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Fitness friends. Those wanting a soundtrack without sacrificing situational awareness. Parents of teens who love to run.

This is one of the best pair of fitness headphones I've tested. Period. They are a product that solves a problem, and they do so elegantly. You're definitely going to want to check out my review of +AfterShokz Bluez 2 Bone Conduction headphones. Yes, I said Bone Conduction.
They don't drown out the outside world, and that's what you want! Runners, parents and gym rats rejoice. Meet the Aftershokz Bluez 2 bone conduction headphones.
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A good man passed. A community reignited a cause. We aimed to misbehave... for a good cause. People are listening. Oh, and Buzzfeed embedded one of my tweets in the piece, so there's that. Lol

If you're a dad, or a mom, and would like to see companies like +Amazon.com recognize the importance of us all (as they already do in many other countries), tweet using the hashtag #AmazonFamilyUS , or retweet mine or other folks tweets. Moms matter. Dads matter. Family matters.

Thank you.
The retail giant's family-discount program is only known as Amazon Mom in the United States -- it's known as Amazon Family in other countries. #AmazonFamilyUS
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+David Walker​ Agreed. Being 'dad' is one of the joys of my life! 
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And now for something that isn't controversial...
 
#BotBStyleTip Tame that mane and that lip!

Looking forward to trying out +CanYouHandlebar?​ and seeing how it stacks up to other products we've used. We'll have a review up soon on our YouTube channel.

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How poignant? This is the last thing Leonard Nimoy tweeted.

If you didn't know, LLAP means "Live long and prosper."
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Live Long & Trap
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This is a sad day. Live long and prosper, my friend. #RIPLeonardNimoy  

#BREAKING: Leonard Nimoy, known as Spock in the Star Trek series, has died at 83 

MORE: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/28220923/report-leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-series-dies-at-83
Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in the original "Star Trek" series, died Friday morning at his home in Bel Air, according to the New York Times.
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First I took a look at the connected car dongle, Zubie. It was quite a neat piece of technology. Now, I've tested Automatic and though there are some key differences, this product comes so much closer to truly connecting your car that it is well worth the look.
This is a great year for gearheads and those addicted to car culture and technology but what if you can't afford the newest Audi or BMW? That's where connected car products like Automatic come in!
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That new driver feature sounds really good. If I had a teen I'd be ordering now.
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Great write up on what the YouTube kids app is and isn't. Worth a read mom and dad.
 
YouTube Kids is far from perfect (yet), but any parent with little ones should give it a serious look. 
Being a tech-forward parent presents its own unique set of challenges, and letting your kids use YouTube is one of the best examples of this. I have trouble believing that YouTube is safe for adults most days, which is why I'm often hovering over my children to ensure whatever they are watching on Google's video service is safe. It's not even that YouTube is bad for children — the...
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We are lucky. My 8 year old kid loves YouTube and has policed himself for years and is very aware not to watch anything 'inappropriate'. I guess it helps that he is only interested in Let's Play videos about Minecraft, lol. Stampy Longnose FTW! :-)
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Some of the DOJ findings on Ferguson that should make you sick.

Not surprised, but this is part of the reason why we (blacks in America) can't have nice things...

Ferguson Official Stated President Obama Wouldn't Last Long "Because What Black Man Holds a Steady Job for Four Years”

Ferguson's black drivers were more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to be stopped and searched, according to records over two years. Black drivers were also 26 percent less likely to be found in possession of contraband.

Blacks were 68 percent less likely than others to have their cases dismissed in municipal court. An arrest warrant was more likely to be issued for blacks.

The Justice Department found that the court uses petty crime charges to pad the city's budget. As of December 2014, 16,000 out of Ferguson's 21,000 residents have outstanding warrants for minor violations, including traffic tickets.

