Boston Startup Makes Physical Therapy More Fun with Kinect

Let’s be honest, few people enjoy physical therapy. And without the prodding of a therapist at your home instructing you to bend, stretch and repeat, as required to heal your injury, few people are motivated enough to correctly complete the assigned exercises. Enter Home TeamTherapy, a Boston-based startup aiming to make home therapy more fun…

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Bing it On to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome'

Bing it On already challenged the nation to select its preferred web search results but now the challenge has risen to a whole new level. It’s time to Bing it On with the holidays for a chance to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome’ for anyone participating in the U.S. And what’s a ‘Microsoft Box…

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Microsoft Annual Boston DigiGirlz Event

Last week, Microsoft’s Northeast Sales Division held its annual DigiGirlz event at the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham.  DigiGirlzis a national diversity program sponsored by Microsoft throughout the United States aimed at introducing young women to careers in technology.  Sixty high school girls were selected to attend the event from Boston Public Schools and many suburban-area high schools…

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CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, has officially kicked off in Las Vegas! Last night, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did things a little differently this year – involving a surprise host,…

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Through the Looking Glass: 2011

It’s always interesting to look back at the end of each year and see all of the amazing accomplishments made in the past 12 months. Microsoft has had an incredible year! As we begin the next one, we take a look back at some of the stories that have made big news in 2011. Xbox…

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Boys and Girls Club kids get their tech on!

Last Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, more than 60 kids participated in the  CyberSummit, an annual event hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, and open to clubs in and around Boston, that enables kids to learn about and interact with new technologies. Now in its 11th year, CyberSummit includes hands-on workshops with cutting-edge…

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Geek is Chic

Microsoft held its fifth annual DigiGirlz Day at our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Waltham on Friday, March 25th (check out some pictures below).  Microsoft celebrates women’s history month in March with various events held throughout the Northeast geography and we especially love DigiGirlz Days because they excite and promote science, technology and math to…

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Kinect for Xbox 360 sells 10 million worldwide!

The numbers speak for themselves: Following one of the biggest launches in consumer electronics history, Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 has now sold more than 10 million games and sensors worldwide to date. In light of the recent sales success, Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest-selling consumer electronics device,…

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Microsoft for all your holiday needs

  Once again, the holiday season is here, which means many of us are panic stricken at the thought of all the gift buying and deal scrounging that will occur in the days and weeks ahead.   Luckily, the Microsoft News Center is currently featuring some of Microsoft’s newest and hottest products and offerings, helping…

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Kinect for Xbox 360 – Check it out!

Microsoft just released its new gaming system for Xbox 360 – Kinect. This hands free experience brings games, movies and music to life without using a controller. Instead, the sound of your voice or wave of your hand puts you in the action. Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray recently connected with Kinect and called…

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