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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...

PDP Reveals Kinect Blocking Xbox One Accessory For The Paranoid

10/28/2013, The Microsoft Xbox One will come bundled with a Kinect sensor. Previously Microsoft had stated that the Kinect needed to be on all the time to get the Xbox One to function, but has since backtracked on that. However we’re sure that there are still some...

Eyes-Free Yoga Is Yoga For The Blind Using The Kinect

10/18/2013, If you have ever seen a yoga class conducted in real-life, or seen one of the instructional videos, basically it involves you, the student, to watch what the instructor is doing and follow accordingly. Unfortunately for the visually impaired, this is out...

Microsoft Reassures Kinect Will Not Be Used For Targeted Ads

10/06/2013, Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor that will launch with the Xbox One is certainly a powerful tool, with the ability to detect a multitude of things such as age, gender, and etc. through body recognition, but with great power comes great responsibility,...