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US Elections and Microsoft SmartGlass in action with the Lumia 920

We're still early on in the US election and while some in our audience are very enthralled with the politics we're geeking out over the technology. Tonight is Microsoft's first real widespread use of their new SmartGlass technology--the augmentation of their Xbox 360 media offerings via smartphone and tablets. In fact, SmartGlass just launched on iOS this very evening to coincide with the election coverage (provided by NBC).

We decided to give it a little video coverage ourselves, showing the service in action. The SmartGlass app allows you to participate in the live polling questions, get up to the minute electoral map coverage, details on various aspects of national and state elections and more. Overall, it's quite a fun experience and we're looking forward to more of these interactive and expanded events on the Xbox 360.

Kudos to Microsoft to really bringing something unique to our living rooms.

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Gigantuouse says:

So this is why we don't have that 920 review.

Eh. It's coming. Unlike some other sites I'm trying to use the phone for more than 48 hours :P

Bushybro says:

Agreed, I wanted to punch everyone at Engadget for the 920 review. Worst review ever!!! If you could even call it a review *rolls eyes*

Gizmodo was worse.

WPenvy says:

They all suck

Cellus13 says:

That's much more legit. I await a good thorough review :)

And the 8X too.

refreak says:

@daniel - every one is trying to review the nokia 920, but what abt lumia 820, i m really lookin forword to it, as the 920 is out of my price range,
it wil b realy helpful if u also reviewed nokia 820 in detail,

thanx

cdbstl76 says:

This is pretty cool. Earth shattering? No, but kind of fun.

cdbstl76 says:

Bing electoral map is VERY buggy

Yeah, that I have noticed...

LCARS says:

That's awesome. Also, I agree with Daniel's answers. haha

Pretty cool... I actually think I'm more interested in seeing how it would work with movies showing information about actors or movie details. It's kinda neat to think that we can finally have the VH1 "Popup Video" stuff any time, lol.
 
Actually, I really like the interactive poll questions too. That's really neat.

ejlee072006 says:

Yeah...where's the 920 review??

...when it is done and everyone else's reviews are in ashes, then you have my permission to read my Lumia 920 review. (Yes, I'm channeling Bane)

aubreyq says:

Don't channel him too much, LOL!

karelj says:

I'm on your schedule, Captain

Cristoby says:

You made it through the video holding the 920... with a single hand! I guess it isn't that heavy after all.

Rubino is jacked. It's the Nokia workout. 920 curls until you puke.

AMPed126 says:

And then you go some more!!!! Puking isn't enough reason to stop.....lol!

KeegdnaB42 says:

I'm not going to lie. I'm more fascinated by the tech than I am about the actual election results.

Kreblon says:

I wish I had a 920.

Oh well. I'll just have to take consolation in the fact that we're only about an hour away from Obama winning reelection.

Oh no the comments are open on this article

abond32 says:

Does this only work on wp8 not working on my titan with smartglass

cdbstl76 says:

It worked on my smartglass on 900

abond32 says:

What do you go to NBC app?

Buelligan says:

Worked fine on my WIN7 Pro

Bacchus1976 says:

I couldn't get it to work at all on my Surface RT. 

rcballa12 says:

on xbox, the video feed was grainy as hell, so I quickly gave up