Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.
Picsquare.com

Picsquare.com is one of the earliest photo-printing sites in India, and was acquired by Infibeam, an ecommerce major in India some time ago. Yesterday, I received an email from Picsquare.com which had, to use the pop-culture term, FAIL written all over it.

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Concept cars, technology vision videos, and even the scenarios in science fiction movies have been reasons of many of orgasms I have had. However, Microsoft’s peek into the future is built around current products and technologies and looks a certain reality in few months.

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With great improvements in the Windows updates mechanism and several Windows XP users moving to a more secure Windows 7 experience, Microsoft is no more featured in the top 10 vulnerability rating of the latest quarterly malware report released by Kaspersky Labs.

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NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for developing standards and guidelines, including minimum requirements, for providing adequate information security for all Federal agency operations and assets. These guidelines may be used by non-governmental organizations on a voluntary basis. The guidelines are not subject […]

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Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon has released Kindle Cloud Reader, based on HTML5, that allows you to read Kindle books instantly in your browser – online or offline – with no downloading or installation required.

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wikibhasha

WikiBhasha helps the process of enhancing non-English Wikipedia content, and provides an easy to use, intuitive interface to create local language content without the user ever having to leave the Wikipedia site.

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gadgeteer

Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is an open-source toolkit for building small electronic devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio or Visual C# Express. This allows embedded and handheld devices to be built and programmed quickly and easily

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bluehat

The inaugural Microsoft BlueHat Prize intends to encourage the world’s most talented researchers and academics to tackle key security challenges and generate original ideas to protect customers and provide a more secure computing experience.

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Yahoo - Microsoft Search Alliance

As part of the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance, from August 3, Yahoo! search results in Europe will be powered by Bing. Yahoo! will be migrating organic search results for its European properties to the Bing search index.

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Microsoft Touch Mouse

The Microsoft Touch Mouse project was unusual compared with other hardware-development projects, because it combined multiple disciplines in a tightly integrated way.

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Project Daytona is designed to support a wide class of data analytics and machine learning algorithms. Project Daytona is part of an active research and development project in the eXtreme Computing Group of Microsoft Research and made its debut at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit.

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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2011

The twelfth Microsoft Research Faculty Summit was held last week from July 18 through 20 at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. The event encourages research by showcasing the value of industrial research in society, education, and technology transfer and recognizing academic researchers for their contributions.

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced Windows Phone Mango RTM. Today, Microsoft surprised developers by releasing Beta 2 Refresh of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. The latest update showcases Twitter integration in Windows Phone for the first time.

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Microsoft has released Microsoft Camera Codec Pack that enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats. The codec pack allows you to import, organize, and edit RAW files without using third-party plugins or applications.

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vigyan

Microsoft today launched a new state-of-the-art research & development facility in Bangalore, India. Dr Qi Lu, President, Online Services Division, Microsoft inaugurated Vigyan, the swank new 154,000 sq. ft. facility is situated in the heart of the city.

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