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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,...

Xbox One Kinect Can Discern Two People Talking At The Same Time

09/30/2013, At the Eurogamer Expo in London, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison revealed that the technology behind Xbox One Kinect makes it able to discern two people who are both talking at the same time. It will be able to hear as well as understand both of them and...

Kinect Technology Might Be Integrated Into Windows Phone Devices

09/03/2013, Out of the blue, Microsoft announced today it has bought Nokia’s core phone business for $7.17 billion. The announcement got everyone wondering what it means for future Nokia devices. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that they’ll continue to...

Kinect Used To Control Chromecast

08/18/2013, When Google first introduced their Chromecast device sometime last month with a $35 price tag slapped to it, you could very well say that this is one device which is too good to be true. Well, it does seem as though this HDMI dongle has been pretty...

Oculus Rift And Kinect Used To Create A Paperboy Game

07/31/2013, We’ve seen the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset used in a variety of manners, such as for seeing through the eyes of a drone, or the more novel where it is used as added stimulant for an erotic video game. Well now if you’ve always wanted to...

Kinect Used To Create Maya Pixel Sculpture

07/30/2013, Microsoft’s Kinect has definitely come a long, long way, since its 2010 release (do check out our hands-on), and it has been hacked to be a boob tracker (of all things!), help out in sign language, and in more recent news, Kinect is even employed by...

US Navy To Use Kinect Game To Help Address Rape Issues

07/26/2013, It seems that sexual assault in the military has become quite an issue and some law-makers are looking to take the legal recourse out of the military’s hands, and of course this did not sit well with the military and they have since stated that they...

Kinect Used In Sign-Language Research To Great Effect

07/17/2013, With the ability of the Microsoft Kinect device to detect body movement, we have seen it used in a variety of applications that are not related to gaming whatsoever, and now it looks like the Kinect technology has also been used in sign-language research....