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feat_kinectfuture_hlThe future of Kinect
June 5, 2014
Meet some of the people inside and outside Microsoft who are pushing the envelope of human-technology interaction with the latest version of the groundbreaking sensor.

 

feat_LegoRobots_hlHow to build a LEGO robot
May 6, 2014
See video highlights from a recent event where a team from Microsoft competed with peers from Amazon, Egencia, Expedia, HTC, Nordstrom and Zulilly to “Build for Good” — and see how you can start building your own robot.

 

feat_Robots_hlGrowing future engineers with a robot ruckus
April 10, 2014
What do you get when you combine life-size robots, giant rubber balls and a bunch of rowdy teenagers? Mayhem, of course. You also get the recent FIRST Robotics competition. Check out the video.

 

feat_Gigapixel_hlZoom in, zoom out: Seattle comes alive with Gigapixel ArtZoom from Microsoft Research
Jan. 27, 2014
Pan and zoom through Seattle with an amazing level of detail. Can you spot the more than 100 artists and performers captured within the 20 gigapixel image?

 

theme_ForensicsLab_hlMicrosoft, Europol, FBI and industry partners disrupt notorious ZeroAccess botnet
Dec. 5, 2013
Go behind the scenes to see how Microsoft worked with law enforcement and technology industry leaders to take action against a botnet that hijacks searches and exploits search engines.

 

feat_bingsmart_hlSee Bing Smart Search on Windows 8.1 in action
Oct. 18, 2013
Derrick Connell, Bing’s corporate vice president, shows how quick and easy it is to find what you want in Windows 8.1.

 

feat_mirror_hlMirror, mirror: Tech art display reflects changing urban landscape
Oct. 10, 2013
Powered by Windows, installation at Seattle Art Museum gives onlookers a constantly reflection of the city around them.

 

feat_surface_hlOn the Surface
Sept. 24, 2013
Editor Pamela Woon talks to Brian Hall, general manager of marketing for the Surface team, and gets the inside scoop on the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at the New York City launch event.

 

feat_Weta_hlModern movie magic
Aug. 21, 2013
Pamela Woon of On the Whiteboard interviews Weta Digital, the five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company of “Avatar.”

 

feat_3dmaker_hlMeet your 3-D maker
July 30, 2013
While 3-D printing isn’t mainstream – yet – it’s only a matter of time before it is, with the potential to crank out increasingly complex creations as easily as printing a Word document.

 

theme_rellab_hlThis man wants to kill your PC
July 16, 2013
In this episode of “On the Whiteboard,” Editor Pamela Woon goes inside the Microsoft Reliability Lab, where folks get paid to break things. Why is this man smiling? Because his work results in a sturdier, stronger and more resilient product for customers.

 

spot_wbsurface_hlVisit a place where sounds go to die
June 24, 2013
Watch the video as Editor Pam Woon bounces into an anechoic chamber of secrets — the echo-free room on the Microsoft campus where researchers analyze sounds in complete silence.

 

feature_whiteboard_hlOscar winner Randy Thom discusses sound design
June 17, 2013
Microsoft’s new film series explores topics at the intersection of technology and culture, and introduces people, places and things behind the products.