Fox News' giant new Microsoft touch screens have fewer pixels than an iPad

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  • Reply 81 of 138

    Wow, more FoxNews hater link bait! 

     

    Please, anytime you can show a lie, just post it here. I fully understand you don't like the opinions of @FoxNews and that's fine, but the news reporting is spot on and very informational (with the occasional human error that is always corrected). Do they lean Right, yes, but ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, all lean very Left so at least ONE news network that shows the other side can't be that horrible. 

     

    NOT that I am a FoxNews fanboy as I constantly gripe at them about much of their 'entertainment' articles. One more anything about that Miley tramp!!! 

     

    I would suggest that if ALL news outlets gave just the news without slant, then we, the people, would all be much better off. 

     

    Now, back to the actual topic. I'm excited about the new Deck as it is modern and looks more 'real time' then normal broadcasts. The screen resolution has little, no nothing, to do with the news. The have a scrolling newswire at the top of the Deck and large vertical panels on the wall; all of which are controlled via the specialist's panels or the remote that Shep will have. 

     

    All in all, this is a fresh new look and feel for a younger generation (which I'm not) and I think it will work out great. Should they have gone with 55' panels from Apple? Sure, when Apple makes 55' panels. 

  • Reply 82 of 138
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,516member
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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



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

     

    Ummm... that's it's wasteful to pay so much and utilize such a large piece of equipment when it doesn't convey any more information than an iPad, whose cost, surface area and weight are a few orders of magnitude smaller.  Wow, you can see 4 tweets at a time!!!  I mean, really?  That's a pretty high cost per visible tweet.

     

     

    Thompson

  • Reply 83 of 138
    Originally Posted by AppleSince86 View Post

    So Microsoft dumped another product they couldn't sell?

     



    HA! The ORIGINAL Surface! It’s astonishing; I totally forgot about it (well, not astounding; I forget about everything, mother of humanity, I’m depressed). 

     

    Seems the world has also forgotten about it, however. The only memory society will have of it looks like the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, where Keanu Reeves’ masterful acting ability truly shines as an alien whose emotions cannot be expressed within the human form.

  • Reply 84 of 138
    razorpitrazorpit Posts: 1,796member

    $5 says that if this story was "MSNBC's giant new Microsoft touch screens have fewer pixels than an iPad" the comments would be gushing of how innovative and forward thinking it is to have such a large display and that Apple should build a 55" display or else they're doomed.

  • Reply 85 of 138
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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post



    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.

     

    You mean this? Please read and educate yourself on the facts, not FUD from the Left! 

     

    http://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1310807.html

     

    http://www.2dca.org/opinions/Opinion_Pages/Opinion_Page_2003/February/February%2014,%202003/2D01-529.pdf 

     

    http://www.campaignfreedom.org/2009/11/03/fox-lies-videotape-debunking-an-internet-myth/ 

     

    Quote:

     Clearly, the story that FOX News got a court ruling in favor of its right to “lie” in its news broadcasts has become something of a talking point among the cable news channel’s detractors. There’s only one problem – the story as popularly told is completely false, and is based almost exclusively on hysteria, hyperbole, and half-truths.


     

    And you all complain about FoxNews lying? 

  • Reply 86 of 138

    I'm not trying to turn this thread into a political discussion, but I just gotta laugh when I read comments like "Faux News", "They lie", "They spread misinformation"...hilarious!!! If you don't like Fox (who are by far the #1 most watched cable news organization) then don't watch it! But when 95% of the left leaning loons in this country religiously parrot whatever made up mush they are spoon fed by the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS and the rest...the whole "Fox news lies!" thing is about as pathetic as it gets! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply 87 of 138
    rcfarcfa Posts: 1,124member
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    Originally Posted by rmansfield View Post



    My mother told me to never to sit that close to the television.

     

    All these "don't sit close to the television" phrases originate from the time of CRTs which would produce X-ray and other nasty radiation that at close distance could be potentially harmfully strong. These reasons don't apply to modern LED backlit LCD screens.

     

    Of course, LCD screens, regardless of size, can still harm your vision if their backlighting and contrast aren't properly adjusted for the viewing environment, but that's no different than staring at a very brightly lit paper surface in a dark environment, or doing similar things that are beyond the eye's "light metering" and "auto exposure" capabilities.

