Microsoft Research has landed down under! At a kangaroo hop away from the Melbourne city center in the suburb of Parkville, the University of Melbourne campus is now home to a Microsoft Research center dedicated to developing new social interactive technologies. The Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interface is “quite a mouthful” as noted by the University of Melbourne’s Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research, and as such it’s abbreviated as SocialNUI.
Sometimes, timezones are awesome. While people in New York City are still awaiting the release of Xbox One , the console is already in the hands of gamers in New Zealand and Australia. At midnight in Sydney, Xbox One launched at the heart of Sydney with light projections around the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower and Luna Park
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Xbox One Australian launch video
Preface: This impression was based on a retail hardware unit with pre-release operating system software (build 6.2.10210.0). The Xbox One has a lot to live up to: the competition, PC gaming, and even its own market-leading predecessor. With all the advancements and trends in gaming graphics, controls, cinematic storytelling and DRM, there is tremendous pressure on consoles of the “next generation” to be better at, well, everything
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As iOS app developers embrace the new flat UI conventions of iOS 7, many popular apps got a flat-design makeover. At the same time many of these apps also have a sibling Windows Phone app. As the two platforms have a slightly different interpretation of “flat design”, I’ve been meaning to compare the similarities and differences of third party apps trying to conform to the respective UX guidelines.
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Flat vs flat: a comparison of Windows Phone and iOS 7 app designs
Eric Horvitz is the co-director of Microsoft Research Redmond and is a distinguished scientist in the field of artificial intelligence. This past Feburary he gave a TEDxAustin talk about his passion for designing automated systems that can not only do tasks well but actually understand people’s needs. Distinguished Scientist and co-director at Microsoft Research, Eric Horvitz, shares the human side of advancing machine intelligence.
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To download and install Windows 8.1, follow our guide for Windows 8, 7 , Vista , and other operating systems.
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… Sony's PS4 launch line-up of exclusives is already available. Launch line up shouldn't be your only consideration when choosing a console, of course; both systems have loads of exclusives and third-party titles coming during their launch windows and beyond.
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Microsoft releases its redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, for computers running the older Windows 7 system. Microsoft says about 40 ..
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13: Microsoft releases its redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, for computers running the older Windows 7 system. Although Microsoft … 8, 2013: Microsoft says it has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date
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The other easier, and completely legal, option is to download the Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft . It's not … If you're on Windows 7 , XP, or (bless your soul) Vista, you'll need to burn the ISO to a USB thumb drive or DVD, or mount the ISO using a third-party virtual drive tool, like Magic ISO
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