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TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

Michael Archambault 10

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope computing software was released in February of 2008 by the company’s Research division to display astronomical sky maps. Imagery from the software is provided by the Hubble Space Telescope along with a collection of earth-bound telescopes. The idea for the software, which was originally presented at a TED Conference, is now returning to its roots as a...

Rapid fire camera app ‘Blink’ from Microsoft Research gets new look and features today

Rapid fire camera app ‘Blink’ from Microsoft Research gets new look and features today

Daniel Rubino 46

We last saw an update for Blink back in December. That update simply brought a fix for the Lumia 1520, though it build off of the 2.2 update that brought new features. This morning, version 2.4 is live in the Store and it’s a significant overhaul of the app in terms of design and function. Let’s see what’s new. Blink version 2.4 Fresh new look: New branding and refreshed UI...

Nokia MixRadio updated with new UI features and usability improvements

Nokia MixRadio updated with new UI features and usability improvements

Daniel Rubino 94

We haven’t seen a significant update to Nokia’s fantastic MixRadio app in a few weeks, but that’s changing this morning with version 4.3 arriving in the Store (that’s a bump from version 4.2). What’s more, this isn’t just bug fixes, but rather some fiddling with the UI to make navigation easier and some improvements to the offline mix capability. Diving into the supplied changelog, we...