PDC2008 sets benchmark for Wireless Connectivity

Many of you who were there at the PDC keynote room might have missed the UFO style devices (in the picture below) from Xirrus. But several of these devices were silently (perhaps a little flashy) and dutifully doing their job in the keynote room. Pardon my lazy blogging for not saying enough about it at…

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Wireless at PDC 2008

Update (10/28 12.30AM):  Make sure to use MSFTINET as SSID when connecting to wireless network. It is an open network (does not require key or password). A few months ago, I “signed up” to be part of the PDC  virtual planning team and my role was to take care of wireless (802.11) experience for the several…

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Xbox 360 to stream Netflix content

That’s right. The streaming is supposedly available in the fall update to Xbox. Check out the Gizmodo article: http://gizmodo.com/5025001/xbox-360-getting-netflix-streaming Both me and my wife love the Netflix "instant viewing" even though their catalog of movies & TV shows for streaming is limited. Finally I don’t have to use my laptop & VNC connection to the…

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WWT- It is all in the UX

One of the great things about working at Microsoft is that you get to meet and talk to some of the greatest minds in the world. Soon after I blogged about WWT, Microsoft Research showcased it’s work to all employees at an event called Techfest. Techfest is all the next and future generation stuff from…

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It is about realizing dreams - World Wide Telescope

Like everyone else, I’m always amazed at the wide open sky ever since I was a little kid. Growing up in India, where sky is clear on almost every day, it was my favorite past time to gaze at the open sky and try to find neat little patterns of stars. Well, today that I…

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