Day 2 – American Journey 2.0 Road Trip to Maker Faire

Wheh!  What a long day today.  Started off great in the morning at Northwestern University showing off the Ford Fiestas and the Fiestaware platform, built on Windows 7 and Microsoft Robotics Studio, to engineering students and anyone else passing by.  We gave a lot of demos, handed out a bunch of DreamSpark and BizSpark postcards,…


SSD Odyssey, Part 3: Problems, Resolutions, and Performance Results

(Note: See this is the third and final post in the series.  See these links for SSD Odyssey, Part 1 and SSD Odyssey, Part 2) I started this series with the quest for “Extreme Windows 7 Speed”.  With the results of the clean install, I knew I was on the right track.  Sure, there are…


The Windows 7 Whopper (Really!)

Seven patties and 2120 calories.  Wow!  Read about the Windows 7 Whopper, or see the video below.    Technorati Tags: Windows 7,promotion


Speed up Windows 7 boot times with… Microsoft Security Essentials?

If you’re planning to re-pave your machine and add Windows 7 sometime in the next few weeks, don’t forget to download Microsoft Security Essentials (aka, MSE).  The free anti-virus software package has gotten good reviews, and also got off to a very strong start with over 1.5 million downloads during it’s first week of general…


How to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate!

Get a special “Signature Edition” of Windows 7 Ultimate absolutely free! Just apply to host a Windows 7 launch party, and if you’re selected you’ll get Windows 7 Ultimate for free and also a Windows 7 Party Pack, too.  Plus, every host (in the US) gets a chance to win a new PC, too.    Parties…


Video – Zune on Windows Mobile 7 vs. The Greater Sum

Just saw this fun video from a post over at Live Side… funny thing, they hone in on whether or not one of the device interfaces is a preview of Windows Mobile 7 with a Zune app.  To me, the the far more interesting thing is the qualitatively new, boundary-spanning experience they paint using technologies…


Have you heard of Living Ink yet?

My last post talked about an envisioning video that shows how we may use technology 10 years into the future.  Turns out, not all of the technology concepts are that far away.  In fact, one of the interesting technology innovations is already here: It’s called Living Ink.   Remember the very first scene in the actual…


So bad, it’s good?

Ok, so you may or may not have been a fan of the Bill and Jerry ads.  Either way, Jon and Neil point to something surely far worse – so bad, in fact, it’s absurdly funny!  Don’t believe me?  Think boy band singing about computers – and not in a Bill Gates kind of way,…