Nintendo Wii balance board and Microsoft Surface mashup by Stimulant

Before we bid adieu to 2008, I thought we could take one more look at the Nintendo Wii balance board mashup that Stimulant did a while back. You can see the original demo video and I also chatted with Josh and Darren while out in San Francisco in the video below. One of the great…

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Geotagging with Bogdan

In the last days of 2008, we’ll look back at a couple things we saw earlier in the year. Today we’ll revisit a cool app created by Bogdan Popp which allows you to use or tag photos with GPS information on Surface. This geotagging app was previously covered by GottaBeMobile back in June. Bogdan now has a…

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Holidays and Bubble Wrap

I passed a mall today and thought about how many packages must have exchanged hands in the past few days. It must have been hectic in that mall, and I’d much prefer to keep my distance. Instead, I’d kick back with Microsoft Surface and pop bubble wrap the Surface way. It’s a strangely addictive app…

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Spotted: Library with Microsoft Surface

I was just poking around this afternoon and spotted the following video out on Flickr. It’s at the Darien Library, a hi-tech library in Connecticut. It looks like they just moved into their new building on Friday. [CORRECTION] They will be moving into their new library in January. Along with what looks like a large…

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Surface in Day the Earth Stood Still

I’ll have to admit, I’m probably a little slow on posting this one because I haven’t had a chance to get out and see the movie myself. Microsoft Surface gives the tech heads and military some help in the blockbuster movie remake, The Day the Earth Stood Still. According to Register Hardware, it’s a good…

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SplatBox, the VJ app, on Microsoft Surface

Kevin Kennedy will have been with the Microsoft Surface team five years in January. On the blog, he’s brought you How Creating Surface Apps is Different, parts one and two. You can see his intro too. It’s hard to get developers out of their offices and on the blog sometimes, so I went to Kevin’s office…

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Hotel 1000 and Microsoft Surface

I recently visited Microsoft Surface in Hotel 1000. Hotel 1000 is a luxury hotel in Seattle with an eye for technology. Of course they have things like free wi-fi and 40″ HDTVs. But they also have VoIP phones, in-room media hubs, intelligent art displays and electronic room DND. There’s a virtual golf center too. Now there’s…

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Ken Spencer, Surface, and three questions…

Ken Spencer of Solid Quality Mentors is one of the most respected authorities on Microsoft development technologies and I had the chance to chat with him at PDC to talk about Surface… Steve Seow: Was PDC 2008 the first time you got a close-up glimpse of the Microsoft Surface? What was the first thing that…

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Discount pricing on Surface in the US extended

At PDC we announced special pricing for Microsoft Surface. We’ve now extended that pricing through the end of November. It’s a great discount for those developers who got their hands on the SDK at PDC and are now looking to run those applications on the full hardware. See the US order form or go to…

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Stimulant’s Tone Grid

I was recently visiting at our Microsoft partner Stimulant. These guys have been working with Surface for a while now, and bring a San Francisco to the mix. The first demo I have is of Tone Grid. Josh says it’s a music sequencer inspired by games like Electroplankton for the DS and the fun sequencer…

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