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This may be the toughest part of our potential Arizona move. I have to get up at 4am tomorrow to watch my #LFC boys play. OUCH!
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I'm sorry I'm very late to the news what happened +Kevin Tofel you just installed those wood floor on your basement
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One of the nicest backyard views I saw today. But way out on the east edge of Mesa. A bit far from most everything. 
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I like it. Sometimes that is a good thing. 
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Last WaWa coffee before heading to Phoenix. I'll miss WaWa if we move. What's the "equivalent": Circle K? 
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Don't be silly. There is no replacement for Wawa.
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Pic from my Moto X BTW.
Summary: Refocusing camera images after taking the picture is becoming all the rage on mobile devices. Google must agree since it has a new downloadable Google Camera app with a Lens Blur feature.
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+Leon Venton yup, that makes total sense. I suppose choice is better than no choice. ;)
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BTW: This was the first and last time I try to share the SoundCloud embed on an iPad using Google Chrome. Normally, it embeds the audio player but clearly that didn't happen. Sorry about that!
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Heck of a high school up in the mountains near Scottsdale. I ran a slow 100m on the track and blame the thin air. ;) 
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+Ian Tang Bingo! I'm scouting out houses this weekend. My step daughter is starting HS this August and Desert Mountain looks fantastic!
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Made it to Scottsdale. Now to check out some real estate!
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+Kevin Tofel you looking at Scottsdale? I live in Tucson and love Arizona.
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So if you follow me here, I'm going to apologize in advance. ;)

Now that the work is done on our home and we put it on the market, I'm taking a rare vacation: offline for the next 5 days; at least for work purposes.

We're heading out to the Phoenix area for some house hunting and I suspect I'll have a bunch of non-tech pics to post here while away. But of course, it's back to business here early next week with thoughts on new gadgets and tech. :)
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I grew up in South Scottsdale, and my brother lives in Tempe. Some good deals on older single family houses can be found in those areas, and you're much closer to event venues.
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"OK Glass, order some room service"  Can't do that (yet) but you can find a hotel.
Summary: Wandering around wearing Google Glass with no place to stay? The SPG for Glass can solve that problem, helping you search for a room or manage your Starwood Preferred account on Google’s wearable computer.
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I love Starwood Hotels! I was reading about this article in Flipboard today, amongst other articles you have written, and was so stoked by it. Great app!
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I'm the mobile editor at where I help people understand smartphones, tablets and the mobile web.

After spending 15 years in IT at Fortune 100 companies, Kevin turned a hobby into a career and began covering mobile technology in 2003. He writes daily on the industry and has co-hosted the weekly MobileTechRoundup podcast since 2006. His writing has appeared in print (The New York Times, PC Magazine and PC World) and he has been featured on NBC News in Philadelphia.

Kevin’s unique approach is to use the technology as a consumer would, so that he can report back to readers honestly about what they can expect from a device or app and help them get the most out of it. Freescale has named Kevin a “Top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundit.” When not playing with the latest gadget, Kevin is typically spending time with his family, reading e-books or running in the rural areas near his home office in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Was a 2 minute half-miler in HS track, ran 3 marathons in the 1990's and once ran at least a mile every day for 425 consecutive days.
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