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  • Blog Post: The Lab of Things

    Whenever talk turns to the Internet of Things, energy management and home automation solutions usually come immediately to mind – like the services offered by utility providers or products sold at your local big-box home improvement store. While at Faculty Summit this week I learned that some...
  • Blog Post: Technology making an impact in the NFL

    The NFL has been in the news this week, not least due to Monday Night Football here in Seattle. A post yesterday on GeekWire was a welcome departure from that discussion - even if the topic was NFL focused. [image courtesy of Inc. magazine ] X2IMPACT are a local Seattle startup I have met...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group gives you Mayhem

    At Microsoft Research TechFest earlier this year I saw a demo of Mayhem but we never covered it here on NEXT. I was reminded of it when I saw on{X} from our Bing team earlier this week and decided it was time for some Mayhem love. Mayhem is an open source Windows application that lets pretty much...
  • Blog Post: The explosion of connected devices

    As I’ve been researching posts for this week of “things” on Next, I’ve stumbled across lots of data – these connected things create massive amounts of data themselves and there are already a lot of them. A recent report from Cisco showed that sometime around 2008/2009, our...
  • 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...
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