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Bits Steve Ballmer's CES 2010 Keynote

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 8 Jan 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Steve Ballmer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 with a keynote on what Microsoft has planned for us all this year. There's some good news for Xbox 360 owners, some developments in car-tech and a range of new types of PC. We listened in to what he said and give a running commentary.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2010/01/08/steve-ballmers-ces-2010-keynote/1

    :eyebrow::eyebrow:
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Slate is a terrible name.
     
  3. vadim

    vadim New Member

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    The Windows 6.5.3 (Build 28014) with the new HTC Sense is pretty good Clive. Can be used without a stylus for most needs and is solid enough even though its in beta. Looking forward to the final stable release which some say will be happening over the next few months as Windows Mobile 7
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i still think the funniest thing in tech ever was when he had to swim the lake
    as you rightly pointed out nothing new here
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I hate this frontpage image. Wherever I go, his eyes seem to follow me.
     
  6. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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  7. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    [​IMG]

    Oh hai.
     
  8. bob

    bob New Member

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    love the first page photo comparison!
     
  9. Er-El

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    Microsoft aren't really one of those companies that excite me anymore, except for Windows 7 which I was looking forward to and future games that make use of their DirectX. Intel has taken that spot now with stuff like USB 3.0, WiMax, Lightpeak, WiDi.
     
  10. Skiddywinks

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    I always pronounced it as "Nay-tal" as well. Damn Yanks.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Are you slating their choice of name? :p

    Apple's as-yet unseen vapourware tablet must have competitors quaking in their boots if they feel the sudden need to pull their own Tablet out of their sleeve... Just goes to show the reputation Apple is getting for slick hardware.
     
  12. serial_

    serial_ New Member

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    It's pretty sad when I've got to go watch Green Street Hooligans before I can understand the entirety of your article. I don't usually criticize the work here on bit-tech, but as a yank, I find your britslang to be really distracting from the article. I spent 2-3 minutes just trying to figure out if you meant to say he was dodgy or dog-like (doggedly).

    Just remember, whenever britslang confuses a yank God RROD's an xbox. Please... think of the xboxs.
     
  13. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Wait, doggedly is a britslang? I just thought it was a normal word. Personally I didn't detect any British bias: it could be that most of what you call britslang we just call normal words. Without talking to an American all the time, we have no way of knowing what is britslang and what's international.
     
  14. whiskers

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    Thanks for this article. Finally, a good journalistic recap of MS's appearance at CES, as opposed to just a bunch of "OMG BALLMER" with semi-amusing attempts at funny images, as per other blogs (I'm cringing at you, Gizmodo).
     
  15. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Doggedly is a universal English word, listed in the Merriam Webster dictionary:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doggedly

    British-English words in the MW dictionary are listed as chiefly British with a link to the American spelling. For example, aluminium.
     
  16. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Oh noes, does that mean I'll have to play with Windows Mobile again to update my opinion? :sigh: thanks for the info though - anyone else got good or bad things to say about WinMob?

    You didn't have to edit it - it was like he was staring into my soul as I cropped and re-sized... :hehe:
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It's down to a battle, then? :)
     
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    bogie170 New Member

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    I think Ballmer's a legend. Anyone with the balls to be that crazy in front of journos gets my vote!

    However, the keynote seems irrelevant. I did quite like Seth Meyers though. And guys, he's not just "in" SNL, he's the head writer and a very funny guy.
     
  20. Mr_Armageddon

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    I agree with vadim. Windows Phone 6.5.3 build 28014 is pretty slick. I am running it via EnergyROM and have been impressed with the functionality of the OS, and how "finger friendly" it now is. In conjunction with the newest version of Sense UI v2.5.1922, I am very happy with my HTC Touch Pro II.

    Here is a link to the ROM I use if you ever want to check it out. This particular "Cook" builds ROMs for many different Windows Mobile Devices.
    EnergyROM "Leo" 28014/21885 ★ Sense 2.5
     
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