The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

April 12th, 2004

The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

"Simon Moore, from Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory, who is leading the Community in Cambridge, says:

"We can take a 1960s supercomputer, shrink it to the size of a sugar cube and sell it for under £10, but how do we use it to make your life better? It needs to be sentient, loyal, small and low maintenance.

HOT Topics! Article: mental models

April 7th, 2004

HOT Topics! Article:

"[Interviewer:] So mental models are not only for understanding what there is now, but also for being able to cope with unexpected, unfamiliar situations?

[Norman:] A good question to ask is 'where is the mental model needed?' It's used in learning.

Programming Contests, Software Development: Topcoder

April 5th, 2004

Programming Contests, Software Development, and Employment Services at TopCoder:

"Over 30,000 developers are competing to build your next application. Learn how TopCoder delivers high-quality software at a lower cost than the competition."

The future is Kuma:War| Kuma:War News

March 30th, 2004

The future is Kuma:War

Kuma:War News:

"'All traditional news channels can do is ask the questions,' says Keith Halper, CEO of the New York-based news-cum-games service. 'What we did was get on-the-ground photos, satellite images and so on to model the building exactly.

The VB Army starts to march | At VSLive! 2004

March 29th, 2004

The VB Army starts to march:

At VSLive! 2004 Microsoft Lures Developers with Productivity:

"Finally, despite the recent pushback of Whidbey's release until 2005, (based on the number of crashes during demos, that's a good thing), it's apparent that Visual Studio, the .NET framework, Microsoft's major languages (C# and VB.NET), and a host of ancillary tools are making rapid strides that will result in more productive development and more stable applications.

Word & numbers have bizarre structures, also

March 25th, 2004

Word and numbers have bizarre structures, also... I suppose quite different for everyone... : Why Some People See Numbers, Letters in Color: "

People with synesthesia might more easily detect the number 2 in the left box since they see it in a different color, as shown in the box at right.

Learn where not to go, by going here | Tech Central

March 25th, 2004

Learn where not to go by going here:

TCS: Tech Central Station - Red Sox Technologies:

"This essay is about technologies, like micropayments, that perennially let down their diehard fans. Technologies that always seem so promising, but never live up to their potential.

More “embracing and extending”! Microsoft

March 24th, 2004

More "embracing and extending" going on!

Microsoft looks to unite PC, Xbox games | CNET "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.