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Windows Vista SideShow technology enables laptop manufacturers to include a secondary or auxiliary display in future laptop designs. So, what does that mean? Well, you can quickly access the really important information you need like appointments, e-mails, or notes without turning on your laptop using Windows SideShow. Plus, it looks cool!

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    chaplain827

    That's pretty sweet.  more reason for me to wait to upgrade and buy a new computer.

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    chaplain827

    That's pretty sweet.  more reason for me to wait to upgrade and buy a new computer.

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    Angela

    any of that stuff, but your right Laura it does look cool. 

    Good show.

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    Angela

    any of that stuff, but your right Laura it does look cool. 

    Good show.

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    ratbear

    Looks really cool, hopefully it won't add too much to the price of the device.

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    ratbear

    Looks really cool, hopefully it won't add too much to the price of the device.

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    scratchex

    Great segment! Surpised I didn't see Xzibit on there!  I would love to see this integrate with a cell phone, that would come in handy. As well as the remote integrating w/ DVR/Tivo features, heck just throw some spinners on it to make it supe duper fonky fresh.




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    scratchex

    Great segment! Surpised I didn't see Xzibit on there!  I would love to see this integrate with a cell phone, that would come in handy. As well as the remote integrating w/ DVR/Tivo features, heck just throw some spinners on it to make it supe duper fonky fresh.




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    Chris Allen

    It seems the combination of easy to use and quick access to important data will make these products very marketable.  The possibilities could be endless with regards to the functions served with these SideShow devices when integrated with the Vista OS.  And the cell phone idea makes perfect sense of course as would a PDA device that is Vista based with perhaps a mobile edition of the OS.  Very interesting...

    Thanks for sharing the inside scoop!

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    Chris Allen

    It seems the combination of easy to use and quick access to important data will make these products very marketable.  The possibilities could be endless with regards to the functions served with these SideShow devices when integrated with the Vista OS.  And the cell phone idea makes perfect sense of course as would a PDA device that is Vista based with perhaps a mobile edition of the OS.  Very interesting...

    Thanks for sharing the inside scoop!

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    Trix.rox

    I'm glad you guys created this, it is truely wonderful. Something cool and functional. Hopefully this does NOT add to the cost of the laptop.

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    Trix.rox

    I'm glad you guys created this, it is truely wonderful. Something cool and functional. Hopefully this does NOT add to the cost of the laptop.

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    Michael

    Cool gadgets! I particularily like the first one. A small screen/interface seems fine to me... not so sure about attaching an iPod to a laptop. Not very esthetic IMO. The remote seems almost futuristic (in concept), I hope it comes out soon.

    BTW, I preferred when our lovely hosts would start as the camera rolled as opposed to the chatting before the segment begins, as in the latest videos. Just some minor constructive criticism. Smiley

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    Michael

    Cool gadgets! I particularily like the first one. A small screen/interface seems fine to me... not so sure about attaching an iPod to a laptop. Not very esthetic IMO. The remote seems almost futuristic (in concept), I hope it comes out soon.

    BTW, I preferred when our lovely hosts would start as the camera rolled as opposed to the chatting before the segment begins, as in the latest videos. Just some minor constructive criticism. Smiley

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    Dengin

    a small device that syncs to my laptop, lets me read email and my calendar, and has a phone, too! Oh wait, I already do, it's called a Blackberry.

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    Dengin

    a small device that syncs to my laptop, lets me read email and my calendar, and has a phone, too! Oh wait, I already do, it's called a Blackberry.

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    Adam Porter

    ...all over again! Man, I miss that thing. Smiley

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    Adam Porter

    ...all over again! Man, I miss that thing. Smiley

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    Clarence Brown

    Why not just make a way to tranfers your data via wi-fi to your phone; that thing is just something else to lose.

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    Clarence Brown

    Why not just make a way to tranfers your data via wi-fi to your phone; that thing is just something else to lose.

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    Bruton Jeffery Philip

    where can we fing those pics?

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    Bruton Jeffery Philip

    where can we fing those pics?

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    Matthew Mushall

    I've been waiting for a secondary display in notebooks that is a docked music player and cell phone for a couple of years now, so this segment really amused me.  I really believe integrated technology is the future.  Apple had discussed the possibility of pursuing this very same idea several years go shortly after the original iPod was released, but they never went very far with it.  They are, however, very interested into integrating an iPod into a phone and PDA.

    That remote looks really cool, but it is a bit large.  I'm surprised no one has taken advantage of micro displays for that idea already.  Tina was right, it would save a few marriages too!

    Is Sideshow the name of the software or the hadware?  Perhaps it's the name of the project or are the new segments about technology now entitled 'SideShow' similar to 'Today in Tech'?

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    Matthew Mushall

    I've been waiting for a secondary display in notebooks that is a docked music player and cell phone for a couple of years now, so this segment really amused me.  I really believe integrated technology is the future.  Apple had discussed the possibility of pursuing this very same idea several years go shortly after the original iPod was released, but they never went very far with it.  They are, however, very interested into integrating an iPod into a phone and PDA.

    That remote looks really cool, but it is a bit large.  I'm surprised no one has taken advantage of micro displays for that idea already.  Tina was right, it would save a few marriages too!

    Is Sideshow the name of the software or the hadware?  Perhaps it's the name of the project or are the new segments about technology now entitled 'SideShow' similar to 'Today in Tech'?

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    Kurt

    Can you use the SideShow on the current laptops and tablet out on the market today.  Because this would be good.  I already have 2 palmtops on the go and it would be great to have the sporty one added to my laptop/tablet.

    Great Show Tina and Laura

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    Kurt

    Can you use the SideShow on the current laptops and tablet out on the market today.  Because this would be good.  I already have 2 palmtops on the go and it would be great to have the sporty one added to my laptop/tablet.

    Great Show Tina and Laura

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