Microsoft’s patent shows a cool and interactive avatar based virtual shopping experience for you and your home using the Xbox 360′s Kinect controller.

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Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. The game is now available for pre-order before the official launch on September 20.

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Kinect Fun Labs

Kinect Fun Labs lets you discover and play with the newest advances in Kinect technology. This week, Kinect Fun Labs is launching two new experiences: Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler.

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The hardware team within Microsoft’s Entertainment division responsible for the Xbox is looking to hire someone who can help them design a cost effective and efficient motherboard for the upcoming Xbox iterations.

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Kinect for Xbox 360

Impulse Technology Ltd., an Ohio company has sued Microsoft in Delaware’s federal court alleging that the Kinect for Xbox 360 infringes on seven of its patents.

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kinect-education

KinectEDucation is a community-driven initiative to promote the use of Kinect for Xbox360 for gesture-based applications for teaching in classrooms. The project aims to pioneer this new dimension of learning in education.

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Microsoft has filed a trademark application for NUAds which has been described as an interactive advertisement platform that will use Kinect sensors.

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Microsoft will allow gamers to store their saved game data and profiles on the cloud making it easier for them to access this data and will also introduce a social feature called Beacons to let gamers share what game they wish to play with friends.

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The Xbox 360 update introduced at E3, 2011 includes several new capabilities including a new interface, Bing integration, voice control, YouTube and Microsoft’s upcoming subscription based local TV service.

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A new design patent from Microsoft shows a connector that looks different from the Zune HD and could be used for Microsoft’s new mobile entertainment device.

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Students in the US will now get a complimentary 4GB Xbox 360 game console with the purchase of a Windows 7 based PC that costs at least $699. The deal starts from May 22 and the offer is open to students who order online from retailers (Microsoft, Dell, HP or Best Buy) using a .edu email address or must have a valid student ID at the brands’ retail stores.

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xbox-try-buy

Microsoft India has a campaign where users can take the Xbox 360 and Kinect to their homes and give it a try before buying it.

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Microsoft Pilots Xbox Kinect For Interactive Education In South African School

Microsoft’s Live@Edu team is working on using Xbox Kinect for interactive education in parts of rural South Africa.

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Two job applications from Microsoft hint at a new Xbox Kinect sensor being worked on. Will probablybe cheaper.

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Xbox Kinect

The Xbox Kinect has had over 10 million sales since its launch. It has also bagged a Guinness World Record for being the fastest selling consumer electronics device.

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