To answer the question: the day they actually make Oscar solid gold (because they'll be able to afford it once any and all competition is removed, Google burns in hell, and customer paychecks are directly deposited into the MPAA/RIAA bank accounts).
"We're sorry for the 'One Account. All Of Google.' force we did onto our users. Now, rejoice in the return of the 'Multiple Password Accounts (for Security). All Of Google.' policy. We really weren't trying to be evil."
Remember the days when the only distraction one had was selecting the "next song" button? Bring them back. Now.
Glass, phones, or even in-car systems are causing problems on the road. There's simply no confidence people won't keep these options to a minimum. Hell, most cars today have built-in systems to hook up phones, yet people still hold them to their ears (then whine the sound is bad from the speakers - it's a phone, not an orchestra).
I just recently purchased a 2014 Ford Escape, which came with the Sync/MyFordTouch system.
I hate it... right now. As soon as I can memorize the basic speech commands, I'll feel differently, but as it stands, the menu system throws everything at the user (vehicle in motion) because one may want to "repeat" a song, rather than "shuffle" them, or skip to the next track, and none of these options are easy to find in the "Let's give every possible option to the user while they're driving" screens (making the buttons smaller, too).
Even the basic heating system is just too complex to navigate, and if you think this is easily replaced by the button system, I suggest you head to ford.com and take a look at the console. Remember: we're driving at 60+ mph while trying to fumble with what button it takes to actually adjust the fan. I want my damn slide controls back.
Now, I just "preset" the vehicle before I drive, and go. If it gets too hot, I lower the window.
Technology is a great thing, until you put it into the hands of the public.
Bingo. And as an AC pointed out: clearly double-dipping is also at stake.
Now that Comcast has tasted sweet, sweet cash, it's just a matter of time before it goes after Google, Sony (Crackle), Disney (ESPN), and any other content pusher, regardless of "degradation" of connection.
At what point in this country does abusing the law translate to "scared straight"?
I'm okay with the school saying "no toy guns, boys. Go home and take a suspended day" but the prosecutor should be immediately fired for abusing his authority to get his constituents to toe a line that's criminally insane.
I was lucky as my console price wasn't near retail (nearly $200 off), so with the offer, I couldn't let it pass.
The UI is horrid, even after the update. One is greeted with either a bookmark history of everything they looked at, ads, or ridiculous apps which, if you don't use, just clog the visual interface.
Want to know what game is in the disk tray? Scoot those eyeballs to the lower right, near center, of the UI mess, about where existing ads are on the 360.
Microsoft is "promising" a better update in March, but I'll believe it when I see it.
As for Kinect, I "disabled" the camera (duct tape - it's ugly, but it works) and rarely use the voice activated commands.
Ironically, I just bought a new Ford Escape, which also has voice activated commands. The girl... she's in both places! :O
Anyway, I agree Microsoft blew it with its launch, especially since PR and engineers come from different worlds, but the most truly heinous lie they gave to potential customers: the HDMI-In is not a pass through! You have to use their ridiculously stupid, slow-moving, useless app.
So if you have no more HDMI ports on your TV folks, buy an HDMI switcher, because you're going to need one (or do what I do and swap them out).
Microsoft blew it.
Even still, the console is nice. Can't disagree there.