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Completing some of my favorite TV series like Breaking Bad, Dexter, Treme and the second season of House of Cards leaves a hole current shows cannot fill. Maybe it was the end of an era in quality storytelling.

This leaves Game of Thrones, True Detective, the last season of Mad Men and Orange is the New Black to keep the TV on in our house. Then what?
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A few Netflix series I've enjoyed include: The IT Crowd, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the British version of Skins. On HBO Go, I highly recommend The Wire. I also enjoyed Eastbound & Down (not for everyone, your wife will probably hate) and Lucky Louie.  And if you haven't already seen every episode of Lost and 24, you owe it to yourself to watch those too.
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iTunes 11 only downloaded HD videos, not both HD and SD like it used to. How do you get the SD versions for iDevices?

Clearly it had been a while since I downloaded content from iTunes. My media habits are all about streaming now.
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Really excited about this project. Very compelling reason to switch ecosystems.
 
Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

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This would be me if my house was wired with +SmartThings! I can see myself already getting compulsive about the data my truck is sharing via +Automatic.
#smarthome   #internetofthings  
Like any responsible New Yorker, I've entrusted a copy of my apartment keys to a close friend. This is done mostly to ensure that, should I die home
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Watch "Schooled:The Price of College Sports" A very eye opening documentary.

Just do not try to watch it on the Amazon Fire TV.
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Just added to our Netflix Watch List. :)
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A whole new category of content for me to start sharing. For now via USB. It looks like I will be dusting off my YouTube channel. 
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Recommended by +Christian Spicer on an episode of #DLC that he and +Jeff Cannata co-host.

The article is a good counter balance to Indie Game: The Movie. I could not imagine the impact overnight success at that level would have on me. Blessing and a curse.

#indiegames #indiedevelopment
 
Most video games don't make a great deal of money. But if your game becomes a hit, you can become a millionaire within weeks. Simon Parkin on the perils and pressures of sudden indie-game riches.
For many young, successful game makers, who created their work out of a passion for play, riches come with profound cost.
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Booked for the +Giant Conference in Charleston, SC this June!
www.giantconf.com

Who else is going? Let’s plan some meals! #HolyCityEats #CHSeats  

Excited to absorb knowledge and discuss #ContentStrategy , #UX , #InformationArchitecture , #Collaboration , #CustomerExperience and of course mobile.
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While everyone is concerned with updating passwords, shouldn't the conversation be around how we all trusted the security of the Internet a little too much?

Is #Heartbleed bad? Of course.
Is it the wakeup call our blind digital society needed? I sure think so.
The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it's time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.
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The lack of a setup walkthrough was a surprise to me. That welcome/how to video should have been installed onboard to start things off.

Make things more straight forward for Prime customers. You guys called the B.S. As a whole their entire Amazon Video service is not built for binge viewers. They want you to shop.
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They definitely want you to spend money on Amazon, which while I understand, is the wrong approach if you ask me.  I love Amazon and I spend a ton of money there, but make accessing all the content I've already payed for easy and streamlined and I'll end up spending a lot more money there over the long haul.

We fast-forwarded through the welcome video that they do show (basically just shows you how to use voice search), but as we said in the video, it was primarily an ad for Amazon.  They also had a couple of videos in the "Recent" area that we never watched because they weren't front and center when we powered the device up for the first time.

Tons of potential and a powerful little box, but the execution felt more like something I would expect from Sony or Samsung, not Amazon. I'm hopeful that future updates will address these issues because I haven't used the Fire TV a single time since the review.  

Thanks for the feedback, +Will McCain.
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Think of  me as a hybrid of a conductor and a translator. I organize creative teams to best accomplish a project. Then I speak in the native languages of web dev, design, photography, word smith, app dev and a little Wookie so the team knows how to best complete a project. Do not worry. I can translate all of their ideas into 'normal' human speak as well.
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ESPN Tournament Challenge
games.espn.go.com

Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Compete against other fans as you fill out a bra...

Wes Anderson Is Obsessed With Symmetry [Supercut]
www.fastcodesign.com

The king of twee-filmmaking loves--loves--a symmetrical shot. See a bunch of them here.

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail
www.fastcompany.com

Google Plus has been written off as a universal flop--but a deeper look proves that we will all eventually succumb to its siren song.

VoxDotCom
plus.google.com

Understand the news.

