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Review: Microsoft Surface 3

Review: Microsoft Surface 3
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint system learns the names of objects by simple voice commands and can then automatically identify similar objects.
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Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart
Alex Pring now has one heck of a story to tell his friends. Not only did the 7-year old meet Iron Man, the Avenger met him to deliver his robotic arm. Alex was born with a partially formed right arm, but now he has the opportunity to upgrade it and make it look like all sorts of things.

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?
As much as we love our gadgets, we have about a million of them, so space saving gadgets are really important. It helps us to carry more with us and be able to use more on the go.

Shoes that Look Like Meteorites: Debrislliant Idea

Shoes that Look Like Meteorites: Debrislliant Idea
Instead of a sewing machine, Studio Swine used a CNC mill to make its eye-catching Meteorite Shoes. The studio used a 3D scanner to scan meteorite samples at the Natural History Museum. They used the resulting 3D files to create a design for the shoes’ upper.

This Five-Year-Old Is a Microsoft Certified Professional

This Five-Year-Old Is a Microsoft Certified Professional
When you hear the words “Microsoft Certified Professional” you probably either think of a white guy in his 30s or the fact that all that phrase really means is that the pro in question is certified to be able to properly install Windows and troubleshoot Windows installations.

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend
Apple is catching a lot of flak lately for its bending smartphone. This device developed by Microsoft Research and the University of Applied Sciences in Austria on the other hand is meant to bend. It’s called FlexSense, and it opens up more intuitive ways of interacting with electronic devices.

Xbox One Sales Hit 100k in China

Xbox One Sales Hit 100k in China
We have known for a while that the Xbox One game console was going to go on sale in China. It is the very first of the next generation consoles to go on sale in the country.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All
As somebody who has to produce content on the road all of the time, I’ve got a whole lot of devices in my backpack – an ultrabook laptop, an iPad, lots of cables and chargers, and still often find myself less productive when traveling than I do when at my desktop at home.

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda
Microsoft Office 2000 had a racing game Easter egg that can be unlocked through Excel. But Excelda is no secret. It’s a port of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening made with Visual Basic and Microsoft Excel.

Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Sunset Overdrive White Bundles

Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Sunset Overdrive White Bundles
There are a couple new bundles coming for Xbox fans to pick up soon. The most interesting of the new bundles is an Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare edition that will land this November.

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling
Until now, touchscreen device makers still have not properly addressed their products’ lack of tactile feedback. If Microsoft senior researcher Hong Tan her way, in the future touchscreen-equipped devices will let us feel clicks and more.

NFL to Let Teams Use Surface Tablets on Sidelines

NFL to Let Teams Use Surface Tablets on Sidelines
Over the years, NFL teams have used some interesting methods of getting photos down to the sidelines so players and coaches could study the formations of their opponents. The strangest may be when they had a zip-line running from the press box at the top of the stadium down to the sidelines and clipped Polaroids to the string and sent them to the coach to check out.

Microsoft Axes 18,000 Workers, Shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft Axes 18,000 Workers, Shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios
Rumors had been flying the last few days that Microsoft was set to make some huge layoff announcements. The layoffs have been announced now (for some workers through a very awful executive memo) and the software giant will be shedding 18,000 workers over the next year.

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week
Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for developers who want to get their hands on the second-generation Kinect for Windows device. The software giant plans to start shipping the new device next week. Reports from developers working with the new device say that it is improved compared to the original.

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets
Someone teach the folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories how to be malevolent. Not only are they still making good projects, they recently teamed up with a man named Daniel Gentleman. As a pet project, Daniel wanted to make a robot that could control a Surface Pro 2.
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