Windows 8 has begun the evolution of user interfaces and input devices thanks to its Metro interface and the push towards alternative input like touch. While Metro clearly looks like it has touch in mind, what about voice and even motion/gesture controls? Recently Microsoft has begun prepping its Xbox Kinect...

Recently, the iPhone 4S received tons of positive attention for one of its most impressive features, Siri. Apple’s new Siri technology allowed you to fully speak and have it converted to text message, navigate search engines through voice, and more. Regardless of the tons of attention received for the technology...

So once in a while we will get a tip and publish it on this blog and wait…. Sometimes the tips are false (it happens) but just sometimes… In January of this year(2011), a source “Ryan” gave us a tip. From the story then: My source (who I will call Ryan for now) is saying that he’s pretty certain that Kinect...

Microsoft release a new video showing it’s Kinect today. The video, shows how Microsoft have not only used the Kinect for gaming but for other more significant uses like research, business health and science. I have said often often on this site that we have only started scratching the surface of what the Kinect...

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 for...

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...

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 inevitable...

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 of...

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 Kinect NUads, an advertising platform that adds voice and gesture control to advertisements. NUads lets users use voice...