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Students passionate about Kinect and Windows 8 can now challenge their skills in ImagineCup

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Students passionate about Kinect and Windows 8 can now challenge their skills in ImagineCup

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Windows 8 Challenge

With the rising popularity of Windows 8 and its establishment as Microsoft's power player in the tablet market, it was only a matter of time when it became a part of the ImagineCup competition. The Microsoft ImagineCup team announced that there is now officially a Windows 8 app challenge available for students who register. The challenge will test the ability of the registered team to design a functional Windows 8 application that takes advantage of various Windows 8 OS capabilities, such as touch input, charms, the different applications state, push notifications and media integration, in the context of a solution that aims to solve one of the world's toughest problems.

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Questions about this challenge?

Windows Metro Style App Challenge Captain Jura Clapman will be answering participants' questions on February 15th, 2012 at 16:00 GMT or February 16th, at 03:00 GMT via Live Meeting. For convenience purposes, the Live Meeting sessions will be recorded and posted on the official ImagineCup website later.

The Kinect Fun Labs Challenge

In 2011 we saw a whole bunch of projects based on Kinect, all of them having different purposes, including medical and entertainment. this year, Kinect became an official part of the competition, courtesy of the Kinect Fun Labs. This challenge tests the ability of the registered team to build a prototype that leverages natural user interface capabilities - skeletal tracking, speech recognition, face and gesture recognition. The benefit? Each team moving on to Round 2 will receive a free Kinect for Windows Sensor.

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Questions about the challenge?

Kinect Fun Labs Challenge Captain Dan Waters will be answering participants' questions on February 14th at 16:00 or 23:30 GMT via Live Meeting. Same as with the Windows 8 challenge meeting, the recordings will be provided at a later date on the ImagineCup website.

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