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  • Windows 7 Powered Turntables

    Tags: UX, Design, Windows, Cool, Music

    NOTE: This post was originally published on June 1, but due to a database error. It was lost. I’m am reposting it for posterity (and it’s pretty cool technology). It used to be that all you needed was two turntables and a microphone, but now you get all that old school DJ’ing goodness onto one …

  • TechFair 2011 DC

    Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Cool

    Today, I was at the Microsoft Office in DC for TechFair 2011, which showcases some of the work being done at Microsoft Research. By far, the coolest demo was the Worldwide Telescope and what the team has done in regards to visualizing earthquake sensor data. The hope is by improving visualization of …

  • NUI in the Public Sector Concept Video

    Tags: Public Sector, NUI. Future, Immersive, Concept, Cool

    The Department of Homeland Security and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory teamed up to produce this concept video which showcases the use of NUI in a disaster response scenario. Interestingly enough, most of the technology is commercially available now and relatively affordable. The only …

  • Snowboard PC?!

    Tags: Windows, PC, Case Mods, Geek, Cool

    Q: What happens when a geek has an old snowboard and an older desktop lying around? A: a very cool case mod. View this video as a WMV [found via Microsoft Showcase] document.write("");

  • Building Down with the Earthscraper

    Tags: Buildings, Architecture, Cool, Future

    I thought Manhattan was crowded: Mexico City has three times the population and an ordinance that limits building to eight stories. Some architects have come up with a creative work around: build down.   [found via AllTop]

  • Microsoft Research Augmented Projectors

    Tags: Microsoft Research, Augmented Reality, NUI, Cool

    Here’s a very cool video from Microsoft Research showing off some amazing augmented reality technology. A project titled Augmented Projectors shows the potential to augment environments with digital graphics – this becomes particularly interesting when the projector has an awareness of the …

  • Disney Plus Halloween Equals Epic Cool

    Tags: Fun, Cool, Star Wars

    I know Thanksgiving is next week here in the US, but these Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns the staff at one Disney hotel made are too good not to share. The on that caught my initially was the TIE Fighter pumpkin. The rest of the contest entries are just as creative: The pirate ship entry (Captain …

  • Hotel Room of the Future

    Tags: Kinect, Travel, Hotels, Hospitality, NUI, Cool, Future

    Microsoft has teamed up with Novotel to create a concept of “the hotel room of the future.” Sounds like a good excuse to go back to Paris. Tech giant Microsoft has teamed up with Novotel to unveil the ‘hotel room of the future’ equipped with the latest technology and gadgets. Room 3120 at the …

  • First 1 Trillion Frames Per Second Camera

    Tags: Science, Cool, Gadgets

    The MIT Media Lab has developed the world’s first camera capable of capturing one trillion frames per second. Yes, you read that right: one trillion fps, a speed that allows the camera to track light particles as they move through the air. Now that’s fast. Just watch the video.   [found via …

  • Seeing around Corners in Ten Billionths of a Second

    Tags: Science, Cool

    In this video from TED, Ramesh Raskar demonstrates his research: a camera that can shoot 10 billion frames per second. Think about that for a second – it’s a speed to fast, you can observe light in motion. Watch the video, especially the part around 4:59 where that scene in Blade Runner seems a …

  • Creating Your Own Weather Forecast

    Tags: Azure, Weather, Cool

    Not satisfied with the weather your local news stations provide? Think you can do better or just want another opinion? Then check out, which uses the power of Azure to compute weather forecasts.  Right now, the process can take up to eight hours, but once the …

  • Where No Probe Has Gone Before

    Tags: Science, Space, Cool, NASA

    Voyager 1 has hit a new and unexpected region of space as it leaves the Solar System and heads into interstellar space. From the article: Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun's magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic …

  • Warp Drive in the Works

    Tags: Science, Space, Space Travel, Cool, Warp

    Scientists at NASA are working on a warp drive that can bend space in such a way to propel a ship up faster than the speed of light: ten times the speed of light! Moreover, this technology is not as far off as you’d think. From the article, "Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is …