Kinect For Windows SDK–Part I

Image and Video processing applications have been always interesting and impressive. You can easily “wow” your audience with the magical stuff you can do with your machine. The issue we always have with this kind of applications; we need a specific set of skills in math and good understanding of the image processing science. It…

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Hand gestures to control Windows mouse cursor – Kinect for Windows

Did you know that Kinect for Windows for lets you control the Windows mouse cursor with your hands? It lets you interact naturally with your computer.   How the application works? Cursor Moving Just move your hand for controlling the cursor. The recognition of your hand is a bit insensitive when you are too close…

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Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. 😛 So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off…


Feel The Force.. You are the Controller

Long time ago, In a galaxy far far away….. To be precise, about 6 days ago, at the Address Downtown Hotel right next to the towering Burj Khalifa, I witnessed Microsoft unveil Star Wars for the Kinect. In 2 words, “I’m impressed”. a) Microsoft knows how to throw a party. b) After being a Star…


Star Wars is Coming to Kinect!

In anticipation of the Kinect Star Wars launch, Radio 1 is hosting a week long (April 1st-5th) competition for both its Breakfast Show and Simon B (afternoon) listeners. Kinect Star Wars is the ultimate in family entertainment as it brings together family members of all ages – games and Star Wars fans – to play…

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Imagine Cup 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Want to win a Kinect?  or a trip to Australia?  This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe. This year, we’re celebrating by making joining…

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The Kinect Accelerator

Ten Startups.  Three Months.  Unlimited Innovation. If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft is supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators like you to bring to…

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Turning Any Surface into a Touchscreen

I stumbled upon this article and was really amazed at what people are doing using Kinect.  This project, developed by Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute, looks like something from a science fiction movie.   Check out the full story:

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Last Call for Microsoft Student Partners in the UAE!

Attention students!  This is the last and final week to submit your application for the prestigious Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program!  What an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft family 🙂  Students do not need to have technology-related major.  They do need to have a true passion for technology with an ability to lead, communicate and advocate! …


Learn Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals for KINECT SDK

Now that the KINECT SDK is out, many of you can hardly wait to start developing!  You can start by learning about it’s skeletal tracking capabilities by visiting Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals. Make sure to wach the video, which covers the basics of skeletal tracking using the Kinect sensor.  You can even download the Kinect for Windows SDK Quickstarts samples…