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#1 Posted by AMyggen (4493 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 (1890 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Linkster7 (1092 posts) -

Wow, that's really stupid.

#5 Posted by DeeGee (2172 posts) -

Where can I get one of those? :O

#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6271 posts) -

Cable news gets more ridiculous by the day.

#7 Edited by csl316 (10691 posts) -

I FEEL CONNECTED TO FOX

#8 Posted by Zaccheus (1823 posts) -

Ok, that's pretty funny and really stupid.

#9 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4197 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 (4038 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 (1517 posts) -

Man thats dumb. I want one.

#12 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5148 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by isomeri (1734 posts) -

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

#14 Edited by Zalrus9 (157 posts) -

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

Lay off the strange leaves.

#15 Posted by TyCobb (2001 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 (10592 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 (177 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.

#18 Posted by Korwin (3330 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by alanm26v5 (543 posts) -

I bet BAT really stands for "Big Ass Tablets"

#20 Posted by MB (13937 posts) -

Are those Samsung Galaxy Note 4's?

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#21 Edited by Humanity (11453 posts) -

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

#22 Edited by EpicSteve (6910 posts) -

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

#23 Edited by FourWude (2274 posts) -
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And the original...Brings a misty eyed tear to see such satire.

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#24 Posted by SlashDance (1863 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1264 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by Amikron (367 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 (4469 posts) -

That is amazing. Need parodies of it now.

#28 Edited by sadsadsad (146 posts) -

Was expecting stone tablets.

#29 Posted by chiablo (1032 posts) -

Live, from the Fox News headquarters in Anaheim California:

#30 Posted by GalacticPunt (1169 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1765 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by Morningstar (2321 posts) -

Hahaha, that looks great!

#33 Edited by Spoonman671 (4988 posts) -

That looks like something out of Spaceballs.

#34 Posted by JamesJeux007 (556 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 (7766 posts) -

Maybe they're just tiny people?

#36 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 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 (3211 posts) -

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

What are we, Fox News?

#38 Edited by Animasta (14820 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 (5301 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 (5039 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_ (1473 posts) -

Now they can display their stupidity on shiny new screens.

#42 Posted by Zelyre (1366 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 (9632 posts) -

Is this the future?

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

#44 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

big tablet

#45 Posted by jsnyder82 (776 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by Andorski (5459 posts) -

Looks like Microsoft invested into Fox News.

#47 Posted by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

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

CANNOT UNSEE

#48 Posted by Gruebacca (655 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by SgtSphynx (1781 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 (5485 posts) -

So much tech, so little actual information.