Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows
Also, from the article: "Although you will be able to download the SDK and use it with an existing Kinect for Xbox 360 for your own, personal development purposes <snip>"
Sounds good enough for hobbyists.
I admit I haven't heard of this before but a quick glance through the documentation reveals nothing that any CS student couldn't knock out with a couple days work. Compared to the excellent Underscore.js (http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/) this comes out as a damp squib. Am I missing something?
Google Rolls Out Chrome 7
It's already there in the latest Chrome Canary builds (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/chromesxs) though you do have to go to "about:flags" to turn it on. It's apparently scheduled for release in Chrome 9.
IE Market Share Falls To Historic Low
I suppose the missing "</p>" tag on your IE-only site best reflects the spirit of your post :)
Microsoft Bing Search Launches Early Preview
The video site is unusable (literally) if you have the debug version of Flash Player installed. I keep getting this error popup which says
Error #2044: Unhandled AsyncErrorEvent:. text=Error #2095: SmartPreviewNetStream was unable to invoke callback onMetaData. error=ReferenceError: Error #1069: Property onMetaData not found on SmartPreviewNetStream and there is no default value.
Penny Arcade On NPR
Would it be too much to expect the summary to actually link to this Penny Arcade comic? Or should I go crawl back under the rock I've been living in? :)
Anyway, for the too-lazy-to-google set, here's the link http://www.penny-arcade.com/
First Look At Windows 7 Beta 1
Are Magazines/Tech review sites/Editorials real anymore or are they just industry backed reviews (aka advertisements)? Is advertisement driven content real journalism?
I remember almost every tech journal I picked up a couple years ago reviewed Vista as the "New Coming". Yet, a year later these journals are bemoaning how Vista "sucks" (which it does btw).
Er. So? They're shills when they say it is awesome, but they speak the truth if they say it sucks later on. Because you know, Microsoft only pays them to gush about Betas.
As for Windows 7 feeling "so much more responsive".. well, depends who is paying you to write that review innit?
Check out http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/10/1522246&from=rss . Even though the article does look at the perceived increase in speed with one raised eyebrow, the comments in that article should be pretty insightful.
Microsoft Invents $1.15/Hour Homework Fee For Kids
Office depot will go one step further you can email them the document and they'll print it at no additional charge on whatever paper you need.
Kinkos does the same thing. https://printonline.fedexkinkos.com/
"Anonymous" Hacks Palin's Private Email
HEY TOM CRUISE!!!!
If you're reading this.
And why wouldn't he read new for nerds :)