Emerging Technologies: How Ultrabooks™ Are Paving the Way

This week, Forrester Research, an independent technology and market research company, released  an insightful report based on the results of an global survey that asked respondents what they thought were the most disruptive technologies that were currently emerging or about to emerge.

The Reports of the PC’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

“The PC is dead; long live the PC!” If you look at computing history, we’ve really come a long way in a very short time. Remember those old bricks that required an entire desk set-up to deal with? Now there’s more power in our smartphones than those beasts, and we’re getting ever smaller and powerful with our devices. We’re seeing a merger of mobile and laptops, with convenience and portability the main goals. However, we’re never going to get away from needing something that will help us be productive, and the PC form factor is uniquely positioned to do just that.

Friday Forum Focus: Code Samples, Different Inputs, Unity, and More

A couple Fridays a month, we’re going to look at a few of the most interesting topics that our Ultrabook community forum members have posted about in the past week. We have quite an active forum here and the discussions are for anyone with an interest in developing for the Ultrabook device. Go ahead and jump into any of these conversations simply by clicking on the links.

Code Samples

Implementing Touch and Sensors for Windows* 8 Desktop Games: Confetti Interactive’s experiences developing "Blackfoot Blade"

The implementation for touch and sensors is new for many PC game vendors. Blackfoot Blade from Confetti Interactive* is a 3rd person helicopter game that takes advantage of the touch and sensor capabilities of Ultrabook™ PCs. This case study shares some interesting findings for what worked and didn’t work.
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  • Área de trabalho do Microsoft Windows* 8
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  • Tim Berners-Lee: Developers Are Doing “Incredible Things”

    This week at the World Economic Forum, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, most widely known for his invention of the World Wide Web, gave a talk ranging from topics such as social networking all the way to HTML5. Berners-Lee made a few points that are especially relevant to developers, including the need to code and why we need to enable more logical thinking education in schools in order to raise up the next generation of developers.

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    Four Ways Dropbox Can Help Developers Be More Productive

    Dropbox is a freemium service that offers four basic tools: file synchronization, file versioning, file sharing, and remote backup of files.  It’s an extremely powerful tool for developers especially; as it enables coders to quickly sync their coding projects across networks, multiple operating systems, and a whole host of devices. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how Dropbox can simplify common coding tasks and help developers become even more productive.

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