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Mike Elgan has been at 15 events

HostFollowersTitleDateGuestsLinks
Mike Elgan4,754,085My monthly chat with my Google+ circle friends.AMA: Ask Mike Anything2014-06-28 03:00:0032  
Daria Musk3,702,374*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00306  
Robert Scoble6,944,190Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services. Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083  
Google+10,891,605The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033825  
Google Developers2,121,829Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005061  
The White House2,998,481In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034084  
Google Play8,721,734Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer.  For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010920  
European Photo192,379This is time to celebrate carnivals in Europe! We realize that carnivals take place at different times in different countries, and some are already over, but please share your images from the carnival celebrations in your country: anything from the carnival works, just post it to the event. We'll feature the most popular images at the beginning of March.European Carnivals2013-02-10 00:00:00101  
Jeff Smith61,987Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
The Hollywood Reporter419,572Starting on January 18th, please tune in to our LIVE conversations with filmmakers and actors at our #Sundance video lounge. We will be hosting a Hangout each day, feel free to participate in our Hangouts at www.thr.com/Sundance.   Here is the schedule for each day, check back for more details. Below is the current schedule.  SUNDAY 1/20 8:45am PST 'The Look of Love' with Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, and Anna Friel 1:00pm PST Director Barbara Kopple with Mariel Hemingway and Langley Hemingway discuss documentary 'Running from Crazy.' MONDAY 1/21 12:00pm PST Filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new film, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks'. THR Sundance Video Diaries2013-01-18 23:30:00136  
Arnold Schwarzenegger124,401Come hangout with Arnold to discuss his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. www.schwarzenegger.com/totalrecallHangout with Arnold2012-10-05 23:30:001499  
Gov. Gary Johnson1,044,483***VISIT THIS LINK TO WATCH GOV. GARY JOHNSON'S ONLINE COMMENTARY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:** http://www.youtube.com/user/govgaryjohnson?v=tVHGJYy4NTg Gov. Gary Johnson will host a special online event on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 pm PDT / 9:00 pm EDT, during which he will provide commentary on the Presidential debate. The event will be hosted via this Google+ Hangout, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/govgaryjohnson. Gov. Johnson is challenging his exclusion from the presidential debates. His plans to share online commentary during Wednesday's debate and during subsequent debates are subject to change should the Commission on Presidential Debates or the federal courts allow him to participate. To learn more about Gov. Gary Johnson, please visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.Gov. Gary Johnson to Provide Online Commentary During Presidential Debate2012-10-04 03:00:003756  
Mike Searle44,684I would like to personally invite you to the very first Kansas City HIRL from the @110816546597719152349 Space. We'll be joined in person by @107323726887023845557, and possibly by some of the creators of @101560853443212199687 for a tour of the Fiber Space, as well as doing what may be the very first Hangout on Air from the Fiber Space. We also hope to have some fun swag to give away! Following the event, we'll have a meal at @115122276339847468849, which is within walking distance of the Fiber Space. Anna's Oven is the only restaurant I've ever heard of that donates 50% (!) of their profits to charity. While there we hope to join Sarah and her KOMU team via hangout as they attend the Emmy's for their team's nomination! Date: September 22, 2012 Time: TBD (shortly following the conclusion of the tour) Place: Anna's Oven, 1809 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111‎ Cost: As much or as little as you want to spend Just _what_ is a "HIRL"? HIRL is an acronym for when Google Plus users decide to meet in person. A "Hangout In Real Life". Here's a link for more info: https://plus.google.com/116758906530929229377/about The event is *FREE,* and I hope to see you all there, but even if you can't make it I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who is in the area and/or you think would be interested in attending. Lastly, be sure to thank @101729179869907640004 and @102865933383303728942 for their *huge* help in making this happen!Kansas City - Google Fiber HIRL2012-09-22 12:00:00106  
Google Play8,721,734Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006787  
Vic Gundotra6,957,931Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  

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2015-08-21 13:16:57 (145 comments, 159 reshares, 931 +1s)Open 

A startup in China hires 'cheerleaders' to motivate programmers.

According to the Trending in China Facebook page, which is run by the Chinese government's news site China.org: 

"Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work environment. Their job includes buying programmers breakfast, chitchatting and playing ping-pong with them."

