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  • Blog Post: Mobile Code Jam Rocks Vegas

    Top headliners on the Las Vegas strip might include Celine Dion, Penn and Teller, and Carrot Top, but from our perspective, they’ve got nothing on the Vegas premiers of such CCNC Mobile Code Jam stars as BlueWay and Fling-It. That’s right: during the second week of January, the top three...
  • Blog Post: Jammin’ with Cloud-Enabled Apps

    Are you a student looking to win a little extra spending money? Or maybe just get some props for your coding chops? If so, you’ll want to enter your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app in the Project Hawaii Mobile Code Jam Challenge . But you’d better act quickly—you’ll need to register...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Interns in the Clouds

    Well, not literally, but many of our interns did spend a lot of their own time probing the stratosphere over the last 12 weeks, building cloud-based apps for the Windows Phone . These interns were participants in Project Hawaii Intern XAPFest 2012, a contest for building the coolest, most useful apps...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud Rains More Services on Project Hawaii

    What do you think of when you hear "Hawaii"? Colorful shirts, hula dancers, mai tais on a sunny beach? Well, all those things are nice, but they can’t hold a candle to the goodies that are coming out of Microsoft Research’s Project Hawaii , which extends the Windows Phone with the power of...
  • Blog Post: From Smartphone to Smart Home: Automating the Modern Home

    For baby boomers who grew up watching The Jetsons , the idea of the fully automated home was the futuristic stuff of cartoons. Today, the technology is available to make a Jetsonesque home a reality, by using inexpensive network devices that remotely control locks, lights, thermostats, cameras, and motion...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Computer Science Educators—Inspiring the Next Generation

    Microsoft believes fervently in the promise of technology. It only follows that we have great interest in inspiring the next generation of computer scientists who will be technology leaders of tomorrow—possibly even as Microsoft employees. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft is a major supporter...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the Cloud to a Smartphone Near You

    One of the coolest things about working in Microsoft Research is the opportunity to see what bright students can do with cutting-edge technology. Project Hawaii is a perfect example. This project, which began in January 2010, offers students the opportunity to explore how the cloud can enhance our mobile...
  • Blog Post: Aloha: Text from the Cloud

    Time to celebrate: we are releasing the Hawaii OCR (optical character recognition) service this week! This OCR service is the next step in the evolution of Project Hawaii , the Microsoft Research project that is exploring how to take full advantage of the cloud to enhance the use of smartphones. With...
  • Blog Post: Springtime in Paris and Software Is in the Air

    What could be better than Paris on a spring day? How about Paris on a spring day at the inaugural Software Summit sponsored by Microsoft Research? Yes, I'm here at the Microsoft Le Campus in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just southwest of central Paris, along with more than 200 of the foremost figures in the...
  • Blog Post: Project Hawaii Students Get More Done in the Cloud: Announcing Speech to Text Service

    Back in January, I blogged about Project Hawaii , a research and academic outreach program sponsored by Microsoft Research in cooperation with 20 universities worldwide. Approximately 300 students at those universities are developing applications for Windows Phone 7 this semester as part of the program...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Project Hawaii Launches New Cloud Services

    Innovations in wireless networking technology are driving our increasingly connected world, with smartphones gaining acceptance for both professional and private use. In the future, we foresee a vast majority of smartphone apps relying on cloud services to enhance the mobile experiences. Project Hawaii...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud, to go: Project Hawaii

    Mobile devices, of all shapes and forms, are the fastest-growing computing segment. While mobile devices are ubiquitous, they offer limited computation, storage, and power. Cloud computing promises to fill this gap by providing computation and storage to mobile devices connected to the network. Project...
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