What to expect from Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event in NYC this week

What to expect from Microsoft's big Windows 10 event in NYC this week - GeekWire

unnamed-3Coming off a great quarter that saw its stock hit an all-time high, Microsoft is set to make a series of announcements this week in New York City, which could be led by a Surface all-in-one PC.

Microsoft has kept details close to the vest, and we don't have a lot more official information than the time and date, 7 a.m. Pacific on Oct. 26. That said, several rumors of plans for the event have made their way around the internet in the last week.

GeekWire will in be New York for the event Wednesday, but in the meantime, here are some of the things we expect Microsoft to announce. You can follow along Wednesday morning on a livestream.

This year's event is not expected to match the flurry of new devices -- Surface Book, new Windows smartphones, Microsoft Band -- announced last year. Microsoft will likely focus on Windows 10, as the company itself is calling it a Windows 10 event, more so than showing off new devices.

But there are a couple of exceptions. Most observers agree that a Surface desktop PC will debut at the event. Rumors about the device began circulating earlier this year after a patent application was published in February that showed a modular desktop computer. The rumored goal of the Surface PC is to turn the user's desk into "a studio," according to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.

Surface-PC-patentWe also know the Surface PC could include its own custom keyboards, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission earlier this year.

The other new device Microsoft followers expect to see is a possible Amazon Echo competitor. The device could be a hub for linking multiple devices or it could be a speaker like the Echo, powered by Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana. Microsoft, like competitors Amazon, Apple and Google, has emphasized its AI assistant and recently announced a breakthrough program that can recognize speech as well or better than humans can.

Surface-PC-keyboardMoving on to the software side of things, Microsoft is expected to give details of a pair of Windows 10 updates reportedly planned for next year. We don't know much about what will be in these updates, but they could focus on productivity and simplifying the process of working across multiple Windows 10 devices.

Windows 10 updates as well as Surface PC details could emphasize 3D and virtual/augmented reality. A pair of leaked videos earlier this month showed a 3D feature for Microsoft Paint that could be an example of how the company's mixed reality HoloLens device will interact with other Microsoft products. Another example could come with gaming. Earlier this year, Lenovo announced a pair of Windows 10 powered PCs that are VR ready and built for high-intensity gaming.


Here are a couple of things most Microsoft followers don't expect at the event: A Surface phone or new versions of the Surface Pro and Surface Book, a new Microsoft Band device or updates on the Xbox Project Scorpio. We also don't expect much talk about Office, as Microsoft has scheduled a separate event for that next week.






Naughty America Introduces VR Technology: A Game-Changer for Adult Entertainment Industry

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Naughty America, one of the largest US producers of adult video and the

industry's leading technology innovator, introduces the kind of virtual

reality (VR) that Americans want most: the adult kind -- at the Consumer

Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 6-9, 2016.

"VR scenes are extremely immersing and provide an intimate experience

like nothing else can. You feel like you're really there, in the room,

almost as though you could touch the performers," says Ian Paul, Naughty

America's CIO. "Customers want to get as close to reality as they can

without reality getting in the way. That's where technologies like 4K

and now VR become so important. VR and adult content make a perfect


Having already made thousands of its fantasies available in mobile and

4K Ultra HD formats, Naughty America has led the way again, by releasing

its original titles in VR to industry acclaim.

Naughty America's VR content is formatted for 180-degree stereoscopic

head tracking using a VR headset. Viewers are immersed directly into the

scene, elevating the experience to a completely new level.

From the first introduction of VCR tapes through to today's ubiquitous

online desktop, mobile viewing and 4K, the adult industry has not only

been among the earliest adopters of new technology, it has helped shape

the technology itself. Naughty America, working closely with its

customers and technology developers plays a significant role in how the

industry develops.

VR has a relatively small market share today - about 1-2% of the overall

market for adult content - although, even a small percentage of the $8 -

$10 billion adult video industry is significant. But, the adult VR

market is on a high growth trajectory. Naughty America predicts that by

the end of 2016, 10-20 million people will view adult VR content at

least once a month.

Naughty America is offering a $5 sign up promotion to CES attendees that

can be accessed through its homepage.

"The entire history of porn has been trying by whatever means Eva Angelina available

to arrive at this type of experience, and now it's here. This is a huge

leap forward," adds Paul.






