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The importance of punctuation.

I think there should be a question mark after "bankrupt."
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haha!
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Pumpkin pie breakfast is best breakfast.

Thank you, +Amira Elgan!
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Almost thought it was a pie slice bed when i first saw it lol
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Who's using Spotify? 
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Tech News Today is now on Spotify!

Both the audio and video versions, too. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_tsgbQt42Q
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A very smart move on Spotify's part, they'll gain some ground with this, and add a bunch of more users. Not I though I'm afraid. I too am Google Play All Access & #PocketCasts. 
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Augment YOUR reality with Tech News Today!!

(Watch now: http://goo.gl/nS2Upf )

Join me and co-anchor +Christina Bonnington as we interview +Kwame Opam, Will Hernandez, +David Lieberman and +Lucas Shaw!

(Pic props to +Hologram Software LTD CTO +Deniz Opalhttps://goo.gl/Di8s1i )
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I did the cross eye trick and yes, that image is 3D
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Is this Google Chrome bookmarks interface new?

I just noticed new "Bookmarks" item on my bookmarks bar. Clicking it brings up an interface that shows all my bookmarks, each with its own fruity colored box, plus a search feature. 

Is this new? Check out chrome://bookmarks/
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I'm confused, whether to hate it or to like it. I can't make up my mind. 😐
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Oculus announcement coming next month!

Oculus VR (owned by Facebook) sent out invites to the press to attend a big Oculus Rift event in San Francisco on June 11. 

https://www.oculus.com/
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Throw me a bone! Watch and subscribe to Tech News Today!

Watch: http://goo.gl/COEWGF

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This looks like an amazing idea.

It's basically an ongoing crowd-sourced alert system where people pick topics they follow, then they're alerted when there's new info in that topic (or you can do the alerting yourself). 

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What a cool concept!  Thanks for sharing, +Mike Elgan !
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Delta Airlines' latest safety video is crammed full of Internet memes.
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Tech News Today is now on Spotify!

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+Mike Elgan​ . Tecnología . Thank you very much.
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Apple's TV Set Almost Happened!
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My 2nd Gen Apple TV stopped taking iOS updates like iPhone 4 hardware. I'm guessing the 3rd gen is getting long in the tooth. I'm guessing it will be replaced if for no other reason because it won't take the new iOS. Hope the iPad 2 will fall off the iOS compatibility list. 
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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 (http://twit.tv/show/tech-news-today). 


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. 

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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. 

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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!
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Everything we tried at this restaurant was incredible. What a gem.
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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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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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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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