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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

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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

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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'?

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Meet Xbox One video shows off multitasking and dashboard, new Kinect plays strong role

Meet Xbox One video shows off multitasking and dashboard, new Kinect plays strong role

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During Gamescom in Germany in August, Pocket-lint was walked-through the new user interface for the Xbox One and treated to several of the key features of the new console's front-end. Now you get a chance to see for yourself why we were pretty excited... >>

Microsoft on Xbox One Kinect rumours: Nobody's working on collecting info for targeted ads

Microsoft on Xbox One Kinect rumours: Nobody's working on collecting info for targeted ads

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More details about the next-generation Kinect peripheral have emerged as the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One approaches, including new word on the hotly debated idea of targeted advertising. Many people interested in the Xbox One seem weary of the Kinect's... >>

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

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Google may soon be adding a wave of the hand to its products. Start-up Flutter, known for gesture recognition technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition could have big implications for future additions to Google Glass,... >>

Xbox One Kinect can understand two voices talking at the same time

Xbox One Kinect can understand two voices talking at the same time

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As the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One approaches, more details are emerging. The Xbox One's Kinect peripheral will be able to understand two people talking at the same time, revealed Microsoft's Phil Harrison at the Eurogamer Expo in London. This means... >>