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  • Blog Post: Talking to Slate

    No, I haven’t got myself an iPad and starting talking to it….I’m talking about a demo fest I helped host yesterday with the crew from Slate’s Culture Gabfest . Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner came by to check out Kinect so Ryan Moore and I took them over to our Visitor Center and showed...
  • Blog Post: Kinect hits the comics

    [image credit – foxtrot.com ] Kinect meets popular culture. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Kinect - Dancing with invisible light

    The Kinect redirection continues – Herb Kim pointed me to a Flickr gallery by Audrey Penven who has been busy taking infrared photos of the “dots” that Kinect creates. Here’s how Audrey explains it A series of interactions with Kinect's infrared structured light With these images I was exploring the...
  • Blog Post: What next in the adventures of Kinect?

    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...
  • Blog Post: You're looking at 5 million years of R&D…

    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...
  • Blog Post: Xbox rewind

    Been doing this already. Soon, everyone will be talking this way Tweet
  • Blog Post: Today is a good day to be in Redmond

    I’ve been buried in the nooks, crannies and corridors of Redmond for the last few months but today I poked my head above the parapet and strolled by the Company Store (needed a new Xbox Live Gold membership). Lines are forming outside the store for the arrival of Kinect and the staff had a look of trepidation...
  • Blog Post: Cats in the house

    Can’t. Wait. To. Get. This. Game. This week… Tweet
  • Blog Post: Xbox Kinect ads break cover

    I don’t need to tell you do anything you don’t already know here – see ‘em all at http://www.youtube.com/user/xbox   Tweet
  • Blog Post: Shape up…Kinect is coming

    Video demo for Your Shape : Fitness Evolved for Kinect – I need the game for sure and love the video. Reminded me of a Sony Bravia ad at times and  I love the visuals in the video….augmented reality styleee. Nice. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Room sized 3D computers

    This week while visiting Duke University and MIT, our chief research and strategy officer, Craig Mundie showed a demo of a stereoscopic 3D environment. He played a multiplayer game and showed a retail experience blending virtual and physical environments. Wall and room sized displays are not that far...
  • Blog Post: We’re entering a new era of “natural user interfaces”

    Not my words (though I’ve been know to say them)….these are the words of David Rowan, Editor of Wired UK as he introduced their latest issue which had Kudo Tsunoda of the Kinect team on the cover. Here’s what David had to say… I’m in Cambridge, at Microsoft Research, and I’m looking at the future of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s vision of the future

    Courtesy of this last months EDGE magazine from the UK. I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy from Barnes and Noble in Bellevue. It’s a pretty in depth review with interviews of Microsoft folks, game developers and others. I wont spoilt it for you as there is a lot to read in there – in closing they say...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: the backstory

    Network World covered Craig Mundie’s talk at our Financial Analyst Meeting last week and zoned in on the Kinect discussion. As we looked at the Wii and thought about removing the controller entirely from gaming people in our XBOX team initially thought it couldn't be done. “ They concluded it was impossible...
  • Blog Post: New XBOX 360

    Pretty sweet looking….glad I just offloaded my original 360 :) Lots more photos over on MajorNelson’s Flickr site and on the Microsoft Blog . In other news, 25m users on XBOX Live…that’s quite a cloud service. Oh and Kinect will launch on November 4th. Worldwide. Check out the full event with game footage...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars gameplay on XBOX Kinect

      Wanna see what it’s like to be a Jedi using XBOX Kinect ? Check out this video courtesy of Wired . To quote them   Oh man! It turns out that Star Wars Kid was doing nothing less than predicting the future. The awesome future. Microsoft has demonstrated its Project Natal, which has been renamed...
  • Blog Post: Note to my family: you’re all getting Kinect

    Natal is no more – welcome to Kinect . The official name was announced last night along with game demos such as Star Wars (you’re the Jedi) to yoga, rafting and even a baby pet tiger simulator. The dashboard interface is said to be very Minority Report like (I haven’t played with it yet) and of course...
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