Wow. The mind boggles. 

https://www.facebook.com/trendinginchina/posts/603461796423974

#sexism  

Most reshares: 159

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2015-08-21 13:16:57 (145 comments, 159 reshares, 931 +1s)Open 

A startup in China hires 'cheerleaders' to motivate programmers.

According to the Trending in China Facebook page, which is run by the Chinese government's news site China.org: 

"Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work environment. Their job includes buying programmers breakfast, chitchatting and playing ping-pong with them."

Wow. The mind boggles. 

https://www.facebook.com/trendinginchina/posts/603461796423974

#sexism  

Most plusones: 931

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2015-08-21 13:16:57 (145 comments, 159 reshares, 931 +1s)Open 

A startup in China hires 'cheerleaders' to motivate programmers.

According to the Trending in China Facebook page, which is run by the Chinese government's news site China.org: 

"Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work environment. Their job includes buying programmers breakfast, chitchatting and playing ping-pong with them."

Wow. The mind boggles. 

https://www.facebook.com/trendinginchina/posts/603461796423974

#sexism  

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2015-08-29 17:35:55 (7 comments, 20 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Google+, Twitter and Facebook, respectively. ;)

___Google+, Twitter and Facebook, respectively. ;)

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2015-08-29 02:14:32 (43 comments, 12 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Who says poop emoji is useless?

This poop emoji bottle opener is only $50! 

http://www.shapeways.com/product/Q3M88QRGX/poop-bottle-opener

Who says poop emoji is useless?

This poop emoji bottle opener is only $50! 

http://www.shapeways.com/product/Q3M88QRGX/poop-bottle-opener___

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2015-08-29 00:50:13 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Is Amazon losing its ability to deliver quickly?

This book was published Tuesday. I pre-ordered it, but didn't get it until late Friday. WTF, Amazon? 

Is Amazon losing its ability to deliver quickly?

This book was published Tuesday. I pre-ordered it, but didn't get it until late Friday. WTF, Amazon? ___

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2015-08-28 22:55:24 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Tech News Today: The piping-hot, info pie with everything!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/UBBnXF

Subscribe: https://twit.tv/tnt

* * * 

Pic props: https://goo.gl/oNT3Dh

Tech News Today: The piping-hot, info pie with everything!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/UBBnXF

Subscribe: https://twit.tv/tnt

* * * 

Pic props: https://goo.gl/oNT3Dh___

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2015-08-28 05:32:50 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Everybody circle +Kashmir Hill!

How the Ashley Madison leak spread ___Everybody circle +Kashmir Hill!

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2015-08-28 04:45:58 (15 comments, 27 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Holy crap! Here comes the Homeland season 5 trailer!

Holy crap! Here comes the Homeland season 5 trailer!___

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2015-08-28 03:27:46 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Hold on to your butts, folks. Here comes Tech News Today!!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/FFv22E

Hold on to your butts, folks. Here comes Tech News Today!!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/FFv22E___

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2015-08-28 00:06:38 (30 comments, 31 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

Drone checks out a wind turbine and finds some dude sunbathing on top.

What a view he must have. 

Drone checks out a wind turbine and finds some dude sunbathing on top.

What a view he must have. ___

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2015-08-27 23:25:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1333
POLICE GET A WEAPONIZED DRONE OF THEIR OWN

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill 
Guests: +Harry McCracken, +Michael Murphy, +Matthew Patane, Kerry Flynn

North Dakota Police drones get weaponized, your drivers’ license will soon be an app, Amazon fires dozens of hardware engineers, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

TECH NEWS TODAY 1333
POLICE GET A WEAPONIZED DRONE OF THEIR OWN

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill 
Guests: +Harry McCracken, +Michael Murphy, +Matthew Patane, Kerry Flynn

North Dakota Police drones get weaponized, your drivers’ license will soon be an app, Amazon fires dozens of hardware engineers, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-08-27 14:19:58 (42 comments, 32 reshares, 334 +1s)Open 

A cameraman who lost control of his Segway just knocked over Usain Bolt.

Here comes the video: https://vine.co/v/ejQnahMKvTp

A cameraman who lost control of his Segway just knocked over Usain Bolt.

Here comes the video: https://vine.co/v/ejQnahMKvTp___

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2015-08-26 20:32:26 (27 comments, 10 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Check it out!! I'm on This Week in Google LIVE NOW! ( https://twit.tv/live )

+Leo Laporte! +Jeff Jarvis! +Ron Amadeo! and me!

