Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

A Japanese teenager has hacked the Microsoft Kinect to create an augmented reality superhero game, which I must say is pretty impressive for a one man hack job. Imagine what teams of professional developers could create in the future!
With the demand for gesture based applications set to explode in the next few years, I seriously think that the Kinect has the potential to be Microsoft’s iPod.

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There is a lot of curiosity in the market regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7.
Will it be able to hold a candle to the likes of iOS which is already at v4 and Android which is fast becoming the O/S of choice for new smartphones? How will Microsoft make any money from the O/S? In all likelihood, it will have to buy its way into agreements with handset makers to load WIndows Phone 7 on their new phones.
The above video gives a comparison of the user interface of iPhone and Windows Phone 7. I must say, the Windows phone is quite slick and much better than I expected, but Microsoft has to ensure that it gets issues like copy/paste and fast app switching sorted out soon if wants to stand any chance of succeeding in the hyper-competitive smartphone market.