A document passing itself off as an internal Microsoft presentation about the future of Xbox has surfaced, and is stirring internet chatter with its possible hints at the future of the console. Despite turning up online over a month ago and potentially dating back to 2010, a few things mentioned that have since come to fruition — like SmartGlass — are earning it more attention. The proposed developments include cloud-based entertainment, native 3D, augmented reality “Fortaleza Glasses,” scalable hardware — all by 2015. If that’s too long to wait, however, the time line also indicates we’d be seeing the next generation hardware in 2013 for $ 299 (more precise and four-player ready Kinect 2 included). The Xbox 720 package described includes such pie-in-the-sky bullet points as Blu-ray and whole-home DVR features all from a low-power always-on box built on a “Yukon” ARM hardware platform.
Of course, even if this is legit and not just some business student’s exercise, all the talk of value propositions, OEM licensing and developer profitability are proposals that could have changed. Need more reasons to be skeptical? Digital Foundry points out the extremely optimistic wattages listed and previous appearances of the illustrations included. Ponder over the full 56-page document for yourself — taking into account the bored minds on the internet that are capable of cranking out this kind of stuff, like that infamous Nintendo Revolution video — after the break.
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Plastic beads, my favorite!
This is the Kuru-Kuru Nabe (Round and Round Pot) invented by Japanese dentist Hideki Watanabe using dental plaster to coat the insides of a pot. When water boils inside, it creates a natural whirlpool, gently stirring your (let’s not kid ourselves) Ramen. How this has never been available before is beyond me, but I suspect a conspiracy. You think the Illuminati don’t have all the pot and pan manufacturers in their back pocket? Please, they faked the moon landing didn’t they? “That was NASA.” Yeah but what’s NASA spelled backwards? “ASAN.” Right, and what’s the name of that lion from that children’s book? “Aslan?” Beware the white witch. “You need help.” I…need a lot of things. Including to remember to start eating breakfast and lunch.
Hit the jump for multiple videos of the pot stirring plastic beads (NOT butt beads), vegetables, noodles, and eggs. So many videos of watching water boil!
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