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The Surface Pro 2 may not look very different, but it comes with a number of internal improvements worth a gander.
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Microsoft’s Kinect sensor may soon be integrated into a TV or laptop. In Microsoft Forum held this week, Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor of the President revealed Kinect’s development direction.
Mundie said that Microsoft’s R&D objective is to miniaturization the Kinect. “Price as low as possible, and the size as small as possible,” he explained, “I wish to put Kinect into this Surface border.” When asked whether we would see a built-in Kinect laptop recently, Mundie said he believed that such product would eventually come out, but not that soon.
In the new vision center, Microsoft integrates the Kinect sensor into a series of displays. It seems the sensor size is smaller than the market’s, but Microsoft refused to disclose whether they are producing the Kinect 2.
Microsoft is trying to have the Kinect integrated into the device, but Mundie thinks that there are many challenges to bring this technology to the tablet/laptop. First, the Kinect sensor can’t work in the daylight. Because the sun is a giant infrared light source, which will submerge the Kinect infrared.
Obviously, Microsoft also faces many challenges to bring Kinect into other devices. However, the company’s Kinect for Windows shows that they are looking for additional use method. The previous rumors claimed that Microsoft is cooperating with Asus to develop a laptop with built-in Kinect, but such product has not yet surfaced.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are not just engines of technological innovation in America — they’re also the path to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list, which was just updated. But there is a little catch.
You gotta be a man.
Eleven of the world’s richest billionaires are wealthy primarily because they founded a technology company or own a significant stake in a technology company. That includes people like Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft and is worth $67 billion (and would probably still be the world’s richest man if he had not given away so much of his wealth). And CEOs like Larry Ellison, who founded Oracle and is currently the owner of not just a small Hawaiian island but also a fortune valued at $43 billion.
Not a single woman is on the top 10 billionaires list, and just one woman is in the top 1. And that is due to inheritance more than founding a company:
- Bill Gates: $67 billion
- Larry Ellison: $43 billion
- Jeff Bezos: $25 billion
- Larry Page: $23 billion
- Sergey Brin: $22.8 billion
- Michael Dell: $15.3 billion
- Steve Ballmer: $15.2 billion
- Paul Allen: $15 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg: $13.3 billion
- Azim Premji: $11.2 billion
- Laurene Powell Jobs and family: $10.7 billion
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest top tech billionaire, at just 28, followed not all that closely by Google’s Page and Brin, both of whom are still thirtysomething but will only be able to say that for one more year.
An interesting question: Who will be the first woman to make it on the list due to her standing as a tech founder or CEO?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer might be a top candidate, but her potentially $60 million compensation first-year package at Yahoo is only a drop in the billionaire’s bucket. She’s only like to make it if she gets a lot more stock-based compensation and Yahoo’s value goes through the roof.
That’s something that women like Change.org president and COO (and former Google exec) Jennifer Dulski is trying to change, as we reported a month ago. But given the 10-15 years it takes a company to attain the kind of scale that supports multibillion-dollar valuations, it may take us some time to see who successful they will be.
It looks like we have some details on when the next major Windows Phone update will be released, and it looks like it will be by the holiday season, IE before Christmas of 2013.
The news comes from a Microsoft Careers website, with a job listing for a software development engineer for Windows Phone, and the listing has revealed that the next major Windows Phone update will land before the end of the year.
“This is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences.”
As yet we do not have any details on what will be released in the next Windows Phone update, what we do know is that Microsoft have said that all of the Windows Phone 8 devices will get the update.
As soon as we get some more information on what will be included in the next version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone we will let you guys know.
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By Silhoutte James