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Wayne Moyer
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Moto 360  - 
 
So my wife is wearing a Moto 360 after trying out the GearFit as her Pebble replacement and her's seems to have an odd quirk that I want to ask the other Moto360 owners. I own a Samsung Gear Live and mine doesn't do this.
The face doesn't stay live full time. It turns on whenever it detects movement. This seems to be a battery saving measure and isn't bothering her at all. She has adjusted to this but I wanted to know if this is normal for the 360 or if it's a setting on the Moto360.
Ambient is off. She is currently using one of the base faces but was initially using a face from Wear Face Collection. We are seeing battery life of just under 13 hours but I'm chalking that up to a battery that isn't fully conditioned yet.
So is there a way to have the face on full time or will that fully kill the battery life?
It is running 5.02.  
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+Michael Spano Jr yes the normal screen on the moto is amazing! It's the most legible bar the Sony and pebble.
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Discussion  - 
 
So I am trying to find a smartwatch for my wife. The options for women are very limited. She's been wearing smartwatches for as long as I have. Right now she is wearing a Pebble but its just a hair too large with the square face. I am looking at moving her to a Gear Fit (I know its Tizen and not Android Wear) but its not really that small either. So i'm going to throw this out to the community. 
Android Wear or non Android Wear what watches are good for smaller female wrists right now?
We have some odd smartwatches in my home. Besides my Gear Live and her Pebble. My son uses a Meta Strata. I have a Sony Smartwatch 1 and 2. The Sony would fit the bill except that it is very tall and just plain ugly. Not to mention very old these days.
So I look forward to hearing some options.
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+Jaz F yea fair enough 
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General Discussion  - 
 
So I've been following the Smart Glasses since Google announced Glass and I'm in the market but the price and battery life of Google Glass isn't where I want it yet. Plus it seems like a first gen product compared to the other product. So if I was going to do a  run down of what's currently on the market it would look like this.

Google Glasses - $1600 new but also available used in various places
Recon Jet - $600 currently out of stock on Amazon
Vuvix M-100 - $1000 http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/
Epson BT-200 $700 from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Moverio-Glasses-Developer-Edition/dp/B00KLFS4GG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414593221&sr=8-2&keywords=Epson+BT-200

Of these the Google Glasses have the best support but the battery life is lacking and the price is the highest. The used market is hot though. I'm not sure how Google treats them though. I'm seeing 1 and 2 GB's going for $800 now used.

The Recon Jet looks good but this is a specialized device.

The Vuzix M-100 is interesting but I still can't get over the whole "You'll poke your eye out kid" feeling with it plus the price is enterprise level still.  I know you can fit it to a pair of safety glasses but they never show it that way.

Then there is the Epson which is getting good reviews but you can't walk around wearing them or I can't imagine you could.

