Join us for a G+ Hangout this week

Instead of recording a podcast this week, join @thevowel, @jeffrubenstein, @lauralollipop and me this Thursday night, January 22nd at 9p ET/6p PT as we get together and talk about news from this week’s Windows 10 event including our thoughts on the Xbox app and HoloLens.

Find all of the details at my Google+ page  or click the video below once we’re live and watch it from here.

Click here to find out what time the Hangout starts in your time zone.

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  • skellen79

    Aw, why no cast?

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      e and jeff are on the road headed to PAX South. So this seemed the best way to get together and have Laura talk about her new project.

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      • skellen79

        Oh ok Larry, thanks for the reply🙂

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  • ElektroDragon

    So… Microsoft has no competing product to Google Hangouts? Am I hearing this right? For shame.

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    • Tyler Lundberg

      I thought Skype worked the same way. Funny. I guess they just prefer Google service. I use Skype all the time.

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  • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

    if you have time to do a google hangout, you have time to do a podcast. come on Larry.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Both e and Jeff are heading to San Antonio for PAX South, so they would not be in the studio. I want to have us all together so Laura can chat about her new project. Hangouts can be done when we are not together….Podcasts can only be done (with quality) when we are all in the same place.

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      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        fair enough….. I would think with all the travel routers you all buy, you could get good quality in a Skype call and make a podcast.

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      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        Skype works great – it’s hotel internet that is iffy😦

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      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        that brings up another issue entirely. as important as the internet is to the world, especially when it comes to business, and the fact that America has more money than anyone, it’s irritating how hit and miss our internet still is.

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      • CoD Master

        I wouldn’t say that America has the most money, but Germany has.

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      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        Germany has the most money in Europe. the US has the most money period.

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      • CoD Master

        Mhm okay.

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      • CoD Master

        Okay.

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  • CoD Master

    Hey Major! How are you? I am enjoing space!🙂 You know what I mean.

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  • Shomberlon

    Aww man, I wish you’d be able to host it at a more European friendly time.

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  • Jessie Kobain

    There will be giveaways for Xbox 360, right? Please tell me so

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  • LeoKurtz

    I would really wish you shared those hangouts in a driving friendly format (aka: podcast).
    Maybe in a separate podcast feed?

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Leo, I may pull the audio track off and post that.

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      • skellen79

        That would be great, I listen to the podcasts when i’m out walking my dog

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  • Brian Bradford

    I’m betting the friends list issue won’t be getting a mention…

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  • Nachos y guacamole

    Trying to watch this video on Xbox One IE. “Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.” : (

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    • skellen79

      I got that trying to watch the Win10 presentation. The irony was astounding

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Xbox One IE doesn’t support Flash.

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  • Beanz420

    About Xbox One store , do we get an update in 2015 ??
    With more search functions please! like arcade, fantasy, action, sport, etc.
    And bigger pictures when scrolling through “all games” in xbox store.
    And why are we seeing the same game cover over and over again in the store.
    Instead, why not make an edition/version button under every game when you buy a game in the store?.
    btw. this is not hate. i love my Xbox One. i just think the store needs to be updated.

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    • skellen79

      Completely agree on the multiple cover issue, I have been saying this since the 360, with a whole wall of Rock Band dlc making it difficult to find other new releases etc

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  • Jedi Dna

    wow!
    I’m really looking foward Hololens.
    Just imagine playing halo (using xbox one streaming) and simulating a 150 inch TV with hololens!
    that would be awesome!

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  • MassRoots

    e didn’t quite answer the question about the wireless Xbox One controller support. The question was when will we be able to use our XO controllers wirelessly on our PCs? Major?

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    • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

      He said that the drivers have been available since last year and he’s tweeted a direct link out to the x64 / x86 drivers. Subject closed.

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      • LeoKurtz

        Not quite.

        The link that e tweeted is for drivers that allow you to use the Wireless Xbox One controller through an USB cable.

        MassRoots is questioning about a way to use the controller without any wires.

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      • MassRoots

        Exactly! I thought the question was pretty straight forward. Being able to use my XO controller wirelessly on my Surface is a must! Especially when Windows 10 launches.

