VIDEO: Microsoft's Remix Project, a special Surface for musicians
Today at Microsoft's Surface 2 introduction in New York, the company demonstrated its Remix Project, which lets musicians and DJs remix songs using a Windows 8.1 application, a Surface tablet, and a special hardware pad in place of a keyboard. The pad is known as a "blade," and Microsoft has hinted that other special-purpose blades will be available as well.
This week, a National Transportation Safety Board judge dismissed a $10,000 fine that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had lodged against a photographer who had used a drone to take aerial photos for the University of Virginia. The judge found that the FAA hadn't actually issued any enforceable rules regarding the use of commercial drones.
If you've got a Windows XP machine -- either at home or in the office -- consider yourself lucky. In the past, you'd upgrade to a more recent Windows operating system without a thought. Today, you have many options.
It's designed for the 3.5 billion people who have feature phones today. It solves technical problems Google is not interested in and is a better fit for the pre-paid phones popular in developing countries. The only trick is getting developers on board.
The cloud has overcome a lot of its technical challenges, especially when it comes to security. But the biggest problems in cloud computing now are cultural.