2008 Bill Gates CES Keynote

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  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it is now under way, and you can watch a live stream at

    http://wm.istreamplanet.com/customers/ms/01062008_750.asx

    So far, he seems very dull compared to Steve. They did do a funny little video on what he is going to do after retirement. Jay-Z was in the video, so maybe there is no music label :p Bill started talking about new ways of interacting with devices and specifically mentioned the iPhone as being "fantastic!"

    I know this is a Mac site, but any technology person should find this interesting.
     
  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    He is really boring. Steve just makes you focus on his presentations and you just can't turn away from his keynotes. Bill's are just blah.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  4. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very boring indeed....

    First new announcement:
    Disney, ABC, and MGM have all signed on to XBOX Live. What does this mean for iTunes?

    I am surprised that Disney and ABC have signed up...

    Edit:
    XBOX 360 can now be used as a set-top box using Microsoft Mediaroom? and Apparently, Zune is "a great alternative to the iPod" yuck
     
  5. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    i had this problem at first too

    quit quicktime and then reopen the site it worked for me
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    it wouldn't open in quicktime for me, but in VLC instead
     
  7. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    maybe try quitting vlc and reopen it. when i went to it mine didn't open in vlc
     
  8. colinmack macrumors regular

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    Watching it now...

    A lot of new announcements that would compete in the Apple TV space - using an XBox as a set-top box, extensions of Microsoft Media Center being built into TVs by Samsung and Toshiba (think that was the companies mentioned). And...ouch...they commented that this space was not a "hobby" for Microsoft (he even used air quotes).

    I certainly hope Apple improves their offering in this area (both in terms of content and functionality)...they are in a great position to build momentum, but they seem to be keeping it as more of a niche product.
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i tried, but same thing. i tried to open it in quicktime, but it said "not a movie file" or whatever
     
  10. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the latest version of Flip4mac?

    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm
     
  11. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure then. The video probably works for me because I have perian installed for quicktime.
     
  12. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I couuld be wrong, but doesn't the iPhone outsell Windows Mobile? Here. He said windows mobile is outselling the iphone.
     
  13. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    no i don't

    well i installed perian, but still no luck
     
  14. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He just claimed that Windows Mobile phones outsell Blackberry and iPhone....interesting? I thought iPhone had surpassed Windows Mobile?
     
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    ok i installed flip4mac or whatever, and still no sound, but it does play in quicktime now
     
  16. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    visual recognition

    wow, that visual recognition software looks to be very powerful...any comments on that?
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Who's the guy sucking up in the blue sweater.
     
  18. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes microsoft won't release it for 30 years. And when they do, it won't work like its supposed to. But it is a great concept.
     
  19. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well now all i see is "International CES On-Demand Available Shortly"
     
  20. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please tell me that they didn't play guitar hero III up on stage?? lol

    I guess thats it for Bill Gates, I think Intel's Otellini is next? Bill's wasn't too exciting. Just some direct competition to Apple TV.

    It'll be interesting to see what Apple has up its sleeve to catch up with the XBOX 360's streaming capabilities.

    twoodcc: I think Bill Gate's keynote is over, and someone else is up next. Not sure whether the next one is live or not, I'm waiting to see.
     
  21. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I've been watching the CES keynote live for years, and this is has to be dullest keynote ever.

    Was there even a new product released? I mean at least last year there was a home server.

    Wow.
     
  22. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Microsoft / Gates may get thumbs down over this keynote

    It'll need a proper transcript of the keynote - but as mentioned there were some huge omissions, side steps of elephants in the room, and selective data ppicking going on in terms of Aple versus Microsoft.

    E.g. Apple wasn't mentioned as having the number one mp3 player in the market/largest market shre - instead zune was said to be "very innovative".

    e.g. Amount of mp3 player integration / phone integration in cars. From what i can gather the iPod is ahead of the zune, but the iPhone maybe a slow leader in terms of phone integration to stero in a car / gps

    Apple TV got a side swipe - and if Apple can't pull some decent sweet tech, Microsoft might pull ahead with it's integratino to the Xbox/HDTV market (though how many computeres have media centre as an option on XP?)

    Edit - ANyone notice how the bindings were the wrong way round for the snowboard? The Surface looks cool , but i'd be real happy if Apple beat Microsoft to market on touch screen / multi-touch tech...

    Vista great for gaming? I heard the work around is open to get past Direct X incompatabilities with XP...

    Anyway, Scoble's live Mogolus.com video stream from CES tonight and/or his qik.com/scobleizer in the next two days should be good fun to watch. So much happening on the RSS to cover CES. Will be nice to get a reading breather before MWSF!

    Any word on the 08 08 08 olympics being accessible to non US people via MSN?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    the biggest problem with using the xbox as a media player is it's too damned noisy!
     
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    Windows Enthusiast Thurrott lashes out at Microsoft, CES

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowspaulthurrott
    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/ces08.asp


    "With all due respect to the world's richest man, you've clearly worn out your welcome."

    ...

    "Part of the problem is that Apple next week will unleash the 2008 rendition of its own tradeshow, Macworld. Despite being much smaller than CES, Macworld is far more influential and important because it features the most powerful consumer electronics company on earth, Apple, and its mesmerizing if mercurial CEO, Steve Jobs. If CES is serious about mattering again, it should already be in talks with Apple to get Jobs to keynote next year. My guess is that will never happen."

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    "And... that's about it. I'm sure we'll see more throughout the week. In the meantime, call me jaded if you must, but CES has lost something. My advice to the industry is simple: Move the show closer to the holidays and ensure that anything you're showing off will actually ship that year. Focus more on product and less on the nebulous vision stuff. And for crying out loud, start talking to Steve Jobs. That the most influential consumer electronics company in the world isn't at CES is a crime."


    For once, I completely agree.

    Also, Thurrott agrees the high definition disc wars are over.

    "Late last week, Warner Bros. (and its New Line subsidiary) announced that they would drop support for HD DVD to focus on Blu-Ray exclusively. This announcement had a number of immediate ramifications: The HD DVD camp cancelled their CES press conference, HD DVD backer Toshiba slashed prices on its HD DVD notebook computers, and Microsoft scuttled plans for an HD DVD-based Xbox 360 console. Folks, the format wars are over: Blu-Ray has won."
     
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    that was really boring there just competing agast :apple:tv
     

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