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Tag Archives: Microsoft Kinect
If you want stock tips with your morning shave or conflict-zone reporting with your Colgate, the New York Times Co.’s R&D Lab may have just the thing. The Lab has developed a device that looks like a bathroom mirror and that, it seems, is supposed to offer an attractive way to get your news while trimming your nose hairs.
Zugara, a developer of online augmented reality software, has partnered with online clothing retailer Banana Flame in the latest e-commerce attempt to make online shopping seem like shopping in a store. With the help of a webcam, Zugara’s software creates a visual simulation of what the clothes may look like on a customer.
How do rumors get started? Well, Timex Social Club might have had some suspicions, but we’re pretty sure that jealousy was not a factor in the news that Microsoft will likely release two new Kinect titles: Fruit Ninja and Disneyland Adventures, the latter the result of a rumored (there’s that word again) partnership between Microsoft and Disney. What, you were expecting Dr. Evil?
It was only a few years ago that “Microsoft” and “games” seemed the unlikeliest of pairings. The OS provider and software giant was firmly entrenched in the business space. Yet the terms now happily co-exist in the company’s quarterly report. And they could get much cozier, says Erik Sherman on bNet.