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#1 Posted by AMyggen (3881 posts) -

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/7/4812630/fox-news-shepard-smith-news-deck

It made me laugh, at least.

Fake edit: If someone could make this link clickable (hyperlink, is that what it's called?), I would greatly appreciate it. Nothing seems to work on the POS tablet I'm on at the moment.

#2 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Linkster7 (1061 posts) -

Wow, that's really stupid.

#5 Posted by DeeGee (2150 posts) -

Where can I get one of those? :O

#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6091 posts) -

Cable news gets more ridiculous by the day.

#7 Edited by csl316 (9748 posts) -

I FEEL CONNECTED TO FOX

#8 Posted by Zaccheus (1809 posts) -

Ok, that's pretty funny and really stupid.

#9 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3806 posts) -

You know. Most of news is video editing anyway.. So, I guess all this part sort of doesn't matter, but its alright..

#10 Edited by spraynardtatum (3991 posts) -

Here at Fox News, Fox News is going to sift through all the news and tell us what's true in real time! Fox News!

#11 Posted by slyspider (1402 posts) -

Man thats dumb. I want one.

#12 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5146 posts) -

I really hope Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert will use this little gem in today's episode.

#13 Posted by isomeri (1500 posts) -

American news is so ridiculous! It would be really hilarious if it wasn't mostly sad.

#14 Edited by Zalrus9 (138 posts) -

I'm sorry, what? Oh, Fox! You're so mysterious! And silly.

Lay off the strange leaves.

#15 Posted by TyCobb (1977 posts) -

I read it as "tables" and then was staring at the table behind Smith trying to figure out if it was really "that" big. 30 seconds later I noticed the tablets.

#16 Posted by xyzygy (10093 posts) -

I can see it's use for Weather obviously. But it does lend to a cool sort of atmosphere. I still think FOX News is garbage though.

#17 Posted by w1n5t0n (167 posts) -
@xyzygy said:

I can see it's use for Weather obviously. But it does lend to a cool sort of atmosphere. I still think FOX News is garbage though.


I see your point but to me, It just looks like tiny people sitting in front of normal sized desks.

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#18 Posted by Korwin (3107 posts) -

You need giant touch screens to tell people over 60 about the Liberal shutdown of the US federal government.

#19 Posted by alanm26v5 (472 posts) -

I bet BAT really stands for "Big Ass Tablets"

#20 Posted by MB (13288 posts) -

Are those Samsung Galaxy Note 4's?

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#21 Edited by Humanity (10467 posts) -

I can only imagine the eye strain of working 2 feet away from a glaring wall of light flickering at probably 60hz

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#22 Edited by EpicSteve (6500 posts) -

Can't blame them for wanting to try I guess. Looks like the Enterprise.

#23 Edited by FourWude (2245 posts) -

And the original...Brings a misty eyed tear to see such satire.

#24 Posted by SlashDance (1845 posts) -

Wait until Apple reveals the ITable and the world will stop thinking this looks stupid.

#25 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1232 posts) -

How long til porn is somehow brought up on those and broadcast?

#26 Posted by Amikron (346 posts) -

@isomeri said:

American news is so ridiculous! It would be really hilarious if it wasn't mostly sad.

I'll give you a hint, "news" worldwide is sad and ridiculous. The "media" companies that give us our daily "news" are fucking jokes at this point. To limit your distaste to just the media in the USA is being a bit close-minded don't you think?

#27 Posted by golguin (4119 posts) -

That is amazing. Need parodies of it now.

#28 Edited by sadsadsad (134 posts) -

Was expecting stone tablets.

#29 Posted by chiablo (1010 posts) -

Live, from the Fox News headquarters in Anaheim California:

#30 Posted by GalacticPunt (1139 posts) -

Giant tablets with giant fonts, just like Fox's geriatric viewership needs.

#31 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1626 posts) -

At least three words in this thread's title could use scare quotes.

#32 Posted by Morningstar (2250 posts) -

Hahaha, that looks great!

#33 Edited by Spoonman671 (4833 posts) -

That looks like something out of Spaceballs.

#34 Posted by JamesJeux007 (513 posts) -

Because when I want to work more efficiently, I use touchscreens. Because that's WAY faster, right ? Also, fuck controllers, the Kinect is where it's at.

I don't actually care that much, I never watch TV at all anymore.

#35 Posted by Dalai (7092 posts) -

Maybe they're just tiny people?

#36 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@amikron said:

@isomeri said:

American news is so ridiculous! It would be really hilarious if it wasn't mostly sad.

I'll give you a hint, "news" worldwide is sad and ridiculous. The "media" companies that give us our daily "news" are fucking jokes at this point. To limit your distaste to just the media in the USA is being a bit close-minded don't you think?

I don't think he(or she) meant the news part really.
In this context I would assume that the "ridiculous" part was, you know, the big tablets we're all talking about?

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#37 Posted by mlarrabee (3096 posts) -

We're reporting about Fox News' using tablets in the newsroom?

What are we, Fox News?

#38 Edited by Animasta (14745 posts) -

@amikron said:

@isomeri said:

American news is so ridiculous! It would be really hilarious if it wasn't mostly sad.

I'll give you a hint, "news" worldwide is sad and ridiculous. The "media" companies that give us our daily "news" are fucking jokes at this point. To limit your distaste to just the media in the USA is being a bit close-minded don't you think?

both the BBC and Al Jazeera are better than most American news stations

#39 Edited by Veektarius (5067 posts) -

Shepherd Smith is a totally legit news anchor and not just a GOP shill. Just thought you should know. Look up his stuff on YouTube.

#40 Edited by TobbRobb (4881 posts) -

@amikron: I hear news that aren't based on viewer numbers or hits are alright. It's like they are actually trying to bring you news. #GoScandinavia

#41 Posted by _Zombie_ (1464 posts) -

Now they can display their stupidity on shiny new screens.

#42 Posted by Zelyre (1292 posts) -

We need one of those tablets at Giant Bomb. The Pathfinder group's going to get out of that cave eventually. Why use paper maps when you can just load up PNGs? It will also give Rorie something to spill his drink on!

#43 Posted by TruthTellah (9532 posts) -

Is this the future?

I feel like I just saw a glimpse of our dark, twisted future.

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#44 Posted by PandaBear (1409 posts) -

big tablet

#45 Posted by jsnyder82 (768 posts) -

Fox News: Taking "Fucking Stupid" to the next level since 1996.

#46 Posted by Andorski (5393 posts) -

Looks like Microsoft invested into Fox News.

#47 Posted by tsutohiro (368 posts) -

@w1n5t0n said: It just looks like tiny people sitting in front of normal sized desks.

CANNOT UNSEE

#48 Posted by Gruebacca (576 posts) -

It's like the CNN hologram, but imagine that every day!

#49 Posted by SgtSphynx (1625 posts) -

@zelyre said:

We need one of those tablets at Giant Bomb. The Pathfinder group's going to get out of that cave eventually. Why use paper maps when you can just load up PNGs? It will also give Rorie something to spill his drink on!

I vaguely remember some table display that was intended for tabletop gaming, it displayed maps on the surface and interacted with the pieces knowing where they were, and even knew which way they were facing. If I still played tabletop games, it'd actually be kinda cool to have.

#50 Posted by Slag (5063 posts) -

So much tech, so little actual information.