Microsoft Kinect archive

  • Microsoft teases Kinect 2 sensor for Windows, 'getting closer and closer to launch'
    Gaming

    Microsoft teases Kinect 2 sensor for Windows, 'getting closer and closer to launch'

    By 28 March 2014

    Microsoft has officially unveiled the second-generation Kinect sensor that will be made available to Windows PC gamers. In a blog post on the Kinect blog on Thursday, the Redmond-based company showed a picture of the Kinect for Windows v2 and offered...

  • The Eye Tribe eye-tracker for Windows is now available for pre-order
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    The Eye Tribe eye-tracker for Windows is now available for pre-order

    By 7 September 2013

    Danish-based company The Eye Tribe has announced that its eye-tracking device for Windows is now available for pre-order. Version 1.0 The Eye Tribe Tracker first debuted at CES 2013, but it hasn't been available for pre-order until now. It costs just...

  • Kinect for Xbox One coming to Windows, will be part of updated SDK
    Gaming

    Kinect for Xbox One coming to Windows, will be part of updated SDK

    By 22 May 2013

    The new Kinect sensor for Xbox One announced on Tuesday at the Xbox Reveal event in Seattle will be added to the Kinect for Windows SDK Pocket-lint can confirm. "It will be added, we will have more details to share later in the year," Scott Evans told...

  • Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab
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    Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab

    By 2 May 2013

    The Microsoft Envisioning Center opened earlier this year and is designed to allow Microsoft to show off a number of futuristic thoughts and ideas without really having to prove they work or tie them to any specific product group or device within the...

  • Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer
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    Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer

    By 2 April 2013

    In 2009, Microsoft showed off a video in which it tried to predict the kinds of technology we would be using in the next five to ten years. One of the ideas that starts its Productivity Future Vision 2009 video is the Magic Window:  a pane of glass in...

  • Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen
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    Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

    By 20 March 2013

    A new technology that will turn any surface into a touchscreen with the help of a PC, a projector and Microsoft Kinect has come out of beta and up for pre-order. Created by Ubi Interactive and a part of Microsoft's Kinect accelerator programme, the new...

  • Kinectimals roars its way onto Android, finally
    Gaming

    Kinectimals roars its way onto Android, finally

    By 15 June 2012

    Android users can now get their very own virtual cub – the animal variety rather than the dib dib dub sort – with the arrival of Kinectimals at the Google Play Store.  For those unfamiliar with the game – it’s already available on both the iOS...

  • E3 2012: Show coverage starts here
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    E3 2012: Show coverage starts here

    By 3 June 2012

    We've touched down in Los Angeles, have picked up our press passes, and our knees are trembling at the thought of the swarm of top games titles we're about to play. Yep, it's E3 2012 time and Pocket-lint is ready to rock. Over the next five days, we'll...

  • The Whole Foods Kinect-powered trolley that helps you with your shop
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    The Whole Foods Kinect-powered trolley that helps you with your shop

    By 29 February 2012

    Pushing the shopping trolley around your local supermarket can be such a drag, and that's presumably what the creators of the Kinect powered shopping trolley thought when they came up with the idea of a trolley that helps you to do your shopping. Not...

  • Win Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace 3D preview tickets
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    Win Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace 3D preview tickets

    By 5 February 2012

    Star Wars fans, listen up, we've managed to use the Force to convince the powers that be to give us two tickets to an advance preview screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D at London's Empire, Leicester Square.  Yep, that's right,...

  • Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware
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    Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

    By 1 February 2012

    Just as Steve Ballmer promised when he mentioned a 1 February launch at CES, the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is now officially available, alongside dedicated hardware for the motion gesture platform. The Kinect for Windows sensor...

  • Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way
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    Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way

    By 27 January 2012

    How would you like to get your hands on (or rather keep them off) a laptop sporting a built-in Kinect sensor? It's more than just a hollow dream - Kinect packing laptops made by Asus, and Microsoft backed, are already in existence. The Daily has seen...

