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Ping 189: Kinect SDK, MSFT Stock Buyback, Romance Games, IE11 on Win7

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[03:35] Kinect for Windows SDK 1.8 - HTML5, Kinect Fusion updates and more

[07:05] Microsoft Plans $40B stock buyback and boosted dividend

[09:31] Microsoft-Sony Battle Broadens to Romance Games at Show

[13:40] Microsoft IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available

 

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  • Hello... Hello... Hello... Hello...

    Echo... Echo... Echo... Echo...

    Pretty quiet in here. Anyways, who is Paul? And why would he come back?

    Can we change the green screen with pink? I think Pink hair would look better on Ms. Foy. Here I was thinking the green hair was a result of either a bad monitor, or the Ping logo in the background.

    So IE11 is faster... At this point each version, since IE6, has carried the "Is Faster" flag. Has the speed reached a speed in which a page loads as I click, versus after I click? That would be cool.

    Oh, topic for next please = Surface 2 release. I have some comments I would like to make already about the docking station. So make it happen cap'n!

     

  • I like the idea of how Cortana links back to Halo, but as far as Siri goes, I thought that was just a feature to annoy people around you.  I had an iPad and never used Siri.  I really did not think that was worth posting.  Next time, no matter how lame or useless a comment may be, I'll be sure to leave one.

    A sub for Laura...  I am not sure if the people I like to listen to would be available to do a Ping or if they would want to do one.  Maybe you could use one of those little 9 guys, kind of like Mr. Bill.  Then you just have to find someone to do the voice.

  • dan_tdtower Surface Fan

    I've been using IE11 for a while and I really like it. It has the best touch experience imo. It is frustrating how many web sites put up a warning that they don't support it though. Most of the time it works just fine and they're just doing the version check wrong.

    On the topic of the color orange: Don't think we didn't notice the glasses on your head Mark. Nice. You should add (subtly) some new orange every few shows. To that end, you should see if Gov (rhymes with orange) will co-host with you.

     

  • Why is it out of focus?

  • Paul MestemakerPaulMest Former Ping Co-host

    , LiquidSpy wrote

    Pretty quiet in here. Anyways, who is Paul? And why would he come back?

    How quickly the communal knowledge of this show's history fades!

    I'm a periodic thorn in Laura's side; the original mastermind of Boys without Foys; former Microsoft-ie; incorrect user of semi-colons; maker of fail sound sites like this one; and much, much more (not really that much more).

     

  • , PaulMest wrote

    How quickly the communal knowledge of this show's history fades!

     

    Oh Paul, we didn't forget about you. At the very least we should retire your jersey or something. Although, don't recall you having a signature color shirt like red or orange. Can we retire a limited edition Niner? Maybe a Niner holding a trombone?

    How about reprising your role in another edition of Boys without Foys? Maybe give us a taste of how Mythly Studios is doing. If you do come back for Boys without Foys, bring one of those new sexy Surface 2's to show off. Would like to see some real video of how Windows 8.1 RT responds on it.

  • IRBIRB

    , PaulMest wrote

    *snip*

    How quickly the communal knowledge of this show's history fades!

    I'm a periodic thorn in Laura's side; the original mastermind of Boys without Foys; former Microsoft-ie; incorrect user of semi-colons; maker of fail sound sites like this one; and much, much more (not really that much more).

    At least you could pronounce Nokia correctly Wink

  • Without mistakes in language there will be no evolution, that's the beauty of mistakes.. In a way errors are the only way we progress.

  • I love the show, watch it every week.

    I'm surprised you didn't mention the new Surface and the Touch/Type 2 covers. 

  • Mark loose the sun glasses, and you don't have to wear orange every week.

    I second what about news about the new Surface??????

  • IRBIRB

    , rmorenojr wrote

    I love the show, watch it every week.

    I'm surprised you didn't mention the new Surface and the Touch/Type 2 covers. 

    The show is usually recorded a week in advance from what I gather so it was probably too early for surface news, maybe the next one though Smiley

  • Joris dGJorisdGMCT JorisdG, MVP, MCT

    If someone can make a webcam driver for Kinect that replaces the background with a picture of my home office, I can safely get on web meetings while "working remotely".  Devil

  • , IRB wrote

    *snip*

    The show is usually recorded a week in advance from what I gather so it was probably too early for surface news, maybe the next one though Smiley

    Yup, was recorded a few days before the announcements. I'm sure it'll find its way onto 190 Wink

  • Yea the Surface 2.0 should be discussed next.

    As I mentioned on twitter maybe we should take a new twist on who starts the show, maybe @Mark  should try to do that for ping 191 since lfoy would not be around for Ping 190.

    For the Co-host, would like to see Golmez

  • @JorisdGMCT:you could do that combining the Kinect SDK and Skype SDK into an application for ur personal use which you could commercialize

     

  • JamesCurtispiercove microsoft ux dude

    Focus?

    @lack of comments - Sorry wasn't around, I've been catching up in the ping's since episode 187 today so hopefully it will pull out the comments here. Smiley

    @Kinect - That's one way I can get my kids to visit Disney World for cheap. Sorry kids, daddy chose IT versus Neurology.  Perplexed

    @BuyBack - Can Microsoft buy back my Windows Phone 7?  I love my phone, but got left behind when WP8 came to the scene with the only (sort of) upgrade path around the carrier's block to upgrades was from Windows Phone Hacker to the legit updates for the WP7.  At least I get the small icons from the last update. Smiley

     

  • MrPeeMrPee

    I would like to do the math!

    If your followers keep growing by 10%, it will take you 96 weeks to get 1 million followers.
    And it will only take 169 weeks to get 1 billion! That's 2016-12-20, mark (no pun intended) your calendar!

    After 238 weeks, everbody in the world will follow you!

    Mark, people will name there children after you! (or at least their dog)

  • Golnazgolnazal HEY HEY HEY

    @JohnEgbertMadpiercove: what's all this focus talk? do I need new glasses?? it looked in focus to me.

  • I love the show and watch it regularly.  I would love it if you would add the ability to view and add comments to the Win app since I never come to the site (well, almost never).

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