I am very much looking to buy and use a pair of smart glasses daily. I wear a smart watch and have for almost ten years. I started with a MSN Spot watch. So I am looking forward to hearing about what you have found owning these devices or if there is something I missed that is on the market.
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Here is the difference three years makes. On the left is my Samsung Gear Live and on the right my Sony Smartwatch 1. The first from 2014 and the second from 2011.  I'd almost like to have added the Pebble in there to show late 2012/early 2013 as well.
I haven't worn the Sony in some time since it had some serious issues with Bluetooth connectivity. After charging it up today it connected without issue and allowed me to do a good side by side comparison with the most modern of today's smartwatches. 
I've been pointing out that the Sony is the best way to get your feet wet with smartwatches for awhile. Since you could get one on Amazon new for $80 or used one on Swappa for $40-$50. That was until the used Pebble's showed up on Swappa used.
Well after wearing the Sony again I have to say I am impressed by a few things. One is that it is very lightweight. Which shouldn't come as a surprise given that it only has a battery one third the size of the one in the mammoth Samsung's but one that lasts more then twice as long.  The height of the Sony will still throw you off because of it's clip setup but it pays off due to the charger method as well as how it handles wrist bands. With multiple adapters you could change the look of the Sony every day. This helps it's fashion accessory feel. Something the newest Smartwatch 3 can't even do. You attach any 22mm watch band to a metal plate and then clip this the smart watch face. It's very simple.
Next up is the screen which feels downright tiny compared to the Gear Live's but it should. The Gear Live is over done where the Sony's is more of a unisex design. The Gear Live is more in line with today's large man's watches. Where the Sony is more inline with something that would be acceptable on the wrist of a smaller population. The quality of the OLED screen on the Smartwatch 1 isn't nearly as bright and dramatic as the Gear Lives but it is usable and easy on the eyes. Both wash out in sunlight though. An issue neither watch was able to address.
Usability is kind of a toss up. Sony's UI and apps are very well done. Answering a call, checking notifications and basic usages of the watch are easily done. In fact they are easier to do the on the Sony SW1 than on the Gear Live. The bigger thing is that the apps are better on the Sony then on the Samsung. Where you need to go through a series of steps on the Samsung to get to the apps on the Sony you are always one tap away.
So the biggest problem with the Sony is the fact that the time isn't displayed full time. A couple of the watch faces address this with movement setting it off. I'm going to check this with other newer faces as well. Still I am going to stand by the fact that Google's non-fragmented Android Live world suffers over the fragmented world in the app department. This is only temporary though. The Android Wear apps are growing by the day and will catch up to the list that Sony and Samsung has.
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I was looking at the mini app laucher +Luís Vitela . The main reason that I haven't installed it yet is that I am starting to get better with both a handful of Ok Google commands and just tapping that screen to get to things. I might install it thought.Although I had forgotten it was an option when I wrote this and you are dead on correct that it would equalize the two platforms.
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Are there any good weather watch faces yet? I've found one but it puts the weather info on the bottom and it gets messed up when the cards go on top of it with my Gear Live. This was one of the things the Pebble did really well. I know I can see the weather at will with the cards but I would to have the basics, temp, wind, maybe percentage of precip, or barometric pressure. Things like that. Right now I'm using one of the weather cards over a normal face as a work around of sorts.
Thanks in advance. 
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There is an app called "wear Picture watch" that will let you build a watch face like this. 
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Caption This  - 
 
Last weekend I took my kids to a science center that had paintings of the Space Shuttle concept work. The pictures I took of them didn't turn out that well. While skimming through Google image search I bounced into something that feels like a reject from the Heavy Metal movie. Moire importantly it feels like our kind of material. So to get is started. I'm going to go with a short simple one for my car friends.

*Ran when parked"
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The Montana x-games BMX team was still on the heavy side and the "practice track" felt a lot like the airport junkyard.  Still the tricks you could pull in the old sewer piping were wicked sick.
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It's been awhile since I posted a story over at Atomic Toasters but after talking about the Ercoupe I decided it was time to do another one. 
What is so unusual about the Ercoupe? Well those in a smaller circle of mine learned about it's linked controls this weekend. The little Ercoupe has no rudder pedals. All flight controls go through the control stick. Which should have relegated this to a one off prototype and instead lead to the beginning to a line of six thousand aircraft. 
While I was spending some time with the Ercoupe this morning I learned something new myself. I didn't know it was a prewar design. I always thought it was a postwar design. So you learn something new every day.  
So take a moment and head over to Atomic Toasters and check out today's post while I'm likely doing some edits.

Oh and +Dustin May there's a new post on the site.
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Freshwater Aquariums  - 
 
So I had my live births in a tank last night which is unusual considering how long I've had fish tanks. I bought four cherry barbs about a month ago for a 50 gallon just to add color. This morning one of them ended up on the filter and one one was on the bottom of the tank acting very slow. Well next to the one acting very slow was a small live barb and I noticed inside my large castle appears to be several more. At this point I think the one that is acting slow is the mother and she's just worn out. Again I've never dealt with fish breeding. 
My issue is that I have a rather large, and old, angel fish that my kids lovingly call Dark Fish Lord in there as well. That I need to get out of there because I know he would love these guys as a snack. Unfortunately I can't find a net big enough right now so they have to live enough until A) I find a net large to move a 6" Angel Fish or B) I run to the store and grab one.
This is rather weird.
edit - ok Angel moved to 35 gallon. He won't be happy but the chance of survival for the little guys are better. Now I should go get a breeder tank to separate those guys.
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Just to add some notes. The adult mollys have all passed but I have 4 small ones from this that have lived.
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Caption This  - 
 
From Twitter I give you some of the greatest Captioneers material ever. 

