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  • Blog Post: At TED, Worldwide Telescope uses Oculus Rift to let attendees experience the universe

    If you could see ideas spreading, what would it look like? Amy Robinson wanted to get to the bottom of this question. Robinson is a community member of TED , the annual technology and design conference whose tagline is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” She is also the Creative Director of Eyewire...
  • Blog Post: KTLA goes behind the scenes at Microsoft

      A few weeks ago I had the chance to host Rich DeMuro of KTLA on an underground tour of Microsoft. In the first segment above you get to go behind the scenes with Rich in to the Xbox design studio and Microsoft Research. In Rich’s second segment we toured the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone + Windows 7 + Kinect + Surface = coolness

    Another post, another video featuring Microsoft Surface. This time, it’s nsquared , a Microsoft Partner from Australia who showed off this impressive demo during the TechEd Australia 2011 developer keynote this week. I thought the integration of Surface and Windows Phone was particularly impressive...
  • Blog Post: 'Smart' Bulbs with Bright Ideas for Cutting Your Energy Bill

    Whenever talk turns to the internet of things, the home of the future is one of the first examples to come up. We could probably each think of at least a half-a-dozen ideas of how to make our homes more comfortable with technology. For better or worse, one of the first to see the light of day was the...
  • Blog Post: MSNBC and Bill Buxton on making computers invisible

    Last month I was happy to help host Wilson Rothman here at Microsoft as he was putting together a story around “making computers disappear” as part of his Future of Technology series . We sat in the front row of Microsoft’s Tech Ready event where technical folks from across the company...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s vision for the future of productivity

    Via a post on the Official Microsoft Blog today, Kurt DelBene announced a new video that shows our vision on the future of productivity. You may have seen my post earlier this week that explored how far Microsoft and the industry has gone in achieving the vision laid out in an earlier vision video. This...
  • Blog Post: The Making of Microsoft Surface

    Another day, another Surface video. Oh and as of 9am PST today you can pre-order Surface .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft made a movie?

    Nice catch by Todd Bishop who spotted this trailer for a forthcoming Microsoft movie. That’s right…a movie. It’s titled Ctrl+Alt+Compete. Ctrl+Alt+Compete is a documentary that “takes a revealing look at the startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of 5 founders...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft "Homework 2.0" TV Commercial

    I’m not sure about homework, but I can relate to this…always tinkering with other peoples PowerPoint! I mean, my PowerPoint chops aren't up to this standard.... Tweet
  • Blog Post: Windows Store shows devices and services

    Last week in the Microsoft Store I noticed ( as did others ) the Spotlight section was highlighting “Better Together” applications. McAkins talked about our ‘3-Screens and the Cloud vision’ and this is really a great manifestation of that – applications that run across PC...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Music: all the music you love, every way you want it

    …just to add to two other videos from earlier . I kinda like this one too Find out more about the new Xbox Music service on News Center . For me, it’ll mean Spotify and Pandora are removed from my taskbar as I ‘ll finally have one cloud connected music service that works across...
  • Blog Post: Moullinex on Kinect

    Until now, Moulinex always conjured up images of household appliances – food processors, irons and the like. Add in another “L” and you have Moullinex. From today, I will have a new image in my mind…the video above, conjured up by some interesting adaptation of what a Kinect...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research TechFest in 131 seconds

    The video doesn’t really do TechFest justice in that there is so much more to see than can be captured in a little over 2 minutes – in fact if you want to see more of the actual demos, check out other posts this week on the blog. For a snapshot of what TechFest is all about though, this is...
  • Blog Post: Video: Nokia Shows off the Lumia 2520

    Nokia shows off the utility and flexibility of the Lumia 2520, which has been getting rave reviews for its design and the brilliance and accuracy of its 10.1" display.
  • Blog Post: The Kinect Effect included in TED’s ads worth spreading

    I’m a big fan of TED – who isn’t? What I didn’t know is they have an Ads Worth Spreading challenge that seeks to find ads that “communicate ideas with consumers in the same way that TED wants to communicate with its audience”. Their ten winners were revealed at the...
  • Blog Post: Smartphones, sensors and the age of domestic drones

    In this month’s issue of Wired Magazine, editor Chris Anderson puts the spotlight on the burgeoning population of drones, but not those in the skies over Afghanistan or Iraq. The drones Chris is talking about are being built and created by hobbyists like himself, all around the world. There’s...
  • Blog Post: Snowboards, skis, Xbox, Bing, Windows, Netflix and more…

    Another hour, another ad – as I was watching the flash mob video , I noticed this ad which I personally like even more. I spent last weekend learning how to board and have the bruises to show for it….Road trip to Mt. Hood features a ton of tech, not least Netflix running on the new Asus...
  • Blog Post: Video: Get to know Surface 2’s clever two-position kickstand

    One of my favorite features of the Surface 2 is its two-position kickstand, which lets you use the device in two separate positions but still folds away neatly when you’re not using it. In this video from the Surface Blog , design lead Ralf Groene describes how this clever kickstand was built.
  • Blog Post: 3D printing in Windows 8.1 is as easy as printing a Word doc

    Windows 8.1 offers native support for 3D printing , bringing the technology one step closer to the mainstream. In this latest episode of Microsoft News Center’s video series “ On the Whiteboard ," hear from Microsoft's Shanen Boettcher about the possibilities and get an inside look at 3D...
  • Blog Post: 2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

    It’s been a busy year for Microsoft and sometimes it’s hard to remember what happened in just one year. Has Kinect for Windows really only been available since February? Bing social has been around since May? This brief video gives you a quick recap of the year that was through the eyes...
  • Blog Post: Video: See how this doctor uses Surface Pro to deliver better care to his patients

    The Surface Blog continues its "Quick Look" video series today with an interview featuring Dr. Nick Patel, a South Carolina doctor who uses his Surface Pro to give his patients better, faster care. Watch the full video above.
  • Blog Post: Forza Motorsport 4 Trailer

    It’s Sunday and there is no Formula One race this weekend so I’m exercising my petrol head tendencies with a teaser for Forza 4 , coming later this year. Oh and it included Kinect head tracking. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Video: Take a closer look at the Surface Touch Cover 2

    You can get an in-depth look at what’s new in Surface 2 from a new Surface Blog video series launching today. The first video features Distinguished Scientist Stevie Bathiche , who heads up the Applied Science team at Microsoft, talking about the refinements to Touch Cover 2 . Watch the clip...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft video shows the evolution of productivity

    When I saw the title of this new video, I thought it was going to be an update to the Office 2019 video – instead, it’s a look at the history of productivity from Microsoft and I like it. There’s some fun history in there such as the boxed product for Microsoft Multiplan and our old...
  • Blog Post: Ctrl+Alt+Compete: What makes a startup succeed

    Our friends at Channel 9 have started posting interviews and clips from the upcoming documentary “Ctrl+Alt+Compete,” which will be released Nov. 9. The film looks at the startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of five entrepreneurs and their teams, plus it offers insight and...
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