'Hot Girls Wanted': A Shocking Look at How Teen Girls End Up in Amateur Porn Video

Transcript for 'Hot Girls Wanted': A Shocking Look at How Teen Girls End Up in Amateur Porn

Thank you for joining us. The glitter allure of fame and fortune. One teenager clicked on an ad that simply said hot girls wanted but found herself like countless other young women inside of what he she says was a dark, sinister world of porn. Here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis. Reporter: At first glance it may look like a slumber party. In reality it is a sorority of a different kind. You guys are teeny boppers. You get the young shoots because you are really young looking. Reporter: They are among the thousands naive, fresh faced 18 to 20-year-olds plucked from small towns at the click of a mouse. Free flight to Miami. That will grab attention. Reporter: To come to Miami to take part in a new growing part of the porn industry. I locked everything in my car. Reporter: So-called amateur porn. Amateur porn world. You are just processed meat. Reporter: Girls like Carly brought up in a generation that porn seems to be everywhere. People on porn having sex and nothing going wrong and everybody's happy. It's really confusing. Reporter: And this girl who is worried her family in a small town may find out what she is doing. I have this weird feeling my mom knows. Reporter: Rachel seems like your typical girl next door from rural, Illinois. Not long ago you could catch her playing the clarinet in the high school band, a self described nerd from a religious family. I was like an introvert. I wasn't popular. Reporter: Youthful, innocent, naive, just what porn consumers apparently crave. I had sex with two people before I went and did porn. Reporter: According to the Kenzie institute, one of the few research institutes that study the adult film industry, teen is the most searched word on porn sites. A lot of them look like the girl next door. All of these sites that say watch real girls, like real 18-year-olds get naked for the first time. A lot of that is in fact what is happening. It is all about the guy getting off. Reporter: In their new documentary "Hot girls wanted" film makers spent months following Rachel and other teen girls capturing the risks and harsh realities of amateur porn work. There's an influx of girls trying to do porn. A lot of them know it's a trap but the money in their face right now, cash. They take it and hope for the best. Reporter: The allure for some money for college, but for just about every girl a chance at fame. I just wanted to be famous. Famous like Julia Roberts famous? No, like Kim Kardashian famous. Reporter: The hunt for these unsuspecting girls is alarmingly simple. It begins with a craigslist post, hot girls wanted, a modeling job you get paid and free airfare. They e-mailed me and said it was adult entertainment. You can get 2,000, $3,000 for going there once. I thought I was going to go there and do one or two and come back. Reporter: For Rachel it was a way out fast. I'm sure there were other options but they weren't quick enough options. Reporter: It is Rachel's first plane ride ever and landed her in Miami in a life she hadn't imagined. I'm like oh, god, I'm actually doing this. Are you kidding me? What's going on? I was in the backseat and someone was driving the car. He says he has been doing this three years but unlike other agents said he actually cares about his girls. He didn't give you time to think it through. No. I think that was a good strategy for him because if I would have had time to think it through I probably wouldn't have gone. It looks innocent and all. Reporter: She chooses a porn name ava Taylor and takes the irreversible step on a website called reality going in to the first time that was going through your head? Too much. I was freaking out. Ava. That's it. What's up ava? Nothing, just chillin'. Reporter: He starts to make $1,000 a shoot. At first reveling in her newfound freedom. I have done so much here. Penthouse, lamborghinis, did all the I ever wanted to do. I'm trying to be famous. You have to do what you have to do. Reporter: The money comes at a price. The girls pay for rent, lingerie and makeup. Most girls shelf life is a few months. Rachel lasted six. Making 85 videos, raking in $80,000 but she said she went home with just $2,000. It's not like you are actually making $80,000. You are really just surviving. What does the agent take? 15%. Reporter: Also the physical toll. It is horrible because no one is meant to have sex that long or that vigorously, or you know, that intensely for that many days in a row and with different people. A lot of porn is like that. You are like this is so just work right now. Watching it from this point of view now, I can just tell that I really didn't want to be there. I was like mad during this. I can see Asa Akira it on my face. Reporter: The real winners, the porn sites, which get more traffic each month than netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. The top three pro-am chur sites are now worth an estimated $50 million. These banner ads just pop up for these websites called 18 and abused. They are saying come to our site so you can watch us. You know -- Reporter: Harm somebody. Right. Reporter: New dpirls are often paid to do abuse porn which gets 60 million hits a month. It shows girls performing obscene acts that can cause them to vomit or bleed. It's horrific. Somehow it's legal. A lot of young girls do end up doing that as their first scene. Reporter: The only federal regulation is that porn actors be 18. Rachel never told her parents, but they found out. I knew I couldn't come back here. I'm just a burned out porn star and I'm like that can't happen. I'm just going to have to do this until I find something else to do. And then I kind of did. I found my camera and that saved my life. Because I had nothing. I had nothing to live for. It was really sad. I seriously thought I had no talents but taking off my clothes and having sex with people. Reporter: Rachel quit, moved home and now works behind her camera. It's like I can be proud of every single thing that I do when it is behind my camera, not in front of someone else's. Reporter: Sae she says ava Taylor is gone. She will now only respond to Rachel. Would you ever go back? No. Reporter: You are certain. No. No. I'm 100% certain was a because there is no worse feeling than being used. When I went in I felt like I was 12 years old and now I feel like I'm 30 because it made me grow and understand myself. Reporter: For "Nightline," I'm Rebecca Jarvis in oswego. The government tri is hot girls want and available on netflix.

