Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ultra Mobile PC or smartphone?

Dr. Neil and Hugo Ortega sit down in the nsquared studio to answer the big question; why do I need a UMPC when I have smartphone?
Not surprisingly Tegatech's director Hugo is batting for the UMPC and has some interesting things to say that may mean the end of the smartphone is the future.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

After-Mouse partnership; Surface in French retail stores

At nsquared we are very pleased to announce that Internity, a European leader in telephony and multimedia products announced the first public launch of Microsoft® Surface® in Europe.

For the first rollout, five points of sale in France will each have one Surface unit: Marseille, Plan de Campagne, Narbonne, Toulouse Gramond, Evry and Lyon Part Dieu. The Surface application will allow one or several users to interact directly with the interface with a simple touch. Users will be able to explore all of the products and compare them, access detailed specifications (with photos, 3D images, videos and related products), navigate the Internity website and even select their next purchases with their membership card before checking out.

The software running on the Surface units was built by After-Mouse with help from the nsquared technology team in Sydney.

More info...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Windows 7 with touch and Tablet PC

It seems that Tegatech's Hugo couldn't wait to get back to the nsquared studio in Sydney and start talking to Dr. Neil about Windows 7 and what it means for mobile touch and Tablet PC.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New series on mobile and touch technologies

In a new series of videos, Dr. Neil is pleased to welcome Hugo Ortega, director of Tegatech, into the nsquared offices to kick off a new series of videos on touch and mobile technologies.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Super-Realism in Education with Technology

Dr. Neil and Maridee sit down to discuss the topic of super-realism. Learn how the application of the concept of super-realism helps bring knowledge alive to students. Understand the latest technologies that allow for super-real experiences. Semblio, Surface, and MultiPoint are discussed in this enlightening video.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Engagement and Experience in Education

Watch as Dr. Neil and Maridee discuss the importance of the “suspension of disbelief” in computing and education. Uncover the benefits of a seamless digital environment to students. Students learn easily through play. See how Surface, Semblio, and MultiPoint can contribute to an ever evolving educational environment.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday Fun Theory

At nsquared we love seeing the output of social experiments such as this one in Sweden where they turned a stair case into a piano. The aim was to find out if making the stairs more fun would draw people away from the escalators.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Touch meets mouse

There is some really interesting work coming out of Microsoft Research on the hybrid scenarios we discuss in our NUI paper. The Mouse 2.0 project is one of these, combining the concept of a mouse with multi-touch and gesture recognition. We recommend you watch the video if you don't have time to read the paper.

It should be remembered that this is all still purely research. Do not rush down to the local computer store to buy one of these!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do you glow?

We released the new version of Locus last week on the Apple AppStore.
This week we have released an extra online feature. You can now track where people are posting from Locus on a Silverlight map.
Can you see your glow?
Can you see the glow from your Locus friends?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Integrative and Cross Curriculum learning with technology

Join Dr. Neil and Maridee in the nsquared office in Sydney. Today they talk about how cross-disciplinary education benefits students. Uncover the types of technology that teachers can use to deliver education across multiple curriculums simultaneously. See just how easy this has become through recent technologies such as Surface, Semblio, and MultiPoint.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Are you Awesome?

Do you believe that technology can make this world a better place?
Do you believe that it's possible, through the intelligent use of software, to improve the lives of millions?
We do.

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