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Wade Harman20,006Building A Google Plus Community Have you tried out @108883357423682942734 for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://nod3x.com Also, don't forget one of the best cross posting platforms out there devoted to G+ as well called @105750980959577516811!  If you're serious about marketing, get the $10 plan, it works awesome for my business! http://goo.gl/Dolyku Join @111552522175915203592 from @108827198716965466311 as I talk to @103008963082975341976 and @117547081660023231214 about how we can go about building a successful Google Plus community here!  What makes a community successful, how to keep out spam, and how to keep people engaged other than on their own material. Join the Social Media Strategy Community here: http://goo.gl/tFhMXi Join the Relationship Marketing Community here: http://goo.gl/ma1wej Don't forget you can sponsor my *Relationship Tips* segments and become a Patreon for only $1mo! http://www.patreon.com/wade #googlepluscommunity   #googlepluscommunities   #googlepluscommunitytips   #relationshipmarketing  Building A Google Plus Community2014-06-13 00:00:00102  
Jess + Scott + You404Who cares what the calendar says? As far as we’re concerned, Summer is here and it’s finally time for a little fun. That’s why we’ve invited the intrepid User2User-LIVE  group to play PlusWORD during this week’s episode of the #JSY  Show. *That’s right, PlusWORD: Just like PassWORD, except a lot whole lot more fun. Can _you_ guess what the word is?* Please join Game Host @102041111232254279863 and contestants @111146738410976090034 @115217137999606626868 @101486004679658584691 and  @106867567997804136918 as they try to guess the word first.  But wait! Jess and Scott are players too.  [memo from @109237790792840071389: “Jess, did we sign up for this?  !@Q#$Z%^X&*()] [reply from @110746124112827812577: “Don’t go losin’ your sparkle Scott. It’s all good.”] For an extra treat, treat yourself to this extra special episode of the Jess + Scott + YOU! show.  *About User2User-LIVE* User2User-LIVE! is meant to be an online resource providing help for those using Hangouts On Air or Business-Hangouts On Air. There is usually a nightly session sometime after 9:00PM EDT. For more information, please visit the U2U community at … http://bit.ly/User2User- (We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.) *Hashtag: #JSY * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show. *Catch past JSY shows:* https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJessAndScottShow *Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it?* Invite your friends to watch too! JSY! vs U2U - Let the games begin!2014-06-04 04:15:0058  
Eric Enge23,288Join us as @107022061436866576067 and I chat with @110720576611232766643 about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible! Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIjWbpdWA0Q The show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing. Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00174  

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2014-06-18 01:40:15 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Great picture from Colorado!

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2014-06-29 02:44:23 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 72

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2014-06-29 02:44:23 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

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2014-06-29 02:44:23 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Haha, now that is cutting it close and with precision.

___Haha, now that is cutting it close and with precision.

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2014-06-28 21:49:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy #plus3 Google+

This is a picture of some of the people who built Google+, but they are not the ones who make it. Those of you reading this do. And I want to thank you all for spending time with us and making this place your own. We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the future and it's been a blast hanging out with you for the last three years.  

Whether you’re into star gazing, boy bands, or football: you’ve all made Google+ an amazing place to explore the things you love, with the people who love them too. To celebrate our community, create a post and tell us: who are your people on Plus?

Here are mine:

+Michael B. Stuart, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Wesly Smith. These are some of my many people on Plus.

Three years ago today we started the Google+ project. Back then I took the occasional smartphone photo, but that was about it. It was folks like Michael, Robin and Wesly who inspired me to be creative with my pictures. And because of their encouraging +1s, tips, and inspirational #bokehlicious  pictures, photography has gone from just a casual interest to my new favorite pastime. I've even been introduced as "that guy who takes pretty pictures of flowers!" 

#plus3 #findyourpeople___Happy #plus3 Google+

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2014-06-28 18:40:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Trey Ford, global security strategist for Rapid7, says LZO compression is pervasive. "You will find it in practically all variants of Linux and it may also affect Solaris, iOS, and Android. Note that some variation of the Linux kernel -- the foundation of an operating system -- is used in almost every Internet of Things device, regardless of function," he says.

But without specifics on the flaw and its presence in different implementations, it's tough to determine just how dangerous this may be, Ford says. "This vulnerability might permit bypass of signatures for bootloaders in the deployment of modified kernel, or perhaps a local-only kernel level exploit provided by a special dirty USB drive. It’s very hard to assess the possible impact without more detail," he says.

Meanwhile, Bailey says the flaw only scratches the surface of vulnerabilities out there inemb... more »

Trey Ford, global security strategist for Rapid7, says LZO compression is pervasive. "You will find it in practically all variants of Linux and it may also affect Solaris, iOS, and Android. Note that some variation of the Linux kernel -- the foundation of an operating system -- is used in almost every Internet of Things device, regardless of function," he says.

