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Video: Eddy Knocking on the Door

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If you don’t know it by now, I’m the proud owner of a Yorkshire Terrier named Eddy whom I might add is a true candidate for cutest Yorkie in the world. Eddy is an endless source of entertainment. He plays injured by crawling on his belly dragging one leg behind, he tries to find animals hiding behind the TV screen (he thinks it’s a window apparently), he stands up on two feet like a human and … Continue reading

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Video: 2012 Perseids Meteor Shower / Star Time Lapse!

Video: 2012 Perseids Meteor Shower Time Lapse

  I have had a deep love for science and astronomy since I was a kid. On August 13th 2012 I decided to photograph some shots to create a time lapse video of the Perseid meteor shower. The short movie came out to just over a minute for somewhere around 2 hours of footage. The video is slowed down to 50% to make it easier to spot the passing satellites, airplanes and meteors. The meteors … Continue reading

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Guide to the New Design and Features of Google+

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  On April 11th Google issued a surprise update to Google+. It wasn’t just about new features but a complete redesign of the user interface. Over the past few months there was an issue going on with a reduced number of posts making it to the main stream. While Google provided sliders to select the number of posts you want to see from a specific circle I personally noticed that many of my friend’s posts … Continue reading

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Fun With Dry Ice – How to make dry ice bubbles!

Fun With Dry Ice

We received a shipment of Omaha Steaks the other day and to my surprise they came packed with dry ice! I’ve never had a chance to play around with dry ice before so I had a lot of fun that day. I also decided to film a couple dry ice tricks for YouTube so it didn’t go to waste. (watch the video below) First experiment: Large Dry Ice Bubble During my research of fun things … Continue reading

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Google Plus Tips, Guide for new Users

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On September 20th 2011 Google+ became open to the public after a two month invite only period. Now that there are a lot of new people joining Google+ I thought I’d put together a guide with some useful tips to get the most out of your Google Plus experience. Features Overview Circles: Circles work similar to lists on twitter or Facebook. Stream: The stream is where all the action happens. All your friends posts, photos … Continue reading

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Google Authorship Changes Make it Easier to Claim Your Articles

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A couple months ago Google announced a new feature that allows blog writers and content publishers to claim authorship for their blogs. I posted this article about the new feature a while back and noticed some issues people were running into when trying to implement authorship on blogging platforms. For some reason, many blogging platforms such as WordPress were stripping out the rel=”author” attribute when saving the changes. Other times widgets didn’t understand the extra … Continue reading

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Throw Live Premiere Parties for your YouTube videos!

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Google recently added a new feature to YouTube which I think could make things a lot more exciting for YouTube producers. Embedded within the share feature is a new link to “Start a Google+ Hangout”. A Google plus hangout allows you to watch the video with up to 10 friends in a live video chat session. Use the hangout option to throw premiere parties. Since Google Plus hangouts have been in existence we have been able … Continue reading

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Google Plus Games Arriving Now!

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Google has announced that their Google Plus games have began rolling out to users of the social network. With Google Plus only being a little over a month old, the quick addition of games along with a series of user requested updates shows their commitment to the new social network platform. The games being announced for initial roll-out are Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz, Bubble Island, City of Wonder, Collapse! Blast, Crime City, Diamond Dash, Dragon … Continue reading

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Table for Ten Cooking Show hits Google Plus Hangouts!

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When I first started using Google Plus I was overwhelmed with the ways people learned to take advantage of the new features Google presented on it’s social network. One of the most exciting features to hit the service has been Google Hangouts. Hangouts allow for 10 people to be connected in a high quality video conference that doesn’t require an involved setup process or unattainable computer resources. In the first few weeks we’ve seen this … Continue reading

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Google Search Rankings and Google Plus – Take Advantage!

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Google Search Rankings and Google Plus For years having the most popular search engine on the market has meant a constant struggle between Google and website spammers. Having a site or page that ranks high for popular keywords can mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars in revenue for website owners. The problem has gotten so far out of hand that in some search categories it’s hard to find relevant content against the sea of … Continue reading

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Google Helps Sites Get Faster with Page Speed Tools.

