Lift Labs Launch Video

Assistive technology to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor. The device can sense the user’s tremor and compensate. More at http://www.liftlabsdesign.com

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TowTruck: a service for websites to collaborate in real-time

TowTruck is a service for your website that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time.

TowTruck is incredibly easy to set up on your site.  All you need to do is include a couple lines of JavaScript and your site has TowTruck tools enabled.

When a user comes to your site, they’ll be able to activate the TowTruck tool and send a link to a friend to start collaborating on the web site.

TowTruck has collaboration features like cursor-mirroring (allowing you to see your friend’s cursor on the screen in real time), collaboratively editing forms and text, browsing through the site, and both text and real-time voice chat.

More info at: https://towtruck.mozillalabs.com/

Microsoft So.cl: a social networking site for students

It looks like project Socl/So.cl/Tutalip is finally gone live:

So.cl (pronounced “social”) is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.

Great to see that it uses Montage.

Read more about Socl.
Go to So.cl.

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Microsoft Translator Labs: Contextual Thesaurus

This is a prototype Contextual Thesaurus developed by Microsoft Research. Actually, it’s quite a bit more than that: it’s an English-to-English machine translation system that employs the same architecture that the Microsoft Translator uses when translating different languages. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first large-scale paraphrasing system anywhere.

Read more about the Contextual Thesaurus  or try it yourself.

Wikipedia: Thesaurus.

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