Still the only thing that appeals to me is the video camera. I'd love that in theme parks.
I really like the fact they've given thought to making it useful for PC/Mac games as well as console games. Turns it into much more of an all-in-one solution.
I think I could actually be very happy in a place like that right now, in my early twenties. I lived in a similar amount of space (Less really) my first year of University, just with a separate kitchen, and it was incredibly pleasant actually. Everything was right there when I needed it.
If I could find somewhere like that for reasonable money in London (Where I assume I'll be working - I'm about to Graduate and most of the jobs I'm applying to are based in London), I'll be very happy.
I don't see much utility in a tiny little screen hovering up in the corner of my vision personally. And honestly I prefer people explicitly looking at a screen when they're interacting with something, at least then you get a clear indication that the might not be fully aware of you. With the little hovering screen you'll constantly be wondering if they're actually paying attention to you or their cat pictures or whatever.
The wearable camera part is neat and all, but I'd rather have that in isolation without the HUD...Thing. For my money, the preferable wearable alternative to taking out your phone out of your pocket is the smart watch. You can explicitly look at your wrist without it really being intrusive to a given situation and nobody will look at you funny for wearing a watch.
People with those...Things...On their faces are going to get all kinds of stares unless they go mainstream, and I really doubt they will ever achieve more mainstream adoption than, say, Bluetooth headsets.
redesigned (concave!) triggers
There goes the PS3 controller's advantage overt the Xbox controller.
Eh? The DualShock3 and the SIXAXIS have horrible triggers.
"So it's a premium laptop?"
"Close, it's a premium laptop with the magic of ChromeOS!"
"Meaning what exactly?"
"It uses Web Apps! No installing software at all! Futuristic, huh?"
"Hm. Okay, I think I get it now."
"Yeah. It's a broken laptop."
@Lashe: Thanks man, I'm really interested in the topic area so I think I'm gonna have a lot of fun writing i out. I'm willing to bet my first draft blows well past the word count.
@Ben_H: Haha, I aim to please ;)
@Evelgest: Cheers duder :D
@Lufferov: It happens man, At least it's the middle and not the top end ;). Thanks :D
Hey Testers, I'm currently in the process of putting together my University Dissertation and I need your help! It's quite simple really, I need some primary data about media habits so I'd be really grateful if you could complete my questionnaire. It's about Television viewing habits and use of second screen devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops and so on so it should be right up your alleys!
For the curious, my Dissertation is called "Can Late Night Talk Television Survive in the Multi-Screen Era?" and it's all about looking into the impact the rise of second screen devices, video on demand and so on has had on the financial viability of talk shows like The Tonight Show, The Late Show &, my favourite - from TBS (veryfunny), 'Conan'.
It's not just that doom and gloom "the iPad killed the TV!" angle though. I'm also looking at the ways second screen devices are allowing TV shows to actually improve themselves and their financial viability, through things like second screen Apps, promotions and so on.
Anywho, it shuld only take about five to ten minutes to complete, and if you want to ask me anything about it or the topic, feel free. Thanks in Advance if you can help me out :)
This, along with some discussion about Kickstarter on a Podcast, got me thinking about the Pebble and so now I've wound up placing an (Admittedly, non-binding) pre-order for a White Pebble to wear on my opposite wrist. Incidentally, I'm a righty, but in a break from convention I wear my watch on my right wrist rather than the left - the Pebble would go on the left wrist with the Citizen still on the right.
...I might be insane.
Anyway, I have a couple of other watches I'll show when I get back to my house from my parents'. They're mint in their cases at the moment.
@RavenSword: That would rather depend on one's preferences I'd assume.
For the record, Safari also offers cloud bookmarks and Cloud Tabs. The former works with Safari for Mac and IE for Windows via iCloud Control Panel (Also Safari for Windows, but that's deprecated) and the latter works with Safari across OS X and iOS.
This is my Citizen Eco-Drive. It charges whenever light (Any light, apparently, not just sunlight) hits the face and the battery, fully charged, can keep powering the watch in total darkness for months.