Rohit Aggarwal

May 30, 2007

Multi-touch surface computer by Microsoft

Filed under: Interesting — Rohit Aggarwal @ 12:35 pm
 Surface Computer is a good mix of virtual and real world. The video on Channel 10 reminds me of the movie- Minority Report in which Tom Cruise browses through video archives by moving hands in air. If new technologies excite you, then I suggest you watch the video by Larry on Channel 10. Things in the video gets really interesting after roughly 6 minutes. 

Microsoft Announces Surface Computer  —  At the D: All Things Digital conference Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil Microsoft Surface, the first in a new category of surface computing products from Microsoft that will “break down traditional barriers between people and technology”.Source:   TechCrunch
Author:   Duncan Riley
Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts  —  First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects.Source:   Microsoft

Microsoft Surface: Behind-the-Scenes First Look (with Video)  —  The software giant will announce at the D5 conference today that it’s built a new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world.  Go inside its top-secret development with …Source:   Popular Mechanics
Author:   Glenn Derene
First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing!  —  About a year ago I gave a presentation to a group of journalists about gadgets of the future and showed a video about a theoretical multi-touch computing system.  When asked when we would see something like that in the wild, I optimistically ballparked 5-7 years.Source:   Channel 10
Author:   Larry Larsen

Microsoft hopes ‘Milan’ table PC has magic touch  —  At first glance, Microsoft’s secret project looks like a 2007 version of the sit-down arcade game Ms. Pac Man.  Only if this machine were running the game, you could just take your finger and flick away any monsters chasing the heroine.Source:   CNET
Author:   Ina Fried

via Techmeme


May 27, 2007

Solution of Cell phone signal loss problem

Filed under: Interesting — Rohit Aggarwal @ 7:45 pm

Tricia discusses a couple of future solutions for the cell phone signal loss problem:

Cell phones Want to come in  —  SEATTLE — It’s all too familiar: You enter a house, a concrete parking garage or an elevator and the cell phone call drops.  —  Even worse is the dead zone that’s a permanent fixture on your living-room couch or is like a cloud hovering over your entire house.

Source:   Orlando Sentinel
Author:   Tricia Duryee

Rohit Aggarwal

May 21, 2007

WISE 2007

Filed under: Blogs — Rohit Aggarwal @ 6:24 pm

I am writing this post to point Information System (IS) researchers to the URL of Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2007 (WISE 2007) conference– December 8-9, 2007 at Montreal, Quebec – Canada.

On googling ‘WISE 2007 ‘ I got the following search results:

  1. W I S E 2 0 0 7 | Main / HomePage browse, which is Web Information Systems Engineering conference, 3-7th December, 2007, Nancy, France
  2.  ESEC/FSE 2007, which is a conference at Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007, has Widened Software Engineering (WISE) track
  3. WISE – Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
  4. and so on

Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2007 search result comes at the 17th position. This was a source of confusion to some of my colleagues and by writing this post I hope that WISE 2007 – December 8-9, 2007 at Montreal, Quebec – Canada, will appear little higher in search results.  

Links to prior WISE events: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

In terms of Master Yoda- “May the force [of blogs] be with you” 🙂

Rohit Aggarwal

May 3, 2007

Data for Final Exam

Filed under: OPIM 204- Spring 2007 — Rohit Aggarwal @ 12:09 pm


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