A deep look into Microsoft Research. This is a must-read.
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- The problem has never been a dearth of ideas for Microsoft. They were there first with Tablet Computing and had an initial run with smartphones and personal organizers. But the path from great idea to execution goes through Microsoft's Stack Review which is designed to promote corporate mediocrity over technical innovation.Nov 17, 2012
- Well, benefits from being desktop dominant and historically huge potenti al. So they don't rush. And it's very good that there is a company like Google that brings IT marketing to innovation level, so forces other donosaurus to do the same. And MS does a lot these last years and will do aggressivly more. Very interesting times came, let's see what happens :)Nov 17, 2012
- Great article but I thought Kinect was developed by an Isreali company and Microsoft just licensed it?Nov 18, 2012
- I was just about to comment the same thing but you beat me to it. You're absolutely correct though, Kinect was not developed by Microsoft. That's a major error in the article. Looks like someone did not do their due diligence in researching for this article.Nov 18, 2012
- great article, but I am surprised you guys already have a set of commercially available like project Glass@ google using WiFi? It would be to get a light saber or sword for an X-Box game with force feedback mini sticks for palm of hand. Thee senss, touch swordplay and, see, hear, and hear them?Nov 18, 2012
- , : Technically Kinect was developed by Microsoft, just that they worked off the chipset provided by PrimeSense. Kinect was a combination of several technologies, including software done by Microsoft's own labs which powers the Kinect games and apps.
See here for more info: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/19/kinect-how-it-works-from-the-company-behind-the-tech/
It's like we don't say iPhones were not developed by Apple just because they used processors from ARM, graphics chip from PowerVR and other hardware from Samsung, Sharp and other companies. Sure, they have modified some of the designs to make it their own, but they too were based of existing technologies and not started from scratch. The Kinect falls into the same category.
Edit: Added article link where PrimeSense themselves state the extent of their technology and where Microsoft's own code takes over to achieve what Kinect was able to accomplish.Nov 18, 2012