If you couldn’t go to CES, no worry’s —Channel 10 has posted lots of awesome CES/Microsoft related videos covering “all that was discussed by Bill Gates in his Keynote”. I feel the everyone must check out these videos. The videos are viewable online or you can download for later viewing. The videos comes in various formats: iPod, PSP, WMV, WMV (High), and Zune.
- Bill Gates at CES: Larry Larsen talks to Bill Gates about the future of the digital home, Tablet PCs, and technology. This was held in the Microsoft Partners Pavilion which was full of some of the coolest gadgets and gizmos that consumers will be drooling over this year.
- Big PCs, Medium PCs, Little PCs: It included everything from the smallest functional PC in the world (according to Guinness) by OQO up to an AMD quad monster by Vigor.
- Windows Vista Ultimate Extras: Ultmate Extras for the Ultimate Windows Vista, includes —”Bit Locker, Windows Hold’em, and Motion Desktop.
- New SideShow Announcements: Check out the cool new Side Show enabled laptops, speakers, remotes, and “companion devices”
- Zune Update: Laura Foy talked to Matt Jubelirer to find out the latest Zune news about where the Zune is now, where it’s going, and what’s coming next.
- Windows Home Server will live in your closet, simplify your life: A show of hands: Who here among us is storing all of their important data (media and otherwise) in a safe location where it’s constantly accessible, as well as backed up to prevent loss? Not a lot of hands here at the 10 HQ, and probably not many of the rest of you. Well thanks to CJ Saretto and the Windows Home Server team, that sort of digital responsibility is now much easier to live up to.
As a small, headless box that lives on your network and in your closet, a Windows Home Server can quickly grow the pool of storage from which all of your shared files for each of your users lives. The backup engine in Windows Home Server also silently backs up the entirety of each machine connected to it every night. And because the data is always online, using the built-in remote access abilities, you’ll also be able to access your data from any machine on the planet.
- You heard it People! Carbon is real!: You heard it from the mouth of Microsoft “Carbon” is official. Now xbox lovers can enjoy episodes of their favorite television shows from the comfort of their wireless 360 controllers. They’ve added television into the menu in your dashboard.
Now you can watch Desperate Housewives and Tyra all at the same time. But don’t worry your friends will still think you’re playing Halo.
- Photosynth and Seadragon offer a glimpse at the next great UI: When the power of Seadragon and Photosynth are combined with images from many different sources, the potential applications become very exciting. Fusing the photos of a particular location taken by multiple people, geo-data can be learned as opposed to manually entered. Now if only we could merge these technologies with some gloves with glowing fingers…
- The UMPC Media Experience takes one fat leap forward!: The application launcher that came with the first UMPCs last year was quick and easy to use, but once you made your choice the user interface became decidedly less, “fat-finger-friendly.” Thankfully people like Jeremy White and Emily Rimas on the UMPC development team.
The media experience on a UMPC has improved dramatically. Listening to music, displaying photo slideshows, and watching videos are all now extremely fat-finger-friendly. The scroll bars, window buttons, and general navigation are also easier to manipulate sans stylus. In addition, the team worked with the kids who build Microsoft Reader in order to make reading digital books easier. Not only is the UMPC grown into a more capable media device, but now it runs Vista too!
Keep a regular watch on Channel 10 for update!
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