% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Microsoft Corporation Message Board

  • cameleonman cameleonman Jan 22, 2013 9:54 AM Flag

    3 major innovations with msft

    * xbox kinect (no more joystick, only body moitions for gaming)
    * Surface Pro (W8) Monopolize hybrids pc/touchpad or share the wealth by selling W8
    * W8 already sold more than 60 million copies, now up the price to $200/copy (get hooked like crack). Lenovo Yoga is w8 priced at $1,000

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • "Kinect" is Primesense. Microsoft didn't invent it.

    • "The depth sensing technology behind Kinect was invented in 2005 by Zeev Zalevsky, Alexander Shpunt, Aviad Maizels and Javier Garcia.[46]

      Kinect itself was first announced on June 1, 2009 at E3 2009 under the code name "Project Natal".[47] Following in Microsoft's tradition of using cities as code names,[9] "Project Natal" was named after the Brazilian city of Natal as a tribute to the country by Brazilian-born Microsoft director Alex Kipman, who incubated the project.[9][48] The name Natal was also chosen because the word natal means "of or relating to birth", reflecting Microsoft's view of the project as "the birth of the next generation of home entertainment".[36]

      Three demos were shown to showcase Kinect when it was revealed at Microsoft's E3 2009 Media Briefing: Ricochet, Paint Party and Milo & Kate.[49] A demo based on Burnout Paradise was also shown outside of Microsoft's media briefing.[50] The skeletal mapping technology shown at E3 2009 was capable of simultaneously tracking four people,[34][36][39][48] with a feature extraction of 48 skeletal points on a human body at 30 Hz.[35][48]

      It was rumored that the launch of Project Natal would be accompanied with the release of a new Xbox 360 console (as either a new retail configuration,[51][52] a significant design revision[53] and/or a modest hardware upgrade[54]). Microsoft dismissed the reports in public and repeatedly emphasized that Project Natal would be fully compatible with all Xbox 360 consoles. Microsoft indicated that the company considers it to be a significant initiative, as fundamental to the Xbox brand as Xbox Live,[55] and with a launch akin to that of a new Xbox console platform.[56] Kinect was even referred to as a "new Xbox" by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a speech for the Executives' Club of Chicago.[57][58] When asked if the introduction will extend the time before the next-generation console platform is launched (historically about 5 years between platforms),[59] Microsoft corpora"

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

59.66+2.41(+4.21%)Oct 21 4:00 PMEDT