“We always overestimate change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten!” Bill Gates

Kinect

Well 2011 may well go down as one of those years where we all truly underestimated the pace of technology innovation with the phenomenal rise of  http://www.kinectforwindows.org/ . 2011 in may ways was the year of Kinect. Throughout 2011, The UK Academic team have been constantly inspired and amazed by the work faculty, researchers and students have done atop the platform to enhance human computer interaction.

You can take a look some of this innovation over at: http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/ & http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Kinect/Kinect-Effect

And if you have yet to take a look at the Kinect for Windows SDK you can find it here along with additional resources and documentation. http://www.kinectforwindows.org/resources/ 

Lastly, We thought it fitting to highlight Microsoft Research’s Review of 2011 as inspiration for our 2012 Olympic Year !

Year in ReviewResearch quadrants

http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2011/12/31/microsoft-research-redmond-year-in-review.aspx 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2011/12/30/extreme-computing-group-year-in-review.aspx 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2011/12/30/fuse-labs-year-in-review.aspx

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