Bill Gates with Xbox NYC 2001

When Sony announced the PS 2 In March, 1999, Microsoft had no presence in consoles, and only a small piece in the game business with niche titles for PCs like Microsoft Flight Simulator. The long standing vision of Bill Gates: ‘a PC on every desk’ was near, but Microsoft had no presence in the living rooms.

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Concept cars, technology vision videos, and even the scenarios in science fiction movies have been reasons of many of orgasms I have had. However, Microsoft’s peek into the future is built around current products and technologies and looks a certain reality in few months.

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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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My thoughts on the three tenants of the Windows Everywhere vision: Brand, Technology, and Ecosystem.

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Microsoft has announced that Games for Windows Marketplace will be fully transitioning to Xbox.com. This move would be the first step to bring Xbox LIVE on the third screen, PC, after TV and phone.

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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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Kinect is the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device but Here’s Why It is Awesome

The Kinect and its SDK for Windows will be the most awesome DIY hardware for indie developers and with this SDK, MS has unleashed a whole new world of possibilities that moves closer to Microsoft’s dream of the future.

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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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“My Blackberry Isn’t Working” and Other Literal Puns

Comedy where brand-names are taken literally are funny. Comedy that involves current gen technology names that are mocked by eighty year old gentlemen is funnier. Watch this hilarious technology spoof involving real vegetables courtesy The One Ronnie!

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Xbox Live is a subscription-only multiplayer portal for Xbox 360 users. After eight years of service, the good folks at Microsoft are increasing the monthly and yearly subscriptions by $2 and $10 respectively.

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Bioware released the first trailer of the upcoming RPG, Dragon Age 2. The game is set to release on 8 March 2011.

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XBMC is open source software and works great on modified Xbox consoles where it is highly popular. Though now, official support of XBMC on Xbox is being removed.

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Microsoft today will pull the plug on the Xbox gaming service for the original Xbox gaming console. This move is definitely a step forward. The Xbox live service was launched with the original Xbox gaming console way back in 2002.

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Prices & gaming specifications for Xbox Live’s newly announced Game Room feature that allows you to play arcade classics on both the Xbox & Windows PC.

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Robbie Bach’s key announcements regarding Xbox 360 games, Project Natal & Xbox Live during Microsoft’s keynote at CES 2010.

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