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Microsofts little screen big screen interactive Future

  1. #11


    Please Airlines -- No mobiles !!!! Imagine a flight from London to LA (10 hrs approx.) with a noisy phone user in the next door seat -- give me a screaming Baby instead
    !!!.

    It's a real tossup between a screaming baby noisy phone user.
    I think I would prefer an external wing seat on a lower altitude flight.

    Seriously, the ones I can't get used to are the hands free phone users. Even though I know what they're doing. But I grew up at a time when if you were seen walking around talk to nobody, you were thought not to be quite right in the head. If you are talking to someone on the phone you had to be holding the phone. Whether it's wireless are not.
    I remember the interactive phone displays at the museum. Where you could see each other in the monitor. That was neat.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    This is the future as I imagined it.
    It does remind me a bit of some of the more nightmare-ish visions of the future that other people have imagined though.

    "Parlor walls" in Farenheit 451 spring to mind.

    There was also a thought-provoking TV series in the UK called Black Mirror; one of the programmes in Series 1 (15 Million Merits) showed someone whose living space was basically a small cubicle with screens on every side, driven by gestures rather than touch.

    Which sounds great until you realise you can't turn the advertising off...
    Fahrenheit 451 had such spot on futuristic predictions. Ray Bradbury really knew what was up!

    As long as they're not being used for television and television interaction and more for interpersonal communication face to face, I'm alright with that.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sooooo.....does anyone know when that giant tilting touch monitor goes on sale? I want it. And then I want to do all the cool things that flicking off content from my Surface Pro or Nokia Lumia 920 onto it.

    THAT'S SO FREAKING COOL AND USER FRIENDLY AND UBER PRODUCTIVE!!
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  4. #14


    OK tell me how I set my house up with bluetooth so that when I walk into a room I can say something like
    turn light #1 on
    turn light #2
    turn fan on low, medium or high
    turn TV on
    turn volume up or down
    go to channel #17
    recline my recliner 20°
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    OK tell me how I set my house up with bluetooth so that when I walk into a room I can say something like
    turn light #1 on
    turn light #2
    turn fan on low, medium or high
    turn TV on
    turn volume up or down
    go to channel #17
    recline my recliner 20°
    What's on channel 17?...

    You'll need a wifi enabled smarthome setup to do that. Wifi "smartbulbs," probably an app on your phone to control the fan as well.

    You can turn on your TV and tilt your recliner your bloody self!
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    OK tell me how I set my house up with bluetooth so that when I walk into a room I can say something like
    turn light #1 on
    turn light #2
    turn fan on low, medium or high
    turn TV on
    turn volume up or down
    go to channel #17
    recline my recliner 20°
    Hi there

    Even this is getting "Dinosaur Technology"

    You should be enable to save this as a sort of "Macro" so when it's been done once, the next time you enter the room the sensor knows it's you and will perform the required actions.

    Actually for me -- I've trained the dog to get me a can of beer out of the fridge and bring me the papers -- This is so much nicer for me -- and I get a nice Bark and a lick too. !!

    Sometimes I really DO prefer "Wolverine" type of technology .... Nice Doggy --thanks for the Beer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    OK tell me how I set my house up with bluetooth so that when I walk into a room I can say something like
    turn light #1 on
    turn light #2
    turn fan on low, medium or high
    turn TV on
    turn volume up or down
    go to channel #17
    recline my recliner 20°
    Ask Bill Gates, he had this technology years ago.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    OK tell me how I set my house up with bluetooth so that when I walk into a room I can say something like
    turn light #1 on
    turn light #2
    turn fan on low, medium or high
    turn TV on
    turn volume up or down
    go to channel #17
    recline my recliner 20°
    Hi there

    Even this is getting "Dinosaur Technology"

    You should be enable to save this as a sort of "Macro" so when it's been done once, the next time you enter the room the sensor knows it's you and will perform the required actions.

    Actually for me -- I've trained the dog to get me a can of beer out of the fridge and bring me the papers -- This is so much nicer for me -- and I get a nice Bark and a lick too. !!

    Sometimes I really DO prefer "Wolverine" type of technology .... Nice Doggy --thanks for the Beer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Why bother with a dog, I trained a woman they're just more costly to keep.
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