If you're a human being, this should make you sick to your stomach. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/7-clear-ways-ferguson-police-violated-the-constitution-according-to-the-justice-department/
An early look into the Justice Department's investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court.
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Your points are well founded. The subject of economics I think play a bigger roll in the equation than people realize.
People of lesser means are less likely to fight a ticket in court or have the ability to hire a lawyer.
Pulling over a Black person in a black neighborhood=Easy money.
 Sadly the cynicism of cops can be ridiculous. A Black person in a expensive car must be a drug dealer. There is a mind set in law enforcement that seems to be adversarial instead of humans enforcing the laws for all humans.  It's this cops vs  the lower income less educated. 
They are not suppose to racial profile so they resort to an economic profile. I don't know how to change it. Maybe it's enough to let them know....we know. ....I doubt it.
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I'm a proper gent now. I have handlebars! Wheeeeee!!
 
Tuesday #BotBStyleTip
Accessories do not make the man but little things can make a big difference!

Flannel, leather braces, smartwatch, workboots, a proper wristwatch? How are you accessorizing your day today?

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I used wax a while back when I had a beard. You got a good one. The brand that is sold in most drug stores (I forget the name) has lead acetate in it...
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+Russell Holly posts some great content about Samsung's phone announcements and I'm all excited. Then he posts something with this phrase in it,  "powered by Clean Master" and my visceral response is all...
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The galaxy note5, september. Maybe the last 5.9in. The said we hang the only external battery, now if they are the only quad channel ram, what is sleek?
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The other day I posted my full review of the #ConnectedCar  device/app, Automatic. Here's just the video portion which shows you Automatic's app and how it works.

Check it out! Full review here: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/28192085/connected-car-product-review-automatic
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So... you've led police on a super-high speed pursuit. It's over now. Nothing left to do but smoke some doobage I guess. #JustAnotherDayInLA  
 
A police pursuit, stand-off and a suspect "hotboxing?"
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when they got a tight shot of the window and it had a flame in it for like 2 seconds i knew he was smokin a bowl to chill out and relax before he gets taken in.
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Non-profit Crusader, dad whisperer, status quo challenger, internet safety - digital literacy advocate, eater of chili fries, lover of family, protector of loved ones, social/digital media/engagement ninja, tech reporter at Fox 11 Los Angeles, martial artist. He is that I am.

I'm a tech nerd/geek who cut his teeth for 15 years as a broadcast engineer, then serious blogger working w/ Fortune 500 companies on social campaigns, which prepared me to literally fall into a gig as an on-air tech expert, then tech reporter. By the way, I hate the word "expert." But that and the reason I still  use the word are a longer conversation for another space.

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Supply, support and savings. That's what best characterizes SoccerOne. Supply They have a great supply of this and last season's shoes at prices across the spectrum. Need a high-end shoe for your club kid? They've got it? Just getting into soccer and don't know if you or your kids are going to stick with it? They have lower price shoes and supplies for that. Support Their staff is super-friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Most importantly, the gentlemen who helped me today were players so they gave me first-hand advice on shoe fit which was very helpful in choosing shoes for my sons since I never played soccer. With something like this, it's that knowledge which helps me feel comfortable with the purchases I'm making. Savings Not a whole lot to say here other than, they have great prices. Comparable to Big 5 but with better selection and quality of product. Make sure you check their website before you go in and look at the prices for the shoes there as some of the products will be cheaper and they'll give you that price in store. I wish I got the names of the two gentlemen who helped me out today, I only know they were young-ish (maybe in their twenties) and one was from Cameroon.
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Had the sushi, it was "ok." My wife's catfish was very good! We'll come back. Our waitress Tiffany was attentive and accommodating. She gets 5 stars!
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Finally let a professional touch the beard today. Glad I did! Thanks to KG at The Blade for the style. My sons sat in with one of the other barbers and received high quality cuts as well. It was our second or third time there and we will be back. Expect a wait though, as they are busy shop. They do electronic check-in and as others have stated, they're very professional, no need to worry about bringing your young children here.
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Great service. Show up often enough and they quickly learn your order. .. great staff here!
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