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Tech News Today puts the 'class' in 'first class.'

Watch today's show with +Joe Panettieri and +Pete Pachal:

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More coastline porn, courtesy of Oregon.
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Yes Oregon is beautiful state! so is Washinton 
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BS labeling 101.

I guess "cleansing bar" sounds better than "soap" for marketers who want to create the perception of value without actually creating value. 
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.....but it has pure citrus....  : )
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On the trail between the 101 and the Pacific at Oswald West State Park in Oregon.

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Giant redwoods in Avenue of the Giants
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Beautiful world...
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Mark Gurman Uncovers Apple's Plans for iPad, iOS, OS X and Swift!

With Apple's World Wide Developer Conference just a couple weeks away, leaks about what Apple will announce are coming out every day, and most of them from 9to5Mac's +Mark Gurman

Here's my interview with Mark:

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+Anthony Dash They did that in 2007.
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The importance of punctuation.

I think there should be a question mark after "bankrupt."
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I'm glad the bible has no grammar mistakes.
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How Google and Apple will smartify your home.

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The next big culture shift in consumer technology is clearly home automation. Over the next two or three years, a dizzying array of home appliances and devices will connect up with your phone and TV box to make everything "smart" (which, let's face it, is a euphemism for "more fun but also more expensive and complex").

And it all starts Thursday.

Here's what you need to know about what's coming in home automation from Google and Apple!

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wow.... coffee lovers will surely gonna love that....
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Yachats, Oregon, turned out to be a mini beer Mecca.
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I love Yachats. The whole Oregon coast is pretty stellar really. Safe travels. 
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Big fire on a big beach in Oregon.

When giant forests terminate at the Pacific for hundreds of miles in both directions, there's always plenty of driftwood for a fire.

(Near Seaside, Oregon)
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My kind of meat market.

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Always wanted to try Kangaroo, Gagan Belludi, maybe we can grab a roo burger together?
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California's original drive-through.

This is me driving through the Chandelier Tree!*
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That is awesome! I was wondering if something like that could kill the tree? or does it adapt to it? Greetings and Blessings
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I write and talk and interview on the subjects technology and innovation. I anchor TWiT's daily Tech News Today netcast ( 

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Luma Fitness cost us $232 per class. Here's why. My wife and I signed up for a year at Luma fitness at the beginning of last year. Luma Fitness limits the number of students per class. You have to sign up. If the class is full, you can't take that class. And the classes are usually full. You can see this for yourself. For example, when I wrote this review on Saturday morning, you can see from my screenshot that every Sunday class that takes place at the gym is already full. (The only available classes are a trail running class -- we already trail run every day and don't need to pay a gym for that -- and a second class that's way above our fitness level.) We work during the day, and want to work out after work. Those classes are the most unavailable, especially the ones at our fitness level. We're very busy, and often had a hard time making time for the gym. But when we did find the time, we found that Luma Fitness classes were already full. Because of that, we were able to attend only 10 classes for the year. We paid them $2,148 and used their gym 10 times. The nightmare continued. Our membership ended at the end of January. You have to give 30 days notice in writing to terminate the membership, which we did on January 6. Yet they're charging us for the full month of February. We called and argued with them about it, but they were horrible and nasty and insisted that we pay the full month, rather than honor their own contract of 30 days notice. They KNOW we won't be using their gym for the month of February. They KNOW we paid them thousands of dollars without using their service much. But they are just taking our $179 for the month anyway. I guess the $2,148 we paid for 10 classes wasn't enough, so they took more. So now our grand total is $2,327 for 10 classes. Instead of going to Luma Fitness, just flush $20 bills down the toilet twice a week. You'll save money, and you'll get more exercise.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Shirley rules!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Everything we tried at this restaurant was incredible. What a gem.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Awesome location and great coffee completely ruined by freezing room temperature and mind-bogglingly slow Internet connect (it took me three minutes to load this page before I could write a review).
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reviewed a year ago
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This is a really good restaurant. The food is very flavorful without being fatty and heavy. Great service.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Awesome. Simply awesome.
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reviewed a year ago
OK, I'm going to say something VERY controversial here. But it's my opinion that Pizzateca has the world's best pizza. As the author of the book _American Pie_ says, the world's best pizza is usually the one you grew up with. However, I have eaten at Bianco's Pizzeria in Phoenix, all the highest rated pizza places in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere, and this is the best I've had. Most of the best places in America nail the toppings but fail on crust. They tend to use yeast-based leavening, which can only get you so far. Pizzateca, on the other hand, is doing something magical with the crust that involves 3 days of fermentation, according to the owner. Specifically, Pizzateca's muchroom and garlic pizza is truly mind-blowing. Please, do NOT fail to eat at this tiny joint if you're anywhere near Madrid, Spain.
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