Check it out!! I'm on This Week in Google LIVE NOW! ( https://twit.tv/live )

+Leo Laporte! +Jeff Jarvis! +Ron Amadeo! and me!___

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2015-08-26 12:46:21 (18 comments, 31 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

Beer jelly exists. That is all.

IPA for breakfast? Grains on your grains? 

A former archaeologist named Nancy Warner launched a company called Potlicker to make jam from beer. 

Beer Jelly comes in flavors like ale, apricot ale, "heady" (tastes like Heady Topper, maybe?), Hefeweizen, pumpkin ale IPA, black IPA, oatmeal stout, porter and others. (Note: It's alcohol-free.)

Get some! http://potlickerkitchen.com/beer-jelly/

Beer jelly exists. That is all.

IPA for breakfast? Grains on your grains? 

A former archaeologist named Nancy Warner launched a company called Potlicker to make jam from beer. 

Beer Jelly comes in flavors like ale, apricot ale, "heady" (tastes like Heady Topper, maybe?), Hefeweizen, pumpkin ale IPA, black IPA, oatmeal stout, porter and others. (Note: It's alcohol-free.)

Get some! http://potlickerkitchen.com/beer-jelly/___

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2015-08-25 21:13:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1331
ASHLEY MADISON FINDS A NEW WAY TO CHEAT!

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri 
Guests: +Jennifer Booton, +Katie Bo Williams, +Billy Steele

The Ashley Madison hack reveals they were involved in some hacking of their own, HTC's next phone looks way too much like the iPhone, a Dutch artist shows us the invisible world of WiFi, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

TECH NEWS TODAY 1331
ASHLEY MADISON FINDS A NEW WAY TO CHEAT!

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri 
Guests: +Jennifer Booton, +Katie Bo Williams, +Billy Steele

The Ashley Madison hack reveals they were involved in some hacking of their own, HTC's next phone looks way too much like the iPhone, a Dutch artist shows us the invisible world of WiFi, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-08-25 13:52:50 (12 comments, 15 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

What virtual reality Facebook will be like.

Facebook owns Oculus VR, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality is the future of Facebook and social. Now, +Jimmy Kimmel Live shows us exactly what virtual reality Facebook will be like. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87EGAvfas78

#VR   #Facebook   #jimmykimmel  

What virtual reality Facebook will be like.

Facebook owns Oculus VR, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality is the future of Facebook and social. Now, +Jimmy Kimmel Live shows us exactly what virtual reality Facebook will be like. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87EGAvfas78

#VR   #Facebook   #jimmykimmel  ___

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2015-08-25 12:37:23 (61 comments, 88 reshares, 519 +1s)Open 

Woman builds secret compartments in her shoes to hide hacking tools.

Inspired by the TV show, "Mr. Robot," an engineer in China who calls herself the SexyCyborg (and also a "natural honeypot") created custom, 3D-printed shoes that hold hacking tools. Best of all, they're accessed via drawers that come out without needing to remove the shoes. 

She's wearing a slinky dress that leads one to believe she couldn't possibly be hiding anything. But inside her shoes are: a pen testing drop box, an OpenWRT router that works as a wi-fi sniffer which can operated inside the shoe,  a keylogger with built-in memory, a retractable cable for the OpenWRT router, a shim (to open padlocks), and a lock pick set.

http://imgur.com/a/c4WNF

#hacking

Woman builds secret compartments in her shoes to hide hacking tools.

Inspired by the TV show, "Mr. Robot," an engineer in China who calls herself the SexyCyborg (and also a "natural honeypot") created custom, 3D-printed shoes that hold hacking tools. Best of all, they're accessed via drawers that come out without needing to remove the shoes. 

She's wearing a slinky dress that leads one to believe she couldn't possibly be hiding anything. But inside her shoes are: a pen testing drop box, an OpenWRT router that works as a wi-fi sniffer which can operated inside the shoe,  a keylogger with built-in memory, a retractable cable for the OpenWRT router, a shim (to open padlocks), and a lock pick set.

http://imgur.com/a/c4WNF

#hacking___

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2015-08-25 12:27:58 (57 comments, 72 reshares, 501 +1s)Open 

Uh, nope! Coffee cup lid lets you make-out with your coffee.

