Holiday SPOT Watch Faces

For your MSN Direct watch. Get them now. Happy Holidays!

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Steve Makofsky: How Many Gadgets Do You Carry?

The other day, Steve asked, “How Many Gadgets Do You Carry?” Since I carry a few things and I use a lot of computers, I decided to put together a little Visio picture that shows the major computers that I use in my work and my personal life. (I’ll let you draw in the connecting…

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New MSN Direct Movie Channel

I added this last night, but you can get movie listings on your SPOT watch now. I added the channel last night and I just remembered to take a look at it today. It works really well. Very easy to read. You look at the list of movies and choose from there, or you can…

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SPOT Development

Sorry, this is short notice, but I just found this on the Mobility Developer Center: Calling all Developers! The Microsoft Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) group is looking for talented developers to create ‘Channel’ applications for the Smart Watch initiative – with payment of up to $10,000. It looks like the deadline is Monday, so…

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MSN Direct Site Updated

I see that the MSN Direct site was updated. It’s a good looking redesign and there’s some new information for developers: Check out the developer info here: Calling all Developers Our request for proposal (RFP) is soliciting bids for the design, development, and testing of applications for the Microsoft Smart Watch. These applications will enhance…

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MSN Direct Updated

My watch just beeped to tell me that football (American style) and new watch faces are now available through MSN Direct. You can now control the additional faces that you use. This is very exciting, I can’t wait to start getting the Packer/Badger scores on the watch. 🙂

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MLB Online in Wired

I caught this article in Wired: Baseball Hits a Homer Online. I’ve been using this service through my MSN Premium account and it’s really great. Combined with the baseball on the SPOT watch and the MSN Alerts that get sent to the cell phone I can really keep track of what’s going on with the…

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SPOT Sports Channel

The MSN Direct Sports Channel went live. If you’re an MSN Direct subscriber, you can add the channel to your watch from the Web page. Basketball for now, baseball at a later date.

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SPOT Review in the Chicago Sun-Times

Well written, entertaining, and it includes some quotes. WATCHMAKERS ARM PRODUCTS “The goal (behind SPOT) was that we thought we could make everyday life better and more purposeful through the power of software,” said Chris Schneider, senior program manager with Microsoft’s SPOT group. I like that. I’ve been wearing a Fossil Square around for about…

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Don Box Got SPOT

I saw the other day that Don Box has been wearing a SPOT watch. It sounds like he likes it: I’ve got a CLI-compliant execution environment strapped to my body

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