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  • Blog Post: Reimagining the Phone Booth of the Future

    Last time I talked about smart cities it was based on a trip back to London , which has a dated infrastructure and growing demands from new development. It's a challenge shared by many cities that are looking for a way forward to improve the quality of life of its citizens, but are held back by technical...
  • Blog Post: What makes a city digital?

    In our series on “things” being connected to the net, I thought it’d be interesting to ponder on what makes a city digital? PSFK posed this question last week following the unveiling of NYC’s Digital Plan by Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne. They had...
  • Blog Post: Ford Goes Further with Big Data and Machine Learning

    If you read my CES trip report a couple weeks ago then you might recall my comment about Ford’s work in helping consumers optimize when they use electricity—a program they call MyEnergi Lifestyle . Since returning from Vegas I’ve stumbled across a few articles here and there that really...
  • Blog Post: Nine Inch Nails takes Kinect on tour

    Twenty years into their career, Nine Inch Nails is still experimenting with cutting-edge technology in the studio and on stage. The band released an innovative new album last week, and has been using Kinect sensors to enhance their recent live performances. “There's a Kinect that handles motion...
  • Blog Post: 2013: The Year of the “Alchemic Cloud”

    This is a guest post from Stefan Weitz , Director of Search at Microsoft Those who follow my many digital personas know I travel – a lot. That has many implications on my life, like how much stuff I want to lug around. Being constantly on the go means the time I have to actually live my life...
  • Blog Post: Making the world clickable

    A clickcable world is getting closer. It’s been a busy week for my friends over in Microsoft Tag – a few days ago they showed us how Tag is being used to make your food more interactive. Check out the Meyer Natural Beef below which is sporting a Tag. Scan the tag with the free Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research shows KinectFusion – it’s jaw dropping

    Those are Engadget's words , not mine as this Microsoft Research project was shown at SIGGRAPH this week. KinectFusion takes live depth data from a moving Kinect sensor and in real-time creates high-quality 3D models. The possibilities are huge – you can scan a whole room and its contents within...
  • Blog Post: PSFK: The Future of Home Living

    Smart homes have been on the minds of many more people these days and PSFK recently weighed into the whole discussion with its Future of Home Living Report , in which they identified some of the coolest domestic applications of technology. Besides the Illumiroom , one of my favorites is a mirror that...
  • Blog Post: The Printing Dress

    Last week I profiled Sheridan Martin Small – an amazing creative mind within our Xbox incubation group. In doing so, I mentioned a project called The Printing Dress – a collaboration between Sheridan and Asta Roseway of Microsoft Research. The video above, courtesy of Electricfoxy , does...
  • Blog Post: The making of Xbox One’s powerful new time-of-flight sensing camera

    Read how a Silicon Valley-based hardware team paired up with Microsoft Research to create the Xbox One’s new time-of-flight camera, taking the console’s Kinect sensor to the next level of accuracy, resolution and power, in this post on the Official Microsoft Blog.
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