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Microsoft's Super Bowl Ad shows how the Microsoft Surface Pro can change the life of an ALS sufferer

0. phoneArena 01 Feb 2014, 21:14 posted on

It's sadly ironic. Steve Gleason, a former safety for the New Orleans Saints, made one of the most dramatic plays in Saints' history. Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans had suffered terribly. With the Saints unable to play in the Superdome for 21 months, Gleason blocked a punt in the first quarter of the first game in the Superdome in close to two years...

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posted on 01 Feb 2014, 21:16 3

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

The surface ad is good, but it just kills me that there most likely won't be a huge WP Superbowl commercial....

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 08:33

30. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

I was thinking the same thing, WP is seen as the red headed stepchild over at MS even though in my opinion it is one of their best product ever.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 10:07 2

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Reason why I don't support Microsoft.



posted on 02 Feb 2014, 10:28 1

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Who cares why you don't support MS? Just buy Google or Apple...
Quit leaching off my comments....

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 10:33 1

36. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

This is a free forum. I speak my mind and its the truth!

Not my fault that Microsoft don't provide for their customer. Poor poor xbox live windows user. LOL!!

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 10:51

40. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

rodneyej1, let have a peace treaty quit bullsxxt talk on Android and Samsung article.

I will also do likewise in your nokia and wp8 article.


posted on 02 Feb 2014, 11:41 2

44. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

Wow bro, those are some weak a** reasons. Someone seems a bit butthurt!

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 12:49 1

45. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

My philosophy is to place my purchases on the strongest and therefore will never be butt hurt. Samsung and Google might be strong now but before them is Apple and before Apple is Microsoft.

I know I said mean things to rodneyej1 and NokiaFTW, I want to give peace a chance because I believe in what's good goes around come around.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 16:01 1

47. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

You show me where I have BS talked on a Android, and Samsung article, and I will agree, and we have a deal...
Show me.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 16:04 1

48. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Just show us where we troll like you.. If it's valid then I'll admit it...
Put up, or shut up❕

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 20:21

55. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I'm still waiting!

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:26 1

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)



I am a supporter for that service so I bought a few games and DLC. Now I can't download those games or activate their DLC. No refund too. Its not a big deal as majority of my PC games are at steam.

That's not all, Microsoft is push their fans to support Xbox One therefore will shut down Xbox 360 in 3 years vs Sony Playstation 10 years support after the launch of their Next Gen console.

That's the Microsoft I know.


posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:40 1

58. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Investigation on-going. Windows Life is dead. I get connection error when I launch the Window Marketplace program. Microsoft is a big business entity that does not think for their consumer pull the plug without succession path.

So should I still support them buying their product?

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 22:04

59. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Are you replying to the wrong person?

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 22:05

60. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

Yea bro, you should. Like I said, it sounds like a weak a** reason.
So, just to make my point, im not going to support google products because they do not update all of the devices running android to KitKat!!! Also, Im not going to support Apple products because all of their sh** is proprietary.
If that is your only reason for not supporting a company, then your butthurt about something.
Let me tell you about a let down, and I still somewhat support them.
For over 10 years I have been a loyal Windows Mobile customer. I had the latest and greatest Windows Mobile Phones, you know, the ones that could do exactly what Android could but years before android even came to light. Then they come out and smash everyone over the head with this restricted BS called Windows Phone 7 and screwed all their loyal WinMo customers such as myself, and they are not getting any better. Like I always said, If I wanted an iPhone, I would buy an iPhone!
So please tell me you got a better reason for not supporting them and not this little lame excuse that your precious game is not working because your the only one that likes it.......

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 03:47 1

62. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I am not here to reason with WP fans. I am here to state the fact. Be it $30, $300 or $3000. People invest money because of trust.

From the way Microsoft run its Services that charge money, the more you put in the more you with lose. I have seem how others run their business especially those that charge their customer. e.g steam vs market place (eol) ; xbox 1 (eol) right after xbox 360 launch vs ps2 10 additional years of support after ps3 launch.

Food for thought those that thinking between xbox one and ps4.

WP fans you will hear more from me soon. Lol!

