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Microsoft Won’t Reward Early Xbox One Adopters Who Paid More

05/13/2014, Time and again the company has said that it won’t unbundle Kinect from Xbox One since its an integral part of the new experience. However merely six months after launch the company has changed course. Today it announced the launch of a Kinect-less...

Microsoft Announces Xbox One Without Kinect For $399

05/13/2014, We recently picked up on a research report which claimed that by next year Microsoft is going to unbundle Kinect from the Xbox One. The main reason behind such a move would be to better compete with the PlayStation 4 on price. Microsoft isn’t...

Kinect Might Be Unbundled From Xbox One Next Year [Research]

05/11/2014, The Kinect sensor is an important part of Microsoft’s gaming console so much so that the company has publicly said multiple times that it won’t unbundle the two. Research firm IDC believes that Microsoft might backtrack on this by 2015. In a...

New Kinect For Windows Is Official, Arrives This Summer

04/02/2014, It was near the tail end of last month when we first brought you word on the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, and boy are we glad to be at BUILD 2014 that was held in San Francisco, where the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor as well as its SDK (software...

Microsoft Kinect For Windows Hardware Version 2 Unveiled

03/27/2014, In your gaming experience with the Microsoft Kinect for Windows so far, how do you feel about it? Do you think that the Kinect has a way of influencing the future direction of gaming in the living room, or will Facebook’s Oculus VR be able to have more...

Kinect Guards The Korean Border

02/03/2014, The Kinect peripheral for Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console is capable of accomplishing a lot of tasks, motion sensing being a major task in itself. This technology has been leveraged by Jae Kwan Ko, a self-taught coder who has set up a surveillance...

NASA Engineers Use Oculus Rift And Kinect 2 To Control Robots

12/27/2013, We have seen the Oculus Rift used for more immersive gaming experiences, and while the Kinect was designed for gaming in mind, it has also managed to find use in non-gaming environments, which is why it is no surprise to find that NASA has managed to find...

Xbox One’s Kinect Voice And Gesture Cheat Sheet Released

11/26/2013, With the Microsoft Xbox One’s Kinect, one is able to use voice commands to perform a variety of actions thanks to the built-in microphone in the device. This includes starting up the console as well as navigating apps such as YouTube, but apart from...

Xbox One Kinect Teardown Reveals Its Fairly Easy To Repair

11/22/2013, The iFixit team opened up the Xbox One yesterday to reveal its sweet, sweet innards, which one of the discoveries they made was the ease at which its hard drive can be removed. In case you forgot, the Xbox One also comes with the new Kinect, which...

Microsoft Reassures Kinect Will Not Be Able To See Through Clothing

11/21/2013, With the Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox One supposedly being on all the time (you have the option of unplugging it), many have been a tad worried about their privacy and whether or not Microsoft could be spying or listening on them. While Microsoft has...

Apple Might Have Bought The Company Behind Kinect’s Technology

11/17/2013, PrimeSense is a company based in Israel that provides the technology for Microsoft’s infamous Kinect sensor. Apparently Apple has bought it for as much as $345 million, according to the Calcalist financial newspaper which doesn’t cite any...

“Xbox On” Voice Command Boots Up The Console In 13 Seconds

11/14/2013, So we know that the Microsoft Xbox One console will be able to boot up using voice commands but exactly how fast will it be able to do so? Well Microsoft’s Major Nelson recently posted a video showing the Xbox One console starting up itself with a voice...