But without specifics on the flaw and its presence in different implementations, it's tough to determine just how dangerous this may be, Ford says. "This vulnerability might permit bypass of signatures for bootloaders in the deployment of modified kernel, or perhaps a local-only kernel level exploit provided by a special dirty USB drive. It’s very hard to assess the possible impact without more detail," he says.

Meanwhile, Bailey says the flaw only scratches the surface of vulnerabilities out there in embedded systems. "We're going to see more of this as the Internet of Things becomes more prominent," he says.

And not all systems will even get the LZO patch or future patches, he says. "A lot of older projects don't adhere to licensing and may not be patching," he says. "Or organizations may have legacy systems and don't know the library is use in them."

The LZO bug has some parallels to Heartbleed, he says, but it's not immediately impactful as Heartbleed was. "It's almost as dangerous because it affects a wide number of platforms in a range of ways, with remote memory disclosure, DoS, and remote code execution with one bug," he says.

#InternetofThings #LZO___

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2014-06-28 04:12:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The tech-heavy Nasdaq is creeping up toward its high point, reached in early 2000 just before the dot-com crash. It closed Friday up by 18.88 points at 4,397.93, its highest point since the spring of 2000.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq is creeping up toward its high point, reached in early 2000 just before the dot-com crash. It closed Friday up by 18.88 points at 4,397.93, its highest point since the spring of 2000.___

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2014-06-27 18:23:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Meet Google Cardboard

#GoogleCardboard

Google joins the virtual reality craze ... with a piece of cardboard
Virtual reality is all the rage these days. Well, that is, apart from the fact that you can't yet buy any of the most talked-about VR hardware. But if a just so crazy it might work Google project has its way, we might all soon be walking around with homemade VR headsets made on the cheap. Meet Google Cardboard.

http://www.gizmag.com/google-cardboard-homemade-virtual-reality-android/32730/___Meet Google Cardboard

#GoogleCardboard

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2014-06-27 18:15:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy Friday via +christina torres Like a duck lol.

___Happy Friday via +christina torres Like a duck lol.

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2014-06-26 19:49:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google’s Chromecast team has found an interesting way to pair Chromecast streaming sticks with mobile devices that are not on the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing is done through inaudible, ultrasonic sounds, which should make sure that your neighbor won’t suddenlyrickroll your TV screen.

Google first announced support for off-network casting at its Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, and Chromecast Engineering Manager John Affaki said during a presentation at the conference Thursday that the goal was to make the social use of Chromecast in the living room easier.

Google’s YouTube app already allows users to build collaborative queues for on-the-fly YouTube parties, and Affaki said Thursday that the support for these kinds of queues will be added to the Chromecast software developer’s kit to bring it to other apps as well. However, the challengeis that ... more »

Google’s Chromecast team has found an interesting way to pair Chromecast streaming sticks with mobile devices that are not on the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing is done through inaudible, ultrasonic sounds, which should make sure that your neighbor won’t suddenlyrickroll your TV screen.

Google first announced support for off-network casting at its Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, and Chromecast Engineering Manager John Affaki said during a presentation at the conference Thursday that the goal was to make the social use of Chromecast in the living room easier.

Google’s YouTube app already allows users to build collaborative queues for on-the-fly YouTube parties, and Affaki said Thursday that the support for these kinds of queues will be added to the Chromecast software developer’s kit to bring it to other apps as well. However, the challenge is that users need to be on the same Wi-Fi network, and sharing Wi-Fi passwords can be cumbersome. “The initial step of getting on the same Wi-Fi network can be really complicated,” said Affaki.


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2014-06-26 19:43:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Looks good

Hands on with the Moto 360:  http://on.mash.to/1qfxJV6 ___Looks good

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2014-06-26 19:38:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is going to be huge. 

This is going to be huge. ___

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2014-06-26 19:32:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google is breaking new ground and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward.

Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware updates; by making a preview available, Google is giving its valued partners and third-party devs the opportunity to prepare their apps and services for the forthcoming refresh, which is due out sometime this fall.

Google is breaking new ground and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward.

Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware updates; by making a preview available, Google is giving its valued partners and third-party devs the opportunity to prepare their apps and services for the forthcoming refresh, which is due out sometime this fall.___

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2014-06-26 04:16:58 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Absolutely stunning sky photo of Bora Bora by +Trey Ratcliff

#milkyway

Arriving in Bora Bora in the South Pacific late in the night...

