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Windows 8, What are we Expecting?

Microsoft are set to formally unveil Windows 8 in just two days at their BUILD conference in California, but what are we expecting them to announce.  Some details of Windows…

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XBox 360 Leads Sales for 7th Consecutive Month

The latest figures from Microsoft, about the Xbox 360, shows that it has led in sales in the console market for the seventh consecutive month. Microsoft finds that Xbox 360…

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Microsoft and ESPN Update XBox Live Entertainment

Microsoft and the Sports Newscasting network, ESPN, will be working together to update Xbox LIVE to provide a new format for viewing sporting events. This August 25, the two companies…

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These Aren’t the Droids You Are Looking For … No Wait … They Are

One of the earliest uses of the word Droid came in Star Wars when Obe-wan Kenobe when approached by some Storm Troopers said “These aren’t the droids you are looking…

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Microsoft: “Tinker away with Mango, but beware”

Microsoft seems eager to help developers and hackers “tinker” with their latest products.

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Kinect SDK for Windows Releases for Beta Download

Microsoft has now made available its starter kit for making use of its Kinect device on Windows PC’s. The software giant announced on Wednesday that the beta package would be available today to download in both 32 and 64-bit versions.

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Consumer Hit Xbox 360 Tops Sales Again in May

The Xbox 360 has topped the US console sales market for 11 out of the last 12 months with the lone down month being attributed to a supply shortage. With 270,000 units being sold in May, the Xbox 360 is on track to have the best year in its 7 year history.

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When Will Microsoft License Kinect Hardware to Third-Parties?

There have been very few technologies that have captured the public’s imaginations and become as commercially successful as Microsoft’s Kinect sensor.  The device, which is the product of research undertaken…

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Microsoft’s Vision of Future Computing

At Tech Forum, Microsoft Research showed off some of the things they’ve been and currently are working on in terms of future computing.

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Microsoft Announces Kinect SDK for Windows 7

Microsoft have finally announced that they will be releasing an official SDK (software development kit) for Kinect this Spring. Up until now, all we’ve had is some hackers doing there…

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Microsoft Announces Official Support For Kinect And Windows 7

Last year only a couple of weeks after Kinect hit the market, a bunch of dubious hackers managed to crack the hardware and get it running on a Windows 7…

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Kinect Controlling Windows 7

Microsoft’s latest gaming platform Kinect was hacked only a couple of days ago after it was released. A driver was developed that allowed it to interact with Windows 7 but…

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Microsoft Moves 1 Million Kinects in Ten Days

Microsoft announced on Monday that they have sold over 1 million Kinect units in 10 days. The interesting new technology first went on sale on November 4th and was impossible to…

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Kinect Hacked To Work With Windows 7

Microsoft’s latest little toy, Kinect for the Xbox has only been out a couple of days, but already, someones had a go at hacking it to work with Windows 7.…

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Apple had their Shot at Kinect

Apple was the first choice for the ground-breaking technology, but Apple wouldn’t play nice.

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October 2010 will be a phenomenal month in computing

It’s difficult to underestimate the impact on technology for the next few years that this month is bringing.  So far, October 2010 has been a phenomenal month and there’s yet more…

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Can Apple and Others Keep up with Microsoft’s Next Innovations?

Due to a few leaked documents, we now have a small idea of what to expect in the next version of Microsoft Windows. A Windows Store, a new application platform,…

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Where Are Microsoft Going Next?

Microsoft seem to have this year pretty much sorted and wrapped up. They’ve got Windows 7 – with a service pack, Office 2010 and Microsoft Kinect along with the Xbox…

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