Twit

This comment over on VentureBeat by user Livy had me in stitches: I am forming a new company will have the same business model as Twitter with the exception that all messages will be limited to 50 characters or less. The new company will be called Twit. The target market are those who do not…

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Microsoft Tag – Snap. Blink. Wow!

Sometimes there’s just a really cool idea worth mentioning. I hope this Mobile Tagging concept takes off because with server redirects from the info stored in the high capacity colour barcode tag, the possibilities seem endless and loose associative coupling between tag and function means the target scenarios can be really flexible. “Microsoft Tag creates…

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New .NET Logo

The brand identity of Microsoft .NET is about to get a fresh makeover! .NET has become an incredible success in the past 7+ years with more than 4 million developers around the world using it to build great software and rich, compelling Web experiences. The upcoming .NET Framework 4 release will likely increase adoption momentum…

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AutoCollage 2008

http://research.microsoft.com/autocollage/ My daughter spends hours making photo collages of her friends and school trips for her desktop backgrounds. Today I came across a Microsoft Research Product called AutoCollage that’ll do an awesome job for her. You can buy it for $20 or £20 depending on your geography or get a 30 day free trial. Would…

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Microsoft folks at JAOO Conference, Sep 28 – Oct 3, 2008 Aarhus, Denmark

Many of my colleagues and I will be presenting at the very popular JAOO Conference in a couple of weeks time. Although I can only be there for one day for my own session, I’m really looking forward to it. There’s a buzz at JAOO that is rarely matched in other developer conferences. “JAOO Aarhus…

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pptPlex – Flying through your PowerPoint

Imagine your PowerPoint presentation was laid out on a large canvas with other imagery complementing it or providing the overall backdrop. Then imagine being able to zoom into and flying to parts of the canvas thus revealing your intended presentation. You could do this in sequential order or you could simply zoom out and fly…

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The Incredible Quadraped

I am completely bowled over by this video of Boston Dynamics’ Quadraped. How long before this stuff hits the consumer business – 5 years, 10 years, or sooner?

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Multi-Agent AI – I’ve Got the Bug Again…

It’s Easter holiday and it’s raining, snowing, sleeting, windy and generally undecided. So the family stayed in just hanging about, doing some reading, eating well and enjoying the odd bottle or two of vino. In a recent post I talked about The Microsoft Robotics Studio and it’s sub components, CCR and DSS. I have to…

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