I just got to Bora Bora and this is the view from the amazing +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts here.  I took this from the Sunset Bar, which is quickly becoming my favorite spot! :)___Absolutely stunning sky photo of Bora Bora by +Trey Ratcliff

#milkyway

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2014-06-22 17:47:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Fantastic shot
via +Ralph Roberts

Fairholme Range from Minnewanka Lake at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
#Fairholme #Range #Minnewanka #Lake #Banff #National #Park #Alberta #Canada___Fantastic shot
via +Ralph Roberts

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2014-06-21 18:59:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Spectacular shore, water so blue, time captured perfectly.

ocean against the wall.............___Spectacular shore, water so blue, time captured perfectly.

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2014-06-21 06:14:38 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Clouds in the air, worth a share. There is a poem a song and some nice words by +Kent Gustavson

"Rows and flows of angel hair,
And ice cream castles in the air,
And feather canyons everywhere,
I've looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun,
They rain and snow on everyone.
So many things I would have done,
But clouds got in my way.
I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow,
It's cloud illusions I recall,
I really don't know clouds at all."
-- Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now)

I remember my mother singing me this #song as one of my earliest memories. It's one of the finest songs ever written. Don't you agree? Have a great weekend, friends, filled with #clouds and #sunshine.

#awesome #gif #illusion via http://weird-gif.livejournal.com/2418534.html___Clouds in the air, worth a share. There is a poem a song and some nice words by +Kent Gustavson

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2014-06-20 20:49:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Another Stonehenge? Of course.

#stonehenge #milkyway

Stonehenge Memorial a part of the Maryhill Museum of Art near Goldendale, Washington. 

A 24"x36" framed version of this photo will be offered in a benefit auction as a part of a fundraiser for the museum at the end of this month. 

http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/

#milkyway   #nightphotography   #washington   #stonehenge   #stonehengememorial   #garyrandallphotography  ___Another Stonehenge? Of course.

#stonehenge #milkyway

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2014-06-20 20:34:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Nathan Broadbent, a young software engineer from New Zealand who recently took this matter upon himself. Nathan was inspired by a Reddit post fittingly titled, “Food items should have QR codes that instruct the microwave exactly what to do...”

So, Nathan used a single-board computer called Raspberry Pi to develop a program that interacts with his home microwave, and which can be controlled remotely. Here are some of the features of Nathan’s brilliant home-mod microwave:

• Internet-synced clock
• Voice command control
• Barcode scanner for looking up cooking instructions from online database, which Broadbent created himself
• Mobile app phone for setting up cooking instructions for specific products
• Tweets after the timer is up

#InternetOfThings #internetofthings #RasberryPi 

Nathan Broadbent, a young software engineer from New Zealand who recently took this matter upon himself. Nathan was inspired by a Reddit post fittingly titled, “Food items should have QR codes that instruct the microwave exactly what to do...”

So, Nathan used a single-board computer called Raspberry Pi to develop a program that interacts with his home microwave, and which can be controlled remotely. Here are some of the features of Nathan’s brilliant home-mod microwave:

• Internet-synced clock
• Voice command control
• Barcode scanner for looking up cooking instructions from online database, which Broadbent created himself
• Mobile app phone for setting up cooking instructions for specific products
• Tweets after the timer is up

#InternetOfThings #internetofthings #RasberryPi ___

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2014-06-20 18:05:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Can we say Stonehenge lightning imagery? Of course.

#lightning #stonehenge

Solstice by Jeff McNeill
http://goo.gl/OrRB8K / http://goo.gl/wrlU2E___Can we say Stonehenge lightning imagery? Of course.

#lightning #stonehenge

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2014-06-20 17:55:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A huge sale puts five great Sonic games on sale for just $.99 in the Google Play Store. Here’s what you have to choose from:

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Sonic 4 Episode II
Sonic 4™ Episode I
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2

5 great Sonic games are on sale for $.99 in the Google Play Store http://phandroid.com/2014/06/20/sonic-sale-google-play/

A huge sale puts five great Sonic games on sale for just $.99 in the Google Play Store. Here’s what you have to choose from:

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Sonic 4 Episode II
Sonic 4™ Episode I
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2

5 great Sonic games are on sale for $.99 in the Google Play Store http://phandroid.com/2014/06/20/sonic-sale-google-play/___

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2014-06-20 17:27:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Web Starter Kit wants to encourage developers to change the base styles to suit their own apps.

Just like Bootstrap and Foundation, though, Starter Kit focuses on layouts that offer a fluid grid, though Google’s solution feels a bit more flexible.

The project is officially in beta now. 

#multi-screen #webstarterkit

Web Starter Kit wants to encourage developers to change the base styles to suit their own apps.

Just like Bootstrap and Foundation, though, Starter Kit focuses on layouts that offer a fluid grid, though Google’s solution feels a bit more flexible.