  • Reply 88 of 138
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    Originally Posted by Jordon Eagan View Post

     

    I'm not trying to turn this thread into a political discussion, but I just gotta laugh when I read comments like "Faux News", "They lie", "They spread misinformation"...hilarious!!! If you don't like Fox (who are by far the #1 most watched cable news organization) then don't watch it! But when 95% of the left leaning loons in this country religiously parrot whatever made up mush they are spoon fed by the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS and the rest...the whole "Fox news lies!" thing is about as pathetic as it gets! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


     

    It is the Lie they want to believe, so they do. I want the only news network that talks against our beloved to be doomed, so I will believe whatever rhetoric that plays into that. Just like Fandroids wanting Apple to be doomed! 

  • Reply 89 of 138
    G.I.M.M.I.C.K.

    This kind of gimmickry has already proven not to work at CNN.

    This ridiculous hype, using massive screens providing no real functionality other than gimmickry, just serves the typical "look! aren't we great!" self-aggrandizing Fox hyperbole. They're pretty despicable over there.

    Show me a news organization, a credible journalistic outlet, that really knows how to apply technology bringing to a mass audience?

    How about streaming live news using handheld cameras/devices, tablet to tablet, and "airplay" that to the main screen and viewing audience? In-line tweets and reporting. Multi-camera views of an event, all coming from mobile devices? I'd begin to be impressed, maybe. Then it would depend on the quality of the reporting.

    I care not one whit about the lying, craven, tabloid "reporting" at Fox 'news'. Why do I have to see headlines about them at an Apple Rumors website, when it's just making much ado of entertainment-as-news stupidity?? They have some nerve billing that as "journalism".
  • Reply 90 of 138
    rcfarcfa Posts: 1,124member
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    Originally Posted by Richard Getz View Post

     

    Wow, more FoxNews hater link bait! 

     

    Please, anytime you can show a lie, just post it here. I fully understand you don't like the opinions of @FoxNews and that's fine, but the news reporting is spot on and very informational (with the occasional human error that is always corrected). Do they lean Right, yes, but ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, all lean very Left so at least ONE news network that shows the other side can't be that horrible. 




    Whether FOX is left or right doesn't matter. What matters is them making up news that are not true.

    Second, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS are not left, certainly not very left, they are barely center.

     

    Thanks to the hijacking of the definition of what's left and right by the extreme right in the US, people have no idea what's left and right in the US. Obama is considerably to the right of e.g. Germany's conservative-right party of chancellor Angela Merkel.

     

    Obamacare is a hand-out to insurance companies and health-care providers, and far to the right of what Nixon (a Republican) proposed and what Thatcher (pretty staunchly right-wing conservative and bosom friend of Ronald Reagan) supported with the NIH in the UK.

     

    Before right wingers and teatards frothing at the mouth call anyone "far left" they should bother studying politics.

     

    Far left is essentially non-existent in the USA, what we have in the US is a center that's leaning left or leaning right, plus a right-wing, borderline christian-fundamentalist, fascist fringe movement that tries to hijack US politics by disregarding how democracy is supposed to work: simple majority rule, and not by a minority using procedural tricks to hold the majority hostage.

  • Reply 91 of 138
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    Originally Posted by rcfa View Post

     



    Whether FOX is left or right doesn't matter. What matters is them making up news that are not true.

    Second, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS are not left, certainly not very left, they are barely center.

     

    Thanks to the hijacking of the definition of what's left and right by the extreme right in the US, people have no idea what's left and right in the US. Obama is considerably to the right of e.g. Germany's conservative-right party of chancellor Angela Merkel.

     

    Obamacare is a hand-out to insurance companies and health-care providers, and far to the right of what Nixon (a Republican) proposed and what Thatcher (pretty staunchly right-wing conservative and bosom friend of Ronald Reagan) supported with the NIH in the UK.

     

    Before right wingers and teatards frothing at the mouth call anyone "far left" they should bother studying politics.

     

    Far left is essentially non-existent in the USA, what we have in the US is a center that's leaning left or leaning right, plus a right-wing, borderline christian-fundamentalist, fascist fringe movement that tries to hijack US politics by disregarding how democracy is supposed to work: simple majority rule, and not by a minority using procedural tricks to hold the majority hostage.


     

    Right, if you believe that FoxNews is making things up and that those news outlets are not left leaning, then you must be so far left you can't see it. So we'll just leave it at that, and it's time for lunch :) 

  • Reply 92 of 138
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    Originally Posted by Irving Muller View Post

     

     

    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.


