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  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows SDK–Part I

    Image and Video processing applications have been always interesting and impressive. You can easily “wow” your audience with the magical stuff you can do with your machine. The issue we always have with this kind of applications; we need a specific set of skills in math and good understanding...
  • Blog Post: Hand gestures to control Windows mouse cursor – Kinect for Windows

    Did you know that Kinect for Windows for lets you control the Windows mouse cursor with your hands? It lets you interact naturally with your computer. How the application works? Cursor Moving Just move your hand for controlling the cursor. The recognition of your hand is a bit insensitive...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
  • Blog Post: Feel The Force.. You are the Controller

    Long time ago, In a galaxy far far away..... To be precise, about 6 days ago, at the Address Downtown Hotel right next to the towering Burj Khalifa, I witnessed Microsoft unveil Star Wars for the Kinect. In 2 words, "I'm impressed". a) Microsoft knows how to throw a party. b) After being a Star...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars is Coming to Kinect!

    In anticipation of the Kinect Star Wars launch, Radio 1 is hosting a week long (April 1st-5th) competition for both its Breakfast Show and Simon B (afternoon) listeners. Kinect Star Wars is the ultimate in family entertainment as it brings together family members of all ages – games and Star Wars fans...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    Want to win a Kinect? or a trip to Australia? This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe....
  • Blog Post: The Kinect Accelerator

    Ten Startups.  Three Months.  Unlimited Innovation. If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Turning Any Surface into a Touchscreen

    I stumbled upon this article and was really amazed at what people are doing using Kinect.  This project, developed by Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute, looks like something from a science fiction movie.   Check out the full story :
  • Blog Post: Last Call for Microsoft Student Partners in the UAE!

    Attention students! This is the last and final week to submit your application for the prestigious Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program! What an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft family :) Students do not need to have technology-related major. They do need to have a true passion...
  • Blog Post: Learn Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals for KINECT SDK

    Now that the KINECT SDK is out, many of you can hardly wait to start developing! You can start by learning about it's skeletal tracking capabilities by visiting Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals . Make sure to wach the video, which covers the basics of skeletal tracking using the Kinect sensor. You can...
  • Blog Post: Availability of KINECT for Windows SDK Beta

    Imagine having the opportunity to develop using KINECT's amazing environmental awareness, skeletal tracking and natural user interface capabilities. Well, the day has finally come!!! Developers and researchers can now download Kinect for Windows SDK! Here's the answers to the most common questions regarding...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope with KINECT

    Microsoft Research held an event on Microsoft Campus called TechFest, where various new projects and prototypes are showcased from their labs. TechFest is an annual event that allows researchers from Microsoft Research’s locations around the world to Redmond to share their latest work with fellow...
  • Blog Post: Imagine the Future with Skype + KINECT...Wow!!!

    Now that Microsoft has purchased Skype for over 8 Billion dollars, the next logical question, is now what? With the world watching, we can’t help but start to imagine what our future would look like when these two companies combine forces. The future is exciting indeed! Can you imagine a...
  • Blog Post: New Use for Kinect: Teaching Kids in Africa

      A story that began with a mischievous Icelandic volcano has ended happily with South African schoolchildren using Kinect for Xbox 360 to learn English. As Kinect continues to gain more momentum, we are seeing various uses for this technology.   Read about how it’s being used in South Africa...
  • Blog Post: TechEd TechEd TechEd!! The Countdown begins…Only 3 weeks left to TechEd Middle East!!!

    Why am I so excited about TechEd Middle East? Because this year’s event in Dubai will not only be full of incredible technical training sessions, but opportunities to really have fun while you learn! Yes, it’s true, it is possible to have some fun at a technical education event and here’s...
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