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What did your job get you for Christmas this year?

December is a month of giving and receiving holiday cheer. Many parents and teachers often use the wild card, “Santa is watching” so children will be on their best behaviors in hopes of getting exactly what they want for Christmas (and more).images-1 copy 3

Some companies host holiday parties playing games like “White Elephant” or “Dirty Santa” where co-workers bring gifts of a certain price to swap while others go as far as to have an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” party. Some keep it traditional and only give gifts to coworkers they would consider to be close friends, while other companies give holiday bonuses. Bonuses are always a welcome gift, especially at this time of year. In leu of the current economy, many companies have canned the idea of the holiday bonus for the time being but there is one company who has not fallen behind on their lavish employee gifts for the holidays.

 

BusinessInsider.com has reported that this year Google employees were “given their choice of a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet.” I know that I would love to be in a conundrum like that having to decide which high end piece of smart technology I want to receive free of cost! Wouldn’t you?

I am curious to find out what your job got you this holiday season?

More hours at work?  More projects than time? Or was it something like what Google gave their employees?

Chime in below, no matter how big or how small the “gift”, did your job go all out like Google this year? We want to hear how grateful (or not) you are for what your job gave you for Christmas.

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A Little Class With Google Glass

First published at FAME Magazine by Amanda Golden

Photo Credit: google.com

Google has it all. From Google Wallet to Google Hangouts, they are truly cutting the into the next level of our technological society. Now, Google Glass, their newest device,  is a classy pair of glasses with a mini computer attached to it. This lightweight wearable computer is the next hot item that all the Techies and Trendsetters will be wearing in the next year.

Fully packed with apps for a variety of users, Google Glass has  a lot to offer. Don’t worry if you do not have a Google Wallet account to purchase apps because if you have Google Glass, you will have tosign up for that account to utilize the full range of what this product can do. Coming in colors like Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, and Sky consumers will have a lot to choose from.

But where are the lenses? From what I have seen each of the 5 color options are lens-less. Thus giving consumers the option to wear them as is, or customize their wear by adding the glass-less frame to their own corrective lenses or sunglasses even.

There is no official release date for this classy new trend, however there are very few available right now. Only a few Google Glass Developers and contest winners who were able to drop $1500 to test them earlier this year.

My question is, although these are very classy glasses by Google; aren’t you at the least bit worried about your privacy? Google Glass is run by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. These capabilities allow them to record events photograph people and search for various items. What if they record you while you are out and about without your knowledge?

Luckily, according to the glassreport.net , “it [Google] opted to block facial recognition on the Google Glass product.” That would have been another can of worms (not to mention lawsuits) waiting to happen.

I’m curious to see how you feel abut this Hot Tech trend coming soon.

Let’s Chat.

Check out the Google Glass Class BELOW!

Google Glass Class from Youtube

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