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  • The new 2019

    Awesome. Now we just need much, much thinner hardware. Is that obtainable in five to ten years?

  • New Digital Viewmaster

    I don't really get the problem. Looking around in the world outside is awesome. Now we can also look around at stuff we can't see in the world outside. That's awesome!

  • What the win 10 titlebar means for your phone

    The problem with feedback, of course, is that most people are idiots. If program managers decide based on user feedback, they'll just move the spartan address bar to the bottom and not bother with the other menus, because the uservoice item for spartan specifically has 2000 more votes than the one that covers "all menus and navigation buttons". Then there are probably dozens of similar suggestions with only a couple hundred votes from people who didn't bother to check if the suggestion already existed. Then there's straight up impractical nonsense like "allow an option to activate/deactivate features that existed in previous versions of the os but have since been removed", which has five times the number of votes any of the UI ones have, or suggestions from marketing gurus who just know the phones are going to sell way better if they have "Lumia" written on them rather than "Microsoft".

    Frankly, feedback is a mess. I can't imagine anybody making any decisions based upon this nonsense.

  • What the win 10 titlebar means for your phone

    Use all the official feedback channels to try and stop it. It's the single dumbest thing about Windows 10. I don't understand how this ever happened in iOS and Android in the first place, let alone how a stupid design decision like that got copied into Windows.

    The good news: people at Microsoft aren't happy about the design either and want to change it, but are prevented from doing so by their program managers until the official feedback reflects the complaints.

    Use either the Windows Feedback app on the phone or post feedback here

  • Windows 10 for Windows Phones

    I gotta say, the screenshots I've seen of the preview so far look disastrous. The UI is all over the place. Old WP8.1 dialog screens, new Windows 10 dialog screens, dialogs with five different seemingly random font sizes, and then there's one crazy dialog with toggle buttons that are completely different from anything else in the OS. Also the settings app looks great when you open it and see the categories but as soon as you pick one it's just the same damned list of unordered nonsense that it has always been again.

    I know it's early days, but.. is it? If past experience is anything to go by, we're still going to be seeing WP7 UI elements in there five years from now.

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    @Blue Ink: I wonder how this works if you run Windows. If you could use it as a way more powerful Netduino, that'd be great.

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    I was tempted to get one, but I figured I'd better just wait until Windows 10 is out and get the Pi 2 second hand somewhere for next to nothing. Somebody is bound to get bored after a few months.

  • HoloLens UI is a better approach than GG.

    I'm not always in public.

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    Have to admit I didn't expect that, but that's a brilliant move. And it's free, too!

  • Hololens ideas.

    I agree completely, if IKEA isn't all over this already then I don't know what they think they're doing. This thing could be the new IKEA catalog. Browse through 3D models of everything, then look around the room and bam, you put a chair there, a bookcase there, a bunch of new pillows on your already existing couch. Then you walk around in your new house to see how it looks. If you're happy, you press the order button and you're done. Feel free to hire me, IKEA.

    I remember an interesting experimental horror game for the Oculus Rift that basically put you on a virtual couch in a virtual living room playing a horror game (within the game) on a virtual television. While stuff was going on in the game-within-a-game, you'd suddenly hear footsteps behind you, or one of the (virtual) living room doors would suddenly swing open. The idea was that you could make the horror experience more intense by also manipulating the room around you as you're playing a game. That game needs a sequel on Hololens, because I can imagine the experience being even more intense if it's happening in your actual living room, rather than a virtual one.

     

    A lot of ideas I'm reading around the web are basic AR/VR things, completely ignoring the fact that this thing knows about your surroundings. It knows exactly where the walls are, where a desk is. We're way beyond AR glyphs and overlays here.