Ping 217: ImagineCup Champions, EA Access, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, All the NFL Player Data, and free Games!

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Hey everybody! Simon and Mark here during this special OneWeek to bring you all the exciting news that we're pinging each other about. This week we have:

[03:47] Winners of the 2014 Imagine Cup World Finals

[07:43] EA Announces Subscription Service on Xbox One: EA Access

[09:35] Microsoft reveals Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1, due next week for Preview users

(How to get the dev preview for Windows Phone 8.1)

[12:15] The NFL Gets Quantified Intelligence, Courtesy Of Shoulder Pad-Mounted Motion Trackers

[14:26] Xbox Live Games for Gold August : Crimson Dragon, Strike Suit Zero, Motocross Madness (360), Dishonored (360)


Question of the Week: What would you like to track in your life via a wearable device?


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The Discussion

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    Audio for hosts is too low, even compared to sound effects.

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    I will definitely be sending in a post card. It will be coming all the way from South Africa. #INeedA9Guy :D

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    Im going to patent this - so nobody else go do it...Im going to write an Outlook plugin that takes the Heart Rate/BP readings from a wearable and overlays that data on my calendar so I can see how my vitals trend over the day, and which meetings cause my heart rate to increase - going to use Azure ML to then predict future vitals for my upcoming schedule, and send alerts to my primary care physician when a heart attack is eminent because of an upcoming meeting with my boss.

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    And BTW - its unfortunate that I CANT use Xbox Music on my WP8.1 (or Xbox One) because I don't have a Music Pass subscription, but I CAN use it on my Win8.1 laptop or via the web.

    Im not sure why MS just doesn't open it up and for those without Music Pass, play some ads just like all the other music services.

    Guess I'll just have to stick to Pandora as my go to music service since I can play that on any device, without having to pay a subscription fee.

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    Sweet, as a long time fan, I've been wanting to get a NineGuy so bad to display proudly on my desk.

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    I really want to see a device that will record every hilarious moment that comes up in my life, so I won't have to work hard to rip out my phone before it ends or end up not being able to capture the hilarious moment.

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    @developkc:Thats extremely interesting,  you would not need a boss after you have that done but clients and partners. I believe you can Start your own  Startup with that idea.

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