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Switchboard: Microsoft Research Working on Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile Games

Switchboard: Microsoft Research Working on Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile Games

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft Research is working on a system called Switchboard for mobile devices.  It’s a matchmaking system for multi-player mobile games. The way Switchboard works is as a matchmaker tool, finding potential game players and assigning them to a group most similar for each player’s phone and network connection. Victor Bahl, director of the Mobile Computing Research ...

Academic Search: Microsoft Research Publishes Another App to the Marketplace

Academic Search: Microsoft Research Publishes Another App to the Marketplace

June 30, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft Research again showing us Windows Phone users to a free app. This time the app is called Academic Search and it gives you access to over 27 million academic publications. The layout is very metro centric and the app itself (as always) is very well done. Grab your free app from Microsoft Research App ...

Developer: Cloud Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 Available Now

Developer: Cloud Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 Available Now

June 23, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft Research has made their cloud services software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone available. Cloud Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 This is a software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications that leverage research cloud services not yet available to the public. The primary goal of this SDK is ...

Microsoft’s TouchStudio App Gets Another Update (V1.2)

Microsoft’s TouchStudio App Gets Another Update (V1.2)

May 27, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft Research has updated their TouchStudio App on the WP7 Marketplace! We are up to Version 1.2 now and that includes the following new features. Fast game and physics engine for your scripts Pin tiles to TouchStudio home screen Post on your Facebook wall from your script Global variables And many other improvements I am ...

New WP7 Mango Feature Found: Auto Fix

New WP7 Mango Feature Found: Auto Fix

May 27, 2011 No Comments

In all the promo videos showing off the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone, something was bound to slip by before it was actually announced. This time it is an auto fix feature for images. At the 6:26 mark in the video below you will see the new feature in line with the rest of ...

Microsoft Research Releases Free App ‘Engkoo’ on WP7

Microsoft Research Releases Free App ‘Engkoo’ on WP7

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft Research must love Windows Phone because they sure do love creating free apps for us. The newest one? Engkoo which is a free dictionary and translator built on new Microsoft research technology.  ’Engkoo is a technology for exploring and learning language, now powering the Bing Dictionary product in China. It is built primarily by ...

Microsoft’s TouchStudio App Gets an Update – A lot More Access

Microsoft’s TouchStudio App Gets an Update – A lot More Access

May 2, 2011 1 Comment

Microsoft Research has updated their TouchStudio App on the WP7 Marketplace! now we get access to things like the accelerometer, location, maps, translation services, web search, tile customization, charting, and more. This completely free app is a lot of fun and for developers it has been a cool new tool to help the develop for ...

WP7 Virtual Keyboard: How Typing Became So Easy

WP7 Virtual Keyboard: How Typing Became So Easy

April 29, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft put out a very interesting article yesterday on how the Windows Phone’s virtual (soft)  keyboard came to be. I for one was very hesitant in purchasing my HD7 at launch since it had no physical keyboard. I used other ‘all screen’ devices before and they just felt so alien to me. When I first ...

Microsoft Launches TouchStudio on WP7

Microsoft Launches TouchStudio on WP7

April 10, 2011 1 Comment

Microsoft Research does it again! They just launched another coding based app to the Marketplace. I would call this one the best so far as TouchStudio is a software development enviroment that runs on your actual phone. You have access to the Media library, sensors, etc. An App that Makes Apps… You can’t get any ...

New WP7 Toolkits Available: Microsoft Research & Azure

New WP7 Toolkits Available: Microsoft Research & Azure

March 25, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft has made available more toolkits to help you get your Windows Phone 7 apps going. The Microsoft Research team has released their toolkit codenamed project Hawaii: This is a software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications that leverage research services not yet available to the general public. The primary ...

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Nokia ‘Superman’ Devices Flying In Soon To Save Us From Our Ugly Selfies

The Verge has just gathered new insight about plans of a Nokia phone codenamed simply “Superman” that is currently...

Nokia Shows Just Why They’re Not Like Everybody Else (Video)

Nokia and Microsoft shows off its ability to stand out of the crowd in the newest advert. Check it...

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