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  • Ping 245: E3 News, Halo HoloLens, DARPA's robots, ASL support

    Curious if the Hololens FOV issue is technology limited - or limited just by cost.  Assume its a combination of both...either way, cant wait to get my hands on, err, head in it. (I have a bad feeling that it still wont be released by Build 2016, or even E3 2016 though)

    DARPA needs to add a test to lift and carry/assist a disabled person (on the battlefield a soldier gets shot in the leg and cant walk, etc.)

  • Ping 244: More Cortana, Lara Croft, world's first 3D fabric printer

    Set it up so that it looks at tomorrows weather and 'prints' your outfit overnight based on the forecast for the day

  • Ping 242: Getting your Goat, MP3 to Vinyl, more TV on Xbox One

    Wonder if you could create a 'StaffPad'-like app, but instead of being for musicians, it would be for developers.  Could you develop an entire application just using Pen input?  Would that be easier/quicker than just using mouse/keyboard?

  • Ping 241: Cards Against Humanity, Xbox music, buy your own 'Tron' lightcycle

    In 100 years - people will be like 'I remember when I had to 3-D print all of my own stuff' - and some genius person will come up with an idea of a 'store' where you can just go buy them pre-built.

  • Ping 240: Games, Iron Man lends a hand, world's largest growler

    I just hope that woman aren't writing the software for these self-driving cars :) (that's a joke btw)

    One problem I do see is how insurance will work going forward - if there is an issue and an automated car wrecks into another car because of some glitch - who pays up?  insurance, owner of the car, manufacturer of the car?  Does it matter if its two automated cars wrecking - or if its an automated car and a normal car?  Will insurance premiums on automated cars be higher/lower than normal cars?

  • Ping 237: Battlebots, an unlikely pairing, Mars One selects its finalists

    They need an autonomous division.  With AIs so good these days - I think it would be interesting to see if an AI robot could win against another AI robot - or even a human driven robot.

    To make it interesting - you could have it where there are 3 or 4 robots in the match...then the robot would have to decide who to attack (or maybe just sit back and let the others fight each other) 

  • Ping 236: Preview of Windows 10 for phones, Skype 5.2 for Android, and Bing predicts...the future.

    Question for you guys - have either of you tried the HoloLens?

    Mark took my thought - would be interesting to see how Bing does with the stock markets (individual tickers would be cool).

    Gas price predictions would be nice.

    Predict when the Ch 9. xbox one app will be released would be cool :)

    Sales Price predictions would be cool - 'Im interested in buying XYZ - should I buy or wait' (based on sales price history)

  • Ping 234: Wearable Tools, NASA Remembrance, Office for Andriod Apps

    @dtower - led light would be a key addition. 

    How about some type of flint/spark mechanism in case you get stranded somewhere and need to start a fire?

  • Ping 233: Dropbox App, Brain Box, Windows 10 (Freaking Holograms!!!)

    Not sure why they didn't call it HaloLens (given Cortana, Spartan names) - I'm going to have a hard time calling it HoloLens.

    I think in 5-7 years when it becomes smaller - it will be as common as a 2nd monitor in the workplace today.  I can imagine that instead of having multiple monitors - you can just 'throw' documents (doc, xls, ppt, .cs, .cpp) up on a cube wall and now you have unlimited deskspace to work in, you just turn your head/chair.  If you want to share and discuss a document - you can just share it virtually.  Would love to have it hooked up to a Surface tablet so that as I write on the tablet, the ink shows up in others users virtual whiteboard. 

    Unfortunately, DWHs (Driving While Holograming) will cause all sorts of legal issues.

    Side note - which would be safer - texting while driving, talking on a phone while driving, talking via Bluetooth while driving, or wearing HaloLens (sorry, I still think you should change the name) while driving?

  • Ping 232: USB 3.1, Xbox Wins an Emmy, Rudy Huyn

    Excited - Yes, until I realize its just a matter of time until they come out with an even better connector that we'll be just as excited for when it gets released.

    Will they have Type-C to USB 2/3 converters - it would be nice if they can so that future laptops will only have Type C ports, and then you can buy converters for existing hardware.

    I can see the specs now  '2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type C port'.

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