New Rise Vision Intel Compute Stick

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Thank you Rise Vision, just yesterday I received one of those and put it to work right away. The first impression is quite positive. It seems to be working smoother from the previous versions. I did not throw complicated stuff at it; simple and basic presentation with HTML/CSS photo gallery with transitions. I will keep it running for now and see how it does over the longer periods of time.

Today I decide to see what’s under the hood in Windows. So far I discovered the following issues (in my book):

-          Bluetooth is on (disabled thru device manager)

-          App running under the Start Button (unpinned all)

-          Apps in the task bar (not a big deal and basically the issue of personal preference, but I unpinned some of them)

-          All notifications were left ON (disabled)

-          Privacy Settings (apps were allowed to access pretty much everything... not cool... disabled)

-          Cortana (disabled)

-          Had problems accessing ‘device manager’ from Windows settings (typed ‘device manager’ in the search box and was able to access it this way)

I am wondering how the ‘user’ was set up because it looks like I do not have all the administrative rights.
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Darius,

Thanks for that detailed rundown. Are you sure you didn't have Admin rights? What actions were you not able to accomplish?
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There is something wrong with it I have never experienced on Windows 10 before. Initially, I was trying to disable Bluetooth as I usually do: Settings>Devices>Bluetooth advanced settings.... but it would not let me do that. It also would not let me access Device Manager thru Settings>System>About>Device manager. In both cases I get error message stating that file cannot be found or I have no rights to access it... something like that. The only way it worked for me was typing "Device manager" into Windows search box on the task bar. This way I get a shortcut link that works. So, yeah... weird stuff is going on here.
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Interesting. Thanks for that feedback.

When you look at the account you are logged in as under the Users menu, are you set up as an Administrator? If you can access the Device Manager that way, I'm pretty sure you are set up as an Admin, but that is what I want to make 100% certain of.

Do you have a Presentation running on it yet? I'm curious to know how it is running.

Thanks!
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Robb, yes, my user account shows logged in as administrator.
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There is something else going on with this new Intel Stick. In 2 days it failed to connect to the 'wired' Internet on restart for a couple of times. This is something I have not had with the older models. I am using a USB hub with the Ethernet port to allow wired Internet connection. I am not sure where the problem is, but I am thinking that USB3 port is the culprit here (Intel Stick comes with 2 full size USB ports, one USB2 and one USB3). I changed it to USB2 and will let you know if the failure to connect occurs again.
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Hi Darius,
By failing to connect, did you mean seeing the proxy screen (where you need to add the proxy info - but you can still press Continue) or is it the small white screen stating that there is no Internet connection detected and that it is retrying in a few minutes? Thanks!
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The small screen with Tiny-Rex
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Looks like that was it. After I moved USB hub/Ethernet adapter to USB2 port on the device, it is connecting to the Internet every time after restarting.
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I did some testing with a presentation utilizing WebGL sometime last week and also going to try this with another presentation that uses a website-hosted image gallery (hardware accelerated images using CSS3 ie the flux demo). What kind of library are you using for the HTML/CSS gallery?
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I still do not get it ))) Anyway, I am using WOW Slider software to compile my galleries. Not sure what it actually does there... quite frankly I do not care... because it takes care of business very well and I do not have to worry of any of that... stuff )))
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Thanks! Yes that is what I meant.. I ran into WOW slider also for image gallery options..
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Its alright; takes little time if you need some more customization than the template can provide. I used it here: http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=00237c9a-bdaf-43ce-858d-57a588c8d694 under AMENITIES  
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Thanks! Looks very slick. Have you tested with the other transition options?
I am looking into image transitions and have noticed that some display better than others.
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Yes, I tried different transitions too. Most of their transitions I would never use under the normal circumstances. I like things on the subtle/moderate side. There is one 'parallax' (not sure about this name) transition, which I used here: http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=c906816d-b77b-48d6-8f9f-2a856004dbda What I noticed, it plays much smoother on a newer model stick compared to the old one.
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RISE works very well on the compute stick
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If anything, you can install Ubuntu on Windows model later.But I personally did not have much luck with that combination... the stick was freezing constantly.
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Have you tested the new Core m3 / m5 models yet?
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No, I am actually not familiar with these. I cannot even find much information on pricing. Anyways, I believe anything above Pentium power and price vise is overkill for a single display digital signage player. And I think it is a bit crazy to pay $400 for the stick type PC.
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Ubuntu will freeze on stick. I had faced the issue which is related to realtek wifi drivers i believe. If you use a usb to RJ45 adapter, it works. But its better to stick on with windows 10.
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Agreed! Use WiFi ONLY if there is no other option to pull the wire. Even try Ethernet over the power lines option.