Who knew Microsoft had a garage? There's not much oil around but there is a roller shutter and lots of tools though. The Garage in Building 4 on our main campus in Redmond is home to a community of enthusiasts - building tech on their own time.
The Internet of
Things is potentially an entry on buzzword bingo - but I'm prepared to give it
a chance as it could help us get to the point of technology being ambiently intelligent. Read on to decide for yourself if this is just one big game of words....or a tech revolution in the making.
Project Emporia delivers personalized news to your Windows Phone 7...and as you vote news up and down, it informs what you're shown in the future. Smart algorithms and software black magic makes this happen in the background. All you need to know is you can get the news you want each time...for free on Windows Phone 7.
HTC's Mozart continues their trend of sleek, elegant devices but that's not constrained to the hardware alone. They've been working away at taking advantage of the sensors within the phone to make it smarter, to make it more natural. The Mozart shows us some of the subtle and effective ways that natural user interfaces can make technology invisible.
At CES last week, Steve Ballmer introduced Avatar Kinect - using his avatar. One reporter suggested it's the Star Trek Holodeck in beta....we'll find out soon as it comes to Xbox Live Gold members in the Spring!