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 pinch-to-zoom in apps thanks to a new handgrip detecting capabilities. An updated SDK, due in the coming weeks, will open this...

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 International Space Station. What? It’s actually just a simple gaming camera attachment for the Xbox 360? I don’t think so. What started out as a child’s toy for the 360, has...

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 outlook, of Microsoft Windows. The business is too big for it to be otherwise.” His idea is simple and (at this point) makes a lot of sense. The Kinect is...

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 that turns any surface into a touch screen. Dubbed OmniTouch, it is a wearable system that allows multitouch input on “arbitrary, everyday surfaces,” according to a...

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 of yourself, you use an avatar to interact with others in a multi-participant conversation over the Web. Microsoft are apparently looking at the Enterprise...

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 out to be one of the most creative and strategic tools that Microsoft have ever come up with. Ever. Check out this video below where surgeons use the Kinect effectively to save...

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 users play Xbox 360 discs on their PCs. According to the rumor, Xbox 360 on PC will require an Xbox Live Gold-like subscription service, but online gameplay will specifically...

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 360 allows you to control certain types of software and games etc with hand movements and gestures. I have put it out there from the beginning that I think that a Kinect 2 is...

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 networking site, and making improvements to its “Group Chat” program. Facebook calls the video effort “Facebook Calling” CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

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 will also be shared to Windows Phone. Xbox users who use Bing to search can then text the details...