Great questions, and Ms. Svore did a great job of explaining a fascinating, complicated topic.
Ping Episode 225 with RoomAlive, Transparent SmartCovers, Plex and NHL for xBox, OneNote Class and XIM!Oct 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM
It'd be a tough choice for RoomAlive between a post-apocalyptic zombie infested world (classic undead/Walking Dead style) or a swords and magic based fantasy realm.
On my account Id...
The short story - It's my initials, and most people that don't know me IRL just say the first three letters (so you'd say tee-gee-rrr).
The longer story - Do you ever go to a site that wants an Id and your favorite Ids are taken? I got sick of that and most sites don't have an Id with the combination of my initials. Because of my name I also go by agrt and for sites that need a longer Id I use agrtga for where I live. Not terribly imaginative, but after 10x failed Id choices you stop caring what the Id is.
Ping 224 Band Seeking, predicting the future, Creative Sway, Windows Insiders, Forza Horizons 2 and Middle EarthOct 07, 2014 at 3:36 PM
Thanks for mentioning me on air.
Cortana already tracks my flights. I'd love to see her track my other travel such as hotel and car rental. In the case of car rental she could watch the price from the time I reserve to see if it's come down. (This happens often and is something I check manually right now.)
- More voice feedback on general things and less having to push the speak button. I've seen some of that with things such as asking for different conversions.
- Option to speak a reminder, or speaking as an alarm wakeup instead of a tune.
- Store notification tied to interests, so that if for example I was a collector I could be notified when in an unfamiliar area about a store nearby that I might like to visit.
Ping 223: CastleStorm, xBox One Comedy Central app, Inbox Personality Rules, MSFT Hardware and Home AutomationOct 02, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Colder days are coming, so it'd be great if Cortana could warm up the shower for me.
I suspect the stuck Windows key is a bug.
I've had this happen. I've seen people at work have it happen. And a family member and a couple of friends have had this problem. It's always the Windows key. It's not the ALT, Fn, or any other key.
The problem has always been resolved by just pressing the Windows button.
It's incredibly naïve to not believe at this point that there is a high degree of likelihood that the government would use the Xbox One inappropriately and illegally. The government has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar with the revelations of the NSA spying programs. The complicity of major corporations in this spying adds to the anxiety. Privacy policies mean nothing, because the government grants immunity to companies to comply.
It depends on what you mean by killer... For me, the killer feature would be not allowing used games, because it would kill my desire to upgrade. I buy 9 out of 10 games new, but I don't want to lose the option. I'm also not thrilled about the rumor of requiring the Xbox to always be online. Most people aren't fooled by the marketing speak on the subject. Always online is a vehicle for DRM.
But, in the spirit of your request, I'm simply looking for more parity with the PC experience -- performance and graphics.
On another topic, Microsoft needs to put out an update to the Channel 9 app that allows you to add comments.
I thought I'd mention that the annoying GUI in Jurassic Park is a real Unix GUI. It's called FSN.