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  • PawnSacrifices

    Question about the Hololens;
    Taking for granted it will be compatible with the Xbox One (can’t wait for E3 this year)
    However the difference between VR & AR is blatant. But, couldn’t MS simply make an solid blocker like cover? Allowing VR games to be playable on the X1.
    That is AR is transparent, you can see both real world and virtual at same time. Where as VR you can only see what’s in your viewer.
    So for example, what if in addition to the Hololens you had a set of 7.2 surround headphones with a solid visor that slid down over the transparent glass, thus creating a VR Headset at the cost of a piece of plastic.

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    • TheHeraldOfDeath

      They should make the outer lens a shading LCD matrix. That way it can shade to complete black and you basically have your VR headset. It’s low power (just like an old LCD watch), but it will drive the cost up more. The ambient light seeping through the sides will help reduce eyestrain in the end as well (it’s THE major issue with Oculus type devices at the moment other than the still visible pixels)..

      Still a bit on the fence about buying a dedicated HMD though, but if it’s done well enough for the right price, I might bite.

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    • Nick Peck

      Hololense is NOT VR though, it’s completely different as it augments your surroundings through the glasses. Why would you wear a VR helmet with cameras showing you your surroundings when head tracking tech still isn’t spot on yet?

      I could care less about VR as it will last about as long as 3D has, it was cool for a minute, now no one cares about it anymore. The same will happen to VR. I predict that 1 month after everyone buys a VR helmet it will be sitting on a shelf collecting dust because there’s next to no good software for it. The big dev’s aren’t going to dive in until it’s a commercial success, which it wont be.

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      • PawnSacrifices

        I realize it’s not a VR Headset, that’s why I asked if a “clip-on visor” could make into one.
        As for how ‘you couldn’t care less’, that’s just it, it’s you.
        The Minecraft tech demo looked awesome, no doubt. But what of games like COD, Titanfall, or something like Skyrim? Where Total Immersion would be best.
        Topping off that are games that are in production? Such as Adr1ft
        Due out on Xbox One, it’s firstly a pc/Oculus VR game.
        Fact is A LOT of people want Xbox VR, all I was doing was asking IF a solid face plate blocking the real world, (leaving you with the projection images only) would make in into a VR Headset?
        Though if they could do mine with TheHeraldOfDeath’s suggestion (below) that would be awesome.

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  • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

    Laura is as adorable as they come. She’s like a kid in a candy store. HoloLens is cool as hell, and I’m happy for her that she got to work on something so interesting. Really, I’m as excited as she seems to be. Ever since seeing holograms in cartoons and movies as a kid, I’ve been waiting for the day a company would come up with some way for the public to get to use them, and there is no better company than Microsoft to make that product. I will definitely be buying a HoloLens.

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    • CoD Master

      Lol, you are going to pay 1000- 5000 dollars or euros for them?

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      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        nope. I will pay in US currency, and they won’t cost that much. If they do, Microsoft is going to have a very tough time selling them.

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      • CoD Master

        Are you serious? dude. You are going to pay for a thing never happened before, and you are thinking paying only 200 dollars or something? Hell no.

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      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        Sony’s VR headset is going to be about $300, so HoloLens needs to at least stay under $500

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      • CoD Master

        Mhm okay.

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      • PawnSacrifices

        I can see both your points, while I wish and hope the price won’t exceed 3 digits. Fact is there’s some serious tech in the hood.
        But on the flipside of that is that if it does take off then advancements will be made and consumers will need to upgrade, in which MS should keep the cost low.
        (though it didn’t stop Apple and their pricey iphone turnover)

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  • Trent

    Thanks Laura for sharing your story! That’s awesome! It really is impressive tech and hopefully I will be able to get my hands on it. Great job!

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  • Lucky13X

    Thanks for the chat Xbox Pod-cast gang!

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  • LeoKurtz

    For people skeptic about how well the HoloLens are going to work:

    Just watched the On Sight (the project Laura has been working on) video on the HoloLens website. And NASA is going to use the technology to control hovers in Mars this July.

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