Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

Have any questions about Windows 8? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo, Bret Stateham, Daniel Egan…

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Faculty Summit: Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interface

Find out the basis of the changes to Bing at the Microsoft Research site: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=139298 Video is somewhat long, but NOT boring, so download the Video or Zune and use the speed setting to speed up the video to 1.4, that way it will save you time. This is an interesting lecture about how the…

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Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head and your neighbor…

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5 ways to use Heterogeneous Modeling and Design of Control Systems

I was just thinking about Control Systems and Kinect.  There are a lot of projects out there that are using Kinect, but how do you model a Kinect in the loop?  I have no idea, but I started doing some reading about modern control system design. One of the papers that caught my eye can…

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Slayer? SLAyer? Check the way to make sure you have dangling pointer derefences

Driver software driving you CRAZY?  Your program doesn’t launch fast?  Bugs?  Dangling Pointer Dereferencs?  Check out SLAyer, a subset of the Terminator class of software, which if everything goes well should be part of the SkyNet software suite that will take over the world shortly. So what is SLAyer? “SLAyer is a program analysis tool…

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Holey-Moley! Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphone

Here are a few papers that could give guidance on designing multiplayer games for the Windows Phone or for that matter any smartphone. Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones Hyke: A Low-cost Remote Attendance Tracking System for Developing Regions Switchboard: A Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile Games SystemSens: A Tool for Monitoring Usage in Smartphone Research Deployments…

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My take on Microsoft Research: Infer.NET 2.4

Ok, I just watched the “Just Press Play” on the use of Games in Academics.  Nice interviews and such, but the intro could use a spice up, one word: Hook. However, Machine Learning is something that doesn’t need much of a hook.  Anything Bayesian is either a major headache with lots of promise and no…

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Kinect is fine for some uses, but could it be use for this one? (Muscular Dystrophy)

What if you have a child that has Muscular Dystrophy which means that your child will eventually lose all muscle function, and if you guessed what happens when you lose all of your muscle functions, you guessed right.  Over the years muscle tone is lost at varying speeds and the patient loses the capabilities to…

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