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Microsoft Office Labs Vision 2019 | Best IT Videos Yet | “A Glimpse Ahead”

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Despite the grand scale of haterade against the company in the US, nobody can deny the fact that Microsoft has changed the world. They were always at the forefront of technological advancements and has tried to dominate every single part of it. From the internet, to Operating Systems, to Gaming up to Software, Microsoft is a brand to reckon with. That is why it comes as no surprise that a team from their company has already mapped on what could be the future of the way we live and work in the years ahead. They launched a website and some kick ass videos that show how their concepts and potential tools will be consumed by the regular people of all walks of life.To give you a “glimpse ahead,” watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ff7SzP4gfgAnd to watch more vids and learn more, visit their official Office Labs site:http://www.officelabs.com/Pages/Envisioning.aspx

Google is making us stupid

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As it turns out, Google’s Suggestion Feature backfired against them and revealed what it really is. For Pete’s sake it’s “skynet” and it’s “going to take over the world!” FYI “In The Terminator series, Skynet is the primary antagonist—an artificially intelligent system which became self aware and revolted against its creators.”Try this for yourself. Other suggestion FAIL:And the most shocking is…How to hack, get pregnant, lose and gain weight. So WTF?

HSM 4, Gates bans iPods, Paula slams Kara’s face, Facebook Facelift

My girlfriend and I went to the theaters on High School Musical (HSM) 3 and had one hell of a ride. Turns out, our 360 pesos was just an addition their whopping $250 million gross income. TV.com ran a story about a possible sequel. I know what you might be thinking about HSM 4: That Disney is “is milking out all the money they can from this.(Water78, TV.com)” But the worse part is that they are going to dish in new characters. That’s disrespecting the original fan base. Why not make another movie not just some freakin’ franchise of the already concluded trilogy. I’m not gonna be optimistic about it but I MIGHT cut it some slack.
Vogue recently interviewed philanthropist Melinda Gates. When she’s not in the Pacific Northwest funding nonprofits and family services, she is banning her children ”There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don’t get for our kids..” But when you’re married to the world’s richest man all you …

Microsoft's Photosynth and the American History

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You must have heard about Microsoft’s innovation called Photosynth where pictures afloat at a black void to show how they are related with each other in an attempt to recreate a moment.
Photosynth, enables users to create synths, detailed 3-D environments of photos that are identified by minute similarities and then fused together. I
n this case, the initial images comprise those captured on cell phones, cameras and mobile devices by inauguration attendees of the moment Obama is sworn in as president. From the vast sweep of the crowd to a close-up on the new president’s raised hand, every angle of this historic moment will be frozen in time.
See it here:
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/44.president/inauguration/themoment/
Wouldn’t it be nice if the next thing that we could synth are videos?
http://photosynth.com
http://blogs.msdn.com/photosynth/

The Great XML Notepad with Tree View, Incremental Search and Schema Validation

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Handy features include:
Tree View synchronized with Node Text View for quick editing of node names and values. Incremental search (Ctrl+I) in both tree and text views, so as you type it navigates to matching nodes. Cut/copy/paste with full namespace support. Drag/drop support for easy manipulation of the tree, even across different instances of XML Notepad and from the file system. Infinite undo/redo for all edit operations. In place popup multi-line editing of large text node values. Configurable fonts and colors via the options dialog. Full find/replace dialog with support for regex and XPath. Good performance on large XML documents, loading a 3mb document in about one second. Instant XML schema validation while you edit with errors and warnings shown in the task list window. Intellisense based on expected elements and attributes and enumerated simple type values.