Android Wear Update won’t Alleviate Apple Watch Envy

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Let’s get this out the way now. The Android Wear update won’t alleviate Apple Watch envy. Google has better products but Apple is a marketing, design and ecosystem monster. Case in point the Android Wear update should have everyone running to get the an Android Wear watch. The fact you can leave your phone in the car and still use your watch is incredible. It’s almost like having cellular service with you all times built-in. However, Apple has the mind share of loyal geeks and non geeks alike. Sorry Google but you will not win this round. Maybe you should have brought Tesla. Any who, here are the new features of the new software that should give Apple pause or at least something to think about.

“As long as your watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, and your phone has a data connection (wherever it is), you’ll be able to get notifications, send messages, and use all your favorite apps”~Google

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  1. Leave your phone behind:

    Android Wear connects to your phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Get notifications, listen to music and track your run on your watch. Even when your phone isn’t with you.

  2. Useful information at a glance

    Android Wear shows you suggestions and useful information before you even ask—messages from friends, meeting details, info from your favorite apps, and more. Your Android Wear watch display is always-on, so the time and apps are always a glance away.

  3. Stay connected when your hands are full

    Simply say “Ok Google” to your watch to send messages, ask questions, track your commute and get stuff done.

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New York City gets “World’s Tallest” Ferris wheel

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New Jersey got the Statue of Liberty. New York City gets “world’s tallest” Ferris wheel. The Staten Island Wheel will rise 630 ft above New York Harbor. The wheel will not be complete until 2017. The “world’s tallest” Ferris wheel does not come cheap. The price tag of the wheel is said to be $500 million. The Ferris wheel will have 36 capsules that can hold up to 40 people. A full ride will take 38 minutes to complete. That is a total of 1,440 passengers at a time. The New York Wheel is being built the same people who built the London Eye. A Dutch firm by the name of Starneth BV. The NYC Eye is part of a $1 billion redevelopment of St. George, Staten Island. The goal is to have 4 million visitors per year come visit the new tourist detestation. The project will also create 600 permanent jobs.

New York is hoping to get the green building standard certification of LEED Platinum. The firm is toying with the idea using renewable energy sources to power the Ferris wheel, including wind, wave, and solar power. They would sell back any excess power to the grid. There will also be a big 6 acre green roof for concerts and festivals. New York better milk the title “World’s Tallest” Ferris wheel because once the Dubai Eye wheel is built it will own the title. The Dubai Eye Ferris wheel will be 60 ft taller than the New York Ferris wheel.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Leaks!

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The first “Batman V Superman” trailer has leaked! This is not a good thing for the folks at Warner Bros but great for Batman & Superman fans. can’t be too pleased. The trailer was planned for Monday at IMAX theaters across the country. The leaked trailer is not the greatest quality but the content is great.

“Tell Me, Do You Bleed? You Will! ~Batman

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