The project is officially in beta now. 

#multi-screen #webstarterkit___

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2014-06-20 02:51:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Wow


Stunning 360-degree time-lapse videos by photographer +Vincent Brady. He made them using a multiple camera 360-degree time-lapse panorama after years spent experimenting and customizing his kit. The video was made with a four camera rig fitted with fish eye lenses. Incredible results.

video ▶ Planetary Panoramas - 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse by Vincent Brady, Music by Brandon McCoy

#astrophotography #galaxylandscape #science #photography  
.___Wow

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2014-06-19 23:50:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Sunset at Thira Santorini, Greece by Gleb Tarro

Sunset at Thira Santorini, Greece by Gleb Tarro___

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2014-06-18 17:55:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Today Adobe announced the launch of Creative Cloud 2014, an all-encompassing release featuring 14 updated Creative Cloud desktop apps; three new mobile apps — Photoshop Mix, Adobe Sketch, and Adobe Line; the company’s first foray into hardware; significant changes to Adobe’s syncing and storage offerings; and an impressively low $10 per month tier for photographers.

Although Adobe calls this update “the biggest” software release since Creative Suite version 6, we don’t agree. No single preexisting app or service in Adobe’s Creative Cloud will shock you with a dramatic redesign. Instead, as you’ll find below, Adobe focused on subtle refinements across the board, and – in some cases – great new functionality that won’t rattle the overall experience.

Today Adobe announced the launch of Creative Cloud 2014, an all-encompassing release featuring 14 updated Creative Cloud desktop apps; three new mobile apps — Photoshop Mix, Adobe Sketch, and Adobe Line; the company’s first foray into hardware; significant changes to Adobe’s syncing and storage offerings; and an impressively low $10 per month tier for photographers.

Although Adobe calls this update “the biggest” software release since Creative Suite version 6, we don’t agree. No single preexisting app or service in Adobe’s Creative Cloud will shock you with a dramatic redesign. Instead, as you’ll find below, Adobe focused on subtle refinements across the board, and – in some cases – great new functionality that won’t rattle the overall experience.___

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2014-06-18 17:51:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The switch will use the Group Hug microprocessor boards so any type of chip could slot into the box to control configuration and run the OS. The switch will still rely on a networking processor for routing and delivery of the packets and has a throughput of 640 Gbps, but eventually Facebook could separate the transport and decision-making process.

The whole goal here is to turn the monolithic switch into something that is modular and controlled by the FBOSS software that can be updated as needed without having to learn proprietary networking languages required by other providers’ gear. The question with Facebook’s efforts here is how it will affect the larger market for networking products.



The switch will use the Group Hug microprocessor boards so any type of chip could slot into the box to control configuration and run the OS. The switch will still rely on a networking processor for routing and delivery of the packets and has a throughput of 640 Gbps, but eventually Facebook could separate the transport and decision-making process.

The whole goal here is to turn the monolithic switch into something that is modular and controlled by the FBOSS software that can be updated as needed without having to learn proprietary networking languages required by other providers’ gear. The question with Facebook’s efforts here is how it will affect the larger market for networking products.

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2014-06-18 04:14:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Here’s an infographic from Pitchbook about how venture capitalists have reacted to the home automation market

#infographic
#InternetOfThings

Here’s an infographic from Pitchbook about how venture capitalists have reacted to the home automation market

#infographic
#InternetOfThings___

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2014-06-18 01:40:15 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Super fantastic weather image by Victor Gensini

via +Sly Maria thanks
#rainbow

Great picture from Colorado!___Super fantastic weather image by Victor Gensini

via +Sly Maria thanks
#rainbow

2014-06-17 17:02:28 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Anyone else having an issue of Google+ posts not updating or not showing on their profile? Refresh does not help either. Occasionally my profile displays posts that are three days old and several of my latest shares are non existent. 

Anyone else having an issue of Google+ posts not updating or not showing on their profile? Refresh does not help either. Occasionally my profile displays posts that are three days old and several of my latest shares are non existent. ___

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2014-06-17 16:17:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Wondrous

Photography by Max Rive

Wondrous

Photography by Max Rive___

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2014-06-17 13:51:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Follow Android's journey from Android 0.5 to Android 4.4.

The problem now with the lack of early coverage is that early versions of Android are dying. While something like Windows 1.0 will be around forever—just grab an old computer and install it—Android could be considered the first cloud-based operating system. Many features are heavily reliant on Google’s servers to function. With fewer and fewer people using old versions of Android, those servers are being shut down. And when a cloud-reliant app has its server support shut off, it will never work again—the app crashes and displays a blank screen, or it just refuses to start.