I like coffee, but not this much. 

A Korean designer named Jang Wooseok created the ‘kiss’ coffee cup lid, for some reason. 

http://www.designboom.com/design/kiss-coffee-lid-08-25-2015/

#Why  

Uh, nope! Coffee cup lid lets you make-out with your coffee.

I like coffee, but not this much. 

A Korean designer named Jang Wooseok created the ‘kiss’ coffee cup lid, for some reason. 

http://www.designboom.com/design/kiss-coffee-lid-08-25-2015/

#Why  ___

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2015-08-24 22:30:39 (17 comments, 18 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Where, oh, where, can I buy this motivational mouse pad?

I'm even willing to start using a mouse again. 

Where, oh, where, can I buy this motivational mouse pad?

I'm even willing to start using a mouse again. ___

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2015-08-24 21:47:43 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1330
TIM COOK EMAILS MAD MONEY!
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine
Guests: +Ben Popper, +David Ruddock, +Liam Spradlin

The stock market crashed so hard this morning that Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to reassure CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer, the Hamburglar stole and leaked a McDonald's memo related to Android Pay, Apple is recalling the iPhone 6 Plus, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday  

TECH NEWS TODAY 1330
TIM COOK EMAILS MAD MONEY!
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine
Guests: +Ben Popper, +David Ruddock, +Liam Spradlin

The stock market crashed so hard this morning that Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to reassure CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer, the Hamburglar stole and leaked a McDonald's memo related to Android Pay, Apple is recalling the iPhone 6 Plus, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday  ___

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2015-08-24 13:07:55 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 226 +1s)Open 

Wow: Playing T-ball.... like a boss.

https://vine.co/v/eDYrd6twYuz

Wow: Playing T-ball.... like a boss.

https://vine.co/v/eDYrd6twYuz___

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2015-08-24 12:56:08 (40 comments, 22 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

I had no idea Pokemon rivalries got this heated.

Two suspects allegedly threatened on social media to open fire on the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. They were then allegedly caught with these weapons and all this ammo at the event. 

http://bpdnews.com/news/2015/8/23/keeping-boston-safe-officers-arrest-two-suspects-recover-two-firearms-after-bpd-notified-of-online-threats-to-pokemon-world-championship

I had no idea Pokemon rivalries got this heated.

Two suspects allegedly threatened on social media to open fire on the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. They were then allegedly caught with these weapons and all this ammo at the event. 

http://bpdnews.com/news/2015/8/23/keeping-boston-safe-officers-arrest-two-suspects-recover-two-firearms-after-bpd-notified-of-online-threats-to-pokemon-world-championship___

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2015-08-24 12:00:58 (57 comments, 15 reshares, 298 +1s)Open 

Here comes the drone backlash.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/yx5Wsk )

Consumer drone technology is barely taking off and already a harsh public backlash is growing.

Your typical garden variety consumer drone is lightweight, battery operated, has four propellers and is controlled by a smartphone. Most have cameras and beam back live video, which can be recorded for posterity. Some have high-quality HD cameras on them, and from that high vantage point can take stunning photos and videos.

Drones are fun. They're exciting. They're accessible. But increasingly, they're becoming unacceptable.

I'm sensing a growing backlash, a kind of social media pitchfork mob against drones and drone fans. It's only a matter of time, and not much time, before it will be politically incorrect to express any kind of enthusiasm for drones in polite... more »

Here comes the drone backlash.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/yx5Wsk )

Consumer drone technology is barely taking off and already a harsh public backlash is growing.

Your typical garden variety consumer drone is lightweight, battery operated, has four propellers and is controlled by a smartphone. Most have cameras and beam back live video, which can be recorded for posterity. Some have high-quality HD cameras on them, and from that high vantage point can take stunning photos and videos.

Drones are fun. They're exciting. They're accessible. But increasingly, they're becoming unacceptable.

I'm sensing a growing backlash, a kind of social media pitchfork mob against drones and drone fans. It's only a matter of time, and not much time, before it will be politically incorrect to express any kind of enthusiasm for drones in polite company. I fear that many are about to embark on an "everybody knows drones are bad" mentality that will suppress the nascent industry and spoil this innovative and exhilarating technology.

