Today is officially the start of the “Kinect for Windows” commercial program, allowing companies worldwide to get their hands on the Kinect. From there hopefully they can develop innovative applications that can provide improvement to internal operations and build new customer experiences. From today on, any...

Microsoft are continuing to push the Kinect into new hardware platforms. The push seems to correspond with the upcoming release of Windows 8. You may remember that a year ago, we published a rumor that seemed to be heading in this direction. An excerpt: The Kinect 2 will be between 40 to 60% smaller than the...

Just yesterday, I talked about how Microsoft’s future is about a lot more than just Windows. I talked about a few different business sectors that they are involved in such as business productivity, search technology, Xbox and its TV-related ventures, and other similar topics. My point was that Microsoft’s...

OK, the CES 2012 keynote by Steve Ballmer is over and the summary is in progress. Most of you may not remember this, but in January of 2011, we had reported the rumor that Microsoft was developing a version of the Kinect for home use. Now, there is some immediate news. Kinect for Windows is coming on February 1st...

There are many reasons to get excited about Windows 8, from the new touch-friendly Metro interface to its changes that speed up the OS in general. I also feel that one of the greatest parts about the new OS is that it is changing the way we interact with our PCs. Right now most of us have a keyboard and mouse,...

2012 is shaping up to be a rather exciting year for Microsoft with Windows 8 on its way, possibly Windows Phone 8 sometime this year, Kinect for Windows, and the chance of an announcement of a next-generation Xbox (if rumors prove correct). We are gradually seeing a shift away from Microsoft’s core focus as a OS...

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 quickly...

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...

Yikes, this is bananas! The Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in it’s history selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. Sales highlights in the U.S. include: Xbox 360 sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone, with more than 800,000 sold within a period of...

Once again, the Windows 8 gossip mongers have struck and this one is (as usual) pretty interesting. It comes from the same source who predicted a 2nd generation Kinect in detail 11 months ago so who knows at this point. For more details about the source and what he predicted in the past, see this post...