Sam Stokes on Research in your life and studies

Sam Stokes writes about Research in a way that is accessibile by students in College or considering their College/University Career or someone who is a life long learner!

Free Windows 8 help and software tools

Please click on the links and check out these offers, they cost you nothing and might help you make...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 09/12/2012

First Prize in Imagine Cup: $50,000

Get signed up at http://www.imaginecup.com NOW.  And it’s THREE, that’s right 3 $50,000 first...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/29/2012

Rich Interactive Narratives

Check out this paper on Rich Interactive Narratives: An Interactive Multimedia Framework for Digital...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/23/2012

NoReplyAll Outlook 2007/2010/2013 Add-in: Nifty stuff from Microsoft Research

Don’t know about you, but I have clicked the NoReplyAll and made some serious career mistakes, so...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/20/2012

Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon!...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/15/2012

Free Development tool for the phone where you use the phone as the development tool!

Check out Touch Develop at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/touchdevelop/ This is a...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/15/2012

Kinect: Motion capture for all using the KinÊtre system

Check this video out, it’s amazing!  Trying to figure if the library is available for use:

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/15/2012

Simplifying Cloud Computing with Orleans

Check out the Orleans project at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/orleans/ A paper on...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/04/2012

Game Design: Tools you need to get familiar with, a bunch of downloads and installs

In the current environment of game design you can get away with flash and dash game design, that is...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/20/2012

Microsoft Research and Office Labs

Well as far as I can tell have little to do with each other.  I liked Office Labs when they had...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/16/2012

C++ Security Practices in Visual Studio 2012

This is whining blog so you might want to come back later Sorry. Do you want some cheese with that...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/15/2012

List of 5 modes of Web Use

What are the top 5 ways people use search engines and the web for? Purposeful Use When users wish to...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/30/2012

Socio-Digital Systems: Making complex lives less complex!

Microsoft has a whole group of PhDs that are working on the idea of elegant technologies for you to...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/29/2012

Forza Motorsport game engine: Drivatar AI

If you wonder about how the AI works in the Forza Motorsport game, this link is the one to read a...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/28/2012

FREE! An Amazing Panorama Editor

  You got that cheap camera or a phone cam and there you are standing in front of an amazing...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/27/2012

Microsoft Research creates Mayhem, you could win $1000!

Check out this new open source application that let’s you control all kinds of things.  Say you...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/22/2012

HTML 5 Games: Irate Dolphins returns

Ok, I copyright the idea of Irate Dolphins as a game series as of today: Irate Dolphins @2012. ...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/14/2012

What is the mood of the social networks?

Microsoft Research, using Infer.net have worked out a process to take the “pulse” of the emotions of...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/14/2012

Health Vault: What is this digital medical chart thing?

What is Health Vault? Check out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/jj128027 Microsoft...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/31/2012

See Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

Alice Pang is demonstrating Windows at the following Microsoft Stores: Wednesday, May 30 Mission...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/29/2012

Do it yourself Brain surgery using Kinect through a secure cloud connections

(Don’t attempt surgeries of any sort, make sure to see a doctor or health professional if you feel...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/29/2012

Brain Surgery using the Kinect!? Or maybe Interaction Proxemics is a better title

Seriously, this is an awesome paper, just think: Do it yourself Brain Surgery just like on Eureka...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/27/2012

Security In the Cloud, part 1

What is the Service Level of Agreement (SLA) for the security of the various Cloud Storage Services...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/26/2012

Microsoft Research Team wins the MinuteSort Challenge

Check this out for a cool last minute paper for High School classes.  Sorting data over a...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/25/2012

Medical Image Analysis and a creepy 3D image

Check out this link for a creepy but well done 3D image.  Ok, ok, you likely showed on this...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/23/2012

Touchless medicine using Kinect! What will the Osteopaths think?

Osteopathic medicine, what is it? Osteopathic medicine is a distinct form of medical practice in the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/22/2012

Imagining a NUI future?

Microsoft is imagining a NUI future.  Kinect is one of the top consumer devices and the surface...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/18/2012

Faculty Summit: Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interface

Find out the basis of the changes to Bing at the Microsoft Research site:...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/17/2012

Natural User Interface: A future computing para-dig-m or para-dig-it?

Wow, NUI, this is the thing for anyone starting out in exploring computer science.  Check out...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/16/2012

LayerScape: New use for World Wide Telescope

Science and US Students have long been an issue, with Layerscape this tool is a new way to use World...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/02/2012

Infer.NET, wow, had someone ask me about this product

Sometimes you are these conferences and you answer pretty standard questions ask in unique ways,...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/01/2012

FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA Live... or you can attend the event online if you can’t make it!

Attend in person If you want to attend this event use this link: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event -...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/20/2012

Looking into Automata? Here is a free Tool Kit for Automata

Find out what Automata is and how you can use it in your current career or future career.  You...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/19/2012

Time Travel? Or Traveling Companions on a Trajectory Data Stream?

As of April 18, 2012, either Microsoft Researh has discovered the ability to travel in time (note...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/18/2012

Free stuff: Math Add-in for MS Word and OneNote

If you use Word or OneNote, you know that there is an equation formatter and that MS Word supports...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/17/2012

Free photo tool that is totally cool: ClipLets

Check out this totally cool photo tool at:...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/16/2012

Free Thinking--Probability: What was the chance that I would write about probability?

You might be in need of a paper idea for your research and you are desperate. Well if you came to...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 03/29/2012

Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 03/22/2012

5 ways to use Heterogeneous Modeling and Design of Control Systems

I was just thinking about Control Systems and Kinect.  There are a lot of projects out there...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 03/21/2012

Top 5 Research Ideas that include Windows 8 (Microsoft Research that is)

Ok, I need some time to get these ideas thought out, but for the most part, I am reading about these...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 03/19/2012

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