     

    never been to a TV studio before, have you. :)

     

    those "screens" behind them are typically blank green screens, with the image they're referencing (on an off-camera monitor) being composited onto the completed image you see broadcast.

     

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is exactly how Fox intends to use this array of new "screens. ". Blank screens they will overlay anything they like onto from a control room. Nothing "live" about them. The people are the real props, the screens are just to drive home their scary FUD points or paid PR points… depending on scheduling.

  • Reply 93 of 138
    froodfrood Posts: 771member
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    Originally Posted by rmansfield View Post



    My mother told me to never to sit that close to the television.

     

     

    For the purposes of this article, those are clearly tablets.

  • Reply 94 of 138
    rcfarcfa Posts: 1,124member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Richard Getz View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jordon Eagan View Post

     

    I'm not trying to turn this thread into a political discussion, but I just gotta laugh when I read comments like "Faux News", "They lie", "They spread misinformation"...hilarious!!! If you don't like Fox (who are by far the #1 most watched cable news organization) then don't watch it! But when 95% of the left leaning loons in this country religiously parrot whatever made up mush they are spoon fed by the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS and the rest...the whole "Fox news lies!" thing is about as pathetic as it gets! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


     

    It is the Lie they want to believe, so they do. I want the only news network that talks against our beloved to be doomed, so I will believe whatever rhetoric that plays into that. Just like Fandroids wanting Apple to be doomed! 


     

    http://mediamatters.org/research/2009/11/19/fox-news-year-in-apologies-fake-videos-false-in/157273

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/jun/22/jon-stewarts-politifact-segment-annotated-edition/

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2012/04/yes-roger-fox-news-has-retracted-false-stories/51115/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_Channel_controversies

     

    And on a funnier, but not a bit less true, note:

    http://gawker.com/5813886/jon-stewart-rips-fox-news-for-editing-his-chat-with-chris-wallace

    http://gawker.com/5814309/jon-stewart-reads-off-laundry-list-of-false-statements-by-lying-dynasty-fox-news

  • Reply 95 of 138
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    Originally Posted by razorpit View Post

     

    $5 says that if this story was "MSNBC's giant new Microsoft touch screens have fewer pixels than an iPad" the comments would be gushing of how innovative and forward thinking it is to have such a large display and that Apple should build a 55" display or else they're doomed.


     

    um, I don't think so. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Reply 96 of 138
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Wow, more FoxNews hater link bait! 

    Please, anytime you can show a lie, just post it here. I fully understand you don't like the opinions of @FoxNews and that's fine, but the news reporting is spot on and very informational (with the occasional human error that is always corrected). Do they lean Right, yes, but ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, all lean very Left so at least ONE news network that shows the other side can't be that horrible. 

    I don't need to. It's been done repeatedly (including some examples below). Fox News is the only "news" media to fight and win a state supreme court case to get affirmation of their right to lie.

    Nice try. You've mastered the Fox News red herring garbage. None of those links refutes what I said - you're simply trying to hide the facts behind a stream of nonsequitors. No one cares if Akres won their other arguments. The ruling is clear:

    The appeals court decision (as affirmed by the supreme court) said:
    " the FCC’s policy against the intentional falsification of the news — which the FCC has called its “news distortion policy” — does not qualify as the required “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102.[...] Because the FCC’s news distortion policy is not a “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102, Akre has failed to state a claim under the whistle-blower’s statute."

    That is, they supported Fox News' claim that there was no law requiring them to tell the truth.

    Right, if you believe that FoxNews is making things up and that those news outlets are not left leaning, then you must be so far left you can't see it. So we'll just leave it at that, and it's time for lunch :) 

    rcfa wrote: »

    Jon Stewart (and Colbert, as well) regularly lampoon the constant lies from Fox News. All you need to do is go to their web site and watch virtually any of their shows for examples of Fox lying.
  • Reply 97 of 138
    How. Freaking. Ridiculous.
  • Reply 98 of 138
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
    Must be a slow news day for Apple if this is worth writing about.
  • Reply 99 of 138
    Dan_DilgerDan_Dilger Posts: 1,583member
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post



    Must be a slow news day for Apple if this is worth writing about.

     

    You are comment number 99, so apparently you think it is worthy of discussion and so do plenty of others

  • Reply 100 of 138
    I would guess that Microsoft paid for the whole shebang, and then some.
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