Thanks to this “cloud rot," an Android retrospective won’t be possible in a few years. Early versions of #AndroidOS will be empty, broken husks that won't function without cloud support. While it’s easy to think of this as aways off, it... more »

Follow Android's journey from Android 0.5 to Android 4.4.

The problem now with the lack of early coverage is that early versions of Android are dying. While something like Windows 1.0 will be around forever—just grab an old computer and install it—Android could be considered the first cloud-based operating system. Many features are heavily reliant on Google’s servers to function. With fewer and fewer people using old versions of Android, those servers are being shut down. And when a cloud-reliant app has its server support shut off, it will never work again—the app crashes and displays a blank screen, or it just refuses to start.

Thanks to this “cloud rot," an Android retrospective won’t be possible in a few years. Early versions of #AndroidOS will be empty, broken husks that won't function without cloud support. While it’s easy to think of this as a ways off, it's happening right now. While writing this piece, we ran into tons of apps that no longer function because the server support has been turned off. Early clients for Google Maps and the Android Market, for instance, are no longer able to communicate with Google. They either throw an error message and crash or display blank screens. Some apps even worked one week and died the next, because Google was actively shutting down servers during our writing!

To prevent any more of Android's past from being lost to the annals of history, we did what needed to be done. This is 20+ versions of Android, seven devices, and lots and lots of screenshots cobbled together in one space. This is The History of Android, from the very first public builds to the newest version of KitKat.
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2014-06-17 13:15:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Let go of people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.

#quote #serenity

Let go of people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.

#quote #serenity___

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2014-06-17 12:59:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google announced today, the Cloud Platform is getting two features that have long been on developers’ wish lists: HTTP load balancing and SSD-based persistent storage. Both of these features are now in limited preview and developers who want to test them can sign up here.

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1SJAg8liHkJqqbySZ6srizFH_HSrUZmuxGjKFIAGQvhw/viewform

Developers whose applications need the high number of input/output operations per second SSDs make possible can now get this feature for a flat fee of $0.325 per gigabyte per month. It’s worth noting that this is significantly more expensive than the $0.04 Google charges for regular persistent storage. Unlike Amazon Web Services, Google does not any extra fees for the actual input/output requests. Amazon also offers SSD-based EC2 instances, but those do not feature any persistent storage.
While the st... more »

Google announced today, the Cloud Platform is getting two features that have long been on developers’ wish lists: HTTP load balancing and SSD-based persistent storage. Both of these features are now in limited preview and developers who want to test them can sign up here.

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1SJAg8liHkJqqbySZ6srizFH_HSrUZmuxGjKFIAGQvhw/viewform

Developers whose applications need the high number of input/output operations per second SSDs make possible can now get this feature for a flat fee of $0.325 per gigabyte per month. It’s worth noting that this is significantly more expensive than the $0.04 Google charges for regular persistent storage. Unlike Amazon Web Services, Google does not any extra fees for the actual input/output requests. Amazon also offers SSD-based EC2 instances, but those do not feature any persistent storage.

While the standard persistent disks feature speeds of about 0.3 read and 1.5 write IOPS/GB, the SSD-based service gets up to 30 read and write IOPS/GB. The maximum sustained throughput is also significantly higher for the SSD-based volumes.

As for the HTTP load balancing feature, Google says it can scale p to more than 1 million requests per second without any warm-up time. It supports content-based routing and Google especially notes that users can load balance across different regions, which should help global players who want to reduce the latency of their services. Developers who want to optimize their requests for load across their instances instead of latency can also do so. The network itself only has a single external IP address, which according to Google should make network operations pretty straightforward for users who want to use this feature.

As of now, however, HTTP load balancing does not support the SSL protocol. Developers who want to use this feature will have to use Google’s existing protocol-based network load balancing system.

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2014/06/introducing-http-load-balancing-and-ssd-persistent-disk-on-google-cloud-platform.html?m=1
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2014-06-17 04:10:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Green by alleys


#bokeh #flickr

Green by alleys


#bokeh #flickr___

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2014-06-16 20:09:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Living in a 727 jetliner, okay.

Engineer Bruce Campbell purchased a retired Boeing 727 and converted it into a home just outside Portland, Oregon. ___Living in a 727 jetliner, okay.

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2014-06-16 19:58:35 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto #paris monuments: spectators are granted the opportunity to create a digital tree that they will be able to see growing on buildings in rhythm with their heart. #naturemonday  

http://www.designboom.com/art/naziha-mestaoui-virtual-forest-growing-paris-monuments-06-16-2014/

naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto #paris monuments: spectators are granted the opportunity to create a digital tree that they will be able to see growing on buildings in rhythm with their heart. #naturemonday  

http://www.designboom.com/art/naziha-mestaoui-virtual-forest-growing-paris-monuments-06-16-2014/___

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2014-06-16 15:43:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

“Reached 1m fans on FB. Post reach was promptly cut in half. Running a business on FB is like opening a McDonald's on an active volcano,” he tweeted, adding “It means you never know when the whole thing can blow up/change on a whim. FB is constantly changing things; no consistency.”

