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The Kinect, originally developed by Microsoft is a pretty amazing device. Thanks to a few cameras and sensors, the Xbox add-on can accurately detect body movements in real time. Microsoft recently unveiled an SDK, which will allow developers to code their own applications for the device connected to Windows PCs, making good for more than just games. For those of you who don’t know, the term SDK, stands for “Software Development Kit,” and it is a way for companies to provide developers with information that takes advantage of a particular technology. The Kinect SDK is currently in beta form More >
Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky began showing off the Windows 8 operating system (which is fully optimized for tablets) during the D9 conference in California. According to the folks over at AllThingsD, which got an early peak at the operating system, Microsoft’s ultimate goal was to create an OS that cold run on a home computer as well as run on a portable tablet.
The new start screen that can be seen in the picture above shows a tile-based interface that is very similar to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system; one that makes use of the company’s Metro UI. Windows 8 includes Internet More >
Consumer Reports’ recent issue has Apple notebooks ranked at or near the top of every notebook category including small, 13”, 15”, and 17”. We can’t say it is much of a surprise but congrats to Apple for being the rule of the laptop world. It is honestly amazing that one company can dominate (in terms of quality) across the board in this many categories amongst a sea of competitors. There are seveeral well made, well designed, and powerful notebooks out there, but Apple has managed to capitalize on its brand recognition an turn out quality products.
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Here is yet another interesting feature unlocked in Windows 8 Milestone 1 build. Thanks to “Naïveuser” of MyDigitalLife forum. Despite of Windows 8 Build 7850 being very early build doesn’t stop Windows enthusiasts from exploring hidden stuff inside leaked build. Though not many features of Windows 8 are complete or can be found in Milestone 1 but still they managed to get Portable Workspace, New Task manage More >
We have been sharing quite lot of information related to Windows 8. Thanks to Windows enthusiasts for digging into code and uncovering series of new Windows 8 features. We have reported about Push Notifications, Screenshot Snapping and New Webcam App Revealed In Windows 8. The leaked Windows 8 Build 7850 includes a number of new features which are currently hidden because they are obviously not ready for primetime use.
- Windows 8 PDF Reader
- Windows 8 Ribbon UI
- Windows 8 Webcam App
- Windows 8 Modern Task Manager
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We have already reported on the integration of the built-in PDF reading capabilities in Windows 8 as well as the use of Ribbon based user interface to be employed now system-wide. But after the Windows 8 has leaked on the Internet there is a flurry of information coming our way about all kinds of new features that MS is planning to bake in the stable builds of the Windows 8. We have already mentioned about the interesting new feature called Portable Workspace in Windows 8 that will allow to run the OS from a thumb drive.
Microsoft has announced a new Software Development Kit for its Kinect hardware allowing developers, enthusiasts, and researchers to make use of Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing controllers on computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
The new SDK will be available in Spring, with interested developers able to sign up now via the MS Research page.
Kinect’s Windows SDK features:
“The Kinect for Windows Beta SDK will be released later this spring, as we have said previously and in today’s MIX keynote, but it will not be released May 16.”
- The latest advances in audio processing, which include More >
According to several forum posters over at mydigitallife, Microsoft has started issuing Windows 8 build 7971.0.110324-1900 to computer manufacturers via its Connect internal testing system — also known as the “Windows 8 and Server vNext Pre-Release Program.”
Windows 8 interface is believed to be fully 3D, dynamic and able to adapt to user habits. Icons and shortcuts will adapt to different usage scenarios to speed up daily tasks. It is also rumored to include a new fast hibernation system. The system will hibernate in around three to six seconds and save all open documents and running More >
The MacBook Air was and still is a huge hit for Apple – with an estimated 1.1 million 11-inch and 13-inch models sold during the fourth quarter of last year. The MacBook Air launch has been the most successful Mac launch for Apple to date. It is quite an achievement considering just how successful the entire MacBook line has been for Apple over the years.
When talking about sales, Apple rarely breaks the information down with figures by model type. The company prefers to keep their competitors in the dark. During the fourth quarter of last year, Apple made $3.7 billion on notebooks alone More >
Microsoft is recently discovering that you can’t guarantee people won’t leak your new software. The folks over at Win7China (via Windows8Beta) have managed to get a hold of several screen shots of Microsoft’s new operating system, as well as having new info to share with the public.
One of the main headline features that were part of the leaked report included a new “restore” feature. This feature will mean users will always have the option to return their system to a vanilla install of Windows 8 at any time and in just two minutes. At the moment, the only way to reliably do this is toMore >