Microsoft applied for a patent in 2010 and is expected to announce the product later this year.
Microsoft, Apple and Google are heading into the living room as users are buying laptops, tablets and phones instead of desktops. It’s the post-desktop era; not post-PC.
Tracing Microsoft’s success with the Kinect and comparing it to Windows Phone 7, Sony PlayStation, Apple’s iPhone and Android.
Microsoft India demonstrates the Xbox Kinect at malls and is taking pre-orders.
A few months back Razer co-founder Min-Liang Tan visited Mumbai and showed us a few of his company’s products, he was particularly proud of the Razer Mamba. The Mamba was small in size and had two modes of operation – wired and wireless. Not two different products, but the same mouse could switch between the wired and wireless mouse mode on the fly.
According to an interesting patent application I came across, Microsoft plans to save its users health records so that it can customize the gaming experience accordingly.
There have been several instances where continuous gaming has adversely affected physical and mental state of an individual. The patent application gives an idea about how Microsoft plans to address this issue. Microsoft talks about obesity and how it has plagued the US, Microsoft intends to make gamers undertake assignments and tasks according to their health records.
Here’s a flow chart that details how the system is intended to work:
Videos of the demos shown at Steve Ballmer’s Cloud webcast at Univeristy of Washington.
Microsoft releases 3D games for the Zune HD, Wireless N adapter for the Xbox 360 & Natal will be available from November 2010 for $80
Microsoft has job openings for Motion designers, Interaction designer & Industrial leads to develop user interaction models.
Use your Xbox 360 Controller as a mouse & control your PC with it.