Although I didn’t have it very long, I totally loved my Pebble smartwatch. So why did I return it? Good question. It was loaded with features, games, watch faces, everything.. what more could you want? The answer is simple, Google Glass. The whole reason I purchased the Pebble was because my Glass had been broken for nearly a month. I didn’t buy it as a replacement for Glass, it was to be used in addition to Glass. Why would I want Pebble and Glass?
Not much is known about Google’s smartwatch play. What we do know is that it is happening and possibly soon.
Recently, in Google’s Q3 earnings call, there was a brief mention of smartwatches. Although it wasn’t much, it was enough to set the internet on fire. Today, a tipster sent in some pretty strong evidence coming directly from Google’s servers. It appears that buried deep within the CSS on the http://www.google.com/nexus page there is a placeholder for “Watches”
I guess I’ll file this as a rant because it gets me fired up every time I hear it. The IHeartRadio advertisements on the radio say “Download the iheartradio app for your droid” or similar and it drives me nuts that a company so large could be so clueless. They aren’t the only ones doing this either, it’s just one that I hear over and over again. I blame Motorola for this, but at the same time, I thank them. I’ll get to my point, I promise. Basically, I want to help people not sound like an idiot when talking.
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You might be reading this and thinking this is just a rehash. I can assure you, this is a new post! We’ve put together yet another TV wall at my office. Two TV walls for a total of 19 TVs in the two person office. 2 3×3 TV walls and a lone 40 incher above my desk. I’ve already explained the process of purchasing the TVs, because lets face it, it’s difficult. What I didn’t cover was the work that goes into installing the monstrosity.
First, since the wall isn’t solid or very sturdy for that matter, we have to mount some plywood to the wall to help secure the TVs. Before we mount the plywood, we’ve got to paint it to ensure the finished product is pretty.
So now that the paint is dry, we’ve got to mount it to the wall and fill in all of the screw holes with putty. Then! we get to paint again! Continue reading “Building a TV Wall with Eyefinity” »
Having tried glass for all of 20 minutes, I’m obviously an expert on the subject. Maybe not, but I’d sure like to be. Google gave us the option to wow them with meaningful #IfIHadGlass tweets/posts/shouts to prove how worthy we were of purchasing the device. Unfortunately, as I said in my first impressions post, I wasn’t among the chosen. Rather than give up, I want to keep with the explorer like spirit of things and pursue my #IfIHadGlass intentions.
#ifihadglass I wouldn’t have to wear my “smart watch” anymore. I’d always get flagged at the airport but it’d be worth it. I wouldn’t drop my phone taking videos.
If you break it down there are 3 things I need to accomplish.
- Not wearing my smart watch
- Get flagged at an airport, but make it worth it
- Don’t drop phone while taking videos