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Google made this fancy book to promote Google Photos.
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Yeah I let it take over my existing libraries and it is madly churning out collections of stuff I did not even remember saving.
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Google Photos created this perfect animated GIF.

It's my son +Kevin Elgan and cousin +Johnny Oliver. I just had to share it. 
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the photo has a high content of Harry Potter
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Throwback Thursday: Me and my son, Kevin, exploring Mayan ruins in Southern Mexico 9 years ago!

That's me and +Kevin Elgan at Palenque in Mexico in August of 2006.

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A nice Google+ note from the conference.

+Bradley Horowitz said Photos was launched separate from Google+ because the totality of photo management is different from the Google+ mission of sharing and community (I'm paraphrasing). 
Google's +Bradley Horowitz, at a press Q&A session just now: Google+ is not going away.

Straight from the horse's mouth: 

"Google+ will be changing." 

"There's a renaissance in the thinking of what Google+ is and what it is for." 

"We found it is working incredibly well in connecting people around shared passions and interests." 

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One thing I don't like is that there are too many duplications!! 😁
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Hey, look who's lighting up Times Square!

Me and my colleague +Megan Morrone in a Times Square ad for TWiT's news shows. : ) 
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Google Plus on Time Square. Because you know, it doesn't exist. 
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Here comes the biggest Google day of the year!

Watch the live stream with expert commentary from +Leo Laporte and friends:
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bonjour j'ai deja deux photos dans mon profil mais quelqu'un a pirate mon compte et je vois que mon compte  gmail ne marche pas
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It's awesome to work for such a cool company!

How can you call yourself a geek and not watch TNT? 
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+Mike Elgan it does amaze me the number of IT people I meet that do not know about the +TWiT  Even some of the +Tech News Today guests are unaware of TWiT.

The suite of shows, especially TNT, are essential to stay in tune with what is happening.
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I think Google is trying to influence the press about how they want us to pronounce the animated picture format.

This is in the Google I/O press room. 
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For me it's always bee "GIF" as in "Glyph" w/o the "l" sound. There are times that lead to confusion when you have a glyph gif. JPEG is Jay Peg... cousin to Simon Peg.
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Could be lucrative.
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My first Google+ post from the Google Photos app.

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+Phil Nolan Yes,…they are,..and cozy and majestic , the same time,..:)  :)  have a wonderful day Phil,…maggie
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Google Photos. Here comes the video!!
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wow that nice
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Forget that annoying alarm. Now you can wake up to the smell of your choice!

SensorWake is a smell-based alarm clock. Check it out:

#sensorwake   #kickstarter  
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+Mike Elgan​. Thank you very much. !!!.
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The world's only lovable technology journalist.
Who the $#@! is Mike Elgan? 

I write and talk and interview on the subjects technology and innovation. I anchor TWiT's daily Tech News Today netcast ( 

My opinion columns appear all over the place, most frequently Computerworld, PC World, InfoWorld, MacWorld, CIO Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, eWeek, Baseline and elsewhere. 

I don't do "access journalism." I am not in the industry, I'm not an investor or entrepreneur, but instead an independent, disinterested observer with strong opinions. (I have nothing against access journalism, it's just not what I do.)

My Thoughts on Google+:

After 10 years of blogging with conventional blogging sites and services, I abandoned that approach a year ago and started blogging on Google+. Why? Because Google+ is by far the best blogging platform. As Tim O'Reily said, it's like Tumblr 2.0, but more social. 

I also cancelled my account with a leading photo-sharing and management site, and now use Google+ for that exclusively. 

I've replaced more than half my email communication with Google+ communication.

I use Google+ to write first drafts of my stories, to crowdsource, to take polls, to get feedback and to drive traffic to the articles I write. It has dramatically improved my work as a writer. 

I even use Google+ for social networking!

Although I'm most active on Google+, you can also follow me here: 

And you can download my top 200 most popular posts as an eBook by clicking here.

I'm ranked #1 on the Google Plus Score list, which is based on user engagement.

I'm the #7 Most Recommended Person to Follow on Google+ (as voted by users). 

I'm one of Mashable's top nine Google+ Power Users.

I'm also a "Curator" on the Google Currents app!! (Please install the free app and "Add" me!)

I've also created and moderate these Google+ communities.

Here's how I do Google+: 

In the meantime, please CIRCLE ME! I'd love to interact with you here on Google+. 
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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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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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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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