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Microsoft debuts Kinect for Windows, commercial SDK

The software giant launches a version of its motion-sensing game controller for Windows, hoping to spark development of PC applications that use natural user interfaces.

By February 1, 2012


Launch set for Kinect for Windows commercial SDK

Microsoft has yet to provide an exact launch date, but it will allow companies to use Kinect for commercial purposes starting sometime in early 2012.

By October 31, 2011


The Android era: From G1 to KitKat

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean further fragments the OS as many handsets wait to update to Android 4.0. CNET weighs in on how far the Android OS has come and where it's going.

By July 2, 2012


Microsoft advances natural UI with Kinect SDK

The software giant gives developers tools to create applications that use voice and gestures for its ubiquitous Windows operating system.

By June 16, 2011


Apple's App Store: An economy for 1 percent of developers

Just because the App Store is huge doesn't mean it makes sense to build an app.

By March 8, 2012


Sony PS Vita gets new games as PlayStation Suite opens April

The PlayStation Vita will be getting a slew of new games, as Sony tells game-builders how to create new titles for the portable console.

By March 7, 2012


Razer Blade gaming laptop: Is bolder better for PC gamers?

Razer's bold, thin 17-inch laptop has its own second screen and programmable LED buttons, but who is it for?

By March 5, 2012


Twilio bringing voice chatting to any iPhone or iPad app

With its new SDK, the cloud communications leader is enabling everyone from iPhone game developers to big businesses to build simple tap-to-chat buttons into their apps.

By February 23, 2012


Huawei taps Linux-based Tizen OS for phones

The relatively obscure mobile OS, which pairs Linux with a Web app interface, wins over a major Chinese mobile-phone maker. Also: Tizen's beta source code is out.

By February 28, 2012


Windows 8 beta: Hands-on with Microsoft's tablet-friendly OS

Is the love Windows 8 clearly wants too late to save Microsoft? Its first beta is eminently touchable, definitely social, and maybe just a bit sexy--but no shoo-in as belle of the ball.

By February 29, 2012