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Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325855) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
Oh, and I need a tablet with an active stylus, so that's a big part of what drew me to the Surface line. I tried the Note 10.1 and the Note 10.1 2014 and wasn't happy. S-Note on those devices is a joke. OneNote is a really well-done serious note-taking application.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325843) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
I am picky about keyboards, and the type cover is adequate for me while out and about. It's definitely the best tablet keyboard option I've tried, not that I've tried a ton. I do a lot of command-line stuff on it. The keyboard backlight is nice. It even senses when your hands are over it and turns the backlight on.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325831) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
It's an ultrabook with no (default) keyboard. Despite being a long-time MS-hater, given my current needs the Surface Pro 2 is an excellent device. It's the only "tablet" I've ever succeeded in traveling with without regret. I've tried that with multiple Android tablets, and the one-window (or even two on Samsung) format + non-standard-keyed bluetooth keyboards always ended up causing problems.

Comment: Re:Can Google Glass record for 2 hours on one char (Score 1) 357

by hawkeyeMI (#48280553) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
It would require an external battery pack (very possible) and an asbestos pad between the glass and the wearer's head. It actually would probably shut down from overheating. It doesn't like running and charging at the same time, and I think recording that much video would overheat it anyway.

Comment: Re:Every patient? (Score 3, Informative) 62

by hawkeyeMI (#48263275) Attached to: Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart
1. The system is run offsite, it doesn't currently have any installation costs.
2. It depends on what you factor in. There are a lot of costs to cover engineering and so on. The patient needs an MRI if they weren't already going to have one. That's the biggest cost depending on the hosptial (~US$2k). It's not currently being sold and pricing will have to be determined.
3. We operate the backend, all the doctors have to do is upload the MRI. Minimal training is required to interpret the results. We're working on presenting the data to EPs in forms they are already familiar with.

Comment: Re:Cost less? Doubtful. (Score 3, Informative) 62

by hawkeyeMI (#48262743) Attached to: Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart
The difference in procedure time will be substantial. Right now most of the time spent on a VT ablation is for mapping the rhythms and scar. We can pretty much eliminate that (trials ongoing), meaning the procedure can be cut from 4-12 hours down to 2-3 hours, reliably. Considering the cost of time in the EP lab, the savings can be quite large. When it comes to ICDs, risk stratification is really important. If we can avoid putting in unnecessary devices which cost (not counting implantation) $25k-$55k, that's a big savings.

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