LEGO Rock Band Video Game Announced

An awesome combination of LEGO® and Rock Band® , check out this announcement. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090421005517&newsLang=en “LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band® with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences, including: Blur: “Song 2” Carl Douglas: “Kung…

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NASA Images Coming to WorldWide Telescope

NASA Images Coming to WorldWide Telescope CNET – March 25, 2009 Large volumes of high-resolution images and other planetary data from NASA will soon become easier to access, thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope.

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Microsoft Research TechFest Videos

Microsoft research hosts an event called TechFest to show off the cool things they are doing.  Check out some of videos from TechFest.   New innovations and cool technologies being shown at TechFest 2009. Back-of-Device Touch Input This demo explores how to add pointing input capabilities to very small screen devices. On first sight, touch-screens…


Windows 7 Links

The buzz around Windows 7 continues to grow with great new features like AeroShake, integration with IE8, ISO Burning and more. My favorite Vista feature was the Start Menu. I love being able to open the start medallion and type a filename or program. I have no idea where I keep things anymore. Windows 7…

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Are You Certifiable

You may be a tech whiz…but ‘Are You Certifiable?!?’  Have you ever considered taking a certification exam?  Here’s your chance to practice, in a super fun way.  Choose an avatar, select your expertise, and pit yourself against a worldwide community in a quest for Tech IQ supremacy, a top spot on the leaderboard—and ultimate bragging…


The History of Microsoft

<snip>  Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft. </snip> Channel 9 has started a new show about The…

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Seadragon Mobile Releases for iPhone

Microsoft Live Labs released a demonstration of Seadragon Mobile, http://livelabs.com/seadragon-mobile for its first mobile platform, the iPhone.  Microsoft Live Labs has been experimenting with Seadragon technology on different platforms to validate the experience for as broad an audience as possible.  This technology is an experiment from Live Labs, and in the future the group intends…


SlideShare Office 2007 Plugin

From http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/15/slideshare-sends-powerpoint-to-the-cloud-with-new-plugin/:  SlideShare, a startup that we’ve likened to a YouTube equivalent for PowerPoint presentations, has released a new plugin for Microsoft Office 2007 that allows users to edit and publish presentations directly to their SlideShare accounts. You can download the free plugin here. Beyond publishing new PowerPoint documents to the web, the SlideShare plugin…


Silverlight 2 is Now Available

At the stroke of midnight, Silverlight 2 reached the internet.  Here are links to Install Silverlight 2 runtime and to Install the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008, Expression Blend update for Silverlight 2, and Deep Zoom Composer.  Students can develop for Silverlight 2 in the following FREE ways Install Visual Studio 2008 through DreamSpark…

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