Microsoft and six other Seattle-area companies participated in LEGO’s “Build for Good” charity event recently where five-person teams were challenged to create something beneficial for humanity using only LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits.
The souped-up LEGO kits sell for $350, and have electronic components that can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks such as grasping, traveling along paths and sensing objects via infrared.
Until recently, the discussion around intelligent cities has been focused on improving efficiency. The newly formed, non-profit City Protocol Society is working to elevate the conversation to one of sustainability, and a long-term view of productivity and livability.
Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to audit shares on a workstation.
Xbox Wire got a walkthrough of what’s new in the latest "Trials Fusion" from RedLynx and there’s a lot: 40 new levels, more character customization options, challenges for each track and a four-wheeler that handles differently than anything you’ve probably seen.
RedLynx has more in the works for the game that creates a future in which technology and nature co-exist. "The whole idea of 'Trials' is what we call the 'Minecraft Model' ― you buy it once, and you get all the upcoming features for free," RedLynx co-founder and creative director Antti Ilvessuo said. "You buy the game, you're buying a ticket.”
Plunge into a magical realm of noble knights and sage wizards in “Castle Raid 2” and defend your castle against dragons, assassins and the evil Reavers. You can find this sequel, with its new alliances and battles, in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.
The Seattle Art Museum’s website has a stunning new look, with more ways for the public to engage with the museum – through high-resolution images and videos from virtual collections, museum maps and ticket purchasing – after a re-do of the site using a grant from Microsoft.
The site is now optimized for mobile devices, so that “people walking down the street looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon can pull up the SAM site, become really intrigued by what they see, and decide spur of the moment to visit the museum,” said Roberto Yglesias, business technology director at Buildingi, a local company that helped create the SharePoint-powered site.
Over the past couple weeks, while we’ve all been focused on the news on Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Azure, and Heartbleed, there’s also been a number of significant enhancements and announcements regarding PowerShell – including a preview release of the next major PowerShell version, Windows PowerShell 5.0.
This article is the first in a series of articles designed to highlight recent announcements and new features in Windows PowerShell. Today, I’ll help you get started with OneGet in PowerShell 5.0, but stay tuned for other articles in this series in the coming days …
In 2013 Yammer moved its offices to 9th and Market in San Francisco — right in the heart of the Mid-Market and Tenderloin areas. Mid-Market Matters was born shortly afterward to connect Yammer employees with community events and volunteer opportunities. Since then, Yammer employees have spent countless hours getting acquainted with its neighborhood by patronizing local establishments, volunteering at nonprofit organizations and partnering with Mid-Market neighbors to drive community activities.
On Wednesday, Lenovo announced two new FLEX 2 dual-model laptops that can be used as either a traditional laptop or in “stand mode,” by flipping the keyboard underneath the screen 300 degrees.
The FLEX 2 14-inch and 15.6-inch devices will start at $799 and $429, respectively, and will be available beginning in June via Lenovo.com and retailers.
Are you a “Titanfall” newbie? A graduate, having hit Level 10? A veteran? No matter your level of expertise, picking the right tools for battles is crucial to developing a winning, robot-crushing game strategy.
On Tuesday, Xbox Wire published a post with detailed strategies for weapons and ability pairings for all levels of players.
Toshiba’s new Satellite P55t, available April 22, comes with a super-high resolution 4K Ultra HD display. With 4K technology, display resolution is multiplied by four for much finer and smoother video images.
The laptop, with prices starting at $1,499, is a great choice for creative professionals who not only want to view, but create, content in 4K Ultra HD. Its modern and sleek design features edge-to-edge LCD glass, frameless LED-backlit keyboard and brushed aluminum finish. It will be available April 22 direct from Toshiba.
Starting Wednesday, a set of personalized cards on the Bing home page will help you keep track of things that matter to you. Set up your interests in Bing settings and you will start seeing personalized news, weather, flights, stocks and more to come.