I’m not entirely sold on smartwatches. It’s a nice idea to be able to have a computer on your wrist but many of the designs look too weird and gimmicky to wear in public.
What’s nice about the Moto 360 is that on the surface it looks like a regular watch. It has a sleek design, with the dimensions 45.8 mm x 11.02 mm, and weighs on 49 grams. And the timepiece comes with a comfortable leather strap. (Metal straps are available in the U.S. and will likely be coming to Canada in the near future.)
A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen at Motorola’s headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Motorola/AFP)
The 360′s 1.65-inch screen offers six different watch faces to choose from, many of which mimic the look of an analogue watch, and more options can be downloaded through the Motorola Connect app.
Last week, I was given the opportunity to get a brief look at some of the new products coming from Motorola this fall – namely the updates to both the Moto X and Moto G and the new smartwatch, the Moto 360.
Motorola, much like HTC has done with its One smartphone, has made the irritating decision for its flagship smartphone to not affix any numerals or symbols at the end of its name. So the new product has exactly the same as the last one, Moto X.
If you find the amount of Google’s porn results lacking, then Boodigo might be for you.
Boodigo bills itself as an “adult-oriented search engine.” On the surface, it looks like a regular search engine, aside from the pop-up message that warns you must be at least 18 years old to access it.
Incidentally, if you choose to leave instead of entering the site, you are redirected to Amazon.com because I guess that’s more wholesome. Jeez, you could have at least sent me to Amazon.ca. I am in Canada, Boodigo!
Boodigo. (Website Screenshot)
And the search filtering is a little different. While Google, for example, lets user search by images, news, video, maps and so on, Boodigo lets you do a regular web search or target it exclusively to Tumblr sites – as that photo blog platform is often used for pornographic content.
Better fashionably late than never.
Google joins the digital music dance party in Canada with the launch today of Google Play Music, a streaming service that will give subscribers access to more than 25 million songs, from red-hot beats to mouldy oldies.
Available as of now, Google Play Music shoulders its way into an ever-crowded field of streaming music competitors, including Rdio, Slacker, Deezer, Sony Music Unlimited and Xbox Music, among others. Google seems to be aiming for an all-things-to-all-people approach, combining commonplace features like customized streaming radio stations with free cloud-based storage of up to 20,000 songs, and subscription features that include access to a catalogue of 25 million tracks.
The executives at Google have always had fun with April Fools’ Day pranking the public with phony product launches and other fake announcements. You can check out Google’s 2013′s April Fools’ jokes here.
But this year, Google got its start a day early on March 31. Of course, some are better than others. For example, I love the idea of being photobombed by David Hasselhoff and hooking up while stuck in a traffic jam using the WazeDates app, but the video for the Google Play Signature Edition – to make your apps collections more physical – fell a little to me.
Here are Google’s 2014 April Fools’ Day pranks.