10/13/2011, The Microsoft Xbox Kinect was marketed as being an accessory for games, adding a whole new dimension of gameplay, but later on it proved that it could be used outside of the gaming world and used for medical purposes, allowing surgeons to quickly flip through patient charts and etc. Now it looks like Lithuanian software company Etronika has gone and created a Kinect-based user interface for the company’s banking software.
10/04/2011, The Microsoft Kinect seems to be the perfect replacement for hiring personal trainers these days. After all, who doesn’t want to work out in the comfort of their own home, and not have to fork out large amounts of money every month to pay a personal trainer to teach them stuff? Following the trend of training games on the Xbox 360, the folks over at Ubisoft have decided to launch […]
10/03/2011, When one trolls for patents in a patient manner, sooner or later you would come up with a gem – as tech blog Geekwire found out recently, where they managed to discover a US patent for software that relies on Kinect hardware in order to scan a potential player’s body size, and based on that readings, it will form its own conclusions using the pre-programmed algorithms and restrict mature content […]
10/03/2011, A recently revealed patent by Microsoft has shown that the Redmond may have some interesting ideas involving a 3D camera that sees it merge with parental control. The patent suggests that Microsoft has plans for a 3D camera, similar to the one found in the Xbox Kinect, which can apparently detect the age of the person and determine whether they’re a child or adult.
09/22/2011, Build-A-Bear Workshop will be working paw-in-hand with Microsoft on Kinectimals in a build-and-scan promotion. Starting from October 11 onwards, Build-A-Bear Workshops and buildabear.com will feature a quartet of bears that you see above, where you can bring them home for $18 apiece, and make sure they all feature the “Microsoft Tag technology” that basically enables you to scan the cuddly Care Bear clones with Kinect in order to unlock a […]
09/14/2011, The concepts of the various technology seen in the movie Minority Report seem to be rather popular, and given the rate at which technology is progressing, it’s only a matter of time before we see it being made into reality, and based on a recent Apple patent, it looks like perhaps that future may not be as far off as we think.
09/08/2011, One of the best parts about the Xbox 360 Kinect is the fact that it doesn’t require any controllers – users just move their arms and bodies around in front of the camera to play the games. There’s no need for extra controllers or accessories. However, sometimes it’s hard to replace the feeling of holding a controller in your hand, i.e. games that require you to hold guns for shooting. […]
09/02/2011, Right, so your clothes might not be an accurate video game controller just yet due to restrictions in the technology and scope of development involved, but that does not mean Microsoft’s Kinect cannot have some fun by itself – as it has been spotted at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach when helping dress someone up in a virtual dressing room setting. Definitely great for those who hate slipping […]
09/01/2011, Ever since the Kinect from Microsoft rolled out in November last year, it has been a success, doing far better than most people expected. Despite retailing for $150 (which can buy you another console, or perhaps a Nintendo 3DS), it still managed to move a cool 8 million units within two months on the market. March 2011 marked another milestone as Microsoft claimed the Kinect has shipped 10 million units […]
08/31/2011, It looks like the future of computing is shaping up to be pretty impressive, judging by nsqared’s latest video demonstration of seamless computing. On the official nsquared blog, the company recently showed off a computing system that makes use of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 7 and Kinect, working together to create a seamless computing experience as users move between devices.
08/30/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is certainly an interesting piece of gaming engineering, especially when it tracks your entire body as a controller, and we have since seen plenty of people come up with different kinds of hacks for it. Well, one of the latest hacks involves the Kinect being used to control the Delta Robot.
08/26/2011, For those who have been holding off long enough to get the Xbox 360 (of any make), then the latest rumor circulating the Internet might be of interest to you. It seems that the 4GB version of the Xbox 360 with Kinect might be getting a $50 price cut, where it will just take a few more days to see whether said rumor will turn out as true or not. […]
08/25/2011, Were you excited at the prospect of being able to get your hands on the Star Wars R2-D2 edition Xbox 360 as a Christmas present for yourself or a loved one? The bad news is that it appears that the Star Wars inspired gaming console has been delayed to possibly next year.
08/25/2011, Not long after Fruit Ninja Kinect for the Xbox 360 was released, it looks like we’ve already got some downloadable content for the game. Available today, the latest DLC for the game called Storm Season is now up for download. The update brings a new “Storm Castle” background, “The Rain Man Shadow” silhouette, and the “Lightning Bolt Blade”. For folks who love rain and lightning – this DLC is definitely […]