Here's what's driving the coming backlash:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2974641/robotics/here-comes-the-drone-backlash.html

#drones  ___

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2015-08-24 01:13:57 (20 comments, 9 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

The trouble with diversity reports.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/3VWPfB )

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem.

The problem is that women and minorities are underrepresented and not by a little—by a lot—especially in technology and leadership roles.

One tool used to fight the lack of diversity is the now-ubiquitous diversity report, which trots out quarterly or annual numbers on employees, always with a promise to do better next time. 

Unfortunately, diversity reports may incentivize companies to actually reduce diversity. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/it-management/diversity-reports-only-mask-silicon-valleys-employment-problem.html

#diversity  

The trouble with diversity reports.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/3VWPfB )

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem.

The problem is that women and minorities are underrepresented and not by a little—by a lot—especially in technology and leadership roles.

One tool used to fight the lack of diversity is the now-ubiquitous diversity report, which trots out quarterly or annual numbers on employees, always with a promise to do better next time. 

Unfortunately, diversity reports may incentivize companies to actually reduce diversity. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/it-management/diversity-reports-only-mask-silicon-valleys-employment-problem.html

#diversity  ___

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2015-08-23 21:15:45 (58 comments, 41 reshares, 402 +1s)Open 

Just installed my new Ring Video Doorbell.

The installation was mind-blowing because they give you everything (screws, screwdriver, level -- everything!). 

http://RING.COM/twig

(Full disclosure: Ring is a TWiT sponsor.)

Just installed my new Ring Video Doorbell.

The installation was mind-blowing because they give you everything (screws, screwdriver, level -- everything!). 

http://RING.COM/twig

(Full disclosure: Ring is a TWiT sponsor.)___

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2015-08-23 21:12:52 (22 comments, 15 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Finally: A pen I can use.

Finally: A pen I can use.___

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2015-08-23 17:49:01 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Farm toy 'commercial' has kids feeding toy chickens antibiotics to keep them alive in factory farm conditions.

(It's actually a clever video calling for action against factory farming.)

http://goo.gl/IJp1ek

Farm toy 'commercial' has kids feeding toy chickens antibiotics to keep them alive in factory farm conditions.

(It's actually a clever video calling for action against factory farming.)

http://goo.gl/IJp1ek___

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2015-08-23 17:28:12 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

Pro tip for terrorists: Don't bring an AK, a pistol and a box-cutter to an American football game.

Turns out the stopping of that gunman on the train began with a great tackle, followed by a forced fumble. (Although what happened after that was more like hockey.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/two-americans-foil-shooting-attack-on-paris-bound-train

Pro tip for terrorists: Don't bring an AK, a pistol and a box-cutter to an American football game.

Turns out the stopping of that gunman on the train began with a great tackle, followed by a forced fumble. (Although what happened after that was more like hockey.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/two-americans-foil-shooting-attack-on-paris-bound-train___

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2015-08-23 16:52:20 (45 comments, 67 reshares, 360 +1s)Open 

Something new from the digital nomad tribe: Woman chooses to live on trains!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/22/how-one-german-millennial-chose-to-live-on-trains-rather-than-pay-rent

Something new from the digital nomad tribe: Woman chooses to live on trains!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/22/how-one-german-millennial-chose-to-live-on-trains-rather-than-pay-rent___

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2015-08-23 00:55:23 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Proof that God wants us to be happy.

Proof that God wants us to be happy.___

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2015-08-23 00:53:43 (136 comments, 4 reshares, 187 +1s)Open 

Guess what this is.

Guess what this is.___

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2015-08-23 00:52:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

Liquid civilization.

A.k.a. beer.

Liquid civilization.

A.k.a. beer.___

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2015-08-22 19:46:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Trying some spontaneously fermented beers at the fermentation festival.

