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Microsoft will enhance Kinect experience with hand recognition

Microsoft is close to enhancing the Kinect with hand gesture recognition. The Kinect’s hand detection will soon allow app developers to implement features such as…

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Xbox SmartGlass will be integrated with Windows 8

Today at the E3 conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft introduced Xbox SmartGlass. Here’s what Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing officer for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business had…

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Kinect In Space?

We all know what the Kinect is by now right? Its a peripheral built by Microsoft for use as a weight measurement system onboard the…

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Poll – Should Microsoft spin off their Windows Gaming division?

There’s a fantastic article on seekingalpha.com by Dana Blankenhorn. He makes the point that Microsoft stock “will always be weighed-down by the volume, and…

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Microsoft Research OmniTouch looks really promising

I saw this and had to share this with you guys. This may be the future and it is absolutely insane! Microsoft Research is showing new technology…

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Avatar Kinect is on it’s way

What is the Avatar Kinect? Well, simply put it’s the ability to conduct virtual meetings among avatars using the Kinect. Instead of using a Webcam image…

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The Kinect is Microsoft’s not so secret weapon

My cousin Efosa told me a while ago “Watch out for the Kinect, it’s really amazing”. Well as usual, he was right. This tool is turning…

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Windows 8 able to play Xbox games?

This one is a nasty rumor that will not go away just like an infection. A number of sites are reporting that Windows 8 will let…

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My Top 5 ways to use the next version of the Kinect on Windows 8

So the Kinect is one of the coolest things that has come from Microsoft in quite a while. The camera that connects to the XBOX…

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Facebook and Skype team up to offer new Facebook Calling

The war for desktop video has begun and Microsoft/Facebook have struck the first blow. Facebook this Wednesday said it’s bringing Skype video calling to the social…

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Microsoft shows Windows Phone and Kinect integration

Microsoft showed off the interactivity and integration between Windows Phone and Kinect. Some highlights: Windows Phones will be able receive reminders from Xbox for Live TV scheduling. Microsoft’s Bing listings…

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Interactive advertisements with Kinect on Windows 8?

One of the main areas where Microsoft is hoping to inspire developers, consumers and investors is interactive television. At the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Microsoft unveiled…

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Microsoft expected to unveil Avatar Kinect service soon

Microsoft research and strategy chief Craig Mundie revealed that Avatar Kinect, Microsoft’s video-conferencing feature of the Xbox 360, is due to launch within a few…

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Microsoft announces Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)

Microsoft has released 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) beta. The Kinect is a horizontal camera that sits at…

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Microsoft and Windows 8: An Interview with Winrumors.com’s Tom Warren

I’ll start by saying I am a huge fan of Tom Warren. I love his site and the length and tone of his stories. For those who…

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Microsoft and Windows 8: An Interview with Debra Shinder

Recently, I reached out to Deb Shinder to get her opinion about the next version of Windows known as Windows 8. DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER, MCSE, MVP…

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Microsoft and Windows 8: An Interview with Network World’s Jon Brodkin

As most of you know, this blog is on a quest to find respected members of the tech community to get their opinions on the…

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Kinect will be coming to Windows – Ballmer

More hints that the Kinect is coming to Windows 8. Ballmer was asked the following question by the BBC: “Will you plug-in the Kinect to the…

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Microsoft demos Kinect SDK

Microsoft today gave a sneak peek of what might be possible with the official Kinect SDK at the MIX11 conference with a brief demo of…

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Microsoft and Windows 8: An interview with Stephen Chapman

Recently, I read a very comprehensive blog post on ZDNET by Stephen Chapman that cleverly laid out some elements of Windows 8 and…