Fun with Cliplets–Video and Pics

For some Friday fun, I was playing with Cliplets from Microsoft Research – it let’s you combine still shots and video to create pictures that have movement.  Below I took some video while at Stanford on my cellphone and ran created a cliplet just to test it out – works really easy. What Are Cliplets?…

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"Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats, files etc.  The SQL Labs release of Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” looks to be a tool that can help bring together many different data sets in a more straight forward way.  Not only is it an easy to use tool…

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WorldWide Telescope and Kinect on really big screen at SC11

For the last couple of days at Supercomputer 2011 we’ve been demoing WorldWide Telescope being driven via Kinect for Windows – probably the single largest Kinect driven application out there.  While we’ve done something like this before (ie. Mix’11), this time we partnered with Scalable Display Technologies and NVIDIA to create a 18×7 foot single…

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Develop with Python in Visual Studio, connect with Kinect and Excel

There is a new release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio and it includes Pyvot: a connector to Excel that allow data transfer and manipulation – check out the tutorial.  It also has a PyKinect, to leverage Kinect for new natural user interactions (NUIs)…  An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010 PTVS 1.1…

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PDFs on Docs.com

I just realized that Docs.com has support for PDFs – so to test it out, I put up a copy of The Fourth Paradigm book MSR put out and the Silverlight viewer works great – no need for a plugin.  Try it out and see what you think…. Here’s the link to the original blog…

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WWT and Kinect Demo at MIX–the universe at your fingertips.

Ever wonder when you’d see the “Minority Report” beyond the silver screen?   Beyond the FX you need the technology that will enable the vision – with Kinect we finally have the technology and tools to enable the magic of software to enable the experience. At MIX11 the WWT team showed the integration of NUI  via…

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New update of Microsoft ICE– Cool video to panorama feature

The latest update to Microsoft ICE – Image Composite Editor is available and it has a feature I’ve been waiting for – being able to create a panoramic stitched images from video…now you can take videos with your cellphone or Flip Video and easily create large seamless images. Here’s a panoramic stitch I made while…

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Snapdragon–different way to explore Flickr

Was playing with Snapdragon from Live Labs today – Snapdragon utilizes Flickr images to prototype what image search would be if, instead of searching, we allowed users to explore images and the relationships between them.  http://seadragon.com/snapdragon/ Since I know Marc Smith from Connected Action puts up many images of social connected graphs using NodeXL –…

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Looking at Optimal Big Ten realignment using operations research and Microsoft Solver Foundation

Just saw Nathan Brixius post on using operations research and Microsoft Solver Foundation to help with the Big Ten realignment and now am interested in seeing someone do it for the Pac10/12.  Wondering if the other parameter and goal should be the Big Ten network ratings – since the goal of most of these realignments…

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Overview of the New Windows Live Essentials: Windows Live Photo Gallery

There are some really useful features in the new Windows Live Essentials preview – Paul’s blog posting on the new Windows Live Photo Gallery is spot on…Not only is the Facial recognition easy to use – but it’s fun looking at how family members faces/hair styles/etc change over time.  You can also create the perfect…

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