Sunday, February 24, 2013

Racing Rivals

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Masonite Studios proudly presents its very first video game! Racing Rivals is a simple racing game where you can race against two rivals on a variety of maps. As you win races more cars and maps become available to you to drive. Racing Rivals uses an Artificial Intelligence system that makes your Rivals a challenge to beat!

Racing Rivals was built with desktop and touch interfaces in mind. On some platforms it even supports the Microsoft Xbox 360 controller!

Where to Play
Download Racing Rivals on the Windows 8 app store or try the trial free here!

Received Editor's Pick!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Holographic Juggling (video)

On the seemingly never ending quest to make a Holo-Deck as seen on Star Trek our friends from the Sensors and Devices Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge present something... well close to what we are looking for. follow the link for a video.

Driverless Cars

Nevada has officially become the first state to issue drivers licences to driverless cars.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Record Your Dreams (Video)

Do you remember back in 2001 when the movie Final Fantasy The Spirits Within came to theaters? Were you just as blown away by the stunning technology the creators of the film designed? Well we can move one more of those technologies from the science fiction column to the real life column. Our friends the scientists from UC Berkeley have developed software that records the blood flow to the visual nerves in your eyes, learns what you are seeing and then

Friday, September 9, 2011

Google Earth

For the last few years Google Earth has slowly been improving.  I never though it was all that important or useful until I was up late one night unable to sleep.  I got on Google maps and was looking at home from the street view.  I then realized that I could look at Google Earth right in my browser.  I opened it up and I was suddenly seeing buildings in 3d right on the maps.  I went searching around my old home town and noticed my own Elementary school was built in 3d!  Almost every building in downtown Salt Lake City was there as if in real life.  I couldn't believe it.  Much of the work comes from people who probably have more time on their hands than they know what to do with or they are just really good and really fast.  Keep up the good work whoever it is that makes our world in 3d.  More pictures after the break. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Windows 8 Explorer Improvements (Video)

Windows 8 Explorer looks to be very promising.  With the things Microsoft has learned from their telemetry information they finally realized the only thing we use Windows Explorer for is for managing files (isn't that what it was made for?).  Well they smartened up and put the top ten most used commands (when stacked together they make up 81% of all use in Windows Explorer) into a ribbon on the top of the screen; making the user interface into something usable for both a tablet and a mouse.  Which freed up a ton of screen real estate and optimized for a wide screen computer.  They even took and implemented the most requested features including the much missed "Up" button!  Check out the video after the break.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Real Racing for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

As of late I have been terribly distracted by one of the best games for the iPhone I have ever played.  Real Racing 2 by Firemint has taken my free time by storm.