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Tag: Microsoft

Crystal Kinect: You are the *Sparkly* Controller

Crystal Kinect: You are the *Sparkly* Controller
I can’t figure out what the obsession is with companies dipping gadgets in tacky crystals. Maybe it’s so bloggers like me will write about them. Damn. I’m just perpetuating the madness. I’m part of the problem, not the solution.

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.
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Microsoft Offers Special Holiday Lights Themes to Finish Your Geeky Christmas Desk

Microsoft Offers Special Holiday Lights Themes to Finish Your Geeky Christmas Desk
This time of year, geeks all around the country start to pull out their decorations at home and some even decorate at the office. You know who we mean, that person in the cubicle next to you that has flashing lights and all sorts of decoration on their desk.

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface
I’ve been thinking about computer interfaces for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised that Microsoft is embracing the hacking of the Kinect, instead of shunning it. The latest hack includes using the Kinect as an interface for your computer.

Kinect Hack Du Jour: Body Morphin’

Kinect Hack Du Jour: Body Morphin’
It seems as if the hacking possibilities for the Xbox 360 Kinect just keep expanding. Today’s hack? How about a way to map your body into a real-time 3D image, then distort it.

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.

What Microsoft’S Kinect Looks Like in Infrared: Spooky!

What Microsoft’S Kinect Looks Like in Infrared: Spooky!
Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you must be aware that Microsoft has just released their Wii-competitor. It’s an accessory that works with your Xbox 360 and it’s called Kinect. What’s really interesting is how the Kinect works when looked at with an infrared camera.

Bmodo12 Windows 7 Tablet for Geeks Wanting Something Other Than the iPad

Bmodo12 Windows 7 Tablet for Geeks Wanting Something Other Than the iPad
We can all blame Steve Jobs and the iPad for the frenzy of tablet computers that are coming to market and gripping geeks everywhere. Some people just don’t want to cough up the cash an iPad costs considering the thing is so closed and lacks Flash support among other issues.

Ben Heck’s Xbox 360 Slim Portable Hits the Web

Ben Heck’s Xbox 360 Slim Portable Hits the Web
This is far from the first time that Ben Heck has put together an Xbox 360 portable, but it is the first Xbox 360 Slim portable he’s done – or that anyone has completed, for that matter.

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel. Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.

Kin Mobile Phone Failure Takes $670k Out of Steve Ballmer’S Pocket

Kin Mobile Phone Failure Takes $670k Out of Steve Ballmer’S Pocket
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is a character for sure. The guy is one of those CEOs that is very animated and at times says things that make you wonder what he was thinking. If ever there was a reason to see a sweaty and pissed off Ballmer, this is that day.

Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Places Images on Your Keyboard

Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Places Images on Your Keyboard
Similar to the design of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis keyboard, Microsoft Applied Science’s prototype input device features a completely customizeable digital keycaps and a full-color touchscreen at the top. The adaptive keyboard can automatically adjust images on the keyboard and touch panel to match the appropriate application context.

Kinect Four Features Extreme Realism, Actual Dog-Petting

Kinect Four Features Extreme Realism, Actual Dog-Petting
Microsoft’s Kinect is a highly advanced controller, capable of detecting and tracking the whole human body (as long as players are not sitting and/or Asian models in swimsuits). But if you think that’s impressive, wait ’til you see what the Kinect Four can do.

Kinect Preview at Macy’S: Freakin’ Hardcore Yo

Kinect Preview at Macy’S: Freakin’ Hardcore Yo
Last month, Microsoft’s worldwide marketing manager Ryan Moore said that hardcore gamers will be the first to buy Kinect (but not because Kinect is for hardcore players, he just assumed that hardcore players were the type to embrace new tech).

Kinect Forza Demo: Do Not Want

Kinect Forza Demo: Do Not Want
To show off the capabilities of the new Kinect, Microsoft presented a demo of Forza Motorsport, which will be released next year. The demo showed how we can drive cars just by putting our hands in the “10 and 2 positions,” as if holding a steering wheel.

New Xbox 360 Slim Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed

New Xbox 360 Slim Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed
At today’s E3 press conference, Microsoft lifted the covers on their greatly-anticipated update to the Xbox 360’s hardware. It’s not called the Xbox 360 Slim as anticipated, rather simple “The New Xbox 360”. The New Xbox 360 features a smaller case then previous models (it was actually hiding inside an original Xbox 360 case before its reveal today).
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