Google Announces Android Wear

img_0322A Google App is now available for Android Wear. There was already a lot of Android in the Google smartwatch, but now with Wear you have Google notifications come directly to your wrist. Wear also seems like it was made just for Google Now and helping Now live up to all it was cut out to be when it was introduced. Android Wear can now link up with your phone and provide every notification and alert that your phone does. Google allows you to pick and choose what notifications you would like to be pushed from apps on your phone to your watch as well. The same concept of Google Now that gives you the right information at the right time is now applied to your wrist. For example, if you need to drive home, the watch will know where you are and get you directions when you need them. Additionally, it can produce the barcode for your flight at the airport, which is so much more accessible, right on your wrist. Google has added more information to Now and made it more accessible and streamlined for customers. Wear and Now both include many of Google’s services into one product. Wear is the next level of Now in that it uses new information that they have learned from Android and the ecosystem it inhabits to be better for customers. New features on Wear include voice recognition and a better, more efficient design. Essentially, the best thing that Wear does is bring Google Now straight to your wrist with a few improvements. Right now the price is a little high, at $200, but it is really worth the investment for all of the convenient features it provides. The only thing that could come in the way of the new Google Wear experience is if the iWatch turns out to be better. Until then, try Google Wear and see what you think.

from Douglas MacFaddin’s Tech Market Page http://ift.tt/VKJZjJ

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Published by: Doug MacFaddin

Douglas Willis MacFaddin was born June 16, 1961 in the Miamisburg Hospital to Patricia Ann MacFaddin and Richard Willis MacFaddin. My mother’s maiden name is Morrison and she is the youngest of seven children who were raised in Lycippus, PA. My father was the second of four children and was a twin. He was raised in the town of Viola, DE. At the time of my birth, my father worked at the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio in research. Mound was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War. My mother made a home for our family. My father passed away in 1991 and my mother is currently living in Avon, CT. Doug MacFaddin is the oldest of five children (Doug, R. Stuart, Anne Marie, Megan and Mary (Heather)). I lived in Ohio for two years, spent the next seven years in Murrysville, PA (outside of Pittsburgh), moved to Little Silver, NJ and relocated my senior year in high school to Avon, CT. My four siblings currently live with their families in Avon, CT and are members of St. Ann’s Church. I attended Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA. In NJ, I attended Little Silver Point Road School, Markham Place School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ for three years. My senior year, I attended Avon High School and I then spent the next four years at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I received a BS in Industrial Economics and graduated in June 1983. While at Salomon Brothers, I was asked to attend a two-week seminar for Public Finance at the University of Michigan in 1986. In Little Silver, I was involved in Troop 126 where I achieved the rank of Life Scout and was both a Patrol Leader and a Senior Patrol Leader. I also was an alter boy at St. James Catholic Church and spent summers a the Ship Ahoy Beach Club in Seabright, NJ and caddying at the Rumson Country Club. At Christian Brothers Academy, I wrestled for the varsity squad for three years. I took second in the districts my junior year and went on to the regionals. I also ran on their cross country team freshman year and was part of the CBA Colt team that hasn’t lost a duel meet since 1973. My senior year at Avon, I won the wrestling States (S). I went on to wrestle at Union College and qualified for the Div III nationals twice (1981, 1982) and was co-captain both years. My senior year at Avon, CT, I also won the States (S) in pole vaulting. It was the first time Avon High School had a state champ in two sports in the same year. During my four years, I earned nine varsity letters between wrestling, track and football. In 1979, I was accepted into The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society. Upon graduating from Union College, I accepted a position at Salomon Brothers Inc in August 1983. I was an analyst in their Public Finance department at One New York Plaza. I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn and spent the next four years working at Salomon Brothers. As a result of Black Monday, October 19, 1987 the Public Finance Department of Salomon Brothers was jettisoned to conserve capital. By November 1, 1987, I was working at Dean Witter Reynolds in the new Public Finance Department made up of many of my former Salomon Brother’s colleagues. The new Department was located on the 57th floor of 2 World Trade Center.

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