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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...
1 Dec 2010
Kinect hits the comics
[image credit – foxtrot.com ] Kinect meets popular culture. Tweet
1 Dec 2010
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...
24 Nov 2010
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...
22 Nov 2010
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...
22 Nov 2010
Been doing this already. Soon, everyone will be talking this way Tweet
4 Nov 2010
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...
3 Nov 2010
Cats in the house
Can’t. Wait. To. Get. This. Game. This week… Tweet
31 Oct 2010
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
21 Oct 2010
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
19 Oct 2010
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...
8 Oct 2010
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...
7 Oct 2010
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...
24 Sep 2010
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...
2 Aug 2010
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...
14 Jun 2010
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...
14 Jun 2010
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...
14 Jun 2010
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