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  • Blog Post: Designing Xbox One: The inside story

    Editor's note: The following is a post from Steve Wiens, editor of microsoft.com/stories On a frigid Thursday evening last November, writer Jennifer Warnick lined up at the Microsoft Store in Seattle for the midnight launch of Xbox One. Consumers would buy over a million consoles in the next 24...
  • Blog Post: Xbox SmartGlass now available for iOS devices

    Xbox SmartGlass provided great coverage of the US election last night – I was watching on my Xbox 360 with companion content on my Surface using SmartGlass. In future, I hope all events are delivered that way. Soccer games with real-time player stats based on who is on the ball, F1 race details...
  • Blog Post: Meet the researcher who took Xbox One’s audio performance to the next level

    Channel 9 just kicked off their new Microsoft Research Luminaries video series with a fascinating profile of Ivan Tashev , a researcher who teamed up with his Xbox colleagues to engineer some pretty amazing Kinect audio enhancements. Watch the full video above, then read more about Tashev in this post...
  • Blog Post: Developing for Internet Explorer for Xbox

    Accessing the Internet on TV isn’t any thing new. In the late 90’s a few brave souls ditched their remote for a keyboard, which they used to search online through their television set. The experience seemed more about finding information that it was to expand entertainment. Now the living...
  • Blog Post: Nike+ Kinect Training: This is not a game

      My Nike Flyknit shoes arrived last week and they’re ready for a run out – but to be honest, I’m a bit of a fair weather runner and the rain has set in here in Seattle. Just in time though, Nike+ Kinect Training is available on Xbox. This is no game…no, no...
  • Blog Post: The making of Xbox One’s powerful new time-of-flight sensing camera

    Read how a Silicon Valley-based hardware team paired up with Microsoft Research to create the Xbox One’s new time-of-flight camera, taking the console’s Kinect sensor to the next level of accuracy, resolution and power, in this post on the Official Microsoft Blog.
  • Blog Post: Xbox SmartGlass arriving this week

    I remember when we announced the original Xbox and commentators scoffed at the idea of a games console from Microsoft. Well Xbox has grown up in to a multi-talented 10 year-old and has moved way, way beyond its gaming roots. It still has the most epic games but it now has so much more – a quick...
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