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Imagine Cup Dispatch: Here We Go Again

Adam Daniels | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Adam Daniels

The ultimate science fair is back. The Microsoft Imagine Cup has hit New York City -- the first time since it's been in the U.S. in nine years. For t...

E3: Microsoft and Sony Preview

Turnstyle | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

The 9 Best Kinect Hacks

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.30.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's Kinect, which sold twice as fast as the iPod when it launched, lets users play games without a controller, and just by moving their hands,...

WATCH: Ladies' Virtual Dressing Room Is Powered By Kinect

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

Ever want to try on clothes without the hassle of getting dressed and undressed? An augmented reality dressing room, outfitted with Microsoft's Kinect...

Microsoft Investors Puzzled By Cost Of Skype Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Bill Rigby) - Microsoft Corp's move to buy money-losing Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion was immediately skewered by criti...

World's Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device Is...

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What device sold faster after its launch than the iPad, the iPhone or the Amazon Kindle? If you guessed the Microsoft Kinect, then you're right! ...

Microsoft Upgrade To Let Phones Connect To Xbox

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BARCELONA, Spain — Now that it has hooked up with Nokia Corp. phones, Microsoft Corp. hopes to connect its phone software to the Xbox this year ...

CES 2011: I Second That E-Motion

David Kleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Kleeman

Hardware and software that key off of children's activity are important. New devices liberate kids from controllers and wires, engaging the entire body and upping the intensity.

The Boob Tube vs. YouTube

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

While we are all consuming more media than ever, we are doing less of it together. That's why I often find myself switching on the television -- in order to spend some time with my family.

Microsoft's New Acquisition

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Canesta Inc., which makes 3-D imaging chips, has agreed to be bought by Microsoft Corp. for an undisclosed amount. The deal...

GIFT GUIDE: The Best Gifts For Music & Movie Lovers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Starting to panic because you've got so much Christmas shopping left to do? Don't sweat it! We'll do it for you. Well, give you suggestions for the mo...

Interactive Porn Reaches Kinect

Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It took them more than a month, but the adult gaming industry has managed to crack Kinect and use it for interactive porn...

Kinect Sales Soar Past iPad Record

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The adoption rate of the iPad was celebrated as the fastest ever in electronics history. Now, less than a year after the tablet's launch, Microsoft ha...

Nintendo's Innovation Gap: When a Disrupter Becomes the Disrupted

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Inder Sidhu

Four years after revolutionizing the electronic gaming industry with its "motion-sensitive" Wii entertainment console, Nintendo finds itself at a cross roads. Make that crosshairs.

Video: Kinect is a New Advertising Platform for Microsoft

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

MONACO --  Kinect, the new device for the Xbox console, which allows players to control the game with their untethered bodies, will be a sign...

Microsoft Opens Chicagoland Store: Local Celebs And Big Products

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Plenty has been said about the opening of the glitzy new Apple store at North and Clybourn: the beautiful glass facade, the elegant plaza, the $3.9 mi...

I've Seen the Future, it's in Seattle!

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

I spent the better part of last month speaking to businesses, disability groups, community groups, high school and university students from New York to Seattle. What a great journey!

Consumer Reports: Kinect Not 'Racist'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Looking to debunk a report that Microsoft's new motion-sensing video game controller might be racist, Consumer Reports says it found ...

REVIEWS: Critics On Microsoft's New Kinect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for photos and additional reviews.* (HUFFINGTON POST/AP, RON HARRIS) There are a lot of futuristic things we're still waiting on: jet ...

Video:Forrester's McQuivey: Microsoft Could be "Dominant Player in the TV Business Overnight"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LOS ANGELES -- While the television industry is abuzz in anticipation over Google TV, the big story in the convergence of television and the Web c...

Sony PlayStation Move Ready for Holiday

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

PlayStation Move, Sony's answer to Microsoft's Kinect for XBOX 360, is not simply a wireless controller: it's an ecosystem focused on the Move motion controller.

Kinect for XBOX 360 Getting Ready for Launch

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Yesterday Microsoft invited us to a private preview of Kinect for XBOX 360. I predict that it will be a holiday success.

New "Motion-Sensor" Video Game Systems Still Haven't Fixed Glitch Which Prevents Gamers From Going Outdoors

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

In entertainment news, despite Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft all entering the state-of-the-art world of "motion-sensor" video games, their systems still haven't fixed the glitch which prevents gamers from going outdoors.

Be The First MTV TJ (Txt Jockey)

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

You can do it from Starbucks because now, after years of forcing customers to walk through a digital obstacle course to access the web, starting July 1st, Starbucks is bringing free WiFi to all its US stores.

Microsoft Kinect (VIDEO, PHOTOS): Controller-Free Xbox Gaming Is Here

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See Microsoft Kinect video and photo below* Microsoft took the wraps off of Microsoft Kinect (formerly known by its code name, "Project Natal"), i...