Tag Archive | "Microsoft"

Microsoft IllumiRoom: Full Next Gen Xbox Demo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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I covered the Microsoft IllumiRoom a few months ago when it was first demoed, and it’s back, this time with a full feature/explanation of the new experience, showcasing all the latest developments that we can expect in the next generation Microsoft Xbox. It’s 5 mins… So grab a coffee!

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Microsoft: illumiRoom Xbox Projection Gaming

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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This piece from Microsoft Research is gaining some momentum this week, called the ‘illumiRoom’, it uses a Kinect for Windows camera along with a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment the TV sits in, converging the virtual and physical worlds for an enhanced gaming experience…. No extra rendering or special [...]

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Windows 8: The Live Tile Experiment

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Microsoft may be under legal fire for the Live Tile functionality in their Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 OS, but that will not stop them from promoting the hell out it. In fact, Microsoft just partnered with Norwegian electro rock band Datarock to bring Live Tile functionality to unsuspecting Oslo residents. The clueless pedestrians [...]

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Microsoft: Food For Thought Campaign

Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Here’s a really nice idea from Microsoft in Australia, called ‘Food for Thought‘, a play on that old saying, now brought to life literally, as Microsoft aim to turn thoughts into currency with a huge crowd sourcing ideas campaign. ‘Food for Thought’ is a roaming experiential event across Sydney, in which they ‘sell’ people food [...]

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Magnum: Pleasure Hunt 2 Advergame

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Everyone loves a race across the internet, so here comes round 2 of the Magnum Pleasure Hunt Advergame, this time taking you for a run in New York, some flight time over Paris and even a surf in Rio De Janeiro through a partnership with Microsoft/Bing Maps as you’ll quickly notice! It’s a pretty good [...]

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IllumiShare: Share Any Physical or Digital Object

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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If you’re wondering how to share physical or digital things, look no further, Microsoft has just showcased “IllumiShare” a real-time, low-cost, peripheral device that looks just like a desk lamp, only it happens to be fitted with a camera-projector pair where the camera captures video of the local workspace and sends it to the remote [...]

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Ponk: Experimental Kinect Gaming Installation

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Here is a another good example of how Microsoft’s Kinect can be used to bring interactivity into the digital space. This video features the game PONK which combines touchless and tangible gameplay. Powered by Kinect, PONK creates a new digital experience by providing an interactive platform combining a 2D playground and 3D real, reactive elements. [...]

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Microsoft: The Future of Xbox Kinect

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Following on from the last “Future” focused Microsoft video I posted last week, come the Kinect Effect, and this one is a little closer to home. It showcases the possibilities of Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, where it began, where it’s been and where it will take us into the future… We’ve been playing with the Kinect [...]

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Microsoft: Our Vision Of The Future (Video)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Here is the latest instalment in Microsoft’s ongoing “Future Vision” series of videos… This time, depicting how technology will increase productivity in your life. It kind of reminds me of the Future of Screen Technology video from this time last year. The video takes us on a highly futuristic journey, but one that is somewhat [...]

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Twitterblitz for Sartalics: Digital Flash Mob

Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Have you ever wanted to demonstrate sarcasm in an e mail, tweet or in a Facebook post? Well three New York interns working at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) are trying to make this possible with the introduction of Sartalics, a font to signify a sarcastic tone. In order to give this movement the best possible [...]

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IE9 Battle for Beauty: Real Life Interactive Game

Monday, June 13, 2011

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Here’s a cool event where real life meets the online world. Last week, in downtown Toronto, Microsoft showcased a real life version of their Battle for Beauty, a multiplayer HTML5 game optimised for Internet Explorer 9.

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Infographic: Mobile Statistics, Stats & Facts 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Microsoft Tag has just released a neat infographic highlighting statistics on how people are using mobile phones in 2011. I also dug up a great video that featured late last year with an array of great mobile “growth” statistics, stats and facts for 2011. The infographic shows that over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ [...]

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Microsoft’s New Street Slide Mapping View

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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If there is even just a little bit of nerd in you, you’re going to love this. Microsoft’s research team is working on a street mapping view called “Street Slide” and by the looks of it, will eventually provide you a whole new experience and some serious visual perspective in comparison to the way you [...]

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Microsoft: Augmented-Reality Maps

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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I guess everyone knows TED Conferences, remarkable speakers from around the world talks about new technologies, future of entertainment, design, science and global issues. Two days ago I watched a video from TED 2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas from Microsoft Live Labs has an impressive talk about their new technology: Augmented-Reality Maps. This technology creates [...]

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XBOX: Lips Jukebox Social App

Monday, November 9, 2009

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AKQA and XBOX have teamed up to launch a new game called Lips – Number One Hits. So to help generate buzz they created a social app using Facebook Connect to import photos from your profile and then overlay a range of lip-syncing videos to create animations of you and your friends singing some of [...]

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