Trying some spontaneously fermented beers at the fermentation festival.___

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2015-08-21 22:53:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1329
SPOTIFY CHANGES ITS TUNE
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren 
Guests: +Greg Sterling, +Lily Hay Newman, +Eric Limer

Spotify CEO admits fault in communicating what the privacy policies meant, Ashley Madison hackers just dropped a lot more data, Mercedes might do a joint venture with Apple or Google to build a new car, a live-action first-person shooter Zombie-fest that stunned Chatroulette, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

TECH NEWS TODAY 1329
SPOTIFY CHANGES ITS TUNE
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren 
Guests: +Greg Sterling, +Lily Hay Newman, +Eric Limer

Spotify CEO admits fault in communicating what the privacy policies meant, Ashley Madison hackers just dropped a lot more data, Mercedes might do a joint venture with Apple or Google to build a new car, a live-action first-person shooter Zombie-fest that stunned Chatroulette, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-08-21 22:15:02 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

First-person shooter on chat roulette is performed LIVE!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

A UK film company called Realm Pictures created a zombie-themed first-person shooter game that they sprung on surprised Chatroulette users. Typing in commands controlled the action, which was performed live. And the sound effects were performed live, too, like old-timey radio shows.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

First-person shooter on chat roulette is performed LIVE!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

A UK film company called Realm Pictures created a zombie-themed first-person shooter game that they sprung on surprised Chatroulette users. Typing in commands controlled the action, which was performed live. And the sound effects were performed live, too, like old-timey radio shows.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv___

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2015-08-21 22:11:50 (45 comments, 43 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

European censorship takes a dark turn.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

Legal content is being censored in Europe simply because it's online. 

Danish police arrested two men for running two Popcorn Time related web sites. These sites hosted no infringing content. It was just news and information about Popcorn time. Their web sites were seized and shut down. They were arrested for speech that would be allowed in books, magazines and newspapers. 

Now Google has been ordered by a UK regulator to remove links to news stories about link removal itself. In other words, the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office yesterday extended the right to be forgotten to include stories about the right to be forgotten when it references specific cases. Google was given 35 days to comply. 

Again, the content Google links to is legal content -- just newsstorie... more »

European censorship takes a dark turn.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

Legal content is being censored in Europe simply because it's online. 

Danish police arrested two men for running two Popcorn Time related web sites. These sites hosted no infringing content. It was just news and information about Popcorn time. Their web sites were seized and shut down. They were arrested for speech that would be allowed in books, magazines and newspapers. 

Now Google has been ordered by a UK regulator to remove links to news stories about link removal itself. In other words, the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office yesterday extended the right to be forgotten to include stories about the right to be forgotten when it references specific cases. Google was given 35 days to comply. 

Again, the content Google links to is legal content -- just news stories, mostly. And the links themselves could be legally published in a book, magazine or newspaper. 

Europe is sliding down the slippery slope fast. 

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv___

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2015-08-21 21:33:09 (20 comments, 42 reshares, 429 +1s)Open 

Banksy's Dismaland is way better than Disneyland.

The anonymous street artist Banksy designed this horrible theme park art installation, and it's awesome.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/banksy-dismaland/

#Dismaland  

Banksy's Dismaland is way better than Disneyland.

The anonymous street artist Banksy designed this horrible theme park art installation, and it's awesome.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/banksy-dismaland/

#Dismaland  ___

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2015-08-21 21:23:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Tech News Today: Not the same old grind!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

Subscribe: https://twit.tv/tnt

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Tech News Today: Not the same old grind!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/fz5Zuv

Subscribe: https://twit.tv/tnt

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2015-08-21 13:16:57 (145 comments, 159 reshares, 931 +1s)Open 

A startup in China hires 'cheerleaders' to motivate programmers.

According to the Trending in China Facebook page, which is run by the Chinese government's news site China.org: 

"Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work environment. Their job includes buying programmers breakfast, chitchatting and playing ping-pong with them."

Wow. The mind boggles. 

https://www.facebook.com/trendinginchina/posts/603461796423974

#sexism  

A startup in China hires 'cheerleaders' to motivate programmers.

According to the Trending in China Facebook page, which is run by the Chinese government's news site China.org: 

"Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work environment. Their job includes buying programmers breakfast, chitchatting and playing ping-pong with them."

Wow. The mind boggles. 

https://www.facebook.com/trendinginchina/posts/603461796423974

#sexism  ___

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2015-08-20 23:29:07 (22 comments, 64 reshares, 489 +1s)Open 

Now THAT's vision! ; )

3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.___Now THAT's vision! ; )

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2015-08-20 22:05:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1328
MICROSOFT ON ANDROID - 'I'D TAP THAT!'

Hosted by +Mike Elgan
Guest: +Ryan Whitwam

The next drone to own is a submarine, Google's Project Ara modular smartphone is delayed, Silicon Valley fights back against Donald Trump attacks, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

TECH NEWS TODAY 1328
MICROSOFT ON ANDROID - 'I'D TAP THAT!'