Fyk, 40, is a self-made millionaire who’s built his fortune almost entirely on Facebook. It’s a rewarding business but not without its challenges. Not only must he play a constant game of cat and mouse with hackers and digital thieves but he must do so on a field of battle that is constantly shifting because of Facebook’s habit of routinely — and mysteriously — tweaking its algorithm.

“It’s legitimately a cyber war,” said Fyk, who describes his archenemies as tech-savvy teens who are motivated by boredom. “I make almost a quarter-million dollars a month, so I have toprotect what I’m doing. Th... more »

“Reached 1m fans on FB. Post reach was promptly cut in half. Running a business on FB is like opening a McDonald's on an active volcano,” he tweeted, adding “It means you never know when the whole thing can blow up/change on a whim. FB is constantly changing things; no consistency.”

Fyk, 40, is a self-made millionaire who’s built his fortune almost entirely on Facebook. It’s a rewarding business but not without its challenges. Not only must he play a constant game of cat and mouse with hackers and digital thieves but he must do so on a field of battle that is constantly shifting because of Facebook’s habit of routinely — and mysteriously — tweaking its algorithm.

“It’s legitimately a cyber war,” said Fyk, who describes his archenemies as tech-savvy teens who are motivated by boredom. “I make almost a quarter-million dollars a month, so I have to protect what I’m doing. That means if I have to play their kiddie game, I play. I don’t have a choice.”  

#scriptkiddies___

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2014-06-16 15:14:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones. Recent estimates of its Android licensing business suggest Microsoft is earning somewhere between $1 billion and $2 billion from Android device makers paying royalties. Microsoft said last year more than 50 percent of Android devices are made by companies with licensing deals in place, and the estimates now range as high as 70 percent.

The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones. Recent estimates of its Android licensing business suggest Microsoft is earning somewhere between $1 billion and $2 billion from Android device makers paying royalties. Microsoft said last year more than 50 percent of Android devices are made by companies with licensing deals in place, and the estimates now range as high as 70 percent.___

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2014-06-16 02:10:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

At Apple he masterminded the iPod and was once seen as a potential CEO. Now the founder of Nest–which he recently sold to Google for $3.2 billion–is leading the search giant’s effort to disrupt your home.



At Apple he masterminded the iPod and was once seen as a potential CEO. Now the founder of Nest–which he recently sold to Google for $3.2 billion–is leading the search giant’s effort to disrupt your home.

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2014-06-16 02:05:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

They design chips at Intel. They come up with new machine-learning techniques at Google. They redefine data centers at Facebook. They design #programming flows for GPUs at Microsoft. They refine antennas at Apple. And it's not just the big places. It's all these small semiconductor shops down in Sunnyvale. It's people working on photonics and optimizing memory manufacturing and building lasers.

Most of the media's attention might be focused on things that are closer to consumer consumption: Snapchat, WhatsApp, Oculus Rift, Uber, new phones, smartwatches. The new new new new thing. It's easy enough to forget that people like Williams exist. The face of technology isn't nerds with ponytails, but legions of fresh-faced youths pouring through the glass doors of a zillion startups into tastefully appointed lobbies, sipping on kombucha from company refrigerators. #Brogramming,... more »

They design chips at Intel. They come up with new machine-learning techniques at Google. They redefine data centers at Facebook. They design #programming flows for GPUs at Microsoft. They refine antennas at Apple. And it's not just the big places. It's all these small semiconductor shops down in Sunnyvale. It's people working on photonics and optimizing memory manufacturing and building lasers.

Most of the media's attention might be focused on things that are closer to consumer consumption: Snapchat, WhatsApp, Oculus Rift, Uber, new phones, smartwatches. The new new new new thing. It's easy enough to forget that people like Williams exist. The face of technology isn't nerds with ponytails, but legions of fresh-faced youths pouring through the glass doors of a zillion startups into tastefully appointed lobbies, sipping on kombucha from company refrigerators. #Brogramming, &c.

But that's not really what's happening in most of Silicon Valley or the technology world at large. And that so many people have come to think that it is drives me a little crazy.

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2014-06-16 01:57:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Keep Kids Safe Google Maps - Happy Father's Day

Never lose your kids by keeping track of them through Google maps. Today Google posted about this interesting technology the FiLIp watch, I can see this being useful not just for kids, but even for adults with location awareness challenges who may need to be kept track of by their loved ones. From Google Enterprise...



