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It's a neat idea. Networked news information stations and feeding that to a main reporter. Resolution aside...oh and the general crap of Fox News, let's give them some props for pulling this together.

Agree on all counts. Though I will admit that Fox, CNN, MSNBC? All have their agenda, very little real news these days. I watch all, form my opinions, look stuff up. So as bad as they can be, there is a place for all of them, as there is no longer any really, truly fair and balanced reporting left on TV.
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Yes, it is like the 5s package that comes with a magnifying glass and an hdmi cable so that you can output to a real HD screen.

Android apps are scaled to 4.5 to 5 inch display size.

Guess you've never used an iOS device and an AppleTV with Airplay. Not just mirroring. You can build apps that are full screen/full HD on the TV via Apple TV and have different content on the iPad.
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Fox News actually argued (and won) a case in front of the FL Supreme Court claiming that they had the right to lie on air and that nothing required them to tell the truth.
Sigh. Not sure who this says more about. Fox News or Florida.
post #42 of 139
Say what you like, for CAD, Music and a few specialized uses like that a large iPad would be awesome. Maybe not that big though!
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post #43 of 139
I'm not a big fan of Fox News but I actually think what they're trying to do is cool. They're trying to do something to push things forward and hopefully it works and others try it.

Considering the awful pixel density with the displays, here's my question, what other options did they have? If they wanted these giant screens then they had to go with TVs and Apple would never open up their software to be used this way.

There will be some ridiculous things like only 4 tweets per page but that's expected with new things, they don't start out perfect. Over time things will get better.

I'm hoping this makes things better for all news because we can all benefit from that.
post #44 of 139

Fox News, giant tablets, display resolution, it's quite spectacular how little there is to care about in this story, and how little relation it has to anything Apple.

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post #45 of 139
The video was interesting, I like the technology I must say, however, it was interesting to hear how many times words like 'truth', 'verify' and so on, were used. It seems they are trying to allay fears that perhaps those are words not normally associated with them. I've never watch this station's news so I have no idea.
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post #46 of 139
Form over function

Same as Fox New basically

Hot chicks and made up news
post #47 of 139
"Most bizarrely, Fox's video portrayed its "journalists" on stage in front of massive displays devoted to showing just four different tweets. At a maximum of 140 characters each, that's no more than 560 bytes of actual information per $7,000 screen. The standard Twitter client for iPhone packs more than that on a compact 4" display."

Are you kidding me? Watch out. Your anti-fox bias is showing. This has to be the stupidest articles I've ever read on this site - one of my favorite and most visited websites. Do you REALLY think the reason there are only 4 tweets on the screen is because Fox's people are too dumb to use the space more efficiently? Every screen in that room that will be showing information to viewers will have the text large enough for the audience to read it.

I'm disappointed, Daniel
post #48 of 139
It is just a prop. But, I have seen a pretty slick command center setup with about 20 iPads in a 120-degree arc two high (basically like the monitor mounts). Each ipad was running a full screen browser to access a backend WonderWare clone setup. The benefit was that multiple people could interact with it when needed, not limited to one keyboard or cluttered KVM setups. The downside was the techs had grease on their hands...
post #49 of 139
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"Most bizarrely, Fox's video portrayed its "journalists" on stage in front of massive displays devoted to showing just four different tweets. At a maximum of 140 characters each, that's no more than 560 bytes of actual information per $7,000 screen. The standard Twitter client for iPhone packs more than that on a compact 4" display."

Are you kidding me? Watch out. Your anti-fox bias is showing. This has to be the stupidest articles I've ever read on this site - one of my favorite and most visited websites. Do you REALLY think the reason there are only 4 tweets on the screen is because Fox's people are too dumb to use the space more efficiently? Every screen in that room that will be showing information to viewers will have the text large enough for the audience to read it.

I'm disappointed, Daniel

I see your point but is it really good use of technology and way for viewers to obtain info that you place in the background various angled displays partially obscured by people sitting in front of them that viewers need to read? Wouldn't an onscreen ticker be much more effective for this? The whole concept is weak. Even if this were a SyFy movie of the week it would be a lame use of the tech budget.
post #50 of 139
This is an interesting idea but it doesn't seem well carried out. Perhaps version 2.0 will go better

That said I do rather like the idea behind these table to screen tricks that you see in movies and TV shows. Some of them even so tablet to screen or back. It's a slick looking trick that is very future looking when clients have us do them but I can see some practical uses as well. There are apps that can do it in terms of visuals via things like AirPlay but I rather like the added bit it being a full transfer rather than just a mirror. Like airdrop only more instant and as easy as a gesture.

