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Kinect: Microsoft's Accidental Success Story

What happens when Microsoft applies a Google-like model to an Apple-like gadget? We're going to find out.

The Evolution of E3: A Decade in Games

For your viewing pleasure, we've put together a rough outline of the notable games, tech, and genres present at the last ten shows.

Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Available Now to Download

Microsoft launches free Kinect for Windows SDK beta, software available for download now.

Apple Back-to-School Deal Pales to Microsoft's Offer

Instead of a pricey, top of the line MP3 player, Apple is offering 10 percent off and a lousy $100 iTunes gift card.

E3 Gaming and Apple's iCloud in the News

In World Tech Update this week: Nintendo announces the Wii U, Sony shows off the PlayStation Vita, Microsoft adds voice commands to the Kinect system, and Apple launches the iCould service.

E3 2011: Watch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Demoed for 15 Minutes

Watch Bethesda's epic roleplaying game laid out in detail, from the new dual-fisted combat system to the complex, independently operating economy.

Hands-On with Kinect's Second Wave of Games

Microsoft has been tweaking the Kinect software, and that has allowed developers to add more nuance to their motion controls.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Action at E3

Get a sneak peek at the gameplay of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which was showcased at the XBox 360 media briefing at E3 in Los Angeles. The game goes on sale November 8, 2011, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

E3: Xbox 360 Adds YouTube, Bing Voice Search

The Microsoft Kinect controller now supports voice control of the Xbox 360 console and voice-activated Bing searches of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and other sites. YouTube content is also coming to the Xbox Live.

The New New Xbox Experience

Microsoft has revealed the next evolution of the Xbox Dashboard, and it's built heavily around Kinect and online entertainment.