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

Windows 8 Development using DryadLINQ toolkit for information retrieval

It’s that time of year, back to school, end of summer heat, and surf is surf.  And that means...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/16/2012

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

The Olympics, Mars Rover, and more with Kodu for your students

Either you are a student or you have relatives that are students or what the heck I declare everyone...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/03/2012

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

Does the Math add-in for MS Word and OneNote work in Office 2013/Office 15

Yep.  Oh, maybe you haven’t heard about this great tool that has been quietly released by...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/17/2012

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

Preparing for Windows 8 App Review

I recently went through the Windows 8 App Review for a game I am working on.  What I found out:...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/26/2012

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

Kinect Launches a Surgical Revolution. Will someone define a revolution?

Link: Kinect Launches a Surgical Revolution I don’t know, is this a revolution or an...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/16/2012

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

Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

Have any questions about Windows 8? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8...

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

NUI, Kinect: Robotic Triage Nurse

In this video, Craig Mundie shows the prototype of a Robotic Triage Nurse that can be used in...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/19/2012

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

NUI without the Kinect? Check out some of the cool ideas here

Microsoft is nothing if not crazy about destroying the amazing products and ideas that come out of...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/10/2012

Preparing your app for Windows 8 Launch

Looking for Great Windows 8 Apps, you got one? Make it happen Windows 8 is coming soon. You can...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/09/2012

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

Free Slot Machine Game Engine tools: XAML/CPP and Greed as a Game Theory

Ok, this isn’t about the Microsoft Research, but rather this is about the tools that you could use...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 03/14/2012

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