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post #51 of 139
It obvious that the most "red blooded" American news/propaganda outlet would follow the old American mantra: "mo biggah is beddah"
That matches just about with the average IQ of the Fox viewership, they can't handle more complex thought than fit into a single tweet, and certainly not more than four at any given time.

It's just show, that's all there is to it, a few minutes of ads pays for this stuff, so who cares.
post #52 of 139

Fox "News" is now able to manipulate the "news" with 10 new screens!

post #53 of 139
My mother told me to never to sit that close to the television.
post #54 of 139
The only reason these monitors are so big and so low res is so you can see what's on them on TV. They are basically props.
post #55 of 139
Almost feel sorry for the sad sacks that have to sit in front of those giant screens getting a bad case of gorilla arm and eye strain. In any case, Fox News and CNN are the last places I'm looking to get factual news without the partisan spin.
post #56 of 139
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I see your point but is it really good use of technology and way for viewers to obtain info that you place in the background various angled displays partially obscured by people sitting in front of them that viewers need to read? Wouldn't an onscreen ticker be much more effective for this? The whole concept is weak. Even if this were a SyFy movie of the week it would be a lame use of the tech budget.


It's a horrible use of technology. It requires the reporter to turn away from the camera and wave his arms all over the screen. It's distracting. A good use of technology would have been to give the reporter an iPad which displayed onto a large screen via AirPlay.

On on-screen ticker is no better than what they're doing. It distracts the viewer from the reporter and there's no interaction between the reporter and the display.
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post #57 of 139
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It's a horrible use of technology. It requires the reporter to turn away from the camera and wave his arms all over the screen. It's distracting. A good use of technology would have been to give the reporter an iPad which displayed onto a large screen via AirPlay.

On on-screen ticker is no better than what they're doing. It distracts the viewer from the reporter and there's no interaction between the reporter and the display.

 

Don't weather men use screens behind them by just stepping to the side? I would imagine they would try to use them the same way.

post #58 of 139

This looks fucking hilarious. Fox news is the shittiest news organization on the planet, and will remain so, no matter how many house-sized tablets they use. Their quality and objectivity is garbage, there's empirical evidence that those that watch Fox News are massively more misinformed about basic facts than those that don't, and no amount of technology will change that. 

post #59 of 139
I guess I have to ask why the vitriol for Microsoft for landing this gig? I hate to say it, but I have a surface and a MBP. I love using the surface because it's a full computer and it has a touch screen. I wish Apple would get off their high horse and make a MBP with touch and stop saying "that's what an iPad is for". An iPad is not a computer, it's a computer accessory as far as i'm concerned. Fox is doing cable news and they all have to show off the newest technology they are using. I don't knock them one bit. I certainly don't knock microsoft for being able to sell their product.
post #60 of 139

I know these flat screens are not the same...

 

My GF is a teacher and they have windows based flat-screens in all the classrooms. The teachers hate them. They're always freezing and the you have to drill down thru the clunky interface to do most common tasks. Typical windows crap. She says most teachers don't even use them.

 

She said they should have bought iPads instead.

 

P.S. I think we all would be better off not watching Fox News or MSNBC. They are both crap! :)

post #61 of 139

So this is article-worthy why? Every television has fewer pixels than an iPad. What’s the point of mentioning that?

 

I’ll go on record saying that these screens are too big, though. Give me no larger than 42” 16:10 for my desktop computer with OS XI. I could reach bigger, of course, but why should I have to stretch that far? :p

post #62 of 139
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I'm not a big fan of Fox News but I actually think what they're trying to do is cool. They're trying to do something to push things forward and hopefully it works and others try it.

Considering the awful pixel density with the displays, here's my question, what other options did they have? If they wanted these giant screens then they had to go with TVs and Apple would never open up their software to be used this way.

 

Agreed, at least they are seeing a potential future and heading there. As far as what else they could do? They could get $500 HDTVs, equip them with $100 Apple TVs, and use an iPad and AirPlay. Not Mirroring, but actually building a custom app (which they could do) that works like some of the video and game apps do. Displays full HD content at 1080p on the TV, and has a user interface that only the anchor needs to see on the iPad.

