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Avatar Kinect Available To All Xbox Live Users Now! [VIDEO DEMO]

Microsoft has made Avatar Kinect available to all Xbox Live users for free. It was first revealed and demoed during CES ‘11, by Steve Ballmer. Little was announced at that time, however last week we reported it will arrive by July 27th, but Microsoft has made it available today. This service is part of Kinect Fun Labs, and is surprisingly available for free for all Xbox …

Microsoft Xbox Live Avatar Kinect To Be Released on July 27

Avatar Kinect for Xbox Live will be launched on July 27, by Microsoft. Avatar Kinect was first introduced by Steve Ballmer during CES this year. At the time, not much information was released on the release dates, although Steve Ballmer did say it would launch “later this spring”. However, WinRumors reports that Microsoft may be launching the product by the end of this month. Avatar …

Xbox 360 Cloud Storage Is Available Now!

Xbox 360 users are getting the Cloud storage feature this week which will allow them to download and even resume games on other Xbox 360 consoles. Games will automatically be saved to the Xbox LIVE Cloud storage eliminating the need of carrying them on portable memory unit or an Xbox hard drive. A gamertag recovery feature is also being phased out by Microsoft in favour …

Download Kinect For Windows SDK (32Bit / 64bit) Starter Kit Now!

Today, Microsoft has released the first beta of Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit. The SDK, also described as the “starter kit” is available for download in both 32-bit an 64-bit versions and includes Kinect drivers for Windows, sample codes and APIs. Microsoft wants to encourage development and creation of new academic and entertainment experiences by researchers and enthusiasts using the Xbox 360‘s motion sensor …

Microsoft Sets Guinness World Record Using Kinect…. Again!

Microsoft’s Kinect is one hot item, for multiple reasons. In addition to all the awesome hacks that use the Kinect, it has also been used to set two Guinness World Records. The first was set when the Kinect sold 8,000,000 units in the first 60 days(approx. 133,333 units per day), earning it the title of Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device. The second was set on April …

How To Join Microsoft’s Xbox Guinness World Record Event [April 23rd]

Kinect, Microsoft’s revolutionary motion gaming sensor, has already been awarded the world’s fastest selling consumer electronics device earlier this year by Guinness World Records. The sensor sold around 133,000 units per day for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days of its launch. Now, Microsoft is aiming to snatch yet another of these Guinness titles during the free Xbox Live Gold …

Guinness World Records: Microsoft Kinect Is The World’s Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device!

Guinness World Records has officially declared Microsoft’s Kinect motion gaming controller for Xbox 360 as the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device. The revolutionary accessory sold around 133,000 units per day for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011. These sales figures outstrip both the iPhone and the iPad for the equivalent periods …

Check Out These Kinect Controlled Robots!

Hours after Microsoft’s revolutionary Kinect went on sale, open-source drivers were written to allow the use of the Kinect on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Since then, many Kinect “hacks” have been released, which have brought about many cool uses for the Kinect that it was never intended for. In fact, Microsoft has been excited about the Kinect hacks, and is bringing the Kinect …

Microsoft Hiring Hardware Engineers for Next Xbox ?

Microsoft has posted new job openings for hardware engineers ranging from graphics to audio/video hardware for Xbox. The interesting bit from these job postings is that the team at Microsoft’s Mountain View research campus is looking for defining and delivering next generation console architectures for which the new job postings are up. It looks like Microsoft is hiring new talent for their next generation Xbox. …