Month: October 2010

Microsoft on the Edge!

Microsoft has been seemingly out of the loop these days and seem like they have been letting technology pass them by. Have they really? By introducing “KINECT” to the gaming world on the 4th of November, they are introducing technology that they have been quietly acquiring for some time.  Gesture recognition technology in a nutshell, is a camera or series of cameras mounted so that the computer, to which it is connected, can track your movements and gestures and interface those with the software. In other words, what you do is what you see being done on the screen. This is used, for now, as a video game interface, transferring your movements to the character you have created in the game. No wires to clutter the entertainment center and no controllers to hold on to, or let go of. This gets you off the couch for a heightened experience.  The technology is cutting edge and the hardware, software and peripherals are still in development. With the application of this technology so far-reaching and diverse, Microsoft has seen fit to quietly acquire some of the more advanced players in the research and manufacturing of the hardware. In 2009, Microsoft acquired 3DV Systems, and the latest acquisition, Canesta, a Silicon Valley firm that has been working on the chipsets that handle the image sensors that allow cameras to see in 3...

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Tribute Acts and other entertainment

Sometimes you are just stuck for entertainment choices for your party. Figuring out what kind of act to get is a big headacheitself. For instance, although you may like certain Tribute Acts they may not be the right thing for your event. When you find yourself in a situation like this, consider hiring an entertainment agency. This move has many advantages which you will find useful. The first and most important advantage is that the agency will have lots of links to entertainment acts. As such they will be able to get an act that fits your event and get you a good rate as well. The next thing is that with their experience, they will be able to advise you on what type of entertainment to get. A Party Singer and Birthday Party Entertainers are worlds apart, but sometimes they could work in different situations which you might not consider. The agency will also deal with them throughout the process. This means negotiating, managing and handling them till the event is over. As you may be aware, handling temperamental artists is not easy. By giving the job to the agency, it becomes their problem and you can enjoy the party without any worries.Look around the internet for entertainment agencies. You will find that there are plenty and selecting one won’t be too difficult. Just make sure that they...

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