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Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 Leaked, Microsoft Looks To Apple (msftkitchen.com) 1

j0hnyquest writes: Over the weekend, the Italian Windows site Windowsettea managed to get ahold of a leaked Microsoft presentation on Windows 8. The presentation contains a large number of slides from what seems to be a Windows planning committee on the companies next generation operating system. Windows 8 promises to have an array of new features, such as Facial Recognition, Touch Screen Capabilities, and a new feature called Theming. Of special note is a slide entitled "How Apple Does It: A Virtuous Cycle" where they look to Apple as an example of how product satisfaction leads to brand loyalty and profit. The presentation also mentions a new Microsoft App Store for Windows 8, which TechFlash has dubbed 'Mac Envy'.
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 Leaked, Microsoft Looks To Apple (msftkitchen.com)

j0hnyquest writes: "Over the weekend, the Italian Windows site Windowsettea got ahold of some super secret squirrel Microsoft presentations apparently laying around on the internet somewhere." The leaked presentation contains a large number of seemingly legitimate slides from a Windows planning committee. Of special note is a slide entitled "How Apple Does It: A Virtuous Cycle" where they make the groundbreaking assertion that product satisfaction leads to brand loyalty. The "Mac Envy," detailed here: doesn't stop at just product loyalty — Microsoft even has plans to introduce their very own "App Store."

Submission + - Sparkfun's Free Day Forces Shutdown

j0hnyquest writes: In lieu of their $100,000 giveaway which has nerds across the world frantically trying to login to the site, the Sparkfun servers have been so busy that the site has been forced to shut down with the message at their homepage (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php)

SparkFun Electronics is Temporarily Closed!
SparkFun Electronics has been temporarily closed while necessary upgrades are installed and configured.
Please be patient and check back soon. We're working tirelessly to make this down time as brief as possible.

The site slow down started last night, when it became impossible to log in, and the site was shut down this morning.
Robotics

Submission + - SPAM: How Robot Used ?

plcladder writes: As we know that technology is developing rapidly. Almost in one year we can find new technology being introduces to the public. The basic function of technology is to help the activities done by human so they will become easier and have maximum result. One of the technologies that have been developed is robotics.
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Programming

Submission + - 7 Inspirational Drag and Drop Web Applications (interlogy.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Drag and drop is one of the most underused features on web applications. Although there are really cool libraries, we haven’t seen a lot of adoption on this front. Using drag and drop on a web application can make it user friendly. It gives users flexibility to easily place and sort objects which can be very difficult and sometimes ugly to accomplish with buttons or links. Here is a look at seven of the most creative drag and drop web applications.

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