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I guess you can write for a living. Thanks for highlighting +Winchell Chung​.
 
#scifi writer John Scalzi inks a deal for 3.4 million with Tor Books for his next 13 books. #sciencefiction  
John Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”
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Memorial Day arrives here in the United States—and a little earlier in May than is typical. What better way to celebrate than with self-titled “Flower-Sunrise”, which Tony Heyward captured on April 19, 2013, using the Pentax K-30. Vitals: f/22, ISO 800,…
Memorial Day arrives here in the United States—and a little earlier in May than is typical. What better way to celebrate than with self-titled “Flower-Sunrise”, which Tony Heyward …
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Sometimes the best photographs capture the shooter’s mood. On March 18, 2009, Jano De Cesare felt uninspired about his camera work “maybe because I had little time to shoot, maybe because I just chose bad subjects in bad conditions”. But “I obliged myself…
Sometimes the best photographs capture the shooter’s mood. On March 18, 2009, Jano De Cesare felt uninspired about his camera work “maybe because I had little time to …
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Happy Caturday, and forgive today’s selection—the third feline featured in this series (see Days 38 and 51 for the others). Consider self-titled “Oskar Running in the Snow I” as a gift to my wife, who celebrated a birthday yesterday. She loves kitties.…#caturday
Happy Caturday, and forgive today’s selection—the third feline featured in this series (see Days 38 and 51 for the others). Consider self-titled “Oskar Running in the Snow I” as a …
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WTF? #censorship   #freespeech  
Imagine assembling a portfolio of over 4,000 photographs and then being forced to make it disappear or face life-altering consequences; that's the situatio
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...and that's why Jesus invented lawyers. :)
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File this under less is less and more is more. Money quote:

_"Apple could have made a Retina MacBook Air instead of (or in addition to) this new MacBook, but chose not to. Instead, we have major compromises on previous invariants. Until now, since I started buying Macs 11 years ago, Apple had never shipped a laptop with a keyboard or trackpad that was less than great. They recognized that a laptop without a good keyboard wasn’t a good laptop, even if a lot of people would be OK with it and buy it anyway.

Now, Apple’s priorities have changed. Rather than make really great products that are mostly thin, they now make really thin products that are mostly great"._

Marco should know.

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Mistake One. May 19, 2015 • ∞http://www.marco.org/2015/05/19/mistake-one. MacBook “One”, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and Hops for scale. I've had mixed luck with impulse buys. As a kid, I impulse-bought Marble Madness for my Sega Genesis. I saw it in Electronics Boutique, the box looked really ...
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To celebrate my wife’s birthday, I select a self-portrait she shot, at age 21, during the hopefully-not-forgotten fine film photography era. Ha! And youngsters today think selfies are some new thing. Annie doesn’t have a Flickr, so I—ah, hum—unexpectedly…
To celebrate my wife’s birthday, I select a self-portrait she shot, at age 21, during the hopefully-not-forgotten fine film photography era. Ha! And youngsters today think selfies are some …
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Some Memorial Day snark.

#smartwatch


It's a reminder: You're even dumber than you think.
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By the time I decided I wanted a Microsoft watch they stopped making them. They were ahead of their time, but like today's crop of Android Wear devices, they were too large. 
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One section down, it’s two to go as we begin the second. The serialization of my ebook  Responsible Reporting: Field Guide for Bloggers, Journalists, and Other Online News Gatherers continues ahead of its release into the public domain. So far we have the…
One section down, it’s two to go as we begin the second. The serialization of my ebook  Responsible Reporting: Field Guide for Bloggers, Journalists, and Other Online News …
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M daughter’s cat Cali assumes a rather unusual position in the custom-made tree we paid just $60 for. I love supporting a home business. I snapped using Nexus 6, rather than pull out the Fuji X100T. I worried she might move, missing the moment. It’s rare…
M daughter’s cat Cali assumes a rather unusual position in the custom-made tree we paid just $60 for. I love supporting a home business. I snapped using Nexus …
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Cats and their impossible acrobatics.
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For three summers during high school, I participated in federal assistance program Upward Bound at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. My parents divorced when I was 13, and my then 31 year-old mother chose to raise four children alone. Jobs were scarce…
For three summers during high school, I participated in federal assistance program Upward Bound at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. My parents divorced when I was 13, and …
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My BetaNews colleague +Wayne Williams bought #applewatch . He smartly gives a 24-hour first-impressions review. Some tidbits that the Google+ audience might appreciate:

" I like the interface, but it’s not what I’d call intuitive".

"Working out how to change the default watch face isn’t quite so obvious".

"The device itself is quite chunky, and not particularly stylish, although it's far from ugly".

"Battery life is unquestionably an issue...my phone’s battery life seems greatly reduced now Watch is connected to it"

"I think overall I will grow to like Watch, maybe even love it, but it’s going to be about working out how it fits into my life, and understanding, and tolerating its shortcomings".

I love an honest reviewer, which Wayne proves himself to be post after post. I do unfairly excerpt some of the negatives, but, hey, it's a Google fanclub where I share his story. Know thine audience.

Click though and comment, particularly if you also own Apple Watch. You can only help other people considering buying one.
After Tim Cook demoed the Apple Watch at the Spring Forward event two months ago I declared I should want an Apple Watch -- but I don't. Despite being an iPhone owner and a watch wearer, I felt the new device was an
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TO BE CLEAR. I think most of the problems with the Apple Watch could be fixed with better firmware. 
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I am an award-winning journalist, writer, and real Maniac, being born and raised in Caribou, Maine. But I currently live with my immediate family far from home, in San Diego, Calif.


I am an experienced analyst, consultant, editor, journalist, and storyteller. My communication skills are broader than just the written word. I have appeared on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and other radio or TV networks or programs discussing technology and its related cultural and business impact.

During the second decade of the Millennium, my main worklife focus is producing original content, which could make you the star. I contend that "every life is epic", and through storytelling show by how much.

I am available for editing, writing, or speaking gigs and can be reached by Gmail, or you can private Circle or Hangout. Be warned, if you want to hire me: My investigative storytelling style is provocative. I want people to think about things from different viewpoints.

They say you can judge someone by their playlist or what they read. I subscribes to:

  • Economist, Nature, and Rolling Stone on iPad
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  • Entertainment Weekly, Mother JonesNew Yorker, and Vanity Fair in print, on web, and digital devices

But often the most valuable content comes not from paid professionals but people posting to social networks (hehe, Google+), Medium, and blogs.
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Got my driver's license at 25, because I biked (or walked) everywhere.
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  • Betanews
    Executive Editor, 2011 - 2015
  • ZDE
    Editor, 2006 - 2009
  • Jupiter Research
    Senior Analyst, 2003 - 2006
  • CNET
    Staff Writer, 1999 - 2003
  • CMP
    Reporter, 1997 - 1999
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The Hour takes us behind the scenes of a broadcast news room in London during the mid 50s, with a highly competitive, sharp witted and passi

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Watch music videos on your Android device for free! Access VEVO's entire catalog of 50,000 music videos from more than 11,000 artists.Downlo

Apple vs. Samsung: the real battle for mobile supremacy
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It's often repeated that the future of mobile will boil down to Apple versus Google, or iPhone and Android. But that’s far too broad. It's S

10 reasons to get excited about the Nokia N8
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Who bought iPad 2?
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What's wrong with Google TV?
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iTunes pricing is out of control
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