Fox News Installed A Bunch Of Bizarrely Enormous iPads In Its Newsroom

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Fox News unveiled a first glimpse at its new studio for the Fox News Deck that features some insanely gigantic tablets  that will be used by Fox’s Information Specialist while the Shepard Smith serves up the hottest topics of interest.

The 55-inch Windows-based touchscreens will be used by the crew to sift through rumors on Twitter (four tweets at a time), confirm reports, and spin through Google Earth to deliver an entirely new experience, for better or worse. While the studio could easily morph into an arena for the world’s first televised Angry Birds tournament, Fox says the news deck is designed to appeal to viewers who are “non linear” and sift through news all day on their phones.

Check out this video of Sheppard showing off the new tablets and his Minority Report style 38-foot display.

  • dcj001

    Fox News has some Windows touch screens.

    I thought that this was Cult Of Mac?

  • ScottCLandis

    Possibly the dumbest headline ever. They aren’t iPads, you even say so in the article. Please don’t make “iPad” the “Kleenex” of tablets

  • daov2a

    Wow. What a ridiculous title. I’m not sure why iPad is in the title at all? These are clearly Windows 8 touch screen monitors running in HyperV. Wow. And they look pretty damned awesome.

  • CoyoteDen

    Extended use of large touchscreens causes what’s known as “Gorilla Arm Syndrome”.

    Having the screen at desk-height helps a little, but really the ergonomics of touchscreens don’t scale much above tablets in terms of how much your arm can handle without fatigue setting in.

    Large screens like Surface are designed to be used by multiple people, each of which manipulates a small part of the overall area.

  • Rick_o

    Possibly the dumbest headline ever. They aren’t iPads, you even say so in the article. Please don’t make “iPad” the “Kleenex” of tablets

    No kidding!! What a waste of space. Too bad decent FACTUAL reporting is long gone. Click whores, one and all. Also too bad I had to register to type this post. With this kind of stupid, I won’t be coming back.

    Boo, Cult of Mac. You’re better than this.

  • dsevil

    No kidding!! What a waste of space. Too bad decent FACTUAL reporting is long gone. Click whores, one and all. Also too bad I had to register to type this post. With this kind of stupid, I won’t be coming back.

    Now to be fair Shepard Smith is the only person on that channel that’s not a piss-trash right-wing koolaid-drinking slanted arsehole.

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