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Steve Albright
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Seems about right.

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Right on the $$
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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 - What Features do you Truly Need?

As I stated before, I went with the HTC One.  Before I went out and traded in my older (unused) HTC One M7 using +T-Mobile's JUMP program, I research phones like it was the last time I will ever get a new phone (haha..yea right).  

I put this comparison shot together, which contains only the features that differ between the S5 and M8.  The first thing after looking at this is wow, the S5 kicks the M8's ass.  Is that the case?  

Few things why I went with the HTC One M8 over the Samsung Galaxy S5:
   ● Front Speakers - why the hell do phones even have speakers on the back?  This just boggles my mind!
   ● I HATE the one physical button on the bottom on all the Galaxy devices.  If they didn't have this I may have owned a few Galaxy Notes.  Plus... WHY have the menu on the left and back on the right?  I mean WTF Samsung?  At least HTC fixed their stupid button setup that was a total bummer on the M7.  Man up and admit it's a mistake and move on!
   ● I dislike TouchWiz.  I feel stock Android is always the best but I am still using Sense 6 as I find it TONS better than the previous "trying too hard" UI's.  
   ● Better camera setup.  I know...I know... the S5 has a 16 MP rear and the M8 only has a shit 5 MP.  Okay, so let me explain.  I don't need a 16 MP camera... all the pictures I take are so damn big now I always have to resize them before I use them for anything practical.  The M8 also has the second lense get capture depth.  The M8 has proven to me as well it outperforms the S5 in low light or unsuitable capture environments.  Finally, the M8's front camera won't make you look like a pixelated boob while voice conferencing or taking that #gofuckyourselfie  pic.  
   ● M8's battery will last longer.  WTF am I talking about?... the S5 has a larger battery!  Trust me, that .1 larger screen on the S5 will drain the battery quicker.  
Another great source to find out which phone is best for you head over to #Phandroid  and check out +Rob Jackson's article where he makes some great points, provides sames and helps you think what you are going to use the phone for and what is most important to you.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8:

Also check out Rob's full DETAILED reviews of each phone.  He spent many hours/days with each phone and gives wonderful insight on each device!   Now.. do it now dammit!

S5 Full Review:

M8 Full Review:

Oh, please don't post fanboy this fanboy that comments because both of these phones are incredible devices and it doesn't matter which device I pick or which device you pick.  I am mainly sharing this because it could help someone determine which device is right for them.... which could certainly be either one of these devices, or neither.  What I want to hear are good, valid points on why you decided on whichever device.  
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+Chris Sullins Thanks for the info...I'll update the image when I get a chance.
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The Google Glass XE16 system images are up! Happy hacking.
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I have been waiting for this review!
Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 worth buying? Find out in our full review!
Our complete Samsung Galaxy S5 Review and video breaks down every detail of the S5 and helps you decide if it's the phone for you. From hardware and specs to software and new features like the finger scanner, heart rate monitor, and weatherproofing- it's all here!
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The toilet shot was priceless.
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So I was surprised to see there was a York, PA (not NYC) +GDG York and actually had some activity!  

+Chris Coulson +Kevin McCarley Any GDG meetups on the horizon?  Are you guys going to (or trying to) IO this year?  
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Yeah me too.. However some of the meetups some ppl complained.. Not old enough or didn't like beer. Go figure.

What would you guys like to learn? Or do in gdg.. Share what each of us know about something Google related.

I was also thinking a hackathon.. And working on sponsors for something.
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Target has little Easter eggs hidden... Pieces of paper for like free drinks. 
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Wow just there
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This would take me a lifetime to create...Awesome video!
This is awesome and hilarious.
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I just saw this, spit coffee.   #wearables   #meme  
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#io2014  here I come!  So excited.  Last year I didn't catch any luck and had major withdrawal.  

Will be with +Rob Jackson and +Derek Ross.... we need ideas for something big to do this year.  Live bar podcast?  
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+Steven Mautone oh nice. Can't wait to meet you buddy. Let's try not to get kicked out of coffee shops together.
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XE16 - New Feature
Great feature that may be overlooked if you are in great coverage areas....
If you say a command or in my case a text message reply and get the "Cannot connect to Google" (or whatever it exactly is) message, it use to say to click to check settings.  This was annoying because then you lost the message you just spoke and had to use the touch pad to get back to that message to then reply.  Now it asks you if you want to retry!  So little but large improvement!!  Thank you +Google Glass.  Anyone in areas with dead spots for data greatly appreciates this I am sure.

Side Note
One feature I think would be good to add is if you navigate to a message or any card... the voice commands should always be visible so you can quickly take over in voice controlled navigation.  Anyone else agree?
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+Steve Albright We're glad you like the new feature in the latest update! Thanks for your feedback and we'll pass it along to the team. 
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Android, Java, PHP, HTML, Computer Networking, Social Media, Server Administration, Making Kids, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visual Basic, Mel Scripting, Python, C++
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    Lead Android Developer, 2011 - present
    Neverstill Media is a network of news and community-based websites and mobile apps covering topics in Consumer Tech, Gaming, Lifestyle, and more. Our we are proud to own and which is the first and largest Android news and fan community. Design and build the next generation of Neverstill Android apps and APIs. Programming new websites and features for existing websites based on documentation. Potentially develop apps and Neverstill APIs for other mobile platforms. Keep up-to-date on the latest Android SDK developments, respond to customer feedback & testing. Other tasks related to the upkeep and development of Company websites, including but not limited to: updating software from Wordpress and vBulletin, assisting in server optimization and uptime improvements, performing backups, assisting in server migrations, and other miscellaneous tasks.
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    Modeling and Simulation Specialist, 2007 - 2011
    I worked on the 3D Modeling and Simulation team that focused on visualization. Our main requirement was to support our customers with modeling, visualizations, simulations, training modules and marketing renderings. Specialized in but not limiting to: 3D Modeling - Maya, Modo, Blender Real-Time - Vega Prime, Ogre3D, Unreal Programming - Visual Basic, Mel Scripting, Python, Java, C++
  • Pitney Bowes
    Field System Specialist, 2004 - 2007
    Installed and customized shipping solutions for clientele all throughout Central and Eastern PA. Integrated customized solutions to interface with their legacy systems and current workflows.
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    Partnership that I created while in high school that offered Web Design and Development.
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Technology enthusiast, early adopter, loves everything Android and loving husband that is a father of four.
My name is Steven Albright and I am the Lead Android Developer for Neverstill Media, the parent company of websites such as, and many others in the Consumer Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle markets.  

I am a technology enthusiast, early adapter and buy way too much tech stuff.  Since the beginning of this year I am a proud father of four (3 babies [yep, triplets] and 1 two yr old).  This makes my home and work life both challenging and exciting... not to mention exhausting.  Every moment I am not working I am spending with my kids and loving wife.  

I'd fit perfect for the following types of circles:
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  • Server Security
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I went to school for Computer Networking so I have lots of neat certificates (along with knowledge) such as Security+, Network+, A+ Hardware, A+ Software and a bunch others that are network/security/administration related.  

I am the creator of Clutch Pad which was featuring on many sites such as LifeHacker, Droid-Life, etc.  It was one of the first Android applications that overlaid the application stack.  I soon hope to update it but my life has become pretty busy and crazy (remember...three babies and a 2 yr old).  

If you read this much you should just follow me and enjoy what I share to this wonderful G+ community :)
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