  • Kinect for Windows to land in February
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    Kinect for Windows to land in February

    By 10 January 2012

    Microsoft is to release the Kinect for Windows SDK to developers on the 1 February. It means sample code, Kinect drivers and APIs will be available to the general public and should spur on the beginning of Kinect software development for the Windows platform....

  • Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)
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    Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)

    By 3 January 2012

    The Internet loves a cat, that's for sure. And whilst Kinect hacks may be a bit old hat now, and the Wii is on its last legs; combine the three with some robot virtual reality action and you've got an internet hit on your hands. That's what Tokyo-based...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Kinect sensor and two games under £100
    Gaming

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Kinect sensor and two games under £100

    By 15 December 2011

    The Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor seems to be going from strength to strength, so if you've been thinking about getting in on some controller-free action then this deal via eBay from gaming store ShopTo might well be of interest. You can pick up a Kinect...

  • Pixar heads to Xbox 360 in Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
    Gaming

    Pixar heads to Xbox 360 in Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

    By 9 December 2011

    This Christmas Xbox 360 gamers had Disneyland Adventures for Kinect on the Xbox 360 where you could walk around Disneyland playing a range of different games, and now Microsoft has announced that it has done another deal with the computer animation side...

  • Sony Kinect TV on the cards?
    Home Cinema

    Sony Kinect TV on the cards?

    By 25 November 2011

    Microsoft Kinect, the hugely successful motion control gaming accessory, might just get TV integration as reports suggest Microsoft has approached TV companies about licensing the Kinect tech. The Daily has suggested that both Sony and Vizio have been...

  • Disneyland Adventures review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Disneyland Adventures review

    By 25 November 2011

    Disneyland Adventures is the latest Kinect title for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 accessory aimed squarely at the kids, but can get you to fall in love with the magical kingdom all over again? We doubt there are many kids who don't love the magic of Disney,...

  • Deepak Chopra's Leela for Kinect pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    Deepak Chopra's Leela for Kinect pictures and hands-on

    By 11 November 2011

    Deepak Chopra's Leela is an interesting proposition. Not exactly a game as such (although "Leela" roughly means "play" in Hindu), nor is it strictly fitness or educational software. It is, quite simply, unique and could well be the most inventive consumer-ready...

  • Dance Central 2 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Dance Central 2 review

    By 10 November 2011

    "I can't dance" sang Phil Collins in the '90s. He's not the only one, because here at Pocket-lint, we're quite famous for having the exact opposite of snake hips. Probably something like elephant hips. Sadly, with Dance Central 2 likely to be a hugely...

  • Xbox 360 Kinect three-game Christmas bundle goes live
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 Kinect three-game Christmas bundle goes live

    By 2 November 2011

    The Microsoft Kinect motion control gaming system has just shown up on Amazon.com for $149 with three games attached: now you get Fruit Ninja and Gun Stringer joining Kinect Adventures. This deal should prove pretty popular and although it appears to...

  • Kinect Sports: Season Two review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Kinect Sports: Season Two review

    By 31 October 2011

    Kinect Sports was one of the must-have games on for the Xbox 360 Kinect, and showed us that games didn't have to be all about sitting on your sofa getting fat. But can the follow up, Kinect Sports: Season Two, match and build on the first outings success?...

  • Microsoft wants Kinect in the workplace
    Gaming

    Microsoft wants Kinect in the workplace

    By 31 October 2011

    We're approaching the 1 year anniversary of Microsoft's Kinect system and to celebrate Microsoft has announced that Kinect for Windows commercial program will go live early in 2012. We know, we were kind of hoping for something a bit more exciting as...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Kinectimals review (Windows Phone 7)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Kinectimals review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 27 October 2011

    Today’s App of the day might only cost £2.29 in the UK, but to make full use of it you’re also going to have to own an Xbox 360 console and the Kinect sensor too. Still if you’ve got those then this is the latest app for you.  Kinectimals Format...

  • The Force is strong with limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle
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    The Force is strong with limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle

    By 21 July 2011

    Microsoft has announced that a limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 console will go on sale later this year to celebrate the launch of Kinect Star Wars. Announced on Thursday during a panel presentation at the 41st annual Comic-Con International, Microsoft...