FiLIp Goes Google: Keeping Kids Safe with Google Maps

Businesses now use mapping technology to monitor of all their valuable assets. Parents need the same tools to protect the most precious assets of all: their children. This is the idea behind the FiLIp watch, a location-aware, communication device developed just for kids.

Millions of people today have smart phones with Google Maps already installed. Knowing this, we developed a similarly-sophisticated piece ofte... more »

Keep Kids Safe Google Maps - Happy Father's Day

Never lose your kids by keeping track of them through Google maps. Today Google posted about this interesting technology the FiLIp watch, I can see this being useful not just for kids, but even for adults with location awareness challenges who may need to be kept track of by their loved ones. From Google Enterprise...



FiLIp Goes Google: Keeping Kids Safe with Google Maps

Businesses now use mapping technology to monitor of all their valuable assets. Parents need the same tools to protect the most precious assets of all: their children. This is the idea behind the FiLIp watch, a location-aware, communication device developed just for kids.

Millions of people today have smart phones with Google Maps already installed. Knowing this, we developed a similarly-sophisticated piece of technology for kids — one with Wifi, a mobile network and mapping APIs that can provide real-time location data. This lets parents see exactly where their children are at all times, on the same Google Maps interface they already know and understand how to use. Kids can also call their parents directly from their watch.


Learn more, just in time for #FathersDay http://goo.gl/4ZFg6C 



#KeepKidsSafe #TrackingDevice  ___

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2014-06-16 01:41:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Today it announced that the Line Creators Market has drawn over 80,000 creators and 12,000 sticker sets since it opened up to users, of which a total of 1,200 sticker sets went on sale.

In the first month since the service went live, 1.7 million sticker sets were sold in all, with total sales reaching 150 million yen ($1.47 million). The average sales for the top 10 selling ones on the market reached 4.7 million yen, while 61.7 percent of sticker sets available for purchase have passed over 10,000 yen in sales, which shows that users are attracted to a wide variety of stickers and not just a handful of top ranking ones.



Today it announced that the Line Creators Market has drawn over 80,000 creators and 12,000 sticker sets since it opened up to users, of which a total of 1,200 sticker sets went on sale.

In the first month since the service went live, 1.7 million sticker sets were sold in all, with total sales reaching 150 million yen ($1.47 million). The average sales for the top 10 selling ones on the market reached 4.7 million yen, while 61.7 percent of sticker sets available for purchase have passed over 10,000 yen in sales, which shows that users are attracted to a wide variety of stickers and not just a handful of top ranking ones.

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2014-06-15 20:41:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Samsung sells ten of millions of tablets and devices should they all be the same?

via +JR Raphael

Nearly a dozen new models in the past five months alone. At what point does choice turn into overwhelming confusion?___Samsung sells ten of millions of tablets and devices should they all be the same?

via +JR Raphael

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2014-06-15 17:26:18 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Giant toad. Notice his fingers. 🐸

Via +Phil Davis

Can you imagine finding this chap in your garden?

What would you call him...?

Don't forget to Share !___Giant toad. Notice his fingers. 🐸

Via +Phil Davis

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2014-06-15 13:55:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

#fathersday

Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

#fathersday___

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2014-06-15 01:12:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Artwork if the day.



#artworkoftheday

 Fingerpainting on a 4.3-inch Android phone.  App: ArtFlow Studio. ___Artwork if the day.



#artworkoftheday

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2014-06-15 01:07:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A Guitar That Feels Like Home: Gibson and Guthrie Together
 See more at: http://www.backintheusa.us/articles.php

Gibson Guitars scavenged through the saved wood, taking what company craftsman believe provide the makings for eight, special-edition instruments, "Woody Guthrie London House Model, Southern Jumbo Guitars".

A Guitar That Feels Like Home: Gibson and Guthrie Together
 See more at: http://www.backintheusa.us/articles.php

Gibson Guitars scavenged through the saved wood, taking what company craftsman believe provide the makings for eight, special-edition instruments, "Woody Guthrie London House Model, Southern Jumbo Guitars".___

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2014-06-15 00:46:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The hackers, known collectively as AntiSec, exfiltrated approximately 60,000 credit card numbers and associated data, resulting in a reported $700,000 in fraudulent charges.

Roughly 5 million internal emails were obtained by the hackers and later released by the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks as the "Global Intelligence Files."

For #Stratfor, a Texas-based geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, the incident was an international embarrassment that caused roughly $3.78 million in total damages—and all of it could’ve been avoided by meeting common fraud prevention requirements.

