….but meantime, check out the latest Windows Phone 7 video of skydivers.
I thought I’d found most of the tricks Windows Phone 7 has up it’s sleeve but no, this puppy has way more tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s one thing I love about the marketing…we’ve not had every feature explained to us in excruciating detail. The team behind it seem to know the delight and childlike glee of finding something you didn’t know was there…it reminds me of the days of Easter eggs.
Head to pocket-lint.com for 72 tips and tricks…here are 3 of my favorites.
A very nice find my by my UK pal Rob Margel (though first spotted by the living legend that is Marc Holmes) - a Kinect interactive experience in Germany. Shoppers took control of the Stachus gate with their leaping, dancing and waving. I don’t know who Sylvie van der Vaart is but she has some HUGE hoop earrings and seemed to love it.
Meantime, it was great to hear Alex Kipman and Shannon Loftis talking to NPR about the “Kinect hacking” we’ve seen since launch. I’ve seen some impressive stuff so far on this front including a Roomba that has been augmented, a Kinect puppet with a Kinect and then this morning a Kinect controlling Windows 7.
I know wake up each morning waiting for the next installment of the adventures of Kinect. If it’s not controlling the traffic flow on Seattle’s roads tomorrow I’ll be deeply disappointed.
Welcome to NUI and as William Gibson would say, “The future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed”. Well, it’s distributed to about 1m Kinect owners at the moment
My pal Kris Hoet came across the poster below and suggested it was missing one evolution of the controller - YOU!
Around Redmond campus, the bathroom mirrors have stickers that say "You're looking at 5 million years of R&D....you are the controller". Maybe we could add a small mirror to the image below in the last spot for Kinect? :)
Well for starters, my Facebook feed is seeing a lot of the action shown above…and conversations increasingly start with a question of which apps I have on my Samsung Focus.
Good to be back in the game.