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Microsoft Debuts Full-Body Controller-less Gaming At E3 242

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the just-don't-throw-yourself-through-the-tv dept.
quintin3265 writes "At today's Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing, Microsoft unveiled Project Natal, a technology that eliminates the controller from gaming on the Xbox 360. In one demo, a player used her arms and legs to hit balls in an attempt to destroy a brick wall, and in another game, an employee threw virtual "paint" on a canvas to create a painting, even drawing an elephant using a silhouette feature. An accompanying video also demonstrated automatic login using facial recognition, videoconferencing with other Xbox Live members, and participating in a gameshow against another family through the Internet using speech recognition."

Comment: Google is planing long term (Score 1) 290

by TheCybernator (#27573835) Attached to: Google Losing Up To $1.65M a Day On YouTube

The plan is much bigger. Google is doing on internet what Microsoft did on desktop. YouTube is like IE. It won't make money. It's not supposed to. The aim is to control the content and lock it. Google is spawning rapidly in controlling the content over the web. Chrome was phase 2 and phase 3 will be the much-rumored routers. After that money will rain. As it did for Microsoft after Win95 and Office XP.

Comment: From TFA (Score 1, Insightful) 303

by TheCybernator (#27372409) Attached to: Vast Electronic Spying Operation Discovered
the abstract mentions that the attack was done using malwares. Firstly, I expected Chinese hackers (read govt.) smarter than this. Secondly, almost every government that allows internet reach its people have some some kind of surveillance and spy network in place. And its getting pretty obvious from the new laws that we are seeing popping up in various countries these days.

Introducing, the 1010, a one-bit processor. 0 NOP No Operation 1 JMP Jump (address specified by next 2 bits)