Hosted by +Mike Elgan
Guest: +Ryan Whitwam

The next drone to own is a submarine, Google's Project Ara modular smartphone is delayed, Silicon Valley fights back against Donald Trump attacks, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-08-20 21:53:48 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Run, don't walk, and subscribe to Tech News Today!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/XRD9BD

Subscribe free: https://twit.tv/tnt

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Run, don't walk, and subscribe to Tech News Today!

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2015-08-19 23:09:04 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1327

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/0BGQKi 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1327

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/0BGQKi ___

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2015-08-19 22:40:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1327
ASHLEY MADISON HACKERS OUT CHEATERS
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel

Records every weekday at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific / 17:00 UTC.

Guests: +Greg Toppo, +Molly McHugh, Deepa Seetharaman

8/19/15: Ashley Madison hackers post the stolen data, the latest TV talent show is for makers, a new electric roadster that sounds like a spaceship, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

TECH NEWS TODAY 1327
ASHLEY MADISON HACKERS OUT CHEATERS
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel

Records every weekday at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific / 17:00 UTC.

Guests: +Greg Toppo, +Molly McHugh, Deepa Seetharaman

8/19/15: Ashley Madison hackers post the stolen data, the latest TV talent show is for makers, a new electric roadster that sounds like a spaceship, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-08-19 22:33:51 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Watch Tech News Today -- It's just like being there!!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/0BGQKi

SUBSCRIBE: https://twit.tv/tnt

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Watch Tech News Today -- It's just like being there!!

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2015-08-18 22:00:53 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Check out Tech News Today.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/o3iaeC

Check out Tech News Today.

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/o3iaeC___

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2015-08-18 21:43:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Our daily bread.

Our daily bread.___

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2015-08-18 21:05:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1326
GOOGLE GETS INTO THE ROUTER RACKET
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri 
Guests: +Katherine Noyes, +Philip Goldstein, +Maggie Reardon, +David Ruddock, Adi Robertson

Google's new router 'On-Hub,' Sprint's new iPhone leasing program, and a new virtual reality world that's going to blow your mind.

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1326?autostart=true

TECH NEWS TODAY 1326
GOOGLE GETS INTO THE ROUTER RACKET
Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri 
Guests: +Katherine Noyes, +Philip Goldstein, +Maggie Reardon, +David Ruddock, Adi Robertson

Google's new router 'On-Hub,' Sprint's new iPhone leasing program, and a new virtual reality world that's going to blow your mind.

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1326?autostart=true___

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2015-08-18 16:36:59 (32 comments, 25 reshares, 326 +1s)Open 

New Google hardware!

Looking for a router that’s simple, fast and really, really ridiculously good looking? Meet #OnHub. google.com/onhub___New Google hardware!

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2015-08-17 22:59:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

TECH NEWS TODAY 1325
GOOGLE'S MARSHMALLOW SOFT LAUNCH

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine Mike Elgan, Lindsey Guests: +Jeff Larson, +Ron Miller, Akin Oyedele 

The New York Times bashes Amazon for making employees cry, Google announces the name of the next OS, The Times and ProPublica expose AT&T's relationship with the NSA, new details on the Apple Car, Facebook's bid to become a blogging platform, Google's new drive to get YOU on solar power, and more....

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday  

TECH NEWS TODAY 1325
GOOGLE'S MARSHMALLOW SOFT LAUNCH

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine Mike Elgan, Lindsey Guests: +Jeff Larson, +Ron Miller, Akin Oyedele 

The New York Times bashes Amazon for making employees cry, Google announces the name of the next OS, The Times and ProPublica expose AT&T's relationship with the NSA, new details on the Apple Car, Facebook's bid to become a blogging platform, Google's new drive to get YOU on solar power, and more....

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday  ___

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2015-08-17 18:02:26 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Where Android Lawn Sculptures come from.

Android Marshmallow and Android Sculpture behind the scenes.___Where Android Lawn Sculptures come from.

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2015-08-17 17:57:18 (7 comments, 16 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

Perfect!

Another green Android statue just holding a snack though? What happened to the Andromorphized snack statues? Google should have talked to Columbia Pictures... (from http://dollyoblong.com/)___Perfect!

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