Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games

Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games

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Humans are not the only animals into video games, it turns out.

In a research project that began Monday, orangutans at Australia’s Melbourne Zoo are being entertained with interactive projections from an Xbox Kinect, a motion sensing device built for the gaming console. According to an emailed statement from Microsoft, which designed the device, the experiment is focused on how the creatures learn and interact with technology.

The project is a world first, say researchers from Zoos Victoria and the University of Melbourne’s Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces Read more…

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Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games

There was a big Microsoft fail at the Iowa caucus

There was a big Microsoft fail at the Iowa caucus

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Maybe we should stick with the hand-written ballots. 

The website tracking the Republican caucus results in Iowa experienced intermittent outages on Monday, a stumble for what had been a highly touted new system from Microsoft on its Azure cloud computing platform.

The reason for the outage was not immediately clear. People that tried to access the site were met with a messages: “The service is unavailable.”

The new system had been lauded as a significant leap forward in technology for a process that is often done with paper ballots sorted by hand.  Read more…

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There was a big Microsoft fail at the Iowa caucus