Friday, June 12, 2009

Microsoft Natal

Microsoft's E3 press conference provided an amazing insight of the future of video games. It is a motion-capture camera for the XBox360 which is called Microsoft's Project Natal. Natal, which look like a rectangular bar that sits above or below your TV, can track your body's movements in theree dimensions. Thus, there's no need for a game controller, as you (yes, you read it right) will be a controller.

Natal utilizes face recognition and will figure out who you are and sign you in. Natal also features voice recognition, verbal commands can do everything from playing a movie to having a conversation with a virtual character. In this project players can interact with a virtual characters, who respond to your voice, movements, and facial expressions.

With inventions such as Natal, we're quickly approaching a future in which humans can partake in a virtual experience that's nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

Lets get Digital..

Today is the last day of analog TV broadcast, ending a six-decade era for the technology. From now on the broadcasting will be done through digital signals.

It is a revolution in communication technology as millions of users are switched to it on the same day

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birthday of a legend..

On this very date in 1934 a legendary character was introduced in "The Wise Little Hen", a white anthropomorphic duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet - Donald Fauntleroy Duck.

He was created by Dick Lundy. It got his voice from Clarence Nash (1934–1985) and Tony Anselmo (1985–present).He began appearing in most Mickey Mouse cartoons as a regular member of the ensemble with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto. He and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie have entertained us for years.

I loved his "Quack Pack" show. He is one of my favourite cartoon characters.. Long live Donald..