Microsoft Store in my Windows Phone

I was searching the Zune Marketplace today and happened across the Microsoft Store app for Windows Phone. It’s actually a pretty nicely executed app and though I don’t see myself using it a ton it was handy to check prices of gear at our store, opening times and see what classes are on. I shouldn’t…

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Technology meets the football…at last

The video speaks for itself – this ball could change the game of football and usher in an era of transparency…and statistical overload. The obvious features are the ability for the ball to highlight when it’s crossed a line for a goal, corner, or throw in. Perhaps even more interesting is the stats that could…

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Your mileage may vary

Great to see British Airways have now embraced mobile boarding – alas not on Windows Phone 7. We seem to be doing a decent job of getting some of the most popular apps on to WP7 though so hoping this one makes it across soon. Meantime, my friend John Caswell has been road testing the…

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Killer artwork of The Killers

I remember having to do a detention essay back in school when I was 16 on pointillism…it was boring. I can’t tell you the reason for the detention…far too cheeky I was…but it’s no longer boring. The Killers IE9 website was art in itself but now I may have another reason to bolster my fledgling…

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Kinect – Dancing with invisible light

The Kinect redirection continues – Herb Kim pointed me to a Flickr gallery by Audrey Penven who has been busy taking infrared photos of the “dots” that Kinect creates. Here’s how Audrey explains it A series of interactions with Kinect’s infrared structured light With these images I was exploring the unique photographic possibilities presented by…

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Hidden tricks of Windows Phone 7

  I thought I’d found most of the tricks Windows Phone 7 has up it’s sleeve but no, this puppy has way more tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s one thing I love about the marketing…we’ve not had every feature explained to us in excruciating detail. The team behind it seem to know the delight and…

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What next in the adventures of Kinect?

A very nice find my by my UK pal Rob Margel  (though first spotted by the living legend that is Marc Holmes) – a Kinect interactive experience in Germany. Shoppers took control of the Stachus gate with their leaping, dancing and waving. I don’t know who Sylvie van der Vaart is but she has some…

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You’re looking at 5 million years of R&D…

My pal Kris Hoet came across the poster below and suggested it was missing one evolution of the controller – YOU! Around Redmond campus, the bathroom mirrors have stickers that say "You’re looking at 5 million years of R&D….you are the controller". Maybe we could add a small mirror to the image below in the…

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What does it feel like when Redmond gets Windows Phone 7?

Well for starters, my Facebook feed is seeing a lot of the action shown above…and conversations increasingly start with a question of which apps I have on my Samsung Focus. Good to be back in the game. Tweet

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