Imagine Cup 2017 UK National Winners

  The Imagine Cup is an annual competition that empowers the next generation of student developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe, to use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash,…

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Air Quality Radar — Empowering City Users with Open Data

  Every year, 2nd year Computer Science students at the University of Cambridge take part in a group project with an industrial client.  This is a guest post from Team Alpha, who worked with Microsoft on their group project. Henry Faull, Jirka Lhotka, Sisi Liang, Henry Mercer, Pan Song, Michael Tang Team Alpha at the…

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Quantum Computing

  Station Q in sunny Santa Barbara, California is made up of their own highly diverse set of theorists and experimentalists seeking to build a functional quantum computer. The team is made up of experts with a backgrounds in both quantum computing and computer science. So what is Quantum Computing The following video discuss the…

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Announcing the 2017 Imagine Cup UK National Finalists

The Imagine Cup UK Finals 2017 are only a day away and we are very excited to announce the UK Finalists for this year’s competition. Thank you to everyone who entered this year. The standards were higher than ever, probably because of the whopping 100,000 at stake for the worldwide winners. We had over 400…

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University of Cambridge and Hololens On-Site Virtual Mapping Can Aid Inspections

Guest blog by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and Marianna Kospida University of Cambridge & Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. from the American Society of Civil Engineers Researchers at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at Cambridge University have been working to merge four-dimensional virtual design models with site visits to enable inspectors to conduct…

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Microsoft Spot Market – My university industrial project

Guest post by Maya Afshar from University College London What is this all about? As a Computer Science student at university, I sometimes felt conscious if I am spending my time learning things that will help me with to tackle real-world problems. By real-world problems, I mean the ones engineers and product managers at companies…

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Now available on Azure Marketplace – Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine

Ubuntu Linux Data Science Virtual Machine is now available is now released on the Azure marketplace.   What is the Data Science Virtual Machine   The Data Science team will continue to support CentOS and Windows Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’. The team have made some major enhancement to the DSVM offering with the Ubuntu…

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The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge

  We are pleased to announce The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge – a challenge aimed to foster research towards AI agents that learn to collaborate with others, including people. The Challenge uses Project Malmo, an AI experimentation platform built on top of Minecraft. It takes the form of a collaborative mini-game – the Malmo Pig…

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If you’re not using your Infrastructure turn if off! Saving costs on Azure

One of the most common questions I get is How does Azure charge for my VM? Azure charges an hourly price based on the VM’s size and operating system. For partial hours, Azure charges only for the minutes of use. So if your virtual machine ran for less than an hour, you will be charged…

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