The new Fantastic 4 reboot of Galactus didn't go over as well with critics as expected.
“.@saladinahmed I'm not sure about that...”
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"Sancho, they said I was mad for attacking windmills or building a space ship. But behold!"
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So I've had my Galaxy Gear for a week and I had even started the RMA process with Amazon over the battery life before I figured out what the real problem was.
I was using this face you see in the picture below. So I do get a lot of notifications plus I was using the Tune In app for a full 8 to 9 hours a day on my ten hour shift. My battery was lasting under twelve hours. After owning my Pebble I decided I wasn't going to babysit a watch with this kind of battery life. After 11 hours I was down to 7%. Thirty minutes later I was down to 2%.
The next day I switched to one called "Wear Collection" face and all of a sudden something very odd happen. I used the watch exactly the same. I checked my pulse the same number of times. I ran tune in for the full day. Received a similar number of notifications and after 11hours I had 40% battery left.  By hour 14 I was still at 24%.
So word of warning to all the other Android Live users. Just do some testing with various faces out there. It greatly affects your battery life  I'm guessing my Gear's issue was with all that blue in the middle of the face there.
Of course with with the LG G Watch you have a larger battery but you also have the LCD face. So we have a different issue with our AMOLED displays. We want watch faces that are mostly black because that uses less power. For the LG users it doesn't matter.
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As a follow up. The other night when I interacted wit it minimally but it was doing it's thing normally, showing notifications and such. I hit 9% after 26 hours.
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Caption This  - 
 
This is very off topic but all the new talk of Smoochy lead me back to one of my favorite movies as a parent. If you have kids you have endured so many Nick and Disney kids shows that Death to Smoochy is a movie you really need to see. Especially if it's because it has a happy go lucky Ed Norton in it. Also because it will give you more fodder for our newest Captioneer Meme by the name of Smoochy. This is not a movie you will share with your kids if they are young.
I'm only sharing it because it is in context with a couple of the captions from this morning.
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This is one of my favorite films and I don't even have kids. 
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Caption This  - 
 
We here at Captioneer's like to use old pulpy images. Well actually we started out by making fun of the seventies and the eighties. To which a lot of us will tell that the eighties wasn't that long ago and for those of you who would like to tell us that it was. Go stick your nose in a rubber hose.
Anyway we then moved back to a time we like to call the sixties. A time that is so important CNN has decided to devote time away from coverage of a certain aircraft to appeal to the ego of babyboomers about it. In hopes they can find that one frame of footage to prove that they were indeed at that one thing that happened that one time in that one place in that one second when they were so stoned they have no memory of it. 
With all that said you would think images like this one would have come out of this latter period exact for one thing. It didn't. This is a more modern NASA image from the mid eighties. http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/mars/marsbases/html/s85_31477.html. That's right kids this was created during the time of Fact's of Life, the end of Knight Rider, and the middle of the Reagan years. This is an end of the Cold War image NOT a beginning of the Cold War image.  Engadget just decided to run this as the lead image to an article today. Since it's a NASA image, and I have linked the NASA article to go with it, I feel clean about providing sources and giving it a backstory. So what can we do about it. What is Bob looking at there on his little disk. What's with the odd moon buggy that doesn't really fit the 80's shuttle feel? What is that guy looking for in the distance? 
Have at it Caption group.
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The symbol on this rock looks familiar...wait there is righting property of Google Maps - Mars Headquarters
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