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Microsoft Shows Off Kinect Hand Recognition, Supports Multiple Gestures

Microsoft Shows Off Kinect Hand Recognition, Supports Multiple Gestures

Microsoft has been bringing a lot of limelight to its motion-control Kinect hardware. In the past, the company has shown off how Kinect may be used in collaboration with Windows and now, Microsoft has revealed Kinect’s hand recognition, which looks quite impressive.

By On March 7, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Displays Research Projects, Big-Screen Prototypes At TechFest

Microsoft Displays Research Projects, Big-Screen Prototypes At TechFest

Every year, Microsoft brings together an event where the fruits of Microsoft Research’s year-long hard work are displayed. Traditionally, the event is fairly coveted since it features a number of cutting-edge technologies. At this year’s event, named TechFest, Microsoft showed off a number of big-screen prototypes crunching big data.

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Samsung Secures 3.08 Percent Share In Sharp By Investing $112 Million

Samsung Secures 3.08 Percent Share In Sharp By Investing $112 Million

Sharp electronics, well known for creating top-quality displays, LCDs and TVs, has been in trouble for quite some time now. The company has apparently been struggling with its finances and has been trying to secure outside investment. Now, Samsung has decided to pool in with $112 million, securing 3.08 percent share in the company.

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Google Play Offers Goodies And Discounts On Its First Birthday

Google Play Offers Goodies And Discounts On Its First Birthday

It has been a year since Google branded its apps marketplace into a single, consolidated Google Play store. Celebrating its firth birthday, Google has now announced a whole week of awesome deals, discounts and other goodies for Google Play users.

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Intel’s Haswell Chip Spotted In A High-End Gaming Laptop

Intel’s Haswell Chip Spotted In A High-End Gaming Laptop

Intel has been working on its new microarchitecture, Haswell, for a while now. The company is expected to formally announce the series in June this year. However, ahead of this expected launch, the chip is already available to hardware vendors and has been spotted in a high-end gaming laptop from a German PC vendor.

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US Nuclear Research Facility Gears Up To Establish World’s Largest Fiber-Optic Local Network

US Nuclear Research Facility Gears Up To Establish World’s Largest Fiber-Optic Local Network

In establishing local networks, most of the organizations usually make use of the regular copper wires. So had been the case at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico until now. The facility is now gearing up to have these copper wires replaced with optical fibers, which would boast the network’s speeds to a mind-blowing 10 gigabit-type rates.

By On March 5, 2013 Respond
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White House Releases Video From ‘We The People’ API Hackathon

White House Releases Video From ‘We The People’ API Hackathon

We the People, is essentially a practical manifestation of the First Amendment in today’s digital world. Its website is routinely used by Americans all around the nation to file petitions directly with the White House. Recently, a ‘We The People’ API hackathon was brought together and now, White House has dished out a video of the event.

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Rumor Says T-Mobile May Move To No-Contact Model

Rumor Says T-Mobile May Move To No-Contact Model

According to TmoNews, T-Mobile may move to a contract-free model from March 24. The announcement may come as early as today.

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US District Judge Cuts Down Apple’s $1B Verdict Against Samsung In Half

US District Judge Cuts Down Apple’s $1B Verdict Against Samsung In Half

When Apple was awarded $1 billion against Samsung over patent infringement charges, many had thought that this may mark the end of the legal battle between the two and establish Apple as the winner. However, that was not to be. A US District Judge has now cut down the $1 billion verdict by $450 million.

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Apple Stock Reaches The Lowest Point In Six Months

Apple Stock Reaches The Lowest Point In Six Months

Apple is currently the undisputed champion of both the smartphone and tablet arena. However, when investors buy Apple’s stock, they keep a keen eye on the potential growth. In those terms, Apple’s sales have substantially declined over recent months. Not surprisingly, this has dipped down Apple’s stock to a six-months-low of $430.

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JetBlue Explores Google Glass Application In Airport Travel

JetBlue Explores Google Glass Application In Airport Travel

To notch up the excitement surrounding the Google Glass project, the search giant recently launched a contest, asking people to suggest ideas as to how people may use the device in their everyday lives. JetBlue, the airline, came up with an interesting integration of Google Glass in Airport travel.

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Blogger Accused Of Paid Coverage Slams Samsung-Siding UK Judge For Lack Of Integrity

Blogger Accused Of Paid Coverage Slams Samsung-Siding UK Judge For Lack Of Integrity

Taking a moral high ground is a tricky business. Especially when this is done publicly, you must have sufficient reasons to cite yourself as morally superior before criticizing someone for being morally devoid. So seems to be the case with Florian Mueller’s criticism of the UK judge who decided in favor of Samsung in the Apple-Samsung case over patent issues.

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Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

In the past, we reported that Facebook was all set to acquire the Atlas ads network which, until recently, was owned by Microsoft. Microsoft, on the other hand, was eager to rid Atlas. And now, the deal between the two tech giants has finally been sealed with Facebook pocketing Atlas at an estimated price of […]

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Apple Files Patent For A Camera With Built-In Privacy Filter

Apple Files Patent For A Camera With Built-In Privacy Filter

With the rise of mobile devices, cameras have become very popular and are essentially available to every other person. However, this has raised the critical question of individual privacy at public places. Interestingly, Apple has now filed a patent which speaks about a camera with built-in privacy filter.

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DryWire’s New Nano-Coating Technology Makes Your Phone Waterproof

DryWire’s New Nano-Coating Technology Makes Your Phone Waterproof

Recently, Los Angeles based startup DryWired has made a protector for mobile devices. The company says that its new nano coating can give both smartphones and tablets the ability to withstand drops and water.

By On February 28, 2013 Respond
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