When Microsoft launched Kinect for the Xbox 360, it intended the peripheral -- which is capable of full-body motion tracking for multiple simultaneous users -- to be used for games and media playback.
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Photos that are allegedly of RIM's BlackBerry Bold Touch smartphone have been posted online by N4BB. The BlackBerry Bold Touch's design looks similar to the BlackBerry Bold smartphone. However, in addition to the full QWERTY keyboard the Bold Touch is equipped with a touchscreen.
Microsoft's official blog has announced that a free, "non-commercial" Windows SDK for developing for applications using the company's Kinect motion sensing system will be available for download "this spring" (that's our autumn for the hemispherically challenged).
A lot of modern Linux distributions created with desktop users in mind go out of their way to be user friendly. Ubuntu, Mint, openSUSE, Fedora -- and many more. It is a sign of how desktop Linux has matured that even non-techy types can get a fully featured and easy-to-use open source operating system up and running in not much time at all. The creators of CrunchBang Linux, however, haven't quite gone in the same direction.
Phone and tablet vendors have used Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to unveil a range of their 2011 offerings. We've taken a look at some of the handsets and iPad-wannabes that have been on show at MWC so far.
There are a lot of things about Google's Android operating system that appeal to geeks. It's open source, it offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to customising your handset, and, despite not yet matching the iPhone when it comes to the number of apps available, the Android Market continues to grow.
Mobile World Congress only officially kicks off today, but already there has been a minor deluge of tablet and phone announcements.
These days, if a desktop-focussed Linux distribution wants to stand out from the pack of Ubuntu-wannabes it either needs to be especially slick or offer something a little bit different to the norm. Peppermint Ice falls into the latter category: It's a Debian-derived (via Ubuntu), lightweight Linux distro that's designed for netbooks and has a strong focus on Web applications.