Beautiful McLaren MP4 12-C supercar runs on Windows

Interesting to see Steve Clayton’s post on the McLaren MP4 12-C running not one but two Microsoft Windows operating systems.  Not really that surprising, though.  The McLaren Group is leveraging its racing heritage as it builds McLaren Automotive into a consumer sports car manufacturer.  In addition to housing McLaren Automotive, the building behind the beautiful…

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Former NSA Researcher says Macs less secure than Windows

Interesting article on the Forbes site today about security researcher Charlie Miller discovering a trove of more than 20 Mac bugs recently using a technique called dumb fuzzing.  Charlie is a noted Apple Mac hacking specialist.  A few quotes: "When I first began saying that Macs were less secure than Windows, everyone thought I was…

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Get FREE Windows Azure training at the Azure Boot Camp!

This is a really fantastic opportunity to learn how to build your own apps for Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure! Do hurry, though: Next Azure Bootcamp is March 30-31st, 2010 at Microsoft’s office in Southfield, MI.  See below for more info and how to register: “Windows Azure Boot Camp is a two day deep dive…

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Why I like sharing photos on Windows Live SkyDrive

There are a ton of places to share photos online, but for the most part I use Windows Live SkyDrive.  When I do post elsewhere, such as Facebook, it’s usually just a few “teaser’” photos to encourage people to click over to Windows Live SkyDrive to see my pics there.  Why?  Check out this post,…

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How to get Silverlight for Nokia Symbian S60 phones

Now that Silverlight beta is available for Nokia Symbian phones like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition) devices, you can download it from the Nokia Silverlight for Symbian page.   While still in beta form, good to see this finally arrive as a downloadable runtime!  Visit the Nokia S60 site for links to the…

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Endangered Species: Out of Many, One

If you’ve ever wondered what a single composite picture of all 180,000 endangered species on the planet would look like, well, wonder no more: the answer is a Sumatran tiger.  At least that’s the answer Fauna & Flora International, together with UK Silverlight partner Shoothill came up with in this very cool Silverlight Deep Zoom…

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Wow – Microsoft Courier looks awesome

A new rev of the Microsoft Courier prototype is out, and it looks simply awesome!  (See here for info on the original Courier prototype that first surfaced in Fall 2009.)  Microsoft Courier may even rival Project Natal in it’s potential impact on society.  I know that sounds like hyperbole, but I really mean that.  Here’s…

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Checking in on augmented reality

I’m a big fan of Blaise Aguera y Arcas’ work (and those he works with) 🙂 .  Blaise is part of Microsoft’s Live Labs team, and I first saw him speak when he introduced Photosynth at TED a couple years back.  In addition to the stitching and navigation of images in Photosynth, the zooming known…

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How to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 Series

I love that I’m already getting questions on how to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 Series!  The bottom line answer to this question, for now, is this: Go to MIX where we will share info on how to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 Series.  For more on Windows Phone 7 Series, MIX, and…

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Apple “pulls a Toyota” – Stops selling iMacs due to poor quality

Alex over at The Next Web actually goes so far as to call the 27” iMacs “iLemons”….  A little harsh, but the Mac quality problems have been well documented since the iMacs and Snow Leopard came out last fall.    Although I couldn’t resist using the “rusty apple” graphic, in all seriousness I believe it’s important…

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