Microsoft Can Detect Your Gestures Using Just Your Computer's Audio

Kinect has drawn a huge amount of interest, not just from gamers but computer scientists, engineers and artists. Now, it seems Microsoft is branching out, because one of its latest research projects offers gesture control powered by just a computer's speakers, microphone, and some inaudible sound. » 5/08/12 5:34am 5/08/12 5:34am

Microsoft's Crazy New Interface Designs Could Actually Be Useful

I'm a bit of a sucker for concept interface designs: I love how they show off the massive capabilities of new technology without any obvious current practical use. But these new offerings from Microsoft could actually be useful. » 2/28/12 4:30am 2/28/12 4:30am

Elsewhere, there's this 3D desktop environment that uses a transparent OLED and Kinect …

Gadget Singularity: Let's Ditch Our Buttons and Screens Forever

The past decade's march towards better gadgets shows a trend line pointing towards ultra powerful gadgets with UIs so seamless, they make Macs look like a punchcard computers. But if you think about it, we—not hardware—are the limitation. » 11/11/09 6:00pm 11/11/09 6:00pm