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#1 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

sorry if old or posted already... 
 
 this is just outstanding and I think BING just won me over from Google. Kudos to Microsoft: 

#2 Edited by LiquidPrince (15833 posts) -

Yeah that is cool.
 
EDIT: Sorry, mind-blowing.

#3 Posted by Steve_Ramirez (1257 posts) -

Wow

#4 Posted by Gamer_152 (14049 posts) -

Brilliant, very well done Microsoft. This beats Google Maps by miles.

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#5 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5371 posts) -

That is pretty amazing!

#6 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Made the switch to Bing about a week ago and I like it a lot. Grats to Microsoft, that is some beautiful tech.

#7 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3694 posts) -

Witchcraft.

#8 Posted by TimeWaffle (944 posts) -

that's pretty awesome

#9 Posted by ZagZagovich (753 posts) -

This is very cool. I hope it gets enough international support. Also an external soft would be a nice touch.

#10 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Mind is blownnn~

#11 Posted by MrGetBonus (781 posts) -

Holy shit. That's sweet. I'd waste so much time on that thing not even using it to map out anything.

#12 Posted by JJOR64 (18881 posts) -

Holy poop on a stick.  That is fucking awsome.  I hope I can go inside my house.   :P

#13 Posted by pause422 (6169 posts) -

That is very awesome.

#14 Posted by Feser (543 posts) -

So let me get this straight? If we had cameras everywhere like a dystopian state, we would be like omniscient gods with this application? I don't willy think that's going to happen, but if MS plays their cards right this could be really cool.
#15 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

That's pretty amazing but I doubt everywhere will be that detailed. Only select places get those kind of "backpack camera" views. Kinda like Google Street view. Takes a while for places to be mapped out.
 
I really like the night sky built in though.

#16 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

Remember when people used maps for directions?

#17 Posted by Wolverine (4276 posts) -

Well there is a rumor out there that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with Bing Maps. We will see!

#18 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Nerd-gasm.

#19 Posted by Chuggsy (554 posts) -

Oh my god the future is going to be insane.

#20 Edited by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Very, very, VERY nice technology. Wonderful to see augmented reality being implemented.
 
 
When he showed the video overlay? My heart sank.

#21 Posted by Aeterna (1116 posts) -

Still, people have to be broadcasting that video to microsoft servers probably or otherwise that wouldn't work. Plus I'm guessing they need some sort of GPS to give the location.

#22 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:

" Witchcraft. "

seriously man, its out of this world.   
when the photos entered buildings i was like, okay thats fucking awesome... 
and then
he switched to a live feed and it knew actly...ugh i cant even explain it, its definitely augmented reality.
#23 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Yeah, as long as 999 out of 1000 times there will be "no data available" for these shiny games, I'm not really interested. 
 
In "selected areas", you can do anything. Show me technology AS WELL AS your plans on the broad-scale application and financing, then I'm impressed.

#24 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" Yeah, as long as 999 out of 1000 times there will be "no data available" for these shiny games, I'm not really interested.   In "selected areas", you can do anything. Show me technology AS WELL AS your plans on the broad-scale application and financing, then I'm impressed. "
man. this was just a tech demo for TED, relax dude. 
#25 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Is this up right now? 

#26 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" Yeah, as long as 999 out of 1000 times there will be "no data available" for these shiny games, I'm not really interested.   In "selected areas", you can do anything. Show me technology AS WELL AS your plans on the broad-scale application and financing, then I'm impressed. "
Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah..... it's okay.
#27 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

The future is now.

#28 Posted by Xeiphyer (5593 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" Witchcraft. "
#29 Posted by m1k3 (1325 posts) -

im still pretty confused about the whole thing.

#30 Posted by HatKing (5768 posts) -

Pretty cool so long as it actually works.  Although I'll be sticking with google... I have no need to know what the fucking moon will look like above the theatre I'm going to down the street.
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#31 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" Yeah, as long as 999 out of 1000 times there will be "no data available" for these shiny games, I'm not really interested.   In "selected areas", you can do anything. Show me technology AS WELL AS your plans on the broad-scale application and financing, then I'm impressed. "
The demonstration of the technology is good enough. These things take time to grow, and even in a controlled environment what he did was rather mind blowing. 
#32 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

oh god...I can't help but think of the shit that's going to happen when internet scumbags get their hands on phone numbers and stuff from these pictures.

#33 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

...Holy shit.

#34 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5371 posts) -
@HatKing said:
" Pretty cool so long as it actually works.  Although I'll be sticking with google... I have no need to know what the fucking moon will look like above the theatre I'm going to down the street. "
How else will you know that it's the right theatre?
#35 Posted by Eyepatch (40 posts) -

This is some pretty awesome technology but something about it gives me the chills, and not in a good way. Mostly, I can imagine invasion of privacy issues giving them headaches....

#36 Posted by mshaw006 (537 posts) -
@Chuggsy said:
" Oh my god the future is going to be insane. "
This.
#37 Posted by JustinNotJason (421 posts) -

That was pretty cool, but maybe uh that guy could uh learn to uh talk....uh.
 
Also he kept saying how awesome things were without showing them.
 
But besides that yeah that was solid.

#38 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@Aeterna said:
" Still, people have to be broadcasting that video to microsoft servers probably or otherwise that wouldn't work. Plus I'm guessing they need some sort of GPS to give the location. "
Yep. At the moment, it's probably going to be very limited and only useful in big events such as the Olypics or whatever big tourist event/place.
#39 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

Id have to agree with the detractors just like google maps half the time such comprehensive data you can get from google earth and such isn't available I mean shit satalite photos of noblesville are back like 3-4 years ago if not longer.

#40 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Anything from TED is mind-blowing and extremely entertaining but this is definitely one of the more notable examples. Brilliant stuff from Microsoft.

#41 Posted by LiquidPrince (15833 posts) -
@Geno said:
" Is this up right now?  "
I believe so.
#42 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

oh my --- 
 
2010 FUCKING RULES!!!!

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#43 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

Looks cool but not anything I'm gonna be using any time soon.

#44 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

yeah its up right now, i went and checked it out its in beta it seems you can use the classic bing maps and this new expanded version.
 
It was pretty quick but as i said information is outdated the maps of noblesville and my house are 3-4 years old and quite a few are at very different times.
Im looking into this picture synth thing, wondering if pictures i take around my house and then make into a 3d version will be viewable via the bing maps or if it has to be featured...
If its just a thing where i offer it up any one can see it then thats cool.

#45 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:
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Brilliant, very well done Microsoft. This beats Google Maps by miles.

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For now.  Don't forget Google have all the Geosynchronous modelling and data integrated into Google Earth.  I don't think Google Maps will be far behind for long.
#46 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

Well when this technology will really come into its prime is when high speed wifi can be applied to all mobile phones and devices. For example imagine being at a carnival or something and trying to find your friend's, you could A: Broadcast your position and they can find you using they're phones, or B: use that live video technology to show them where you are.

#47 Posted by tineyoghurt (358 posts) -
@DCFGS3: Google pretty much got your A covered with Google Latitude (In mobile versions of Google Maps).
#48 Posted by SinGulaR (2249 posts) -

Nice. I checked out Aachen (the city I'm living in right now) and it's pretty damn detailed. There even is a Silverlight image of the city hall. To bad I can't find out how to link it.
#49 Edited by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

Looks pretty cool, but i doubt they will have even half of those features in places that aren't major cities. Plus i would still have zero use for something like this. Well done ether way i suppose.

#50 Posted by Xolare (1268 posts) -

I couldn't find out how to do this but DAMN. It's fucking awesome.