The whole '2nd Tuesday' thing has had me perplexed for some time. By sticking rigidly, for the most part, to this schedule MS are giving the bad guys at least a month for their security exploits to spread and do damage. Why on earth can they not just release patches as soon as an issue has been resolved instead of holding onto them for the next 2nd tuesday?? Also, doing a heap of patches at the same time would surely increase the likelihood of said patches interacting in negative ways as they all get crammed into an running OS at the same time with no restarts between them.
So this will cost google what, about $15,000 at the most right, because only total idiots would have paid such a stupidly outrageous price for a device that does so little. I can't think of a single situation where an iPad with BT keyboard wouldn't be more suitable.
MS and google to follow suite? Are you kidding? MS at least has this feature (remote lock/wipe/deactivate/etc) already and has done since the WP platform was released some years ago.
But of course, nothing is new or a 'first' until apple has done it right?
Seems pointless when these lazy twits can't even offer Cortana in all their english-speaking markets let alone elsewhere. I wish they'd focus on making current features available to everyone rather than doing this pretty pointless stuff and ignoring the majority of their market.
Bitcoin? Seriously? Its a useless 'currency' while its still volatile, and even when it settles down its still never going to hit mainstream outside of the geeky/nerd/live in my mom's basement crowd.
I just bought an AMD A10 based toshiba notebook and I'm quite amazed at the performance I got for the price.
Amazed in a good way. takes a whole 4 seconds to boot and plays most games very well, especially considering it had only the integrated GPU, but I can run most new games ESO, the new Wolfenstein etc with most settings up high. Have to play with the OverDrive software and see what headroom there is for overclocking (probably not much).
So, MS drop the price of the One by $100 and remove the Kinect (and removes the requirement that game makers use it, so now NONE of them will).
Now they try to sell them for $200 by themselves with some dev tools and a USB adaptor??
Sorry, but this IS NOT the way to get people developing for this amazing device.
This is just another lame overreaction to a small group of idiot users, just like the 'always connected' bullpoop MS also dropped, thus destroying one of the biggest plusses of the XBone (no stupid disks required and games that followed YOU to whatever One you used).
While I'm not about to go buy a paystation, the One has become just another boring me-too device. The Kinect is a brilliant piece of tech, and now game devs don't HAVE to cater for it, they WON'T, and it'll die a pointless death.
The dumb 'drop the kinect' morons are the SAME morons who would never have bought the One to begin with, just as the jerks who got MS to drop the online thing would never have bought a One either.
The ONLY thing MS should have dropped is the expensive Xbox Gold subscription to be able to play multiplayer games. It would have cost them less, and would have been far better received than this continual dumbing down of what was one an amazing gaming and entertainment device.
Having ANY involvement with the cops (even if you're a victim of crime) is something to be avoided at all costs.
Odd that apple are trying to put forward the idea that a flat UI is their unique idea, as well as window boarders changing color based on the background image and other such stuff.
Correct me if I'm wrong but MS did these things some time ago and everyone else is only now catching up.
But of course, unless apple does something, the general uninformed masses will believe the lies that it hasn't been done before.