musical floppies at students involved with technology 2013 conference

Scott Belluzzi and Sasha Ebrahimi presented at Students Involved with Technology along with my kids, nieces and my daughter’s best friend.  Students Involved with Technology is a yearly conference with presentations by students for students 3rd – 12th grade.  My son began presenting two years ago and last year my daughter was old enough to…

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the windows 8 logo

Last week at an event with Intel, we featured the Fujitsu Q702 which I assumed was preproduction because the new Windows 8 logo was featured on it.  I was informed that it is a production unit today with Windows 7!  Check it out here on Microsoft’s OEM Newsroom site and here on Fujitsu’s site.  There’s…

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8 things about windows 8: hardware and microsoft

Microsoft is marking it’s 30 years in hardware with the announcement of mice and keyboards designed for Windows 8.  Check out that announcement here.  The touch mouse will also have updated device software for Windows 8.  Besides Xbox, keyboard and mice, we’re also releasing the Microsoft Surface later this year – it’s going to be…

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uefi–custom picture and sound on asus laptops

How cool is a custom boot screen and startup sound for your laptop?  Leave it to Asus – now I have a picture and sound file of my choice when I turn on my laptop.  I had noticed in the UEFI settings (that you could have a startup picture and sound, but there was not…

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truly amazing day

4 installations later and windows 8 is running on many of the touch devices i have at my disposal.  so far i have loaded the windows 8 consumer preview on a lenovo x220t, samsung series 7 slate, acer 1420p (the 2009 pdc tablet) and a dell duo convertible.  i also created a windows to go…

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usb 3.0 performance

wow!  last week i purchased an asus n73s notebook with sound from bang & olufsen and liked it so much i got my son an asus n53.  at the top of the feature list was the blu ray player, but having usb 3.0 bootable port in a laptop for windows 8 performance improvements is night and day.  i…

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summer hardware, software and dogfood

it seems not a month goes by at microsoft where you aren’t testing something or submitting feedback on software.  if you enjoy living between what is here and what’s next, microsoft is a really fun place to work.  it’s obviously not the only company that is introducing new hardware, software and services, so here’s a…

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daskeyboard revue and dvorak mod on an acer 1420p

i’ve been using my daskeyboard for a couple days and if you miss the feel of an old school electric typewriter, you’ll really enjoy this mechanical keyboard.  today at lunch i modded (slang for modified) my keyboard on my acer 1420p.  this little tablet has gotten a lot more use than i ever imagined it…

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full operating system vs mobile operating system

3:50 pm it’s been less than 24 hours since i memorized the dvorak keyboard and i’m no speed demon as this post will attest to… 3:54 pm but what the four minutes of trying to remember where the colon is on the dvorak layout (it’s where the shift + z should be!), another powerful reason…

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february post

i haven’t had a formal post in almost a month, so this one has some information that’s been accumulating in my head or other places on the internet.  on february 11th i presented the keynote at sit (students involved with technology).  i showed ford sync, microsoft tag and then some of the translation work that…

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