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Jason Freidenfelds
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I agree -- life's more fun with my lovely wife and kids. :) (Though once in a while a solo trip isn't such a terrible thing either!)
 
Guy Given Second Trip with Family After Sad Vacation Photos Go Viral
Some months ago, 34-year-old telecom worker Kevin Blandford of Louisville, Kentucky, won a free vacation to Puerto Rico from his job. His daughter was too
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Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (http://goo.gl/qWWhDU), which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j7lFbC
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Amazing -- faux-retro VHS covers for current TV series and movies, from Game of Thrones to Interstellar. This is some loving design work:
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Il y avait les amoureux du vinyle, il faudra maintenant compter sur les adeptes de la VHS ! Ne lui parlez-pas Blu-ray, écrans plats ou films en 3D, Stan (35 ans) n’a d’yeux que pour les bandes magnétiques, les couleurs saturées et le son mono. A deux pas du canal Saint-Martin à Paris, rencontre avec…
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Yup.
Today, in an exclusive statement to HRC, tech behemoth Google, an HRC top-rated company, spoke out against the host of anti-LGBT bills pending or signed in to law in states around the country.
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Wait, the Mars rover Opportunity has been going for 11 YEARS?? If you're building cars, NASA, I'll take one. ;)
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That's some serious engineering!
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In a WORLD... where TIME... is the ENEMY: Daylight Saving, the Movie! Watch the trailer before YOU experience the horror of losing an hour this Sunday...
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A step closer to Quantum Computation

One of the primary challenges in building a quantum computer is creating a robust error-prevention system for the information stored in quantum memory elements (“qubits”). 

Unlike a bit in a classical computer, one can’t just check the information stored in a qubit directly -- doing so will collapse the entanglement and superposition states, removing the quantum properties that make it useful for computation. 

Today in the journal Nature , researchers report on a nine qubit quantum circuit where, through a carefully choreographed series of logic operations, the qubits are able to detect and effectively protect each other from bit errors.

Want to learn more about how quantum error correction (QEC) pulls out just enough information to detect errors without altering the information in any individual qubit? Head over to the Google Research blog!
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Pretty sure this doesn't refer to "Technology"...
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Hard to believe at first this is a photo -- it looks like an ink painting. But it's real camels... well, their shadows:
 
Camels? No, those are shadows of camels. Look again.

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Happened across this little bird on a walk at Lake Temescal...
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From Maya Angelou:
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So cool -- Google campus proposal saves energy, is better for the local environment, and fits in well with local businesses and community. Check out the photos!
 
Today we're submitting a proposal to redevelop part of our campus in North Bayshore. With our proposed plan, our campus could be more adaptable to a changing company, bring new life to the environment, save energy, and create a sense of community with bike paths and space for local businesses. Ultimately, we hope to create a space for people, nature and ideas to thrive. Learn more: http://g.co/go/y6pnk
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Pretty exciting.  Something link this would have a dramatic impact on being able to work.  I'm not sure if the total impact would be positive or negative but it's definitely an HR issue.
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My wife Sabrina and I are trying to keep up with our girls Amelia, born April 2011, and Ella, born May 2013. I work in communications at Google, and on the side I like to play trombone in a New Orleans-style brass band called Blue Bone Express.
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Astoria, NY - Cambridge, MA - Madison, NJ
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We've always found them helpful, responsive, and very caring for our cat and dog. We've tried other vets, and we would recommend Claremont Veterinary Hospital over them. Very convenient and easy to work with!
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Beautiful, cozy space and great classes for new parents -- really enjoyed the infant CPR class here.
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The food is super high quality. Everything is always fresh, savory, and delicious. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes, or the turkey club sandwich with avocado and aioli sauce.
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Zachary's Special deep-dish is to die for.
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Bad mixed drinks, lame food (e.g., limp calamari), slow service, and expensive to boot. Walk a little further for much better stuff.
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Great family place -- kids love the animals, all seems clean and well-treated, and the mini-amusement park next door is always a hit. Staff is great too -- Jeff Patterson, an EMT and fix-it guy there, helped jump-start our car one day and gave our daughter some extra hand stamps she was begging for the other day. Everyone cares!
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