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14 Cute Child Stars Who Grew Up To Be Ugly

Aging is part of the process of getting old, but unfortunately some cute child stars have grown up to be so not cute. Here are the 14 cutest child stars that grew up to be among the not so pretty crowd.

Dana Plato

Dana Plato played Kimberly Drummond on the show Diff'rent Strokes. She was a cute teen on the show; however her drug and alcohol problems began during this stage of her life. She actually became pregnant while starring on Diff'rent Strokes so they laid her off for a season. She went on to play in many cheesy B grade movies. In 1999 she overdosed on drugs and died. She was only 34 years old when she died. She could have grown up to be beautiful, but drugs ravished her body. Dana Plato played her role on Diff'rent Strokes with Gary Coleman, who also makes the list of the 14 cute child stars who grew up to look unattractive.

Taran Noah Smith

Taran is famous for his role as "Mark" on the sitcom Home Improvement. Mark was the youngest child. He was for the most part the best behaved of the 3 characters on the show. Taran has since grown up, and probably will Victoria Lawson not be doing any modeling for Calvin Klein underwear. After the show ended Taran Noah Smith decided that he did not want to do acting anymore.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland is best known for her starring role on the Wizard of Oz movie. She was very cute child, a cute teen, and even a pretty young adult. When she began to age something went horrendously wrong with her gene pool. She was super hot as an adult, but when she hit her senior citizen bingo playing years her drug use took a drastic toll and stole any remaining physical beauty she had left.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard is famous for playing Opie on the Andy Griffith Show as well as playing the role of Richie Cunningham on the television show "Happy Days". He was a cute kid and a very handsome teenager. Maybe he is not ugly per se, but he definitely has not been the most graceful ager. I think he should simply shave his head bald and he would be good to go. I hate his hair style. Donald Trump has a better hair style then Ron Howard.

Danny Bondaduce

Danny Bondaduce was a world famous star on the "Partridge Family". Danny had girls swooning over him from all around the world. He was like Justin Bieber times 1,000. He definitely is no longer that beautiful child. Danny has since grown up and now looks like an outlaw biker who has been in prison.

Robert MacNaughton

Robert MacNaughton is famous for playing the role of Elliot's Brother in the movie E.T. That is all he is famous for. He gave up acting and works for the U.S. Postal Service[2475]. 

Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment was the quintessential male child movie actor of the 1990's. He starred in numerous movies including "The Sixth Sense" and "Pay It Forward". He even had the role of Forest Gump's Son in the movie Forest Gump. Although he is no longer that cute child actor, he does look better than many other of the child actors when they have grown up. He may not be ugly, but looking "average" has got to be hard on someone who was once so cute. He cannot even blame drugs for his looks, just his DNA gene pool.

Steven Anthony Lawrence

Steven Anthony Lawrence has played in numerous television shows and movies. As a child actor he was most well known for playing "Beans" on the television series "Even Stevens". He is no longer that cute child actor; he now simply looks oddly like a younger version of "Doc" from "Back to the Future".

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong was an attractive teen who is most well known for his roles in "American History X" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". When he was a teen he had charm similar to James Dean. Today his looks have the charm of one of the top poisonous spiders in the world. I'm not saying he is ugly...I am simply wondering WTF happened.

Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver is famous for playing the role of "Junior" in the movie "Problem Child". Yeah his character was a butthead, but he was so dang adorable. Today he is as adorable as a dirty diaper. He looks eerily similar to Dylan Klebold who is infamous for the Columbine Shootings.

Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim is best known for playing the role of the annoying "Nellie Oleson" on "The Little House on the Prairie. Although people despise the character she played on the show, there is no denying that she was a cute kid. Too bad the cuteness turned into hideousness.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman is best known as the cute child actor on the show "Diff'rent Strokes". His catchphrase was "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" This cute child actor grew up to be a "Diff'rent Stokes" type of guy. His fortune was gone, his cuteness was gone, and his money was gone. He was forced to work as a security guard, married a girl from Utah, got arrested a few times, and ultimately died. And for everybody that thinks all "little people" are cute, don't forget about Bushwick Bill from the rap group the Geto Boys.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin is the cute kid from the hit movie "Home Alone". Yeah he has played in other movies, but he will always be known as the "Home Alone Kid". Although he was an extremely cute and talented child actor, his cuteness is definitely gone for good.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was a cute child and a very hot teenager. You could even say Michael Jackson was an actor, because the full-length Thriller music video is basically a movie short. In the early 1980's the white girls wanted to sleep with him as much as the colored girls did. He had truly broken the color barrier. He was a sexual icon...and then he was diagnosed with Vitilgo. Vitilgo is a disease that causes the skin to whiten. A white Michael Jackson would of looked pretty good to, except that he began some weird plastic surgery operations that obviously did not work out to well for him. At least he was not one of the 7 Famous Crack Smokers.








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