ Adventure Series. The GoPro production crew journeys to Africa to explore the danger and beauty of Kevin Richardson's passions for lions and their future. Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera from http://GoPro.com. For more information on Lion Conservation, ...
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Love these  Nexus commercials, looks like we have another winner with this new one for the just-released Nexus 5!
 
Here's a Halloween treat: Today we're unwrapping KitKat (Android 4.4)—which delivers a smarter, more immersive Android experience to more people—and we're introducing the new Nexus 5 developed with LG, which is available today on +Google Play in 10 countries, and coming soon to retail stores. Find out more on our blog: http://g.co/vbej 

via +Android 
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Just purchased my #Nexus5, can't WAIT to get it.  If you're looking for the best-priced, best performing off-contract phone, look no further...

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_32GB_Black?id=nexus_5_black_32gb
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Can't wait to see the Android wearable lineup later this year.  Should be a ton of good options!
 
So here's a preview of a little something we've been working on... ;-D

Congratulations team! The team's been working furiously on this for quite a while, so it's big relief to be able to announce! Can you guess when we first planted the seeds?

#watch   #androidwear   #design  
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15 years ago (on Feb 1st, 1999) I first set foot in a Google datacenter. Well, not really -- in the Google cage in the Exodus datacenter in Santa Clara.  Larry had led me there for a tour (I wasn't an employee yet) and it was my first time in any datacenter.  And you couldn't really "set foot" in the first Google cage because it was tiny (7'x4', 2.5 sqm) and filled with about 30 PCs on shelves.  a1 through a24 were the main servers to build and serve the index and c1 through c4 were the crawl machines.

By that time we already had a second cage, immediately adjacent, that was about 3x larger and contained our first four racks, each containing 21 machines named d1-42 and f1-42 (don't ask me what happened to the b and e racks, I don't know).  I don't recall who manufactured d and f but they were trays with a single large motherboard and a Pentium II CPU.  (Later, the g rack would be the first corkboard rack.)

Some interesting details from the order:

- Yep, a megabit cost $1200/month and we had to buy two, an amount we didn't actually reach until the summer of 1999.  (At the time, 1 Mbps was roughly equivalent to a million queries per day.)

- You'll see a second line for bandwidth, that was a special deal for crawl bandwidth.  Larry had convinced the sales person that they should give it to us for "cheap" because it's all incoming traffic, which didn't require any extra bandwidth for them because Exodus traffic was primarily outbound.

- Note the handwritten "3 20 Amps in DC" change to the standard order form.  At the time, DC space was sold per square foot, and we always tried to get as much power with it as possible because that's what actually mattered.

- This particular building was one of the first colocation facilities in Silicon Valley.  Our direct neighbor was eBay, a bit further away was a giant cage housing DEC / Altavista, and our next expansion cage was directly adjacent to Inktomi.  The building has long since been shut down. 
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Are you kidding me? What a way to lose a game
 
FIVE SECONDS LEFT! FOUR! THREE! TWO! THE LAYUP FOR THE WIN IS...

Stuck.

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The aspirational Sony is back
During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great. The...
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Love that Googe's approach always seem to be so people-oriented.  A lot of other big tech events are mostly product-focused, but Google always seems to do such a great job engaging their fans!
 
These are some of my favorite photos from the Tuesday's Morning with Google+ Event. 

Just last week, I was talking with my friend about how Google engage their users. We talked about how Google always try to get some kind of involvement from its users in many different ways.  Just this year, I've been part of Google Local events, workshops, tech talks, and of course the Glass Explorer program (which is completely different level of experience itself).

And now this.

The event itself was pretty secretive. I was invited because I was part of the Google Local Expert program. Some (if not most) were invited because they are involved with Google+ Photos. We were told not to tell anyone about the event, and they purposely use a venue a bit far from the crowd to make sure nobody crashed the event. 

The event was divided into two parts. The morning was for the announcement of new features of Google+, lead by +Vic Gundotra, and the evening was for the after party. There were quite a few people from media in the audience during the morning event. The rest are invited guests, and of course Googlers. 

While we were waiting to be let in for the evening event, we saw a big bus dropping passengers wearing Google badges. We just assumed this would be some kind of an appreciation party for the employees working on the G+ team, while at the same time giving opportunities for guests to mingle with them.

That was exactly the case. Guests were able to mingle with many Googlers working on the G+ team casually, congratulate them on the new features, and also give some feedback of what we want to see for the next release. 

From my conversation with some of the employees, it's clearly shown that they really love and care about what they do. One example - +Vincent Mo from the Google+ Photos team told us how almost everybody on the Photos team are photographers. That's why they want to make the photo tools to be as good as possible, because they want to use it for their photos too! 

They also appreciate users that help them grow. Photographers have been utilizing G+ for displaying their beautiful photos since beta days, and it's clearly shown. You can see that the venue was filled with beautiful photos, all taken by active photographers in G+. Every attendees were given a small booklet containing all photos from the exhibit. The book also includes the story from each photos, and it was really enjoyable to read every one of them. 

You don't see these kind of engagements from other companies. That's all I can say.
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    Ensign, 2014 - present
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This place is phenomenal! Although they deliver, we usually drive down to their Alamo location to pick the pizza up ourselves. Pizza is fairly thin, and is really light and crispy. Overall, favorite pizza place in the Alamo/Danville area!
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I visit the Chart House a couple times a year, almost always with my parents. I can say without a doubt that it is our favorite restaurant in Annapolis, at least in that price range. If you're looking for a great steak, trendy decor, and good service, I would highly recommend the Chart House for your dining needs.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Enjoy coming here on the weekends for good American food
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Really enjoyed this restaurant. Doesn't look like much but I will definitely come back at some point.
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My family and I go here every time they're in town to visit. We love the convenient location, good service, and good food.
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Love working out here. Friendly people, tons of equipment, and great hours
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