The Kinect sensor has always been optimized to follow voice commands, but what happens when someone else cuts you off or starts talking at the same time? According to Phil Harrison, the Kinect 2.0 can follow a conversation between two people, and interpret commands when more than one person is talking.
The Xbox One's DVR feature can record clips of in-game footage, but Phil Harrison has revealed that players will be able to record their own video commentary on top of pre-recorded clips using the Upload Studio software in conjunction with the Kinect 2.0 sensor.
It’s not much of a secret anymore that Nokia has a number of tricks up its sleeve, which will all get uncovered come October 22, but even with a certified rumor bonanza going on, guessing the exact line-up of the Abu Dhabi event was not easy.
We’ve been tracking hints, following leads and pursuing theories on Nokia’s first ever Lumia tablet for what feels like months now and, despite rumors of a last-minute cancelation, there’s a good chance one of the last pieces of the puzzle is today falling into place.
If you can’t beat them, join them, an old saying goes, and the inventors of that kooky talking refrigerator seem to be following exactly this particular tactic in trying to make their new Windows 8 tablet as popular as Android slates or Apple’s iPads.
Prolific leaker @evleaks has outed two screenshots that show off Nokia’s upcoming Storyteller app, which is expected to debut on Nokia’s Windows RT tablet and 6-inch Lumia phablet.
Windows RT is (pretty much) dead, long live Windows 8.1. That seems to be the message Microsoft’s tablet manufacturing partners want carried out of late, as Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and Acer all look to have something in the pipeline in that department.
Microsoft is set to kick off their Xbox One Tour and introduce their next-gen console to 75 cities across the US, Canada and Europe.
Based on the results of a recent survey taken from a limited number of respondents, American consumers are more likely to purchase a PS4 rather than an Xbox One this holiday season.
Microsoft’s acquisition of R2 Studios points towards integration into future versions of Windows and home automation systems.
Microsoft looks to put an end to one the defining hot button issues of Windows 8 with a return of the start button.
Steve Ballmer’s is set to officially step down as Microsoft CEO in a few months. See – after the break – his energetic, and tearful goodbye to an arena full of thousands of Microsoft employees.
The 13-year ban on consoles is finally coming to an end in China, thanks to the recently established free trade zone in Shanghai.
According to Phil Harrison, Microsoft won't be jumping ship with their newly crafted next-gen console any time soon: the Xbox One will be supported for an entire decade.
Microsoft officially announced today that its next-gen Xbox One console will come with a new fitness service called Xbox Fitness. The service will harness the power of the Kinect 2 sensor to gauge a user’s workout.
Microsoft has always touted the Xbox One's dynamic cloud network, and has attributed its functionality as a core component of their next-gen console. Now Phil Harrison touches upon how the cloudsphere will boost visual performance of the console itself--a feat that Sony's Mark Cerny disagrees with.
Microsoft is building a cloud-based gaming service, and used Halo 4 to demonstrate how the service can be utilized on Windows and Windows Phone.
It’s no longer a matter of speculation, Microsoft is alone in the Windows RT tablet business and will be for time to come. But as hard as it might be to believe, the first-gen Surface RT and Surface 2 will get company sooner or later.
Nokia’s forthcoming ‘Bittersweet shimmer’ firmware update, an extension of Windows Phone’s GDR3 release for Lumia handsets, will update the Glance Screen feature with the ability to display notifications.
Following a painful, brutal first year, the tables appeared to be finally turning for Microsoft’s experimental Windows RT platform, courtesy of a new, considerably upgraded Surface RT and the unexpected keeping of the old 10.6-inch tab in the company’s product line-up for a $350 price point.