Your wife doesn't seem to mind.
Your wife doesn't seem to mind.
I wish they could have gotten the CEO of Pan Am, Zenith, or RCA to speak up on the subject.
OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO PLUG IT IN!!! STEP ONE KILLS IT FOR ME RIGHT THERE!!!
It's ten minutes of setup when you first buy it, and then when you put in a game for the first time you have to wait a few minutes (which, granted, is kind of a bummer), and every few months when you turn it on you have to wait a few minutes. Sure, waiting a few minutes every once in a while is kind of a drag, but in no way does that come close to the annoyances of PC gaming.
Don't most people not live paycheck-to-paycheck? Don't most people buy things off Amazon with Credit Card, rather than cashing in their paychecks for cash and then mailing Amazon a handful of bills?
FWIW my wife and I both get paid every other week (7th and 22nd for both of us, oddly - I guess it gives accounting departments a week after the 1st and 15th).
For now, while the hype is VR gaming, I find 360 video the most compelling part of VR. It's extremely, bizarrely immersive. For this purpose, cell-phone based systems like the Gear or even cardboard are great. They have obvious room for improvement, but the viewing technology is basically there already. Anyway, a Cardboard is like $5, so if you are interested enough to spend 10 minutes writing out your post on Slashdot, just go ahead and buy one.
The larger issue is that to get high-quality video, you need bulky camera systems that cost $3000 and have a unwieldy work flow. They do have sub-$500 cameras that are fun to use, but the results are fairly low-quality even in good lighting. I'd also like to see livestreaming.
I like games, I like VR, I admit I don't know if I have an interest in VR gaming. What little I've done has not been very fun, nor has it convinced me it's any less of a gimmick than 3D TVs. It's not going to be like you're dropped into the world of Halo, because you're always going to be aware of the lack of real motion, and because a high-end computer system is nowhere near computationally powerful enough to create a high-quality immersive environment.
Second Life jokes! That would have been so hilarious in 2007!
The S5 was advertised as being waterproof as well, and advertisements had people taking selfies underwater. Mine didn't survive a single splash of water that must've gotten it rather wet for several seconds.
I took it to the repair guy (screen needed to be replaced, if I recall). He told me he was repairing the s5 for water damage all the time.
Because I have to drive too much every day. Having a self-driving car that lets me sleep or do something interesting instead of driving myself up and down 680 for the 3000th time would effectively give me hundreds of extra hours in a year.
That business where Pandora lets people stream music for free isn't making much money? Holy crap!
Yet another vote for Plex. I have a server running on an old Mac Mini, I stream it to my phone, or my laptop, or my Vizio TVs, or Rokus, or whatever the heck. Very easy.
Interface still has issues, but is continually changing and occasionally improving.
Personally, my friend wanted to keep using a 10 year old laptop with a Celeron processor missing some instruction set that Xubuntu wouldn't work on trivially. I got Peppermint to install fine (maybe you had to use a year-old version, it's been a year and I forget the details). Additionally, Peppermint comes with applications that are server-heavier rather than processor intensive.
Of course, there are 300 variations of Linux and more than one will work for any given purpose. But it's not like Peppermint is something brand new, hasn't it been around for like three or four years now?
The idea is, you have a slow old computer and you want to install Linux on it and make it usable.
Intellectual property is the only hope for anybody anywhere. Shipping thing is so efficient that manufacturing is a race to the bottom; nobody is as efficient as a robot or as cheap as a Shenzhen factory slave.
So....Bing doesn't come up unless you decide to use the XBox One as a web browser? Or use the XBox One to do social networking?
Sounds like no real problem for 90% of users.
I have an XBox One and I game on it and sometimes I browse the menus, and I don't know if Bing has ever come up once. Why would I search for something on my console?
Multics is security spelled sideways.