Wot u do with .net

All the fun things you can do with .net from extending Media Centre to robotics to game development.

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    Windows 7: Building your own sensors

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    Windows 7 has a built in sensor and location platform, the key feature of this is any sensor devices connected to it become operating system level resources which any number of applications can utilise the data from. Up until now, sensor devices (like...
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    Do you know how to get Microsoft Technical Support?

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    When the chips are down and you’ve reach the point where you need help, it is reassuring to know Microsoft Support Professionals are only a phone call or maybe an email away. We want you to know what your paid-for and free Microsoft Support options are...
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    Win 7 beta download stopping 10th Feb

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    The Windows 7 beta is only available until the 10 th February to download, so get your copy now ! MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to...
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    New releases sneak out

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    While I was travelling last week two new product releases 'snuk' out. Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 and XNS Games Studio 3.0. Both now supporting the VS 2008 products which makes for a more comfortable environment on Vista. Microsoft Robotics...
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    Remix08: DIY Multitouch device

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    At the Sneak Peek keynote we showed off the MSR Cambridge Family Archive project. A research project that uses a multitouch tabletop hardware solution to enable families to record, store and view digital images of items important to them. As well as the...
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    Get kids programming with Wowwee bots!

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    Getting children into science and technology is one of the big challenges facing UK education today. Getting kids into programming is even harder. Or it used to be. Yesterday I met up with Jane Braybrook and Peter Kibble of Q4 Technologies. Jane (a...
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    VS2010, .Net 4 and Windows 7 Multitouch WPF apps!

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    Hi all, I've been doing a little playing around with MT on Win7 using the VS2010 and .Net 4 Beta 1 to get some WPF MT demos running. Here are the videos! Basic how to get MT going code example: Some internal demos that I've made to work on VS2010 and...
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    SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 x64

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    I’m just completing the installation of a standalone development environment for SharePoint 2010 Beta on my Windows 7 x64 netbook. There are a few gotchas to doing this which I wanted to share with you, it turns out that they are all well documented by...
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    Taking your app forward to Win7

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    If you are looking for a concise guide to the features you should consider for your application to shine on Windows 7 look here . A simple list of the 7 things you could do to rejuvenate your applications and ensure they work will and correctly in the...
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    Microsoft Surface at the Rio, LA

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    Well, what can I say; watch the video :-) Video: Microsoft Surface at the Rio in Las Vegas
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    Get prep'ed for Mashed08

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    I will be showing the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio at Mashed08 this weekend. If you are also going to be there and fancy playing with robot programming and simulation building there are some bits you can set up on your machine in advanced. First...
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    Mashed 08 Star log Day 1 14:00

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    Now recorded on a pod cast for the Imperial College London. Just seen the zero carbon plane being built. It is going to virtually fly round the world tonight, there'll be a public KLM for people to hang things from. Looking at plotting their progress...
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    Mashed 08: The pictures....

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    During a long weekend of fun and excitement it helps to have pictures to remind you exactly what you got up to. Mmm - maybe not... This is my 'Aces High - Eddie' impression in the social flight sim. Search on Iron Maiden if you're still clueless.  ...
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    YouTube - 914 PC-BOT

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    Richard Lepack shows off the 914 at this year's Maker Faire :-) The software shown briefly at the end is Dave Evans' B.R.A.I.N built using .Net.
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    Custom PC Mark III by Chad Hower

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    Chad is an awesome guy. His presentations are researched in detail, entertaining and you can be sure to learn lots from them. Being highly mobile Chad has a pretty extreme way of ensuring he has sufficient computing power where ever he may be. He documents...
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    Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 CTP July

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    The next CTP of MRDS is out! It has lots of exciting new features and tutorials (take a look at the DSS Log Analyzer - cam view and GPS mapping data example!). A quick list of highlights: 1. New samples and tutorials: This CTP has many new samples and...
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    Preparing for The Assembly

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    I have been lucky enough to get a speaking slot at The Assembly in Finland at the end of the month. 7000 computer hobbyists in one place for four days. Naturally I am talking about robotics! My plan during the session is to show how to build simulated...
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    Assembly, Finland

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    Well here I am, on a gorgeous day with clear blue skies and bright sunshine, in Finland attending the Assembly . A huge event attracting thousands of your technology enthusiasts. The Hartwell arena is filling up fast as attendees bring their beloved computer...
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    Awaiting the 2008 First LEGO League challenge

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    All around the world, thousands of young people, teachers, parents and supporters are awaiting the publication of the 2008 First LEGO League challenge. Not due until Friday 5th Sept, teams only have to wait one more day. The First LEGO League is one of...
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    ReMix 08 - FREE SOFTWARE!

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    Did I mention I'm presenting at ReMix 08 in Brighton on the 18th and 19th Sept? Well, if I didn't, I am - XNA games dev, MS Robotics and the sneak peaks keynote!! Now, despite being on TV lately (re: Photosynth launch - BBC Click and Sky News Technofile...
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    Another fun video by Gates and Seinfeld

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    I've worked for MS for nearly 13years. Punctuating that time have been many company meetings and conferences. Nearly every one of them had a spoof video, usually with BillG and SteveB, remaking a TV ad or part of a feature film. Incredibly well put together...
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    Science museum lates - with Robot Wars' Noel Sharkey

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    The Science Museum is having an adults only open evening. Enjoy the unique experience of ‘no children allowed’ in our world famous interactive gallery Launchpad . Get hands on and capture your shadow, launch a rocket, spin like a skater or control a magnetic...
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    Cray Windows HPC Server 2008 Supercomputer

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    Cray - father of supercomputers - has released the CX1 a high-performance computer using Windows HPC Server 2008. The CX1 is small enough to fit under a desk and has noise-cancelling features to make it more office-friendly. 'Cray aims to reduce the need...
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    Windows 7 - the boy band...

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    Ok so 'fun' videos seems to be of the moment.... PDC 2008 is coming… and I can’t wait!
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    Windows 7 on a Samsung Q1

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    Ian Dixon (Media Centre MVP, UK) has been playing with Windows 7 a bit and has successfully installed it on a Samsung Q1. Ian's Q1 is the 1GB RAM, Celeron M model. You can read about his experience here . I'm very tempted to try the current pre-beta on...
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