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Google Helps Sites Get Faster with Page Speed Tools. Google has made it a point to let webmasters know that page loading speed is becoming an important factor in how pages are ranked in Google search. In a blog entry on Google Webmaster Central they provided examples of sites who are getting a 25% to 60% performance boost by using Google products to improve speed. Along with reminding us about Google’s page speed tools there … Continue reading

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Google Introduces AdWords Express for Small Business

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Google Introduces AdWords Express for Small Business On July 25th, Google officially launched Google AdWords Express. AdWords Express was created to help small businesses advertise on Google search without knowing all the complicated features of regular AdWords. When a small business signs up for AdWords Express the service will walk them through setting up a custom ad to display in search results for computer and mobile based platforms. Along with the online ad, Google will … Continue reading

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Learn how to Make the +1 Button Load Faster

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Learn how to Make the +1 (Plus One) Button Load Faster Page load speed has become an important ranking factor for websites in Google’s search engine index. All the website widgets we add to our blogs tends to slow things down which can lead to lost visitors. Today, Google announced an update to their +1 social network ranking button that will help any site using the +1 button load faster. The code improvement is supposed … Continue reading

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Google lets you Claim Authorship for your Blog, Articles and Sites!

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Claim Authorship for your Blog, Articles and Sites! Update! Google has release a video on the authorship process, I embedded the new video below. Back on June 7th Google introduced a new feature that allows you to claim authorship for any article you post on the internet. By using the new tools that Google has given publishers you can be assured that you receive credit for the articles and websites you create. It’s not just about claiming … Continue reading

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Google Attempts to Clarify Google Plus Name Policy

Google Attempts to Clarify Google Plus Name Policy Over the past few days lots of Google Plus users have seen their accounts suspended due to Google’s strict enforcement of it’s Google Plus naming policy. Even high profile celebrities like William Shatner have seen their account suspended pending verification of their real identity. Bradley Horowitz attempted to clear up the confusion tonight through a post on his Google Plus account. He mentioned that a number of … Continue reading

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Google Plus Games Coming Soon!

Google Plus Games Coming Soon! According to Tricia Duryee over at All Things D, Google Plus will soon be offering games to it’s social networking users. It appears the Google Plus Games will offer a much better incentive to developers compared to Facebook and Apple by only taking a 30% cut of profits. Google Plus Game Payments Google has also recently launched In-App Payments for the Web. A service that allows web application users to … Continue reading

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Google Plus Business Profiles Major Announcement!

Google Plus Business Profiles Major Announcement! Google has been telling it’s Google Plus business users to hold off on creating business profiles until they have a business product launched. Plus businesses were referred to a signup form to be put into a pool of businesses, from which Google would pick a select few to beta test their business profiles. Today, Google Plus Project / Ads Guy Christian Oestlien posted a major update on Googles business … Continue reading

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Mashable Steps Down From Google Plus

Mashable Steps Down From Google Plus According to Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Mashable is removing their branded presence from Google Plus. Aparently they have been in talks with the Google Plus team about their Google Plus profile presence. Google has asked businesses to refrain from putting their brand on the social networking site until they have a business solution developed. Many users in the Google Plus community have expressed concern over their early entry into the market … Continue reading

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Google Plus For Business / Getting Ahead Without A Business Profile

Google Plus For Business / Getting Ahead Without A Business Profile A lot of businesses have been trying to get their foot in the door with Google Plus. Google has made it clear that they will delete any business who sets up an account on their social network service. Down the road Google Plus will begin rolling out Business Profiles for a select few businesses who signed up to test their new business products. However, … Continue reading

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Google Plus Business Profiles / Pages Coming Soon

Google Plus Business Profiles / Pages Coming Soon Since the introduction of the Google Plus social network, businesses have been clamoring for a way to get their brand noticed in the midst of all the buzz.  As of now, businesses who have tried to get setup on Google + have been quickly taken down by Google with exception of internet news site Mashable. However, there is good news for businesses who are patiently waiting for … Continue reading

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