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Old 10-19-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Microsoft Blows Apple Out of the water

Now, admittedly, the ipod beat zune and the iphone > all, but THIS just blows apple, and all other tech innovations of the last 20 years out of the water.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpBdxrgGe9I&NR=1

Microsoft Surface Christmas 2007....

Though I would place bets that apples version that'll undoubtedly come out in the next year or so, will probably be better.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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If it's still uses the windows OS registry as a system core... any guesses?
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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hm. kind of a cool idea..but not very far off in technology...they just wrapped everything up in one little thing..kinda like a large iphone...without the phone.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
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The electronic accessories recognition and location feature is kind of cool, along with the streamlined data transfer techniques makes for a winner in my book. These things will be in hotels by christmas, expect to see them used WIDELY at the Beijing olympics (thats not from any official site, but I personally know two people from two totally separate companies both with contracts to develop content for retailers that will be sporting these come time for the Olympics.).

No, its not very far off in technology, but it seems put together very well. Just like the personal computer, the technology was already there, but the ones who put it all together are the ones who get all the credit.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #5
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good point^^

I like the idea, but im very unpleased with Microsofts OS
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:24 AM   #6
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old news. iv seen that before. about a year ago actualy. when it was basicly a concept.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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Apple has done things like this already or at least people have done so with the apple stuff.

Got part of the title right "Microsoft Blows"

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Old 10-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #8
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old news. iv seen that before. about a year ago actualy. when it was basicly a concept.
yup, but like nick said, it was apple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPwaUp4gepU

and like you said, it was a while ago. that video is the same multi-touch technology that they put in the iphone. except microsoft isn't using that touch technology, they're using CAMERAS to sense touch. sounds a bit...archaic maybe? if they had apple's multi-touch technology (no doubt protected by patent for a while) then it's be way easier.

so really the only innovation is how it can sense cameras, credit cards, etc. i'll give them that.

i wonder if it can sense the iphone...
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yeah, boo. both MS and apple copied this off of Jeff Han from NYU who demoed this at the TED conference in 2006.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...=ted+interface

the video that smel gave was another one by Han and company.

and microsofts implementation is crappy. When gates was asked if its the same as Han's, he said it isnt because of the technology involved with his stupid table. BOO! gates doesnt get it, its not just the method and hardware involved, its also the concept for which Han has prior art. idiot.

get this, at the D conference, gates said that they wanna do something where you can swing a tennis racket or a bat to play video games and interact with a home entertainment system. sound familiar? sound like a Wii? thats what Walt mossberg (the host) said. gates said no, he means pick up an actual bat or racket. idiot x 2. coz swinging a 34" bat in your living room is a good idea. again, same concept, wrong implementation. tool. and he wants to do it with a buncha cameras positioned in the room. . .

when it comes to microsoft they are behind the times as usual. they are best at stealing things and calling it their own. thats their history and legacy.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:41 PM   #10
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wait you mean the xbox copied the playstation???

Yeah that's some sweet stuff man hopefully someone else will come up with a better version of it.
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lol...at all of the above.
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^^^ +1 to celsdogg

Ugh, I hate Apple, even though MS is just as shitty. So overpriced and, actually, a little elitist. Plus the iPhone is pretty much worthless.

Not that this is really relevant at all, but whatever the site below is funny as hell.

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:56 AM   #13
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^^^ +1 to celsdogg

Ugh, I hate Apple, even though MS is just as shitty. So overpriced and, actually, a little elitist. Plus the iPhone is pretty much worthless.

Not that this is really relevant at all, but whatever the site below is funny as hell.

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http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone
wait hows the iphone worthless?

Mine works fine, no glitches. Does everything i need and then some.

-Plays my music if i want.
-Finds me stores phone numbers without 411..and an address(not using 411 saves me the exra $20 i pay every month)
-has the internet for those times when i have nothing better to do
-convenient size
-easy to use
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:01 AM   #14
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IDK I wasn't really serious, I was referring more to that link. I don't really want one tho.

Maybe I have OFTS (Online Forum Tourette's Syndrome)?
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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^^^ well to each their own for what wireless device you carry around. i carry around a treo and it can do all that the nokia can do. but the iphone is a neat little device, and i wouldnt write it off yet. imagine what subsequent iphones might look like.

lets look at MS again. they werent dominating in the smartphone/pda industry, so they rolled out their shitty OS onto handheld devices. boo. called win ce in past incarnations, it truly did make you wince.

now windows mobile, folks in my industry often are scared to purchase them for risk of having to three key salute.
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