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More “embracing and extending”! Microsoft

March 24th, 2004

More "embracing and extending" going on!

Microsoft looks to unite PC, Xbox games | CNET News.com: "Microsoft announced a new set of development standards and tools Wednesday intended to cover both PC games and titles for the company's Xbox console.

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference here, Microsoft executives said the new XNA platform would make it easier for game developers to handle the technical aspects of creating games and would allow them to begin working now with the tools they'll use for next-generation titles.

Gates Talks Up Mobility, Whidbey to Developers

March 24th, 2004

Gates Talks Up Mobility, Whidbey to Developers:

"Meanwhile, regarding the mobile space. Gates said: 'Mobile is one of the most exciting new areas for applications. We want to make sure these applications are rich and that they fit in with other devices.

GUIOlympics | The International XP Visual Styles skinning competition

March 24th, 2004

GUIOlympics: The International XP Visual Styles skinning competition!: "The GUI Olympics is an inter-website contest in which top graphics designers from around the world compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes. This year's contest focuses on WindowBlinds visual styles, IconPackager Icons, and Winamp 5 skin.

Keyhole 3D software: it’s really that good | GISCWeekly

March 23rd, 2004

Keyhole 3D software: it's really that good

GISCafe Weekly Magazine - February 23, 2004:

"Welcome to GISWeekly! When we talk about making GIS accessible to a lot of people, Keyhole is the type of product that really does it. It can revolutionize the way we think about geography; how we visualize the globe and our place on it.

Looking Glass BigAdmin Resources | Xtreme Tech Show

March 23rd, 2004

Looking Glass

BigAdmin Resources: The Xtreme Tech Show:

"What if windows were translucent so that you could see the multiple windows you're working on at the same time? What if you could tack a note to yourself right on the Web page you're viewing? What if your CD or movie database became a 3D jukebox, where titles were joined with images to make finding what you want easier than ever?

Join Eric and Julie as they check out the Looking Glass.

MetaCarta, Inc. | Geographical Text Searching

March 16th, 2004

MetaCarta, Inc. - Geographical Text Searching - Editorials:

"MetaCarta, a company based in Boston, uses a text search algorithm that retrieves content based on geographic keywords. Its flagship product, the Geographic Text Search (GTS), has the ability to confine searches by geography and retrieve information that it detects using the keywords, and then displays this information geographically on a map interface.

Red, blue Green and Other Sounds | Wired News

March 9th, 2004

OK, starting in earnest, beginning at the start:

Wired News:

Red, Blue, Green and Other Sounds: "Scientists may know an encyclopedia's worth about the mechanics of vision but they still can't explain how all those neurons firing give people their qualitative sense of sight.

Guardian Unlimited | The more you look away…

March 9th, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | The more you look away, the more she smiles:
"Peripheral vision can see things that central or foveal vision cannot, simply because it is tuned to lower spatial frequencies. "