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Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

By 12 August 2014

A smarthome crammed with gadgets that can talk to each other is great. But without Jedi-like gestures to control it all, you're really missing a trick. Not for long though. Microsoft Research has managed to create a modification to normal smartphone cameras... >>

Xbox One Kinect coming for PC on 15 July: Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor to cost £159

Xbox One Kinect coming for PC on 15 July: Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor to cost £159

By 7 July 2014

Windows PC owners will be able to dabble with the second generation Kinect sensor from 15 July, according to Microsoft Store listings in the US and UK. The Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor will cost £159 in the UK, $199 in the States, with free delivery and... >>

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

By 27 June 2014

It's not every day that you get to interview the big cheese of Microsoft's Xbox Redmond Game Studios. But in-between playing all the latest and greatest games at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles that's exactly what we did. These gigs usually go as so:... >>

Ditching Kinect could mean Xbox One will match PS4 in graphical capability

Ditching Kinect could mean Xbox One will match PS4 in graphical capability

By 14 May 2014

Microsoft perhaps surprised everyone yesterday by announcing a Kinect-less Xbox One for a June release. It's a bold statement by a company previously convinced that the Kinect was essential to the future of gaming. Now a new report pours further doubt... >>

The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world

The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world

By 4 February 2014

We've all seen those sci-fi movies where someone is retelling the story of how it all began. Whether it is the virus that wipes out most of the human race in Twelve Monkeys, the lead up to Judgment Day in Terminator 2, or the scenes in iRobot and Minority... >>

Microsoft Kinect is now guarding the Korean DMZ as first line of defence

Microsoft Kinect is now guarding the Korean DMZ as first line of defence

By 4 February 2014

The most heavily guarded border on earth, the Korean Demilitarised Zone, is now being watched by Microsoft's Kinect. The Kinect sensor was put in place by South Korea last August but has only just been announced publicly. Self-taught programmer Jae Kwan... >>

Xbox One perils of always-on Kinect: What happens when somebody calls himself 'Xbox Sign Out'?

Xbox One perils of always-on Kinect: What happens when somebody calls himself 'Xbox Sign Out'?

By 10 January 2014

We have to admit this is pretty funny. With the Xbox One you get a Kinect sensor that is always listening out for commands, even during games that have no Kinect support and that can be exploited by those wicked enough. YouTube poster Master of Luck came... >>

Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

By 24 November 2013

Apple has confirmed it has acquired PrimeSense, the company behind the original Xbox Kinect. The confirmation comes after months of rumours, now backed with Apple's usual comment when it buys companies on a Sunday.  "Apple buys smaller technology companies... >>

Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

By 17 November 2013

Apple has acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli company which makes Kinect-like sensors, according to publication Calcalist. The deal reportedly comes in at $345 million (£213 million) in what looks to be Apple's second acquisition from Israel following Anobit... >>

Hear sign language thanks to Kinect sensor smarts

Hear sign language thanks to Kinect sensor smarts

By 1 November 2013

Microsoft has teamed up with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to create software that understands sign language and translates it into spoken words and text. It can also turn speech into text, allowing deaf and hearing people to communicate directly. Using... >>


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