Kinect for Windows 1.5 Bringing Better Skeletal Tracking
Microsoft is serious about gesture-based interface control. Just a few months after releasing the first Kinect for Windows, the company is preparing an update that will extend the capabilities of the operating system/motion control interface marriage.
Kinect for Xbox 360 is a multi-million-unit selling success for Microsoft, so it’s only natural that the Redmond company would want to extend the capabilities to the desktop. Traditional Kinect, though, works when users are sitting some distance away from the Kinect sensors and cameras…
Silly Customer Thinks Reserving A Vehicle From Enterprise Means Anything
Dan chose Enterprise to rent a van for his spring break vacation because the company offered the lowest price. What they couldn’t offer him was a van. Somewhat naively, he thought that using Enterprise’s online reservation system to reserve a vehicle would result in an actual vehicle being rented to him. No such luck. Now he’s left scrambling for a vehicle large enough to accommodate everyone on his trip.
I’ve been dealt a severe beating by Enterprise, and I’m staggering, but still in the fight…
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Sim City Is Back — With Shades of Instagram and Occupy Wall Street [PREVIEW]
“And here, at City Hall, you can see we’ve got a little Occupy movement going on.”
Kip Katsarelis gestures at the giant flatscreen, where a rowdy bunch of Sims have gathered to wave signs in front of his mayoral office. Their main beef? Unemployment under Katsarelis has hit a whopping 66%.
While some of the protesters want him to build more parks, that’s not going to help hiring. But the offer from a coal executive to build his corporate HQ over one of those parks — for a mere 1,000 simoleons — just might…
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Today’s Top Stories: Lenovo Enterprise App Shop, Lumia Comes to China
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Nokia Launches Lumia 800c in China
Nokia Lumia and China Telecom have launched the first CDMA Windows Phone in China, Nokia Lumia 800c. The device is very similar to Nokia Lumia 800, hardware and design-wise, but it will come with a special suite of apps tailored for the Chinese market…
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How the WWE Is Making WrestleMania More Social Than Ever
Already among the most socially adept sports entertainment brands around, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is pumping up its digital emphasis more than ever for its signature WrestleMania event this year.
The pay-per-view broadcast’s half-hour pre-show will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook and WWE.com before the actual event begins Sunday evening at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. A press conference Wednesday afternoon will include stars answering questions submitted by fans via Twitter…
AMC Says It Will Let Kids See Unrated "Bully" Movie With Parental Permission
In a nod to internet rage over the Motion Picture Association of America having slapped an R rating on the documentary Bully — a move the Weinstein Company has responded to by opting to release the movie as unrated — AMC Theatres is letting it be known that it will buck the rules and allow kids to see the film.
Minors will have to provide a note or put the ticket seller on the phone with a parent in order to prove they have permission. Normally, theaters require kids to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get into an R-rated movie…
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List of Online Survey Question Types
Multiple Choice (Select One)
The multiple choice selection is used for a one choice answer. This format is highly effective in terms of having your customer complete the survey, as it doesn’t require any form of additional answer…
Don’t Worry, That’s Just Bread Mold On Your Tampon
Normally, Danielle wouldn’t have pulled her Kotex tampon out of the applicator for inspection before using it. I mean, who does that? One happened to fall out of the applicator, though, and that’s when she saw them. The splotches of blackish mold. “Makes you wonder how many times things like this happen to tampons and we don’t have a clue,” she wrote. Um, yes.
She posted photos on her blog, along with the response that she received from a Kimberly-Clark representative when she e-mailed in the same photos…