Have motion controls not whet your appetite yet? Good, because the future of gaming could look decidedly different. A recently unearthed Microsoft patent points to work on a gaming helmet that'll use lasers to project virtual images in front of each eye.
A recently discovered patent put in by Microsoft back in November is for "Control-based Content Pricing," which is a fancy way of saying that it'd track and monetize (read: penalize) the actions a viewer takes with a TV remote. DVR a show and want to skip the ads? Well, pay up, buster.
Welcome to the future of trying on jeans: instead of stepping into a dressing room with a pair you think will fit, you'll instead enter the fitting room of tomorrow, equipped with a ring of eight Kinect sensors. They'll see your body from every angle and, after mapping your contours in mere seconds, knows exactly what pair of pants will fit you best.
Amid tons of rumors and speculation that a next-gen Xbox would be shown at E3, Microsoft's come forth to set the record straight on rumblings about its next game console.
Not everybody can be hyperpolyglot and master dozens of languages in short periods of time. Soon you won't have to make much effort because Microsoft is developing a software that can translate your voice into another language. Hello Star Trek Universal Translator!
For years Microsoft has talked about digital distribution becoming the future of gaming. Having proven itself as a viable contender in the gaming race over the last 10 years, will the next Xbox be the first to drop physical discs? One major gaming blog seems to think so.
Cue the jokes! If you thought Windows Vista and Windows 7's six different editions were too much, wait until you get a load at what Microsoft is planning. According to some registry entries in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, there might be nine versions available at launch.
Just as expected, Microsoft released its Windows 8 Consumer Preview into the wild. It's available, now, so what are you waiting for, go download it now, chop, chop!
The desktop metaphor is dead. Long live the post-PC is all we ever hear these days. What we don't see very often is how computer desktops can be improved with 3D depth. Watch this demo of a transparent OLED display paired with a Kinect sensor and tell me this isn't making you lust for a Minority Report future.
Microsoft has just demoed a Kinect-enabled prototype shopping cart designed to take the guesswork out of your trip to the grocery store. All of the guesswork. In fact, all you are required to do is upload a shopping list and place items in the cart.