The Robots are Loose!

Something completely different: Did you know there is actually a Microsoft Robotics Group?Today, at the RoboBusiness 2006 conference they announced Microsoft Robotics Studio. Microsoft Robotics Studio makes it possible to program both real world robots or hobbyist hardware (such as Lego Mindstorms NXT or Fischertechnik) in .NET. A list of third party hardware featured at…

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Into the Lions Den: Vista @ Black Hat 2006

I almost overlooked it: Stephen Toulouse posted it last week in the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog: As part of our ongoing security efforts, several talks have been submitted for the Black Hat Security Conference 2006, and a total of 5 have been accepted. You can find the track description here. And yes, Internet Explorer…

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How to record/capture Windows Vista demos

Grant, working for the Platform Adoption Center, has come up with a method to capture Windows demos. Several people discovered the hard way that software-based methods can no longer capture all the GPU powered graphical greatness of the UI. Also, most capture utilities simply no longer work for that reason. Grant has come up with…

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Follow the dots…

I’ve tested my recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix S5 compact digital camera. I’ve played with the Macro /Close Up feature and for testing I took a photo of a printout (done on a HP Color Laserjet 3700). To my astonishment, the photo cleary shows the “yellow dots”. As you may know, most color printer manufactures…

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