Based on confidential internal documents obtained by the Daily Dot and Motherboard, Stratfor employed substandard cybersecurity prior to the infiltration that left thousands of customers vulnerable to potential identity theft. The documents also lend credibility tostatemen... more »

The hackers, known collectively as AntiSec, exfiltrated approximately 60,000 credit card numbers and associated data, resulting in a reported $700,000 in fraudulent charges.

Roughly 5 million internal emails were obtained by the hackers and later released by the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks as the "Global Intelligence Files."

For #Stratfor, a Texas-based geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, the incident was an international embarrassment that caused roughly $3.78 million in total damages—and all of it could’ve been avoided by meeting common fraud prevention requirements.

Based on confidential internal documents obtained by the Daily Dot and Motherboard, Stratfor employed substandard cybersecurity prior to the infiltration that left thousands of customers vulnerable to potential identity theft. The documents also lend credibility to statements made by Hyrriiya, a relatively unknown hacker who claimed responsibility for the breach.

The Daily Dot–Motherboard investigation is based on a cache of sealed court documents—roughly 3 gigabytes of previously unseen chat logs, warrants, and various government reports—some of which was collected by Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, a hacker-turned-informant. Evidence provided by Monsegur was used to convict eight members of Anonymous, including Jeremy Hammond, who is currently serving the remainder of a 10-year sentence for his role in the attack.

According to the documents, Stratfor engaged Verizon Business/ Cybertrust to “conduct a forensic investigation” into the breach on Dec. 30, 2011, and requested that findings be shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Verizon's security team inspected the computers at Stratfor's office shortly after the attack, as well as servers later confiscated by federal agents from CoreNAP, an Austin-based data center that hosted Stratfor's customer information.

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2014-06-15 00:39:31 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Portland City, Oregon - Google plans to decide by the end of the year whether to proceed with service in Portland and five suburbs (Gresham, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Hillsboro.) The company is evaluating local regulations, access to utility poles and regional topography to determine whether the network is technically and financially feasible.

In prerecorded testimony before the vote, Mary Beth Henry, head of Portland's Office for Community Technology, said they city expects Google will spend at least $300 million in Portland to build the network if it decides to proceed.

Portland City, Oregon - Google plans to decide by the end of the year whether to proceed with service in Portland and five suburbs (Gresham, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Hillsboro.) The company is evaluating local regulations, access to utility poles and regional topography to determine whether the network is technically and financially feasible.

In prerecorded testimony before the vote, Mary Beth Henry, head of Portland's Office for Community Technology, said they city expects Google will spend at least $300 million in Portland to build the network if it decides to proceed.___

2014-06-15 00:35:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Personal information, including Social Security numbers and call records, was accessed for an unknown number of AT&T Mobility customers by people outside of the company, AT&T has confirmed.

The breach took place between April 9-21, but was only disclosed this week in a filing with California regulators. While AT&T wouldn't say how many customers were affected, state law requires such disclosures if an incident affects at least 500 customers in California.

"Employees of one of our service providers violated our strict privacy and security guidelines by accessing your account without authorization," the company said in a letter to affected customers. "AT&T believes the employees accessed your account as part of an effort to request codes from AT&T than are used to unlock AT&T mobile phones in the secondary mobile phone market."... more »

Personal information, including Social Security numbers and call records, was accessed for an unknown number of AT&T Mobility customers by people outside of the company, AT&T has confirmed.

The breach took place between April 9-21, but was only disclosed this week in a filing with California regulators. While AT&T wouldn't say how many customers were affected, state law requires such disclosures if an incident affects at least 500 customers in California.

"Employees of one of our service providers violated our strict privacy and security guidelines by accessing your account without authorization," the company said in a letter to affected customers. "AT&T believes the employees accessed your account as part of an effort to request codes from AT&T than are used to unlock AT&T mobile phones in the secondary mobile phone market."

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2014-06-14 23:20:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Artificial body parts and cyborg technology.


Replaceable Me

From lab-grown lungs to mechanical eyes, the latest and most realistic artificial body parts

Infographic by Jeong Suh/Bryan Christie Design - New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/health/bestdoctors/2014/artificial-body-parts-2014-6/___Artificial body parts and cyborg technology.

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2014-06-14 21:01:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Living growing amazing nature.

#tree

Dragon's blood tree

Image: electricorchid http://ow.ly/i/5QxAo___Living growing amazing nature.

#tree

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2014-06-14 16:00:59 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Framed milkyway by +meshari aldulimi 
this natural frame from Alola, Saudi Arabia .
http://goo.gl/8eSdCb
  #milkyway   #rocks   #landscape   #nightscapes  

Framed milkyway by +meshari aldulimi 
this natural frame from Alola, Saudi Arabia .
http://goo.gl/8eSdCb
  #milkyway   #rocks   #landscape   #nightscapes  ___

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