The Next Surface, Surface Pro+ and Surface Blue

surface blueWhat would it take to make Surface Pro+/Blue really cool?  Really, if you are into windows, Windows Surface Pro is ‘generally’ really the best machine to date.  Some people might argue that but let me say why for me it is so cool.  First it replaces my desktop and laptop.  With the two Helium displays I have an awesome work station at work and the same at home and in between the same machine is a tablet on the train.  For me running Visual Studio, a little Adobe Photoshop and watching a movie all at the same time using an all solid state super slate is great and there is nothing as powerful that is as light and is visually cool looking (yes its really about looks).  Yes I know I am very shallow regarding hardware… that being said after living with Windows 8 and a slate for my only computer for going on 2 years including a Surface Pro since its launch, here is what it would take to get Surface Pro to the next level or Surface Blue. Continue reading

Episode 9: The Harbinger of Death for the PC, Google Assimilates Kurzweil and the Death of the Mouse

Kurzweil

Kurzweil

In this episode I talk about some of the current stuff going on in the industry specifically and what I think about it. For example, how some shining star(s) seems to be surprised that PC sales have continued to drop even though 60 million licenses for Windows 8 have sold.  Further we’ll touch on what it means that Kurzweil now works at Google and the new emerging home industrial revolution of DIY’ers and Why the Mouse will not be going any where anytime soon.

Here are a few related links:

http://www.zdnet.com/google-hires-kurzweil-a-look-at-the-returns-7000008844/

http://makezine.com/

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/01/08/windows-8-60-million-licenses-sold.aspx

Episode 4: Surface Final Judgment

And in the last days Surface Pro shall come out and we all shall rejoice as we blindly follow the light and light of the world coming from Redmond or maybe we are drinking too much kool-aide. Pass me another cup…

Check out this episode where futurist Ryan Lane and I try to have a fair discussion about Surface and what we think about its future place amount the pilferer of device out in the marketplace and we try to predict the future at least of personal computers over the next several years.

Noted futurist and designer Ryan Lane from [wire] stone http://www.RyanLane.com/

and if you are interesting in learning more about Surface check it out here: http://www.Surface.com/

Episode 2: Help Chrissy Pick a Computer

Ok so in this episode I get a friend that happens to need a new laptop AND is a Microsoft employee and I try to talk her into an Apple Mac Book Air without telling her what it is.  Its a fun discussion and hopefully helps her get a new computers.  Granted some of the others are great machines but its all in good fun.

Related links:

Yoga Idea Pad: http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/yoga/yoga-13/?cid=us|semd|se|msn|lenovousindirect|z1BBE4|s

Computer X (Mac Book Air) http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

Surface Pro: www.Surface.com

and of course Chrissy on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChrissyHeck15

Episode 1: Industrial Design, The State of the World (Suface, Nokia, Planar) and Coming Slate Wars

In this episode (my first) I’m talking about the state of my world in the tech industry including new hardware such as the great displays from Planar, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone, Nokia’s great industrial design, Apples BEST industrial design and their hot new hardware the iphone 5 (I got to touch it… it was good for me…) and the like.

related links include:

Helium Display from Planar http://www.planartouch.com/products/pct2785/

Surface from Microsoft www.surface.com

Nokia Lumia 920 http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/