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Kinect + DepthJS = Web Browser Interface

It is incredible how much potential there is to take Microsoft's Kinect technology which recognizes body movements in 3D and develop an interface which allows the human body to communicate with a PC - without the need for a mouse....

Kinect Hack Turns You Into a Jedi

Very  cool demo of what you can do with Xbox 360 Kinect and some ingenuity. Hat tip: Gizmodo. ...

Mobile Device More Important than Underwear for Travelers

It isn’t often I start a product briefing with a Twitter feed – but when I spoke with Chuck Dietrich, CEO of SlideRocket we started out by looking at a live feed of Tweets describing how awful PowerPoint is. And...

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Impresses

TMC’s Tom Keating reported the fact that Microsoft OCS will be called Lync going forward and the name is much more conducive as a Skype alternative as asking someone to Lync you sounds much better than asking them to...

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Impresses

TMC’s Tom Keating reported the fact that Microsoft OCS will be called Lync going forward and the name is much more conducive as a Skype alternative as asking someone to Lync you sounds much better than asking them to...

Kinect as Spying Tool

You already know I love Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360 - and the sports game is pretty awesome having used it for a few hours. My shoulders hurt from boxing and ping-pong - quite amazing how the brain dupes...

More College Graduates Want to Friend Facebook

I just became aware of a computer science major from a solid university who just turned down an $82,000 starting salary at Microsoft with the potential of $50k in options over three years for a position at Facebook. Here is...

Xbox 360 Kinect Review

I tested the Xbox 360 system with full-body motion sensing system Kinect a few months back and said it was revolutionary. I had a chance to spend hours with it today and that early opinion I developed is right on....

Mobile Banking and Payments the Next Frontier

Without a doubt, one of the greatest new frontiers for technology is to take the banks and credit card companies out – the same way tech companies have taken out retailers, film producers such as Kodak, florists, record companies and...

BroadSoft BroadCloud a Smart Move

Moving from equipment to the cloud is very smart move and something I noticed many vendors at the recent ITEXPO in Los Angeles were focused on doing. Just as VARs and channel partner/MSPs have shifted from once selling hardware to...

Facebook, Microsoft Kinect and Yahoo News of Note

Here are some stories worth reading on TMCnet today:Jaclyn Allard explains Microsoft has a $500M ad budget for Xbox Kinect and in my opinion this is one of the best new products I have seen in many years and creates...

Why Microsoft isn't Acquiring

We know Microsoft hasn't made an acquisition in a while and lately, this fact has become all the rage on the web.The reason is simple, the company is too large to be as efficient as it once was and it...

Cisco Quad Points to Communications Future

With Twitter and Facebook entrenching themselves as the defacto social destinations for consumers there is a more quiet race betwen enterprise technology companies to position themselves as the next information hub for collaboration in the corporate world. I recently spent...

Google Instant a Hit, But Not Why You Think

There has been much back and forth over the release of Google Instant, a new service which shows search results based on what you type and before you are finished. Common wisdom tells us this improvement will allow Google to...

Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Google and ITEXPO News September 1, 2010

It has been an extremely exciting week again for tech news and moreover for me personally as I got a chance to open up my Sony Dash and it is a very cool addition to my desktop as it allows...

ITEXPO West 2010 Update August 24, 2010

I have lots of exciting news to report about ITEXPO West 2010 Oct 4-6 in Los Angeles - there will be a total of 12 collocated events at the show. Some of these include, 4GWE, Smart Grid, M2M, CVx, SPEC,...

Google Far More Feared than Microsoft

"What happens if Google chooses to come into your space with your own content?" I grew up at a time when companies were afraid of Microsoft because whenever they came up with a good idea, Redmond would copy it and...

DashPad App Store Alternative to Get Weather Widget

Recently I wrote about the DashPad environment from PXL Creations which allows iPad users to utilize Safari instead of the App Store to install widgets which multitask and allow you access to a bunch of tools like a calculator, notepad,...

Apple App Store the OPEC of the West

I try to always look out for my readers and as such I have been one of the harshest critics of closed app stores and how they could change the computing paradigm via censorship which is not good for users....

Google Buys GIPS - Here's Why

When it comes to enabling technology, Google's new mantra is its better to be needed than liked I first met the company called Global IP Sound around 2002 at TMC's ITEXPO and Pulvermedia's VON expos. What differentiated the company tome...

Steve Jobs is My Hero but He Scares Me

I should start out this post by saying I believe that the momentum Apple has gained in the mobile and now tablet space is probably close to unstoppable in the near-term. Short of Steve jobs resigning and someone messing it...

For Apple, It's the Simplicity Stupid

How Apple's dead simple interfaces and walled-garden approach are wreaking havoc on the competitive world of technology and entertainment If you have any interest in the future of computing read this post from Charlie's Diary which explains why he thinks...

Is the iPad a Work Device?

Should Apple's competition be scared? Absolutely. Apple has done it again. Yesterday TMC received its iPad and you may recall me watching it as it left China and made its way to Alaska. Once it was set up I took...

TV Disruption to Happen More Slowly Than You Think

If you have any interest in understanding how the internet will or will not disrupt television broadcasting you must read this article from Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital. Bill explains in well-thought out detail that affiliate fees will block disruption for...

Apple Stores Are a Weapon

Anyone who has ever passed by an Apple store knows that they are generally packed. I have passed by dozens and it never ceases to amaze me that the traffic in the store is laser-focused on various devices, gadgets and...
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