Uditha has created some handy XNA 3.0 examples over on
their blog. From creating an
MP3 player, a
simple media application and even
using speech in XNA!
One of Uditha's neat sample code bits is a
3D windows form in XNA. The source project for this is hosted on Codeplex.
The developers on the XNA Gaming Studio team have just released a new version. A few of the new features
are Vista support, Bitmap-based fonts, XACT 3D audio support, customizable thumbnails for the XNA Game launcher and a bunch more.
You can grab the
new version of XNA Gaming Studio…
off a quick easy way to get “good enough” GPS coordinates from your Windows Mobile phone. Did I say “Good enough”? I did and am referring to Assisted GPS triangulation. It won't give you a
precise location lock, however, it will be near you.
By using the Radio…
Mike Ormond and
Mike Taulty each have an entry on DeepZoom and creating MultiScaleTileSources for Silverlight 2.
Mike Ormond's example is a Mandelbrot set which is pretty cool.
Wikipedia has an amazing write-up about what exactly a Mandelbrot set is, but it is a perfect example for…
A lot. 4.7 million lines of code for the HD player to work on an xbox 360 to be exact. I was glancing the news over at
Kotaku and they linked to the
xbox team's blog. I have to admit, I'm rather shocked at that number but some what jealous.
There was a lot of stuff…
If you haven't run across this site, it extremely useful for finding answers to hard questions.
Stack Overflow is a place where you can ask programming questions and the community hopefully will be able to answer it for you. It is part Xbox Live, digg, forum, blog and wiki.
Coding4Fun is a pretty popular site on MSDN. But even we were surprised at how quickly people responded to it. One clever prankster wrote in that he had taken the randomly opening CD tray idea and wrote a Windows service to fake out one of his co-workers.
Another programmer wrote…
Would you like to have your iTunes lists play on the Zune? Avner Aharoni wrote an application in
Visual Basic using LINQ to do just this. If you want to view just the LINQ, you can head over to
Code @ MSDN.
So why is this possible? Since LINQ can do XML and iTune's database is…
RobotTurk is a system that was developed with the Istanbul Municipality and Microsoft that helps provide live video to disaster struck regions. Using unmanned aerial helicopters equipped with an eBox computer running Microsoft Robotic Studio, one can get
a live stream along with exact…
WiigoBot is a
Lego NXT robot that has the unique ability to dominate WiiSport's Bowling. It throws the perfect game every time. BattleBricks even has a
YouTube video of the game.
Here I am still using the rubber bumpers to get my perfect game.