Welcome to my Emporium of Technological Curiosities. Here's a little known fact; the megabyte (or mega-mega-bite-bite) was actually invented in 1843 by Australian Edward "Ned" Kelly. We Aussies also coined the phrase "web cam" to describe a tube of spider silk fashioned into a rudimentary lens for peering at the heavens.
For the majority of geeks the most nerve racking part of installing a new OS is ensuring that you've successfully backed up all your files and settings before hand.
Trying to remember all the little nooks and crannies on your seven hard drives and 19 partitions where you squirreled away data can…
When Sara Ford gets excited she talks fast. Very fast. So fast in fact that she decided to race the clock at the Visual Studio Launch Event in Mountain View, CA and attempt to demo 101 Visual
Studio tips in under 55 minutes. The prize? Everyone in the audience receives a free signed copy of
Here's a quick demo by
Kate Mulcahy of the Education Labs Math Worksheet Generator.
Full a full overview of this application plus a sneak peak at future products the Education Labs group are working on
check out this video.
Whoa whoa,.. first thing's first; what's OCR?OCR is an acronym for Optical Character Recognition; a term used to describe software that can extract usable text from images (usually scans, faxes or photographs).Up until this morning I was not aware that Microsoft Office included a tool called…
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Setting up and connecting to wireless networks will be a much simpler task in Windows 7. And for those of you with shiny new wireless routers with WPS - Wi-Fi Protected Setup - the process will be even easier.
Gabe Frost and Yatharth Gupta from the Windows…
Douglas Crockford joins language designer Erik Meijer and jQuery creator
Jamie Cannon from the Windows Live Essentials team drops by the Channel 9 studios to show us the brand new Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone which
should be available in the iPhone App Store by the time you read this.If you own an iPhone and use Hotmail, Messenger or
SkyDrive then you'll…
On this week’s episode,
@anyware and @ritzy host
Jaime Rodriguez, the technical evangelist giving a full day
pre-conference deep dive on Windows Phone 7 application and development in Berlin on November 8. Jaime gives a sneak peek into some of the learnings of building a WinPhone app, and…
With less than one week to go until
MIX10, I sit down with Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher for Microsoft Research and Albert Shum, Director of Mobile Experience Design for Windows Phone 7 Series to talk about creating compelling user experiences, how developers and designers can work together
As part of his
MIX10 keynote presentation
Bill Buxton showed off
Project Gustav - an immersive digital painting experience created by Microsoft Research - as an example of natural user interface.Previously covered on Channel 9
as part of the TechFest 2010 coverage we invited the Project…