Kinect Fitting Room [Video]

A Topshop store in Moscow is offering shoppers the possibility of trying clothes on virtually via Microsoft’s Kinect technology. The Kinect starts by scanning your body and then it overlays the 3D model of an outfit over you, giving you a general idea of how the outfit will look on you. [Via TDWG]

A Tour of the Microsoft Home [Video]

In the following video, Steve Clayton and Flora Goldthwaite give us an exclusive tour of The Microsoft Home. The Microsoft Home, located on the Redmond campus in the Executive Briefing Center, is an envisioning of the family home in the very near future where connected experiences and devices take their next logical steps and beyond. […]

Macs vs. PCs [Infographic]


Microsoft aims to rewrite patent law

Microsoft is in the Supreme Court this week aiming to overturn a near $300 million fine for patent violation. But it’s not just money at stake: instead the basis on which patent law works is also under discussion. To sum up a lengthy case, Canadian firm i4i successfully sued Microsoft for violating a patent on […]

Doom for Zune as Hardware Halted

Microsoft is said to have abandoned plans to release any new Zune hardware. It will still work on the underlying media player, including versions running on Windows Phone 7 handsets. The news comes from Bloomberg, quoting a “person familiar with the decision.” Microsoft hasn’t disputed the claims, simply noting that there is nothing to announce […]

Apple and Microsoft argue over the small print

Recently we told you how Apple and Microsoft are engaged in a battle over the intricacy of how words are interpreted. Now the two are disputing the way to put those words on paper. As we noted, Microsoft is objecting to Apple’s attempts to trademark the term “App Store”, which has led to an argument […]