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Microsoft Buys Deep Learning Company Maluuba for Natural Language Understanding

Microsoft acquires deep learning company Maluuba, AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio to join in advisory role.

Microsoft Stores’ Dedicated SMB Zones Helping Boost Small Businesses

In conjunction with SMB Zones, Microsoft Stores implemented Accelerate Your Business program. Researchers find Kinect sensors are a promising, low-cost alternative to study neck posture.

Microsoft Kinect Sensor Used to Create AS·PHYX·I·A Film

AS·PHYX·I·A —Wired throughout the body, trapped in a dancing mind. A film crated using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor.

Bill Gates Hints at Re-emergence of Microsoft Bob

Bill Gates talks about possible re-emergence of Microsoft Bob at Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Microsoft shows its hardware ‘tortures chamber’; Kinect connects sign-language users with computers.

Registration for New Kinect Software Development Kit (SDK) Opened

Build 2013: New generation Kinect for Windows sensor–as well as a new Software Development Kit (SDK) announced.

E3: New Refresh Xbox 360, Plus Free Games to LIVE Gold

Microsoft launches “smart, sleek and quiet” Xbox 360 console. Offer free 360 game downloads for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers.

“Xbox One” All-in-one Home Entertainment System Revealed

Xbox One, an all-in-one entertainment system revealed.
“More than 1 billion gamers worldwide”, Xbox’s chief of staff shares the latest on gaming industry’s growth. New Kinect for Windows Sensor and SDK coming next year.

Bing Offers in the U.S. – Bing Business Portal Now Called Bing Places for Business

Bing Business Portal rebrands as Bing Places for Business. Bing Offers lets you discover local deals from across the web in one place–launches in U.S. Visual Studio Tools for Git, Enterprise Library 6.0 available.

Siemens Uses Kinect for Windows for Plant ALARA Safety

Siemens uses Kinect for Windows to improve nuclear plant employee safety. Free Xbox LIVE Gold subscription this Weekend for US, Canada Latin America and Japan. Xbox 360 remains the No. 1 selling console in the U.S. in March again.

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 with Kinect Fusion Arrives; Learn to Build Windows 8, WP8 Apps

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 with Kinect Fusion, Kinect Interactions, OpenCV, MATLAB code samples and more–as well as Fast and fluid MSN for iOS, Android arrives. New ‘Build For Both’ videos helps building Windows 8, Phone 8 apps.

Bing Desktop; Kinect for Windows Academic Pricing Update; Flash in Windows 8

Microsoft adds some zing to latest Bing Desktop. Kinect for Windows Academic pricing through AERs. Flash enabled in IE10 on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer 1.0, RCA 2.1 released.

EU Antitrust Fined Microsoft $731M for IE9 BCO; Win Free Office 365 via Hunt for Office

TechForum lifts the veil on Microsoft’s vision of Future Technology. Kinect powered brain scan augmented reality for neurosurgeons. EU fined $731m for BCO non-compliance. NFC-enabled Office 365 “Hunt for Office” challenge.

Windows Blue Milestone 1 Screenshot Leaks; Windows 8 Powers Touch-Sensitive Hotel Walls

Microsoft is said to have reached the M1 in the development of Windows Blue. The final milestone build M2 expected this year. Windows 8 powers ITH Room Touch-Sensitive walls.

Xbox Momentum and the Future of TV; Next-gen Xbox ‘Durango’ Specs Revealed

Microsoft 76 million Xbox 360 consoles and 24 million Kinects sold around the world since launch. The next gen Xbox codenamed Durango has mandatory Kinect, game-swapping and new controllers.

Microsoft Research Shows Off IllumiRoom, Play Games Beyond the TV Screen

Microsoft’s Chief Technical Strategy Officer, joined the Samsung keynote at CES Day 2 and shared a new Microsoft Research project called “IllumiRoom” that will project images from the game itself beyond the TV screen with Kinect scanning the room and measure itself to project images or environments across furniture around your TV. Panasonic Toughpad Windows 8 Pro tablet capable of withstanding rough handling.