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Microsoft Introduces New Xbox 360, Special Deals for Xbox LIVE Members Commented on: 1 year ago (June 10, 2013)

You may want to check your settings. I don't use Netflix myself, but on other services, I've noticed that sometimes the quality setting will be different for different devices on the same service...

Xbox One Privacy Concerns Debunked Commented on: 1 year ago (June 7, 2013)

My understanding is that the voice recognition is done in hardware by the Kinect. You basically tell the camera "I'm listening for these commands" and it sends a message back when one of them is...

Rumor: Microsoft’s Secret Plan for Surface Domination Commented on: 1 year ago (May 24, 2013)

I'm pretty sure every tablet other than the iPad is a 16:9 ratio, so I don't think the market agrees with your "fix the screen for portrait viewing" as a concern. I know I would much rather have a...

Xbox One Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (May 22, 2013)

By "integrated" battery compartment, they just mean it's flat against the back of the controller instead of humping out. It's still a door with a pair of AAs inside, and presumably there will be a...

Thoughts About the Nokia Lumia Event in May Commented on: 1 year ago (April 29, 2013)

SnapView is a 75:25 split -- it makes the larger of the two a 4:3 rectangle. This one seems more like a 60:40 split, with the larger side being a square. Still, fun speculation.

Naming the Books Commented on: 1 year ago (April 10, 2013)

I personally like the format of:
(Paul) Thurrott's (Pocket/Field) Guide to X.

I think having the brand name first is best, followed by either "Field Guide" (for large books) or "...

Fixing Windows 8: What Semantic Zoom Should Look Like in Windows Store Commented on: 1 year ago (April 9, 2013)

I agree that it should work more like the people app where semantic zoom brings up a category list, and not like Paul's mockup, which looks like it would have some weirdness, since you would have...

What I’ve Learned from Using “Blue”: All Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (April 4, 2013)

Start screen is easier/quicker with mouse & keyboard than the old start menu.
*Menu: click, click (all programs) click through categories, click on program
*Start Screen: Click,...

Smart Phones and Wireless Charging Commented on: 1 year ago (February 21, 2013)

I really like the JBL speaker dock charger. When the phone is placed on it, it actually lights up four "corners" to show you optimal place ment of the phone.

Fixing Windows 8, Part 2: Boot to the Desktop Commented on: 1 year ago (January 6, 2013)

I very strongly disagree. I think that booting to the start screen is a very important part of the shift that has to happen to move from desktop to metro apps. Perhaps if they has started out by...

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