01/25/2012, The future of 3D holograms might be nearer than we think, although we will not be playing any form of 3D chess anytime soon ala Star Wars. This particular Kinect hack and a Windows Phone have resulted in a pseudo-holographic effect, where a demonstration of it relies on a simple game engine to get the job done. The Kinect is able to “see” the position of the viewer, while the […]
01/24/2012, It’s always great to see stuff of the movies being recreated in real life, and a developer recently managed to recreate a system similar to the touchscreen computer used in Minority Report, albeit a lot less flashier. He accomplished this using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, a Microsoft Kinect, a computer and a projector. A specially compiled Android ROM allowed his phone to talk to his computer which was […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] Remember in November last year, Microsoft announced that it would be developing a new version of the Kinect that’s been designed for computers running Windows? Well, we finally have a release date for when the gadget will arrive. Today at Microsoft’s final CES Keynote, the company announced that the Kinect for Windows will be available starting on February 1st, and will have a suggested retail price of $249. […]
12/20/2011, Star Wars fans were undoubtedly disappointed at how the Star Wars Xbox bundle was delayed to 2012. Back when we had originally reported the delay, there was no information on a possible release time frame, but thanks to new information sources, a possible release date of the Star Wars Xbox bundle could be set for April of 2012.
12/14/2011, Halfbrick announced that their spanking new Christmas DLC (downloadable content) pack for Fruit Ninja Kinect is now available, and to keep in line with the rest of the holiday season, it is available for free over at Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade. I guess this is in line with other casual game companies like Rovio who released Angry Birds Seasons, to keep up with the times and add a holiday slant […]
12/09/2011, The Kinect entered the Guinness World Records this year for being the best-selling consumer electronics device, and while that may be true you might notice there isn’t a lot of support for the motion controller, especially when it comes to apps and triple A titles. In fact there are only a handful of notable apps that currently make full use of the Kinect; personally, more Kinect-modified-PC apps than Kinect-enabled apps […]
12/08/2011, It seems like gesture-based control is the in thing now thanks to a recent patent filed by Apple. The recently published patent revealed that Apple had plans to implement a system that would allow users to interact with their Mac computers via gestures, a system that we guess could be comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect system.
12/07/2011, If you cannot help but think about how many more dragons you want to kill in Skyrim even when you are at work or on holiday, then you might want to consider making a trip to Paris for your next time off. With so many wonderful hotels to choose from, just which one should you rest and recuperate? Might we suggest the Hotel Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse, in a special room […]
12/07/2011, It’s been awhile since we’ve reported about a new way to use the Kinect, and now we’ve got a reason to. A Skyrim player managed to get the game working with the Kinect on the PC. Utilizing the controller’s voice recognition and motion capabilities, he’s managed to come up with a brand new way of playing the highly acclaimed RPG. Judging by the video demonstration of this setup, it definitely […]
12/05/2011, Here is an interesting method to spruce up retail store shelves – with the use of the Shopper Tracker Kinect hack that was developed by Argentinian developer Agile Route. Shopper Tracker is said to be smart enough to be able to analyze customer movements in order to deliver traffic flow analysis as well as heat maps, letting you see for yourself literally just which particular shelves are the ones that […]
12/05/2011, Ever since a quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs hinted at a possible “iTV” from Apple, there have been a flurry of rumors and speculation as to what we could expect from such a device. One common theme in all these rumors has suggested that we could see Siri integration into Apple’s iTV, thus allowing users to control their television via their voice. If those rumors are to […]
11/28/2011, We all know that Microsoft will be releasing a new Kinect for Windows computers next year, and now it looks like the company has got another Kinect in the works as well. According to Eurogamer’s sources, the Kinect 2 is rumored to be bundled with future Xbox consoles, and will be a major improvement over the current Kinect. The Kinect 2 is said to offer improved motion sensing and voice […]
11/25/2011, Remember earlier this month when it was reported that Microsoft registered two domain names related to Kinect Accelerator? Well, we’ve finally discovered what Microsoft wanted the domain names for. Microsoft has just announced the Kinect Accelerator: a program where Microsoft will be supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators who are interested in using the Kinect to bring to life their business ideas. The Kinect Accelerator will be “powered by TechStars”, a […]
11/22/2011, It looks like Microsoft is serious when it comes to Kinect for Windows computers. The company announced today that it is preparing new Kinect hardware that is specially designed to connect with computers running Windows. While there’s nothing wrong with the current Kinect working with a PC, the new Kinect will feature optimized hardware components and firmware adjustments to make it work better with computers. Coupled up with upgrades to […]