Speaker: Andrew Spooner

The Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band

We take a look at coding for the Microsoft Band V2. Small device, small show, right? No. It’s an EPIC. We dug into coding for the Microsoft Band and it turned out to be the biggest show that we’ve made to date. There’s a lot in there when it comes to coding on the Band. […]

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Sensors

Sensors

Summer time is Sensor time! We’re back with another show around more natural interactions and more personal computing using device and cloud technology and this time we’re looking at some sensors. In this show, we’ll do some work with location and we’ll look at some other sensors like the compass, the activity sensor and we’ll […]

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Hey Cortana

Hey Cortana

Hey Cortana! We’re back with another show around more natural interactions and more personal computing using device and cloud technology and this time we’re looking at Cortana. In this show we add Cortana into a home automation scenario where we’re controlling lighting using Windows on PC and Raspberry PI. We look at how we can […]

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Pen and Ink

Pen and Ink

They said it couldn’t be done 😉 but we’re back with another episode of ‘Context’ where this time we’re looking at digital ink and digitised pens. Inking has long been a focus of Microsoft and the modern platform built around DirectInk and the InkCanvas control provides a great experience for the user while being the most performant, […]

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Hands

Hands

In this episode of ‘Context’, we take a look at working with hands starting with some simple ideas around using pointers for touch, mouse, pen and then branching off into the 3D plane with cameras like the Kinect for Windows V2 and Intel’s RealSense F200 camera. Here’s a breakdown of the show; [00:00] Hello! [00:20] […]

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Faces

In this episode of ‘Context’, we take a look at facial technologies and how we can make use of face detection and recognition in modern, Universal Windows Apps and also how we can use some of the additional Microsoft Cognitive Services for other functionality and cross-platform work. Here’s a breakdown of the show; [00:00] Hello! […]

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Speech

In this first episode of 'Context', we take a look at speech technologies, looking at how we can make use of speech in modern, Universal Windows Apps but also how we can use some of the additional Microsoft Cognitive Services for cross-platform work and beyond. Here's a breakdown of the show; [00:00] Hello! [00:39] Welcome […]

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The Microsoft Band

Context

Context is a show where we look at some of the more natural means of interaction with devices taking on topics like speech, touch, gesture, pen and ink, vision and ways in which machines can increasingly understand the human body through cameras and sensors. When working with these types of interactions, it's always important to consider […]

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