 

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P.S. I think we all would be better off not watching Fox News or MSNBC. They are both crap! :)

Agreed!! Or, watch them both, understand the truth is somewhere in the middle, and then go online and find that truth!

post #63 of 139

MSNBC wouldn't stoop this low since they're not a real news channel.

post #64 of 139

Shep should get a bigger desk on an elevated dais sitting behind those reporters (and facing the same direction).  He should be required to occasionally pause while broadcasting and say things like "Warp Speed!"  Uhura should always be sitting at one of the panels.

 

Or is it just me?  (Seriously, look at the picture again with the above in mind)

post #65 of 139
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Don't weather men use screens behind them by just stepping to the side? I would imagine they would try to use them the same way.

It's clumsy when weathermen do it, too. They're frequently turning away from the audience and/or looking over their shoulders. It's an awkward process.
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post #66 of 139
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Shep should get a bigger desk on an elevated dais sitting behind those reporters (and facing the same direction).  He should be required to occasionally pause while broadcasting and say things like "Warp Speed!"  Uhura should always be sitting at one of the panels.

 

Or is it just me?  (Seriously, look at the picture again with the above in mind)

 

And Mr. Sulu would ask, "Which way, Captain?" And Captain Kirk would reply, "Starboard."

post #67 of 139
This quite clearly illustrates the irrelevance of entertainment-news shows. Why watch Fox or CNN when you can get everything you need straight from Twitter, unless you really like watching what appear to be Munchkins awkwardly slapping away at gigantic tablets.

Fox has been outfoxed by their own collective idiocy.

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post #68 of 139
Maybe FOX hired "Oompa Loompas" and they have regular sized tablets in front of them.

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post #69 of 139
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I don't get the point of this story, or at least what it was to do with iPad pixels.

 

Neither do I. The iPad and a big corporate touchscreen TV seem like different devices, with different applications, and it doesn't really make sense to try and compare them.

post #70 of 139

If you are going to make a 55" tablet why they didn't fit a cup holder is beyond reason! 

post #71 of 139
Wait, didn't your mothers ever tell you not to sit to close to the TV because you will go blind? It is not good for you to be that close to a monitor, TV, etc. Pushing already with a 20 or so inch about same distance at your desk. LCD tech helps a bit, but 55 at that range... very bad for your vision. 55 inch a recommended 6-8 foot (not inches) away is best viewing. And really, does anyone else want to see all the "research" the kids/interns are doing... well maybe if they are playing solitaire or something fun, then turn off the volume and watch the background at the "research" going on. Don't make me send Tony Stark in to point out who is playing what on their screens.

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post #72 of 139
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Mostly true. But such a comment requires acknowledging that ALL major televised media is nothing more than chicken-wing propaganda, straight from intelligence services and the PR machine. Fox is just one particular brand, for a particular brand of viewers. CNN is another, for a different type of idiot.​

 

I still know lots of people that think these squawking lie machines are actually, "The News".

 

Well said.

post #73 of 139
Originally Posted by AlmondRoca View Post
MSNBC wouldn't stoop this low since they're not a real news channel.

 

Here’s what I don’t understand. Microsoft owns MSN, so is MSNBC a Microsoft property/subsidiary? 

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Here’s what I don’t understand. Microsoft owns MSN, so is MSNBC a Microsoft property/subsidiary? 

 

NBC bought out Microsoft's share of MSNBC earlier this year.

post #75 of 139
Originally Posted by AlmondRoca View Post

NBC bought out Microsoft's share of MSNBC earlier this year.

 

Ah, so a share; thanks. So, what, do they rename it to just NBC now? And have two NBCs?

post #76 of 139

All silly cosmetics and superficial dazzle-dazzle, signifying nothing.

 

At FOX NEWS, it is still going to be Garbage In, Garbage Out.

post #77 of 139

Looks like the liberals who love bashing Fox News are having a field day with this article. I find it pretty comical those who claim Fox News make up stories. Have you even bothered watching the Fox Report with Shepard Smith? It's basically the same news that's reported on every other cable news network such as CNN, MSNC, etc. 

post #78 of 139

Does Joe Scarborough change the nature of MSNBC?

 

Shepherd Smith does not change the nature of FOX NEWS.

post #79 of 139
First thing I thought of after seeing this with the mega 4 Tweets was, don't let the older stoners get close to this because they'll slam into the retweet button after having Purple Flashbacks of watching Family Feud* on their day off....

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post #80 of 139
So Microsoft dumped another product they couldn't sell?
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