In Reply to CNN Interview with Gordon Bell on His New Book “Total Recall”

First of all, let me share my biggest congratulations to Gordon Bell (MSR) with publishing of his great book “Total Recall”! Let me just remind you, Gordon was the one behind the great project of Digital Memories, the “MyLifeBits” project. It is an actual “Memex” project brought to life with Microsoft Research and Gordon Bell…

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Information Overhead Hypothesis

Introduction into Context-aware Computing Vision When looking on to the past we can see that amount of information available for average person was growing each century but the most dramatic growth was established in the XXI and XX century. Also the less fast growth in previous centuries was easy to handle by average human mind…

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First Context-Aware Platform for Windows is launched today!

I want to share with you our happiness here at Microsoft for Chris Karr’s new project, Jarvis, first deliverables. Chris Karr is working in The Laboratory for Understanding Collaborative Technology in Northwestern University, IL, US. His work is concentrated around the problem of context-aware solutions and about a half of year ago he shipped a…

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Created a Group on Windows Live to store all materials on Context Awareness from Microsoft

http://cai.groups.live.com/ you will find here all materials from Microsoft on Context Awareness including slides from WinHEC, PDC, World Usability Day and Tech.Days. I will update this group when new slides will be available and post into this blog as well. We’ve set up also an initial discussion on what the Context Definition is – feel…

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Videos of our talk on Context Awareness at WUD 2008 are published now!

Happy to share with you that videos of our speech (in Russian, sorry) on Context Awareness technologies that we made on World Usability Day in Russia on November 13 this year were published: You can find English version of our presentation in the previous post. Wanted to say thank you to RusCHI (Chapter of SIGCHI)…

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Windows Sensors & Location Platform Booth @ Microsoft PDC

Hi there, that’s Daniel Kornev blogging right from Microsoft PDC in L.A.! As I told previously, we just released a Windows Sensors & Location Platform with Windows 7 here @ PDC, and what’s amazing is that our very own PC|3 Team representatives – Dan Polivy (Senior Program Manager, PC|3 Components Team – SideShow, Sensors, Location…

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Determining/Controlling your Environment - Sound

Hello there. Today I’ll discuss System Contexts area. Do you know what’s that? That’s your environment – your computer’s sound level, your presence, current window context – say is your active window maximized or of normal size, your tasks etc. Windows as OS is great in terms of APIs it provides. Actually what I do…

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First post

Hello my name is Daniel Kornev, I’m Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Russia, and here I will post about the things I research in my spare time – all around Semantics and Contexts. Have to say that these terms may have nothing in common with their usual means so let me introduce you what I mean…

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