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Kinect in focus: Xbox’s app chief talks Smart Homes & Cortana

Kinect in focus: Xbox’s app chief talks Smart Homes & Cortana

When you have a product like Kinect, so closely associated with gaming, how do you convince everybody else that they should be installing a motion-tracking camera in the home? Microsoft is looking to smart home technology and health, among other things, to do just that with Kinect for Windows v2, though a stealthy spread through Cortana and smartphones may be just as vital. We caught up with Microsoft’s Michael Mott, general manager of Xbox applications and developer relations, to find out how virtual assistants and home automation could make Kinect-tech the next must-have.

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Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Better known for his musical talents and association with the popular band Black Eyes Peas, singer and songwriter will.i.am moonlights as a serial entrepreneur and innovator during his time off music. This time around, he is in the news for his latest innovation, a smartwatch, which was revealed on a British chat show.

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Automatic for Android smart driving assistant released

Automatic for Android smart driving assistant released

Automatic for Android has been released, finally bringing the Smart Driving Assistant to Google's platform having previously been an iOS exclusive since launch last year. Connecting wirelessly to Automatic's Link Bluetooth dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port in a car's dashboard, the new Android app shows live gas consumption figures, gives better driving hints, and deciphers the "engine warning" lamp with actual information on what might be wrong.

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Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

The iPhone has Siri, Android has Google Now, and now Windows Phone has Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant for smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Launching as a beta when WP8.1 hits devices over the next few months, Cortana blends the speech-first approach of Apple's system with the contextual backbone of Google's, throwing in some location-based cleverness and a little AI snark along the way. We introduced ourselves at Build 2014.

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D-Link WiFi Baby monitor sends video to a tablet or smartphone

D-Link WiFi Baby monitor sends video to a tablet or smartphone

D-Link has announced a new product that aims at parents who want to use tech to keep an eye on their baby. Any parent remembers the overwhelming desire to keep a close eye on a new baby or an older tot who has learned to climb out of bed. The catch is that all parents know the act of stepping in a room with a sleeping child has a 50/50 chance of waking the kid no matter how quiet you are.

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Audi self-driving car brings NVIDIA Tegra K1 front and center

Audi self-driving car brings NVIDIA Tegra K1 front and center

NVIDIA has brought the power of CUDA to mobile, further detailing how the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC will be brought to Audi to prove its name as the future of mobile processing - inside and outside of cars. In the NVIDIA Tegra K1 you've got processing power enough to roll with self-driving cars like the one Audi has driven out this week in addition to the versatility needed to land in tablets and other odd smart devices down the line. Just like the NVIDIA Tegra 4, K1 is ready for action far above the system-on-chip architecture of the past.

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SmartMio fitness wearable jolts the body with electricity

SmartMio fitness wearable jolts the body with electricity

This week the folks behind SmartMio are aiming to bring some extra in-depth fitness tracking to the public. They’ll be doing this with EMS, or Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also known as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation or NEMS. In practice, this means that the SmartMio device won’t just be on your person, it’ll be attached to your body, sending nerve impulses "to engage your muscles during a workout."

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