11/15/2011, Microsoft Research has come up with a very cool concept for sharing information across several mediums when working in small groups by using Kinect, touch displays, mobile devices and computers). As its name indicates, Code Space has been originally designed to help coders/developers, but it could certainly work for other people too. With Code Space, developers can easily visualize and interact with a primary touch main display during a meeting. […]
11/14/2011, Microsoft surely did not figure out that their Kinect project would actually have resulted in so many hacks and mods, not to say that the collection of those mods are a bad thing. Take Kinecthesia for example – this particular project features a Kinect that is wired to a set of motors, enabling the blind or visually impaired to navigate around a room (or even in an open space), using […]
11/14/2011, You know, going to the office is not all that bad, especially if your employer happens to be one of the more fun ones – like many startups in Silicon Valley. For those who work in more formal office settings, holding a marathon of meetings is not necessarily a bad thing – especially when you have a fun way to access and share information with the rest of your colleagues. […]
11/10/2011, Hmmm, once you’re done watching the BeatWheel Hack video after the jump, surely something to do with an old school game show would come into mind – as for me, I could not get the idea of a revamped, 21st century version of “Wheel of Fortune” being released for the Xbox 360 and Kinect, so that I can virtually spin my wheel and watch Vanna White’s digital persona strut around […]
11/10/2011, The Xbox Kinect has been getting quite a lot of buzz lately, with its recent first birthday, the whole “Kinect Effect” and upcoming launch of the Kinect for Windows commercial program. Now it looks like Microsoft might have a new Kinect-related product in the works called the Kinect Accelerator. The folks over at Fusible reported that on November 9th, Microsoft registered two domain names: XboxKinectAccelerator.com and XboxKinectAccelerator.net. Since Microsoft hasn’t […]
11/09/2011, Heard of Evoluce before? Neither have I until I received the press release in my inbox, and after taking some time to digest what they have sent, it can be safely concluded that the Evoluce SDK for Kinect is now available so that developers are able to roll out non-commercial applications that will feature a natural user interface. Basically, this SDK will not only be meant for Kinect but the […]
11/04/2011, It looks like Microsoft is having a real busy week with Kinect – earlier this week it launched the “Kinect Effect” website and announced its upcoming commercial program. Today, on the day of the Kinect’s first birthday, it launched a brand new Kinect for Windows website. The revamped website features more information about the Kinect for Windows commercial program that’s coming early next year (something you business folk might want […]
11/02/2011, A new video of Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 has been posted on Youtube by Microsoft as the game is set to launch next week on November 8. This official video from Ubisoft is much better than the previous one that came out in June, it shows different situations, and you see more of the game – without the annoying background voice that the summer trailer. Overall, it looks like […]
11/02/2011, Back in August we wrote about Kinectimals, Microsoft’s upcoming game that would bridge the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone devices. Well, the game happened to be prematurely released last week for some reason as it was quickly pulled off the Windows Marketplace. But now it’s been reported that the game is back on the Marketplace – this time for good. In Kinectimals, users get to choose one of five kitties […]
11/01/2011, If you haven’t purchased the Kinect, the fastest-selling electronics device of all time, for your Xbox 360 yet, Microsoft is giving you another reason to this holiday season. The company has just announced the Holiday Bundle for the Kinect which will let you purchase the Kinect together with three full games – for a price that’s cheaper than buying the Kinect on its own! Talk about great savings. The Kinect […]
10/31/2011, When the Kinect was first released, it was an Xbox-only device, but developers quickly developed unofficial drivers to get it working on the computer, and soon came the onslaught of DIY Kinect-based projects (called “The Kinect Effect” by Microsoft). And in a few days we will be celebrating the first birthday of one of the fastest-selling consumer electronics devices in the world. To commemorate the one year anniversary of the […]
10/28/2011, Normally when you present something with the aid of a projector, you can end up blocking words and diagrams if you don’t position yourself carefully. Well, some folks in Japan have come up with a solution to the problem – with the help of the Kinect. A research group from Meiji University and AIST recently came up with a unique presentation system that makes use of Microsoft’s motion controller.
10/17/2011, Fans of the Halo franchise are probably aware that the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is on its way, and that it will be getting Kinect functionality, but as to what that functionality entails remained a bit hazy until recently where 343 Industries revealed to players what they could expect from the game.
10/17/2011, Remember all the attention that was focused on Wii Sports when it first rolled out? Well, the game was rather fun when you played it in a party setting, but once everyone else has gone home and the tap has been turned off, Wii Sports was rather boring. Hopefully Microsoft’s Kinect Sports: Season Two will be very different – at least you can enjoy a free demo of it before […]