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Windows 7 Brings Software Based Graphics

Windows 7 Brings Software Based Graphics

Microsoft’s Windows 7 promises to take graphics technology to the next level, by allowing users to experience Direct3D 10 graphics on Direct3D 9 hardware and even process Direct3D 9-level graphics with no special hardware at all. These new features are ...

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Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope

Microsoft recently presented a new web application that enables computers to function as virtual telescopes – bringing together imagery from the best ground and Space-based telescopes in the world. As a result, users have a chance to virtually explore the ...

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A Look Back at CeBIT 2008: Smart Phones

A Look Back at CeBIT 2008: Smart Phones

A recent research suggests that by 2013, the smartphone market will grow from the current estimated 10 percent of the total handset sales (2007) to 31 percent. The competition in this field is fierce. The main challenge facing smartphone manufacturers ...

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The Memory Necklace

The Memory Necklace

Momenta, a concept neck worn PC, is one of the entries in Microsoft’s Next-Gen PC Design Competition. This innovative necklace is designed to capture one’s most memorable moments by using bio-feedback triggers. When you get emotional, your heart rate increases ...

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PlayAnywhere – Microsoft’s Interactive Playground

PlayAnywhere – Microsoft’s Interactive Playground

Microsoft recently introduced “PlayAnywhere” – a front-projected computer vision-based interactive table system, which the company says demonstrates the latest improvements in projection technology. PlayAnywhere was designed using advanced image processing techniques and Microsoft says this compact product addresses installation, calibration, ...

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Microsoft’s RoundTable

Microsoft’s RoundTable

Microsoft’s RoundTable is a unique high-end video conferencing system. The RoundTable features a 360-degrees, panoramic view of the conference participants using five built-in cameras, allowing users from around the room to communicate verbally and none-verbally. Mobile, easy to use, and ...

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USB 3.0 to Come in 2008

USB 3.0 to Come in 2008

During the recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San-Francisco, Intel announced that together with its partners it is forming a “promoter group” to push for the creation of a new generation of the most popular connection standard ever created – ...

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Microsoft Surface Computing

Microsoft Surface Computing

After six years of work Microsoft is now preparing to start the commercial launch of a new type of interactive technology called surface computing. The product showcased by Microsoft enables several people to digitally interact and can perform a variety ...

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