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Microsoft’s New Commercials Promote Windows Phone 7 and Windows Live Services

Microsoft advertisement has taken a U-turn ever since Windows 7 launched. There ads have meaning now and actually make sense to the average consumer. They show off why you should use the product and what its benefits are. The latest round of commercials from Microsoft does just that; show off the wonderful features of digitally connected devices and services in Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Xbox 360 “Dance Central Dance Battle” Challenge, Join Now For FREE & Win Exciting Prizes!

So you think you can dance? Wanna share your dance moves with the world? No problem! In fact, you can actually do it right from your living room. All you need is an Xbox 360 gaming console with Kinect™ motion senor and you can join the “Dance Central Dance Battle” social media challenge, presented by Brickfish.com. All you need to do is download the sample …

Kinect Support for Windows PC planned says Ballmer

After all the Kinect hacks we’ve been posting here on iTD, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kinect support for PCs is on the cards.  The confirmation came through BBC’s show Click Online, when Ballmer told them: We’re trying to move beyond gaming to include the world of socialization, movies, TV, music, and we’re trying to make the whole experience accessible to everybody in …

Avatar Kinect connects in Spring (Video)

Microsoft Studios have announced the launch of an Avatar Kinect for coming Spring. In regards to what this new add-on exactly is, the Avatar Kinect is supposed to be a feature that allows communications between players relative to a virtual home-like setting. Although one may feel that this should have been announced together with the announcement of the Xbox 360 kinect, but oh well, it was …

Microsoft Kinect hits 8 million shipment sales

During his announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that a total of 8 million Kinect devices had been sold following the first 60 days of its launch. The CEO added that over 50 million Xbox 360 units had also been sold till date and that such milestones will keep coming. Microsoft is also expected to release a Kinect-enabled ESPN football …

From a Motion-Sensing Kinect to a Motion Capturing Kinect device [Kinect Hack Video]

Yes, it’s true. We had previously covered how Kinect hacks had paved way for RTS interface concept and also how Kinect could augment images of the user. This time round, we show you how Kinect usage has become even more practical with the allowance of home grown motion capture.  Motion capture is not easy business by any means – it involves effort which is why …

RTS Game RUSE added to the list of Kinect Hacks [Video]

If you thought that PlayStation 3 was the only latest target on hackers’ radars, think again. Apparently, it feels as if the Xbox 360 game, RUSE is being controlled via the Kinect device but in actuality, it is a whole different story. Applying a Kinect interface to the PC version of RUSE allowed Evoluce’s multitouch and gesture computing boss, Wolfgang Herfurtner to control the gameplay …

New Fight Night Champion trailer exhibits a bit more than just boxing

EA seems to have beefed up the career mode of their soon to be released game, Fight Night Champion. We say that due to the extra bit of spice that is evident from the new trailer from the game. The trailer exhibits a drama-filled journey of a fictious Philadelphia fighter named, Andre Bishop as he fights his way to glory and punches his way through …

New Augmented Reality Mirror Kinect Hack Shows Your Skeleton

Kinect hackers are hard at it again. A team in Germany have now created an augmented reality mirror through various hacks using Microsoft Kinect. Tobias Blum and his team from the Technical University of Munich are responsible for the fine manipulation of Microsoft’s hardware. In order to do an overlay of a CT volume with the video image from the Kinect, they use skeleton tracking. …

Behold! More Mass Effect 2 Content on its way

If the second installment of Mass Effect two series was just not enough for you gamers out there, here is something that might well put a smile on your faces- Bioware has announced the release of yet another downloadable content package for Mass Effect 2 which will be due in 2011. During his announcement on the Daily News posting, the developer claimed that Cerberus Network …