New Banksy pokes fun at social media | UK Street Art
www.ukstreetart.co.uk

Banksy posted a new image of some stencil work that pokes some fun at social media and everyone's need for attention (through notifications)

Power Brick battery charges phones, clicks with Lego pieces
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The Power Brick external battery pack doubles as a Lego-compatible building platform, letting you design your own ultimate smartphone stand.

Build with Chrome
www.buildwithchrome.com

Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
market.android.com

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of

Xbox One gets price cut to £399 – with free copy of Titanfall
www.theguardian.com

Microsoft has announced a £30 reduction in the price of its new console, and gamers will also get Titanfall as part of the bundle

Rdio API
plus.google.com

Build millions of songs into your application with the Rdio API

Ode to Silver: What Olympic Hockey's Women Don't Want
www.newyorker.com

In women’s hockey, a silver medal means you lost. More specifically, that the United States lost to Canada, or vice versa.

Exploring new cities for Google Fiber
googleblog.blogspot.com

Over the last few years, gigabit Internet has moved from idea to reality, with dozens of communities (PDF) working hard to build networks wi

AT&T tweaks Mobile Share pricing to significantly discount 10GB or l...
www.theverge.com

AT&T is making its shared-data family plans a lot more appealing starting tomorrow. The carrier is slashing the price of Mobile Share Value

Social media cheat sheet – super speedy, all you needy - The Pink Group
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Super speedy, all you needy, social media cheat sheet. Everything you need to know about branding your social media channels.

Atlas Genius
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Our debut album "When It Was Now," is now available on iTunes- http://smarturl.it/atlas

Bob's Burgers
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Bob's Burgers is an animated series about a man, his family and a burger joint. A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher runs Bob's Burg

Should the Last of Us Get a Sequel? Can Feedback Hurt Games? SESSLER&#39...
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This week on Sessler's ...Something Q&A Edition, Adam answers your questions about game sequels, and early access fan feedback.

I recently contacted this shop looking for the BLAKROC album on vinyl. While the other stores (3) around town only checked their physical inventory, Eric (learned the owners name via email exchanges) took the extra step and contacted his distributor to see if they could locate a copy of this 2009 album at that higher level. Even though we did not have any luck with that route either I was still impressed that they even made the inquiry. They will be my first call next time I am on the hunt for a piece. They get a five star rating for customer service!
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
A great trip back in time to my childhood. Atari, NES and N64 games surround the cashier. Looking over the titles caused me to regret parting ways with those old systems. They had a couple refurbished systems for sale, but I resisted spending entirely too much money. The staff was very knowledgable too. I spent most of my time in the store picking the brain of one guy and enjoying his stories. I was very impressed with the backstories on some of the more rare games. They also have a smaller board game section with new and classic games. I would highly recommend this store to anyone looking to rebuild their childhood game collection or perhaps find a loving home for those forgotten games in your attic.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
When the office lunch crew cannot decide on a place to grab lunch I suggest Takosushi for the eclectic menu options. A little mexican. A little sushi. Be sure to look over the menu online before heading over. My typical order: bean & queso dip with chips and a bento box for lunch. Weird combination, but it works. The food is good and is prepared quickly. Service is typically really good. The lunch crowd does not overcrowd the restaurant, but the dinner/happy hour crowds take over. Not the cheapest place to grab lunch.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
5 reviews
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Pawleys Front Porch is located in the Five Points area of Columbia, SC. The restaurant has been around for a few years (3 or 5). Their main draw are the hamburgers (~$10). Be sure to checkout their online menu. My favorite is the "Wadmalaw" burger or chicken sandwich. After being featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives it has become a "must-try" spot in town. Tourist and locals keep it packed during lunch. My advice; go early or wait until after 1pm. The porch is enjoyable nearly year round thanks to the Carolina weather. My beer geek buddies say the selection of brews is pretty good to, if you are into that sort of thing. Price: $$ Average visit: 50-60 minutes
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Over the years I have been to Rockaway's a few times for lunch. The food is pretty good, but nothing to brag about. The reason we are not patrons more is because of the service. No quick lunch breaks here. Food takes some time to be prepared. You will be lucky to get out in under an hour. The waiter stop by the table a little as possible. Ration your drink. *Update: Things might be turing around for Rockaway's. Last week's visit was quick and the waitress was attentive.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago