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  • Blog Post: Kinect and Audio. How does the Kinect mic and audio array work?

    Channel 9 have published a great interview with Principal Software Architect Ivan Tashev the content is at Channel 9 videos . Ivan who works at MS Research has been responsible for a number of MS audio devices from Kinect to Microsoft Round Table. Ivan talks about the differences between Kinect 1.0 and...
  • Blog Post: Making Science Fiction Real: Microsoft Kinect

    by Asavin Wattanajantra When the Microsoft Kinect came out it extended the Xbox 360 audience, making it attractive to people who weren’t necessarily traditional gamers, providing a physical, fun and interactive experience. But it’s also become extremely interesting to researchers, looking...
  • Blog Post: Interested in the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor

      You can apply to take part in the Kinect for Windows developer kit program. This program, which begins in November 2013, will provide developers with tools and a pre-release sensor as soon as possible so they can start building new applications before general availability in 2014. The program...
  • Blog Post: The power of 3D interaction

    Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has ...read more
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows now on CodePlex

    Kinect for Windows samples are now available under an open source license.   You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/ .  Why is this now on CodePlex? Easy Access -> we will continue to release our sample ...read more
  • Blog Post: Video: 300 developers + 3.5 days = 79 proofs of concept for the Microsoft Innovation Programme

    By Adrian Clarke Before I joined Microsoft I was Director of small innovation companies. For these small businesses, survival was dependent on driving innovation and delivering new, cutting edge products with features that would make them successful in the market. When I joined Microsoft I saw the...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for the PC launching in early 2012

    Kinect is coming to the PC, not as a hack but as a commercial product with dedicated PC hardware, in early 2012, according to the Kinect for Windows Blog . Some of the changes for the PC version include: a shorter USB cable and new firmware for ‘close up’ applications. You can download the...
  • Blog Post: Enter the HoloDesk: See, touch and explore the future of interaction

    Microsoft Research is exploring the future of interaction, including direct 3D interactions with augmented reality. Today’s technology Let’s take a look at the technology that is already out there: Sensors . Today’s mobile devices have sensors that make Star Trek’s...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio’s big impact at EuroSTAR

    by Giles Davies November saw the highly anticipated EuroSTAR event for Software testing take place - A week full of conferences, tutorials and exhibitions on all things testing. This provided the Visual Studio team with the perfect platform to showcase the testing tools available in the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Creating Seamless Experiences

    Dr. Neil Roodyn is a director of nsquared , a Microsoft Regional Director and is a Microsoft MVP for Surface. He’s been involved with Microsoft technologies since 1992 – and spent the 5 years prior to that working with IBM on AS400 and PC technologies. Dr. Neil has moved from very technical...
  • Blog Post: Download the Kinect for Windows SDK beta

    Last week, Microsoft launched the Windows SDK for Kinect beta. The SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, drivers and installation documents, with resource materials for developers who build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Basic using Microsoft Visual...
  • Blog Post: Catch the Kinect Tour this half term holiday

    Stuck for something to do with your little ones this week? Why not pay a visit to Chessington World of Adventures and try out controller-free gaming with the Kinect folks . Until 31st October you’ll find them situated next to the Black Buccaneer, opposite Canopy Capers. The Kinect Tour continues...
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