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 21:30

63. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

"I am here to state the fact"
Me too, so I guess people really trust a fully open source product that the most amateur hacker can rip and take most of your data in a single swoop since google made it so easy by uniting all of their products into one. Oh and I guess we all trust Apple so much with all of their money hungry proprietary crap that they have been doing for well over two decades. I am no fan of WP either bro, and they do manage to rip people from time to time, but you cant tell me that Microsoft holds less trust than google, if that is what you are saying, you are the blindest fanboy of them all.
Sorry bro, just stating the facts!

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 21:31 4

2. DnB925Art (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Now this is a piece of tech that can truly help someone.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 21:44 2

3. papss (unregistered)

Great ad... M$ needs more like this.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:03 1

7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4707; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

I remember in 2002 adding an alarm that triggered when they fell out of their chair for someone in a similar situation. They used the same tech (eye tracking to communicate) but I don't recall who made it. While it is nice that MS is making this tech more mainstream, I agree about using someone with a disease or disability to promote your products. Whenever companies do that, it just feels like they're cashing in on someone's misfortune. No matter how well intentioned they may be, it just seems a bit sleazy. Maybe it'd be different if they simply talked about it rather than showing the person, that way it wouldn't be like they were pitting them on display.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 21:48 6

4. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

That's nice but, a company should NOT be using his/anyone's condition to promote their stuff.
Intel provides the tech for Stephen Hawking's wheelchair but they never advertise that, as far as I know.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 21:53 6

5. papss (unregistered)

Many companies do this... Energizer with its heart battery saving lifes. Nice spin thought though.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:00 8

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

What if it was a Google ad?
Lets see if you can do it... Let us hear you say something positive about WP, and Microsoft.... It would be the first time..

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:13 3

8. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

It is always a good idea to show how new tech can help improve a condition. Every company wants to do it just many can't say it truthfully.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:13 3

9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Nit picking.. It's not like MS forced a grown man to get in front of camera... It was a conscious decision on his part.. He's not brain dead...

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:14 3

10. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Here's the question: Is this a Microsoft app? Probably not. It's just a typical app made for any x86 based computer running windows. And now any tablet running Win8.1 can run it without resorting to spending a fortune on a surface.

Now, is this available for Android? Probably not. But with the marketshare of the ipad, it might be. A lot of the advantages of Windows being around forever is starting to dwindle.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:24 2

11. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

And then people would call it a theory. When you see ads that advertise apps helping deaf people or blind people is that ok? When you see ads for apps helping autistic kids is that ok? It only makes sense to advertise all the hard work and research that a company put into new tech.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:27 2

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Did someone hear something?

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:28 2

13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4707; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

For me it doesn't matter who does it, if google had done this I'd lose a lot of respect for them as well. Maybe it comes from working with people who have these issues, but even though they need special care, the last thing they want is to be put on display for everyone to gawk at. They simply want to try and retain some dignity and not be reminded constantly that they can't do all the things they used to.

I don't hate everything that MS does, I still use my Vista notebook all the time. As you know from our past discussions, I'm not a fan of W8 and the direction they're going, but just because I don't like that doesn't mean there aren't things I like about them as well. There are things I don't like about pretty much any company, Google included. What I don't get is why you think that if people have ANY criticisms about Microsoft or Windows that they hate them or are just being petty. None of these companies or OSs are perfect, and there's nothing wrong with having an opinion that isn't 100% supportive of them. If all you do is praise them, they'll never see or fix whatever problems they do have.

If you don't believe me, here are my problems with Google.
1. Them wanting everyone to have every little thing linked, like personal info, photos, YouTube, my schedule, etc. Some things I like to keep private.
2. Trying to force everyone to the cloud by removing expandable storage from phones. For things like pictures, music, and videos, the read speeds on SD cards are fine, and I'd rather not use my data allowance to access my files when I could simply store them all on my phone.
3. Selling Moto off. Why not give projects like the Moto X a chance to get traction before you write them off?
4. Being more honest about their dealings with the NSA. Whether they forced them or they went into it willingly, just tell us. Simply saying they knew nothing about it doesn't hold water, there's no way they didn't know what was going on.
5. Their dealings with MS. I don't know if they're POd because of the lawsuits, but just give them the same apps that they give Apple. While they're not legally bound to do so, it seems like kind of a d#*k move not to do so.

So those are my issues with Google. When I have a problem with a company, I'm not just being petty or vindictive, it's because I have an actual problem with them. We good now?

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 22:34 3

14. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

Until an iPad can do two things at once the advantages will stay the same.

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